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VMs: Re: VMS -- Botany (f05v) Hidden Images

I came across this drawing relating to alchemy which I believe depicts well
the type of hidden imagery that I was referring to here when viewing the
botanical drawing in f05v. The positioning of the leaves and flowers and the

looped stem seem to have been influenced by human hands.


Dana Scott

"Dana F. Scott" wrote:

> Have you ever tried to find hidden images in a picture or find images
> among the clouds. Perhaps some of you have managed to get you eyes to
> see the hidden images in Stereograms. (Hint: put you nose up to the
> picture, let your eyes go out of focus, and then move your head back
> slowly away from the picture and at the same time try to focus deep into
> the picture until a 3D image appears.) I am somewhat jealous of the kids
> who can immediately see the 3D images.
> http://www.vision3d.com/sghidden.html
> So, why this interest in hidden images and what does it have to do with
> the VMS? Well, the kid in me is constantly trying to find hidden
> revelations, especially in documents such as the VMS. At times it helps
> to cut down on the frustration of not having new ideas/discoveries.
> While looking through a book I came across a picture refered to as an
> Alchemist's Sephiratic Tree of Life. What caught my immediate attention
> was the eye of the needle loop drawn at the top of the tree. I was right
> away reminded of the herbal drawing with the ankh loop in f05v. The
> correlation of plant, loop, and alchemy was very interesting to me but
> there is more. I noticed that there were 3 crowns at the top of the
> drawing in the book. Looking at the top of the loop in f05v we see
> flowers. Could these flowers be a representation of the 3 crowns?
> Possibly. Then I noticed something else, something that I wasn't looking
> for but it almost instantly came into focus. The leaves suddenly
> revealed another picture, a hidden picture, perhaps revealed only to
> children or the adept and addled alike. I tested my hypothesis out on my
> teenage daughter asking her to use her imagination and tell me what she
> sees in the plant. When I heard her say leaves, butterfly, bat, bird,
> and eagle I felt satisfied that I was on the right track for this is
> also what I see, birds aflight aimed in different directions just like
> we find in the symbolic drawings of Alchemy. Now I realize that my
> imagination might have gotten carried away a bit, but I wouldn't be
> surprised in the least if the scribe of the VMS was having fun and had
> these same ideas in mind when drawing this plant. There may be more,
> additional flowers (crowns?), three stems leading into the roots (3
> legs?), and what might the stylized drawing of the roots represent?
> Tree of Life:
> http://www.levity.com/alchemy/emblems/embl237.htm
> http://www.ritmanlibrary.nl/silent-04.html
> Regards,
> Dana Scott