The Esoteric Tarot: Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabalah download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ronald Decker

The Esoteric Tarot: Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabalah download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ronald Decker year 2013
  • Book name: The Esoteric Tarot: Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabalah
  • Author: Ronald Decker
  • Release date: 2013/4/12
  • Publisher: QUEST BOOKS,U.S.
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Mind, Body and Spirit
  • ISBN: 9780835609081
  • Rating: 8.52 of 10
  • Votes: 72
  • Review by: Frances Bravo
  • Review rating: 9.23 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/28
  • Total pages: 312
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker's meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot's true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it.The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of cards similar to our modern deck, and the Major Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or 'trump' cards. Decker says the four-suit deck was invented in Asia Minor before AD 1000; Italian courtiers added the trumps in the 1400s. But Tarot was first used as a game. Tarot divination was only created in the 1700s by a Parisian fortuneteller who based the trump images on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism. Today, the suit-cards are often traced to the ancient Jewish Cabala. But, says Decker, they, too, acquired their meanings only in the 1700s, and he cites a lost numerical system based on Cabala at that timeDecker's interpretation integrates three whole systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries). His depth of knowledge makes the book a must-have for serious students of Tarot and esotericism
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H22M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Mysticism, Magic & Ritual, Tarot, Kabbalah: Popular Works
  • Available formats: PDF, DOC, PPT, EPUB, JPEG, WORD, TXT, PRC. Compressed in DMG, RAR, ZIP, BZ2, ALZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 25.15 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x22.86mm
  • Weight: 480.81g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Wheaton, IL, United States
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