The Great Beast and the Tarot: Exploring Aleister Crowley's Contributions to Tarot History

Aleister Crowley is one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of modern occultism, and his impact on the world of Tarot cannot be overstated. In this episode, we explore Crowley's life, his beliefs, and his contributions to the world of Tarot.

We begin by examining Crowley's background and his involvement with various occult organizations, including the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. We then delve into his writings on Tarot, including his influential book "The Book of Thoth" and his creation of the Thoth Tarot deck.

We explore Crowley's use of symbolism, his approach to Tarot interpretation, and his incorporation of elements from various spiritual and magical traditions. We also discuss the controversy surrounding Crowley and his legacy, including accusations of racism, misogyny, and even Satanic worship.

Finally, we examine Crowley's ongoing impact on the world of Tarot, from the continued popularity of the Thoth Tarot deck to the ways in which his ideas and teachings have influenced modern Tarot practice.

Whether you're a fan of Crowley or a skeptic of his controversial legacy, this episode is sure to provide valuable insights into one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Tarot.

Join us as we explore Aleister Crowley and his impact on Tarot, and discover how his contributions continue to shape the world of divination and occultism today.

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