Psykees wrote:Hi Robert and all...
After long delays, Origins of the Tarot is now at Random House warehouses and ships in a week or two.
Re the thesis of the book...Sufi/Eastern Christian and Neoplatonic philosophy are a major part of the book. Sufi influences are covered by the third chapter, with Neoplatonic and Greek developmental worldviews taking up much of the rest of the book. I suggest in Chapter 3 that Ibn 'Arabi's great cosmic cycle, identified by Image-Exemplars and Attributes of God, formed the original nomenclature and hierarchy of the tarot system. Note that the Kabballah arose at the same time that Ibn Arabi lived in Spain and Constantinople.
I'm really proud of you Psykees. It takes guts and commitment to see a project like this through, and I admire you for it. I very much look forward to reading your book sometime soon. I'm skeptical, but open-minded enough to give it a good go, and I'm certain that I will learn from it.
I wish you good luck and success.