By Paul Huson
A profusely illustrated heritage of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in historic Persia
• completely examines the unique historic resource for every tarot card and the way the playing cards’ divinatory meanings advanced from those symbols
• offers genuine 18th- and 19th-century spreads and divination techniques
• finds the divinatory meanings of the playing cards as understood through diviners within the heart a while and Renaissance
The origins of the tarot were misplaced within the mists of time. so much students have guessed that its origins have been in China, Egypt, or India. In Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Paul Huson has expertly tracked every one image of the Minor Arcana to roots in old Persia and the main Arcana Trump card pictures to the medieval international of puzzle, miracle, and morality performs. a couple of tarot historians have wondered using the tarot as a divination device ahead of the 18th century. however the writer demonstrates that the symbolic meanings of the most important Arcana have been obtrusive from the time they have been first hired within the mid-15th century within the well known divination perform of sortilege. He additionally finds how the identities of the court docket playing cards within the Minor Arcana have been derived from a mix of pagan and medieval resources that strongly inspired their interpretation in tarot divination.
Mystical Origins of the Tarot presents a radical exam of the unique ancient resource for every card and the way the playing cards’ divinatory meanings developed from those symbols. Huson additionally offers concise and functional card-reading tools designed by way of the cartomancers of the 18th and nineteenth centuries and divulges the origins of the cardboard interpretations promoted through the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise and A. E. Waite.