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can you give me some good advice for a book about the meanings for a thothrelated deck? i've got recently bought the rohrig and wanted to buy a good book about thoth...
and: is it worth to buy the book by the rohrigdeck or is a good book about thoth enough...gives it much information about the cards?
thank you very much for your help in advance!
I'm a 100 % sure that I'm well placed to advise you, but I read with the Thoth itself often ... and the book by ANgeles Arrien has been a great help to bridge the gap between other tarots and the real depth of Crowley's own books (like "The Book of Thoth")
forgot this - saw you're Flemish
A friend in Belgium got this book, in Dutch (I think), from the Club-chain of bookstores in Roeslare or something ?
I have a Thoth book ("Tarot - Mirror to the soul" by Gerd Ziegler) and just aquired the Rohrig. I am currently ordering the Rohrig book, mainly becuse I want details about what all the images Carl Rohrig has chosen to portray in the cards, means... I don't think anything more general would give me that... I will tell you if I recomend the book when it arrives! :D
i really like the book that goes w/ the rohrig. the cards are reproduced exactly by each cards meaning. it's a unique book and good "light" reading on tarot. for me the combination of exact card image and meaning has helped me bond more deeply w/ this deck. i can just turn pages and see all the cards which is easier than flipping cards.
i like hajo banzhof's books on the thoth-"the crowley tarot" is the one i have. there's at least one more. angeles arrien's book is "the tarot handbook". i really like it, too. i've never gotten that much out of the book of thoth. i want to eventually try ziegler's book. i've heard so many good things about it.
I have two books by Hajo Banzhaf on the Thoth deck both are very good but my favorite so far is Mirror of the Soul by Gerd Ziegler. Hope that helps :)
My Rohrig book just arrived and on first impressions... get it! It doesn't seem to have much on the minors unfortunately but goes into great detail with the majors... It is quite a small but strangely heavy book and is full of colour, full size images of the cards...
I can't wait to get stuck into it!!!
I concur with Kayne on the Rohrig book. There's very little on the minors, which is a shame. Carl Rohrig's artwork is some of the best out there. I just wish he'd tell us what the heck he was thinking.
Here's a prime example - the Nine of Disks (gain) shows people standing on a sea shell or a giant snail or something like that. I have no clue why.
I just learned about a new book yesterday called "Keywords for the Crowley Tarot" by Hajo Banzhaf and Brigitte Theler. There's an exerpt and other good stuff on Amazon. It looks interesting.
I've been told to 'get the purple one' On my way to figure out which one is 'the purple one'
I think 'the purple one' is called The Crowley Tarot by Banzhalf. It has a purple/dark pink cover
I have 'The Crowley Tarot' by Akron and Hajo Banzhaf. It is Purple and it is good for interpretation and background. Haven't looked at some of the others mentioned so I can't make any great claims for it compared to them but it is well worth looking at.
this link gives you the book of thoth by crowley:
and this one gives you a great thoth site- all kinds of info, including a great book list:
I received my Thoth deck from rubes on Wednesday. I also got the "purple one" (book) from her and the Ziegler book at Half-Price Books today. :) I'm glad to hear that they're both recommended books. I guess I'm ready to get a start on this deck.
If no one's mentioned it yet, I found the name of the one I think is the best Thoth book: The Thoth Tarot Handbook by Akron, Hajo Banzhaf
It is a Thoth book really tho, because it goes into great detail concerning each thing drawn on the cards.