posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 01:11 PM
I noticed a few things on the VMS I had never noticed before (that's what I get for drinking an entire bottle of Port while scrutinizing a text).
Many Medieval Grimoires would incorporate clues to deciphering the text. The very first plate contained in the Astrological section was a series of
several concentric circles with characters spaced upon them. It was upon viewing that particular chart when my mind immediately thought back to the
undecipherable encryption method presented by Johannes Trithemius in his Steganographia from the 15th century...when it all of a sudden hit me that
this one Astrological Model that was not similar to any of the other Astrological diagrams contained in the Voynich is a Code Wheel!
So now, the only part that remains is the key to using this particular Code Wheel...
The very last section of the VMS, unlike the rest of the VMS, contains no illumination, pictures, or diagrams, other than rosettes as marginalia. For
the first time out of thousands of times scrutinizing the text I noticed that these decorative rosettes are displaying a mathematical equation! The
first two pages the center of every other rosette is rubricated. After that, it begins to alternate, seemingly randomly, but at specific intervals. As
you glance at each page it seems to be decorative and symmetrical, but regarded as a whole it appears to be the mathematical key to using the Code
Wheel from the Astrological section.
So, I have a working hypothesis. Now, it's just a matter of making 7 copies of the Code Wheel and assembling a functioning one, and then playing with
the number pattern in the last section of the VMS to see if it will generate something that can be deciphered and translated.
I talked with some old friends about this hypothesis and every single one of them agreed that it's almost too easy of a solution that it is no wonder
it has been overlooked previously. I fear though that proving my hypothesis may be over my head as my specialty isn't cryptology, but Medieval
Grimoires, Elizabethan Magic, and Paleography instead.