Book: The Egyptian Revival Or The Ever Coming Son In The Light Of The Tarot by Frater AchadThis little book has been written in the spirit of Suggestive Inquiry, and the writing of it has led to many illuminating ideas in regard to the Universal Tradition as disclosed by the Tarot Trumps. This book is a follow-up to Achad's book Q.B.L. or the Bride's Reception. Contents: Light on the Egyptian Revival; Essence of the Practical Qabalah; More Light on the Tarot Trumps; The Sun, the Devil, and the Redeemer; The Mystery of Babylon and the Beast; Further Light on the Tree of Life; The Law of Thelema (will); The Tradition of the Golden Age; All of Achad's books are a must for the student of Tarot and Qabalah.
Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones) goes into the meaning of the tarot cards very deeply here. If you are interested in the Correspondences between the tarot trumps and the "paths" on the Tree of Life, this is essential reading. And if you feel like something is "wrong" with the conventional attributions, you will find much food for thought here.
For instance, the conventional scheme has the "Fool" starting at the top of the Path. But why would the order of the paths go down the Tree of
Life instead of up? Many people think this must be backwards. Otherwise the Path of Enlightenment would be leading downward from Heaven to the material world of Malkut.
In "The Egyptian Revival", Achad presents an interesting argument in favor of another arrangement. I'm not sure that he gets it exactly right, but some of his placements seem infinitely more meaningful than the existing positions. At least his paths start in the material world and lead in the direction of Kether, rather than the other way around. His attitude is very humble in making these suggestions, and he goes out of his way to praise some of those in the world of established commercial magick who disagreed with his ideas.
Of course, the same correspondences that cause the tarot to be ordered the way it is, also exist in the dogma and ritual of scores or hundreds of secret orders and organisations. So Achad anticipated opposition. He was very careful to pose his ideas as merely the suggestions of an
humble truthseeker. I think he was like many good and innocent people who assume other people to be good and free from malice in an
Books in PDF format to read:Gerald Massey - Ancient Egypt The Light Of The World Vol I
James Allen Chisholm - The Eddas The Keys To The Mysteries Of The North
Johann Georg Faust - The Black Raven Or The Threefold Coercion Of Hell
Aleister Crowley - The Equinox Vol Iv No Ii The Vision And The Voice
Frater Achad - The Egyptian Revival Or The Ever Coming Son In The Light Of The Tarot