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Re: VMs: new revelations
At 20:19 30/12/02 +0100, Rafal T. Prinke wrote:
The police searching the flats of Wilfryd's collaborators
found some letters written by him in cypher (yes, CYPHER!)
and using chemical "sympathetic" ink!
*Excellent* stuff, well done! :-)
My guess... is that Voynich's cipher background may have helped him to be
hypnotised by the VMS, in the same way I imagine Edward Kelly's background
(as a would-be magician and son of an apothecary) to have helped him be
captivated by it.
Perhaps, then, to Voynich, Newbold, perhaps Kelly, and no doubt many
others, the VMS acted like a shattered distorting mirror, giving them
glimpses (but no more!) of what they wanted to see in it - themselves as
they aspired to be.
I believe that Voynich wanted credibility as a rare book-dealer, but
without having to continually do clandestine deals to place MS that perhaps
should have stayed put (such as that which I imagine him to have brokered
with the SJ)... which is what he saw in the VMS' shattered mirror, but
However, YODIMV (your own dialectical interpretation may vary). :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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