Presenting invaluable essays written by prominent occultists from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this profound book explores the fascinating evolution of tarot as a magical tool. Occult scholar Donald Tyson has edited and annotated these important works so that you can understand each occultist's message in the context of his peers and period.
Essential Tarot Writings reveals where many of our fundamental assumptions about the tarot came from, including card meanings, how it's used in ceremonial magic, Hebrew and Kabbalistic correspondences, and more. All of these essays are interconnected by the influences these great thinkers had on each other and the understanding of tarot that permeated each century. From Antoine Court de Gébelin and Comte de Millet to P.D. Ouspensky and S.L. MacGregor Mathers, these titans of esoteric tarot are brought together in one must-have collection.