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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 07:10 am
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I also found a number of people who would say that the cards were negative. This was quite interesting to me, as the cards appear to bring out people's own fears and uncertainties. A reading would involve me saying, no, I don't see that at all - to the person.
Part of the discomfort, for some seemed to stem from the use of snakes as a motif.


Hi katroving. This is art that takes no prisoners. It has come to life from the artist's mind without inhibition or modification for its possible reception. The system created strikes one as powerfully occult and dangerous - the snakes may contribute to that, but IMO it's the style/quality and subjects of the art (including the written words) of the deck as a whole that make it too overwhelming for anyone to read with unless they understand or are prepared to spend time learning to work with it.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 08:18 pm
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Thank you, I see what you mean. I agree that it is not a deck for the casual reader or observer.
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.

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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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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2018 06:29 am
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I needed to reduce the resolution. Let me know if it is  readable.

Attachment: TAROT-Instructions.gif (Downloaded 27 times)

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2018 06:31 am
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Yes, it is readable (and historically important)- thanks katroving.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2018 06:34 am
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You are quite welcome.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2019 08:44 am
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I am an old friend of Robin Barnitz, and his then wife. We met  in 1970 in Mendocino and lost touch a few years later.  I notice that the cards of his that you posted are no longer  here. Do you still have the cards? I would dearly love to see them. Would you re-post or??
thank you, Lynn

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2019 10:09 am
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Dear Lynn, if you check towards the end of page two and on page three you will find links to the cards.
The blank areas were from an earlier post by someone else. I have uploaded all the cards and the instruction sheet. Please let me know if you don't see them.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2019 06:19 pm
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WOW!!!!!!!  what a trove! thank you for putting these here!!  they are certainly grittier than the drawings i saw in 1970. wish we hadn't lost contact with each other.
thank you very much
lynn

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2019 08:20 pm
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You are quite welcome.

When  I knew them, Robin was prone to destroy some of the cards as not perfect enough.  Karen took charge of the card originals and when she had enough, had them printed. If the tarot numbers are not completely in sequence, that may be an explanation.
Anyway- I am so glad you are pleased.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2019 09:45 pm
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ah, so........are you still in touch with karen? i would so much like to contact her.

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