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THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT: FIRST BOOK OF THE AMERICAS




The Voynich Connection is largely a connection with other connections, so on this page we take a brief detour from our normal allegations.


The Voynich manuscript, carbon-dated from 1404 to 1438 CE, is largely known for use of an encryption system that no one has been able to decode, but it also has lots of drawings of interest. The vast majority of these drawings are of plants that no one has been able to identify to universal satisfaction. Some of the drawings depict naked women swimming in green water, and a few depict people dressed in medieval clothing. This is one of the latter:

Voynich manuscript drawing depicting reunion of medieval Cathars

The ram in the middle suggests an April meeting or reunion of people of the artisan class. No clerics or royalty can be distinguished, and it looks like a debate among peers sitting around in a circle. A more-or-less equal distribution of men and women is surprising for medieval times when women were severely subordinated. Only in a protestant religion called Catharism did women have equal rights with men, even to the level of administrating rites.

Voynich Manuscript drawing of a fortress alleged to be Montségur

In view of the plausible pointer to Catharism that we just saw, it seems reasonable to suspect that this fortress, depicted in the Voynich manuscript, is Montségur, the last stronghold of the Cathars, destroyed by a French army in 1244 CE. Montségur was built on top of a limestone mountain with steep slopes, and steep slopes are precisely what we see depicted in the manuscript.

Medieval drawing of the bonfire at Montségur

This is an independent medieval depiction of the bonfire at Montségur using a handful to symbolize two hundred. In the top right, note the steep winding path going up to the fortress. Note the French soldiers to the left. Above all, note on top a single coned tower with balcony and one window, but sight of lower windows might be cut off by the mountain. Compare this with the Voynich drawing displaying a single coned tower with balcony and windows below. Very likely, the authors of the Voynich manuscript were Cathars.

The Cathars were a Christian sect and the Voynich manuscript leaves no doubt about this.

Voynich Manuscript drawing of a Cathari holding a Christian cross

Note that she is holding a cross in her left hand.

Voynich Manscript drawing of a Perfecta performing the sacrament of Consolamentum

Catharism had a single sacrament called consolamentum. Essentially, this was a type of baptism administered by the lay clergy (male or female) without water, by placing the right hand on the recipient's forehead. That is what we see in this Voynich drawing.

A hundred and seventy years separate the fall of Montségur and the redaction of the Voynich manuscript so we must assume that the manuscript was written by descendants of Cathars who lived in the 13th century. A few Cathars were indeed reported to have escaped the siege of Montségur by making a daring descent down the steep slopes. A wide search was undertaken to find them but they were never found. Where did they go?

Voynich Manuscript drawing of a rainforest plant

This is one of the exotic plants depicted in the Voynich manuscript. Neither this plant nor any of more than one hundred other plants depicted in the manuscript have ever been unambiguously identified with any European plant, leading many scholars to conclude that the Voynich plants are pure fantasy.

Ivan Mikolji photograph of freshwater rainforest plant

This here is a modern photograph of an underwater plant found in the Morichal swamps of Venezuela. It’s a blob without branches or leaves and has the same color and shape as the Voynich depiction. On the plant in the rear, we see a stem similar to the stem depicted in the manuscript.

The only major distinction is that the Voynich manuscript depicts a white flower growing on the upper right side of the plant.

Close-up view of the bud of a rainforest plant from Ivan Mikilji photograph

Now let's look at a closeup of the upper right side of the plant in the front. Notice that there's a little green bud that offers every potential of blossoming into a flower.

Voynich Manuscript drawing of Cathar women wading in a rainforest pond

The Voynich gives us many drawings depicting life and survival in the swamps. Here the gals are walking through plant-infested water and that’s why the it's colored green. Although the water is only a couple of feet deep, the gals cannot see through it. Note the gal holding a stick with a stretched-out arm; that is not a support stick but a measuring stick, to measure the depth of the water before advancing. She cannot see the bottom. Now look at the girl up front: she's relaxing, literally floating on her back. The plant growth is so dense that it gives buoyancy to the water, making it easy for her to float on her back.

Voynich Manuscript drawing of rainforest women washing themselves with rainwater

Swamp water was surely dirty. Here we see the gals lined up to wash off the silt with clean rainwater, colored blue.

Voynich Manuscript drawing of Cathar women imagining themselves to be mermaids

The Voynich manuscript also depicts the dangers of life in the swamps. Note the hybrid depiction of a spotted jaguar with crocodilian head, representing two of the most dangerous predators of the swamps. They depict themselves as a hybrid of woman and fish (mermaid) given that they spend half their life in the trees and half in the water below.

Voynich Manuscript drawing of a vial for mixing herbs

Besides exploring and cataloging the plants, the gals spend their days collecting herbs and grinding them together in vials to make medicines.

Voynich Manuscript drawing of a South American tapir

This funny-looking animal is a South American tapir, a large mammal never seen in Europe during medieval times.

It is depicted at the very end of the section on herbal medicine. We must therefore assume that the gals used the thick skin of this animal to make the vials used for mixing and crushing the herbs.

Continued here.





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