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The Book of Thoth

(Egyptian Tarot)

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Publisher: Weiser Books

4.4
(10)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 308 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0877282684 | Isbn-13: 9780877282686 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Illustrator or Penciler: Frieda Harris

Category: Religion & Spirituality

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Book Description
THE BOOK OF THOTH is a classic in its field, used by students of the Golden Dawn, as well as by those who want to understand Crowley's Tarot. This is the definitive study of the Egyptian Tarot and is used as a key to all Western mystery disciplines. There are colour plates of eight cards.
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    THOTH書介﹕THE BOOK OF THOTH

    The Book of Thoth應該是大部份人對Thoth所認知最多的書了,正如神祕同好黑格子所說﹕「外邊教托特,不要說The Book of the ...continue

    The Book of Thoth應該是大部份人對Thoth所認知最多的書了,正如神祕同好黑格子所說﹕「外邊教托特,不要說The Book of the Law,甚至連克勞力也不知道,最多就是看過The Book of Thoth。」所以說,The Book of Thoth,也是外邊常說的托特書,就是比較多人會說的書。

    不過也不是大多人喜歡The Book of Thoth,網絡上有不少對Thoth有興趣的人,也對The Book of Thoth非常感冒,說內容東拉西扯,亂七八糟,不值一看,個人來說,不完全反對,因為The Book of Thoth本來就是一部總合了Thelema思想,總匯了一堆神祕準則的書,他裡面有如詩,內裡統合了過多神祕思維與系統的內容,並不是普普通通,初學就可以明白。

    特別是,近代學習塔羅的人,倒是滿習慣於直接說明與牌義關係的單牌學法,而遺忘了牌內在的思想與神祕結構,像這種充滿了個人特色的Thoth——背後就是Thelema,慣於個人演譯的現代人,似乎不大習慣於這種形式的學習。

    (最主要還是,這些東西完全幫不了解牌)

    亦因此,多數人選擇了另一個方向的Thoth,然而在此需再重申的是,Thoth的完整來自內涵與牌的結合,如只有其牌沒有其意,就如只有外功沒了心法,只懂用計算機,而不懂公式的數學家一樣,基本是和Thoth沒什麼關係。

    沒有貶低其他方向的意思,但要認清,那不是Thoth而已,就如日本菜和中國菜不同,雖然都有米飯,但他們的內在,在於菜式本身的文化,而不同並等如其中一方的高或低。

    亦因此,作為Thoth的研究,還是應該走回去Thelema之中(實際上The book of the Law, New voice and new vision, book of 777, equinox都應該是基本要看的了——但由於大部份也沒有「正」式「版」,所以不寫了XDDD),這也是我對Thoth研究的重心。

    The Book of Thoth實際上的確是蠻混亂的,把一大堆東西同時放在一起,內裡有太多的神祕系統,所以才令人難以讀懂﹔不過這等同時內容非常龐大而已,所以慢慢看也沒問題。

    除了說每張牌也有其充份的內容,他在牌以外,亦有不少的重要思想會描寫,這一個我們也絕對要重視,否則就等同浪費。

    如果看不明白的話,也可以找回Understanding the Crowley Tarot來做個比對,這會比較好懂。

    紫秤Purlibra purlibra@gmail.com

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    Crowley the Obscure

    This book would have probably been unapproachable for me if I hadn't of read most of "Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot" by Lon Milo Duquette before tackling it. It is however a ...continue

    This book would have probably been unapproachable for me if I hadn't of read most of "Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot" by Lon Milo Duquette before tackling it. It is however a fascinating, if difficult, read and gives a great deal of insight into Tarot and Cabala.

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