Tarot History 101:
An Interactive Quiz
By James W. Revak

The Chariot by Eliphas LéviCorrect!  The answer is D (“all of the above”).  Eliphas Lévi’s 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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