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Tarot Numerical Cycles/Groups

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.tarot,alt.divination,alt.pagan.magick
From: nagasiva 
Subject: Tarot Numerical Cycles/Groups
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 20:26:55 GMT

50030719 viii

first from Base-22, then Base-26

22-base Trumps

2 x 11 
   [cf. Oswald Wirth]

2 x 10 + 2 (Fool/World)

3 x 7 + 1 (Fool)
   [cf. Rachel Pollack/others]

4 x 5 + 2 (Fool/World)
   [cf. Oswald Wirth]


26-base Trumps
in the Plebeian Tarot there are of course 26 Trumps, 
one of which is BLANK and one a Fool (all Trumps unnumbered).
this makes for a wider array of possibilities than might 
be encountered in traditional 22-base Trump sets:

13 x 2 / 2 x 13

12 x 2 / 2 x 12 + 2 (Fool/Blank)

11 x 2 / 2 x 11 + 4 (Fool/Mage/Witch/Blank)
    [extended on account of Primary Triad]

8 x 3 / 3 x 8 + 2 (Fool/Blank)

6 x 4 / 4 x 6 + 2 (Fool/Blank)

and of course the all-important and PRIMARY

5 x 5 + 1 (Blank)

                  ERIS LIVES ON!


analysis of all of these sets to be completed during the
construction of the card symbolism.


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