Hidden meaning in Playing cards,CHESS

Hidden meaning in Playing cards,CHESS

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Cap Black

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jan 24, 2013
Playing cards are the exoteric deck to the esoteric Tarot deck. Hidden symbolism still resides in the common deck of playing cards.

"Modern playing cards are the minor trumps of the Tarot, from each suit of which the page or valet,has been eliminated, leaving 13 cards. Even in its abridged form, however, the modern deck is of profound symbolic importance, for its arrangement is apparently in accord with the division of the year. The two colors, red and black, represent the two grand divisions of the year -that during which the sun is north of the equator and that during which it is south of the equator. The four suits represent the seasons the ages of the ancient Greeks, and the Yugas of the Hindus. The twelve court cards are the signs of the zodiac arranged in triads of a Father, a Power, and a Mind according to the upper section of the Bembine Table. The ten pip cards of each suit represent the Sephirothic trees existing in each of the four worlds (the suits). The 13 cards of each suit are the 13 lunar months in each year, and the 52 cards of the deck are the 52 weeks in the year. Counting the number of pips and reckoning the jacks, queens, and kings as 11, 12, and 13 respectively, the sum of of the 52 cards is 364. If the joker be considered as one point, the result is 365, or the number of days in the year.

The court cards contain a number of important Masonic symbols. Nine are full face and three are profile. Here is the broken "Wheel of the Law," signifying the nine months of the prenatal epoch and the three degrees of spiritual unfoldment necessary to produce the perfect man. The four armed kings are the Egyptian Ammonian Architects who gouged out the universe with knives. They are also the cardinal signs of the zodiac. The four queens, carrying eight-petaled flowers symbolic of the Christ, are the fixed signs of the zodiac. The four jacks, two of whom bear acacia sprigs--the jack of hearts in his hand, the jack of clubs in his hat-are the four common signs of the zodiac. It should be noted also that the court cards of the spade suit will not look upon the pip in the corner of the card but face away from it as though fearing this emblem of death. The Grand Master of the Order of the Cards is the king of clubs, who carries the orb as emblematic of his dignity.
Cap Black

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jan 24, 2013
It is popularly believed that the Egyptian Pharaohs played chess, but an examination of their sculpture and illuminations has led to the conclusion that the Egyptian game was a form of draughts. In China, chessmen are often carved to represent warring dynasties, as the Manchu and the Ming. The chessboard consists of 64 squares alternately black and white and symbolizes the floor of the House of the Mysteries. Upon this field of existence or thought move a number of strangely carved figures, each according to fixed law. The white king is Ormuzd; the black king, Ahriman; and upon the plains of Cosmos the great war between Light and Darkness is fought through all the ages.

Of the philosophical constitution of man, the kings represent the spirit; the queens the mind; the bishops the emotions; the knights the vitality; the castles, or rooks, the physical body. The pieces upon the kings' side are positive; those upon the queens' side, negative. The pawns are the sensory impulses and perceptive faculties--the eight parts of the soul. The white king and his suite symbolize the Self and its vehicles; the black king and his retinue, the not-self--the false Ego and its legion. The game of chess thus sets forth the eternal struggle of each part of man's compound nature against the shadow of itself. The nature of each of the chessmen is revealed by the way in which it moves; geometry is the key to their interpretation. For example: The castle (the body) moves on the square; the bishop (the emotions) moves on the slant; the king, being the spirit, cannot be captured, but loses the battle when so surrounded that it cannot escape.
dont loose the game

United States

#3 Jan 25, 2013
yooo that was deep. i love playing chess and cards so this was very interesting!! thanks for the info.
Cap Black

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 25, 2013
In his Researches into the History of Playing Cards,Samuel Weller Singer advances the opinion that cards reached Southern Europe from India by way of Arabia. It is probable that the Tarot cards were part of the magical and philosophical lore secured by the Knights Templars from the Saracens(black moors)or one of the mystical sects then flourishing in Syria. Returning to Europe, the Templars, to avoid persecution, concealed the arcane meaning of the symbols by introducing the leaves of their magical book ostensibly as a device for amusement and gambling." (The Secret Teachings of All the ages)

Playing cards evovled from Tarot cars.The Torah in the bible=Tarot.

"Through the Gypsies the Tarot cards may be traced back to the religious symbolism of the ancient Egyptians... A curious legend relates that after the destruction of the Serapeum in Alexandria, the large body of attendant priests banded themselves together to preserve the secrets of the rites of Serapis. Their descendants (Gypsies) carrying with them the most precious of the volumes saved from the burning library -the Book of Enoch, or Thoth (the Tarot)-became wanderers upon the face of the earth, remaining a people apart with an ancient language and a birthright of magic and mystery." (ibid, pgs. 409-410)

e Tarot has a hidden message and instructions for performing the Magnus opus(the great work).From the Tarot,the jewish invented "Torah" was stolen,witht the original esoteric teachings bieng thoroughly corrupted.

The Jewish "Torah" is also known the "five books of Moses"(another fictitious jewish charactor based upon Thutmoses as well as Akenaten)or the "Pentateuch".The five books were rip off from the 5 suits of the Tarot:Wands/rods(element of fire),Pentacles/coins(element of earth),cups(the element of water),and swords(the element of air).With the trump bieng the element of ether or quintessence.All five elements form the essence of the human soul( the fith element of quintessence which holds the four together.
Cap Black

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jan 25, 2013
Chess is a game that we all love and enjoy for its build-up of tension and it infinite possibilities. Black chess players have recently begun to make headway into the upper echelons of the international chess arena. However, there was a historical precedent for Blacks in a mighty people who served as the genesis of modern-day chess. Who were these mighty people? They were the Moors of Africa who led a militaristic campaign against Spain in 711 AD and brought with them a game called Shatranj. Shatranj was derived from Chaturanga, a board game originating in India in the 6th century which featured only four types of pieces: elephants, chariots, calvary, and infantry. The Moors also brought another fame to Spain called el-Quirkat, a direct ancestor to checkers.

The Moorish empire went through many tests and dynasties before political and social fractures contributed to the downfall of an empire lasting almost 800 years. The Moors signed the act of capitulation (equivalent to resigning) and surrendered their last stronghold, Granada, in 1492. What follows is interesting. Queen Isabella (Isabel da Católica) of Castile was looked at as a key figure for her support in the "Reconquista" to drive the Moors from Spanish soil. In addition to the Queen, King Ferdinand of Aragon backed Cardinal Ximenes de Cisneros who would order the destruction of Moorish libraries and mosques and subsequently, their expulsion and slaughter. After this period, Shatranj was modified!! New rules were added such as castling, two-square pawn advance, and en passant capture. The Queen, just a bit-player in Shatranj, became the most powerful piece in tribute to Queen Isabella. It was known as "dama" in Spanish, or "dame" in French. The other pieces were changed to reflect the royalty of the Spanish empire and achieved popularity around the world. The greatest figure in early chess history was François-André Danican Philidor, a renowned player and composer.
Cap Black

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jan 25, 2013
dont loose the game wrote:
yooo that was deep. i love playing chess and cards so this was very interesting!! thanks for the info.
you're welcome. Glad you found it interesting.
Cap Black

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jan 25, 2013
Origin of checkers goes back to kemet(egypt)

http://www.checkerworld.com/origin.html

"The game of Draughts has been played in the United Kingdom and the United States for many centuries.

In the latter country, however, it is called Checkers and the rules are a somewhat different.

The Origin of this game dates back to the 4000 B.C. Sir Gardner Wilkinson, in his expedition to Egypt, discovered large inscriptions in the ancient temple of Thebes portraying King RaMeses playing a game of Draughts with a member of his family.

This game is also the fore-runner of Chess, which is actually its developed form.
The Origin of this game dates back to the 4000 B.C. Sir Gardner Wilkinson, in his expedition to Egypt, discovered large inscriptions in the ancient temple of Thebes portraying King RaMeses playing a game of Draughts with a member of his family.

This game is also the fore-runner of Chess, which is actually its developed form.

The invention of Draughts is credited to Shamoon the Magician (Kahin) who was the disciple of Mardooqash, the greatest (Magician) was also his pupil.

It is said Shamoon invented the game through his magic necromancy on the request of the Prime Minister Haman who wanted to keel) King Rameses in the mirth of musical entertainment and in the newly invented game so that he may not be called to account for his misdeeds.

The game of Draughts was also played in India since pre-Mahabharat time. The ancient Indians called it Ashta Pada (8 x8 64 squares).

How it reached India from Egypt is not known, although there is mention of it in several Sanskrit books
Cap Black

United States

#10 Jan 26, 2013
Valerie Rae wrote:
Interesting thread. Everybody knows about Tarot cards/playing cards, but I didn't know the history of chess and checkers.
Thanks. So you knew the red and black in playing cards represent the two grand divisions of the year(when the sun is north of the equator and that during which it is south of the equator),and the twelve court cards are the signs of the zodiac? Most pple I come accross don't know that.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#11 Mar 1, 2013
The bible is a hidden star map.The Kabala, belonging not only to the Jewish esoteric doctrines, but to the sacred doctrines common to other lands, such as the writings found in the Avesta, the Vedas and the Bible, yields many inner, or esoteric interpretations - each version revealing a deeper truth to those whose comprehension has expanded.

Because the two real keys to kabalistic interpretation,the Golden Key, astrology and the Silver Key, the tarot - have so often been either ignored, or distorted, many have failed to arrive at the true meaning of the Kabala doctrines.

These two keys, each composed of the only absolute unchanging truth - mathematical numbers - manifest through the Hermetic Law of Correspondences:

'As it is in the heavens above
So it is on earth below'
Barros Serrano

Reserve, NM

#12 Mar 1, 2013
The playing cards are indeed a truncated Tarot deck. It is believed that they were brought into Europe by Roma (Gypsies). In Spain they first arrived at Barcelona, which was not Moorish territory, and so we can assume they were brought by Roma from further east in Europe, rather than via North Africa into Moorish Spain.

Chess originated in India. This is what is taught in India. It is recorded there from very ancient times.

Did the Tarot also originate in India? Or had it been in the eastern Mediterranean and Mesopotamia since ancient times, given the ties to Kabbala (expressed on some tarot decks), the astrology and the symbolism of the major arcana.

Ïn the ancient world, we often find things in multiple civilizations, in multiple cultural contexts, Mesopotamia, Greece Rome, Egypt, Persia... it is not always easy to know where they originated.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#13 Mar 1, 2013
Twenty-two numbers (1 to 22) of the kabala make up 22 vibratory frequencies (the 10 planets and 12 zodiacal signs).

The vibratory frequencies of these twenty-two numbers transmit their resonating energy to all life.

Thus does a scientifically measured astrological map of the heavens, astrology=he tGolden Key, the masculine polarity of occult science)indicate the correspondence between activity in the sky and activity on earth.

The tarot=the Silver Key,(the feminine polarity of occult science) too, is an exact, positive science.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#14 Mar 1, 2013
"The original twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet were derived from groups of stars, and that the starry handwriting on the wall of the heavens referred to words spelt out, with fixed stars for consonants, and the planets, or luminaries, for vowels. These, coming into ever-different combinations, spelt words which, when properly read, foretold future events.--Manly P. Hall(33 degree mason)-Secret Teaching of all the Ages-

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

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Since: Aug 11

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#15 Mar 2, 2013
These are 12 "angels"(stars) of the month in Solomons lesser keys.

Aquarius(January)=Gabriel

Pisces(February)=Barachiel

Aries(March)=Mahaldael

Taurus(April)=Asmodel

Gemini(May)=Ambriel(Ambiel)

Cancer(June)=Muriel

Leo(July)=Verchiel

Virgo(August)=Hamaliel

Libra(September)=Uriel

Scorpio(October)=Barbiel

Sagiittarius=(November)Adnachi el

Capricorn(December)=Hanael(Ana el)

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

Level 6

Since: Aug 11

they comfort me

#16 Mar 2, 2013
Some of the "Demons"(stars),that where bound by Solomon to build his temple where

Ornias(Aquarius)

Onoskelis(Moon)

Asmodeus(Great Bear/Ursa major)

Some of the "demons"(stars)of the "7 fair bound together" stars in the pleiades, are codified under the 7 demons. Each "demon"(star) has power or rulership over specific things.

Lamechalel

Baruchiachel

Marmarath

Balthial

Asteraoth

Testament of Solomon--"I am the worst demon of all, and our STARS are in heaven. Seven stars humble in sheen, and all together. And we are called as it were goddesses"

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

Level 6

Since: Aug 11

they comfort me

#17 Mar 2, 2013
There are 28 mansion of the moon governed by specific "stars"(angels)in Solomons keys.

Abdizuel
Abrinael
Adriel,are just a few.

The 72 Angels of God are none other than the 36 zodiac decans broken into five degree "sub groups",thus splitting a 10 day decan into 2. 36x2=72.
"God"(Shemhamporasch )means the "Divided Name". The "name" is tetragrammaton--I.H.V.H(Jehova )=the supreme Lord of the 4 elements.

There are three verses in Exodus 19-21, each containing 72 letters,corresponding to the 36 decans divided into two "5 day" periods.

Today the moon is in scorpio,which the first decan is ruled by Umabel.
dominion

Voorhees, NJ

#18 Mar 2, 2013
satan is not real because why are there different religions..
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#19 Mar 3, 2013
Barros Serrano wrote:
The playing cards are indeed a truncated Tarot deck. It is believed that they were brought into Europe by Roma (Gypsies). In Spain they first arrived at Barcelona, which was not Moorish territory, and so we can assume they were brought by Roma from further east in Europe, rather than via North Africa into Moorish Spain.
Chess originated in India. This is what is taught in India. It is recorded there from very ancient times.
Did the Tarot also originate in India? Or had it been in the eastern Mediterranean and Mesopotamia since ancient times, given the ties to Kabbala (expressed on some tarot decks), the astrology and the symbolism of the major arcana.
Ïn the ancient world, we often find things in multiple civilizations, in multiple cultural contexts, Mesopotamia, Greece Rome, Egypt, Persia... it is not always easy to know where they originated.
"Through the Gypsies the Tarot cards may be traced back to the religious symbolism of the ancient Egyptians... A curious legend relates that after the destruction of the Serapeum in Alexandria, the large body of attendant priests banded themselves together to preserve the secrets of the rites of Serapis. Their descendants (Gypsies) carrying with them the most precious of the volumes saved from the burning library -the Book of Enoch, or Thoth (the Tarot)-became wanderers upon the face of the earth, remaining a people apart with an ancient language and a birthright of magic and mystery." (ibid, pgs. 409-410)

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

Level 6

Since: Aug 11

they comfort me

#20 Mar 3, 2013
dominion wrote:
satan is not real because why are there different religions..
Satan only exist within the self.

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

Level 6

Since: Aug 11

they comfort me

#21 Mar 4, 2013
Each letter in the kaballah corresponds to a planet,an element,and a zodiac sign.

"The multitude of those immortals is called the cosmos— that is, perdition—by the Father and the seventy-two luminaries who are with the Self-Generated and his seventy two aeons".--Jesus(Gospel of Judas)

72 is the number of precession(zodiac moving 1 degree every 72 years).

The 72 "Luminaries"=the 36 zodiac decans broken into 2 "5 degree" sub groups(36 x 2=72)

360 degrees x 72 years = 25,920 years=A Great year

Father=Code for Master Cycle of the Precession of the Equinoxes.

"I have said all that is needed concerning the operation of the Sun".--Emerald tablets of Tehuti
Cap Black

United States

#22 Mar 6, 2013
Barros Serrano wrote:
The playing cards are indeed a truncated Tarot deck. It is believed that they were brought into Europe by Roma (Gypsies). In Spain they first arrived at Barcelona, which was not Moorish territory, and so we can assume they were brought by Roma from further east in Europe, rather than via North Africa into Moorish Spain.
Chess originated in India. This is what is taught in India. It is recorded there from very ancient times.
Did the Tarot also originate in India? Or had it been in the eastern Mediterranean and Mesopotamia since ancient times, given the ties to Kabbala (expressed on some tarot decks), the astrology and the symbolism of the major arcana.
Ïn the ancient world, we often find things in multiple civilizations, in multiple cultural contexts, Mesopotamia, Greece Rome, Egypt, Persia... it is not always easy to know where they originated.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta31.htm
Gypsies,Samuel Roberts presents ample proof of their Egyptian origin. In one place he writes: "When Gypsies originally arrived in England is very uncertain. They are first noticed in our laws, by several statutes against them in the reign of Henry VIII.; in which they are described as 'an outlandish people, calling themselves Egyptians,--who do not profess any craft or trade, but go about in great numbers,***.'" A curious legend relates that after the destruction of the S

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