December 26th, 2020
We gave ourselves until Christmas to have everything we needed to propose a book to Yale. That didn’t happen – the Voynich Curse. It’s a truth!
In discussing the manuscript over the holidays I had a thought that this could be a Mariners Captains Log known as a Rutter. In researching rutters no known rutter has ever been made public. There is no original rutter in existence today. Christopher Columbus’ rutter was published but was not the original and doctored. Rutters would contain: written in an unknown language, an introduction, section on mathematics, section on how to use a vovelette, section on the moon cycles and tides, and a section on the actual bearing and distances between ports. Could the Voynich Manuscript be the only and last rutter in existence?
December 28th, 2020
We have been going through the manuscript through a different lens. If this is a mariners rutter what are the images saying to us without words.
December 31st, 2020
Going over and over page 115. It’s a 563very complicated rose compass. We can define what each word and symbol means and how to use the device but I doubt that it will help us reverse engineer the Voynich alphabet. At this time period they had uneven hours of time. Each day had 24 hours and cut into 12 hour parts. Even if the day time was shorter or longer than our standard 12 hours the day light was divided into 12, the night also divided into 12. The compass on page 115 can tell uneven hours and navigate both on land and sea.
On page 125 there is a three fold set of stars. This is a vovellete called a rete astrolabe. Panel 1 is a northern hemisphere astrolabe for navigating Europe and asia. The second panel is for navigating the southern hemisphere for navigating Africa. At this time Prince Henry the Navigator was the first to break the African Horn. Is this another clue that Henry the Navigator (Lancaster Templar) had anything to do with the Voynich Manuscript? Panel 3 is fascinating, there are 8 sections and on the seven sections it shows the seven sisters of pleiades but the 7th star is shown vanishing. A mystery within a mystery. The seventh star of the pleiades was known to have vanished between 1400BC and when Galileo observed it in 1610. IS this a clue on how to navigate using 6 star pleiades instead of 7 and how to mathematically navigate without it?
I’m sure it is bound to change tomorrow. The Voynich should be labelled “Amendment “AA-ZZ, a Guide to Insanity”