Frater Achad, The Egyptian Revival, 1923. xviii + 136 pp. $11.50 US. COMMENT

Anonymous, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Chrisrian Hermeticism. Warwick, New York: Amity House,1985 (First published in France in 1967).

Blakeley, John D. The Mystical Tower of the Tarot, Watkins, London, 1974.

Buckland, Raymond, "Gypsies and the Tarot." Fate. July,1990, pp. 58-65.

Butler,Bill , Dictionary of the Tarot. NewYork:SchockenBooks, 1975.

Calvino, Italo and Ludovici, Sergio Samek, Il mazzo Visconteo di Bergamo e New York, 1969.

Case, Paul Foster, Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages, Los Angeles: Builders of the Adytum, 1990.


Chatto, William Andrew, Facts And Speculations On The Origin And History Of Playing Cards. (1848). vi + 343 pp. $25.50 US. Comment.

Clark, Kenneth, Burlington Magazine, Vol.Lxii, 1933, p. 143. Tarot.

Clifton Chas S. The Unexamined Tarot Gnosis, Winter 1991, pp. 44 -45

Crowley, Aleister (Master Therion), The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V, York Beach: Samuel Weiser, 1969 (orig. publ. 1944).

Decker, Ronald, Michael Dummett, and Thierry DePaulis, A Wicked Pack of Cards

Dequer, John H. Arrows Of Light From The Egyptian Tarot. (1930). A practical application of the Hermetic System of Names and Numbers, based on the teachings of the Brotherhood of Light. An interesting application of the numerology of C.C. Zain's "Sacred Tarot".262 pp. $17.50 US

Doane, Doris Chase and King Keyes, How To Read Tarot Cards . New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967.

Dummett, Michael, The Game of Tarot, Duckworth, 1980). Definitive History of the oldest European card game.

Dummett, Michael, The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards, New York: George Braziller, 1986.

Dunlop, History of Fiction, 3rd edition, p. 398 for mention of Hypnerotomachia.

Eliade, Mircea, A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 1. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,1978.

Franklin, Stephen E., Origins of the Tarot Deck. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 1988.

Gad, Irene, Tarot and Individuation: Correspondences with Cabala and Alchemy, York Beach: Nicolas-Hays, 1994.

Giles, Cythnia, The Tarot: History, Mystery, and Lore

Gombosi, Georg, Burlington Magazine, Vol.Lxii, 1933, p.66. Tarot.

Gray, Eden, The Tarot Revealed. New York: New American Library, 1969.

Guiley, Rosemary Ellen, & Place, Robert M., The Alchemical Tarot, London: Thorsons, 1995.

Haich, Elisabeth, Wisdom of the Tarot, tr. D. Q. Stephenson, Santa Fe: Aurora, 1984.

Heline, Corinne, The Bible and the Tarot, New Age Press, California.

Hoffman, Detlef, The Playing Card: An lllustrated History. New York: New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1973.

Hotema, H. Ancient Tarot Symbolism Revealed. An examination of the Major Trumps in the light of symbolism to discover what information the Ancients left us concerning Man and his higher possibilities.Recommended. 213 pp. $14.50 US.

Kaplan, Stuart R., The Encyclopedia of the Tarot, Vol. I, Stamford: U.S. Games, 1978.

Kaplan, Stuart R., Encyclopedia of Tarot.3 vols. New York: U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1978.

Levenson, J.A. -Oberhuber, K., Early Italian Engravings from the National Gallery of Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Washington, 1973.PP.84-86 for Tarocchi of Mantegna. Bibliography in Florence Catalogue.

Levi, Eliphas, The Magical Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum: Interpreted by the Tarot Trumps, ed. by W. Wynn Westcott, Kila, MT: Kessinger, c. 1992; reprint of 1896 ed. 108 pp. $10.00 US.

Moakley, Gertrude, The Tarot Cards Painted by Bonifacio Bembo for the Visconti-Sforza Family, New York: New York Public Library, 1966.

Nichols, Sallie, Jung and the Tarot, York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1980.COMMENT.

O'Neill, Robert V., Tarot Symbolism, Lima: Fairway Press, 1986. [MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON INTERNET]

Petrarch, Francesco, The Sonnets, Triumphs and Other Poems. London: George Bell & Sons,1897.

Pollack, Rachel, Seventy-eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot, Part I: The Major Arcana, Wellingborough: Aquarian Press, 1980.

Rafal T. Prinke, The Alchemical Tarot Deck, The Hermetic Journal, 40 (1988), 12-25, and 41 (1988), 4-16.

Prinke, Rafal T. Mantegna's Prints in Tarot History, Manteia, 4 (1990), 9


Sepharial, The Art Of Card Fortune Telling. A lucid treatise dealing with all the popular and more abstruse methods. Divination by playing cards from a writer who had access to the divinatory techniques of Indian Astrologers. 156 pp. $10.25 US.

Seznac, Jean 'Apollo and the Swans' on the tomb of St. Sebaldus. JWCI, p. 75

Sharman-Burke, Juliet, & Greene, Liz, The Mythic Tarot: A New Approach to the Tarot Cards, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986.

Simon, Sylvie, The Tarot: Art, Mysticism, and Divination, tr. by Kit Currie and Sean Konecky, Rochester: Inner Traditions International, 1988.

Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism. New Hyde Park, New York: University Books,1960 (first published in 1920).

Starkie, Walter In Sara's Tents, John Murray, London, 1955. Chapter on: Tarot of Gypsies.

Tuchman, Barbara W., A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.

Waite, A. E., The Pictorial Key to the Tarot: A Fully Illustrated Guide to what Tarot is and How to Consult It, 2nd ed., London: Rider, 1971.

Walker, Barbara G., The Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History, and Symbolism, New York: HarperCollins, 1984.

Weigle, Marta, Brothers of Light, Brothers of Blood. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1976.

Williams, Brian, A Renaissance Tarot: A Guide to the Renaissance Tarot, Stamford: U.S. Games, 1994.

Williams, Brian, The Minchiate Tarot

Zain, C.C. The Sacred Tarot, The Church of Light, Los Angeles.


W. Gurney Benham. The history of the pack and explanation of its many secrets. vii + 195 pp. $14.50 US.

Nichols, Sallie, Jung and the Tarot, Samuel Weiser, Inc. York Beach Maine, 1980.

            This is not a very successful book, which is not redeemed by an introduction by Laurens van der Post. Part of the problem is that Nichols used a specific culture-based version of the Tarot, i.e. the Marseilles Deck. This seriously limits the archetypal significance of the Tarot, especially in the context of the Jungian setting. Its would be more correct to title the book ‘Jung and the Marseilles Tarot.’ Nichols also loads the text with her subjective responses to the Major Arcana, or Trumps as she prefers to call them. There is nothing amiss with this approach, per se, but it tends to lead to a subjective reductionalism, instead of the vistas of the objective archetype. That is not to say that the archetype is not sensed through the subjective as well as the objective, and beyond these polarities. Nichols makes the material personal, which C.G.Jung avoided. In that his patients are still classified information.

 The Prophecies Of Paracelsus. (1915).Magic Figures and Prognostications made by Theophrastus Paracelsus about four hundred years ago. 141 pp. $8.95 US.

 Prophetical, Educational And Playing Cards. (1912). Mrs. van Rensselaer.A 'must' for all students of the Tarot. The author connects the suits with the four Emblems under which Thoth was known. 392 pp. $27.00 US.

 The Tarot. T.H. Burgoyne. Compiled from a series of articles that appeared in "The Platonist" magazine in the 1890s. 32 pp. $4.25 US.

 Three Packs Of Italian Tarocco Cards. Count Parravicino on the Visconti deck. Together with Margaret Murray's The Astrological Character Of Egyptian Magical Wands. Both articles are referred to in Mrs. van Rensselaer's "Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards". 30 pp. $3.50 US.

Chatto, William Andrew, Facts And Speculations On The Origin And History Of Playing Cards.

"Where and when were (cards) invented, and what is the origin of their names ? When were they introduced into Europe ? What has been their progress as a popular game; and what influence have they had on society ?

What changes have they undergone with respect to the figures and the marks of the suits; and to what purposes have picture and fancy cards been made subservient, in consequence of those in common use being so generally understood ?

And lastly, what have been the opinions of moralists and theologians with respect to the lawfulness of the same ?

Such are the topics discussed and questions examined, in the following pages."

Frater Achad, The Egyptian Revival, 1923.

"The Tarot Trumps, being a sort of Universal Alphabet, may of course be interpreted in a variety of ways, but I shall discuss their Symbolism when arranged upon the Paths of the Tree of Life according to the Reformed Astrological Order given in the Appendix to Q.B.L.

If by this we obtain "More Light on the Tarot Trumps" and the Universal Tradition, which transcends what we call Light and Darkness, becomes plainer to my readers, the books will not have been written in vain." Indispensable for students of the Tarot and the Kaballah. The pamphlet, "I.N.R.I." (On The True Symbolism Of The Rosy Cross) is also included.


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