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Hester's Occult

The First Occult Tarot Book and Deck Set

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Before Aleister Crowley, before Arthur Edward Waite and Pamela Coleman Smith, before the Golden Dawn, before Papus, Eliphas Levi, and Etteilla, the first author to describe an occult version of the Taort was Louis-Raphael-Lucrece de Fayolle, comte de Mellet, writing in 1781, in the eighth volume of Antoine Court de Gebelin's encyclopedia, Monde primitif. The come de Mellet correlated the Tarot's trumps with the classical Ages of Man: Gold, Silver, and Iron. He drew correspondences between the trumps and the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, he described the minor suits in detail, and he provided the earliest discussion of a divinatory technique for the Tarot. Now for the first time, de Mellet's vision for the Tarot exists as a complete deck, and the accompanying book is the definitive guide. Both the book and factory-sealed deck included in this set are brand new and straight from Robert Place himself!