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A History of the Occult Tarot free pdf First published in 2002 and finally available again, A "History of the Occult Tarot" is the classic work on the history of the Tarot deck and its uses in occult circles. Starting with the late 19th century, the authors art historian and antique card curator Ronald Decker and former Oxford logic professor Michael Dummett examine how the Tarot went from a deck used simply for card games to being the favored divination tool of occultists, a bridge to the spirit world, and even a map of the unconscious mind. Looking at the people and organizations who adopted the Tarot, ranging from the Theosophical Society and Aleister Crowley to the Order of the Golden Dawn and P.D. Ouspensky, this compelling scholarly look at Tarot s occult history describes many of the fascinating decks used by occultists as well as the secret histories of magical and occult groups of the late 19th century through contemporary times. It is one of the essential histories of the subject and a key volume for the libraries of all serious students of Tarot."

About Ronald Decker

Ronald Decker is an art historian and curator of a notable collection of antique cards at the United States Playing-Card Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Michael Dummett (1925-2011) was Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford 1979-1992, and is the author of "The Game of Tarot" and other acclaimed books on Tarot, including "A Wicked Pack of Cards" (coauthored with Ronald Decker)."

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Author : Ronald Decker
Publisher : Overlook Press
Data Published : 31 December 2013
ISBN : 1468308599
EAN : 9781468308594
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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