Wednesday, April 9, 2008

History of Tarot

The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards in all, including the Major Arcana, used on this test, and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that reveal each step on life's path. The Minor Arcana is comprised of the remaining 56 cards in the deck, and pertain to the everyday events in life. Not unlike a regular deck of playing cards, the Minor Arcana are divided into four suits; in this case, the suits are wands, swords, cups, and pentacles. Each suit has four face cards and ten numbered cards. Versions of Tarot images have been traced back over 15,000 years to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Hebrew Kabbalah, and several other countries and cultures including China.

In every Tarot reading there is a reader and a seeker or person asking the question of the cards. One person can also serve both roles if they choose to do their own Tarot reading. The Tarot reader places the cards in a particular spread; very general layout used are: "Three-Card Spread" cinsisting the imtervals of "Past, Present and Future". In John Crowley's novel Little, Big (1981), characters use a Tarot deck with non-standard major arcana ("the lesser trumps") for divination. Tarot cards also play a role in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Tarot cards also play a role in Stephen King's Dark Tower series.

There are dozens of other spreads, which reveal multiple aspects about life. Psychologist Carl Jung claimed that all human experience can be categorized into common archetypes, or universal situations or images. In his studies of the Tarot and other occult practices, he found that the images used revealed universal archetypes. The Tarot uses these images to help us tap into our unconscious thoughts and feelings. From 1977 to 1980, Piers Anthony published the "Planet of Tarot" series, which included God of Tarot, Vision of Tarot and Faith of Tarot.

While the Tarot is based more on mysticism and chance than science, we are able to test how of some users received accurate readings through statistical analysis. We analyzed the readings that allows us to gauge how accurate the Tarot cards were in relation to the actual lives of the people and test-takers. On the planet Tarot, nightmares, visions and fantasies become real, and sometimes tangentially, sometimes on-target, the protagonist lives through myths and stories, e.g., the moment Jesus of Nazareth "dies" and accepts his spiritual journey as Christ the saviour, related to Tarot cards.

The Tarot of the Witches deck became notorious in the 1970s for its use in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die. These modern decks change the cards to varying degrees. For example, the Mother-peace Tarot is notable for its circular cards and feminist angle: females have replaced the mainly male characters. The Tarot of Baseball has suits of bats, mitts, balls and bases; "coaches" and "MVPs" instead of Queens and Kings; and major arcana cards like "The Catcher", "The Rule Book" and "Batting a Thousand". In the Silicon Valley Tarot, major arcana cards include The Hacker, Flame War, The Layoff and The Garage; the suits are Networks, Cubicles, Disks and Hosts; the court cards CIO, Salesman, Marketer and New Hire.

1 comment:

Nicole Williams said...

Thanks for such a nice information about tarot card. A Tarot Reading can help you find the answers that you are seeking to a particular situation and can assist you to sort out aspects of your life.
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