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More Tarot News

To: alt.magick,alt.tarot
From: "Lu Zhen Shih" <.>
Subject: Re: More Tarot News (the origin of "Tarot")
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 17:14:16 -0500

"Rhianna"  wrote in message
> On Sun, 08 Sep 2002 20:33:44 GMT, "Asiya"
>  wrote:
> > When in fact, the cards we know as "Tarot"
> >originated in fifteenth-century Italy as a card game, under the name

Antoine Court de Gebelin?:

"If someone intended to announce that there still exists an ancient Egyptian
Work, one of their Books which escaped the flames which engulfed their
extraordinary Libraries, & which contains their highest teachings on some
fascinating objects . . . .  Would you not believe that he wants to have
fun, and pull the leg of his Readers?"

- Antoine Court de Gébelin writing on Tarot, Monde primitif

The first full deck was called "Tarocchi" that "Game of Chance", but... what
of the pre-Rosetta Stone and the Library of Alexandria?

Possible linguistic variants of the word Tarot:

The Taro river in Northern Italy.
Orat (Latin), "it speaks, argues." ___ WOW!;-)
Rota (Latin), "a wheel."
Taru (Hindu), "cards."
Tarosh (Egyptian), "the royal way."
Torah (Hebrew), "the Law."
Thoth, an Egyptian god.
Ator, from the Egyptian goddess Hathor.
Troa (Hebrew), "gate."
Tares, meaning the dot border on old cards.
Tarotee, meaning a pattern on the backs.

I'm on the same page as jk with the gunas on the wheel, etc.,...

> Was it an instant occurrence sort of similar to spontaneous
 generation?  No historical events contributed to the genesis of Tarot?

Hermeneutical exegesis ? Invoke HRU.

> ~Cheers~
> Rhianna

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