Hello Huck! Please accept my excuses for being late.
I did never say that I did not know Mr. K's work - in fact I own 1 or 2 books he published and once 15 years back maybe I ordered his complete encyclopedia through a close womanly friend who worked at a community library as a librarian for the library she worked in - for the section of esoterica - so that I could look at them any time I wanted.
I was due to our personal arrangement about library and other matters even able to take 1 volume a time to my place and I took a lot of Xerox-copies from all of them.
Mr. K's work was very informative - especially about the historical decks and matters.
You may have noticed though that I use in my work only sources that are available on-line. That is why I post often Wiki stuff. It is the stuff on the surface of the net. It is not that I don't know better or more exclusive sources - it is to show everyone who is interested that all that I'm saying is already THERE - right in front of everyone in front his fingertips.
But HERE in this topic exists only ONE often cited matter - and only THAT! : The Visconti-Sforza Tarot "cards" and their 3 dimensions. ONE dimension - the "thickness" - that is very easily measured with a CALIPER to determine the measurement IN caliper was kept from the trusting public to my amazement in totality - and Mr. K had a great deal to do with that (and to earn from it) when he made his quite moronic (or maybe not?) assumption about the 74 survivors of the PMB who were to HIS BEST KNOWLEDGE about the thickness (I'm sooo tired of that bloody word!) of TWO packs of NORMAL cigarettes! Right?
>> Pierpont-Morgan-Bergamo ... the height is about that of two packs of normal cigarettes. <<
What I thought of that "statement" that is not even worthy of a preschooler I made quite clear I think!
On what grounds do YOU accuse ME of profiting from work of those who came before me?
Nothing I said here was due to anyone YOU would know - or else WE wouldn't have these TIRESOME discussions.
So your remark >> ...life is easier for those, who come later, to note errors. << doesn't sit quite well with me and is a factual fallacy concerning my texts here (and there).
You instead COULD make it easier (not only for me) if you would stick to the (THIS) topic.
You said about Mr. K's work:
>> The book was influential, and somehow it created Tarot history for the broad public. <<
AND THAT is exactly the point I was talking about above. And the PMB played a HUGE role in that scheme I was pointing at above. Without the PMB there was no HISTORY that would SELL!
So MAKING them "CARDS" was quite essential for the ploy because he wouldn't know otherwise WHAT to DO with them because he didn't KNOW what they in reality were/are.
So he made something up that everybody with 2 living brain cells should/could have dismantled at the first moment. Why didn't ANYONE? Why didn't YOU?
You BELIEVED him. And all others did too.
And he could SELL cards and books and merch to them. And probably to you too.
Today his empire of thought is quite exclusive and well accepted. It became self-sufficient.
It is a living breathing entity now that lives only on the thoughts that others DON'T think. Nearly impossible to kill because people LOVE not to think for themselves and buy stuff that is worthless and NICE.
I really don't know if I mentioned DANZIGER GOLDWASSER before in the other thread.
But I'm still quite floored with you bringing it up HERE. WHY?
Because you remembered a story from way back that you didn't even mention when you posted this astounding picture and a meaningless statement (because the literature is abundant that mentions a LAYER of gold)?
Your next sentence about my writing stile - that you call excessive - is the crown of all evil in my world of discussions with you Huck! I can not reply to that in an orderly fashion because I can't stop laughing and rolling around. I think in I-Net slang ROFL would be the Acronym for this apparent situation.
Then you give your procedure of dissecting new information before digesting a fraction of it that your brain deems worthy of keeping on the record (which I found a bit devastating at first when I read it - but when I saw your closing comment you made me very happy and all my grief was washed away in a moment of "Yay me!")
>> I generally reduce such texts to that, what concerns me. I do that not only with your texts. I act in this way with intention, the world offers a lot of information, and not everything interests me. <<
I have nothing to add here - and that means a LOT!
But in the next and last sentence finally you come to the urge that made you post these lines of joy:
>> Well, I'm also interested, how thick these cards are. <<
Let me say: "Well - I'm interested too - and so I made some pictures and a post (and I did not get to post them here up to this moment - maybe tomorrow) there (so that we both and hopefully a lot of other citizens get closer to that amazing goal)" :
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.ph ... ost4571448
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