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Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage

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“Thirty years ago, at the very start of the modern tarot renaissance, Paul Huson showed us how to uncover the mythical images and truths of the tarot. Now he has returned to incorporate modern scholarship into a visionary new concept for deciphering the mystery of the tarot’s origins and meaning.”
Rachel Pollack, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot

“Paul Huson brings to his quest for the origins of tarot the insight of an accomplished practitioner and the scholarship of a dedicated historical detective. The result is a fascinating ‘biography’of the tarot images, tracking their shifting forms and attributions from their earliest appearances. Mystical Origins of the Tarot will undoubtedly be a classic in the field of tarot studies.”
Robert Moss, author of Conscious Dreaming and Dreamgates and creator of the “Tarot for Dreamers”study course

The origins of the tarot have been lost in the mists of time. Most scholars have guessed that its origins were in China, Egypt, or India. In Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Paul Huson has expertly tracked each symbol of the Minor Arcana to roots in ancient Persia and the Major Arcana Trump card images to the medieval world of mystery, miracle, and morality plays. A number of tarot historians have questioned the use of the tarot as a divination tool prior to the eighteenth century. But the author demonstrates that the symbolic meanings of the Major Arcana were evident from the time they were first employed in the mid-fifteenth century in the popular divination practice of sortilege. He also reveals how the identities of the court cards in the Minor Arcana were derived from a blend of pagan and medieval sources that strongly influenced their interpretation in tarot divination.
Mystical Origins of the Tarot provides a detailed account of the original historical source for each card and how the cards’divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols. Huson also provides concise and practical card-reading methods designed by the cartomancers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and reveals the origins of the card interpretations promoted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and A. E. Waite.
Paul Huson has been a student of the tarot for over forty years. He received initial esoteric training from the Society of the Inner Light in London and he later studied the methods of the Order of the Golden Dawn. He is the author of Mastering Witchcraft and The Devil’s Picturebook: The Compleat Guide to Tarot Cards. He lives in Los Angeles.

Synopsis:

In "Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Paul Huson traces each symbol of the Minor Arcana to ancient Persia, and the Major Arcana Trump card images to the medieval world. A thorough examination of each card is given, and how the cardsdivinatory meanings evolved. Huson also provides concise and practical card-reading methods of the 18th and 19th centuries and reveals the origins of the card interpretations promoted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and A. E. Waite.

Synopsis:

A profusely illustrated history of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in ancient Persia.

About the Author

Paul Huson has been a student of the tarot for over 40 years. He received initial esoteric training from the Society of the Inner Light in London and he later studied the methods of the Order of the Golden Dawn. He is the author of a number of books, including andlt;Iandgt;Mastering Witchcraftandlt;/Iandgt;, in print for more than 30 years, andlt;Iandgt;The Deviland#8217;s Picturebook: The Compleat Guide to Tarot Cardsandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Mystical Origins of the Tarotandlt;/Iandgt;. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

andlt;Iandgt;andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Prefaceandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Introduction: Of Playing Cards and Tarot Decks andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;The Mamlanducirc;k Cards andlt;BRandgt;The Creation of the Court Cards andlt;BRandgt;The Naming of the Court Cards andlt;BRandgt;The Creation of the Tarot Trumps andlt;BRandgt;Tarot in the Sixteenth Century andlt;BRandgt;Further Developments andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andnbsp;andnbsp; The Origin of the Suit Signs andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Sufis and the Suit Signs andlt;BRandgt;The Four Cardinal Virtues andlt;BRandgt;The Four Castes of Ancient Persia andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andnbsp;andnbsp; The Origin of the Trumps andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Petrarchandrsquo;s I andlt;Iandgt;Trionfi andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;Medieval Drama andlt;BRandgt;The Four Last Things andlt;BRandgt;The Tale the Trumps Tell andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andnbsp; andnbsp;Of Cartomancy and the Tarot andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Ancient Art of Sortilege andlt;BRandgt;Egyptian Magic and the Book of Thoth andlt;BRandgt;Etteillaandrsquo;s System andlt;BRandgt;The Kabbala and andEacute;liphas Landeacute;vi andlt;BRandgt;The Golden Dawn Attributions andlt;BRandgt;Papus and His andldquo;Bohemianandrdquo; Tarot andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andnbsp;andnbsp; The Meanings of the Trump Cards andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Major Arcana andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;0andnbsp; The Fool andlt;BRandgt;Iandnbsp;andnbsp; The Juggler andlt;BRandgt;IIandnbsp;andnbsp;The Female Pope andlt;BRandgt;IIIandnbsp;andnbsp;The Empress andlt;BRandgt;IVandnbsp; The Emperor andlt;BRandgt;Vandnbsp;andnbsp; The Pope andlt;BRandgt;VIandnbsp; The Lovers andlt;BRandgt;VIIandnbsp; The Chariot andlt;BRandgt;VIIIandnbsp; Justice andlt;BRandgt;IXandnbsp; The Hermit andlt;BRandgt;Xandnbsp; The Wheel of Fortune andlt;BRandgt;XIandnbsp; Fortitude andlt;BRandgt;XIIandnbsp; The Hanged Man andlt;BRandgt;XIIIandnbsp; Death andlt;BRandgt;XIVandnbsp; Temperance andlt;BRandgt;XVandnbsp; The Devil andlt;BRandgt;XVIandnbsp; The Tower andlt;BRandgt;XVIIandnbsp; The Star andlt;BRandgt;XVIIIandnbsp; The Moon andlt;BRandgt;XIXandnbsp; The Sun andlt;BRandgt;XXandnbsp; The Judgment andlt;BRandgt;XXIandnbsp; The World andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andnbsp;andnbsp; The Meanings of the Suit Cards andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;The Minor Arcanaandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Suit of Coins or Pentacles andlt;BRandgt;The Suit of Cups or Chalices andlt;BRandgt;The Suit of Swords andlt;BRandgt;The Suit of Batons or Wands andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andnbsp;andnbsp; Reading the Tarotandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Selecting a Tarot Deck andlt;BRandgt;Getting in Touch with Your Cards andlt;BRandgt;Preparing for Divination andlt;BRandgt;General Rules of Cartomancy andlt;BRandgt;Simple Tarot Spreads andlt;BRandgt;Advanced Cartomancy--Linking the Cards andlt;BRandgt;Complex System andlt;BRandgt;Last Words of Advice andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Appendix 1. Historical Tarot Decks andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 2. Where to Buy Your Cards andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 3. Where to See the Originals andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;About the Illustrations andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Bibliography andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Indexandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892811908
Author:
Huson, Paul
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Tarot
Subject:
Divination - Tarot
Subject:
Tarot -- History.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Tarot and Fortunes
Subject:
TAROT;NEW AGE;DIVINATION
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
kerekh 6
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , In "Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Paul Huson traces each symbol of the Minor Arcana to ancient Persia, and the Major Arcana Trump card images to the medieval world. A thorough examination of each card is given, and how the cardsdivinatory meanings evolved. Huson also provides concise and practical card-reading methods of the 18th and 19th centuries and reveals the origins of the card interpretations promoted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and A. E. Waite.

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