Category Archives: Playing Cards

More decks!

When it comes to acquiring new packs I haven’t been very active lately. Actually, I’ve been a downright sloth. What was the last pack I purchased… hum.. right, Golden Tarot of Visconti published by Lo Scarabeo and restored by the wonderful … Continue reading

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Mary K. Greer: Moralization of the Deck of Cards, Part 3

http://marygreer.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/moralization-of-the-deck-of-cards-part-3/ The third chapter on the topic of ‘Moralization of the deck of cards’ from Mary Greer. What a real treasure trove of information this whole series has been – and her entire blog, for that matter. If I remember … Continue reading

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Mary K. Greer: Moralization of the Game of Cards, part 1

http://marygreer.wordpress.com/ Once again a wonderful post from Mary, this time exploring the relationship between the Church and playing cards (echoing carte da trionfi in the game of Triumph) from the viewpoint of two famous churchmen; Hugh Latimer and Martin Luther.

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Explaining the Tarot

A must have: "Explaining the Tarot – Two Italian Renaissance Essays on the Meaning of the Tarot Pack", edited, translated and commented by Ross Sinclair Caldwell, Thierry Depaulis and Marco Ponzi. From Maproom Publications. "The symbolism of Tarot cards has … Continue reading

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Kortisto

  Paljonko mahtaa Suomesta löytyä tulkintojen parissa työtään tekeviä henkilöitä? Missä kaikissa kaupungeissa on ammattimaisia Tarot-, pelikortti- tai oraakkelikortti-tulkitsijoita, ja mistä eri näkökulmista he tulkintoja tekevät? Näitä kysymyksiä pyörittelin mielessäni kun tajusin, että Suomeenhan pitää saada jonkinlainen yhteinen foorumi tai … Continue reading

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The other side of the history of playing cards

I find the history of both playing and Tarot cards fascinating; what happened where and when, who did this and that, how the suit symbols changed from place to place, all the different and many theories of both the exoteric … Continue reading

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Vitali’s website “Le Tarot” now in English

The Cultural Association "Le Tarot" ,"has been founded in 1985 by Prof. Andrea Vitali, its actual president, who wanted to gather around himself eminent researchers of the most varied disciplines with the aim to investigate the archetypical, symbolic and allegorical universe. … Continue reading

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“Secrets of the Playing Card”

via Mary Greer http://youtu.be/oQ6uhCIaKQA Very dramatical – and the music is rather loud. They did manage to cover a lot of subjects, though. The voodoo bit strikes me a bit odd, is it really that important or even relevant regarding … Continue reading

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Living Cards of Méliès

Les Cartes Vivantes or Living Playing Cards (1905) by the ingenious Georges Méliès. http://youtu.be/VxHVAT9ylA8

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