The magnificent, remarkable Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris was intended to be completed between the two of them in just 6 months.
Instead, an incredible 7 year odyssey of creativity and assimilation was undertaken, in which Crowley instructed Lady Harris in the breadth and depth of his occult knowledge, which by this time had seen him head his own Mystical Order, Cross the Abyss and make contact with his Holy Guardian Angel AIWASS, and thereby receive the dictation for ‘LIBER AL’, the ‘Book of the Law’, probably the most famous and highly regarded example of ‘automatic writing’ in the history of the occult sciences. Lady Frieda Harris had to repaint some of the cards up to 8 times to satisfy the punctilious and exacting visions of ‘The Wickedest Man in the World’, as the Daily Mail preferred to refer to Crowley at the time. Although the paintings were exhibited, both Crowley and Harris would pass away before their immense Magnum Opus was published, along with the seminal ‘Book of Thoth’ penned by Aleister Crowley to accompany his Tarot deck. He insisted that the two should only ever be sold together, but after his death this has been broadly ignored, much to the loss of those who might seek to understand this most holy and magickal of tarot systems, for it is absolutely a grimoire, a Book of Magick which changes every single time you read it. It is highly recommended for all serious students of this most challenging and wide ranging esoteric artifacts, The Thoth Tarot of Aleister Crowley.