Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot NEW | Review
Books , Decks , Review , Tarot , Thoth / 10 January 2018

The Thoth deck is so difficult! Crowley was evil, the deck has bad vibes. You can only read Thoth if you study all the attributes…Did one of them ring a bell? Loads of tarot readers either read or said it. Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that I disagree with all of the above (he might not have been an angel, but regardless of his character and behaviour the deck is paper & ink and won’t have influence over you). Crowley’s Thoth is an exceptional tarot deck that can be read like any other, due to Frieda Harris’ great art. But if you would like to read with the deck in all its esoteric glory study and studying Crowley’s works is indeed necessary. A seemingly daunting task for everyone who’s ever opened his Book of Thoth. Luckily there are easier ways to get a good foundation: Lon Milo Duquette’s Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot has been THE go-to book for years and Weiser Books just released an update, with extra’s. What’s new? Lon Milo DuQuette is simply put ‘the Crowley authority’. If you ask what material to read on Thoth his name and book title will most likely come…

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Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus | Review
Astrology , Decks , History & Culture , Mythology , Review , Tarot , Thoth / 13 November 2017

Years ago tarot designer MM Meleen started a project called Tabula Mundi. It was supposed to be a colored deck, but a small group of fans convinced her to release a black and white version first. That deck, the Tabula Mundi Nox et Lux now has a very large group of fans and it scored high in reviews, including mine. I wasn’t sure if the colored version, the Colores Arcus, [the original project] should get its own review. After all, how much difference can a color palette make, right? A lot, so it seems. When I started to read with Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus I realised that in following a fan tip MM Meleen basically created two very specific decks with the same foundation. So, here’s my review on the Tabula Mundi Tarot, Colores Arcus. The same, but different.

MM Meleen has gained quite a following am

New: Rosetta Tarot Papyrus edition | Thoth
News , Tarot , Thoth / 10 February 2017

I don’t believe it is a huge secret I am a fan of MM Meleen’s work. And even if you are not or don’t like Golden Dawn inspired decks, you most likely can agree with me she has an enormous amount of creativity and a vast knowledge of everything esoteric and tarot. So, when I heard there was going to be a new Rosetta Tarot edition I was very happy. Meleen is going to publish a new *full sized* version of the Rosetta Tarot. This is the first deck she ever made, before the Tabula Mundi sequence. But only the pocket version in a tin was still available (I have the 1st edition: great! Only the quality of the paper leaves something to be desired for) and readers had been asking for a reprint of the full size for years, including the OOP Book of Seshet.     Rosetta Tarot Papyrus edition So, hearing about a new release is a “yay!” to begin with, but this new Rosetta Tarot will really be new. She came up with a marvelous adjustment, typical for her style: Hand inked hieroglyphic titles on papyrus! So, no regular tarot titles like The Moon, but a…

Tarot Gallery 2010 | Galleria dei Tarocchi
Books , Review , Tarot / 21 January 2016

Most tarot and oracle readers have an almost insatiable appetite for images. Tarot images that is (although yours truly can enjoy every type of art). While we have our ‘go-to’ decks, whether we are diviners or readers with a focus on personal growth, we can still enjoy that wonderful art and symbology in different decks. And most of us turn in to deck-buying-addicts because of it. Lo Scarabeo understood that and created a wonderful coffee table art book called Tarot Gallery or Galleria dei Tarocchi (edition 2010). To be honest, I have always been a little jealous of those people with wonderfully decorated…