A WICKED PACK OF CARDS TAROT REVIEW
Tarot cards were first invented in Italy around the beginning of the 15th century and were for the next four centuries were was exclusively used to play games. The late eighteenth century saw France however they were relegated to the players of cards for fortune-telling and the occult. For over a century usage of Tarot cards for divination and their interpretation of them as the enshrining of an occult message was largely limited to France.
A WICKED PACK OF CARDS CARD DETAILS
The professional French fortunetellers French magicians, exponents of the art as well as the occasional French charlatan developed their own applications for Tarot cards as well as absurd theories on them that were inaccessible elsewhere. The authors explore this development through the writings and actions of a variety of advocates for Tarot and occultism. These include Court de Gebelin, Etteilla, Levi, and Papus as they explain how an amazing range of occult beliefs – including Hermetism to Rosicrucianism as well as The Cabala to Freemasonry was put to use on an assortment of playing cards.In the early 20th century Tarot divination was widely used throughout the Western world. The very word “tarot” has been linked to the occult cartomancy and fortune-telling. This book tells the fascinating tale of the way Tarot divination began and developed into a mature form in only one country.