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Gertrude Moakley: Il Bagatino (The Magician / Magus)

  “I Il Bagatino (Quarterpenny, The Juggler) The lowest of the trumps, as we have said, is the Carnival King, Bagatino (Quarterpenny). The procession of triumphs which he leads is taking him to his own execution. The card shows Bagatino … 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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Wasps’ Nest: Asking the Unpopular Question

Card example: 3 of Wands from the Waite-Smith (“Rider”) deck (image from here) Client A: “I had just moved from Chile to Finland. I hated being here. I hated these people. And I hated myself. I was looking back at … 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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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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“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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