Every year, after completing the annual meeting organised by my company in London, I cannot control my desire to visit the British National Museum in London, which I visit every year to enjoy the relics of the ancient Egyptian civilisation.
In this particular museum, they dedicated to these wonderful antiquities nothing more and nothing less than 3 floors. They are all filled with Egyptian statues, sarcophagi, papyri, and even mummies.
Every year I have a very contradictory feeling when I visit this museum because on the one hand I am very happy to see all these wonderful antiques and how well they are cared for, but on the other hand, I am filled with a feeling of sadness because I think they should be exhibited in their country of origin: Egypt.
And taking advantage of this topic, today I want to talk to you about a particular Tarot, which in my opinion is the most beautiful and special one in the whole world: the ancient Egyptian Tarot, where the great scholars of metaphysics, alchemy and hermetics, such as Antoine de Giblin (mid-18th century) or Aleister Crowley (early 20th century), confirmed that the Egyptian gypsies were responsible for introducing playing cards or tarot cards in Italy in the mid-13th century, after their expulsion and persecution from Egypt.
According to some researchers in these hermetic sciences, the letters that were in the possession of the gypsies were exact copies of the papyri that the god Thoth wrote about 3000 years before Christ. Legend has it that this deity was in charge of creating writing, mathematics, alchemy, metaphysics, astronomy and astrology, among other tools that were given to man to evolve.
These papyri were an important part of the famous book “The Book of Thoth” where all the wisdom of the universe was detailed by God and which included the various sections that man forms as a living being (material, spirit, mind, energy) and given to all mankind. Legend also says that all these sciences were kept in a box and thrown to the bottom of the Nile River, according to the theory of the Golden Dawn organisation and whose founder was MacGregor Mathers who worked his whole life as a curator at the British Museum.
In 2600 BC, it is said that 78 gold plates were found inside the pyramid of Giza, which in time became the pharaonic tarot that the gypsies introduced in Europe. A note must be made to warn that there is no scientific evidence that proves this, but regardless of whether this story is true or not, this particular Tarot is considered a great tool for communicating with the subconscious.
The ancient Egyptian (Pharaonic) Tarot is considered one of the most powerful methods for Tarot reading in the world because it includes astronomy, esoteric Kabbalah and Hebrew alchemy in its symbols. Symbols of deities associated with ancient Egypt. Colors, ancient Hebrew symbols, numerology, Kabbalah, and astronomy (including signs and planets) were added.
Each card of the ancient Egyptian Tarot is divided into three parts or levels that refer to our spiritual, mental and physical realms, reminding us that we are multidimensional beings at all times.
I would say that the 22 major arcana cards retain the similarity with the rest of the Tarot in the intention of the character and the occasional symbol, but in the 56 minor arcana cards the differences are very clear: as for example in the cards of the ‘Farmer ‘, ‘Traveler’ and ‘Luck ‘ are some of the Cards in which we see this difference.
In my personal experience, I feel a strong connection with these cards because it is the first Tarot that I learned to read and interpret and also the first Tarot with which I began to do readings with.
Today the tarot of ancient Egypt is the tarot that I use the most in my own readings, since I feel that I can ask any question. I use it in several readings, such as deep ones and ones in which I use many cards or to ask a specific question with the intention of getting a short answer, such as “yes” or “no”.
The meainings of the letters stimulate my intuition and allow me to relate more to the person asking the questions, as I feel like I am establishing a better connection with the subconscious.
I advise you to take a look at this beautiful tarot because it is really unique.
A hug of light 🤍🕊
Very interesting. Thank you Hamsa
Hazim ABOSI says
Very interesting and beautiful…..thank you Hamsa ..you are amazing..
D M Dalia Salem Abd El Naby says
I am very proud of what you’ve said cuz I am Egyptian. Thanks a lot for your interest to give us all these valuable information and being that proud of the ancient Egyptian civilization .you are such a wonderful person. Love u Hamsa
تحياتي وشكري وتقديري واحترامي لك
كتاب الموتي هل متاح نعرف المعلومات بداخله
وما معني أركانا
ممكن القصص التاريخية للكاهنه دي لو متاح
حقيقي كل الشكر والتقدير لحضرتك ويارب موفقه تستاهلي كل خير يارب
Bonjour ma puce j’espère que vous êtes bien merci pour votre travail que vous pour nous et sa fait plaisir d’avoir une personne comme vous bisous à nous tous
Bonjour Hamsa merci infiniment pour ces précisions très intéressantes sur le tarot égyptien. Aussi je rejoins votre réflexion sur le fait que ces richesses historiques se trouvent en dehors de leur pays d’origine, ça fait mal au cœur.
Si vous permettez je vous propose de nous faire des tirages avec ce tarot égyptien que vous affectionnez je suis sur qu’ils seront très appréciés par ta communauté sur YouTube. Encore merci et bravo pour tout ce que vous faites pour nous.
Amal Alfalahi says
الف الف شكر لكل مجهوداتك ولمعلوماتك القيمة ولقراءات الدقيقة والشفافة
نورتينا في لندن كنت اتمنى لو التقيت بيك شخصيا انا متتبعاكي على القناة. شكرا على المعلومات القيمه.