Tag: tarot

The Star
Advertisements Far, far more distant than Venus, its light not reaching us for uncountable years… Crowley’s card brings it close, almost immanent, associates it with that planet so close to us… He did not understand intergalactic distances as we do, but still, he might have understood something of the speed of light, the immensity of […]

The Presented Order of the Book of Thoth, and the Finite Field GF(79) – Part II, The Story
Advertisements This story traverses the entire Book of Thoth – all 78 cards – according to an order generated by the primitive element 3 of GF(79). That element corresponds, through the assignment process I described in Part I posted yesterday, to Atu (Trump) II: The High Priestess. I have numbered the “verses” of the story […]

The Presented Order of the Book of Thoth, and the Finite Field GF(79) – Part I, Introduction and Explanation
Advertisements This is a “mathemagical” discussion of the Book of Thoth, which is the collection of cards also commonly called the Tarot of the Egyptians, and how the symbolic order in which Aleister Crowley presented the 78 cards of that deck relates to certain arrangements – corresponding to the generators – of the elements of […]