San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2001. Paperback, 244 pages. New.
Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, executed by Lady Freida Harris, is one of the most popular Tarot decks available, yet it is often thought to be a difficult deck for Tarot students to approach, without first gaining a deep knowledge of Crowley’s esoteric symbolism in fields as diverse as Alchemy, Astrology, Qabalah and Mysticism. Keywords for the Crowley Tarot sets out to unlock the mysteries of this powerful Tarot deck. The authors begin with a general history of the Tarot, setting the stage for an in-depth examination of Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, unpacking its hidden symbolism in an easy-to-use “cookbook” style format. They also address common questions regarding the use of Tarot, how to perform readings for others, and provide eighteen different spreads for dealing with specific questions.
A useful companion text for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike, Keywords for the Crowley Tarot provides much-needed insights and advice on using this challenging and unique Tarot deck.