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8 april 2022

The Master Pattern

By Paul Foster Case (1884 – 1954).

154 Pages | 2021 | Paperback | ISBN: 9781733162098.

Paul Foster Case, an occultist of the early 20th century, published his insights into the tree of life as a home study course.

The Master Pattern is an overview of the tree of life and the graded advancement in the western mysteries.

Author: Case, P.F.
ISBN: 9781733162098

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The Tarot – A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages

By Paul Foster Case (1884 – 1954).

238 Pages | 2006, original printed in 1947 | Paperback | Penguin Group, New York | ISBN: 9781585424917.

An occult classic since 1947, Paul Foster Case’s The Tarot is available to a general audience for the first time ever in paperback.

Many students of the Western esoteric tradition consider Paul Foster Case’s The Tarot the finest modern explanation of the hidden meaning of numbers, the construction of the Tarot, and the attribution of the twenty-two major trumps to the Hebrew alphabet.

In clear and understandable language, Case illuminates the occult Tarot tradition and technique for the contemporary thinker. Students of the Tarot will find in these pages the necessary information to understand and apply the principles of Tarot—and the correspondences of symbol, tone, color, and number—to the art of daily living. The author also includes extremely useful chapters on methods of study and Tarot divination.

In this new edition, the book appears for the first time with an indez and an appendix of resources. Here is a genuine underground masterpiece, now available to a general readership.

Author: Case, P.F.
ISBN: 9781585424917

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Enkel het Ene – Verwoorde beelden & verbeelde woorden. De Tarot & De Bijbel

Door Peter Samwel.

181 Pagina’s | 2021 | Paperback | Uitgeverij U2pi Bv, Den Haag | ISBN: 9789493240537.

Binnen religie en spiritualiteit bestaat een spanningsveld tussen het traditionele christendom en de ontwikkelingen binnen de moderne spiritualiteit aan de andere kant. Wetenschappelijk opgeleide theologen en andere godsdienstige werkers tonen doorgaans weinig affiniteit met de vele buitenkerkelijke spirituele ontwikkelingen en zienswijzen. Net zo lijkt de eigentijdse spiritualiteit het kerkenwerk als niet meer van deze tijd te hebben afgeschreven. Dit getuigt niet van wijsheid door of de traditie zomaar terzijde te schuiven dan wel niet bereid te zijn nieuwe, geestelijke ontwikkelingen op te merken en te volgen.

Hoe zou het zijn als alle knowhow verenigd zou worden, tegenstellingen zouden worden opgeheven, en de moderniteit haar fundament vindt vanuit respect voor het religieuze culturele erfgoed binnen onze traditie, vanuit het perspectief van voortschrijdende geestelijke ontwikkelingen en spirituele inzichten?
‘Welkom samen’ zeg ik dan.

Auteur: Samwel, P.
ISBN: 9789493240537

Prijs: € 19,50

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Tarot voor Iedereen

Door Annick van Damme.

128 Pagina’s | Uitgegeven in 2014 | Softcover | Uitgeverij Ankh-Hermes, Utrecht | ISBN: 9789020211320.

Annick van Damme verbindt de symboliek van de kaarten met Westerse esoterische kennis, mythologie, inzichten uit de zelfhulp, creatief denken, visualisatie en meditatie. Met dit boek kun je meteen aan de slag. Je leert de tarotkaarten gebruiken als een krachtig instrument voor transformatie en ontdekt een bron van helende wijsheid en verborgen kennis. De tarot maakt een innerlijke kracht in je los, waarmee je je leven in een richting kunt sturen die jij wenst. Ook kenners van de tarot zullen in dit boek verfrissende ideeën ontdekken. De tarotkaarten kunnen zo een reisgenoot worden op je levenspad.

Afkomstig van pagina 40:

” De Hogepriesteres ligt een tipje van de sluier op, om het goddelijke te kennen moet je de mannelijke levenskracht (palmen) met de vrouwelijke vruchtbaarheid (granaatappels) in jezelf met elkaar verbinden. Door tegenstellingen in onszelf te verenigen, kunnen we ons individuele bewustzijn verbinden met het collectieve bewustzijn. Dit is een bijzondere meditatiekaart omdat er zoveel wijsheid in zit besloten. Hij nodigt je uit je open te stellen voor de diepe kennis binnenin. De Hogepriesteres toont ons de functie van de tarotkaarten, namelijk je in dialoog brengen met het (collectief) onbewuste. “

Auteur: Van Damme, A.
ISBN: 9789020211320.

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The Esoteric Tarot – Ancient Sources rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabala

By Ronald Decker. 330 Pages | First Quest edition 2013 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 9780835609081.

From the Introduction:

No explanation is known to have accompanied the Original Tarot. This book presents an interpretation, that will surprise most Tarotists (those, who are esoterists) and most academics (those, who are critics of the esoterists). My theory covers the evolution of the Tarot, the connotations of its symbols, the symbol’s sources, and their transmission to the proper places at the proper times. In truly ancient references, I have found forgotten patterns, that are definitely congruent with the Tarot. I will treat not merely isolated motifs, but symbolic systems. I hope to establish the meanings of the Tarot as it was understood by its inventor(s). Granted, my arguments require deductions and interferences. This is currently necessary, because of the scarcity of hard evidence. I welcome improvements to my theory. It offers many points from which further research can proceed. The following definition is typical of standard dictionairies: Tarot (TAR-o, ta-RO) noun [French < Middle French < Old Italian tarocco (plural: tarocchi)] a set of cards depicting certain allegories and providing a deck for oracles and games.

From Chapter 1 – ‘Thoth, Hermes and Hieroglyphs’ (p.28):

” The title Trismegistus (thrice greatest) presumably derived from the Egyptian practice of addressing the Gods as ‘great’, ‘twice-great’, etc. Hermes Trismegistus could still be considered a God, but if so, he was supposed to have begun as a man, one who attained enlightenment and ascended as divinity. More often, he was regarded as a sage, presumed to have lived in remote antiquity and to have inherited the wisdom of Thoth. Some authors tried to simplify the Hermetic traditions by creating a genealogy: Thoth was the father of Agathodemon, who was the father of Hermes Trismegistus, who was the father of Tat. ‘Tat’ is a variation of ‘Tot’, a variation of Thoth. “


Auteur: Decker, R.
ISBN: 9780835609081

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The Fool’s Pilgrimage – Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot

By Stephan A. Hoeller.

132 Pages | Copyright 1975, Second Quest Edition 2004 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835608395.

Including an accompanying CD.

Stephan Hoeller’s handbook for heightening consciousness is unrivaled for its clarity in explaining the ancient mystical Kabbalah in relation to the Tarot’s Major Arcana. On the new enclosed CD, Dr. Hoeller narrates twenty-two meditations to guide the reader easily into a contemplative state.

From Chapter 7 –  ‘The Fools’s Pilgrimage’ (p. 65):

” The human being is a fool. Shakespeare was right when he said: ‘What fools we mortals be!’ The first card of the greater Arcana, the Fool, pictures man as a carefree youth, striding gaily forth in such a position, that his next step may send him over the edge of the cliff. As noted in connection with the Eleventh Path, we are this fool ourselves, divine and immortal souls ready to descend into manifest existence. It is also we, ourselves, having descended from Kether to Malkuth, now ascending from earth to the heavens. Of all the Arcana, the fool manifests the greatest freedom. “

Auteur: Hoeller, S.A.
ISBN: 0835608395

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Tarot for Life – Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth

By Paul Quinn.

344 Pages | First Quest Edition 2009 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 9780835608794.

This book is not just theory, it comes from someone who knows. . . .

You don’t need to have psychic abilities to read Tarot cards effectively. But you do need to be curious – curious about who you are and about the opportunities for growth in your daily life. Paul Quinn tranforms the Tarot from fortune-telling into the ultimate self-help tool for intuitive guidance, empowerment, and well-being. Discover how you can use the Tarot as a vibrant way to access inner Wisdom and to gain meaningful, practical insights into your relationships, career, family and personal development.

Quinn explains how the Tarot can offer Soul-directed advice to help you make wiser choices, and he shows how even the cards, that look most troubling can convey support. Newcomers and experts alike will value his thought-provoking examples and entertaining anecdotes, that explain complexities without reducing the cards’ mystical power. Quinn’s unique view opens the Tarot as a lifelong aid to enhancing awareness, self-knowledge and joy – right here, right now.

From the Epilogue (p. 331):

” The Journey Begins . . .

To thee no star be dark
Both heaven and earth
Friend thee for ever.
– William Shakespeare


Part of the practical beauty of the Tarot, is that it is a tool you can use forever, whenever you feel the need to understand yourself or situations in more objective, symbolic ways. But the word ‘Life’ in the title of this work, is not just about duration. It’s about the joy of using the cards to discover the spiritual opportunities in everyday and grow in compassion for the seventy-eight courageous, wise, wounded Tarot characters in yourself and in everyone. In seeing ourselves with more kindness and with a greater sense of creative potential, we cannot help, but view the world with the same generosity. “

auteur: Quinn, P.
ISBN: 9780835608794

Prijs: € 16,75

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Tarot and the Tree of Life – Finding Everyday Wisdom in the Minor Arcanum

By Isabel Radow Kliegman, Foreword by Stephan A. Hoeller.

220 Pages | First Quest Edition 1997 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 083560747X.

‘Discover the small secrets of the Tarot’.

Few books look in depth at the fifty-two Minor Arcana or suit cards of the Tarot deck. In refreshingly down-to-earth terms and with joyous common-sense Wisdom, celebrated Tarot teacher Isabel Kliegman teaches us to use these ‘overlooked mirrors’ of everyday life to access our inner knowing and learn more about ourselves.

In working with the Minor Arcana in terms of the Kabbalistic Tree, memory and understanding are inextricably linked. Most significantly, the underlying philosophies of both systems are harmonious: the necessity of balance is suggested in the Tree of Life by a system of three pillars. In the Minor Arcana of the Tarot, the message of balance is conveyed by four suits – each of which carries a function of consciousness and medieval ‘element’ – that depend on all the others for their own best expression. Throughout our study, we have seen the ways in which Tarot images graphically convey the underpinnings of Kabbalistic thought.

From the Foreword (p. XIII):

” In ancient times divination was the Art, whereby one consulted the Gods, who were also known as divinities. The ancients believed that these divinities are essentially benignly disposed towards humans and thus are likely to offer useful guidance and advice when consulted. While the belief in divinities is not particularly great in our day, the philosophy of divination that developed on the basis of such a belief is still valid. In order to effectively consult an authentic oracle such as the Tarot, we must first of all possess an attitude that is appropriate for the invoking of helpful forces of a superior character. The proper attitude is one that lies somewhere between superstitious awe and frivolousness. If we employ an oracle in idle jest, the results will be appropriate. At the same time, it is good to be reminded that the cards in themselves are not sacred objects worthy of veneration. We need not to keep the, in precious containers, wrap them in red silk, or approach them in elaborate ceremonies. The magic is not in the cards but in ourselves. What matters is the response the cards evoke from the deeper regions of our psyches: all else is of small importance. “

auteur: Kliegman, I.R.
ISBN: 083560747X

Prijs: € 14,50

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The Royal Road – A Manual of Kabalistic Meditations on the Tarot

By Stephan A. Hoeller

119 Pages | First edition 1975, third printing 1988 | Softcover | Quest Books, USA | ISBN: 0835604659.

Integrating the two diciplines to heighten the experience of meditation.

Those, who are into Tarot and those, who are interested or involved in meditation will be attracted by this new book by the director of the Sophia Gnostic Center of Los Angeles. Designed to lead the reader easily into a meditative state, it includes 22 illustrations of the Major Arcana each juxtaposed with an appropriate meditation.

As the reader relates the cards to the paths that lead upward on the Kabalistic Tree of Life, heightened spiritual consiousness can result. The author has addressed The Royal Road to the general reader interested in the values in both the Tarot deck and in the Kabalistic interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures.

From Chapter 2: ‘Tarot and Kabalah (p.13):

” Can the Tarot predict the future? Perhaps! The true answer, however can not be given so simply. If we recognize that, even though unconsciously, we are constantly shaping our future, it then follows that by establishing a magical contact with our unconscious we can learn much about our future and, what is more, we can influence and alter our future, thereby becoming, at least to a degree, masters of our own destiny. Time is a continuum, not a division, and its mysteries are often pierced when we recognize the proper significance of material clues to spiritual processes. Tarot divination is merely one particular application of these principles to the concerns of daily living. “

auteur: Hoeller, S.A.
ISBN: 0835604659

Prijs: € 8,51

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