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If you can't register....

Yes, Robert, great job, especially for adding the "classic". I have one concern. You wrote I'll be spending time with the styles, but I think that user registration and PMs are now working, if not, do let me know! My concern is that if someone can't register, or can't get on once they have registere...

Re: La Foudre et les chèvres

Very relevant, Steve. If the goats were fleeing, it would suggest that even though we don't see the lightning of destruction, those sensitive to such things can foresee it as imminent and explain why the shepherd is in such a panic. It would reinforce the idea that the scene is apocalyptic. But the ...

Re: Etteilla Translation?

I have posted amateur translations of portions of the 2nd Cahier on Aeclectic and also, more readably, at http://etteillastrumps.blogspot.com/ A previous poster on this thread gave links to the Aeclectic posts. This work of Etteilla's is rather difficult to translate. His 19th century French success...

Re: VS Two Games?

Yes, the PMB Matto and Forza cards are by different artists. That has been recognized for a long time. Forza is one of 6 cards (along with Temperance, Star, Moon, Sun, and World) by a different artist than the others, of a style popular later than that of the first artist. Whether they were made as ...

Re: Just a Question

Loredan wrote, Thanks Huck. So the Outlet was mostly the Silk Merchant's store. All these years later you could call the Silk Merchant a 'Haberdashery' store. There a few around still but it is a dying store, that sold Material, embroidery threads, wool, fancies like a Tinker-man and playing cards a...

Re: Aeclectic closing July 14, 2017

Well, that was too well put to leave in French. My google-assisted translation: For decades, on AE or elsewhere, we have all given and shared, repeatedly and without blinking, in a totally voluntary way: the list is long, very long ... The most illustrious names of the tarosphere, dead or still aliv...

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