by Christine Payne-Towler
Noreah Press, 168 pages
"Christine Payne-Towler has done something exceptional with this book. Following a chronology which stretches back to the first magical alphabets in the West, she explains the esoteric lineages which have animated Tarot from its appearance in the renaissance to the present. For those who seek to understand the context and paradigm that have both created and evolved the Tarot, as well as those who want to learn to work with the cards as the Renaissance magi might have intended, this book is a wonderful resource." -Stuart Kaplan, owner of US Games Systems and author of The Encyclopedia of Tarot Volumes I, II, and III
In this thought provoking work, Christine Payne-Towler weaves together strands of ancient knowledge and evolving magical traditions to illuminate the blind spots that inhibit our understanding of the origins of the Tarot.
Drawing upon her many years as a Tarot scholar and practitioner, she combines ancient astrology, Hebrew Kaballah, Alexandrian Hermeticism, Renaissance Magism, and ahistory of the European Secret Societies to present the esoteric structure underlying Tarot.
Profusely illustrated, with many images from the first two centuries of Tarot, this work allows one to see the Tarot as its originators saw it.
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