Phantasmaphile Presents: Layered Orders: Crowley’s Thoth Deck and the Tarot, a personal narrative by artist Jesse Bransford, at Observatory, 543 Union St., Brooklyn.

“In an image-soaked personal narration Bransford, whose research-based artwork has delved into many of the territories Crowley sought to unify, will discuss some of the basic concepts of Tarot symbolism, returning to Crowley’s deck as among the most total example of the cards’ syncretism and as the most controversial.”

Bransford is a Master Teacher and Undergraduate Director at New York University where he has been teaching since 2001, as well as a member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism. See some of his Tarot and Qabbala-based art here.

Thanks to John Coulthart and his blog, { feuilleton }, where you’ll find an interesting article on the art of Pamela Colman Smith.

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