Alice Pleasance Liddell ; 4 May 1852 – 16 November 1934), known for most of her adult life by her married name, Alice Hargreaves, inspired the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whose protagonist Alice was named after her.
Israel Regardie (born 1907 in London) was one of the most influential Adepts of the Golden Dawn. He was also a dedicated writer. It was his main ambition to preserve and perpetuate the teachings/work of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. On October 28th, 1930, Regardie took the Oath of the Probationer in Crowley’s Order of the A.·.A.·., Crowley’s reformulated and advanced version of the system of the Golden Dawn (Crowley maintained the name 'Golden Dawn' for the Outer Order).
Based upon the esoteric workings of the Secret Order of the Golden Dawn, The Hermetic Tarot`s esoteric designs emphasize the Golden Dawn`s astrological attributes with further sephirotic, angelic, geomantic, numerical, and kabbalistic elements. Now revered as a classic, this deck`s black and white artwork by Godfre Dowson features intricate detailing that highlights the powerful symbolism involved.