On the Box: The Thoth Tarot was created by the famous occultist Aleister Crowely (1875-1947). Lady Frieda Harris (1877-1962) painted the cards. Although Lady Harris knew little about Tarot and its symbolism, under the guidance of Crowley she transposed all the subtleties of his ideas into her paintings. Many a card was painted in several versions, until one of them was approved by Crowley.
The Crowley Thoth Tarot took over five years to be completed. It was first published in 1969, after the death of both Crowley and Lady Harris. The present edition was produced by utilizing the most advanced techniques of colour separation and printing, thus faithfully reproducing the stunning colours of the original paintings.
Aleister Crowley combines the motives of the tarot with the worlds of magic, alchemy, astrology and Kabbala, and with the myths of ancient cultures, especially Egyptian. This deck has an overall ‘male’ feeling to it with the wide use of geometry, myths and symbols.
Authors: Aleister Crowley
Pack information: 78 cards (plus an extra unicursal hexagram card which is unique to the Crowley Tarot and different people attribute different meanings to this card) with a small booklet
Size of Cards: 70 x 110 mm