Tarot History Search started September 2004       

Papus (Gerard Encausse) (1865 - 1916)

Papus wrote his major work to Tarot as a young man, just 24 years old, in a time, when Eliphas Levi was taken as an idol (at least by Papus).


  • Papus. (1889). Le Tarot des Bohémiens: Le plus ancien Livre du monde.
  • Online edition of the text with pictures
  • Papus. (1909). Le Tarot divinatoire: clef du tirage des cartes et des sorts [Divination by Tarot: Key to Reading Cards and Lots]. Republished (1998): St-Jean-de-Braye, Éditions Dangles.
  • Papus. (1910). (A. P. Norton, Trans.; A. E. Waite, Ed.). The Tarot of the Bohemians: The Most Ancient Book in the World. (3d ed.). London: Rider. Republished numerous times. Originally published in French as Le Tarot des Bohémiens: Le plus ancien Livre du monde (1889).
  • Complete (?) Bibliography of Papus

Foreign Links

The Magician of Papus with the Aleph attribute (as common in the French order)       Content of       Google       Yahoo
© copyright: Links at the site might lead to foreign sources. We're not responsible for the contents of these sites. If you're interested to communicate or to add informations to some of our articles
or to publish articles to the theme of Tarot in 15th century,
please send your mail to the