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Postby horustheantichrist » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:01 am

Hello,

I have a question about interpreting the Tarot as it relates to the Qabalah. Should reversed cards be read as the path going from Malkuth up, and regular cards as Kether down?

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Re: Tarot & Qabalah

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:06 am

horustheantichrist wrote:I have a question about interpreting the Tarot as it relates to the Qabalah. Should reversed cards be read as the path going from Malkuth up, and regular cards as Kether down?

That would be an innovation you could experiment with, of course. But in terms of standard techniques handed down in the G.D./A.'.A.'. lines, etc., reversed cards have no meaning at all (except, in some techniques such as The Opening of the Key, they change the flow of the reading because the cards are facing a different direction).
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Tarot & Qabalah

Postby horustheantichrist » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:35 am

Is the Toth Tarot in the Public Domain or does someone own the rights? Thank you.
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Re: Tarot & Qabalah

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:00 pm

That question has not been settled in the courts where it is highly contested.

The physical paintings are in storage in a museum. The Harris estate arguably controls ownership. There are numerous legal issues, and I haven't been closely following the cases. There has been, at least, enough agreement among the litigants to permit the deck to get back into print.
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Re: Tarot & Qabalah

Postby gmugmble » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:32 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:The physical paintings are in storage in a museum.

I've asked numerous people over the year where these originals were, but I've obviously known the wrong people, as no one knew. What museum is it, and why are they not on display? I would greatly appreciate any gossip -- uh, I mean information -- you can give.
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Re: Tarot & Qabalah

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:17 pm

Warburg. I suspect they're not on display because of issues with rights + issues of the Royal family.
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Re: Tarot & Qabalah

Postby Edward Mason » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:52 am

93,

The Warburg Institute is a research facility and graduate school, not an actual museum. It can and does cooperate with various other organizations on exhibitions, but it has no serious display space of its own.

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Re: Tarot & Qabalah

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:18 am

Everyone to whom I've spoken in the past who has gone and seen these has said that they are stored in an attic or storeroom, and special permission had to be acquired to see them - a process that was generally started months in advance. They're not on display - they're in storage.

The institute has the entire Gerald York collection of papers. My understanding is that the Harris paintings are there in part by arrangement through York. That's what I meant in mny previous post (when typing tersely from my cell phone) about "issues concerning the royal family."
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