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Tarot History

the French Marseille tradition:
a centuries-old heritage of western knowledge


History of the Tarot of Marseille, by J.C. Flornoy:

The Tarot of Marseille: Conver, Marteau, and the need to return to source material.

The two main Marseille traditions

Legend : history before history

The Tarot's occult prison, by Enrique Enriquez

The Jean Dodal Tarot of Marseille

The Tarot of Jean Dodal, Lyon c.1701

The Jean Dodal Tarot: a princely version

The Jean Dodal Tarot of Marseille, presenting the historic originals and restoration by JC Flornoy

The Jean Noblet Tarot of Marseille

The Jean Noblet Tarot : extract from the National Library catalogue: tarot, game or magic.

The Jean Noblet Tarot of Marseille, presenting the historic originals and restoration by JC Flornoy

The Journey of the Soul, by Jean-Claude Flornoy

Symbolic Structure of the Major Arcana

the Mountebank

Reflections on the Four Models in the Tarot of Marseille

the Popess

the Empress

the Emperor

the Pope

The Marseille Tarot's origins : Maitre Jacques and the Compagnons du Devoir.

Maitre Jacques and the Compagnons du Devoir.

Maitre Jacques and the path of stars and hermitages.

The society of the Jacques and its patron saints.

The Compagnon-Réné

The Tarot of Jacques Vieville

The Marseille Tarot of Jacques Vieville, originals and restoration by JC Flornoy.

Master card-makers' pseudonyms

Narrative spells New !

The Lover

Why call it Maison Diev?!

The Caterpillar

The Tarot of Marseille, its uses for divination

The Atelier, showing how the Noblet and Dodal decks are produced

Links to diverse quality Tarot (and other) websites

Jean-Claude Flornoy, the artisan's Boutique

 

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