“The Crowley Tarot” set is a comprehensive ensemble of “The Crowley Tarot: The Handbook to the Cards” and the “Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot” deck cards. The handbook serves as an in-depth guide to tarot reading using the Crowley Thoth Tarot deck. It elucidates the intricate symbolism and correlations within the cards, spanning areas like astrology, mythology, the Tree of Life, the Runes, elements, and other archetypal correspondences. Each card’s interpretation is meticulously detailed for general understanding, consciousness, professional matters, and relationships. The book concludes with a robust section on card spreads and a comprehensive dictionary of tarot terms.
The card deck, painted exquisitely by Lady Frieda Harris under the guidance of occult scholar Aleister Crowley, is a testament to art deco brilliance, infused with kabalistic and astrological symbols. Drawing inspiration heavily from Egyptian mythology, each card of the Major Trumps aligns with a Hebrew letter, Tree of Life path, and other astrological elements. Crowley’s passion for alchemy and magic further accentuates the deck’s allure. Since its inception in 1969, its beauty and intricate portrayal of occult knowledge have ensured its continual print and worldwide acclaim. The deck comes with an instruction booklet enriched with essays by Lady Frieda Harris and a commentary by Stuart R. Kaplan. Recognized for its significance, the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot has been honored as one of the Top Ten Tarot Decks by Aeclectic Tarot.