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talking about Crowley---again---

To: alt.magick,alt.lucky.w,alt.magick.tyagi,alt.occult.methods
From: "Asiya" 
Subject: Re: talking about Crowley---again---
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 19:05:14 GMT

"Joseph Count de Money"  wrote in message
> Asiya wrote:
> > "Cavalorn"  wrote in message
> >
> > >
> > > We may also challenge that view which deems the 'traditional'
> > > attribution of letters to Trumps to be 'old', since it does not
> > to
> > > be found before Eliphas Levi. Crowley did not know this at the
> > of
> > > the receipt of Liber Legis. Aiwaz, perhaps, knew better.
> >
> > Court de Gebelin was the first to attribute the Hebrew letters to
> > Tarot Trumps, in his essay 'Du Jeu des Tarots'. In the essay, he
> > attributes the Star to Heh and the Emperor to Tzaddi. Crowley most
> > likely read this essay at some point, considering it is first
> > listed in Waite's bibliography for 'Pictorial Key to the Tarot'.
> Crowley had a revelation.

Not as far as the Tzaddi-Heh switch goes.

> it has always been my understanding that the  count de gebelin can
> dismissed along with papus nd mouni sadhu and etillia.

To dismiss Court de Gebelin is to dismiss much of what the GD, Waite,
and Crowley wrote about Tarot. They took many original ideas from the
essays of Court de Gebelin and M. le Comte de Mellet - without
attribution, of course. You would not know this until you read the
essays in full.


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