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Etteilla

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

Tags cartomancy divination 18th century the hermetic tradition history 1738

Etteilla (1738-1791)
Etteilla (1738-1791)
Jean Baptiste Alliette (a.k.a. Etteilla) was an influential French occultist who helped establish the occult nature of the Tarot. Had it not been for Etteilla, the theories of Court de Gebelin might never have become popular. It was Alliette who made divination with the Tarot popular.