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Kabbalah: a third system of interpreting the SY on the paths?

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.tarot,alt.divination
From: (peter li'ir key)
Subject: Re: Kabbalah: a third system of interpreting the SY on the paths?
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 20:06:03 GMT

Jess Karlin   wrote:
>(Gentle) wrote:
>> I wound up concluding that
>> what is most important about the cards is not their (late) Kabbalistic
>> attributions, but their intuitive pictoral meanings.

>That's a hasty conclusion, especially for someone 'dealing' with the
>modern tarot based on Golden Dawn symbolism. Clearly, the 
>intentional exclusion of kabbalistic considerations for those cards,
>regardless of what one may think about the accuracy of those
>correspondances, is simply an excuse and an invitation
>to misinterpret their symbolism.

>And what does "intuitive pictoral meanings" even mean?

on the one hand i find that if one is going to study tarot,
one should understand the roots and usages of the symbols.
most of modern tarot cards with pictures on the small cards
are descended from rider waite imagery.  and to understand
that imagery one should understand how the colors, images,
and symbols have qbhlistic correspondences.

on the other hand divination may be a facility independent
of the tools.  one could prolly do a reading with coffee beans
and whip cream.  so in that case tarot symbology could be a
moot point, just a "carrier wave" for the information, a
more complex scrying mirror.  but then one really isn't talking
about tarot per se.

on the thirdd hand modern tarot may be leaving qbhl behind as t's
main thread, and following a more intuitive path that is "artistically"
coherent, but intellectually disturbing.


peter li'ir key

ps  intuitive pictoral meaings cv rorschak(sp?)

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