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Re: VMs: Older picture galleries

--- Nick Pelling <nickpelling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I should 
> perhaps add that I'm *far* more convinced that the
> series of circular 
> diagrams immediately preceding the VMs' zodiac
> diagrams represents the 
> seven classical planets:-
> Perhaps someone more familiar with the numerology of
> astronomical periods 
> might care to try to correct these tentative
> allocations?

Neat idea, worthy of a check!

> At 22:12 01/09/2004 +0100, Jeff wrote:

> > The central rosette being at the center of all
> > thing holds the heavenly castle. The castle of
> > the stars.
> Well, perhaps we do agree on something after all!
> :-)

So is the castle in the upper right circle the
castle of Beelzebub? There is a nice illustration
of Pelgrim's progress with a spiral path passing
this castle in A.Roob "Alchemie und Mystik".
That would have been an ideal match, were it not
for the fact that this was written after Baresch'
letter to Kircher.
Did Bunyan invent this or is he relating an existing

Cheers, Rene

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