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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 06:42 am
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Robin was the son of a Swedenborg minister and was raised as Swedenborgian. The philosophy of Emmanuel Swedenborg may be an essential clue to understanding these cards.

I'm sure you're right. The first impression of the cards is visionary (I'm reminded of William Blake), but the modern characters in many cards and some text (especially the titles) make them feel hallucinatory too. But perhaps visions and hallucinations are not dissimilar. All this combined with biblical quotes. My knowledge of Swedenborg is very limited - it might be enlightening to dig a little...

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