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Originally Posted by Zephyros View Post
......But like Michael said, if you know what's what, there's no real contradiction........
I can certainly go along with that.

I just don't think the traditional court titles (King, Queen, Knight, Knave) played any significant role in Book T. Also, Book T may have been tinkered with quite a bit, and this is reflected in the "standard" text which we all have. This could account for the seeming ambiguities. While the descriptions and intentions are clear, we may as well admit that the titles really are a mess. A cleaned-up version (something like Eshelman's Thelemic adaptation, Liber Theta) would be welcome.

By the way, I've always thought that the little "story" about the courts seems terribly contrived.
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