Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet and Tarot Trumps
Below are the most common attributions between the trumps of the tarot and Hebrew letters (I have used variations of the common card titles for ease of reference).
Sitsky and Cohen, on the right, show yet how developments lead to diverse ways of making correlation: in Sitsky's case, the correlations come from his piano concertos written in the mid-1990s, for which he appears to have used a standard ordering (including the Fool as final) save that he also appears to have adopted the interchange introduced by the Golden Dawn [G.D.] for Justice and Strength; Similarly Cohen tends to follow the standard pattern, save that he too allows for the interchange introduced by the GD of VIII and XI, yet maintains the Fool as Shin (in his case with justification from Manly P. Hall). Gray, on the other hand (far right), is simply included as an example of the vast variation that exists, and for which, of course, he argues in his own way.
The C. de. M[ellet] dates from the late 18th century, which I have translated and included as part of an earlier Association for Tarot Studies Newsletter (#56). This page and the table below also form part of another subsequent ATS Newsletter (#74).
For the sake of making my own views clear, Filipas exemplifies my preference. Though he is not the first to make those corellations (others had made it for over a century), his justification is the reason for which I attach his name to head the list. I should also point out that the Noblet is used only in order to display the trump images – it is unlikely that Noblet himself made or was aware of such attributions.
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