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Originally Posted by Emily
Egyptian mythology sounds great. One of my favourite cards is the Moon card but you can see the Egyptian influence in many of the cards.

I'd definitely be interested in the books you could recommend.
Well, a couple of overviews:
Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard Wilkinson
Egyptian Cosmology: The Animated Universe by Moustafa Gadalla
Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses by George Hart
Egyptian Mythology by Geraldine Pinch
And even Budge's (now outdated) books can be useful because the represent info & ideas that Crowley would have been exposed to.

Then for some less academically cautious, but possible more useful/inspiring in the context of the Liber T, these are things by authors with a real passion for the topic and "occult" applications (rather than academia) in mind:
HEKA - The Practrices of Ancient Egyptian Ritual and Magic by David Rankine
The Powers That Seek and/or Egyptian Animals: Guardians And Gateways of the Gods by Akkadia Ford
Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt by Rosemary Clark (which is published by Llewellyn, so come with your New Age detector charged; and be ready for unfamiliar spellings)

And if you're feeling frisky and want a juicy (compolicated) history of Egypt's impact as an idea:
The Secret Lore of Egypt: Its Impact on the West by Erik Hornung
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