Frater Orpheus posted more images of alternate versions of the Thoth Tarot deck’s Aces. His FB posting says:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
Based upon the popularity of yesterday’s post it occurred to me that a great deal of people have not had the pleasure of seeing many of the alternate Thoth deck images. Over the years I have collected a great deal of these images and just sort of taken for granted that most scholars would be aware of these. Based on private conversations this clearly is not the case. So I have decided that I should share these as there are many out there that would benefit from their study. However since they are quite a few of these I have chosen to release them over a series of posts that I hope you all enjoy. What I love most about a great deal of the rejected cards is
that they have a bit of an Art Deco feel to them which I have always appreciated and is a bit more prevalent then you find in the standard issued Thoth tarot.
Today let us start at the very top of the Tree – in Kether… Crowley wrote the following in regard to the ACE cards:
“The Aces represent the roots of the four elements. They are quite above, and distinct from, the other small cards in the same way as Kether is said to be symbolized only by the topmost point of the Yod of Tetragrammaton. In these cards is no real manifestation of the element in its material form. They form a link between the small cards and the Princesses, who rule the Heavens around the North Pole. The Meridian is the Great Pyramid, and the Elements rule, going Eastward, in the order of Tetragrammaton, Fire, Water, Air, Earth. Thus, roughly. Aces-Princesses Wands cover Asia, Cups the Pacific Ocean, Swords the Americas, Disks Europe and Africa. To make this relationship clear, one may go a little into the symbol of the pentagram, or Shield of David. It represents Spirit ruling the four elements, and is thus a symbol of the Triumph of Man.”
Aces appear in the order YHVH…
Love is the law, love under will