Sunday, April 20, 2008
Tarot: New Agers (And The French) Are Loons
I just got this message (and video) from my friend, Tarockspieler:
"I don't read tarot cards, I play card games with them like spades or hearts! People in Europe play card games with a tarot deck but most Americans have been kept in the dark about these games. What tarot readers have been saying about tarot has been bad for game players and we should spread the word that divination is not the real intended purpose of the cards. Tarot was really made in 15th century Italy for a kind of card game and tarot fortune telling did not happen until the late 18th century! It's not really some ancient mysterious art like new agers would like us to think! If you see tarot card reading at a medieval or renaissance fair, it is out of period and is a pandering to the new age crowd."
And, boy, will people pander - Thanks!