99The greater trumps
- Jan 23, 2009There's an interesting blog post on "The greater trumps" and Charles
Williams's use of the Tarot here:
I disagree with the author's statement that the Wite Tarot pack had more
Christian stmbolism, however. I've always thought it far more tied to 19th-
century occultism, and think that it actually dilutes the Christian symbolism
of the traditiional version. The Fool of the Waite pack, in particular, seems
very far removed from Williams's description of it in "The greater trumps".
If sometimes used the traditional images to illustrate some of my own blog
posts, because of their Christian symbolism, for example here:
in an article on "Symbolic countercultures and rituals of opposition".
Am I alone in finding diminished Christian symbolism in the Waite images as
compared with the traditional ones?
What do other people think?
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