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Re: Le Tarot arithmologique - la séquence 1+4+7+10 = 22

Alain wrote: Le Sepher Yetsirah ou LIvre de la formation est le livre, à mon sens, le plus hermétique de la Qabbale prophétique. Attribué à Abraham, il aurait été rédugé vers le VIIe siecle post JC. La Qabbale médiévale et provencale d'Aboulagia en fera son texte phare; L'ordre de création des Sephi...

Numerological factors in the evolving order of trumps 2

Continued from previous post. Love was next, everywhere except Ferrara. Its identical placement in France needs no further explanation, although the association of Love with the Kabbalists' Tifareth, "beauty", doesn't hurt: as Plato had argued in the Symposium that what is loved is beauty, whether p...

Numerological factors in the evolving order of trumps 1

In In this post and the next I want to try another approach to the arithmological tarot. We know that numerology was popular in the 15th century, as part of the revival in Greek learning and also as a continuation of the Christianization of Greco-Roman and Jewish numerology in late antiquity (for wh...

Re: Hello! - and kind question for help w.r.t. the etymology of tarot

Ross wrote How are you getting this bargain? For print and digital, the subscription for Europeans outside the UK is £44, which works out to €50.99 (today's rate). Outside of Europe, including US, the IPCS site gives as £49, or $67.21 (today's rate). https://i-p-c-s.org/subs/ Well, I don't need hard...

Re: Hello! - and kind question for help w.r.t. the etymology of tarot

It would certainly seem that the Schreiber interpretation of the passage in Müller is the most reasonable. However it is not certain. Richter observes, "The surrounding context shows that Müller often combines details from various sources spanning a century: On a single page he mentions, in order of...

Re: Jewish-Christian interactions in Italy before 1500

Thanks for the additions, Ross. Those were harder, at least for me. I looked at the other Cordovero-related manuscripts on the Vatican page you linked to, Ross. Two of them are of interest for "trees." Vat.Eb.518 is a ms. of the Or Ne'erav , the short version of the Pardes Rimonim that he wrote late...

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