new thread I posted.
this is quite an interesting (short) answer from Ra on the minor arcana.
Quote:88.22 Questioner: Were the Court Arcana and the Minor Arcana a portion of Ra’s teachings or was this something that came along later?
Ra: I am Ra.
Those cards of which you speak were the product of the influence of those of Chaldea and Sumer.
I am less interested (actually - not at all) in these cards for Divination, and much more in terms of them representing crystallized aspects of the human psyche.
In the minor arcana, we have 4 'sets':
Cups - the water element
Discs - the earth element
Swords - the air element
Wands - the fire element
And there are 10 cards in each (1-10), plus the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess cards (the court cards).
These formed the basis for the modern card deck used for games and gambling (blackjack, poker, old maid, etc).
Anyone utilised these for self development purposes?