Uh.... WHAT?!!?

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Yet here is an excerpt from Balthasar’s foreword for the book” Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey Into Christian Hermeticism” (Referred to herein as “Cardinal” Balthasar). “A thinking, praying Christian of unmistakable purity reveals to us the symbols of Christian Hermeticism in its various levels of mysticism, gnosis and magic, taking in also the Cabbala and certain elements of astrology and alchemy. These symbols are summarized in the twenty-two “Major Arcana”of the tarot cards. By way of the Major Arcana, the author seeks to lead meditatively into the deeper, all embracing wisdom of the Catholic mystery.”

-Hans Urs von Balthasar

Uhhh... anybody out there shed some light on this? I can generally deal with the rest of the author's issues with von Balthasar, but this is downright kooky.

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You're not hallucinating. He did provide a foreword for that book. Why he did so I don't know, and AFAIK there's nothing else in his output to explain it.


thanks for the reference. i love balthasar, so this one has definitely caught my curiosity!


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