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Thoth Tarot Deck: 78-Card Tarot Deck Cards – Jan 15 1988
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The Major Arcana are quite Beautiful and the Esoteric Symbolism worked into the Deck, throughout, is a Wealth of Knowledge. The placement of two Major Arcana cards are different than most standard decks, but comparable with a set of Egyptian Tarot Cards, from another Mystery school (and, as I have been informed by a reader of my reviews, many decks previous to this era, had the same attributions).
As with all things in life, it is best to investigate many different branches of this field of study, but I know that Most of the Tarot Readers I have met use The Thoth Deck more than any other deck in their collection. The Wonderful Artwork and Fascinating Symbolism give the Reader a vast-array of information to draw-from. My Wife is a locally renowned Tarot Reader and she swears by this deck, for accuracy....and, ALL of her friends swear by her Accuracy.
The Thoth Deck has some Great Companion Books, such as: "The Tarot Handbook : Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols," by Angeles Arrien --and, of course, "The Book of Thoth" by Aleister Crowley, Frieda Harris (Illustrator).
I suggest buying the hand-sized Deck, because Large Decks are usually very cumbersome and it is hard to get a good psychokenetic feel for the cards. It is always best to have a deck that can be easily manipulated in the hands, for better accuracy in readings.
Thousands of people believe this is the best deck on the market, and I am one of them.
I also highly recommend Lon Duquette's Ceremonial Tarot Deck, to be used in conjunction with The Thoth Deck.
Some of the traditional names of cards in the Major Arcana have been changed (Justice becomes Adjustment, Strength becomes Lust, etc.). I feel that some of these changes are more appropriate than others, but that is my own reaction and what is important is that you choose a deck that's right for you.
One criticism is that the artwork on the numbered cards of the Minor Arcana offers few clues as to the meaning of the cards (if this is important to you, a deck such as the Rider-Waite deck may be more appropriate). However, at the bottom of each numbered card is one word which summarizes its meaning.
Also in the Minor Arcana, names of court cards have been altered somewhat. Kings become Knights, Knights become Princes, and Pages become Princesses. This adds gender balance to the deck.
Another thing to consider when thinking about buying this deck is your level of knowledge about the tarot and the occult in general. There is a lot of symbolism in this deck; each Major Arcana card also includes the Hebrew letter and the astrological symbol that are connected with the card.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Perfect small person hand size. Card stock quality is awesome as is colour quality.Published 8 months ago by Freedom
The deck is beautiful but the quality of the cards are not worth the price.Published 16 months ago by Angela Klingler
My favorite tarot deck of all time. Every detail is intentioned and full of meaning . The best use of color in any tarot deck.Published 23 months ago by Julia Beyer
Quick shipment, nice product, fast and easy transaction. Cards are beautiful and they are the only deck I use to get accurate information, although I own several decks. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2014 by Gata2013
I ordered this for my son, he was getting it for his brother's birthday. He loves them. They arrived in good time.Published on Jan. 22 2014 by N. Trottier
I've been reading Tarot for about 8 years and the Toth Deck is a nice change from the Rider-Waite version of Tarot. Not for the beginner reader but I do love this deck!!Published on Nov. 16 2013 by J. Spencer
I have consumed most of the major works of Crowley through the past 2 years but the Thoth was something beautifully unexpected. Read more