31 Oct 2012 Leave a Comment
Well we were happy to announce our big research project at the TarotCons in the UK and USA this year. We have been working on it for over a year, and it has been a tricky process. We are happy to announce that we are to publish over 50+ original Golden Dawn tarot manuscripts and illustrations, from the original documents, which we’ve been working with for 18 months.
The publication will be called A NEW DAWN FOR TAROT and feature a commentary on the images, many of which are from the members of the Golden Dawn and the founders, particularly W. W. Westcott and S.L. Macgregor-Mathers. We also discovered some unpublished Tarot work by Florence Farr which I hope to work upon for publication.
It has been a beautiful experience to hold and read these papers, and really connect with the spirit of the time. We were also delighted when – after several months of work and presentations, meetings and panels – the owners of the archive approved our approach and presentation of the material. We think it was our work with the Waite-Trinick Tarot that helped, to show we could present this material in a sensitive manner and with due respect to the original vision of the content. We hope to live up to that vision in sharing this material with you.
The book should be published in the second quarter of 2013.