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Antoine Court de Gébelin

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

Tags egyptian egypt book of thoth thoth french 18th century history 1719

Antoine Court de Gebelin (c. 1719-1784)
Antoine Court de Gebelin (c. 1719-1784)
Antoine Court de Gébelin (c. 1719-1784) was a French pastor who initiated the rumor that the Tarot represented the remnants of the Book of Thoth, the wisdom of the ancient pharaohs. He was incorrect, but his theory gained widespread popularity and it has taken over two hundred years to truly dispense with his ideas. Even today, there are people who believe that the Tarot is the Book of Thoth.

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