Paul Hughes-Barlow
Alchemy and the Tarot

Alchemy and the Tarot

While the focus in the Golden Dawn and Thelema is on ritual, Alchemy also played an important part. However, since the 17th century, along with traditional astrology, the Art of Alchemy lost its importance due to science, while Secret Society's grew in importance....

The Fool and the World

The Fool and the World

Tarot readers too often like the sound of our own voices, so here is something to aid your meditations on the Tarot by Edward Givens, a musician and composer at Oregon Shakespeare festival. There are 22 tracks for the Major Arcana, four for the elements, and an extra...

Liber AL & Tarot Workshop

Liber AL & Tarot Workshop

Liber AL or the Book of the Law received by Aleister Crowley is not as challenging to Tarot Readers as you might think. In this Workshop Paul demystifies Liber AL and demonstrates its relationship to the Thoth Tarot, including the Tarot cards representing the...

Liber 231 and Nightside of Eden

Liber 231 and Nightside of Eden

Liber 231 is a mysterious document written by Aleister Crowley. It has two sets of 22 sigils and a commentary. Kenneth Grant in NIghtside of Eden gave an interpretation that remains the basis for all work done by magicians since. Grant uses a system of known as the...

Workshop on Astrology and the Tarot

Workshop on Astrology and the Tarot

On 18th October we explore astrology and the Book of Thoth Tarot deck in the on-going Tarot Workshops. Knowledge of astrology is one of the foundations for learning tarot - for without it you can't make accurate predictions or know when events happened previously. All...

Paul’s Tarot Book Club

Paul’s Tarot Book Club

The Thoth Tarot is beautiful - so many of my clients comment on this, but how easy is it to really understand what Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris were up to? The accompanying book (The Book) is deeply frustrating for a number of reasons. For a start it was written...