Dame Fortune's Wheel Tarot - A Pictorial Wheel- Paul Huson


Paul Huson, London born author and artist, was initially trained in the Western Esoteric Tradition by Dion Fortune's Society of The Inner Light, and later studied the doctrines of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Stella Matutina under the aegis of Israel Regardie. He is the author of a number of well-known books on occult and allied subjects, among them the influential Mastering Witchcraft an Mystical Origins of the Tarot, a book detailing the origins of the Tarot deck and how and why the cards came to be used for divination. Although historians now know Tarot was originally invented as a card game, the imagery contained in the cards draws on medieval romance and drama as well as the works of Virgil, Petrarch, Boccaccio and Boethius. Over the course of time the deck became a popular means of divination in much the same way that books like the Bible and Virgil's Aeneid came to be used for bibliomancy.

Based upon Huson's research in Mystical Origins of The Tarot, Dame Fortune's Wheel Tarot illustrates for the first time the earliest, traditional interpretations unadorned by the occult speculations of Mathers, Waite, or Crowley, but as collected in the 1700's by Jean-Baptiste Alliette, a Parisian fortune-teller otherwise known as Etteilla,  In addition to detailed descriptions of the cards symbolism and significance - with both regular and reversed meanings - Dame Fortune's Wheel Tarot provides meticulous full colour reproductions of Huson's original designs for all of 79 cards, including an extra Significator card as specified by Etteilla that may be used optionally. Dame Fortune's Wheel Tarot also provides full instructions for how to lay out the cards for divination.