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Crowley and Golden Dawn Tarot

To: tyagi@hollyfeld.org
From: tyagi@houseofkaos.abyss.com (nagasiva)
Subject: Divination/9612.crwlygd.bh
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 22:29:47 -0800

>From: heidrick@well.com (Bill Heidrick)
>Newsgroups: alt.tarot
>Subject: Re: VIII and XI
>Date: 16 Dec 1996 16:35:39 GMT
>Message-ID: <593tor$mkj@filth.well.com>
>References: <01bbe6b0$fbf52440$c827f3cd@tctc>

>Crowley was commenting on the Golden Dawn ordering of Strength and
>Justice, with which he initially agreed.  It wasn't until sometime
>>latter that he discovered something he believed that affected the
>correspondences attributed to the Star and the Emperor cards that he
>decided to revert to the older, pre Golden Dawn, arrangement of
>Justice = 8 and Strength = 11.  He needed to revert Justice and
>Strength in order to balance the changes he made to The Emperor and
>The Star, -- 

Not quite correct.  Crowley retained the Golden Dawn reversal of Strength 
and Justice, using it to justify his reversal of Star and Emperor in one 
system.  He did restore the Roman numeral sequence to the Trumps in the
Thoth Deck, but treated the cards as though the sequence for purposes of 
correspondence on the Tree of Life and in Astrology was that of the 
G.'.D.'. switch of Justice and Strength + his new switch of Star and 
Emperor.  There is a three-loop diagram in the middle of _Book of Thoth_ 
to illustrate this.

93 93/93
Bill Heidrick

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