Etteilla

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Etteilla AKA Jean-Baptiste Alliette

France: 1738 – 1791

Teachers: Antoine Count de Gébelin; Comte de Mellet AKA Louis Raphael Lecrece de Fayolle

Students: Eliphas Levi; Papus; Paul Foster Case;

Organizations: 'Société des Interprètes du Livre de Thot, 1788; Cour théorique et pratique du Livre du Thot,, 1790

Author: Etteilla, ou manière de se récréer avec un jeu de cartes ("Etteilla, or a Way to Entertain Yourself With a Deck of Cards") in 1770;

Comments: created Tarot divination spreads soon after the Tarot revival; correspondences between the tarot, astrology, the four classical elements and four humors; first to issue a revised tarot deck specifically designed for occult purposes (1791).

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etteilla; http://www.villarevak.org/bio/etteilla_1.html;