- Did a little checking on the whole Elve thing
last night. Reread Tolkien's On Fairy Stories. He
talked a bit about the elves as little people thing and
seemed to think it was mostly a Victorian idea. There
was quite a vogue for fairy paintings and such during
that period. The Pre-Raphealites and later Richard
Dadd.<br> Websters dictionary gives almost identical
definitions for elves and fairies. The encylopedia of Fantasy
talks about it a bit as well and agrees with the
Dunsany to Tolkien connecion. Of course since I disagree
with about half the entries in that book I take their
opinion with a grain of salt. Fun researching it though.
- Critics of Tarot Divination Yahoo Group
Tarot cards were created for the purpose of game playing and nothing
more. Tarot is really a type of card game having nothing to do with
Kabbalah, ancient Egypt, Eastern religions, or Native American
spirituality. The marketing of Tarot cards by the New Age publishing
industries in conjunction with the above phenomena is a form of
cultural thievery based on nothing more than pseudohistory. This is a
forum primarily for the discussion of stereotypes and cultural
appropriation issues related to the New Age marketing of Tarot cards
for divination. All critics of Tarot divination and other forms of
New Age cultural theft, regardless of religion or lack of religion,
are welcome. Players of Tarot card games, Renaissance historians, and
skeptics of paranormal claims are also welcome.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, notallwhowander wrote:
> The other day I was in a major chain bookstore.
> In that store there were Middle Earth divination
> runes (an official product) with a special magic ring
> to help read them. Am I off base to think that old
> J.R.R.T. would never have endorsed such a practice?
> They'll be selling Narnia Tarot Cards next...