Who Was Thoth The Egyptian God? – The Ancient Legacy That Influenced Tarot

2017-07-04T06:57:29+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Divination, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Who Was Thoth The Egyptian God? – The Ancient Legacy That Influenced Tarot   Personal Introduction I was first introduced to the Thoth tarot deck while studying in Istanbul. Unfortunately I had no idea what its origins were, and all the literature I could find there was in Turkish, which I could not read so well. I only noticed that it was a much better tool for readings than I had previously encountered. When I returned to the United States, I set about to learn more about the tool that had become so important to me.   The God of Writing and Magic Thoth is usually described as the ancient Egyptian god of writing and magic. In order to gain some better sense of Him, though, one must leave behind our modern environment where writing has become commonplace (and thus diluted in power). This was the dawn of human writing, in a time when marking symbols on stone or papyrus (or on skin) was indistinguishable from magic. Scribes were an elite caste in Egypt. Those few of the nobility who learned to write often adorned themselves in the menhed, the scribal apparatus, which [...]