From the Author
The purpose of The Thoth Companion is to explore the symbolism of the Thoth tarot and provide a comprehensive analysis of the deck. Using material from the Golden Dawn and Thelemic systems as the basis for analysis, this book will show how the symbols in each card define and shape the meaning of the card as a whole. In addition, it will reveal the complex correspondences and elusive secrets that Crowley encoded within the Thoth tarot. Chapter One of this book examines the trumps of the deck, and includes an introduction that discusses Crowley's primary sources for the design and symbolism of the trump cards. Chapter Two decodes the complicated symbolic framework of the court cards presented in the Golden Dawn's "Book T" and adopted by Crowley in the Thoth tarot. Chapter Three analyzes the symbolism of the suit cards of the Thoth tarot. Chapter Four gives instructions for tarot divination and includes exercises to help you learn the meanings of the cards and develop your intuition. Tables of symbol sets and correspondences are included in an appendix.
About the Author
Ceremonial magician and professional tarot reader Michael Osiris Snuffin has studied and used the Thoth Tarot for over a decade. He is an initiate of the Ordo Templi Orientis and the founder of the Temple of Light and Darkness, a group of operative magicians united to work through the Golden Dawn system of initiation in accordance with the Law of Thelema.
Michael Osiris Snuffin received a BA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Communications and Media from The Evergreen State College, and went on to earn an Editing Certificate from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle, Washington, where he works as a freelance editor and writer.