The Greater Trumps

The Greater Trumps

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326175900

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Divining Tarot

Divining Tarot

"Nancy-Lou Patterson taught at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, from 1962 until she retired in 1992.

Author: Nancy-Lou Patterson

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ISBN: 1987919084

Category: Tarot

Page: 235

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Categories: Tarot

The Greater Trumps

The Greater Trumps

Perhaps the most exquisite of these interpretations is the one contained in this extraordinary novel. In the universe evoked by Charles Williams, sorcery can still kill, and the supernatural must be fought with the supernatural.

Author: Charles William

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ISBN: 1676310355

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Page: 158

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Charles Williams had a genius for choosing strange and exciting themes for his novels and making them believable and profoundly suggestive of spiritual truths. The Tarot pack, the ancestor of all playing cards, is first mentioned in history in 1393; the origin of the deck is not known. Tradition has it that the gypsies brought the Tarot from Egypt and that the cards were used for fortune telling. This deck was conceived of as having magical properties, and the most powerful of all the cards were the Magic Arcana or Greater Trumps, twenty-two symbolic pictures whose mysteries have been interpreted and reinterpreted not only by occultists, but also by religious thinkers, psychoanalysts and literary anthropologists. Perhaps the most exquisite of these interpretations is the one contained in this extraordinary novel. In the universe evoked by Charles Williams, sorcery can still kill, and the supernatural must be fought with the supernatural. But beneath the brilliant and imaginative surface is concealed a meticulously thought-out Christian message. Charles Williams-novelist, poet, critic, dramatist and biographer-died in his native England in May, 1945. He had a lively and devoted following there and achieved a considerable reputation as a lecturer on the faculty of Oxford University. T.S. Eliot, Dorothy Sayers and C.S. Lewis were among his distinguished friends and literary sponsors.
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The Tarot

The Tarot

If the player has any two of these Tarot Trumps, he can ask his opponent for a
third; if the latter cannot reply by ... At the end of each hand the points made by
each player are added up separately, then the lesser is taken from the greater,
and ...

Author: S.L. Macgregor Mathers

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609255712

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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Revised and expanded edition of Mathers' original treatise. Three methods of reading cards are included, along with instructions for the game of tarot, which can be played by two or three people. This is a classic text that will be appreciated by anyone interested in the study of the tarot.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Inner West

The Inner West

They do not exactly parallel Tarot trumps, but with slight effort could be equated
with them, especially as the card ... the leading Italian literary artists of the time
was wedded to the notion of allegory, and how the greater trumps themselves are
 ...

Author: Jay Kinney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650833

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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The founder of the influential Gnosis magazine collects essays by some of today's finest spiritual writers to explore the West's magical and esoteric traditions. Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, The Knights Templar . . . Even before the success of The Da Vinci Code, many readers knew of these and other aspects of Western esoterica. But few understand their true meaning. In The Inner West, more than twenty essays by seventeen leading authors shine a light on some of the most mysterious and closely held aspects of the Western tradition. Its authors bring to life the symbolist and occult philosophies that populate the history and beliefs of the Western way. These same philosophies-which include variants of Christian and Jewish mysticism, and the teachings of figures like Rudolf Steiner and G. I. Gurdjieff-can present a deep and different spiritual path for today's seekers. Spiritual seekers have often looked to the East for inspiration and guidance. Yet increasing numbers of people are discovering that many helpful wisdom traditions have existed right here in the West. With the Kabbalah and Tarot cards more popular than ever, and alternative spirituality from Wicca to Sufism gaining a new audience, The Inner West is a timely book for this expanding audience
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English Studies in Canada

English Studies in Canada

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GREATER TRUMPS EVELYN J. HINZ University of
Manitoba Not that many years ago the Tarot was a name known to few besides
occultists or readers of T.S. Eliot , and even these – through understanding or ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007051050

Category: Canadian literature

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Coming Up Trumps A Memoir

Coming Up Trumps  A Memoir

They got the exleader of the Greater London Council instead, Ken Livingstone.
Fine for him to be rude about Mrs Thatcher. Not fine for me. I think it was quite
brave of me because I did have to cause a terrible scene, but sometimes you do ...

Author: Jean Trumpington

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447265351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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The Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller. In this characteristically trenchant memoir, the indomitable Jean Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life. The daughter of an officer in the Bengal Lancers and an American heiress, Jean Campbell-Harris was born into a world of considerable privilege, but the Wall Street Crash entirely wiped out her mother's fortune. At fifteen, the young Jean Campbell-Harris was sent to Paris to study but two years later, with the outbreak of the Second World War, she became a land girl. However, she quickly changed direction, joining naval intelligence at Bletchley Park, where she stayed for the rest of the war. After the war she worked first in Paris and then on Madison Avenue, New York, with advertising's 'mad men'. It was here that she met her husband, the historian Alan Barker, and their marriage, in 1954, ushered in the happiest period of her life before embarking on her distinguished political career, as a Cambridge City councillor, Mayor of Cambridge and, then, in 1980, a life peer. Forthright, witty and deliciously opinionated, Coming Up Trumps is a wonderfully readable account of a life very well lived.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Evaporating Genres

Evaporating Genres

Many Dimensions (1931), or the magical tarot deck in The Greater Trumps (1932)
. And the number of artifacts associated with feats of endurance and tests of
worthiness in modern fantasy—in the tradition of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the
Rings ...

Author: Gary K. Wolfe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571045

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series

GRESHAM , WILLIAM LINDSAY The greater trumps . SEE Williams , Charles .
GREENE , GRAHAM . The third man . ( Based on the motion picture of the same
name . Pub . in condensed form in the American magazine , March , 1949 ) New
 ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006280452

Category: Copyright

Page: 1314

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Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals
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Renascence

Renascence

Trumps : " I am not familiar with the exact constitution of the Tarot pack of cards ,
from which I have obviously departed to suit my own convenience . " Charles Wil
- liams , on the evidence of The Greater Trumps , obviously has a much closer ac
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ISBN: UCAL:B4911685

Category: Catholic literature

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The Complete Guide to the Tarot

The Complete Guide to the Tarot

A new English writer, Gareth Knight, exhibits great understanding of the Tarot in
his two-volume work A Practical Guide to ... in The Waste Land; Charles Williams,
in The Greater Trumps; William Lindsay Gresham, in Nightmare Alley; and P. D. ...

Author: Eden Gray

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307779441

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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For centuries, the strange and beautiful Tarot cards have been an endless source of fascination. Now one of the foremost authorities in the field reveals the intricacies of this ancient art. With detailed reproductions and explanations, Eden Gray offers explicit advice about the three different methods of reading the cards and using the Tarot for divination and meditation. Both beginning students and advanced devotees will find in this book insights into the ancient lore of the Tarot. “The Tarot is a symbolic record of human experience. Through deeply rooted mystic powers, the cards accomplish miracles of psychological insight, wise counsel and accurate divination.”—from A Complete Guide to the Tarot
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Seven

Seven

Charles Williams ' s Christmas Novel : The Greater Trumps The visitor to Charles
Williams ' s grave will see that he identified himself as a poet ; and whether he
happened to be writing verse , fiction , or drama , it was always essentially a poet
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ISBN: UCSC:32106009639904

Category: English literature

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The Encyclopedia of Tarot

The Encyclopedia of Tarot

... the points which can be scored : SCORED IN HAND Points 5 .10 follow suit if
they can ; if not , they may trump . ... of the Greater Trumps held in hand For any
four of the Greater Trumps held in hand For all five of the Greater Trumps held in
 ...

Author: Stuart R. Kaplan

Publisher: U S Games Systems

ISBN: PSU:000024893305

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 387

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Provides information on every important theory and interpretation and every recognized deck, illustrating and commenting on the symbolism of the early Tarocchi decks and the major later decks.
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Pantologia

Pantologia

There when the counters are even , they divide them are two sorts of counters for
stakes , the greater equally . ... The last letter of ways the highest trump , in
whatsoever suit the alphabet , therefore taken in the Holy the trump be ; the
manille ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951002001238N

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The Sorcerer and His Apprentice

The Sorcerer and His Apprentice

For my reader ' s convenience I append a table of the points which can be scored
: Scored in Hand Points For any 3 of the Greater Trumps held in hand For any 4
of the Greater Trumps held in hand For all 5 of the Greater Trumps held in hand ...

Author: Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000944360

Category: Occultism

Page: 224

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Charles Williams

Charles Williams

THE GREATER TRUMPS ( 1932 ) Williams ' first five novels , written so close
together and on such similar patterns , can be seen to form a kind of series .
Especially given the marked differences between these five and the final two
novels ...

Author: Kathleen Spencer

Publisher: Borgo Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040339397

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 104

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Categories: Fantasy fiction, English

School of Music Theatre Dance University of Michigan Publications

School of Music  Theatre   Dance  University of Michigan  Publications

... on Texts by Lawrence Ferlinghetti . . . J . M . Cheek in the woods . . . the
pennycandy store . . . it was a face which darkness . . . Amy Lasswell , soprano ;
Cynthia Sikes , alto sax . . . . . . . . . . Blair Sandersor . The Greater Trumps . . . of
the Earth ...

Author: University of Michigan. School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015071889328

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Includes miscellaneous newsletters (Music at Michigan, Michigan Muse), bulletins, catalogs, programs, brochures, articles, calendars, histories, and posters.
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Beyond Prediction

Beyond Prediction

They connect with the same symbolic world that we find in the writings of
novelists such as C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien, a connection which was made
quite explicit by Charles Williams in his novel The Greater Trumps. Moreover, this
 ...

Author: John William Drane

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745950353

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 135

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Tarot cards have long been a fascination for those interested in spiritual experimentation, and a horror for many church-goers. But where do the mysterious images on the Tarot cards come from? This book reveals that many of the Tarot symbols have their roots in what is perhaps the most unlikely place--the Bible. The authors go on to explore the links with religious phenomenology, folklore, Jungian analysis, and archetypes from the world of literary fantasy. They demonstrate how the symbols are expressions of the spiritual needs of people of all times and all places, and they investigate the swell of interest in the Tarot, particularly within the New Age movement.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Literature Modernism and Dance

Literature  Modernism  and Dance

... his Coriolan I. Triumphal March, published in 1931, but, according to Helen
Gardner, The Composition of Four Quartets (London: Faber and Faber, 1978), he
originally derived this image from Charles Williams's novel The Greater Trumps, ...

Author: Susan Jones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191009433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This book explores the complex relationship between literature and dance in the era of modernism. During this period an unprecedented dialogue between the two art forms took place, based on a common aesthetics initiated by contemporary discussions of the body and gender, language, formal experimentation, primitivism, anthropology, and modern technologies such as photography, film, and mechanisation. The book traces the origins of this relationship to the philosophical antecedents of modernism in the nineteenth century and examines experimentation in both art forms. The book investigates dance's impact on the modernists' critique of language and shows the importance to writers of choreographic innovations by dancers of the fin de siècle, of the Ballets Russes, and of European and American experimentalists in non-balletic forms of modern dance. A reciprocal relationship occurs with choreographic use of literary text. Dance and literature meet at this time at the site of formal experiments in narrative, drama, and poetics, and their relationship contributes to common aesthetic modes such as symbolism, primitivism, expressionism, and constructivism. Focussing on the first half of the twentieth century, the book locates these transactions in a transatlantic field, giving weight to both European and American contexts and illustrating the importance of dance as a conduit of modernist preoccupations in Europe and the US through patterns of influence and exchange. Chapters explore the close interrelationships of writers and choreographers of this period including Mallarmé, Nietzsche, Yeats, Conrad, Woolf, Lawrence, Pound, Eliot, and Beckett, Fuller, Duncan, Fokine, Nijinsky, Massine, Nijinska, Balanchine, Tudor, Laban, Wigman, Graham, and Humphrey, and recover radical experiments by neglected writers and choreographers from David Garnett and Esther Forbes to Andrée Howard and Oskar Schlemmer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Stories about Stories

Stories about Stories

... 46–57, 63, 66–69, 89 All Hallows' Eve, 52, 55 Cranmer, 52 Descent into Hell,
52, 54 The Greater Trumps, 52 Poetry at Present, 52 War in Heaven, 43, 46–55,
63 Williams, Raymond, 41–43, 60 Williamson, Martha, 145–46 Wilson, David H.,
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Author: Brian Attebery

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199379316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Myth is oral, collective, sacred, and timeless. Fantasy is a modern literary mode and a popular entertainment. Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Stories about Stories examines fantasy as an arena in which different ways of understanding myth compete and new relationships with myth are worked out. The book offers a comprehensive history of the modern fantastic as well as an argument about its nature and importance. Specific chapters cover the origins of fantasy in the Romantic search for localized myths, fantasy versions of the Modernist turn toward the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of world mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by Western writers, fantasies based in Christian belief alongside fundamentalist attempts to stamp out the form, and the emergence of ever-more sophisticated structures such as metafiction through which to explore mythic constructions of reality.
Categories: Literary Criticism