||The Book of the Ritual Tarot (Tarot Spells to the
The Book of the Ritual Tarot (11th Book in the initiation
path series). Takes the reader through the angelic
spells that can be performed to request help and assistance
from the Archangels . The Tarot is not examined as
a fortune-telling tool, but a means of invoking the
powers of the Tarot symbolism, which may be used to
reduce the effects of Karmic situations. The Tarot
may also be used to constructt a Sheild of Power,
a talisman, unique to you, that will provide an umbrella
of protection over your family and home.
It is not unusual for some occultist to exclaim that Tarot
cards where developed in Egypt, or written by Egyptian God
Thoth as a complete and secret book of magic, but only for
those that have mastered the interpretation of the symbols.
It has been stated by some that they were the mystical cards
of the Egyptian Pharaohs which enabled them to gain access
to next world, similar to a pocket pack of the Book of the
Dead. Gypsies have also been credited for invented them,
and therefore distributing them all around the world. It
is interesting to note that "gypsy" is considered
by some to be a corrupt form of "Egyptian.". And
at the other extreme some even believe that the Tarot cards
are signs that have been left here by alien cultures
Although many have tried to establish the true the true
origin of the Tarot, we are still unsure who created the
first deck. Naturally, they may have developed from simple
cards used to play games. It appears that earliest known
book of Tarot cards still in existence, dates from around
1840. but it is not a full deck.
Through the years the idea that cards could have meaning,
especially when randomly drawn gained popular acceptance
and therefore its tool as a means of divination grew.
It was no until the late the early 1800's when Eliphas Levi,
created the blueprint for the Tarot cards used today. During
their development he assigned Hebrew letters and planetary
association to each of the 22 Major Arcana cards and the
suits took on mystical representations; Swords, Disks, Wands
and Cups. Some occultist began to further diverse the cards
with certain powers through the symbols contained within
It s not inconceivable to see the cards can or do represent
open and presumably hidden occult symbolism and as a result
the Catholic Church quickly classed the tarot as the “the
devil's picture book". Just to own a deck of Tarot
cards was extremely dangerous. Even today the Catholic Church
forbids any for of divination as a sin.
There is certainly some true in the interpretation of the
symbols being consistent and standard across different traditions,
as we thinks in symbols and over the years symbols can acquire
powerful associations, think about the crucifix, and therefore
have a direct influence on our conscious or subconscious
Therefore it is not important from a Pauline Art (Angelic)
perspective where the Tarot cards originated, but the information
that they contain. Clearly the images have a profound psychological
impact on those that study the symbolism, call this spiritual
insight if you wish.
By tradition, the development of the cards has generally
been undertaken by the occult fraternity, with the inclusion
of symbolic references and correspondent images. From this
we can only assume that the cards do have spiritual entity
links. From the Pauline Art this link is through Gods Archangels.
The Tarot is but a tool and St. Paul reminds us, "We
know that God makes all things work together for the good
of those who love Him, who have been called according to
His decree" (Rom 8:28).
Finally from a Christian, especially a Catholic perspective,
the cards are still classed as evil. Consider this; it is
only human to fear what is unknown. For those who consider
the cards as evil as proposed by their particular religion,
consider that every religion states that if you do not believe
in their particular philosophy or teaching than you are
evil in their eyes. Is it not true then that most of us
must be evil, in this context, from someone else’s
Occult contributors to the development of the Tarot:
Eliphas Levi (aka: Alphonse Louis Constant,), 1810-1875.
Papus (Gerard Encausse, 1865-1916).
A. E. Waite (1857-1942).