Another most helpful book, and one I often use in class, is: THE CROWLEY TAROT-The handbook to the cards. Author-Akron.Hajo Banzhaf. I would recommend that the serious student also purchase this one. It can be found on Amazon. These classes are more than learning a robotic tarot layout and/or pattern. The Qabalistic philosophy of Thoth Tarot, is about receiving intuitive information from the Source of your consciousness. How to stimulate and expand this process, how to scry these cards for even more occult information. The progressive initiation of the Paths to higher mind and so much more than can be written in this space. If you really want to know yourself, these are the classes for you.