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Originally Posted by FLizarraga View Post
I think Crowley designed the deck to engage your senses in a way that no other previous deck ever did, and that's why he gave free reign to Harris, with her swirls of vivid colors and her sacred geometry studies.
Harris didn't have free reign, actually. Crowley was really demanding with the cards and could be quite a slavedriver. In DuQuette's "Understanding Thoth Tarot" you can read some of correspondency between Crowley and Harris, and some of the Crowley's feedback could be quite scathing. Fortunately Harris was up to the challenge and delivered she did. That projective geometry was pure Harris, but the colors are done mostly according to Golden Dawn's color scales. That could probably explain the effect of the colors.
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