Paul Huson
Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage
April 25, 2019 Comments.. 932
Mystical Origins of the Tarot From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage A profusely illustrated history of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in ancient Persia Thoroughly examines the original historical source for each tarot card and how the cards divinatory

  • Title: Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage
  • Author: Paul Huson
  • ISBN: 9780892811908
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • A profusely illustrated history of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in ancient Persia Thoroughly examines the original historical source for each tarot card and how the cards divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols Provides authentic 18th and 19th century spreads and divination techniques Reveals the divinatory meanings of the cards as understoodA profusely illustrated history of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in ancient Persia Thoroughly examines the original historical source for each tarot card and how the cards divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols Provides authentic 18th and 19th century spreads and divination techniques Reveals the divinatory meanings of the cards as understood by diviners in the Middle Ages and RenaissanceThe 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 18th 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 15th 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 thorough examination 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 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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    1. Pixelina says:

      Excellent book on tarot history and with explanation on cards and symbolism. My one reservation is that while the minors are illustrated with both TdM and RWS I am missing Thoth.

    2. Bill Sweet says:

      In a field full of so many volumes of unmitigated horse crap, it is refreshing to read a book about the Tarot which has a fairly clear-eyed historical approach. No, the playing cards that came to be used by fortune tellers, spiritualists and hokum-peddlers were apparently not written in Egypt, nor by the authors of the Kabbalah, nor reptiles from outer space for that matter. And yet the (apparent) historical truth is just as fascinating.Nonetheless, if you are so inclined, so mote it be: between [...]

    3. Teleri says:

      Everything from Huson is a must read for the serious student, whether about Tarot, craft or herbalism.

    4. Liz (Quirky Cat) says:

      This book is very concise and well organized. Also, despite the sheer number of names and the amount of history involved, the author has managed to make everything really entertaining and engaging.

    5. Joan says:

      Connects the Tarot images with Medieval Mystery plays, which is the first book I have read to make these interpretations explicit. Huson writing style is lively and informative. I read the Kindle edition on check out from the local library and I enjoyed the book enough to order the print edition.

    6. David Beaver says:

      How times have moved on in some ways! When I first began an interest in the Tarot there were only a few reliable books, and the small number of decks created were hard to find. We now have a plethora of both but choosing the good ones isn't easy. Paul Huson's book is definitely in the top league. He's not only passionate and thorough about the tarot's history but a fine writer and artist to boot.First off, he makes it clear that the origins are not to be found in Ancient Egypt, Atlantis from Gyp [...]

    7. Sandi says:

      This takes a look at the decks of the Tarot de Marseille, side by side to the basic images of the Rider Waite Smith deck. Really insightful for comparing and contrasting.

    8. Kerry says:

      This book was packed with information, but for the most part, it was clearly presented and well referenced. I liked how the tarot meanings were itemized by the develop that introduced them. It was also the most usable description of tarot spreads that I have seen.

    9. Gabe says:

      a re-read, still pretty good.

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