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Re: Temperance

Thank you. Likely nobody in Europe and 1650 knew the word Kundalini, but caduceus (a symbol of peacemaking Herolds and diplomats) is a good idea, especially since 1648 peace had returned for many persons (Westfälischer Friede). This topic has been discussed elsewhere - I will see if I can find a re...

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

Good to know. Which book by Trismegiste? And is the Spanish there, too? That is what I was chiefly interested in. That would help to decide whether the method came from Spain, or the Spanish is a translation from the French - the latter seems more probable, if it is in Trismegiste, unless he credit...

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

Another omission: Papus gives a long quote from a "Catalan grimoire" in Spanish on a "Gypsy method" of card-reading called "The Pearls of Isis", which he then translates into French. Stockman translates the French and leaves out the Spanish. Perhaps of more importance for someone who wants to trace...

Re: The Shield of the Chariot

Thanks Mike for the illustration. Pliny’s quote turns up in a few places in works published around that time (Döllinger’s history of paganism and christianity, for one), and Constant presumably was well-read in the classics. Perhaps he had that image - or something close - in mind when writing the c...

The Shield of the Chariot

I have come across a detail in Pliny’s work, which may well shed light on one of the later occultist modifications of one of the Tarot cards, namely, the Chariot. The detail in question is the phallus, or lingham as it is usually called, following the Sanskrit term, depicted on the shield on the fro...

Re: Origin of the Grand Etteilla II lower panels...

Mike, John: For some reason I was unable to post for a couple of months since my previous thread, and I haven’t got my notes to hand right now. In any case, the Tarot in Eliot’s Wasteland has been researched quite a bit, on account of the notoriety of the poem, and because of some the incongruities ...

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