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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Voynich Manuscript Revisited




November 19, 2016

Many may be wondering what the Voynich Manuscript has to do with this blog.  I feel this manuscript is a work of John Dee and may have some occult secrets buried within.  

My latest find is some characters resembling Hebrew cursive writing.   You can hit the search engine image files to find examples of the Hebrew.

Over the years, I used to toy with trying to crack the Voynich Manuscipt.  Many others have come up with their theories.  I noticed that a particular shorthand exhibit was being displayed at the museum where I work. Shorthand was originally used in the development of teaching materials for the blind.  If you search on Lucas embossed stenographic characters you can see a number of examples in the image search of Google.   Several of these shorthand characters could have been used to solve some of the characters in the Voynich Manuscript.   I had always had a hunch that John Dee was behind the manuscript and his language of communication would have had to be middle English or Latin existent at the time of his life.   I remember reading that one individual, coincidentally with the same first name Lucas, solved  Roger Williams's shorthand that was previously unsolved.   

The stenographic characters created by T. M. Lucas are displayed on the page: http://chestofbooks.com/reference/American-Cyclopaedia-1/The-Blind.html
and also at:  http://www.nyise.org/blind/gall.htm

Of all the types, the Lucas characters have the characters that come the closest to possibly composing the code of the script.

The book, the Voynich Manuscipt: The Mysterious Code that has Defied Interpretation for Centuries by Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill has the Voynich manuscript letters shown on page 243.  The character shown above was interpreted to be the letter 'k'.  I made a rough drawing of the character myself above.  I could have drawn it with a better horizontal line; so sorry, the drawing is not as true as I had liked.  

Reexamining the Lucas characters, the character above could be formed from the code 'wh' with a vertical stroke and a slight curve to the right at the bottom of the stroke. The top of that stroke could have a loop symbolizing an 'o'. Connected to the loop is a horizontal stroke that could have been for an 's'. The additional vertical stroke for a 't' could have been a null character to make it more difficult to solve. The character above, feasibly, could be the word 'whos' which was a middle english word prior to when the word became 'whose' in our dictionary. I'm speculating, but this is a possible lead. I am researching some other characters to see if I can find some other matches.

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