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Author Topic: Magickal Tools and Elemental Symbolism  (Read 3107 times)
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« Reply #3: February 02, 2009, 02:02:24 pm »

I have heard that elemental associations of The Four Treasures are an invention of the 19th century. I hope someone more knowledgeable can comment this.
This may well be.  I considered this, in light of a past discussion of whether or not the ancient Celts conceptualized the 4 elements as such.  What seemed to be the consensus was that they did not, and that they instead used the trio of Land, Sea, and Air as more of a cosmology than elemental forces.  So I understand that point, which is why I added the qualification that it is how they are viewed today.

And yes, I was thinking of the Rider-Waite Tarot.
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