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Originally Posted by Girl Archer View Post
thank you Barleywine. I just noticed your post
Hmm, according to this wiki site, the hieroglyphic word for "house" is a logogram (picture representing a word) translated as "pr" and pronounced "per." I'm wondering if "Atu" might be hieratic (the language used to conduct day-to-day business). I'll see if I can find out.

ETA: Well, maybe it ends here:

"The French word for trump, atous, was metamorphosized into an egyptianate ATU and a thin overlay of mythology added, without explaining why there are twenty-two of these "Egyptian" archetypes. Crowley is the pinnacle of this achievement. Follow the development of the idea in the History of Egyptian Tarot and Egyptomania—How Tarot Became Egyptian."

This came from here, a rather vociferous attack on the Golden Dawn's corruption of the true attributions of the tarot Trumps to the Hebrew alphabet (they attribute it to English "gentlemen" mucking around with something they had no clue about):
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