Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

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performer
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Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

Postby performer » April 27th, 2017, 6:55 am

Daniel Z wrote:Hi Mark.
You can start here if you're interested in what's known about the original game. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarot_card_games
Apparently there's a lot of textual evidence in the historical record.

I'd be happy to lend you a DVD of my documentary on the Tarot if we can figure out where and when to hand it off (warning Mark there are tarot magic performances by Jeff McBride and David Ben).

Otherwise you can stream it from Gaia.com I don't know what they charge, but they have our doc on Crowley as well as a few others you may find of interest.


A word to Daniel. I now have in my possession the DVD in question and I thank you for leaving it for me. I will attempt to gird up my loins and force myself to watch the performances by David and Jeff McBride that you mention and pray that they do not horrify me too much. I just find it vaguely sacrilegious to use Tarot cards for trickery. And what is even worse is that tricks with tarot cards usually bore me to distraction

Still, I shall watch the DVD avidly and return it in the same manner as you gave it to me. Magic shops make an excellent postal outlet.

magicfish
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Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

Postby magicfish » April 27th, 2017, 6:44 pm

Daniel Z wrote:Hi Mark.
You can start here if you're interested in what's known about the original game. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarot_card_games
Apparently there's a lot of textual evidence in the historical record.

I'd be happy to lend you a DVD of my documentary on the Tarot if we can figure out where and when to hand it off (warning Mark there are tarot magic performances by Jeff McBride and David Ben).

Otherwise you can stream it from Gaia.com I don't know what they charge, but they have our doc on Crowley as well as a few others you may find of interest.

Hi Daniel, have you ever seen any of Eugene Burger's work with Tarot cards?

Daniel Z
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Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

Postby Daniel Z » May 9th, 2017, 4:40 pm

Hi Daniel, have you ever seen any of Eugene Burger's work with Tarot cards?

Hello Mr. Fish.

I'm a big fan of Mr. Burgers and have had the pleasure of watching him work many times in different venues (my wife and I were known to have driven from Toronto to Chicago on occasion to watch him work when he was a performer at Bigs). However, I've never seen him work with Tarot cards -- though of course it's easy enough to imagine!

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Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

Postby magicfish » May 12th, 2017, 10:38 pm

I would've loved to have seen him at Bigs.
I too drove from Toronto to see him in Rochester in '97. I was lucky to have been able to spend considerable time with him there on one particular evening at the bar. Very magical experience.

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Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

Postby Daniel Z » May 13th, 2017, 7:28 am

I guess that should be Biggs. Yes - a great magician: skillful, knowledgeable and entertaining, and even rarer, a great person.


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