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Re: V-shaped battlements

Hello Rene,
     Thank you very much for your help. I am pleased to see that I have agreement on some of my observations as we struggle to put all of the pieces of this puzzle together. Seeing this scaled down sketch of a walled city on the circular diagram makes me wonder if there is at least a subconscious correlation to Dante's Jerusalem?



Notice all the V's on Dante's globe? Does this remind you of anything? Look at the connection between the lower middle circular diagram in the set of nine interconnected diagrams in the VMS and its connection to the central circurlar diagram. The V's that appear in the VMS may be a reference to sunlight (like the inverted V shape of a prism that refracts white light out into its rainbow colors). An inverted V could also be a reference to the earth, or perhaps the Supreme Being designing great plans for the universe with a compass, but I will stick with light rays for now. The opposite circular diagram (upper middle) shows lots of o's funneling into the central diagram, which I am inclined to think of as dew/water. And then we also see clouds (top right) and the sun (top left corner). This looks a lot like the familiar Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry type diagrams that I have seen. I will need to analyze these VMS diagrams a lot more closely. The /// \\\ /// \\\ and /// /// symbols connecting the left central and right central diagrams may be for the Earth (like furrows in a field) and the Wind (wisps of clouds?). These four diagrams seem to be all funneling towards the central diagram as a plant that might be absorbing these energies. Overall these diagrams also remind me of the philosophical concepts of the microcosm and the macrocosm.


My apologies if this is all old news to you.


Rene Zandbergen wrote:

Hello Dana,

you should have a look at Dennis Stallings' precedents
web page:
(first bullet under 'My Contributions')
You will find much of interest there.

You will be amused to hear that the two types of
battlements (with
or without the V-notch) are known in Italy as
"ghibellini and guelfi"

These battlements may be found in large parts of
northern Italy,
especially just South of the Alps. They are used in
castles of which
I particularly like Fenis, Marostica and Bellinzona
(all well represented
on the web) and on palaces, walls and bridges in many
N.Italian cities
(Padova, Mantua, Verona just to name a few).
The  building most similar to the VMs drawing I found
is a castle
in Fosdinovo, in N. Tuscany. The tomb of Cecilia
Metella along the
Via Appia in Rome is another well-known building with

Cheers, Rene

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