So, I rewrote the paragraph with issues in it. Does it make sense this way?
There is no evidence that the early Tarot had Kabbalistic or Hermetic characteristics, and it must be understood that the cards are a product of the early Italian Renaissance. During this time a diversity of philosophies thrived. These ranged from astrology and Pythagorean numerology to Hermetic and Christian ideologies. Any, or all, of these themes, could have imprinted themselves into the later designs. It’s obvious that much of the imagery is drawn from the Christian culture of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Still, it must be understood that the Tarot has only recently become a pillar of the mystery tradition, gaining influence from various esoteric schools of thought. Thus, it wasn’t until centuries after the Tarot came to life that devotees of the occult in France and England encountered the cards and saw esoteric meanings in the enigmatic symbolism of the cards.
Thanks for catching my mistake. I’m really digging all the peer-review you have been giving me lately. Please, keep it up.