Many in the Tarot community know what a litigious megalomaniac Marcus Katz is (he's the founder of Tarot Professionals, Tarosophy by Marcus Katz, Tarosophy Tarot Conventions Worldwide, etc.). I just got this email from the head of a Tarot Association in Portugal (used with permission):
Last May we founded a Portuguese tarot association to bring a healthy vision of tarot to the main public. Portugal is, unfortunately, a country where tarot is mainly used to frighten, scare, control and steal from those that search for some help and guidance.
We decided to go for a word used by Spanish Rosicrucian 17th century books: tarosofia. This Tarot study with a philosophic approach was a good sum of what we wanted to give the public, however a couple of days later the man in the subject sent us an obnoxious threat naming himself as owner of the English word "tarosophy", thus the owner of all translations.
We are not a dumb unprepared group so we had our lawyer take proper answer to the 'name' usurper.
When the 'Katz' noticed he could not control our existence as he probably
thinks he does with other tarot associations, he paid a 'rat' to create another Portuguese association that is constantly attacking, copying and bullying us and our students (to their dismay not working much).
We send this email after we read and took notice of prior threatening and terrorism activities of this person towards your work. Mainly we just want you to know that, as small as we may be, we sympathize and understand what this infamous author does to the freedom of speech and of tarot. Concluding, do accept our 'home' as yours and keep up the good work on tarot study and on fighting the bullies.
VIMANA - Tarosofia Lusitana
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And what IS Abramelin Magic? It influenced both Crowley and Mathers. The core of those "infamous magic squares"?
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More about Abramelin Magic at Satan's Heaven (I kid you not). This book has been out since 2011--and has the enthusiastic endorsement of Rachel Pollack and Lon Milo DuQuette.
For those that had eyes to see, it's always been there...
The question remains: what are you going to do about i?