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Re: Is the Bologna cartomancy sheet really pre-1750?

Hey Mike! Long time no see. I've been reading through your new thread with great interest. Think you might be on to something... =) I did some digging. After much frustration and gnashing of teeth, I managed to locate five copies of Mélanges Tirés d'une Grande Bibliothèque, Volume 2 online (see link...

Re: The Chariot

Interesting... The " Italian parade " explanation is one of my top three theories as to the origin of the 22 Tarot Trumps, the others being the Danse Macabre artistic motif and the Great Chain of Being from Greco-Roman, and later, Medieval philosophy. Could even be a product of all three! I'm not ru...

Re: The Chariot

Hey Ross! Thanks for the links to the old forum posts! Made for some interesting reading. Wish I could have been around for those earlier discussions, but I'd never even heard of Tarot cards until a few years ago. Guess I'm late to the party again... =P I stumbled onto the Mantegna painting by accid...

Re: Omissions and Errors in translation of Papus's "Tarot Divinatoire"

Got you covered Mike! Here's the 2nd edition of Le Tarot des Bohémiens from 1911: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015027216764 Took me a long time to find, but I got it! =) Papus and Wirth evidently had a falling out sometime after they released the first edition in 1889. In retaliation...

Re: The Chariot

Compared to you guys, my knowledge of the early Tarot is severely lacking, so please take my comments worth a grain of salt... =) ...but has anyone ever made a connection between the early Chariot cards and the Cardinal Virtue of Prudence? Here's an image from the Wellcome Library. It comes from an ...

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