A Description of the Cards of the Tarot
By Aleister Crowley
This book originally appeared in Crowley's larger volume, The Equinox, in 1912. It is a complete and thorough study of all the cards of the tarot. Each is presented with a detailed description that is highly useful for those who read the cards or want to understand the symbolism better. Includes sections on the thirty-six decans and their relationship to the planets and days of the week, a special chart of the four characteristics of the court cards, how to determine if a card is strong or weak, and reveals a method of divination in the back that is used by Crowley's students. This is a concise handbook recommended to those serious about understanding the tarot.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a magus, poet, sexual athlete, mountaineer, traitor, drug fiend, and Prophet of a New Eon. He has been dubbed "The Wickedest Man in the World." Author of 777, Diary of a Drug Fiend, and Book of Lies, as well as many other books, Crowley, with Freida Harris, also created the bestselling Thoth Tarot Deck.