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Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck

by Aleister Crowley & Lady Frieda Harris

Available in both LARGE & small sizes:

The Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck - large 78 card deck, $27.00
The Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck - small 80 card deck, $22.00

Don't forget the books for this tarot deck:

Book of Thoth (Egyptian Tarot), by The Master Therion (Aleister Crowley), Weiser (or US Games), (advanced) $21.95
The Crowley Tarot, The Handbook to the Cards, by Akron & Hajo Banzhaf, US Games, (advanced) $17.95
Tarot, Mirror of the Soul, by Gerd Ziegler, Weiser, (elementary) $18.95
Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot, by Lon Milo DuQuette, Weiser, (advanced) $24.95

Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: LARGE: 3.75 x 5.5 inches; or 96 x 140 millimeters. Small: 2.75 x 4.35; or 70 x 110 mm.

Back of card: A cross with gray, red, yellow & blue arms & petaled flower at the crossing. Behind is a checkerboard which seems to fall in towards the cross.

Booklet included: Yes, small, 48 pages. Contents: Comments on the cards by James Wasserman & two essays by Lady Frieda Harris.

Publisher: US Games. Printed in Belgium.

Comments: In this deck, major arkana cards are labeled Trumps, minor arcana suit cards have a keyword printed at the bottom (hard to read on the actual card & impossible to show on the illustrations above). There's also a mysterious black card with a modified Star of David in red. Notice that suit cards (ace through 10) often have no symbolic pictures, just the specified number of objects. This is a throwback to the pre-Rider Waite days & obviously not an accident. Crowley & Harris worked for five years on the cards, 1938-43, often painting many versions of the same card to get the final effect. Despite their efforts, the deck was not published until 1969, some 22 years after Crowley's death & seven years after Harris's. Crowley, of course, was the most famous - or notorious - magician of this century. His only peer in the English speaking world was a woman who went by the name of Dion Fortune.

March 2014: The small 80 card deck once included all three magicians, but I have been informed by an unhappy customer that this is no longer so. Please accept my apologies. - Dave

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