It appears that Court de Gébelin had the essay by the Comte de Mellet in his possession Court de Gébelin’s essay is noteworthy for establishing the Tarot as a. Drawn by Court de Gebelin in attempt to show that the Tarot was Egyptian in origin, these cards represent the height of circular logic. They are far more. by Gerardo Lonardoni No Tarot scholar has ever been so often quoted and so little read as the Frenchman Antoine Court de Gébelin. He is unanimously.

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What gain would these Arabic translators have in stating Aristotle has knowledge of it? This game, interesting by itself, was limited to Italy until relations between the Germans with the Italians made it known to this second nation Lunatics have always been portrayed as having a cracked brain.

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Antoine Court de Gebelin – Biographical Notes: Tarot and Playing Card Researchers

We have here a lesson against avarice. Tau-rho cross Theodosius I period coin with Arcadius Theodosius’ eldest son.

II and III represent two women: His centers of focus are the familiar ones of universal origins of languages in deep time and the hermeneutics of symbolism. This Writer [Heredotus] proves another point we have mentioned in the History of the Calendar, that the statues of the Giants paraded in various Festivals, almost invariably designate the seasons. He had unfettered access to works preserved by the powerful organizations. It is the Sage who seeks Justice and Virtue. Would people not think that the informant was amusing himself by playing on the credulity of his listeners?

If he cannot answer by showing the third, the one asking the question gets 5 points; he gets 15 points if he has all three. It is by a different author and has a completely different quality.

We cannot fail to recognize it as a whole. As to the triple cross Scepter, it is an absolutely Egyptian artifact. Antoine Court de Gebelin – Gebelin started the world of modern esoterical Tarot, when he claimed inthat the Tarot had an old Egyptian origin. Notify me of new comments via email.

The High Priest wears long robes with a large coat held with a clasp. Initially the treatment seemed to have a complete success, but the infirmity quickly reappeared even more seriously. Number II the High Priestess or his wife: This game has two players, but the cards are dealt as if there were three [players]. The last [Card] of this Plate is the Wheel of Fortune. We do not know where nor when it was invented nor the motivation that might have assembled so many extraordinary figures, so little could be made sense of it, that it offers in its entirety only an enigma no one ever attempted to resolve.


Finally, the one who has everything to win and nothing to lose, the truly triumphant King, is the true Sage with lantern in hand who is continually aware of his moves, teaches no one, knows everything good to enjoy and perceives everything bad to avoid it. Setting aside the legitimacy of such claims of paternity to Freemasonry, that the contemporary historians criticize but their reasons may be discussed Freemasonry created in this way to herself an eminent source, mentioning Hiram and the Templar Knights as her own ancestors.

This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat These people who are known for their unique allegories, compare the Tropics [of Cancer and Capricorn] to two guarded Palaces with each a dog which like faithful Doormen, held these Luminaries in the center [band] of the Sky without allowing them to slide towards either Pole [North and South poles].

During medieval times, there was a board game played called Rhythmomachia which was a Chess-like game played by German monks and it was inspired by a similar Pythagorean mathematics. We consider its origin, explain its allegories and demonstrate it is the source of modern playing cards, etc. All the other [trumps] can be considered to relate to the political and moral Geography, the true Government of States: Everyone has their own taste and one must never argue [matters of] taste.

Identifying the origin of an artifact requires tremendous background information gebbelin a multitude of subjects. He was not the first to suspect the Tarot’s ancient origin but published the oldest extant document.

We never sought to decipher it a moment before [its revelation]. The Trumps are of a number of three times seven; the number of cards is seventy-seven; the Fool counting as 0. Does it contain Geography lessons to be engraved on each Tarot Card?


The Eagle represents Spring when the harot return.

De Gébelin’s Tarot Essay in Le Monde Primitif

Yet the historical studies, quoted also by the three contemporary Authors often mentioned in this article, prove they are of Indian origin: Or, to say it in Latin, cui prodest? Cort, we continually confuse the common usage of an invention in a country with its original dde He simply divulged current opinions of the Masonic lodges or, in general, of the secret associations of his age devoted to occultism.

The goal of the game is to take the cards which are worth the most points from the adversary and to focus on producing sequences:. We cannot fail to recognize the Fool in this card, for the marotte 1 [scepter with jester face carved albeit missing in the diagram], for his tagot 1 [sleeveless, thigh length coat] garnished with shells and bells: These seminal works should be read by everyone who has any interest in tarot history.

This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. Ironically, the Traot card, named God-House in French, was avarice. An essay appended to this gave suggestions for cartomancy ; within two years the fortune-teller known as ” Etteilla ” published coirt technique for reading the tarot, and the practice of tarot reading was born. The above mentioned La Via del Sacro has also the clurt to find in Eastern traditions those explanations of symbols of the Major Arcana that are missing at present.

The Lion, the Summer or the ardor of the Sun. We played a game that you surely do not know Each suit is two times seven cards. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Or, as we read in the Oxford English Dictionary: The seven Stars that surround it, and which seem to form its court, are the Planets: We see, in effect, taro brilliant Star surrounded by seven smaller ones.