Firstly whilst I agree with your sentiments here; I must say that it is you Kwaw- who have provided the inspiration for the last couple of years, for me personally, and I am sure, others a well. It was you who introduced me to Mary Carruthers. Your links, and therefore allowing each individual to seek and search for themselves, little snippets of appropriate poetry, interesting emblemata and the like -always stretching my imagination- it's been invaluable. Take a bow yourself and thank you. ~Rosannekwaw said:The idea that the tarot too is connected with mnemonic tropes has occurred to many of us individually and can be found suggested among several tarot authors from an early period. Of anyone to whom the idea has occured and found expression however I believe Diane O'Donavon has done most to seek to substantiate and demonstrate such with a great deal of original research in this area, some of which hopefully she will be able to share with us while she is here.
The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric and the Making of Images, 400-1200 (Cambridge University Press, 1998)