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Re: Crackpot theories

Hi Robert, Purple was certainly used in early decks, both the Paris and the Catelin Geoffroy have purple areas. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to find a Tarot de Marseille that used it as well. I'd sure like to see the magic deck though, especially if it can be traced back to 1400!!! You‘re right,...

Re: Crackpot theories

Hi Enrique, I agree, an incredibly unconvincing story. Where is this antique deck? Has it been authenticated/dated in any way? Have the pigments used been studied? Has it been over-painted? Etc., etc, etc. Having said this, it would have been possible to achieve a purple color without adding another...

Re: Use of Tarot de Marseille as a divinatory tool ???

Hi Mary, Thanks for your response, I always like hearing what you have to say, but I dunno—I think that arranged marriages for social stability were more a part of high society than the common folk. I guess I am less heavily into the rarified strata of the Renaissance than perhaps I could be. Guess ...

Re: Use of Tarot de Marseille as a divinatory tool ???

Hi Enrique, Lets say you are that young man standing between two women in Lamoreux. You don’t know which one to choose, so you ask Cupid for advice and Cupid whispers in your ear: “do the beautiful thing”. Who would you choose? Virtue or Vice? I considered avoiding answering this question because my...

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