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The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages

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The finest explanation which has yet appeared on the occult meaning of numbers, construction of the Tarot—attribution of the 22 Major Trumps to the Hebrew alphabet.

The Tarot has long been regarded as one of the finest explanatory records of the supreme mysteries. The author presents in clear and understandable language the Tarot tradition and technique for the modern think
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Paperback, 215 pages
Published June 1st 1975 by Macoy Publishing Company (first published 1947)
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June Ahern
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book by Paul Foster Case is an in-depth study of the tarot cards (Rider-Waite deck) in relationship to messages within the Qabalah or Secret Wisdom of Israel.

I, like many who began studying the tarot cards and perhaps as I, for the purpose of psychic readings, used the small booklet that came with the deck. Later I was gifted a book more detailed of each card (symbols, colors, numerology and astrological influences.) Still nothing gave me the information as did The Tarot: A Key to the Wisd
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Jason
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paul Foster Case's The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages is not a book you want to check out from the library, as I have. It's a fairly straight-forward, as-simple-as-you-can get analysis of the major trumps of the Tarot, looking at the symbolism of the pictures, as well as the kabbalistic meanings of each card. The book only takes 3-6 pages for each card, but those pages are packed with information.

I come to this book with some understanding of the Tarot symbolism, and a very rudimentary u
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Teleri
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The serious student of Kaballah & Tarot
Shelves: tarot
Anything by Case on Tarot is solid. Best known for his work with the Builders of the Admantyum, this early 20th century occultist carefully couched his symbolism in Western Hermetics. However, Case isn't necessarily the best reference for someone who is merely delving into Tarot for fortune-telling. I have it on Kindle... My favorite Case work is "The Book of Tokens", a series of meditations on Qabalistic symbolism in the Tarot.
Tony
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Required reading for everyone interested in Tarot and/or the occult. I recommend purchasing it along with "Highlights of the Tarot" and a uncolored deck of the BOTA Tarot. These can be purchased from the BOTA website.

Paul Foster Case was an occult genius and a prolific writer on Tarot, Rosicrucianism, esoteric astrology and many other related topics. "The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages" is his magnum opus concerning the Tarot. It begins with an explanation of the occult significance of
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The Spiritualist
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Paul Foster Case is one of the greatest interpreters of esoteric Tarot. He created a  Tarot deck for the spiritual organization B.O.T.A. he founded. 

In this book Paul explains, rock solid and in a clear language, the most important symbols of the major twenty-two arcana, and their qabalistic, alchemical, astrological, color, and sound correspondences.

Paul Foster Case dedicated his life to the demystification of esoteric subjects and creating a system that integrates seamlessly the most important
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John Dobbs
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far the best book I've read on Tarot, it is simple, straightforward, and even uncovers blinds left by other authors. If I were to recommend one book to a beginner in Tarot, this is it.
Bad Tim
Apr 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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perpetuates waite's reversal of justice and strength likke too many who have followed waite, but a good reference.
Tom Evans
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing, amazing, amazing

Read it and watch real magic unfold in your life
Jonathan Sudler
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are interested in decoding the symbolism in the major arcana, this is the Go-To guide! Wow. Amazing book!
Robert S.
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
PFC breaks it down like none other, simply put.
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