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Preview — Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo DuQuette
Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot: An Authoritative Examination of the World's Most Fascinating and Magical Tarot Cards
Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot was his final opus, the culmination of a lifetime of occult study and practice. With artist Lady Frieda Harris, he condensed the core of his teaching into the 78 cards of the tarot. Although Crowley's own Book of Thoth provides insight into the cards, it is a complicated, dated book. Now, in clear language, Lon Milo DuQuette provides everythi...more
I'd been immolating my brain upon Aleister Crowley's original accompanying text The Book of Thoth, Dion Fortune's Mystical Qabala, and Robert Wang's Qabalistic Tarot -- all of which contain immensely valuable information and will require much re-reading to absorb -- yet this process could have been 10x easier had I just started off with DuQuette. He provides just enough background understanding on astrology, Thelema, and Crowley's personal s ...more
There's nothing particularly wrong with by Lo ...more
I loved this book but only gave it four stars because I was so distracted by the numerous spelling and grammatical errors it contains. The same words were consistently misspelled throughout and the wrong word or words that made no sense were inserted where they had no business being. As someone who majored in English in college and respects the proper fuselage of the language, found it very unprofessional on the publisher, editor and proofreaders' parts that they failed t ...more
However my impressions now after all the radicalization I've gone through in the past couple of years are more negative than positive. I come away from reading this thinking Crowley was a rather arrogant, cultural appropriator that over thought things to the extreme. And that all the various symbolisms embedded i ...more
The pace is equal to a high-school text. All of the pictures and charts put the power behind the punch, giving you all you need to divine the mysteries of the Crowley-Tarot universe.
Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on the Epic Records label.
He married to his ...more