Category: Antoine Court de Gébelin

  • A Brief History of Tarot Cards: Insightful Origins and Evolution

    A Brief History of Tarot Cards: Insightful Origins and Evolution

    Tarot cards have been fascinating people for centuries, offering guidance and insight into the unknown. Believed to have originated in Italy in the late 14th or early 15th century, tarot decks consist of two sections: the Minor Arcana and the Major Arcana. The Minor Arcana serves as the basis for the modern deck of playing…

  • How Tarot Evolved: From Card Game to Divination Tool

    How Tarot Evolved: From Card Game to Divination Tool

    The tarot, a deck of cards consisting of the Major and Minor Arcana, originally began as a card game in the 15th century. However, over the centuries, tarot cards have transitioned from being a mere game to an influential divinatory tool. The transformation of tarot was a gradual process, intertwined with its introduction to various…

  • How the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck Revolutionized Tarot Reading: A Brief Analysis

    How the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck Revolutionized Tarot Reading: A Brief Analysis

    The Rider-Waite tarot deck, created in the early 20th century, brought about significant changes in the world of tarot reading that continue to impact its practice today. Designed by Arthur Edward Waite and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith, this revolutionary deck incorporated symbolism from a diverse range of mystical traditions and beliefs. The unique artwork…