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Re: Affirmative Action

My own narrow definition of crackpot tends to be the litmus test of whether one thought the 22 trumps of the ur-tarot (c. 1440, in general agreement with Ross) were derived from the Hebrew alphabet; the latter is an interpretation clearly tacked on after the fact, due to the influence of Mirandola,...

Re: Affirmative Action

Hi, Tirjasdyn! Mostly I was trying to parse if crackpot meant any modern woman writer, but I'm glad that's not case. Very much not. Among relative newcomers to the published Tarot community, Isabelle Nadolny in Histoire du Tarot - Origines - Iconographie - Symbolisme (2018, revised edition 2022), an...

Re: Affirmative Action

I've always understood why this Researcher's Study existed - so we didn't have to deal with the crackpots What is your definition of a non-crackpot? Waite? Mathers? Etteilla? Gébelin? Or are we only sitting at the Visconti-Sforza and calling it a day? Honestly, I didn't know about this forum until ...

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