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MikeTheAltarboy  MikeTheAltarboy is offline
Join Date: 18 Oct 2005
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Tarot has been "over-complicated" since 18th century France, when it was made the object of speculative Ancient Egyptian Wisdom, rather than a deck of playing cards.
Once that jump had been *made*, however, itís purpose was broadened. For those who are playing cards, it only matters that trump 11 beats trump 10; the pictures are neumonic only. For those who are doing ceremonial astro-kabbalistic magic, the depth is a necessary association.
For those who are telling fortunes, well, they probably require something less than the full magical symbolism, but none-the-less their heritage - especially in English - is *incredibly* coloured by it.
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