THE CONTINENTAL TAROTS
Publisher: Christine Payne-Towler | ISBN: N\A | edition 2003 | PDF | 13 pages | 1,5 mb
In the essay titled "The Major Arcana" I emphasize that "something happened" to the Tarot in the late 1600s, when a new trend emerged in the images of the Major Arcana. I point to the Marseilles family of decks and the Etteilla Tarots to illustrate my point. The images shown by Antoine Court de Gebelin in his
book Le Monde Primitif further validates this idea. The remainder of this essay is about exploring "what happened."