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MikeH  MikeH is offline
Join Date: 03 Nov 2007
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Yes, Teheuti, it's not at all clear that any connection is meant between the signs of the zodiac and the layout of cards. Also, it is not certain that Etteilla had anything to do with either; the book this comes in is 50 years after his death. Yet I'd say it is likely that the numbered card layout, least, was his idea, since he maintained, I think in the 2nd Cahier, that the card-images were taken from such a temple, and because number philosophy was important to him. That is why, I think, his term was "cartonomancy" rather than "cartomancy".
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