It is probable that the Tarot cards were part of the magical and philosophical lore secured by the Knights Templars from the Saracens or one of the mystical sects then flourishing in Syria. Returning to Europe, the Templars, to avoid persecution, concealed the arcane meaning of the symbols by introducing the leaves of their magical book ostensibly as a device for amusement and gambling. In support of this contention, Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer states:
Quotes[ edit ] I am utterly amazed, utterly enchanted! I have a precursor, and what a precursor! I hardly knew Spinoza: Even though the divergencies are admittedly tremendous, they are due more to the difference in time, culture, and science.
Incidentally, I am not at all as well as I had hoped. Exceptional weather here too!
Eternal change of atmospheric conditions! I must have clear skies for months, else I get nowhere. Already six severe attacks of two or three days each. With affectionate love, Your friend. There are no facts, only interpretations. Notebooks Summer — Fall Variant translation: Against that positivism which stops before phenomena, saying "there are only facts," I should say: Likewise, I now regard my having been a Wagnerian as eccentric.
It was a highly dangerous experiment; now that I know it did not ruin me, I also know what significance it had for me — it was the most severe test of my character.
Letter to Carl Fuchs 14 December I now myself live, in every detail, striving for wisdom, while I formerly merely worshipped and idolized the wise.
My problems are new, my psychological horizon frighteningly comprehensive, my language bold and clear; there may well be no books written in German which are richer in ideas and more independent than mine.
The separation between us is thereby decided in really the most absurd way. Have you grasped nothing of the reason why I am in the world? After I read the name Zarathustra in the anti-Semitic Correspondence my forbearance came to an end. These accursed anti-Semite deformities shall not sully my ideal!!
Your association with an anti-Semitic chief expresses a foreignness to my whole way of life which fills me again and again with ire or melancholy.The Book of Abraham.
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