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Re: Weird Old German Book and 17th Century Teaching Card Games

This is a great direction for this thread. Teaching Cards. It is an area I am very fascinated with. Even more than with the standard Tarot. It was while I was studying mnemonic systems (and not yet under the spell of the Tarot) that I read about Thomas Murners book/ card deck - 'Logica Memorativa'. ...

Re: Tarock of Cologne

This is really great, Huck - I can't believe how fast you track this stuff down. And how fast you type !!! I've just spent most of my free time for the last 3 days organizing files and then burning back-up DVD's, to free up necessary space on my hard drive. Reading books while I sit and wait 25 minu...

Re: Weird Old German Book and 17th Century Teaching Card Games

Huck - Another thing I have wanted to post, since your initial volley in this thread, is about the author of this 'Fluch Book', Johann Praetorius. You have an incredible amount of information on him. He himself is a very interesting guy. Also he wrote about witches in a manner, that he believed in t...

Re: Weird Old German Book and 17th Century Teaching Card Games

Huck - I said "I am still on page one with all this". So I would like to back up to one of your early posts on this thread, where you explained the meaning and history of the old German court cards. http://forum.tarothistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=646#p9638 Researching the 'Fluch Book' for my open...

Re: Weird Old German Book and Card Game (1671)

Wow Huck !!! I am still on page one with all this. Mein Gott. Hello, Now, these works of Praetorius are not, strictly speaking, Tarot decks. I quess they should be considered 'Oracle" decks. Don't they look like "standard" german card decks adapted to divination ? so isn't it fortune telling superim...

Re: Weird Old German Book and Card Game (1671)

Well, this is just spectacular ! This newn deck you've found by Praetorius, is even more interesting than the one in the book that I started this thread for ! It appears to me, from your research that the 'curse card book' or 'Fluch Book' (If I may call it that http://forum.tarothistory.com/images/s...

Weird Old German Book and 17th Century Teaching Card Games

I was rooting around on my external hard drive again, and I found this old German book in my Emblem Book folder. I had downloaded it and filed it away without any proper examination. It turns out to be a card game of some sort. http://diglib.hab.de/drucke/tg-117/start.htm Title is - " Eine nützliche...

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