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Originally Posted by Spectre Made Flesh View Post
I believe that traditional ordinary playing cards were used for fortune telling before Tarot cards were used for that purpose. So, if we accept that Tarot wasn't originally used for fortune telling (as LRichard said), and that applying the Qabalah etc. to give meanings to Tarot was something added much later, then perhaps one could argue that the 'proper' way to read cards is the way people originally did it, by numerology and suit meanings, and everything else - whether the Qabalah or intuition - is just an irrelevance tacked on later by people with their own agenda?
My view is that Tarot was layered onto the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Tacking Qabalah onto Tarot is like putting the Statue of Liberty in a bird bath.
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