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Bathing in that green liquid
- To: voynich@xxxxxxxx
- Subject: Bathing in that green liquid
- From: Jovra <jovra@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:05:03 -0500
- Organization: @Home Network
Sorry, if I am bringing here things which where already
said in this mailing list ... I am new and ... not perfect !!!
So, I'd like to make a comment about the drawings representing
that green juice in which women with expresseless faces are bathing.
Since in the Middle Ages, the color green is ssociated with
fertility, vegetal and human too, it could be possible to interprete
the drawings representing these women bathing in that green juice
as a recipe for female FERTILITY, I mean : how to make sterile women
The recipe - or treatment - is consisting of :
- a bathe in a special preparation
- the performing of some rite like : holding other women hands, etc.
Under this assumption, we can establish a list of vocabulary words
(related to this purpose) that we can expect to find in the
of these drawings !
One can point out : how bathing in a special liquid can help you bear a
Another way of putting it is : can REALLY these drawings represent a
against sterility ? - Well all I know on the subject is that in the
tradition, women once a month must go to the MIKVEH for purification,
only they can come close to their husband ... The mention of this rite
be found in the Talmud (sorry I have no Talmud at hand right now - I
later, or maybe someone knows ?). To me, this tradition of the woman's
in a way linked with the reproduction.
So the Voynichese recipe could be derived from the Jewish Mikveh
At this site, one can see a green wedding dress, with a clear
allusion to a future pregnancy (The painting is by Van Eyck)