Newburyport MA: Red Wheel/Weiser Books, 2017. Hardback with Dustjacket, xii+287 pages. New.
The Thoth Tarot deck, created by Aleister Crowley in collaboration with the artist Lady Freida Harris is one of the most popular tarot decks in current use, yet its esoteric symbolism can often be difficult for a beginner to interpret. The Book of Thoth is Aleister Crowley’s own guide to this distinctive and original interpretation of the Tarot. One of the more accessible of Crowley’s works, The Book of Thoth provides deep insights into Crowley’s perspectives on magic, alchemy, Qabalah and much more.
This new edition is a facsimile of the original Weiser hardcover edition first published in 1969. It features colour-corrected, full-colour plates depicting eight of the original tarot card images, and updated black-and-white illustrations of the entire deck.
Widely considered a masterpiece, this is an essential purchase for anyone wishing to make full use of the Thoth Deck for divination and magical work, and for anyone wishing to engage with the work of Aleister Crowley.