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Excellent and Essential
on 1 February 2014
I have had this book nearly one year now and so it is time for a review. As the title of the book states it is about the "True Symbolic Meaning" of the Thoth Tarot. It is therefore about the Thoth Tarot cards and pretty much useless for any other deck. It also focuses on the symbolism of each card (Major and Minor cards). This book is great for beginners who want to start to take the Thoth Tarot more seriously and actually understand the cards themselves.
The explanations are simple with a focus also on the meanings of particular colours on each card. The Tree of Life is mentioned in the book but is limited - this book is primarily about symbolism afterall.
It has a useful appendix with some tables in, for example, the zodiac signs and their ruling planets and symbols. It also has an Index (very rare these days) as well as a diagram of the Tree of Life with Tarot Attributions towards the front.
I like the simplicity of this book and the easiness of reading it whilst at the same time gleaning so much symbolic meaning. With an understanding of the meaning of the symbols you can do a more accurate reading.
This book forms a very good basis and grounding to develop your knowledge further. I have found that "The Crowley Tarot" by Akron Hajo BanZhaf is a good accompaniment to Snuffin's book. Both of these books could be supplemented with Lon Milo DuQuettes "Thoth Tarot" thus giving you a good grounding before reading Aleister Crowley's "Thoth Tarot".
I am always reaching for this book - even after 12 months.