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Re: Moved from AT

Already RLG's Ur-Tarot question is overwhelmed by Huck's theories, and it is very hard for a beginner to sort out what is Huck's opinion and what is indisputable fact. Dwtw I must agree with you here. My original post was not intended to start a long thread on what the ur-tarot was, or the evidence...

Re: clock face tarot arrangement

Hi Ross, His description of disk reminds me of the 'solar disk' or Aten from Egyptian religion, which is often depicted as a bas-relief that is a portion of a sphere, (even though it's almost universally referred to as the sun 'disk'). Considering that, and the fact that he wanted to make the earth ...

Re: clock face tarot arrangement

Thanks Ross, you took the words right out of my keyboard :-) Actually, though, I think the question of what is a 'disk' is a pretty good one. Why exactly did the suit of coins become disks anyway? 'Disk' just seems so much less evocative of... anything. Spheres, I could understand, but I've never re...

clock face tarot arrangement

this is just a bit of fun with classification. i have been reading some feng shui books and noticed that in certain diagrams the twelve earthly branches are arranged in a circle, and the four points which are at 90 degrees to one another are grouped for various purposes. that led me to thinking abou...

Re: Bolognese sequence

Hi Ross, Thanks for this post, lots to think about here. One rudimentary question -- if the cards were originally unnumbered, when is the first evidence that this was the order used in the Bolognese version of the game? Are you using a later set of game rules, or are you using the cards once they ar...

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