It is important that this is used only as a guide. The Etteilla Tarot system must be respected in its own right, many of the meanings are similar to modern systems, but many are not. Equivalents can be used as a learning aid but must not be used as a substitute. If you really want to learn how to read the Grand Etteilla Tarot Majors, then it is best to start afresh, and learn the interpretations independently.
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Nevertheless, he was gifted with a profound intuition and a convincing fantasy. Etteila was probably influenced by Comte Court de Gebelin , who led many occultists of those days to believe in the possible Egyptian roots of the Tarot. It is commonly admitted that he failed in his attempt to elucidate the tarot, and ended by transposing the keys, thus destroying the correspondence between the numbers and the signs.
He changed the sequence of the leaves, discarding some and adding new ones which he declared were the oldest images, lost during the peregrinations of the game from Egypt to Europe — in brief, he confused everything completely.
Etteilla even added extra attributes like astrology and cabala to the cards. That is probably not what he himself had in mind and does not really do justice to the Tarot as a whole. All in all, the images of the cards remain inspiring and offer quite a unique theater of divination as was common in those days.
The deck shown on these pages is from ca. Grimaud, Paris. No box. Card 62 show the original duty stamp of the French Tax Service. Scroll all the way down to see a photo showing all Etteilla decks in our collection! X Slider Background Settings.
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Book of Thoth - Etteilla Tarot