Sent: 27 June 2004 09:11
Subject: Re: VMs: Plants &
I do not know yet, but this seems of interest to me. Here are a couple of
thoughts for food ( ;-) ):
In the VMs you have say a herbal and an astrological/astronomical
section; its roots ( ;-) ) probably are in the midlle ages; at that time
people and even highly educated ones believed that our world is a whole
Hence the motto "as above so below", and the idea of connecting such and
such creature to another, e.g. stars with plants.
An other idea is more recent perhaps, which is the Paracelsian doctrine
of signatures, with strong symbolic and perhaps cryptological ( ;-) ) aspects
and which justified herbal healing and later homeopathy :
simili similibus curentur (like cures like).
And a third one was/is that there is a time for everything, for instance
for gardening, for curing and so on.
I do not want to bore anybody with this but it was the very way the
scribe X thought ( ;-) ).
He knew for instance that there is a link between the sunflower and the
sun ( ;-) ) and between the lunaria and the moon; by the way the latter is
also called by French peasants "monnaie du pape": papal (silver of
course ) coin(s) ( ;-) ).
Here are a couple of sites related to plants and planets, some of which
really substantial ( I would quote the third one for the explanations of an
astrological approach of plants ).
is recognised that in early works plants were related to planets
houses of the zodiac. Has anyone investigated this link with regards
unsubscribe, send mail to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxx with a body
Créez gratuitement votre Yahoo! Mail avec 100 Mo de
votre Yahoo! Mail
Dialoguez en direct avec vos amis grâce à Yahoo!