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    Eliphas Levi

    Jew Score:
    5

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    (Alphonse Louis Constant)
    February 8, 1810 – May 31, 1875

    Have you ever wondered why fortune tellers use Tarot cards? Why the pentagram represents the Devil? Of course, you haven't!...

    Well, we'll tell you anyway:

    It all goes back to Eliphas Levi, a French occultist/alchemist (in the 19th century!)/"magician". The quotes are an obvious necessity here. Levi wrote numerous tomes on the subject and influenced many, having a profound effect on modern-day fortune-telling/charlatanism/"magic". It was because of him that Tarot became entrenched in modern occultism. The pentagram as a symbol of evil was his idea as well.

    Levi was also a Kabbalist (born Alphonse Louis Constant, he came up with his pseudonym to sound more Hebrew), and, in a huge plot twist... a socialist. Go figure. (Some might get the idea that pentagrams are socialist? Maybe we should strike that from this profile...)

    One thing that he wasn't:

    A Jew.

    Verdict: Not a Jew.

    October 19, 2020

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