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Re: Sola-Busca riddles

Yes, it is one of the threads I have been researching recently -- Bellini the Venetian painter while at the Court of Mehmed II was nicknamed 'Apelles' in reference to Alexander's painter, and Mehmet self-identification with Alexander - In 1461 Sigismondo Malatesta wrote a letter of introduction on b...

Re: Egypt in the pre-Gebelin tarot

It is the name given by ancient alchemists to Mercury, the animating spirit hidden in all matter that makes transmutation possibleThe word comes from the Arabic al-zā'būq which means "Mercury". Arabic al-zā'būq اَلزَّاوُوق "The mercury", that is the metal, quicksilver - not Mercury the planet (عُطا...

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