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Re: VMs: A Possible Interpretation of the Four Figures, one with an Egg
Yes, I agree. Those figures could almost be this, and
almost be that. . .ambiguous, I think, is the word I'm
Which may be what the VMs author intended. Both the
illustrations and the astrology may have conveyed more
directly than he wished to exactly what the
significance of his document actually was; some of
this ambiguity may be deliberate, in order to further
obscure the author's intention.
That's why I was so interested in determining whether
these drawings were deliberately "hidden"--it seems to
make a statement about the author's intention,
I agree with you that the "water-waves" interpretation
makes a good deal of sense, since we are dealing with
Well, they say women are mysterious creatures!
--- Eric <mynumberis2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --- Nick Pelling <nickpelling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Hi Pamela,
> > At 17:12 10/09/2004 -0700, Pamela Richards wrote:
> > >Eric spoke of doing some work to "clean up" these
> > >images. Do I understand you to mean that these
> > >figures are not discernable in the actual
> > >because of the flower-petal pattern? Does the
> > The figures in the "flower-petal/tombstone" page
> > discernible, but only
> > just - you certainly have to look several times to
> > notice they're there at
> > all (look at the sidfile!). That, coupled with the
> > obvious parallels with
> > the preceding page (which has much the same
> > underlying magic-circle-like
> > basic structure) makes me suspect that it was
> > "jazzed up" to make the two
> > appear quite different.
> They certainly aren't hidden with the strength to
> imply the author was trying to hide them from
> attempts at discerning. However, since it definitely
> makes the underlying figures very hard to see, I
> say they serve a specific purpose - either to
> emphasize that the figures are inside/surrounded by
> whatever the scalloping represents or to
> differentiate, as Nick suggests, one diagram from
> another so that a casual observer would not see the
> parallel between the two.
> (and my current feeling on the scalloping is "hen
> feather/water waves" vs "flower-petal/tombstone",
> since it fits in better with male/female symbolism,
> but hey, they could be just about anything :)
> misc rooster/hen feather pictures...
> > rather weakens this argument - I'm perhaps the
> > strongest advocate of
> > necromantic content in the VMs, and I'm only
> > claiming three pages (of 220+)
> > are probable magic circles, which is not an
> > overwhelming number. :-/
> In kicking around ideas on these figures, I found
> older postings by Nick on magic circles and did a
> deal of reading. Parallels for sure, but no ringers
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