“Of the making of many books there is no end” (Ecclesiastes 12:12).
Note: No doubt there are other books that should be on these lists, but of the dozens of books actually examined, these stood out as especially suitable to share with a diverse audience. If you have a special interest in Platonism, Gnosticsm, or Kabbalah, feel free to email moreinfo[at]teenytinytarot[dot]com for additional suggestions.
Anonymous (Author), Powell, Robert (Translator), Meditations on the Tarot:
A Journey into Christian Hermeticism, New York, Tarcher/Penguin, 2002.
Case, Paul Foster. The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. Los Angeles,
Decker, Ronald; Depaulis, Thierry; Dummett, Michael. A Wicked Pack of Cards:
The Origins of the Occult Tarot. London: Gerald Duckworth and Co. LTD., 1996.
Decker, Ronald; Dummett, Michael. A History of the Occult Tarot 1870-1920,
London: Gerald Duckworth and Co. LTD., 2002.
Tarot-History: The French Marseille Tradition http://www.tarot-history.com/
Wikipedia [miscellaneous topics] https://en.wikipedia.org/
Other Books and Websites of Interest
Note: Just as there is no end to the making of many books, there is no end to the making of many websites, either! As such, we cannot even begin to provide an adequate list of websites (and will not even try). The best course of action is to begin your own list of favorites by googling the names, topics, and titles from this booklet which you find particularly interesting!
Ben-Dov, Yoav. Tarot: The Open Reading
Bernstein, Henrietta. Cabalah Primer: Introduction to English/Hebrew Cabalah
Bunning, Joan. Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners http://learntarot.com
Decker, Ronald. The Esoteric Tarot: Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and
Drane/Ross/Johnson Beyond Prediction: The Tarot and Your Spirituality [On Kindle]
Drury, Nevill. The Tarot Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide…
Fontana, David. The Essential Guide to the Tarot
_______. The Secret Language of Symbols: A Visual Guide to Symbols and their
Giles, Cynthia. The Tarot: History, Mystery, and Lore
Huson, Paul. Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage
Hoeller, Stephen A. The Fool’s Pilgrimage: Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot
Kingsley, Peter. Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic
_______. Dark Places of Wisdom
_______. A Story Waiting to Pierce You
[Download: The Spiritual Tradition at the Roots of Western Civilization]
Ozaniec, Naomi. The Watkins Tarot Handbook: The Practical System of Self-Discovery
Nichols, Sallie. Jung and Tarot
Place, Robert. The Tarot: History, Symbolism, Divination.
Plato. Misc. Dialogues, various editions:
The Republic (see “the cave allegory” in Book VII and “the myth of Er” in Book X)
The Phaedrus (especially “the myth of the soul”)
The Symposium (especially the speeches Socrates and Aristophanes)
Plotinus. The Enneads
Pollach, Rachel. 78 Degrees of Wisdom
Quinn, Paul. Tarot for Life
Salaman, Clement, et al. The Way of Hermes: New Translations of The Corpus
Hermeticum and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius
Sadhu, Mouni. The Tarot: A Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic
Victor, Arisa. The Thursday Night Tarot: The weekly talks . . . by John C. Lotterhand
Wang, Robert. The Qabalistic Tarot: A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy
Wen, Benebell. Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach…
Williams, Charles. The Greater Trumps (a novel)
Williams-Heller, Ann. Kabbalah: Your path to Inner Freedom