The Mind Behind the Cards: Searching for the Source of Tarot Divination's Popularity through a Cognitive Analysis

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The Mind Behind the Cards: Searching for the Source of Tarot Divination's Popularity through a Cognitive Analysis

Type: Master thesis
Title: The Mind Behind the Cards: Searching for the Source of Tarot Divination's Popularity through a Cognitive Analysis
Author: Van Rijn, Bastiaan Benjamin
Issue Date: 2017-09-01
Keywords: Cognitive Science of Religion
Tarot
Divination
Religious Studies
study of religion
religion
Abstract: This Master Thesis has two main aims, both of which should be regarded as preliminary rather than definitive. The first of these is to expand the scholarly knowledge on the subject of tarot divination, as this is sorely needed within the field. The focus here is on the personal side of this practice rather than the professional side. The second aim is to look at tarot divination and analyze it using theories from the cognitive science of religion (CSR) in order to explain the popularity of the 78 divinatory cards. The result is a comprehensive model.
Supervisor: Davidsen, Markus Altena
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Theology and Religious Studies (Master)
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/51373
 

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