Hello Huck and thank you for contributing to this thread.
That is a lot of valuable info you put in there and I read through it several times.
In your first paragraph you explain your interest in the word "musiert" and at the end you write:
>> In this context the use of "musirt" and "Musierung" is interesting. Otherwise it's just an old-fashioned word. <<
You are right in so far that the "Duden" (THE authority on German Language) lists "musiert" as a word with very seldom use - but still as a word belonging to "professional jargon" (Fachsprache). The "Duden" declares that it means "musivisch" (Bedeutung = musivisch )
If you google "musivische Arbeit" older lexica come up and also the "Duden" again with "musivisch".
It is explained there that it belongs to artisan work with glass and stone.
And this book comes up:
"Versuch den Ursprung der Spielkarten, die Einführung des Leinenpapieres und den Anfang der Holzschneidekunst in Europa zu erforschen. Von Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf (1719 - 1794) Zweyter Theil, welcher die Geschichte der Schreibe- so wie der Schönschreibekunst, und der Kinder der Zeichenkunst, Bildschnitzerey, Mahlerey und Musaik, sowohl an den Decken und FUSSBÖDEN als auch an den Wänden und Fenstern, nebst einer Geschichte der Mahlerey in den Handschriften u.s.w. enthält. Aus des Verfassers Nachlasse... ...Leipzig 1801..."
https://books.google.de/books?id=KHsPAA ... &q&f=false
About "FUSSBÖDEN (= floors)" he has some interesting things to say:
https://books.google.de/books?id=KHsPAA ... it&f=false
As a "musivische Arbeit" he mentions a "musivisches Pflaster" that was discovered at Mümpelgard among other topics.
When you now google "musivisches Pflaster" you get that it is THE especially GERMAN term for the well known black and white "mosaic pavement" of squares in Free Masonery. When you tilt that "chessboard" so that it looks like a "carreau (= Karo/= diamonds)...
https://www.google.de/search?q=musivisc ... 80&bih=898
http://www.freimaurer-templer.de/Freima ... stahl.html
...we are exactly where we (especially I) started.
The "Tarotée" (criss-crossing) pattern in my PDF what is made from "rayes" (rays/beams/lines) that cross in a "réseau"-like fashion - found at the foundation level of Free Masonry in the exact same manner as the "musivisches Pflaster (mosaic pavement)" that is in the place where the carpet on the Visconti-Family card belongs - on the floor. But when this pavement is used as an illustration (Lehrtafel = graphic training aid) it is found on the wall - just like the carpet on the Visconti-Family cards in the background of (nearly) every persona.
Furthermore the "Ladder" is there that I mentioned (and cited) in my PDF several times.
Do you remember from our PM conversations about the NABVCHODENASOR card (XXI) between the Sola-Busca (Tarot) cards that I recommended reading the "Copiale" or "Copiale Cipher" (a German coded Free Mason book from around 1730) with the remark that you would have to translate it yourself from the good de-cyphered German to English because the English translation is flat out WRONG in SO many cases?
Now that is a lot of work. Especially when someone deems this strain of thought not credible - but then I thought that you as a German might give it a shot.
That translation from decoded German to English is so wrong that on conspiracy Forums like AboveTopSecret the opinion took root that a whole new Secret Society - "The Oculists" - were discovered.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copiale_ci ... e_Oculists
This is especially crucial for the last pages of that document (as I explained to you) because there a new (for 1730!) group of "rogue young masons" are mentioned who caused trouble and upheaval for the "established" masons like Count Friedrich August von Veltheim (the supposed Lodge Master).
He alerts every good mason to their mischievous behavior that is fit to stir trouble with the authorities and he predicts that they will vanish in the near future.
I mentioned to you that they did NOT and that they went to BUILD the NEW WORLD in every respect.
Revolution (not quite a word in 1730) was their THING.
Sometime after that I had to drop our PM conversation for several (also personal) reasons and my personal time is quite limited right now.
In the "Copiale" the Masonic Initiation Ritual is particularized in every detail first hand because it was meant to educate other (to be) masters.
In the "TRUE TAROT" manuscript on scribd (on which my PDF and this thread rests upon)...
..."C" shows especially on the pages 81 - 92 (when the VIIIIth Secret must find its place on the table and in the world) that only a REAL Mason could work with the cards because he was able to draw true to scale.
The dark lines of a card could relatively easy be copied and with the "square grid projection" transformed to a larger (specified) scale.
To comprehend fully what he really DOES there it is unfortunately nearly inevitable to reproduce his illustrations in your own Photoshop (or similar) program. Those are the "hidden pictures" - "hidden between the cards" - he talks about!
1. A simple overlay of "Le BATELEUR" (I) and "L'AMOVREVX" (VI) shows that "L'AMOVREVX" is drawn as if the personas are children at the table of "Le BATELEUR" (page 83).
(The same overlay in a different context is first shown on page 56 > titled "COAGULATIO" - a special stage in the Alchemical Process of Transformation. "Le BATELEUR" (I) gets titled "PRIMA MATERIA" on page 55 with connection to the golden coin in his right hand.
The "seeding with/of gold" and looking at gold as the "Prima Materia" is a special branch of Alchemy > Geber = Jābir ibn Hayyān. Other hints in the manuscript on scribd point in the same direction.)
(please copy > paste)
http://schuledesrades.org/palme/books/d ... Q=1/1/3/84
2. On page 84 the "Ladder" is introduced to the overlay.
(This is an item that is referred to in length from page 57 - 66 - he does that while using an English translation from the original Arabic BOOK OF CAUSES attributed to Apollonius of Tyana, bypassing the Latin, similar to the one of Nineveh Shadrach with the exception of one word. Instead of "projection" he uses "conception". The book is better known as "The TABULA SMARAGDINA" or "The Secret of Hermes" and he uses topic 2. + 3. of the text.(Please see my PDF pages 19 - 22))
http://www.thelivingmoon.com/44cosmic_w ... ablet.html
3. Page 86 shows that when you use the "Ladder" in the right way you can grow a "L'AMOVREVX" of the same bodily height as "Le BATELEUR".
Now "Le BATELEUR" seems to kiss the woman on the left. "C" explains in a crude poetic way that this is a memory of the (now) widow (see for yourself please).
4. On page 87 Amor takes action. His arrow gets lengthened and becomes a vector that crosses the red "Ladder-Frame" of "Le BATELEUR" at a very significant point AND his own blue "Ladder-Frame" of "L'AMOVREVX" at the bottom.
5. On page 89 "Le BATELEUR" with his red "Ladder-Frame" is moved exactly so far to the right that he reaches the point where Amor's vector crossed the blue "Ladder-Frame" of "L'AMOVREVX" and "Le BATELEUR" and the young and youthful man become ONE. They MELT into eachother. When you see this happen in your own Photoshop or whatever you may cry. I did.
6. Page 90 introduces "L'HERMITE" to the now 3-fold picture. Due to the "Ladder" device already grown 3 times as large in bodily height as the original card that is obviously the same as "Le BATELEUR". Amor's "vector" is lengthened backwards so that it runs through "L'HERMITE's" lantern right up to the left top corner of "L'HERMITE's" own "Ladder-Frame".
7. On page 91 topics 10. 11. and 12. from "The Secret of Hermes" are cited with the exception that "Thrice Hermes" becomes "Thrice-Great Hermes", obviously to emphasize that "L'HERMITE" has grown to 3 times his size in this process what makes him a persona of HERMES. Furthermore in original French "L'HERMITE" is written without an "H" = "L'ERMITE" what should be another hint to that.
8. Page 92 shows a "Ladder-Frame" model with move and arrow/vector of the whole process to clarify I suppose that a geometrical procedure is used to describe a "magical" model that enabled the "scholars" to go beyond the boundaries of this world. Think of Abaris and his golden arrow and his close connection to Pythagoras.
https://books.google.de/books?id=ox3QRx ... as&f=false
As I said: when you reproduce this all yourself you will see more and better.
In the whole this scene can be taken as a summary of the masonic myth of "Hiram Abiff" ("Le BATELEUR" - on this level only).
Especially >> ...the French Freemasons subsequently changed the myth and called themselves Sons of the Widow, and for this reason: "As the wife of Hiram remained a widow after her husband was murdered, the Freemasons, who regard themselves as the descendants of Hiram, called themselves Sons of the Widow." <<
Through "Initiation" the Mason becomes Hiram.
In this "card play" "L'AMOVREVX" ("The BELOVED") marries into the family of the late Hiram Abiff by marrying the daughter and so becoming the (new) "Good Son" of Hiram's widow (and Hiram of course!)
The Ritual requires (for ex.) the bared left leg of "L'AMOVREVX" that you see page 87.
When "Le BATELEUR" and "L'AMOVREVX" have become one and "Solutio" (another alchemical term that describes the whole process on page 81 that is the 3rd stage in Geber's Alchemical Process of Transformation and deals with "regenerated embodiment" > a "baptism") is about to happen (through LOVE) The BELOVED inherits Hirams belongings (even his shoes!)
So that is why "L'AMOVREVX" (Paul Marteau/Grimaud/1930) has to have bare feet!
You see this is a quite complex matter and it should be mandatory that you read through that thing before we talk about it. So please have a look!
This is the first time that I saw someone ("C") make sense of an EXISTING deck of Tarot cards without the need to produce a new one like AC and A. E. Waite and ALL the others - and exceeding all my expectations!
The last topic (for me) on musiert should be about "glass work".
I found this book on google: "Magazin der neuesten Erfindungen, Entdeckungen und Verbesserungen für...
Neue Folge, Nr. 7. Leipzig | Erscheinungsjahr: 1816 | Verlag: Baumgärtner
https://books.google.de/books?id=krtAAA ... as&f=false
On page 9 (what is the second page of the VI. paragraph with the headline: Ueber musivische oder ausgelegte Fussböden.) it says:
>> ...Zu August's Zeit wurde die musivische Arbeit mit kleinen Stücken aus VIERECKIGEM Glas gemacht...
((= In the time of August(us - the Roman Emperor I get from the context) mosaic work was made with little pieces of SQUARE-SHAPED glass.)) <<
End of musiert, musivisch, etc. for me. I think I made my point of view clear here.
Of course I would not concur in your opinion that the word "Tarot" is rooted in >> "Tarochus", used by 2 maccaroni poets in the 1490s. <<
With all those Arabic hints at my disposal I will certainly go with "Tariqa" especially the Arabic plural form "Turuq" because from what I know so far the real game is based on 2 paths on several levels and Tariqa means ""way, path" and describes a "Sufi" order dedicated to find "ultimate truth".
Some may think this to be far out but you should think about the "Biscione" of the Visconti and about the legend how it came to them.
When you know about "Barakah" and about what a dead "Barakah" (like the one of Gurdjieff and his "4th Path") means you can possibly imagine what the dead "Saracen" in the Visconti myth implies... But this should be another post (or perhaps thread!)
My time is running out now and I must hurry.
I'll see to it that I can come back soon.