reply to post by hangedman13
I said I have it, that's all.
It has much longer interpretations for the cards. Especially the Trumps, very long sometimes. Also explains other stuff like the Tetragrammaton (not
to me though, way over my head), the Tree of Life, and Behavior of the Tarot (specific method to read the deck) which I never even saw til just
My ex-boyfriend bought it for me after I bought the deck like 8 years ago. I almost never bring out the 'big book' if (rarely) I pull cards for
friends. I definitely recommend having it and using it in one's own personal readings.
By the way, Crowley says:
"It is important to study very thoroughly, and meditate upon, this Book, in order to appreciate the spiritual, moral, and material events which have
marked the catastrophic transition from the Aeon of Osiris. The time for the birth of an Aeon seems to be indicated by great concentration of
political power with the accompanying improvements in the means of travel and communication, with a general advance in philosophy and science, with a
general need for consolidation in religious thought. It is very instructive to compare the events of the five hundred years preceding and following
the crisis of approximately 2,000 years ago, with those similar periods centred in 1904 of the old era. It is a thought far from comforting to the
present generation, that 500 years of Dark Ages are likely to be upon us. But, if the analogy holds
, that is the case. Fortunately, to-day we
have brighter torches and more torch-bearers."
- About the Aeon card, Page 116, The Book of Thoth
The emphasis is mine. Disclaimer: I don't take Crowley particularly seriously, and I do not 'believe' in using the cards to foretell the future in
any manner. But you can if you want. I'm just offering what I have.