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Re: VMs: Older picture galleries

Jeff wrote:

> BTW This castle standing above the sphere of the fixed stars shows that 
man's achievements can attain the divine. A concept put forward by Ficino 
> and adopted by others. 

   Interesting idea.  

>Nine rosettes is quite important here as I believe it to be a representation
>of the nine spheres the highest of which is God's and holds the divinity
>within man. All learning leads to divinity.

    As in the Treatise on the Eighth and Ninth.  I think I've also seen this in other Hermetic writings.  Nick notes other more conventional connections.

   Interesting, but rather tenuous.  Is it consistent with the rest of the VMs?


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