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Tarot books in hard copies:

Arrien, Angeles, Handbook
Banzhaf Akron, Thoth Tarot
Banzhaf, Täglicher Begleiter
Echols Thomsen, Spiritual Tarot
Giles, Cynthia, Tarot Mystery, History, Lore
Greer, Mary, Tarot for Yourself
Kaplan, Stuart, Der Tarot
Packard, Mary, Visconti Sforza tarot
Place, Robert, Tarot
Place, Robert, Alchemy and the tarot
Pollack, 78 Grade der Weisheit
Pollack, Rachel, Tree of life
Vega, MacGregor, Power Tarot
Waite, A pictorial key to the tarot
Wirth, Oswald, Tarot of the Magician
Ziegler, Gerd, Mirror of the Soul

Books for specific decks:

Berti, Giordano, and Tiberio Gonard, Tarot of the New Vision
Klaffinger, Anna K. Tarot
Lerner, Mark and Isha, Inner Child Cards
Meleen, M., Tabula Mundi
Matthews and Conway, Byzantine Tarot
Moore, Barbara, and Stephanie Mun Law, Shadowscapes
Place, Robert, A Gnostic Book of Saints
Place, Robert, Das Tarot der Engelmächte
Pollack, Pollack, Haindl Tarot
Schwarz, Lilo, Kitty Kahane
Williams, Brian, A Renaissance Tarot

PDF and Kobo tarot documents:

A.E. Waite, A french method of fortune telling
Auger, Emily, Tarot in Culture
Buryn, Blake Tarot
Crawley, Book of Thoth
Papus, the tarot of the bohemians
Paul Foster Case, introduction
Robert Place, The Fool's Journey: the History, Art, & Symbolism of the Tarot

Tarot books for Kindle:

Adana Washington, Tarot Conversations: Spreads that Create Dialogue
Aeclectic, How to Read Tarot
Aharoni, Ruth, the magical combination
Alexander, Skye, The Only Tarot Book You'll Ever Need (kindle unlimited)
Amberstone, Wald, and Ann Ruth, Tarot Tips
Antenucci, Nancy, and Melanie A. Howard, Psychic Tarot
Ashe, Steven, Secret Symbols of the Tarot
AT, how to read tarot
Aun Weor, Samael, The Initiatic Path in the Arcane
Aun Weor, Samael, Tarot and Kabalah
Ben Dov, Yoav, Tarot - the Open Reading
Brown, Jessica, How to be a Tarot Master Reader
Bunning, Joan, Learning the Tarot
Crowley, Aleister, Book of the Law
Dame Gabby, A Tarot History Timeline
Doering, Sabine, Esoterik
duQuette, Lon Milo, The Chicken Kabalah
DuQuette, Lon Milo, Understanding AC's Thoth Tarot
Eshey, Ian, Court cards
Eshey, Ian, cups suit
Fenton-Smith, Paul, Tarot Revealed
Fiebig, the ultimate guide to the RW tarot
Foster Case, Paul, An Introduction to the Study of the Tarot
Green, Andrea, True Tarot Card Meanings
Green, Andrea, Kabbalah and Tarot
Greer, Mary, 21 ways to read a Tarot card
Hessle, Erwin, The Small Cards of the Tarot
Horn, Nils, Tarot Grundwissen
Huson, Paul, Mystical Origins of the Tarot
Jodorowsky, Alejandro, The Way of Tarot
Johnson, Louise, Tarot and the Law of Attraction
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Face to Face
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Flip
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Inspire
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Twist
Kenner, Corinne, The Symbolist
Kilborn, Bill, Playing Card Divination
Kim, Ellen, Tarot Card
Leuenberger, Schule des Tarot
Liber Thelema
Lipp, Deborah, Tarot Interactions
Longley, Peter, Divination
Louis, Anthony, Tarot Plain and Simple
Louis, Anthony, The Fool's Journey around the Zodiac
McCormack, Kathleen, Tarot Decoder
Moore, Barbara, Tarot for Beginners
Moore, Barbara, Tarot Spreads
Ouspensky, The Symbolism of the Tarot
Rao, Kathleen, Tarot Card Reading for Beginners
Rennie, Susan, and Sally Miller Gearhart, A Feminist Tarot
Rosengarten, Art, Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility
Snuffin, Michael Osiris, The Thoth Companion
Steiner, Pia, Tarot als Lebenshilfe
Steventon, Kay, Celestial Tarot
Street, Ella Jo, How to Read the Tarot with Confidence
Vega, Phyllis, Romancing the Tarot
Wang, Robert, Qabbalistic Tarot
Wen, Benebell, Holistic Tarot

Lenormand books, hardcopy:
Anne L. Biwer, Die Lenormand-Karten

Lenormand books, Kindle:
Aaranea, Die Lenormandkarten / Einzelbedeutungen
Boroveshengra,Andy, Lenormand 36 Cards
George, Rana, The Essential Lenormand
Hasi, Kayan, Sun and Moon, Reading Lenormand´s Card Combinations
Matthews, Caitlin, The Complete Lenormand Oracle
Morgenröte, Isabella, Lenormand, die große Tafel
Sommer, Andrea, Wiener Kartenschule

Playing cards, Kindle:
Claire, die Weisheit der Skatkarten
Daton, Emily, Cartomancy
Flickinger, Erika, Kartenlegen mit Skatkarten
Hanczewski-Kuntz, Romana, Skatkarten legen und deuten
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Wen, Benebell, Holistic Tarot...I have been wanting it for a while, the real book. I am old fashioned and prefer a book to any other method.


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Tarot books in hard copies:

Arrien, Angeles, Handbook
Banzhaf Akron, Thoth Tarot
Banzhaf, Täglicher Begleiter
Echols Thomsen, Spiritual Tarot
Giles, Cynthia, Tarot Mystery, History, Lore
Greer, Mary, Tarot for Yourself
Kaplan, Stuart, Der Tarot
Packard, Mary, Visconti Sforza tarot
Place, Robert, Tarot
Place, Robert, Alchemy and the tarot
Pollack, 78 Grade der Weisheit
Pollack, Rachel, Tree of life
Vega, MacGregor, Power Tarot
Waite, A pictorial key to the tarot
Wirth, Oswald, Tarot of the Magician
Ziegler, Gerd, Mirror of the Soul

Books that come with specific decks:

Klaffinger, Anna K. Tarot
Lerner, Mark and Isha, Inner Child Cards
Matthews and Conway, Byzantine Tarot
Moore, Barbara, and Stephanie Mun Law, Shadowscapes
Place, Robert, A Gnostic Book of Saints
Place, Robert, Das Tarot der Engelmächte
Pollack, Pollack, Haindl Tarot
Schwarz, Lilo, Kitty Kahane
Williams, Brian, A Renaissance Tarot

PDF and Kobo tarot documents:

A.E. Waite, A french method of fortune telling
Auger, Emily, Tarot in Culture
Bury, Blake Tarot
Crawley, Book of Thoth
Papus, the tarot of the bohemians
Paul Foster Case, introduction
Robert Place, The Fool's Journey: the History, Art, & Symbolism of the Tarot

Tarot books for Kindle:

Adana Washington, Tarot Conversations: Spreads that Create Dialogue
Aeclectic, How to Read Tarot
Aharoni, Ruth, the magical combination
Alexander, Skye, The Only Tarot Book You'll Ever Need (kindle unlimited)
Amberstone, Wald, and Ann Ruth, Tarot Tips
Ashe, Steven, Secret Symbols of the Tarot
AT, how to read tarot
Aun Weor, Samael, The Initiatic Path in the Arcane
Aun Weor, Samael, Tarot and Kabalah
Ben Dov, Yoav, Tarot - the Open Reading
Brown, Jessica, How to be a Tarot Master Reader
Bunning, Joan, Learning the Tarot
Crowley, Aleister, Book of the Law
Dame Gabby, A Tarot History Timeline
Doering, Sabine, Esoterik
duQuette, Lon Milo, The Chicken Kabalah
DuQuette, Lon Milo, Understanding AC's Thoth Tarot
Eshey, Ian, Court cards
Eshey, Ian, cups suit
Fenton-Smith, Paul, Tarot Revealed
Fiebig, the ultimate guide to the RW tarot
Foster Case, Paul, An Introduction to the Study of the Tarot
Green, Andrea, True Tarot Card Meanings
Green, Andrea, Kabbalah and Tarot
Greer, Mary, 21 ways to read a Tarot card
Hessle, Erwin, The Small Cards of the Tarot
Horn, Nils, Tarot Grundwissen
Johnson, Louise, Tarot and the Law of Attraction
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Face to Face
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Flip
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Inspire
Katz, Marcus, and Tali Goodwin, Tarot Twist
Kenner, Corinne, The Symbolist
Kilborn, Bill, Playing Card Divination
Kim, Ellen, Tarot Card
Leuenberger, Schule des Tarot
Liber Thelema
Lipp, Deborah, Tarot Interactions
Louis, Anthony, Tarot Plain and Simple
Louis, Anthony, The Fool's Journey around the Zodiac
McCormack, Kathleen, Tarot Decoder
Moore, Barbara, Tarot for Beginners
Moore, Barbara, Tarot Spreads
Ouspensky, The Symbolism of the Tarot
Rao, Kathleen, Tarot Card Reading for Beginners
Rennie, Susan, and Sally Miller Gearhart, A Feminist Tarot
Rosengarten, Art, Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility
Snuffin, Michael Osiris, The Thoth Companion
Steiner, Pia, Tarot als Lebenshilfe
Steventon, Kay, Celestial Tarot
Street, Ella Jo, How to Read the Tarot with Confidence
Vega, Phyllis, Romancing the Tarot
Wang, Robert, Qabbalistic Tarot
Wen, Benebell, Holistic Tarot
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From 316 in 2008, I'm now up to 723 combined tarot and oracle books including different editions of the same book (which is why titles will be listed twice).
It's comforting to know that in 16 months my tarot/oracle book collection has only grown by 38 titles! Lack of space and funds will do a lot to curb the book buying habit.

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Abraham, Sylvia. How to Read the Tarot: The Keyword System. St. Paun, MN: Llewellyn,

1997. (C list)

Adkinson, Robert. Sacred Symbols, The Tarot. Thames and Hudson, 1995 (C list)

Almond, Jocelyn & Keith Seddon. Understanding Tarot. SF: Thorsons, 1991. (C list)

Anonymous, tr. Robert Powell. Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian

Hermeticism. NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam, 2002. (C list. There is very little of

the Tarot here. Rather, the author uses each of the 22 Trumps to launch a chapter

expounding his own idea of Christian mysticism. Sometimes the launch point is one

insightful facet of the card, but more often it is a misunderstanding of its meaning)

Anonymous. Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck . Stamford, CT: U.S. Games Systems, n.p.d.

(C list)

Arrien, Angeles. The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols.

Sonoma, CA: Arcus, 1993. (C list)

Aviza, Edward. Thinking Tarot: Be Your Own Reader and Adviser. NY: Fireside, 1997.

(C list)

Banzhaf, Hajo. The Tarot Handbook. Stamford, CT: U.S. Games Systems, 1993. (C list.

Attempts original correspondences with Astrology and Yijing, but fails at both)

_____The Crowley Tarot. Stamford, CT: U.S. Games Systems, 1995. (C list)

_____Tarot and the Journey of the Hero. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 2000. (C list)

Benares, Camden. Common Sense Tarot: The Complete Guide to Tarot Reading. Van

Nuys, CA: Newcastle, 1992. (C list)

Benavides, Rodolfo. The Prophetic Tarot. Mexico: Editores Mexicanos Unidos, 1969.

(C list)

Bennett, Sidney. Tarot for the Millions. Los Angeles: Sherbourne, 1967. (C list)

Buess, Lynn. The Tarot and Transformation. Lakemont, GA: Tarnhelm Pr., 1973. (C list)

Bunning, Joan. Learning the Tarot. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1998.

Free Online Course. 2007. May be read online at http://www.learntarot.com

(B list. As good a beginner's introduction as any. Not particularly deep, but not as

full of error as most, except with Swords. No help with number symbolism though)

Burger, Evelin & Johannes Fiebig. Tarot Basics. NY: Streling, 1997. (C list)

Butler, Bill. Dictionary of the Tarot. NY: Schocken, 1975. (B list. A digest of numerous

Tarot authors)

Campbell, Joseph and Richard Roberts. Tarot Revelations. San Anselmo, CA: Vernal

Equinox, 1987. (C list. Spins many wheels but goes nowhere)

Case, Paul Foster. The Secret Doctrine of the Tarot. Published in The Word, 1916. (C list,

relevant material covered later in life)

_____An Introduction to the Study of Tarot. Cornerstone Book Publishers, 2008 (1920)

(C list, relevant material covered later in life)

_____Oracle of the Tarot: A Course on Tarot Divination. Self-Published, 1933. (B list,

better coverage of the Pips complements The Tarot, below. More on the 10 #s)

_____The Book of Tokens: Tarot Meditations. LA: Builders of the Adytum, 1934. (C list)

_____The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. Richmond, VA: Macoy, 1975 (1947).

(B list. Of historical importance. Concentrates on the Trumps. Many contortions

in making his connections, including assumptions that the Hebrew alphabet is

fundamental. Consistent with Golden Dawn attributes. Weak history. Has a useful

summary of the 10 numbers)

Chatto, William Andrew. Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing

Cards. London: John Russell Smith, 1848. Online. (B list. A little dated, but full of

fun facts and speculations)

Christian, Pierre. Histoire de la Magie: Du Monde Surnaturel Et De La Fatalite a Travers

Les Temps Et Les Peuples. Paris: Furne, Jouvet et cie, 1870. Partial translation by

Genevieve Stebbins, found at http://green-door.narod.ru/pctarot.html (C list)

Cicero, Chic and Sandra Tabatha. The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot. St. Paul, MN:

Llewellyn, 1996. (C list)

Clarson, Laura. Tarot Unveiled: The Method to its Magic. Stamford, CT: U.S. Games

Systems, 1988. (C list)

Connolly, Eileen. Tarot: A New Handbook for the Apprentice. North Hollywood:

Newcastle, 1990. (C list)

_____Tarot: Handbook for the Journeyman. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1987. (C list)

_____Tarot: The First Handbook for the Master. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1990.

(C list. Seriously? I have yet to see a single masterly work with "master" in the title)

Court de Gebelin, Antoine, tr, Donald Tyson. The Game of Tarots. Excerpted from Monde

Primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne, 1781. Online. (A list. Also

includes Recherches sur les Tarots, et sur la Divination par les Cartes des Tarots,

or Study on the Tarots, and on Divination with Tarot Cards, by the Comte de Mellet,

1727-1804. These two essays marked the beginning of the Occult Tarot tradition,

and of its fanciful "history" of Egyptian and Kabbalistic origins)

Crowley, Aleister. 'A Description of the Cards of the Tarot.' The Equinox 1-8 (1912)

145-210. (B list. Earlier image descriptions and divinatory meanings)

_____The Book of Thoth. NY: Lancer, n.p.d., first published 1944. (A list. Historically

important. The first to seriously analyze the symbols as portmanteaus. Extensive

correspondences, many useful, with a few fundamental errors worth correcting.

Presents the seeds of a workable Yijing-Tarot relationship. Card meanings are still

far from well-rounded. Should be read with more skeptical and critical thinking skills

than most people are capable of. See DuQuette)

Decker, Ronald, Thierry Depaulis & Michael Dummett. A Wicked Pack of Cards: The

Origins of the Occult Tarot. NY: St. Martin’s, 1996. (A list. A much-needed outsider's

point of view, rigorously critical of unsubstantiated origin theories)

Decker, Ronald and Michael Dummett. A History of the Occult Tarot (1870-1970).

Overlook, 2013. (A list. A much-needed outsider's point of view, rigorously critical of

unsubstantiated origin theories)

Dee, Johnathan. Tarot. NY: Barnes and Noble, 1998. (C list)

Doane, Doris Chase & King Keyes. How to Read Tarot Cards. NY: Funk & Wagnalls,

1967. (C list)

Douglas, Alfred. The Tarot: The Origins, Meanings and Uses of the Cards. NY: Penquin,

1976. (B list. Workmanlike and thoughtful)

DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Crowley's Thoth Tarot. SF: Weiser Books, 2003.

(B list. Does only what it promises. Organizes and clarifies Crowley's ideas and Thoth

Tarot, without introducing any of the author's own ideas)

Eakins, Pamela. Tarot of the Spirit. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1992. (C list)

Eason, Cassandra. Complete Guide to Tarot. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1999. (C list)

Echols, Signe E., Robert Mueller & Sandra Thomson. Spiritual Tarot: Seventy-Eight Paths

to Personal Development. NY: Avon, 1996. (C list)

Fairfield, Gail. Choice Centered Tarot. Smithville, IN: Ramp Creek, 1990. Reprinted as

Every Day Tarot: A Choice Centered Book (B list. Good sense of the Ten Number

symbols, especially pp. 27-35 & 44-67 & the Four Suits)

Farber, Monte and Amy Zerner. The Instant Tarot Reader. NY: St. Martin’s, 1997. (C list)

Fenton, Sasha. Super Tarot, New Techniques for Improving Your Tarot Reading. London:

Aquarian Pr., 1991. (C list)

Fenton-Smith, Paul. Mastering the Tarot. NSW: Simon & Schuster, 2000. (C list)

_____Tarot Masterclass. NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2007. (C list)

Field, John. Ultimately Tarot. Self Published, 2010. ISBN 978 1 4461 9780 6. (C list)

Franklin, Stephen. Origins of the Tarot Deck. A Study of the Astronomical Substructure of

Game and Divining Boards. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1988. (C list)

Gad, Irene Tarot and Individuation, Correspondences with Cabala and Alchemy. York

Beach, ME: Nicolas-Hays, Inc., 1994. (C list)

Garen, Nancy. Tarot Made Easy. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1989. (C list)

Gearhart, Sally and Susan Rennie. A Feminist Tarot. Boston: Alyson Pub., 1981. (C list)

Gerulskis-Estes, Susan. The Book of Tarot. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, 1981.

(C list)

Giles, Cynthia. The Tarot: History, Mystery and Lore. NY: Fireside, 1992. (A list. Has

little on card meanings and interpretation. Well-researched, annotated bibliography)

Gotthold, Shirley. The Transformational Tarot: An Appropriate Tool for a Time of

Transition. Berkeley, CA: Foolscap, 1995. (C list)

Grand Orient. Manual of Cartomancy and Occult Divination. London: William Rider and

Son, 1909. (C list. Tarot trumps discussed from pp. 125-144)

Graves, F.D. The Windows of Tarot. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, 1973. (C list)

Gray, Eden. The Complete Guide to the Tarot. NY: Dell, 1972. (B list. Not particularly

insightful, but very influential in popular interpretation since the 1970's)

_____Mastering the Tarot: Basic Lessons in an Ancient, Mystic Art. NY: Signet, 1973.

(C list)

_____The Tarot Revealed: A Modern Guide to Reading the Tarot Cards. NY: Signet,

1969. (C list)

Greer, Mary K. Tarot for Your Self. N. Hollywood: Newcastle, 1984. (C list)

_____The Complete Book of Tartot Reversals. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2002. (C list.

More useful for those who use reversals, but keywords can also be harvested here

by those who regard card meanings as broader spectra and continua)

_____21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2007. (B list. An

important original scoping of approaches to the cards, from the most rational and

systematic to the most intuitive and mystical. Has a better understanding than most

of where archetypes fit in. Decent information on the component dimensions)

Greer, Mary K. and Tom Little. Understanding the Tarot Court. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn,

Publications, 2004. (B list. A broad and useful look at the subject. Also a succinct

history of the early Tarot on pp. 41-45)

Guaita, Stanislas de. La Serpent de la Genese. Essais de Sciences Maudites, Vol. II.

Paris, Henri Durville, 1920. Original 1897. (B list. I don't read French, but I will

venture a guess, based on some auto translating, that this needs real translating)

Haich, Elisabeth, tr. D. Q. Stephenson. The Wisdom of Tarot. Great Britain: Unwin

Paperbacks, 1985. (C list)

Hall, Manly P. and J. Augustus Knapp. The Tarot: An Essay. Philosophical Research

Society, 1978. (C list. But it contains black-and-white depictions of the full Knapp-

Hall Tarot)


Hamaker-Zondag, Karen. Tarot as a Way of Life: A Jungian Approach to the Tarot. York

Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1997. (C list)

Hansson, Susan. Reading Tarot Cards: A Guide to the New Palladini Tarot. Stamford, CT:

U.S. Games Systems, 1996. (C list)

Hoeller, Stephan. The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabalistic Meditations on the Tarot.

Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1975. (C list)

Hollander, P. Scott. Tarot for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Understanding and

Interpreting the Tarot. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1995. (C list)

Hyatt, Christopher S. and Lon Milo DuQuette. Sex Magic, Tantra and Tarot: The Way of

the Secret Lover. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications, 1991. Online. (C list)

Irwin, Lee. Gnostic Tarot: Mandalas for Spiritual Transformation. York Beach, ME:

Samuel Weiser, 1998. (C list. A lot of writing in this book, but I don't think he even

looked up what Gnosticism is. No Sophia, no Demiurge, no Aeons)

Jette, Christine. Tarot Shadow Work: Using the dark Symbols to Heal. St. Paul, MN:

Llewellyn, 2000. (C list. But a worthwhile idea to explore the cards from this angle.

Trumps on pages 151-198, no Court or Pips)

Jorgensen, Danny L. The Esoteric Science, Cultic Milieu and Occult Tarot. NY: Garland,

1992. (B list, Chapters 6, 7 & 8)

Kaplan, Stuart R.: The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Vol I. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1983.

(A list. An admirable effort at cataloging all things Tarot without playing favorites)

_____The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume II. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1994. (A list)

_____The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1990. (A list)

_____The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume IV. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 2005. (A list)

_____Tarot Cards for Fun and Fortune Telling, NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1970. (C list)

Kliegman, Isabel. Tarot and the Tree of Life: Finding Everyday Wisdom in the Minor

Arcana. Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1997. (C list)

Knight, Gareth. The Magical World of the Tarot: Fourfold Mirror of the Universe. York

Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1991. (C list)

Kraig, Donald Michael. Tarot & Magic. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2003.

(C list. The idea has potential, but knowing the core meanings should come first as

spells tend to bring us irony along with their results)


Levi, Eliphas, tr. A. E. Waite. Dogma et Rituel de la Haute Magie. Rider & Co., 1896.

Online PDFs: Vol. 1 and Vol 2 (B list. An important tap root for the development

of the Golden Dawn approach. References to cards throughout, but see especially

Volume 2, Chapter 22, The Book of Hermes)

Louis, Anthony, Tarot, Plain and Simple. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1996. (B list. A little

confused on the big difference between number symbolism and numerology)

Lyle, Jane. Tarot. NY: Mallard Press, 1990. (C list. Basic, but a nice coffee table book)

Lyons, Albert F. Predicting the Future: An Illustrated History and Guide to the

Techniques. NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1990. (B list. A beautiful coffee-table book, a

worthy companion to Manly P. Hall's Secret Teachings. Concise summaries of its

various subjects, including Astrology and a bilingual Zhouyi or original Yijing)

Mann, A.T. The Elements of the Tarot. Rockport, MA: Element, 1993. (C list)

Masino, Marcia. Easy Tarot Guide. San Diego, ACS, 1993. (C list)

Mathers, S.L. MacGregor. The Tarot: Its Occult Significance, Use in Fortune-Telling and

Method of Play. 1888. Republished as: The Tarot: A Short Treatise on Reading

Cards. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1993. (C list. Mundane, not very helpful)

Maxwell, Joseph. The Tarot. NY: Samuel Weiser, 1992. (C list)

Michelsen, Teresa C. The Complete Tarot Reader. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2005.

(C list)

Moore, Daphna. The Rabbi’s Tarot: Spiritual Secrets of the Tarot. St. Paul, MN:

Llewellyn, 1992. (C list)

Nichols, Sallie. Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser,

1980. (C list. More useful as a demonstration of how Jungian psychology can be

applied to a subject that Jung himself was unfamiliar with. Lots and lots of words

about the trumps)

Noble, Vicki. Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess through Myth, Art and Tarot. SF:

Harper, 1994. (C list. I really wanted a mentally-balanced, feminist Tarot book to

appreciate, but this wasn't it. Several of the male cards are probably rapists)

_____and Jonathan Tenney. Motherpeace Tarot Playbook: Astrology and theMotherpeace

Cards. Berkeley: Wingbow Press, 1986. (C list)

Oken, Alan. Pocket Guide to the Tarot. Freedom, CA: Crossing Pr., 1996. (C list)

O'Neill, Robert V. Tarot Symbolism. Lima, OH: Fairway Press, 1986. (A list, trumps only.

Better with historical research than with trump meanings)

Ouspensky, P.D. The Symbolism of the Tarot: Philosophy of Occultism in Pictures and

Numbers. NY: Dover, 1976. (C list, of minor historical interest, but not of much use)

Ozaniec, Naomi. The Element Tarot Handbook: An Initiation into the Key Elements of the

Tarot. Dorset, UK: Element, 1994. (C list. Some fair introductory material on the

major dimensions and Qabalah, but very little on individual cards)

Papus (Gerard Encausse), tr. A. P. Morton. The Tarot of the Bohemians. Wilshire Book

Co., 1892, 1982. Online. (C list. Historically noted. But if ever we needed proof that

the Tarot evolved out of vague, chaotic and fanciful beginnings, instead of a perfect,

golden-age system, this book provides it. Gives us reduction numerology and

reinforces the decans hypothesis. Little in the way of useful content)

Payne-Towler, Christine. The Underground Stream: Esoteric Tarot Revealed. Eugene, OR:

Noreah Press, 1999. (C list. Could have been a valuable book, particularly for icon

evolution, but drops the reader down too many rabbit holes of unwarranted belief)

Peach, Emily. Tarot for Tomorrow: An Advanced Handbook of Tarot Prediction.

Northamptonshire, UK: Aquarian, 1988. (C list)

Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. Part One: The Major

Arcana. Northamptonshire, GB: Aquarian, 1980. (B list)
_____Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. Part Two: The Minor Arcana.

Northamptonshire, GB: Aquarian, 1983. (B list)
_____The Haindl Tarot, Vol. 1. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1990. (C list. The artist

assigns the Gua of the Yijing to the cards without any clue as to their meanings)

_____The Haindl Tarot, Vol. 2. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1990. (C list)

_____Forest of Souls. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2003. (C list)

Regardie, Israel. Book T. http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/gd/t.pdf (A list. The foundational

document of all Golden-Dawn based decks, privately published circa 1888,

introduced by Macgregor Mathers)

Renee, Janina. Tarot Spells. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub., 1994. (C list)

_____Tarot: Your Everyday Guide. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub., 2000. (C list)

_____Tarot for a New Generation. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub., 2001. (B list. Very clear

and well-presented introductory survey of the 78 cards)

Riley, Jana. The Tarot Book. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1993. (C list)

_____Tarot: Dictionary and Compendium. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1995.

(B list. A digest of numerous Tarot authors)

Rosengarten, Arthur. Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility. St. Paul, MN:

Paragon House, 2000. (C list. Original material in the sections on card meanings.

Broader than Jungian in scope. Gets sloppy in places, confusing the cards with

archetypes, and number symbolism with numerology. Has the obligatory new

age references to quantum physics. Doesn't stray far enough from Waite's images)

Rothwell, Dawn. Insight Tarot. Reiki Rays Press, 2007. (C list)

Sadhu, Mouni. The Tarot: A Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic

Occultism. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1962. Online. (C list. Gets lost in a

highly over-elaborated conceptual map, leaving the unexplored terrain far behind)

Sargent, Carl. Personality, Divination and the Tarot. Inner Traditions, 1988. (C list)

Sharman-Burke, Juliet. The Complete Book of Tarot. NY: St. Martin’s, 1985. (C list)

Sharman-Burke, Juliet and Liz Greene. The Mythic Tarot: A New Approach to the Tarot

Cards. NY: Fireside, 1986. (C list)

Shavick, Nancy. The Tarot. NY: Berkley, 1988. (B list, not authoritative, but has a good

collection of original insights, weakest with the court cards)

_____The Tarot Reader. NY: Berkley, 1991. (B list, as the note above, but gets way too

new-agey with the trumps)

Singer, Samuel Weller. Researches into the History of Playing Cards and Printing.

London: T. Bensley and Son, 1816. Online. (B list)

Steiger, Brad and Ron Warmoth. The Tarot. NY: Award, 1969. (C list)

Sterling, Stephen. Tarot Awareness: Exploring the Spiritual Path. St Paul, MN: Llewellyn

Publications, 2000. (C list)

Summers, Catherine and Julian Vayne. Self Development with the Tarot. London:

Foulsham, 1992. (C list)

Thierens, A. E. Astrology and the Tarot. Newcastle, 1975. Also published as General

Book of the Tarot, 1930. Online at http://sacred-texts.com/tarot/gbt/index.htm

(C list. While it is excusable to have a poor understanding of a still-formative system

of Occult Tarot, there is no such excuse for this poor a grasp of Astrology. The

resulting system, from either side, is a useless mess. So are the card interpretations)

Thomson, Sandra A., Robert E. Mueller and Signe E. Echols. The Heart of Tarot: The

Two Card Layout. SF: Harper, 2000. (C list)

Tognetti, Arlene and Lisa Lenard. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tarot and Fortune

Telling. NY: MacMillan/Alpha Books, 1998. (C list)

Waite, A.E. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot: Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under

the Veil of Divination. London: Rider, 1911. (A list. Historically important, but most

of the value of this book derives from its illustrations - the deck designed by Pamela

Colman Smith. Waite had his share of insights, in the first fairly skeptical history of

the Tarot, and much good information on the Trumps, but his grasp of the Minor

Arcana is as poor as anyone's before him, and certainly poorer than Ms. Smith's.

His apology for not revealing more of "the secrets" seems disingenuous, but he

could neither see nor admit that the Tarot was still evolving)
Walker, Barbara. The Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History And Symbolism. SF: Harper,

1984. (B list. Interesting card-by-card study of the symbols used, from wider cultural

perspectives, but not always relevant to the cards. Little focus on keyword meanings.

Court and pips are not as strong. Some interesting historical speculation)

Wang, Robert. An Introduction to the Golden Dawn Tarot. York Beach, ME: Samuel

Weiser, 1987. (C list. Relevant material can be found elsewhere in The Equinox, Vol.

1-8 and Israel Regardie's Book T, both available online)

_____The Qabalistic Tarot, A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy. York Beach, ME: Samuel

Weiser, 1983. (B list. Comprehensively examines the received tradition of Golden

Dawn Qabalah in relation to the Golden Dawn Tarot. Useful to the extent that

these associations are useful. Also has some common sense original insights)

Wanless, James. Voyager Tarot, Way of the Great Oracle. Carmel, CA: Merrill-West,

1989. (C list)

Wanless, James and Angeles Arrien. Wheel of Tarot: A New Revolution. Carmel: Merril-

West, 1992. (C list, an anthology of psychobabble and pseudoscience)

Wasserman, James. Instructions for Aleister Crowley’s Tarot Deck. Stamford, CT: U.S.

Games Systems, 1983. (B list. Small booklet accompanying Crowley deck, very

succinct and useful. Includes two essays by Lady Frieda Harris)

Williams, Brian. A Rennaissance Tarot: A Guide to the Rennasissance Tarot. Stamford

CT: US Games, 1994. (C list. But nicely illustrated)

Wirth, Oswald. The Tarot of the Magicians. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1985.

(C list. Minor historical contributions. Correspondences from before Golden Dawn,

following Levi and Guaita. From 1927. Trumps only, with original designs)

Woudhuysen, Jan. Tarot Therapy: A New Approach to Self-Exploration. Los Angeles:

Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1979. (C list)

Zerner, Amy and Monte Farber. The Enchanted Tarot. NY: St. Martin’s, 1990. (C list)

Ziegler, Gerd. Tarot: Mirror of the Soul. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1988. (C list)

Zwick, Martin. "Symbolic Structures as Systems: On the Near Isomorphism of Two

Religious Systems." In Locker, Markus Ekkehard, ed. Systems Theory and

Theology: The Living Interplay Between Science and Religion. Eugene, OR:

Pickwick Publications, 2011. pp. 62-96. (B list. The only other scholar known to

me to have pointed out the connection between the Tree of Life and the Taijitu)
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I have Tarot 101 and Pictorial key to the tarot which came with my PCS commemorative pack.

I've been working through Tarot 101 for a while, at first it was going well. I have learned a lot from it. However, I'm not even halfway through, and I've lost all motivation for this book. I can't handle all the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings references. She seems to mostly references books and movies I cannot stand

But also, while I like her writing style and knowledge, I don't like the order the cards are introduced in, and it makes my learning feel all over the place. I'm going to move this book on, once I've replaced it with Around the Tarot in 78 Days. I really do only want to work through one book at a time.
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I didn't realise people were also posting their companion books! Mine are:

Victorian Fairy Tarot (I wouldn't describe it as a suitable resource for learning tarot in general, but it is wonderful for this deck, and I absolutely love every single thing I read in it, as I love fairies and this deck)

Wildwood Tarot. I really enjoy this book. Again, not suitable for learning basic tarot, nor a beginner (which I can attest to, as this was my first ever tarot deck, and I had to put it away, buy a simple tarot deck, then come back to it later!), but wonderful insights for this deck in particular, and I thoroughly enjoy the perspective of this book and deck.

Touchstone Tarot. I wish this was my first deck and book! The explanations are short, simple, and what I love, is that it also tells you the meanings of a reading if you have multiples of a number, court or major arcana in the reading. It also tells you what it means if you have multiples of a suit. None of this had occurred to me, until I recently got this deck, and I've found it's really given more life and depth to my readings! In fact, I often pull this book out to help even when I'm learning on other decks. Of course, my favourite part of this book is that it gives a basic reversal meaning, so now I'm starting to dabble in reversals, but only with this deck for now.

Housewives Tarot. This is a little booklet, and heavily themed, but surprisingly, this makes the concepts so simple to grasp, while making you look at it differently to how we're normally taught. My daughter and I have both been mind blown at how ridiculously simply they've explained meanings! Also, each meaning is delivered with a ton of humour, which makes it fun at the same time.

I think that's it?
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Oh sorry. I listed the companion books that I keep on a special bookshelf and not with the deck. Once we start listing LWBs it will become really too much.... I can delete it if it's confusing!
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Oh sorry. I listed the companion books that I keep on a special bookshelf and not with the deck. Once we start listing LWBs it will become really too much.... I can delete it if it's confusing!
No, this is great! I didn't add my lwb's
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I have too many "C-list" books to bother mentioning, so I'll just list the books that I refer to with some frequency; as MKG suggests, these days I mainly use books to confirm that my more imaginative insights have at least tentative roots within the envelope of established knowledge, from which I then elaborate using inspiration and intuition. It serves as a form of "self-check" or touchstone when my random ideas get too far ahead of my internalized understanding and experience. With a handful of exceptions, I haven't been able to "read" all the way through most modern tarot books for some time; either the banality or the psychobabble does me in.

The Book of Thoth, Aleister Crowley
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Arthur Edward Waite
The Tarot Revealed, Eden Gray
The Tarot, Paul Foster Case
The Tarot, Joseph Maxwell
The Qabalistic Tarot, Robert Wang
Kabbalistic Aphorisms, James Sturzaker
Keywords for the Crowley Tarot, Hajo Banzhaf and Brigitte Theler
A Description of the Cards of the Tarot, Aleister Crowley
Liber Theta, James Eshelman
The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic, Israel Regardie
777 and Other Qabalistic Writings, Aleister Crowley (for the tables of correspondences)
Tarot - The Open Reading, Yoav Ben-Dov
Dictionary of the Tarot, Bill Butler
Tarot Beyond the Basics, Anthony Louis
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Henry Cornelius Agrippa (for number theory background)
The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall (for historical and mythological background)
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Companion Books vs LWBs


I have not listed LWBs but have listed books that are either included with the deck in a kit form or are purchased separately. I would've included the large format book that accompanies the New Vision deck, but I wouldn't have included the LWB that came with it. I would've included the thicker book that came with the Faery Wicca or the Golden Dawn Magical Tarot, but not the LWB that came with the Navigators Tarot of the Mystic SEA.
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