[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: VMs: Paracelsus - code

Hi Luis,

> We may also assume, and I believe correctly, that much of what he actually did
> write, was written in a kind of "code", familiar to others in his field, but
> to avoid the attentions of the Inquisitors. The Muslim Sufis too, did this .
> Most if not all of their so-called "Love Poetry" is actually highly diguised
> metaphysical philosophical exposition.


Has anyone heard about this 'code' before? or the Sufi version?

My guess is that these both signify "code" in the same sense that alchemical descriptions do: ie, that they have meanings veiled by their use of language, as opposed to languages veiled by their use of enciphering. "Semantic coding", as opposed to "syntactic coding".

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

To unsubscribe, send mail to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxx with a body saying:
unsubscribe vms-list