I only now noticed that, thanks to SteveM / Kwaw, a complete English translation of the Steele Sermon (Sermones de Ludo cum Aliis) is available on Tarotpedia:
http://www.tarotpedia.com/wiki/Sermones ... _Cum_Aliis
The Sermon is the earliest known source listing all the twenty-two trumps.
I think the Sermon is a great read. The monk who wrote it made a great used of demonic images, the result makes me think of the literary version of a Bosch painting.
There are many details that are worth considering. These two are connected to recent discussions on this forum:
* the Sermon mentions the games of Falcinellus, Tertia and Quarta, that are also mentioned by Ugo Trotti
* the Sermon identifies the World trump with God the Father; this has been recently pointed out by MikeH, and it is also relevant to our discussions about the Tarot de Marseille World card and Jesus Christ.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the translation, and special thanks to Steve; it's wonderful to have this resource.
The Tarot will lose all its vitality for one who allows himself to be side-tracked by its pedantry. - Aleister Crowley