TAROT OF THE CEREMONIAL MAGICK REVIEW
The Tarot of Ceremonial Magick, which is vibrantly colored, contains art from many systems. It also includes Hebrew and astrological icons. This deck is for ritualistic magicians who are just starting out. It was previously not published and is now available from Thelesis Aura.
Lon Milo DuQuette has done his usual skillful work, offering high-quality mystical products in a way that is easy to understand. The companion publication to Mr. DuQuette’s Tarot Card of Ceremonial Magick deck is the Tarot Card of Ceremonial Magick. He explains the synthesis of the three fantastic columns of magick he calls Astrology, Enochian Magick, and also Goetia . Once you have absorbed this information, you can use it to understand any other deck that incorporates it.
DuQuette describes the Tarot in terms of a living mandalla, a failure of the technical staff of development. He sees a graph showing the Tarot’s Qabalistic structure. To understand the Tarot, we must recognize other Qabalistic-based systems.
DuQuette views the Tarot like a wheel. Each card has its own section on that wheel. The area that serves as an introduction to Qabala and covers the four globes, the 10 Sephiroth, and the thirty-two courses is very interesting. It’s easy to follow. The schematics are easy to follow and provide an excellent understanding of the structure of the tree of Life.
Major Arcana’s divinatory meanings are placed in three areas of interest: intellectual, spiritual, and heart issues. These cards are a way for a student to enter a magical world.
TAROT OF THE CEREMONIAL MAGICK DETAILS
DuQuette’s introduction to the Aces is a fascinating read. DuQuette presents the concept of the fifth component, Spirit. He also assumes that Spirit is visible in both the Court Cards and the Aces.
DuQuette discusses Astrological Attributions in his Court Cards area. He also talks about communications with the I Ching. Each Court Card is composed of the following documents:
*I Ching Hexagram
* Tattwa Symbol
* Enochian Attributions:
* Tablet of Union
* Elemental Tablet
* Angels of the sub angle
* Good Angels