The Esoteric Scene Cultic Milieu and Occult TarotThe Esoteric Scene Cultic Milieu and Occult Tarot

BECOMING A TAROT DIVINER Becoming the Phenomenon Encountering the Tarot Learning Divination Reading the Cards Membership in Perspective 6. THE OCCULT TAROT Tarot Cards A Hermeneutics of the Tarot Occult Appropriation of the Cards The ...

Author: Danny L. Jorgensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000691504


Page: 286

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Originally published in 1992, The Esoteric Scene, Cultic Milieu, and Occult Tarot examines beliefs, practices, and activities described as mystical, psychical, magical, spiritual, metaphysical, theophysical, esoteric, occult, and/or pagan, among other possible labels, by their American disciplines. The book is comprised using a mixture of field work and interviews and provides a broad overview of the esoteric community and the social meanings of occultism. The book describes and analyses social meanings of ‘esoteric culture’ as it is experienced, defined, structured and enacted by societal members and examines the sociological significance of esoteric culture as a formulation of alternative sociocultural realities. It provides a sociological understanding of esoteric culture and the cultural milieu.

The History of the Occult TarotThe History of the Occult Tarot

62 the Tarot trumps. There are 21 Enochian letters, and Kay gives one of ... Since 1970, the occult and divinatory Tarot has spread over almost the entire world, or at least the Western world. With this book and A Wicked Pack of Cards, ...

Author: Ronald Decker

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715647059


Page: 404

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An essential volume for serious students of the Tarot, this compelling survey describes the many fascinating decks imagined over time and the secret histories of mystics.

The Kabalistic and Occult Tarot of Eliphas LeviThe Kabalistic and Occult Tarot of Eliphas Levi

The information on the following pages are taken from the writings of Eliphas Levi about the meaning of each of the Hebrew letters and corresponding Tarot cards. 1) Excerpts from the section called “The Sacred Letters or Major Keys” ...

Author: Eliphas Levi


ISBN: 9781300783114


Page: 328

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This is a compilation of Eliphas Levi's writings on the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot and their corresponding Hebrew letters. It includes the ""Magic Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum"", some extracts from the ""Major Keys and the Clavicles of Solomon"" and the Editor's Appendix is a large collection of Levi's drawings and diagrams for easy reference. ÒThe science of signs begins with the science of letters. Letters are absolute ideas. Absolute ideas are numbers. Numbers are perfect signs. In using ideas with numbers, one can operate upon the ideas like one can operate upon number and arrive at the mathematics of truth. The tarot is the key of letters and numbersÉÓ ÒNow, the tarot that we have today É has come to us from Egypt passing through Judea. The keys of this tarot, in fact, correspond with the letters of the hebraic alphabet, and some of its figures even reproduce the same form of the characters of this sacred alphabet.Ó

Occult TarotOccult Tarot

How can we possibly embrace our truest self if we never step into the dark? Author and occultist Travis McHenry reveals the secret daemons of the 17th-century and conjures their powers into this unique set of 78-divination cards.

Author: Travis McHenry

Publisher: Rockpool Publishing

ISBN: 1925924211


Page: 112

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How can we possibly embrace our truest self if we never step into the dark? Author and occultist Travis McHenry reveals the secret daemons of the 17th-century and conjures their powers into this unique set of 78-divination cards. Drawing on daemons, symbols, and sigils from ancient magickal grimoires including Archidoxis Magica and the Key of Solomon, Occult Tarot presents a fully realized divination tool to finally embrace and behold the mysteries of the night. The first tarot deck to faithfully adhere to the Solomonic principles of demon conjuration, Occult Tarot allows practitioners to discover the power of ancient demons and learn to tame the beasts that wander between the physical and spiritual worlds.


A Wicked Pack of Cards By Ronald Decker, Thierry Depaulis & Michael Dummett St Martin's Press 1996 ISBN 0 312 16294 4 This is the first of two books to take up the task of expanding on the history of the occult tarot, which had a fairly ...

Author: Philebus

Publisher: Jerry Neill Furr

ISBN: 9781448609727


Page: 226

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It might surprise you to learn that tarot cards were created for playing card games and not fortune telling. Indeed, contrary to popular myths, there is nothing occult in their origins. The family of tarot games has been played since the 15th century and continues to be played throughout continental Europe to this day. Sadly, English speakers have usually only heard of tarot in the context of magic and divination. This little book sets out to correct that, starting with chapters about the real history of the cards and continuing with the rules to more than 40 games from across Europe. To help you get started many of the terms and conventions have been standardised and Anglicised, and there is a guide on buying cards suitable for modern game play.Tarot includes some of the most sophisticated and challenging card games ever devised - discover what you've been missing and you may never pick up a 52 card pack again.

The Occult WorldThe Occult World

CONCLUSION Tarot began its life nearly 600 years ago in the court of Milan, most likely invented by a reclusive and eccentric nobleman, Duke Filippo Maria Visconti. At first, the tarot reflected the concerns of the Duke's life: his ...

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317596769


Page: 780

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This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.

Surrealism and the occultSurrealism and the occult

One can assume that many surrealists had some basic familiarity with the tarot, primarily because it was discussed ... surrealist suits point to an occult origin.36 But, as Constantini has shown, the surrealist game is no occult tarot.

Author: Tessel Bauduin

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048523023


Page: 278

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This book offers a new perspective on a long-debated issue: the role of the occult in surrealism, in particular under the leadership of French writer André Breton. Based on thorough source analysis, this study details how our understanding of occultism and esotericism, as well as of their function in Bretonian surrealism, changed significantly over time from the early 1920s to the late 1950s. -Dr Tessel M. Bauduin (1980) is a historian of art and culture. She holds a PhD in the Arts (2012) from the University of Amsterdam, and is currently affiliated with the Radboud University, Nijmegen, as a post-doctoral researcher. Her research interests include the historical avant-garde, especially Surrealism; Modernism and occulture; Modernist medievalism.

The Occult MindThe Occult Mind

At this party, the hostess, “Madame la C. d'H. who came from Germany or Switzerland,” brings out a deck of tarot cards, ... To make sense of occult tarot, we must understand that its claims to antiquity, like its actual historical ...

Author: Christopher Lehrich

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801460548


Page: 272

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"Given the historical orientation of philosophy, is it unreasonable to suggest a wider cast of the net into the deep waters of magic? By encountering magical thought as theory, we come to a new understanding of a thought that looks back at us from a funhouse mirror."-from The Occult Mind Divination, like many critical modes, involves reading signs, and magic, more generally, can be seen as a kind of criticism that takes the universe-seen and unseen, known and unknowable-as its text. In The Occult Mind, Christopher I. Lehrich explores the history of magic in Western thought, suggesting a bold new understanding of the claims made about the power of various belief systems. In closely interlinked essays on such disparate topics as ley lines, the Tarot, the Corpus Hermeticum, writing and ritual in magical practice, and early attempts to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics, Lehrich treats magic and its parts as an intellectual object that requires interpretive zeal on the part of readers/observers. Drawing illuminating parallels between the practice of magic and more recent interpretive systems-structuralism, deconstruction, semiotics-Lehrich deftly suggests that the specter of magic haunts all such attempts to grasp the character of knowledge. Offering a radical new approach to the nature and value of occult thought, Lehrich's brilliantly conceived and executed book posits magic as a mode of theory that is intrinsically subversive of normative conceptions of reason and truth. In elucidating the deep parallels between occult thought and academic discourse, Lehrich demonstrates that sixteenth-century occult philosophy often touched on issues that have become central to philosophical discourse only in the past fifty years.

The Kingdom of the OccultThe Kingdom of the Occult

11:14). The only guarantee someone involved with a spirit-guide has is that it will “guide” him or her far from God. Tarot Cards Tarot cards are common tools of the occult used by mediums and laypeople alike. According to modern occult ...

Author: Walter Martin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9781418516444


Page: 733

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The timely follow up to Dr. Martin's "The Kingdom of the Cults," takes his comprehensive knowledge and dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult.

A Comprehensive Guide on the Tarot and Its CardsA Comprehensive Guide on the Tarot and Its Cards

NON-OCCULT. DECKS. The French tarot decks The French decks used scenes of animals on the trump cards when they first appeared in the 18th century in Germany. These were known as Tiertarock where the German word “tier” meant “animal”.

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN: 9781523337828


Page: 122

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Tarot card divination is probably one of the most popular ways to know what is happening currently as well as foretelling your future. The best thing about the Tarot cards is the symbols depicted on the cards. These symbols ensure that the cards can be interpreted and read in almost the same way across the world. It doesn't matter which country you live in and it doesn't matter which language you speak. The tarot is for everyone, irrespective of culture, creed, caste, language, region and religion. The symbols will usually mean the same thing around the world. Of course, like every divination practice, the tarot has a lot to do with intuition also. So readings can vary from one reader to the other. This comprehensive guide is for the person who is interested in knowing what exactly the Tarot is, what is its origin, and what are the cards and their meanings. So, let's get started on a journey of reading symbols to know more about you and your future.