The Greater Trumps

Perhaps the most exquisite of these interpretations is the one contained in this extraordinary novel. In the universe evoked by Charles Williams, sorcery can still kill, and the supernatural must be fought with the supernatural.

The Greater Trumps

Author: Charles William

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ISBN: 9781676310358

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Charles Williams had a genius for choosing strange and exciting themes for his novels and making them believable and profoundly suggestive of spiritual truths. The Tarot pack, the ancestor of all playing cards, is first mentioned in history in 1393; the origin of the deck is not known. Tradition has it that the gypsies brought the Tarot from Egypt and that the cards were used for fortune telling. This deck was conceived of as having magical properties, and the most powerful of all the cards were the Magic Arcana or Greater Trumps, twenty-two symbolic pictures whose mysteries have been interpreted and reinterpreted not only by occultists, but also by religious thinkers, psychoanalysts and literary anthropologists. Perhaps the most exquisite of these interpretations is the one contained in this extraordinary novel. In the universe evoked by Charles Williams, sorcery can still kill, and the supernatural must be fought with the supernatural. But beneath the brilliant and imaginative surface is concealed a meticulously thought-out Christian message. Charles Williams-novelist, poet, critic, dramatist and biographer-died in his native England in May, 1945. He had a lively and devoted following there and achieved a considerable reputation as a lecturer on the faculty of Oxford University. T.S. Eliot, Dorothy Sayers and C.S. Lewis were among his distinguished friends and literary sponsors.

Charles Williams Omnibus War in Heaven Many Dimensions the Place of the Lion Shadows of Ecstasy the Greater Trumps Descent Into Hell All Hallo

This book is an omnibus edition containing the seven novels that Charles Williams wrote as well as a short story that he wrote for the London Mercury: War in Heaven (1930) - The Holy Grail is discovered in a small country parish and becomes ...

Charles Williams Omnibus   War in Heaven  Many Dimensions  the Place of the Lion  Shadows of Ecstasy  the Greater Trumps  Descent Into Hell  All Hallo

Author: Charles Williams

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This book is an omnibus edition containing the seven novels that Charles Williams wrote as well as a short story that he wrote for the London Mercury: War in Heaven (1930) - The Holy Grail is discovered in a small country parish and becomes both a sacramental object to protect or a cup of power to exploit. Many Dimensions (1931) - The Stone of Suleiman is illegally acquired from its Islamic guardian in Baghdad and taken to England, it is discovered the stone allows its possessor to transcend the barriers of space and time. The Place of the Lion (1931) - Platonic archetypes begin to appear in an English market town, wreaking havoc and unveiling the spiritual strengths and flaws of the townspeople. Shadows of Ecstasy (1931) - A man discovers that by focusing his energies inward he can extend his life almost indefinitely. He undertakes an experiment using to die and resurrect his own body in order to attain immortality. The Greater Trumps (1932) - The original Tarot is used to unlock immense power, allowing those who possess it to see across space and time, create matter, and create powerful natural storms. Descent into Hell (1937) - An academic fetishizes a woman to the extent that his perversion takes the form of a female demon. The cycle of sin brings about the necessity for redemptive acts. All Hallows' Eve (1945) - Explores the meaning of suffering and empathy by removing the barrier between the living and the dead through both black magic and divine love. Et in Sempiternum Pereant (1935) - In this short story a retired Lord Chief Justice is on a walk in the countryside when he enters a burning house and encounters a troubled spirit on its way to Hell. This is the only tale of this kind that Williams wrote - sketchy in detail but terrifying through implication. Williams was admired by his contemporaries including T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden, his especially by C. S. Lewis, whose novel That Hideous Strength is considered to be entirely inspired by Williams's work. When he moved to Oxford he participated regularly in Lewis's literary society known as the Inklings. This enabled Williams to read and improve his final published novel, All Hallows' Eve, as well as to hear J. R. R. Tolkien read some of his early drafts of The Lord of the Rings aloud to the group.

The Tarot

If the player has any two of these Tarot Trumps, he can ask his opponent for a
third; if the latter cannot reply by ... At the end of each hand the points made by
each player are added up separately, then the lesser is taken from the greater,
and ...

The Tarot

Author: S.L. Macgregor Mathers

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609255718

Page: 96

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Revised and expanded edition of Mathers' original treatise. Three methods of reading cards are included, along with instructions for the game of tarot, which can be played by two or three people. This is a classic text that will be appreciated by anyone interested in the study of the tarot.

The Inner West

They do not exactly parallel Tarot trumps, but with slight effort could be equated
with them, especially as the card ... the leading Italian literary artists of the time
was wedded to the notion of allegory, and how the greater trumps themselves are
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The Inner West

Author: Jay Kinney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650837

Page: 336

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The founder of the influential Gnosis magazine collects essays by some of today's finest spiritual writers to explore the West's magical and esoteric traditions. Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, The Knights Templar . . . Even before the success of The Da Vinci Code, many readers knew of these and other aspects of Western esoterica. But few understand their true meaning. In The Inner West, more than twenty essays by seventeen leading authors shine a light on some of the most mysterious and closely held aspects of the Western tradition. Its authors bring to life the symbolist and occult philosophies that populate the history and beliefs of the Western way. These same philosophies-which include variants of Christian and Jewish mysticism, and the teachings of figures like Rudolf Steiner and G. I. Gurdjieff-can present a deep and different spiritual path for today's seekers. Spiritual seekers have often looked to the East for inspiration and guidance. Yet increasing numbers of people are discovering that many helpful wisdom traditions have existed right here in the West. With the Kabbalah and Tarot cards more popular than ever, and alternative spirituality from Wicca to Sufism gaining a new audience, The Inner West is a timely book for this expanding audience

English Studies in Canada

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GREATER TRUMPS EVELYN J. HINZ University of
Manitoba Not that many years ago the Tarot was a name known to few besides
occultists or readers of T.S. Eliot , and even these – through understanding or ...

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Mysteries of Templar Treasure the Holy Grail

Williams shared their interests to a very great extent but was himself something of
an expert on the Tarot . His mystical and mysterious novel , The Greater Trumps ,
is centred around the Tarot pack as integrally as Alice through the Looking ...

Mysteries of Templar Treasure   the Holy Grail

Author: Lionel Fanthrope

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578633159

Page: 239

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Next to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, no other place on Earth holds as much esoteric symbolism as France's Rennes le Ch'teau. Its location and design are the subjects of countless rumors, myths, and legends. Mysteries of Templar Treasure and the Holy Grail, formerly published as The Secrets of Rennes le Chateau, delves into the reality behind the action and adventure of The Da Vinci Code. Rennes le Chateau has plenty of secrets: buried treasure, unsolved murders, supernatural powers, codes on parchments and tombstones, not to mention clues concealed in statues and paintings, enigmatic priests who controlled immense wealth, and secret societies that are still active today. The authors survey the arcane history and secrets of Rennes le Chateau, including its relationship to the Merovingian bloodline of Christ. The Chateau is a possible location of an immense treasure, such as a Templar, Cathar, or Priory of Sion hoard. The final resting place of a famous artifact like the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Longinus, the Emerald Tablets of Hermes Trismegistus- or even the Holy Grail. The authors also examine Rennes le Chateau's proximity to Cathar and Templar fortresses, its mystical layout, and its location on the same Paris meridian as so many other esoteric mysteries. Extensive appendices in the book offer possible solutions to secret cryptograms, point out odd connections and commonalities between Rennes le Chateau and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and suggest the possibility of fourth-dimension/tesseract implications.

War in Heaven

This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive.

War in Heaven

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528786734

Page: 244

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“War in Heaven” is a 1930 novel by Charles W. S. Williams. Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886 – 1945) was a British theologian, novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was also a member of the “The Inklings”, a literary discussion group connected to the University of Oxford, England. They were exclusively literary enthusiasts who championed the merit of narrative in fiction and concentrated on writing fantasy. He was given an scholarship to University College London, but was forced to leave in 1904 because he couldn't afford the tuition fees. Other notable works by this author include: “The Greater Trumps” (1932), “Many Dimensions” (1931), and “The Place of the Lion” (1931). This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Coming Up Trumps A Memoir

They got the exleader of the Greater London Council instead, Ken Livingstone.
Fine for him to be rude about Mrs Thatcher. Not fine for me. I think it was quite
brave of me because I did have to cause a terrible scene, but sometimes you do ...

Coming Up Trumps  A Memoir

Author: Jean Trumpington

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447265351

Page: 324

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The Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller. In this characteristically trenchant memoir, the indomitable Jean Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life. The daughter of an officer in the Bengal Lancers and an American heiress, Jean Campbell-Harris was born into a world of considerable privilege, but the Wall Street Crash entirely wiped out her mother's fortune. At fifteen, the young Jean Campbell-Harris was sent to Paris to study but two years later, with the outbreak of the Second World War, she became a land girl. However, she quickly changed direction, joining naval intelligence at Bletchley Park, where she stayed for the rest of the war. After the war she worked first in Paris and then on Madison Avenue, New York, with advertising's 'mad men'. It was here that she met her husband, the historian Alan Barker, and their marriage, in 1954, ushered in the happiest period of her life before embarking on her distinguished political career, as a Cambridge City councillor, Mayor of Cambridge and, then, in 1980, a life peer. Forthright, witty and deliciously opinionated, Coming Up Trumps is a wonderfully readable account of a life very well lived.

Evaporating Genres

Many Dimensions (1931), or the magical tarot deck in The Greater Trumps (1932)
. And the number of artifacts associated with feats of endurance and tests of
worthiness in modern fantasy—in the tradition of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the
Rings ...

Evaporating Genres

Author: Gary K. Wolfe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571040

Page: 280

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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.

Many Dimensions

This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive.

Many Dimensions

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528786742

Page: 253

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“Many Dimensions” is a 1930 novel by Charles W. S. Williams. Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886 – 1945) was a British theologian, novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was also a member of the “The Inklings”, a literary discussion group connected to the University of Oxford, England. They were exclusively literary enthusiasts who championed the merit of narrative in fiction and concentrated on writing fantasy. He was given an scholarship to University College London, but was forced to leave in 1904 because he couldn't afford the tuition fees. Other notable works by this author include: “The Greater Trumps” (1932), “War in Heaven” (1930), and “The Place of the Lion” (1931). This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Et in Sempiternum Pereant

This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive.

Et in Sempiternum Pereant

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528786807

Page: 18

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First published in 1986, “Et in Sempiternum Pereant” is a short story by British writer Charles W. S. Williams. Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886 – 1945) was a British theologian, novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was also a member of the “The Inklings”, a literary discussion group connected to the University of Oxford, England. They were exclusively literary enthusiasts who championed the merit of narrative in fiction and concentrated on writing fantasy. He was given a scholarship to University College London, but was forced to leave in 1904 because he couldn't afford the tuition fees. Other notable works by this author include: “The Greater Trumps” (1932), “War in Heaven” (1930), and “The Place of the Lion” (1931). This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

GRESHAM , WILLIAM LINDSAY The greater trumps . SEE Williams , Charles .
GREENE , GRAHAM . The third man . ( Based on the motion picture of the same
name . Pub . in condensed form in the American magazine , March , 1949 ) New
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Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

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Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Renascence

Trumps : " I am not familiar with the exact constitution of the Tarot pack of cards ,
from which I have obviously departed to suit my own convenience . " Charles Wil
- liams , on the evidence of The Greater Trumps , obviously has a much closer ac
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The Complete Guide to the Tarot

A new English writer, Gareth Knight, exhibits great understanding of the Tarot in
his two-volume work A Practical Guide to ... in The Waste Land; Charles Williams,
in The Greater Trumps; William Lindsay Gresham, in Nightmare Alley; and P. D. ...

The Complete Guide to the Tarot

Author: Eden Gray

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307779440

Page: 256

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For centuries, the strange and beautiful Tarot cards have been an endless source of fascination. Now one of the foremost authorities in the field reveals the intricacies of this ancient art. With detailed reproductions and explanations, Eden Gray offers explicit advice about the three different methods of reading the cards and using the Tarot for divination and meditation. Both beginning students and advanced devotees will find in this book insights into the ancient lore of the Tarot. “The Tarot is a symbolic record of human experience. Through deeply rooted mystic powers, the cards accomplish miracles of psychological insight, wise counsel and accurate divination.”—from A Complete Guide to the Tarot

All Hallows Eve

This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive.

All Hallows  Eve

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528786793

Page: 232

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First published in 1945, “All Hallows' Eve” is a fantasy novel by British writer Charles W. S. Williams. Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886 – 1945) was a British theologian, novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was also a member of the “The Inklings”, a literary discussion group connected to the University of Oxford, England. They were exclusively literary enthusiasts who championed the merit of narrative in fiction and concentrated on writing fantasy. He was given an scholarship to University College London, but was forced to leave in 1904 because he couldn't afford the tuition fees. Other notable works by this author include: “The Greater Trumps” (1932), “War in Heaven” (1930), and “The Place of the Lion” (1931). This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Seven

Charles Williams ' s Christmas Novel : The Greater Trumps The visitor to Charles
Williams ' s grave will see that he identified himself as a poet ; and whether he
happened to be writing verse , fiction , or drama , it was always essentially a poet
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Seven

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The Encyclopedia of Tarot

... the points which can be scored : SCORED IN HAND Points 5 .10 follow suit if
they can ; if not , they may trump . ... of the Greater Trumps held in hand For any
four of the Greater Trumps held in hand For all five of the Greater Trumps held in
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The Encyclopedia of Tarot

Author: Stuart R. Kaplan

Publisher: U S Games Systems

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Page: 387

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Provides information on every important theory and interpretation and every recognized deck, illustrating and commenting on the symbolism of the early Tarocchi decks and the major later decks.

Pantologia

There when the counters are even , they divide them are two sorts of counters for
stakes , the greater equally . ... The last letter of ways the highest trump , in
whatsoever suit the alphabet , therefore taken in the Holy the trump be ; the
manille ...

Pantologia

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