Exploring the Alphabetic Tarot
by Mark Filipas

A Lexicon Theory of Tarot Origin
an introduction

The Trumps and the Hebrew Alphabet
their linguistic correspondences

Art as Linguistic Allusion (Part 1)
examples of Latin and Italian linguistic imagery

Art as Linguistic Allusion (Part 2)
examples of Hebrew and Hermetic linguistic imagery

Art as Letterform (Part 1)
examples of figurative letterforms

Art as Letterform (Part 2)
figurative letterforms within the trumps

Early Hebrew Lexicography
a bibliography of early sources

Early Hebrew Mysticism
a bibliography of early sources

The Marseilles Lexicon
the alphabetical sequence in the Marseilles designs

The Tarocchino Milanese Lexicon
the alphabetical sequence in the Dellarocca designs

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Copyright 2002 Mark Filipas – 7/22/02