Mystical Origins of the Tarot:
From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage
By Paul Huson
Paperback. 352 pages.
In "Mystical Origins of the Tarot, " Paul Huson traces each symbol of the Minor Arcana to ancient Persia, and the Major Arcana Trump card images to the medieval world. A thorough examination of each card is given, and how the cards' divinatory meanings evolved. Huson also provides concise and practical card-reading methods of the 18th and 19th centuries and reveals the origins of the card interpretations promoted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and A. E. Waite.
Paul Huson has been a student of the tarot for over 40 years. He received initial esoteric training from the Society of the Inner Light in London and he later studied the methods of the Order of the Golden Dawn. He is the author of a number of books, including "Mastering Witchcraft, " in print for more than 30 years, and "The Devil's Picturebook: The Compleat Guide to Tarot Cards". He lives in Los Angeles.