Tarocco Tavaglione/Stairs of Gold study
Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 15 Sep 2003, and now archived in the Forum Library.
||15 Sep 2003 |
|...I had a dream last night that I was looking for it because I was going to check it out with Tavaglione's Italian booklet on the Mantegna (available in Italian at alidastore.com). In the dream, I was able to read both the Italian booklets and the deck.|
I woke up, found the deck and realized in order to even attempt that dream, I should start working with it. At the very least, it helps me learn other tarot related concepts in one compact package. I had clipped off the white borders to make it more comfortable to me--so now I'll try do do something with it
Anyway, I did some searches and maybe we can start a discussion thread? I started a yahoogroup called Stairs-of-Gold@yahoogroups.com under my alternative email (email@example.com). Hope there's some interest.
This is a relatively inexpensive tarot with lots of things crunched into it's large cards and calligraphic 80 page book. It has also been around for decades and you can see the whole deck at www.tarot.com.
I'll try doing a few readings, maybe a review and maybe try a card a week or every two weeks, post a little to this thread. At least keywords and main concepts for my own study!
||18 Sep 2003 |
|I did a cut and paste from a past posting someone else did--the sources are supposed to be the following:|
Eliphas Levi, Papus, Mouni Saddhu,
Valentin Tromberg and others -- this is the layout also of
the "Stairs of Gold" deck by Giorgio Taviglione:
1. Aleph = juggler
2: beth = High Priestess
3: gimel = Empress
4: daleth = Emperor
5: Heh = Pope
6: vau/vav = Lovers
7: zain = Chariot
8: heth = Justice
9: teth = Hermit
10: Yod = Wheel
11: kaph = Strength
12: lamed = Hanged Man
13: mem = Death
14: nun = Temperance
15: samach = Devil
16: ayin = Tower
17: phe/peh = Star
18: tzaddi = Moon
19: quoph = Sun
20: resh = Judgment
21: shin = Fool
22: tau = World
I think I also noticed this was the system suggested in Mary Greer's earlier edition of Tarot for Yourself (I don't know if she changed the earlier table in the later edition of the book). I don't know if it is an accurate, older or better assignment--supposedly Tavaglione's tarot ideas pulled together older ideas in his Stairs of Gold deck. I know he used the Milanese/Marseilles assignment of 8 for Justice and 11 for Strength.
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