The Tarot of the Bohemians


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The Tarot of the Bohemians is a book by French occultist Gérard Encausse (Papus), first published in 1889. This fully illustrated book is intended for initiates of the tarot. Papus is after a 'Theory of Everything', and finds evidence for it in the Tarot and a set of correspondences with everything from the tetragrammaton to numerology and astrology. Chapters include: Introduction To The Study Of The Tarot; The Sacred Word Yod-He-Vau-He; The Esoterism Of Numbers; Analogy Between The Sacred Word And Numbers; The Key To The Minor Arcana; The Key To The Major Arcana; Connection Between The Major And Minor Arcana; Symbolism In The Tarot; Introduction To The Study Of Symbolism; History Of The Symbolism Of The Tarot. Inquiry Into Its Origin; The Symbolical Tarot; Second Septenary. Arcana 7 To 13; Third Septenary. Arcana 13-19; General Transition. Arcana 19 To 21; General Summary Of The Symbolical Tarot; Applications Of The Tarot; General Key To The Applications Of The Tarot; The Astronomical Tarot; The Initiative Tarot; The Kabbalistic Tarot; List Of The Authors Who Have Interested Themselves In The Tarot; The Divining Tarot In Seven Lessons; and, Application Of The Tarot To Games.

№ 2 in 20 Most Popular Occult Books.

This book has 58,013 words, 229 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1889. This translation by A. P. Morton was first published in 1896.

Production notes: This ebook of Absolute Key To Occult Science was published by Global Grey on the 15th June 2018 and updated on the 16th June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Lentulo (XVIII) card from the Sola Busca tarot deck' by an unknown artist.

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