Amazingly detailed and gracefully beautiful, Alasia's tempera-on-papyrus paintings meld the stunning style of ancient Egyptian art with the mysteries of the Tarot. To shape the interpretations, Alasia relied on the conceptions of Jean-Baptiste Pitois, who linked the Tarot tradition to the legendary Book of Thoth. Replete with ancient and exotic symbols, these cards speak to the soul.
One of the first books I read when I began studying occultism was The History and Practice of Magic by Paul Christian. This was the Anglicized name of Jean Baptiste Pitois for a book first published in France in 1870, seven years before his death.
The reason I liked it was because of the dramatic and imaginative writing style, part of which included a fascinating, fantastic, and almost phantasmagorical story of initiation in ancient Egypt that merged...read more.
The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
- ISBN-13: 9780738700106
- ISBN-10: 073870010X
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
- Publish Date: September 2000
- Dimensions: 5.04 x 2.78 x 1.16 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds