Tarot the Book of Thoth
Here is an exciting new “historic” deck of Lo Scarabeo. If you found “Etteilla’s Ancient Esoteric Tarot” fascinating in structure and symbolism, but thought the art was crude and unsophisticated, this deck will be a dream come true. True to the spirit of Etteilla, the art retains an ancient atmosphere while being sophisticated enough to satisfy the modern palate.
The Book of Thoth is as much a manual for the use of the deck as it is a primary initiation into philosophy and hermetic awareness. The deck itself, in addition to functioning as a system of association of the elemental and zodiacal symbols of the popular tradition, functions simultaneously as a Qabalistic Tree of Life and Taoist I Ching. The creation and perfection of this deck was Crowley’s great academic feat, and while I’m sure he could have expanded this volume tenfold if he wanted to, I’m glad he didn’t, as the complexity of symbolic associations which apparently presents from memory are so vast and multifaceted that a reader might rightly wonder how could such a complete view of existence be possible, how such a system could ever be so comprehensively captured by a human mind.