History of Tarot

The Chariot Card! A Triumphant Victory or a Personification of the Church?

March 25, 2010

In Conjurer or Adept? The Humble Origins of the Tarot Magician, I outlined a plan to look at the 22 Trump cards from an historical perspective. I don’t plan on getting too involved in the history side of things because my main goal is to find new and interesting ways to think of the Major […]

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Conjurer or Adept? The Humble Origins of the Tarot Magician

March 23, 2010

Historically, the Tarot started life as a game. I find this fascinating because isn’t life itself just a game? Like life, a game is a mixture of stratagem, skill and chance. We can plan for all eventualities but the element of luck is ever present. Chance has a funny way of overthrowing the “best laid […]

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An Introduction to History

May 31, 2009

I’ve always liked History as a subject and I’ve found a renewed connection to the Tarot through the study of its past. I thought it would be a good idea, before getting too involved in the details, to look at history itself; and explore the approaches I’ll be taking when gathering and presenting the information; […]

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