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Re: Le Tarot arithmologique - la séquence 1+4+7+10 = 22

Back for a little time. Thanks Ross for offering the Ficino's translations. Bravo Mikeh! What a beautiful analys of the fifth suit in a neo pythagorean manner. It's the best commentary I ve ever seen on the topic. We may then wonder how there could be a fifth suit, if four is a complete set. The beg...

Re: Le Tarot arithmologique - la séquence 1+4+7+10 = 22

Another example of Pythagoreanism being used in relation to the tarot, I think, is in Piscina's Discorso, 1565 Piedmont, although only about the four suits of Swords, Batons, Cups, and Coins. It sounds more Pythagorean in the original than in the published translation. He says: ora perchè più prest...

Re: Le Tarot arithmologique - la séquence 1+4+7+10 = 22

The only explanation I can find so far for the “-ktys” is that it is from the word “traktos”, an ancient wax writing board. So by this explanation “tetraktus” is a Pythagorean neologism, a melding of “tetra-“ with “traktos”. This etymology is on this page, with the relevant statement bolded by me –...

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