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

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

Paul Huson


A profusely illustrated historical past of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in old Persia

• completely examines the unique ancient resource for every tarot card and the way the playing cards’ divinatory meanings advanced from those symbols

• offers real 18th- and 19th-century spreads and divination techniques

• unearths the divinatory meanings of the playing cards as understood by means of diviners within the center a long time and Renaissance

The origins of the tarot were misplaced within the mists of time. such a lot students have guessed that its origins have been in China, Egypt, or India. In Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Paul Huson has expertly tracked every one image of the Minor Arcana to roots in old Persia and the main Arcana Trump card photos to the medieval global of poser, miracle, and morality performs. a couple of tarot historians have puzzled using the tarot as a divination device sooner than the 18th century. however the writer demonstrates that the symbolic meanings of the key Arcana have been obtrusive from the time they have been first hired within the mid-15th century within the well known divination perform of sortilege. He additionally unearths how the identities of the court docket playing cards within the Minor Arcana have been derived from a mix of pagan and medieval resources that strongly stimulated their interpretation in tarot divination.

Mystical Origins of the Tarot offers an intensive exam of the unique old resource for every card and the way the playing cards’ divinatory meanings advanced from those symbols. Huson additionally offers concise and useful card-reading equipment designed via the cartomancers of the 18th and nineteenth centuries and divulges the origins of the cardboard interpretations promoted by means of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise and A. E. Waite.

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