Re: Lorenzo de Spirito: Libro del Sorte

#11
Hello,

regarding the Splendor Solis, I seem to remember somewhere an analysis where it was theorized that the fact there were 22 images in them might be kind of a caricature or inside joke about Tarot cards. Don't have further references right now, and it might be quite a modern analysis that simply takes the counterpart from alchemical interpretations of Tarot.

Bertrand

Re: Lorenzo de Spirito: Libro del Sorte

#12
Hello,

regarding the Splendor Solis, I seem to remember somewhere an analysis where it was theorized that the fact there were 22 images in them might be kind of a caricature or inside joke about Tarot cards. Don't have further references right now, and it might be quite a modern analysis that simply takes the counterpart from alchemical interpretations of Tarot.

Bertrand
It sounds, as if you've read my own article ... :--)
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Indeed a possibility, the Germans of the 1520s/30s often showed some sarcastic humor. The text is said to have been originated in Augsburg, the place of the Fugger. If somebody knew, how to become rich, it was Fugger. And he probably knew, that he couldn't make gold and probably also knew, that others couldn't do either, otherwise he would have noted it ... in his role as a super banker, who likely had his nose and ears everywhere.
But probably he knew persons, which claimed, they could do it, and others, who wished money from him, that they could invest in this "golden business". And if he didn't like them, he gave them the money, but demanded high securities.
Huck
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Re: Lorenzo de Spirito: Libro del Sorte

#13
There is another very interesting book, Trionfo di Fortuna, by Segismundo Fanti (Venezia, 1526).

But it has a very strange structure. By steep:

1. 72 questions >

2. 12 Fortunes, each with 6 questions (equal 72) >

3. 12 Houses, each with 6 questions (equal 72) >

4. 72 Wheels, each with 21 directions (For the 21 combinations of two dices) (equal 1512) >

5. 36 spheres, each with 42 directions (equal 1512) >

BUT!

6. 72 astrologers, each with 22 answers: equal 1584! :-o

This means that there are 72 answers to never be reached. Needless an answer for every astrologer. Its 21 + 1, where 1 is impossible to caught???????
When a man has a theory // Can’t keep his mind on nothing else (By Ross)

Re: Lorenzo de Spirito: Libro del Sorte

#15
Possibly for the case, that one die rolled off from the table or didn't turn clearly to one side
Sorry Huck. I don't understand well.

1. 72 questions >

2. 12 Fortunes, each with 6 questions (equal 72) >
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3. 12 Houses, each with 6 questions (equal 72) >
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4. 72 Wheels, each with 21 directions (For the 21 combinations of two dices) (equal 1512) >
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5. 36 spheres, each with 42 directions (equal 1512) >
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6. 72 astrologers, each with 22 answers: equal 1584
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There are 72 answers, one by an astrologer, that are unnecessary. You can not reach them. Its a structure 21 + 1, where one can never be caught.
When a man has a theory // Can’t keep his mind on nothing else (By Ross)

Re: Lorenzo de Spirito: Libro del Sorte

#20
Ross G. R. Caldwell wrote:The two dice are only rolled in the wheels with 21 results, step 4 of the consultation. This leads to the spheres page that tells you which Astrologer to turn to, and which number on the Astrologer.
Yes, but the spheres are 36 spheres, each with 42 directions (equal 1512) and the astrologers are 72, each with 22 answers: equal 1584!
When a man has a theory // Can’t keep his mind on nothing else (By Ross)

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