Tag: renaissance

18
Apr

Voynich manuscript

A Renaissance book with 250 pages of seemingly encoded text and emblems which has stumped cyptographers for centuries. The most likely theory is that it actually contains no meaning — it was just a gorgeous hoax by Edward Kelley. References http://www.voynich.nu/ http://www.cs.keele.ac.uk/km/blog/?p=18 http://www.sciam.com/article… http://www.nature.com/news/2003/031215/pf/031215-5_pf.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/features/2004/02/voynich.shtml

19
May

Leonardo da Vinci

Artist, scientist, alchemist, anatomist, sacreligious pervert, arms dealer, naughty boy. The over-hyped version of Athanasius Kirchner Alleged Grand Master of the Priory of Sion Alleged to have created the shroud of turin using photochemicals, a camera obscura, and a beaten corpse. In his painting of The Last Supper, Mary Magdalene’s seven foot long arm is […]

4
Mar

Edward Kelley

aka: Edward Kelly, Edward Talbot 16th century alchemist. Called The Crop-Eared Wizard because he’d had his ears cropped for earlier sorcery. Kelley used John Dee as his seer. Kelley’s “angels” sometimes communicated in a special “angelic” or Enochian language. Dee and Kelley claimed the language was given to them by angels. Some have remarked on […]

4
Mar

John Dee

(b.1527 – d.1608) Renaissance scholar, alchemist, magician, spy. With shewstone which John Dee and Kelly used to contact angelic beings is in the British Museum.(Carter, 109-115). Comparisons have been made between the relationship of John Dee and Edward Kelly to the relationship of John Parsons and L Ron Hubbard References twisted tree: John Dee