- In a message dated 10/31/00 11:42:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, ... As a way of learning correspondences, we used to play something called Qabalistic CrazyMessage 1 of 3 , Oct 31, 2000View SourceIn a message dated 10/31/00 11:42:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Does anyone know of games you can play with a tarot deck? Maybe somethingAs a way of learning correspondences, we used to play something called
> interesting worth while playing.
"Qabalistic Crazy Eights." You play according to the rules of the simple card
game "crazy eights" (http://www.pagat.com/eights/crazy8s.html), exept that
instead of matching the number of pips, you match qabalistic correspondences.
The match is considered valid only subject to the approval of the other
players. For example, if the Magician is turned up, the next player might
play The Hermit, since Virgo is a sign ruled by Mercury. The idea is to try
and come up with matches that show familiarity with the correspondences in
777, but aren't too easy -- "because they're both cups" or "because they're
both 7s" are usually considered lame and shouted down, or else they're only
allowed with newbies. More tenuous chains of association (for example,
Adjustment played on The Tower "because she has a sword, which is the weapon
of Geburah, and Geburah is Mars") usually leads to argument and discussion,
which is partly the point of playing.
Yes, this is a magick-nerd sort of game, but if you're into that sort of
Of course, you could also play tarocchi, which is the original game tarot
cards were used for. You can find instructions for several different
variations here: http://www.pagat.com/tarot/
- 93, Get hold of a copy of The Truth About The Tarot by Gerald Suster published by Skoob Esoterica. In it you will find Celestial Snakes and Ladders aMessage 2 of 3 , Nov 2, 2000View Source93,
Get hold of a copy of The Truth About The Tarot by Gerald Suster published
by Skoob Esoterica. In it you will find 'Celestial Snakes and Ladders' a
divinatory game based on the Tree of Life. This will help you firm up your
knowledge of the tree and yields excellent readings. I have used this for
about five years and cannot recommend it strongly enough.
I can post the rules if you are unable to find the source text, unless
another list member has already got them typed them out...?
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From: "sparrow" <magdalene@...>
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Subject: Re: [t93] Games with a tarot deck
> At 06:22 PM 10/31/00 +0200, Martin wrote:
> >Does anyone know of games you can play with a tarot deck? Maybe
> interesting worth while playing.
> Have you seen Qabalistic Eights?
> > What is good?
> The opposite of Evil.
> > What is Evil?
> It is the opposite of good.
> > What is the difference between Good and Evil?
> Aren't they the same?
> [from a conversation with www.alicebot.org]
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- 93 Greetings! Tarot cards were originally used for the game Tarocco. Alfred Douglas, The Tarot, Gollancz 1972. I have copies of both hardback and paperback forMessage 3 of 3 , Nov 2, 2000View Source93
Tarot cards were originally used for the game Tarocco. Alfred Douglas,
The Tarot, Gollancz 1972. I have copies of both hardback and paperback
for sale - email me if you are interested.
Dummett, on the basis of this fact, derided the occult associations of
the Tarot, seeing them as spurious accretions. I disagree. I do not
believe that in the 14th & 15th centuries people made the same division
we do between games and divination. You might try your luck at games as
you did life, and the games were microcosms of life, and might be used
My best wishes
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