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New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 01:54
by foolish
"THE SECRET OF THE TAROT: How The Story of The Cathars Was Concealed in The Tarot of Marseilles".
the book looks at the historical events and personalities surrounding the demise of the 13th century cathars, along with their spiritual messages, and its connection to the developement of the tarot trumps. the author also interprets the images of each card within this context.
soon to be available. you can preview parts of the book by going to: http://thesecretofthetarot.com

Re: New Book

Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 06:39
by debra
Hi, foolish. Are you the author?

Re: New Book

Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 22:46
by foolish
yes. thanks for asking. although the book is not yet available, you can preview it at my website:
http://www.thesecretofthetarot.com
let me know what you think.

Re: New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 03 Oct 2010, 06:26
by debra
The intro pages on the web site seem well-written and I am interested. Probably most people here also read the history section at AT, where there is some discussion with foolish about the Cathar connection, the hypothesis of his book http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.ph ... ost2490817

Re: New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 03 Oct 2010, 20:22
by foolish
thanks for your interest, debra. one of the things i hope readers of this book will find interesting is not just the historical background, but more so the way the interpretation of the cards' imagery fits into that context. this, of course is open to interpretation, but it's an area in which i have enjoyed investigating.

Re: New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 09 Dec 2010, 01:11
by foolish
I'm happy to announce that the book is now available. It can be ordered from my website www.thesecretofthetarot.com or from amazon.com. I hope everyone enjoys it.

Re: New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 09 Dec 2010, 06:16
by Yves Le Marseillais
Hello all,

Two days ago I just received my exemplary I ordered 11 days ago.
I started reading it.
For one time an english written book is talking about Tarot of Marseille pattern deck: A not so frequent moment.

Salutations from France Marseille

Yves L M

Re: New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 12:54
by Huck
The book got heavy critics, when it appeared (2010), especially from persons with some understanding of Tarot history. Discussions about it you can find in the material of Aeclectic Tarot, a forum, which was closed two years ago (the texts are still online). "Robert Swyrin" was the author, the name should lead you to the texts in the search engines.
The second title was "How the Story of the Cathars was Concealed in the Tarot of Marseilles". A major problem is, that for the time of the Cathars it is very difficult to prove the existence of playing cards in Europe. And it is very difficult to prove anything of the Tarot de Marseille type earlier than 1500.

Re: New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 17 Apr 2019, 08:43
by Ross G. R. Caldwell
Huck wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 12:54
The book got heavy critics, when it appeared (2010), especially from persons with some understanding of Tarot history. Discussions about it you can find in the material of Aeclectic Tarot, a forum, which was closed two years ago (the texts are still online). "Robert Swyrin" was the author, the name should lead you to the texts in the search engines.
The second title was "How the Story of the Cathars was Concealed in the Tarot of Marseilles". A major problem is, that for the time of the Cathars it is very difficult to prove the existence of playing cards in Europe. And it is very difficult to prove anything of the Tarot de Marseille type earlier than 1500.
I think this fellow ronaldCof must be a bot. Upping threads from years ago is a typical action. Their posts seem relevant at first glance, but when you look closely they are generic.

If he doesn't respond coherently within 24 hours, I'll delete him.

Re: New Book: The Secret of the Tarot

Posted: 18 Apr 2019, 14:30
by Huck
Possibly the author of the work, who still has some books left from his adventure.