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Pope Joan

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.pagan,talk.religion.misc,talk.religion.newage,alt.tarot
From: "J. Karlin" 
Subject: Re: Pope Joan (was Re: ORIGINS OF LUCIFER AND SATAN)
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 06:16:49 +0000

Lainie Petersen wrote:

> The idea that the Female Pope/Papesse/High Priestess card has
> connections to Pope Joan has recently been challenged by Barbara Newman
> in her book "From Virile Women to WomanChrist". She argues that the
> Female Pope/High Priestess card has its source in a heretical sect that
> was patronized by the Visconti family. If anyone is interested, I will
> dig out the book and give a more accurate report.

Gertrude Moakley offered the best refutation of this 'connection'
30 years ago in her book on the Visconti-Sforza tarocchi and
it sounds as if Newman is just repeating this same information.

(jk)

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