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Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot - Standard Version
Aleister Crowley's tarot was painted in watercolor around the years 1938 and 1942, by the wife of the British parliamentarian Sir Harris, Lady Frieda Harris, whom he met in 1937 and with whom he had established a great friendship.
The first publication made around 1944 was made in black and white, until in 1969 the publications appeared in two colors, and always maintaining the abstract surrealist style.
Crowley had 3 different images of each arcanum drawn to be able to choose one of them personally. Each card is full of symbols, finding us many pagan representations. Harris used Synthetic Projective Geometry and influences referring to "art deco", also drawing on the Kabbalah, numerology, astrology and knowledge of the Egyptian religion. It is known that Crowley roamed the pyramids and was inside them, in addition to having had contacts with ancient secret cults.
The deck is inspired by the Egyptian deck, which is why it was also known as the Toth tarot, or the Toth cards. But Aleister Crowley's deck had a more ambitious goal than any deck created up to that point: to be "the mirror of the soul." The names of the arcana already reveal the purpose of these cards to reflect all possible states of the human spirit, in it there is a significant change in regards to the interpretation and representation of the major and minor arcana compared to other types of tarot.
7 x 10.3 cm
Deck Language: Spanish
Instruction Booklet: English