THE QABALISTIC TAROT. A Textbook Of Mystical Philosophy.

Wang, Robert.

Published by Samuel Weiser:, 1983
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286 pages, illustrated in b&w. "The most complete and original work on Tarot symbolism available today. It is at once a "textbook" and a sourcebook on the symbols of the Western Hermetic-Qabalah, a corpus of mystical ideas which have, for centuries, exerted a powerful influence on the development of Western thought. Dr. Wang explains the Tarot as an externalization of a mystical system which has evolved from approximately the third century A.D. to our own time." FINE HARDCOVER, VERY GOOD- DUST JACKET. Dust jacket protected with a clear plastic acid-free jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Hailed by reviewers as "a masterpiece," and as "the single most profound reference of its kind," The Qabalistic Tarot has become the standard in its field, a book essential to all students of Tarot symbolism. It is both a textbook and a sourcebook for the symbols of the Western Hermetic Qabalah, a corpus of mystical ideas which have, for centuries, exerted a powerful influence on the development of Western thought. Dr. Wang explains the Tarot as an externalization of a mystical system which has evolved from approximately the third century C.E. to our own time. He traces the development of Qabalistic ideas from the Neoplatonic through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern periods, systematically discussing each Sephira and Path on the Tree of Life. He uses the Tarot images as a point of visual reference, and provides a thorough explanation of the symbolic intricacies of the Paths. The Qabalistic Tarot is recommended as a comprehensive textbook for individual study or for the classroom. The first and only work based on the four major decks in use today, it is the ideal companion book for the Golden Dawn Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, the Rider-Waite Tarot, or the traditional Marseilles deck.

About the Author: Robert Wang is a medievalist art historian/artist. He is the creator of the Golden Dawn Tarot Deck in collaboration with the late Israel Regardie and is the artist of the acclaimed Jungian Tarot Deck. His books include studies of Jungian archetypal imagery and of the historical development of such movements as Hermetic Qabalah and Rosicrucianism. Paintings by Robert Wang include the first complete illustrations for Grimms' Fairy Tales and The Short Stories of Edgar Allen Poe.

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Publication Date: 1983
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Book Description Samuel Weiser, Inc, York Beach, MI, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. 1st Edition. First Publisher. Fine condition, in a Fine, protected DJ. has a few spots on inside cover. Cover is bright and clean. Titles on spine are fresh and complete. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, signatures, labels or bookplate. Binding is solid without splits. Interior is clean, crisp, bright, square, and without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. All my books have multiple photos. Sometimes it takes 24-48 hours for them to appear with listing. Check back. Email for list of Bibliographies sited, more photos of the book or further condition details. Illus: Line drawings and illustrations in B&w.Photos B&W.Plates: Color plates. .Robert Wang has written a thoroughly entertaining and illuminating book on the tarot cards and there relationship to the Qabalistic "Tree of Life" Glyph. A profuse number of illustrations make the subject clear. The author spends considerable time comparing the "Golden Dawn" and "Ryder" decks in his interpretations. Worth having and studying. Bookseller Inventory # 1476

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