He is an exciting discipline and a topic of research that has led to a lot of people, with different approaches to thinking, to make long search of their origin and meaning. Occultists, philosophers and psychologists have studied the Tarot cards and have tried to unravel their origins, even suggested a direct connection with other streams of esotericism, as the Egyptian Occult, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Magic and Sufism. There are many conjectures about it, and as in all esoteric, though much seek always to discern only a part, the rest is revealed to a few initiates, leaving all of these ideas under the strictest secrecy. Secret transmission that served to preserve the art, to avoid religious persecution and also to avoid the ridicule of skeptics. For now, what we now know is that the Tarot cards exist and are used as a game of cards and as fortune-telling, with a traditional format for centuries remains a very practical widespread throughout Europe from the fifteenth century. The Tarot has been practiced in all social classes, from the finest cuts, to the masses, becoming the Roma, with its celebrated nomadic life, and love of divination, those who eventually spread throughout Europe and Latin America.
Cards had been used previously in the Territory and settlements Muslim Moors of Spain. Then the cards appeared in Europe common the Mamelukes of Egypt. In 1367 there are references in Switzerland on a deck of cards with 52 cards without jokers. Since 1377, the biggest boom was spread through Europe and the come down. Tarot cards were developed later, with a deck similar to the present, but with 16 letters and figures were Greek gods and four kinds of birds. Some attribute the origin of Tarot cards to Italian royalty, other Muslims and the Gypsy influence in Spain. The truth is that, as a game of cards and forms of divination spread much from 1450 in Europe. Letters Oldest surviving Tarot are the so-called Cary-Yale Tarot (1442, Milan), with 66 cartas.a The most famous of these decks, made in the fifteenth century to the royalty of Milan, was widely reproduced until now and Four Sticks combines with the figures of King, Queen, and Jack Knight. James Thompson