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|AUTORBIS.net||started during the Olympiad in Athen, August 2004|
Desinterest kills ... dear Tarot community.
The Olympic Tarot needs heroes ... not lurkers.
Perhaps you doesn't understand something. Tarot in 15th century started with an enthusiasm for Greek mythology. If you go in the temples of art, you've evidence of this. If you look at the descriptions of the triumphal activities in 15th and 16th century, you've evidence of it.
Let's compare Tarot and Greek mythology:
Tarot is a humble hobby of some nobility in 15th century. It expands slowly with printing mass production and stays what it is, a minor field for artists, who occasionally also engage in playing card motifs.
In 18th century Tarot gets a kick. Somebody claims, that it is a mystery book of old Egyptia. Another one finds, that it is an useful tool for salon divination.
In 19th century Tarot evolves spiritually, somebody claims, it has something to do with Kabbala. Then - in small circles - it gets some fame that it includes some deep mysteries - mostly all this on the base of not very deep studies of the context.
The whole thing becomes more or less obsolete in early 20th century, but Tarot revives with the modern interests for occult matters. The great market is opened for the thing and produces curious phenomena.
What is Greek mythology? It manifested as dominating part of early Greek culture - which with Alexander became a world power of the early time. Greek mythology spread everywhere, manifested in temples and stories and early theatre, processions, festivities, cults etc.. The Romans took it and admired it. The Christians fought against it and called it Paganism. The Renaissance revived it. It became in modern time part of art, of operas and theatre, the themes were repeated in book productions and in Hollywood.
Comparing it in numbers: If Tarot as an influential social force in history gets 1 point, Greek mythology has to get 1000s and more.
Now I tell you about a really relevant connection between Tarot and the text of Hesiod. And you've to realize ... about 50 % of Greek mythology is connectable to the school of Hesiod ....
And what do I get? Desinterest ... dear public, you're a curious phenomen ... you study details of the Marseille Tarot, discuss spreads, divination methodes, new decks etc., you claim to be interested in "Tarot", but if I tell you of Hesiod and his relevant connection to Tarot .... I talk to walls.
Huck - in his own voice