THE ESOTERIC TAROT – THE KEY TO THE CABALA by Simon Kasdin
The modern study of the Tarot can easily be traced back a century to Papus’ TAROT OF THE BOHEMIANS. Around 1900 Arthur Edward Waite republished same with an Introduction. In 1910 Arthur Edward Waite prepared his own set of cards and his own book, considerably elaborating on the Bohemian Tarot. About a third of a century later Paul Foster Case did an excellent, but rather difficult to understand, book on this same subject.
Since that date over a dozen works of this title have been produced in America and England. The interesting thing to observe was that Waite and Papus’ book as his source, although in this Introduction he infers that much of his comments have been derived from a certain mystical society, THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN DAWN, and that his obligations of secrecy to that society prevented him from saying many things.
There is no pretext in this book that this is the last word on the subject, and I myself shal hail with the greatest of pleasure any future improved works, especially where Hebrew scholars may make a greater use of the number value of words, due to their greater familarity with the Hebrew vocabulary. However, this original approach to what is believed to be closer to the original idea of the SEPHER YETZIRAH, will be of much value to most readers. ~~from the introduction by Simon Kasdin
THE ESOTERIC TAROT – THE KEY TO THE CABALA
Author: Simon Kasdin
Publisher: The Emerson Society
Condition: This paperback book is used, and in pretty good condition. 96 pages.