Tarot Mysteries of Thoth
Tarot, Initiation and Inner Alchemy
This book is ‘Book Three’ as part of a complete series in the “Complete Teachings of Wicca”, outlining an ancient and esoteric system that uses internal and external Alchemising to create a vibrational healing and reawakening of the many other levels of Conscious Existence and the varied realms within our being from the Physical, Mental, Psychic, Astral and the Spiritual. By reawakening and being aware, we can improve our deeper communication with our subtler rhythms and create change, we can also move more freely and easily, and completely into the Age of Aquarius, with an acknowledgement and acceptance of much higher powers and higher levels to our lives.
These changes of the Dawning Age are inevitable, as part of the micro-macrocosmic tides. But we must be aware that it is up to us, NOT the Goddess and God, but us as individual Wicces and as a species, whether these changes are forward or backward, we the human beings of our planet MUST CHANGE and GROW if we are to survive.
At our level of Spiritual existence, we have made the choice to be incarnated into this life and time, and we must now make the choice that we will either decide whether we use the energy to recapture the past, by attributing all that happens to our old external Gods and Goddesses, fix the development of the future by limited or one sided projection, or hopefully learn at last to grow and take our responsible place in the flow of reawakening our greatest potential sensitivities and our divine love. The Magickal System outlined in this book is functionally complete as it is, but at the same time it is an Art. It can and must be developed and shaped by each individual Wicce or Shaman and situation it is used in.
You will find that the results are proportional to the amount of artistic and Magickal involvement you invest. Use your intellect with your Higher Wicce Self to develop rather than inhibit your experiences. Remember the words of the Mighty Ones of the Magick Circle, “TO KNOW, TO WILL, TO DARE AND TO KEEP SILENT”. To have complete courage we must be educated and have complete faith in our chosen Path and ourselves. If you are doing your Craft as a Solo practitioner, or even a small Coven (less than 5) then it must be done away from any major disturbing influences, such as noises and electrical outputs. Have an adventure with your group and search in the country for a space that you can hold your ceremonies in secret and without fear of being observed or interrupted. Maybe you know someone who has a farm and maybe they will let you use a section of it for your workings.
The Tarot Cards and Artwork are done especially for my book, and they are part of my “Oracles of the Goddesses and Gods Card and Book Set”. As you will notice in this book I use the 21 Major Arcana, (as in the 21 points of the human body, toes, fingers and head, also relating to the 21 Wiccan celebrations of the year, 13 Full Moons (Esbats) and 8 Festivals (Sabbats), as they are the original scribed tablets by Thoth, (Hermes Trismegistos) and they are doorways to different dimensions of thinking and existences. The original sacred tablets of Thoth are called “The Book of Life”, and have been in the custody and protection of the Organisation known as the “Ammonite Foundation” of Saiss in Egypt, who are an ancient order of Priests and Priestesses and the custodians and keepers of the ancient archives of Thoth and the ancient Priesthood of Aset. I have been lucky enough to have been a member of this sacred organisation for over 25 years, and have gained much insight and knowledge into the truth behind the Tarot, its true symbology, origin and Magickal properties.
Each Tarot card is a portal, a doorway, a vibrational key that acts on your psyche and subconscious to a special form of education that will take us on a journey of self-discovery and expression, self-realisation and self-awakening, by using the Tarot cards as Magickal Keys or Portals to sacred teachings from all over the world, they will aid us in reaching hopeful Enlightenment through a series of techniques that will enable you to connect or in some cases reconnect to specific Magickal knowledge and advance your lives into a spiritual Ascension. They are all simple techniques, but you need to be focused, dedicated and prepared to work hard on the journey to your own Truth.
Good luck on your journey may it offer up all that you need on your path to meet with the Ancient Ones.
I wish to acknowledge the help and assistance of every Wiccan, Wicce, Pagan, Magician, Shaman and those of true spirit; past, present and future! Especially my mentors and guides, both physically and spiritually.
Since the beginning of time, humankind has stood in awe of the universe and its many magickal marvels—even the very planet Earth that we live on—realizing that there is a Goddess and God the created all that is. Their greatest creations were their children: the Wicces of old, and the Wiccans of tomorrow. There have been many secrets within all religious orders, but the coffer of knowledge of these esoteric occult and religious organizations has now been opened for all to learn and understand.
In Tarot Mysteries of the Thoth, author Tamara Von Forslun shares these secrets of Wicca and brings clarity and sensitivity to budding seekers of the craft as they come to know and learn the religion of old. As the third book in her series on witchcraft and Wicca, this guidebook focuses on the training of the initiated Wicce by working the tarot as internal alchemy for the modern Wicce. It will challenge modern-day Wicces with a series of training lessons that are practical in the advancement of becoming a priest or priestess of the old religion of Wicca.
In order to develop on your magickal journey as a Wicce, you must learn to connect at a very deep earthly level, and you must have an intensity that will help you gain the ability to positively change the very world you live in—not only on a microcosmic level, but on a macrocosmic, universal level as well. The lessons in Tarot Mysteries of the Thoth will aid in your development.
About the Author
Tamara Von Forslun has dedicated over five decades to studying and teaching Wicca and witchcraft, lecturing at universities worldwide, teaching hundreds of Wiccans, and appearing on dozens of documentaries, TV shows, and radio broadcasts. Tamara was the first person to confront the establishment by changing the laws for Wiccans in Australia and having Wicca accepted as a religion, and she founded the first legal neo-pagan church, the Church of Wicca, in 1989. Since retiring from her committed involvement in witchcraft and coven life, she has decided to share her knowledge in a series of books; Tarot Mysteries of Thoth is the third part of this series, which begins with the two-part volume Complete Teachings of Wicca and continues with The Witches’ Coven.