The Thoth Deck Magus is design on the Graeco-Egyptian Gnostic tradition. when these philosophies modified each other, they advance the idea further than any other traditions. The Egyptian Mercury was called Tahuti or Thoth and in that tradition he was Ibis headed To the Egyptians, the Ibis was the symbol of concentration (meditation) because the bird stands motionless on one leg. In the Crowley form of Thoth, he is seen bearing the phoenix wand that symbolizes resurrection through the generative process. The left hand holds an Ankh which not only represents a sandal strap [the means to travel through worlds] which is a distinguishing mark of the god-head, but also the Ankh (crux ansata) represents the Rosy-Cross; symbolizing the Phallus-Yoni union that is the God-head. However, this is a deeper mystery than most fear based thought is prepared to go so only determined will need apply their brain to such studies that will lead them to the central mysteries of the Aeon of Osiris whose great secret so diligently guarded from the profane, was that intervention of the Male is necessary for the production of children. The well studied student of the mind knows that words are illusions, fantasy, mere theories and the symbol of this card can be studied and seen as : Manifestation implies illusion.
When this card is thrown it implies the querent has occult wisdom, skill, and is adaptive. There is craft and cunning as well. All depending on the dignity of the accompanying cards. A Magi knows that thought is what we manipulate by will, into forms....and since thought is a tool ....we the Willful Spirit,are not thought! You cannot identify yourself by words....only your actions will sound out your name! Again, above all things know thyself! Upon so doing, you'll easily see that everyone you meet is another way of being you. Another Way, is the operative term here. So let them alone! Let them be "another way"....that's why The Greater Self built and builds so many of us. God loves "another way", because then the journey of Self-Awareness has infinite possibilities! Each of us is "The Will and the Way": the Spirit is Will and the Body is the Way of Spirit. We are also the wealth of idea and because our bodies are magically made out of time-space formed by Understanding; we are the "Will and the Way, the wealth and We own the Day". For only bodies give us the Endless Will, a Day. Day's are built of time space. To study Thoth-----is to know the deepest secrets of Self!
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper! (Hey, all of you who showed up at the PSI Fair: Venus Moon on Saturday June 8th, thanks for dropping by! We had some kind of fun!)