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i would like to read a book on the symbolism used in the marseille deck, why are things there, why are the colors choosen like they are, etc.
anyone have a good suggestion?

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i read german and french as well, so if you know any in those languages thats ok as well. though english is preferred.

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Hi Kaz,

I'm not really familiar with the marseilles deck, but I've just started reading a book; "Jung and Tarot" an archetypal journey' by Sallie Nichols. I'm not sure this is the kind of book you're looking for ..but it uses predominantly marseille symbolism & imagery as a kind of springboard for an indepth look at the trump archetypes, (the minors are not discussed at all though). It wouldn't be any good if what you're looking for is a quick reference guide to the symbolism ..but looks like it'll be a great source for a deeper insight and understanding of the majors in general.

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Hi Kaz,

There is a book available (either in French or German) by a Collette.....Haeberle (or something like that). It was in my Marseilles deck set and I remember having heard a lot of this lady. She seems to be very well known im France. Her book deals with an astrological approach on the Marseilles.

Shall I look up the title?

What about the books of Papus and Oswald Wirth? Would they also be to your liking?
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cartlin,
i havent heard of any of the books you mention here, so i have to look them up on amazon.
if you would look up the one you have by colette whatshername, yes please ;-)

merri,
i will laso look this one up whatits about, thanks for mentioning it.

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It's amazing how much can happen in one day! Great to see others join in.

I personally do not know any book which specifically deals with colouration or symbolism specifically with Marseilles decks, though a few deal with the Wirth deck (which, though based on the Marseilles, deviates from it, and provides the iconographic 'bridge' between it and the later Waite/Colman-Smith deck).

It should also be remembered that Marseilles decks have peculiar colours depending on their printer, and mild discrepancies in representation.
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Marseilles Tarot online book


http://english.letarot.com/pages/25journey.html

Does this help?
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mari : the best ever link in a long time :-)
this saves me the trouble of finding a book to read.
thanks soooo much

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I get a 404 when I click on this link... can you give me the title of the site so that I can do a google search?
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