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16637RE: [TolkienDiscussions] The LotR Tarot

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  • Wilson, Bruce
    Sep 1, 2006
      Yes, but the magic & divination in LOTR are in a secondary world.  If you will read the LETTERS, you will see that JRRT held that this made a difference.  There is a long letter of his countering a reader's objection to his having introduced reincarnation into his mythos when Christianity by and large (and expecially Roman Catholicism) has utterly rejected it.
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      Subject: RE: [TolkienDiscussions] The LotR Tarot

      I don't pretend to guess what JRRT would think of the Tarot, but there is plenty of divination and magic in LotR, so I can't assume he would object to Tarot and a card game being inspired by his work.

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