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Re: VMs: Re: RuggWatch

Thanks for that Clay. It is yet another nail in the coffin of Gordon Ruggs
argument. I've got my own theory. Let's just pick one of the known
personalities out of a hat. Then select a cipher method of the time and put
them together. Then write a high profile article with no provenance to go on
and hey presto we have a believable theory. I do not wish to unduly
disparage Gordon Ruggs work. It was inventive. But with so little
substantiating evidence it has caused more damage to serious research than
anything else and caused the list to stop a little in its tracks. It is a
side issue.

If Gordon had to put in as much effort on the history, instead of applying a
shortcut, then I would have more faith in his assumptions. He has shown a
method that could stand up to scrutiny and I admire him for that. But to
link it so arbitrarily to a personality without background research is a
disservice to the many that have spent a large part of their lives studying
the VMS.

Show us your provenance Gordon. Then you get the respect.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Clay Holden" <cholden@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 20 July 2004 21:01
Subject: Re: VMs: Re: RuggWatch

> On 7/20/04 11:27 AM, "Jeff" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The only phrase that is of any use in this article is the one below. I
> > believe it can be proved that Kelley was in no way linked to the VMS's
> > creation. I also know another man who can also prove it. And we are
> > prove it!
> Even a brief perusal of Sloane MS 3189, which is in Kelley's hand, pretty
> clearly demonstrates that he was not the author of the VMS, as there is
> virtually no similarity between the two hands. Sloane MS 3189 is now
> available for viewing online at the following URL:
> http://www.themagickalreview.org/enochian/sloane_3189.html
> Obviously the scans are not of the same quality of the images we now have
> available of the VMS, but they are IMHO sufficient to compare the
> handwriting and dismiss Kelley as the author of the VMS. I have higher-res
> images of several tables from Sloane MS 3189 available if anyone cares to
> more closely study the handwriting or look for word-frequencies, or a
> transcription can be found on Joseph Peterson's Esoteric Archives CD:
> http://www.esotericarchives.com/cd.htm
> He also has an Index Verborum of Tables 1-3 online at the following URL:
> http://www.esotericarchives.com/dee/angelix.htm
> These links should be of some value in determining the likelihood of
> Kelley's involvement in the creation of the VMS.
> Clay
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