By Ronald Decker
First released in 2002, hugely wanted, and eventually on hand back, A History of the Occult Tarot is the vintage paintings at the background of the Tarot deck and its makes use of in occult circles. beginning with the past due nineteenth century, the authors—art historian and vintage card curator Ronald Decker and previous Oxford common sense professor Michael Dummett—examine how the Tarot went from a deck used easily for card video games to being the well-liked divination device of occultists, a bridge to the spirit international, or even a map of the subconscious brain.
Looking on the humans and organisations who followed the Tarot, starting from the Theosophical Society and Aleister Crowley to the Order of the Golden sunrise and P.D. Ouspensky, this compelling scholarly examine Tarot’s occult heritage describes some of the interesting decks utilized by occultists in addition to the key histories of magical and occult teams of the past due nineteenth century via modern instances. it's one of many crucial histories of the topic and a key quantity for the libraries of all critical scholars of Tarot.
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17 In accordance with that source, Kircher makes 27 letters, instead of 22, by including separately the final forms of five letters when at the end of a word, namely Kaph, Mem, Nun, Pe and Tzaddi. For some of the letters he again cites Latin versions of homonyms; these do not always coincide with those given in the first list, but all are taken from other works of St Jerome;18 of course, no homonyms are given for the final forms. 20 This has the bizarre result that Seraphim and Cherubim in the Cabalistic scheme are not identified with Seraphim and Cherubim in the Christian scheme.
The first of them is equated to the divine Ruach (Spirit), which also means breath and wind. This generates the sequence of the second, third and fourth sephiroth, associated with air, water and fire respectively. ) The six lower sephiroth are spatial orientations: above, below, east, west, north, south. These directions are also linked to six permutations of the letters Yod (Y), He (H) and Vau (V). They are the letters that occur in God's sacred Name, YHVH, called the Tetragrammaton. Figure 1 The Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom (left: the 22 Hebrew letters; right: the 10 sephiroth.
The effort was especially strong in Palestine and Mesopotamia from AD 300 to 1000. The imagery was elaborated to include the Hekhaloth (Heavenly Palaces), through which the mystics expected to ascend before approaching the Throne. The Sepher Yetzirah (Book of Formation [or Creation]) briefly expresses several themes that became standard among mystical rabbis. The text claims to have been revealed to the Patriarch Abraham, while tradition attributes it to Rabbi Akiba, a visionary of the II century AD.
A History of the Occult Tarot by Ronald Decker