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By James W. Revak

 

The Angel or Judgement from I Tarocchini Secolo XVIITAROT HISTORY
Beginners will enjoy the TarotL History Information Sheet and Tarot Divination, a guide to historical divinatory meanings assigned to Tarot cards.  Advanced Tarotists will enjoy original research into Etteilla, Mathers, and Waite. 

Illustration: the Angel or Judgement (detail) from I Tarocchini Secolo XVII by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (c. 1664, republished by Dal Negro).


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THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC INTEGRATION OF TAROT AND ASTROLOGY
ETTEILLA’S CORRESPONDENCES AND DIVINATORY METHOD
By Elizabeth M. Hazel and James W. Revak
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Illustration: A Tarot spread-derived horoscope from Etteilla’s Manière de se récréer avec le jeu de cartes nommées tarots (1785), reproduced from Jacques Halbronn’s L'Astrologie du livre de Thot: suivie de récherches sur l'histoire de l'astrologie du tarot (© 1993 Éditions de la Maisnie & Éditions de la Grande Conjontion).


Six of Swords from an Etteilla-style deck
AN INVITATION TO COMMENT ON AN AN APPARENT NINETEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIAN ETTEILLA-STYLE TAROT DECK
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Illustration: The Six of Swords from a Russian Etteilla-style Tarot.  If you want to learn more or know anything about this unusual deck, click here.



 
GREAT TAROTISTS OF YESTERYEAR
Brief Biographies of Selected Tarot Personalities
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THE TarotL HISTORY INFORMATION SHEET
By MEMBERS OF TarotL
A brief overview of Tarot history with special emphasis
on correcting popular misconceptions.
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TAROT DIVINATION
THREE PARALLEL TRADITIONS
Your guide to historical divinatory
meanings assigned to Tarot cards by
Etteilla, Mathers, and Waite.
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THE INFLUENCE OF ETTEILLA & HIS SCHOOL ON MATHERS & WAITE
A research report on the influence of the eighteenth-century French occultist Etteilla and his disciples on S. L. MacGregor Mathers’ The Tarot & A. E. Waite’s The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.
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