“The Princess is now on the stocks. I wish she would not insist on being pregnant. She just will, so now I have let her get on with it. She chatters to me about being mixed up with the Virgin Mary.”
-Harris to Crowley, december 11. 1942.
We do not know for certain which card of the Thoth Tarot Lady Harris painted last, but the date of the above note suggests she was working on the Princess of Disks toward the very end of the project. If she did complete the deck with this card, she certainly saved the best for last. For me, the Princess of Disks is the most beautiful figure in the entire Thoth Tarot. “She is strong and beautiful”, Crowley affirms, “with an expression of intense brooding, as if about to become aware of secret wonder.”
To be embarrassingly honest, I am most profoundly (and most hopelessly) in love with her.
Lon Milo DuQuette (1948 – )
(“Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot” p. 203)