By a Junghian analysis, our old ladies used cards as mandalas. Their “medicine”, their folk remedies, were made with common sense, ageles wisdom and the language was an imagery of Arcanas based upon an oral lore.
From my perspective, my teachers, used Tarot, Sibilla and regional cards like dr Carl G. Jung used mandalas, exactly the very same way. A folkish proto analysis before Academics started to investigate human behaviours and minds, before some befores, deeper as magic can be, resilient and beautiful.
You can call it Old Italian Cartomancy or Italian Magic or Witchcraft. It never had a name for those knowing what it is.
Blessings and Peace.

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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