It appears that Court de Gébelin had the essay by the Comte de Mellet in his possession Court de Gébelin’s essay is noteworthy for establishing the Tarot as a. Drawn by Court de Gebelin in attempt to show that the Tarot was Egyptian in origin, these cards represent the height of circular logic. They are far more. by Gerardo Lonardoni No Tarot scholar has ever been so often quoted and so little read as the Frenchman Antoine Court de Gébelin. He is unanimously.

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But no date seem certain in the present state of gebeli. In he settled in Paris without ever marrying but keeping his Swiss citizenship. In he gave a series of lectures in the temple of the main Lodge of the Scottish Rite about the allegorical meanings of the Masonic degrees. Initially the treatment seemed to have a complete success, but the infirmity quickly reappeared even more seriously.

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Giordano Berti relates the rumour that he was killed as a punishment for having revealed secrets, but does not quote his source 4 ; there is no need geblin to add mystery to his life to find interesting facts in it. Would people not think that the informant was amusing himself by playing on the credulity of his listeners? He added that no one before him had ever guessed its noble origin, and described his surprising insight as follows.

The game stopped to allow him to closely examine the cards one by one, and he immediately understood their origin: Here follows the first conclusion of the historians: The conclusions of the three contemporary Authors are cogent: Could it be, then, that two men arrived at essentially the same conclusion independently?

That is possible, especially given the prevalence of Egyptomania at that time; but it is hardly probable.

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The ideas he claimed as original to him must already have been current in a certain milieu; and where more likely than in those occultist circles which he frequented with such enthusiasm in the last ten or twelve years of his life? To give an explanation to this clamorous falsehood, the contemporary gebelkn formulate two hypothesis: And, as the Authors definitively conclude: He simply divulged current opinions of the Masonic lodges or, in general, of the secret associations of his age devoted to occultism.

Now let us see if the works on the Tarot of the two French esotericists contain other noteworthy things. The reference to India appears again in various parts of the essay grbelin relation to the game of chess.

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In the first centuries of the Church, the Egyptians were very widespread in Rome; they carried taarot their ceremonies and the worship of Isis; consequently the game in question. This game, interesting by itself, was limited to Italy until relations between the Germans with the Italians made it known to this second nation According to the Author, the Tarot after its Egyptian origins would have reached Italy following the worshippers of Geelin, and from Italy would have spread throughout Europe.

Here it is the passage: Apart from these contradictions probably more apparent than real, the subject is more interesting than it seems at first sight. Yet the historical studies, quoted also by the three contemporary Authors often mentioned in this article, prove they are of Indian origin: Or, as we read in the Oxford English Dictionary: He finally thought that the Tarot concealed an occult wisdom, badly interpreted by the ignorant European card-makers: It is the work of a bad and presumptuous card maker…” The French occultist states here that we must distinguish between a doctrine and its exterior vehicle: He adds, very appropriately: Number II the High Priestess or his wife: The French savant, despite the confusion reigning at his time in every branch of knowledge, correctly recognizes the ancient and pagan origin of the second Arcanum of the Tarot, only superficially covered with a Christian veil by means of the legendary figure of Pope Joan, to conceal its real nature of a Sibyl or Vestal.

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But, above all, he makes comparisons between the Doctrine underlying the cards and the East, remarking the features common both to the Tarot and a Chinese monument, and even wondering tarog further comparisons may be make with India and Tibet. I here remark also that the Count de Mellet makes this interesting statement in a foot note of his essay on Divination: The above mentioned La Via del Sacro has also the purpose to find in Eastern traditions those explanations of symbols of the Major Arcana that are missing at present.

The Count de Mellet thinks, perfectly logically, that if the cards with their symbolical images were what had survived of an ancient geblein, they had to be explained by aphorisms or poems; we may also suppose that at his time these captions were still existing, or their memory was still present in the occultist circles.

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Setting aside the legitimacy of such claims of paternity to Freemasonry, that the contemporary historians criticize but their reasons may be discussed Freemasonry created in this way to herself an eminent source, mentioning Hiram and the Clurt Knights as her own ancestors. Who could have a profit from ascribing the paternity of the Tarot to an ancient wisdom, if such a tradition had never existed?

Or, to say it in Latin, cui prodest? VIII, Paris,p.