Fully illustrated with 78 all new tarot cards by Golden Dawn member and professional artist, Skip Dudchous, this veritable encyclopedia covers every aspect of the cards. Included is a balanced combination of both historical and new material presented by the Zalewskis that stands firmly rooted in Golden Dawn teachings and ritual practice. There are also many interesting new innovations in this book.
The authors stress experimentation with the tarot, which is a mark of a vibrant magical system. The descriptions of each tarot card provide reliable and complete divinatory meanings and interpretations. Of particular interest are the alchemical associations and the authors' work on the gematria, or numerology, of each card. For the first time a complete alchemical system is given for the whole deck. The authors have also included a good deal of astrological information and several excellent suggestions for studying and meditating on the cards.
About the Authors:
Pat Zalewski is an occultist, author, and devotee of the Golden Dawn. His books include The Secret Inner Order Rituals of the Golden Dawn, The Equinox & Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn, Talismans and Evocations of the Golden Dawn, and Kabbalah of the Golden Dawn along with The Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn and Z5: Secret Teachings of the Golden Dawn, both of which he coauthored.
Chris Zalewski has deep knowledge and skills in natural medicine and Western mysticism. She runs her own natural medicine practice and is also a successful professional tarot reader and astrologer. Christine is the author of Herbs in Magic and Alchemy and Enochian Chess of the Golden Dawn, and she coauthored The Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn and Z5: Secret Teachings of the Golden Dawn.