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The Voynich Manuscript Revealed?

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:15 pm

Admitedly not a frequent source I use for information, Fox News has offered some interesting posts regarding the deciphering of what is said to be the hardest code to date - in the Voynich manuscript.

According to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

"The Voynich manuscript, described as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912.
Some pages are missing, but the current version comprises about 240 vellum pages, most with illustrations. Much of the manuscript resembles an herbal manuscript of the time period, seeming to present illustrations and information about plants and their possible uses for medical purposes. However, most of the plants do not match known species, and the manuscript's script and language remain unknown and unreadable. Possibly some form of encrypted ciphertext, the Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. As yet, it has defied all decipherment attempts, becoming a cause célèbre of historical cryptology. The mystery surrounding it has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript a subject of both fanciful theories and novels. Many (sometimes wildly speculative) solutions have been proposed over the last hundred years, but none have received support when subjected to independent verification.

The Voynich manuscript was donated to Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 1969."

Fox News Reports:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/26/secret-society-revealed-scientists-crack-mysterious-18th-century-code/

"...Kevin Knight, a computer scientist with USC's Viterbi School of Engineering who recently helped crack the Copiale Cipher, believes the same techniques could be used to tackle literature’s great mystery manuscript."

In a new report, the famed manuscript now is reported to have been understood by a according to a businessman from Finland named Viekko Latvala, a self described "prophet of god"."

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/02/prophet-god-claims-solved-mystery-voynich-manuscript/?test=faces

"Latvala provided the following translation of plant 16152, which he said can be found today in Ethiopia:
"The name of the flower is Heart of Fire.
It makes the skin beautiful when made as an ointment.
The oil is pressed from the buds.
This ointment is used for the wrinkles.
Is suitable for the kidneys and the head,
as the flower prevents inflammations, is antibiotic.
Plant is 10 centimeters by its height.
It grows on hot and dry slants.
The plant is bright green by its color."

So how could Latvala decode a manuscript that still dumbfounds the world's top cryptographers? It's simple. You just have to have a direct line to God.

"Mr. Latvala said that no one 'normal human' can decode it, because there is no code or method to read this text, it's a channel language of prophecy," Ketola told FoxNews.com. "This type of persons are most rare to exist, yet they have always been on face of the Earth through millenniums up to today ... and Mr Veikko Latvala has had this gift of mercy last 20 years."
Several top cryptographers contacted by FoxNews.com declined to comment on Latvala's claim, willing neither to validate his interpretation nor offer a counter explanation for the strange book. Ketola would not explained his methodology, but offered some insight into the weird characters.
"The language of this book is quite twisted," Ketola said. "The sound syllables are a mixture of Spanish and Italian, also mixed with the language this man used to speak himself. His own language was a rare Babylonian dialect that was spoken in a small area in Asia."
The author of the Voynich Manuscript did not know how to write in any extant language, Ketola said, so he had to create his own alphabet and vocabulary. "This man could not write any language so he had to invent a writing he can read / pronounce himself," he said."

To see the The Voynich manuscript and try your hand at deciphering it, here is an online copy with notation:

http://www.voynich.nu/folios.html

Enjoy!


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Post  1967sander on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:58 am

Hi,

Maybe this sounds farfetched but could this not be the memoirs of a visitor who describes what he / she has seen on other planets? None of the described flora is known to science, neither do we recognize any of these starfields/zodiac.
I do not believe that this book is written by a secret community and that the language is a special code.

Greetz,

Sander
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Re: The Voynich Manuscript Revealed?

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:59 am

Greetings back to you, Sander-

Interesting thought. Could be some form of exotic travel log, hmm? There are some plants that appear as if they are also part animal...

Welcome back ~

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