Duquette, Lon Milo – Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online for free. A comprehensive written and YouTube review of Understanding Aleister Crowleys Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo Duquette. Has he done it justice. Lon Milo DuQuette (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 1, ratings · 38 reviews. Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot was his final opus, the culmination of a.

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In his opening chapter he says he is as qualified as anyone to comment on the subject of the Thoth Tarot. Atu XV The Devil.

Trivia About Understanding Ale This book serves more as an introduction to Magik and the philosophy of Aleister Crowley than a good explanation of how to read the Thoth Tarot.

Even were you never to use the cards for “divination” at all, they each touch on archetypal patterns and universal forces. As someone who majored in English in college and respects the proper fuselage of the language, found it very unprofessional on the publisher, editor and proofreaders’ parts that they failed t Great Book – Bad Grammar I loved this book but only gave it four stars because I was so distracted by the numerous spelling and grammatical errors it contains.

Truly a necessary beginner’s primer on the Thoth Tarot. Aleister is a brilliant man.

Lon Milo Duquette: Thoth Tarot Book Review

Every time I tried to dive into it, I was enchanted by Lady Frieda Harris’ beautiful imagery of the deck and so wanted to use it.

The first taot consists of an introduction to the background philosophy behind the Thoth Tarot and is by far the best section of the Book. I gave a couple of Running goes at Croweley’s own book on his Thoth tsrot, and slogged patiently and then skimmed mightily. This book is not a one time read through, to be sure.

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Lon Milo Duquette: Thoth Tarot Book Review – Esoteric Meanings

So this lonn is pretty much an exact copy of The Book of Thoth in terms of the divination and card meanings which again comes across as very weak to me and having a lack of confidence in the subject matter. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? View all 3 comments. I basically stopped halfway through. Once you actually dive into taot cards you have a solid background on what is coming.

Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot

Crowley’s “Book of Thoth” is a masterful work on Thelema, but not so great as accompaniment to the tarot deck. That said I have a massive fascination with his works. This is not only a good introduction to his Tarot Deck, its a great introduction to Crowley’s thought and philosophy. He is such a wonderful guide to explore this subject with.

I suppose I would recommend it to a beginner who finds “The Book of Thoth” way too difficult. I also strongely suggest reading the Book of Thoth after you read this. Ive met 3 other people who have gone thotn this.

It sets the scene perfectly for the deck and is easy to follow. Well, maybe he did, but the alternative of reading Croweley is so dense and chewy that I still think its a five star book. If you want something to clarify Crowley’s book, this is the one to go with.

Definitely a very pinpoint tarot book This is a very good companion book to the Thoth deck, my next one will be the book of Thoth before I start using the deck. His description of these start on page and its a familiar pattern. I love the changes he has made in the major arcana and most of all I love how he has given each minor arcana card a title, as this is a Major upgrade from the rider waite.

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My heart is now elsewhere. Then, if you enjoy over top prose and, well, the voice of Aleister Crowley, then read The Book of Thoth: This seems like an honest and good commentary for the Thoth deck.

Soror, “The accompanying booklet was dashed off by Aleister Crowley, without help from parents.

This pattern repeats to varying degrees throughout the minor arcana cards. I like how he makes complicated, obscure, tedious ramblings of Croweley comprehensible to me, and even practical and wonderful.

If you are just starting out in tarot or metaphysics this book might be too heavy for you, but the information he clarifies helps create a base to those who started with Waite-Smith style decks. Also, after reading, I feel I actually understand The Book of Thoth to a degree, meaning I can read it and can figure out what is being said through the symbolism.

The tarott demystify Crowley and gives the necessary background to start to understand the deck. And keep loon the cards and developing a relashionship with them in terms of how you relate to what they represent and the areas of life they apply to typically. There are many useful facts about the Thoth Tarot herein that everyone ought to know, who uses that deck. A good work on the foundational understanding of the tarot and it’s relation to qabalah and astrology.

It’s all truly embarrassing. Great literature; allows you to form a foundation to build further understanding on the topic. The use of color is great. Jun 24, Damien rated it liked it.