Tarot History 101:
An Interactive Quiz
By James W. Revak
Correct! The answer is D (all of the above). Eliphas Lévis writings on Tarot significantly impacted many later occultists. For example, he was the first to publish, in his Transcendental Magic (1854-55), that the numeric cards (Ace through Ten) correspond to the ten Cabalistic Sephiroth; and Clubs (later called Wands) correspond to Fire; Swords, to Air; Water, to Cups; and Coins (later called Pentacles), to Earth. In the same work, this French occultist also published his drawing of the Chariot, which was the first to include Egyptian-style sphinxes (see illustration) and has influenced many later renditions of this Trump.
Illustration: The Chariot by Eliphas Lévi (from his Transcendental Magic, 1854-55). Click the image for a larger one.
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