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The Best Thoth Deck


I have never gotten into the Thoth deck but I would like to scope around for the best copy I can find, however there are so many. Can someone shoot me in the direction of their favorite version of the deck and tell me why it is so?
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By version do you mean printing or edition or clone?



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I mean edition. I hear some have extra magus cards, some have crisper artwork, there are different sizes, etc.
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I have three copies of it: two of the large-format Samual Weiser edition from 1969, and one of the standard-size multiple-magus decks from 1983, which was touted at the time as being truer to the original art in terms of color. I like the larger size for study and the smaller for reading. I'm thinking of buying another current version - probably a "pocket" size, and the consensus on Amazon is that the A.G. Mueller "Swiss" one printed in Belgium is a better choice than the U.S. Games edition now printed in China. If I can find it, that is; U.S. Games and Amazon sellers seem to be doing a bit of "bait-and-switch" with the advertising. Note the customer reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/15...=ATVPDKIKX0DER



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I do have the plain ole green box from Amazon and I find its beautiful ..I remembered being surprised because I just noticed cards say AGMuller maybe thats where the confusion is from? I thought that was weird. I LOVE this deck. Love.

I have a greenie as well the white box c and I find it does have better card stock

but I love my regular plain ole green box Thoth. My hands are tiny and I'm still learning so I haven't opened them with up a trim yet so its a bit difficult but the card stock is thin so I can get a really good side by side shuffle. They are just as gorgeous without you having to spend an arm and a leg on a deck... gorg

As far as sizes go I'm bias towards bigger cards I do intend on getting a Purple box I believe its smaller than the green but bigger than the blue?
at least that's what I'm hoping for...



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One thing I notice is the words-on-words. This is somewhat disorienting for me. Which deck minimizes this contrast?
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One thing I notice is the words-on-words. This is somewhat disorienting for me. Which deck minimizes this contrast?
You could get a large version and trim it.

My current favorite was a gift from a friend. It is the one that comes in a gold box and says "ORIGINAL Aleister Crowley THOTH TAROT" copyright by Ordo Templi Orientis/AGM AGMuller Urania. It is smaller in size but a very high quality printing and good coloring. Titles are in German, as is the substantial booklet. I am not sure if there is an English language version or if it is out of print.

But I also love my other versions, a 3 Magi, a mini Hexery, a Greenie. I have some of the large "standard" versions too but no longer the boxes so I forget which is which. The only one I should have but don't which is silly, is a trimmed one. I would say that is because I am lazy but it is not exactly that. I just do so much paper trimming for art and tarot purposes that it is like the cobbler's kid having no shoes.



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I love the standard sized 3-magus purple box Thoth which inexplicably vanished a few years ago (luckily I bought three or four of them). I also have a few large Green / 2 of Disk box ones but one is unaccountably richer in colouring than the others and I often reach for that one.

I have a few greenies but Freddie popped one in with a Trade as a gift a few years ago. It has astrological symbols in pencil in the borders of some cards and for some reason I love this deck. No box, the faintest hue of greenness, but nice thick cards and gently old-fashioned tones in the artwork.

I also have a large trimmed one I got from Moonbow which I love. I trimmed one myself but she did a better job of it.

Also love my gold box mini Urania-Verlag; the one with the High Priestess on the box. That too inexplicably vanished from the marketplace. I like the pale, nuanced watercolouring. It seems to show up the shading better.

So many I love!



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There's one version that has a misprint on the Eight of Swords. There's a thread about it:

Pocket Thoth printing defect?



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So it looks like the "purple" box is one of the best copies. What is the difference between in and the "green" box and how do make sure I know which one I have buying?
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