Design and Artwork
The Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot deck, painted by Lady Frieda Harris, is a masterpiece of art deco style, rich in kabalistic and astrological symbols. Drawing heavily from Egyptian mythology, each card, especially the Major Trumps, is a complex tapestry of Hebrew letters, Tree of Life paths, and astrological elements. The deck’s artistry is a tribute to both Crowley’s occult scholarship and Harris’s artistic vision, creating a visually stunning and symbolically dense tarot experience.
Symbolism and Themes
The symbolism in the Crowley Thoth Tarot is intricate, incorporating astrology, mythology, the Tree of Life, the Runes, and various elements. These themes are intertwined to present a deep and esoteric understanding of tarot, reflecting Crowley’s passion for alchemy and the mystical arts. Each card is not only a work of art but also a portal into the profound realms of occult knowledge and practice.
The comprehensive “Crowley Tarot: The Handbook to the Cards” included in this set offers an in-depth exploration of the deck. It provides detailed interpretations of each card across various aspects of life, including consciousness, professional matters, and relationships. The book’s structured approach, with card spreads and a tarot term dictionary, makes the deck accessible to both beginners and experienced tarot practitioners. The included instruction booklet, enriched with essays and commentaries, further enhances the learning and reading experience.
About the Author
Aleister Crowley, an occult scholar, and Lady Frieda Harris, an artist, collaborated to create this iconic deck. Crowley’s deep understanding of occult, magical, and mystical traditions is vividly expressed through the deck’s symbolism. Harris’s artistic skills bring this vision to life, resulting in a deck that is not only a tool for divination but also a piece of art history.
- Art deco style deck by Lady Frieda Harris, guided by Aleister Crowley
- Rich in symbolism, with Egyptian, kabalistic, and astrological themes
- In-depth handbook for tarot reading and symbolism interpretation
- Instruction booklet with essays and commentaries
- Recognized as one of the Top Ten Tarot Decks globally