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The Tarot: A Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism

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The first contemporary encyclopedic exposition of the great Western Tradition since the basic books by Eliphas Lévi and Papus, and it also has full practical utility.

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The Philosophical Tarot has always been recognized as a universal key to all wisdom attainable by human beings. This text will be of particular interest, because of its kindred approach, to the many readers of the extraordinary contemporary masterpiece Meditations on the Tarot, by an anonymous writer much valued in esoteric circles throughout the world.

The present work is by no means just a theoretical treatise accessible only to specialists, for anyone can understand the initiatory concepts of Mouni Sadhu's Tarot, perceiving completely new horizons of thought, activity, psychology, cosmology, and practical esotericism. In this text a great number of questions which occur to the earnest seeker are answered in a new and fascinating way, and the solution of the philosophical equations arising from the Arcana opens new vistas in every field of life.

The book is suitably subdivided into 100 separate lessons, allowing for systematic study.


"The author says that the basis of The Tarot: A Contemporary Course of The Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism was a work by Prof. Gregory Ossipovitch Mebes, the leading figure in Russian hermetic occultism before the Revolution, which is true but is not the whole truth. In fact the book by Mouni Sadhu is almost a verbatim translation of that by Mebes, with a few additions of his own, dealing chiefly with the Eastern spiritual teachings."     ~Rafal T. Prinke


Mouni Sadhu (born Mieczyslaw Demetriusz Sudowski on August 17th, 1897, in Warsaw, Poland) was a noted occultist and mystic. His name change to Mouni Sadhu (approximate meaning "silent wandering holy man") came about after his stay with Sri Ramana Maharshi in 1949. Mouni Sadhu views the "Philosophical Tarot" as a universal key to all wisdom.

Author Sadhu, Mouni
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 494 pp.
Publisher Aeon Books 2004
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