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Re: Mellet: Card DMs

VIII. Cards to which Fortune Tellers attach predictions. A Piquet deck is used that one shuffles and then has the interested person cut. We draw a card saying Ace, the second Seven, and so on up to the King:* we set aside all the cards which arrive in the order of the calculation which we have just...

Re: Mellet: Notes VII

The Second Letter of St. Paul to Timothy, 3:8 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres* withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. *Jambres, more accurate transliteration is Mambres. " Jannes and Jambres are the subjects of many legendary tales, one...

Re: Mellet: V

V. Comparison of these attributes with the divinatory meanings assigned to modern cards. Our fortune-tellers, not knowing how to read the hieroglyphs, have subtracted all the pictures from them & changed the names of cup, baton, coin & sword, of which they know neither the etymology nor the express...

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