It's so good to have you back and in "research mode" (partly at least!).
I sincerely don't know how you manage to keep a straight face while posting a reply as the above (1st on the 4th page).
Well - maybe you don't. BUT because I take you seriously I read the whole 3 pages again and found your questions answered already in several consistent and explanatory posts that I made in reply to your's.
When I read the following quote from your last post on page 3...
>> Generally we have here a spirit of cooperation between researchers with different opinions, and we help each other usually. <<
...I felt a heart warming rush of excitement I confess. This coming from you means really a lot to me.
After all that hustle. I thought that you would NOW live up to your own standards but was a bit disappointed in the aftermath of that outburst of commitment.
Now about my inquiry for your source of the "falconer". The "Goldschmidt Cards".
My question was not for my own needs - but after I read that mikeh couldn't find what I was talking about with pictures and links and all I got worried about the readers who may not be so familiar with them as YOU claim to be.
We'll see about that.
>> No, I just see a checkered ground. I've not the opinion, that it means a "musivisches Pflaster" from the Freimaurer. <<
I think this is very sad. And I did mention the "Copiale" for various specific reasons that I've explained already sufficiently.
That you finally came to your senses concerning the "musivisches Pflaster" as a specific German therm in German Freemasonry is highly appreciated.
I just regret that this revelation didn't happen earlier to you.
Concerning Mr. Lomas:
I made clear that I share his opinions only on some parts. The link I gave is NOT to any of his books.
The dates and events in the link demonstrate only how he comes to his views about RECOGNIZABLE Freemasonry in the building of the Rosslyn Chapel.
Obviously there were no REGISTERED Freemasons present because they took an OFFICIAL stance for that matter in 1717.
This "Lamas link" was entirely meant as a suggestion for the "casual or common reader" to look for himself and not trust the "official opinion" too much!
This is what I see when I observe the "Goldschmidt Cards".
(Some excerpts only.)
I mentioned those "background structures" time and again here in the thread and in my PDF (paying tribute to "C" and his TRUE TAROT)
I said that the falcon on the "Falconer's" hand is more symbolic than real. Here is why:
The Goldschmidt "Falconer" does NOT wear a glove which is highly recommended when you wear razor-sharp talons on your skin.
Just look at the skeptical face of the REAL Falconer and the disapproving look he gives the "amateur".
There are some dare-devils out there who practice "bare-backing a falcon" but by no means this is typical for a Falconer.
When you go through historical pictures of falconry the glove is always there.
But nowhere in historical falconry "a carrying device for a falcon to have the hands free" (I cite here loosely and from memory what I read when I clicked sometime ago at the trionfi.com representation of this card and couldn't stop laughing for some minutes... ) like the "ring" can be found.
There are good reasons for that but you really should educate yourself Huck!
Like you know there are so interesting FREE sites - even about falconry.
But what is the man on the "Goldschmidt Card" doing?
Now Huck - if you would have any understanding of the goals in Freemasonry and how the "Trasel Board" is used and for what purpose you might RECOGNIZE what the man on the "Goldschmidt Card" is preparing for because what he DOES is well accounted for BEFORE 1717.
There would be much more to say about the "Wheel" and why I said that this card is an example of an only half-understood Visconti pattern.
As a reference try the PMB ( < see? I learned the Abbr. code. Now mikeh can possibly find) "Wheel" and the Marteau/Grimaud 1930 X.
Both "Wheels" can go both ways. Clockwise and counter clockwise - depending on Fortuna's mood or the one who operates the winder.
The "Goldschmidt Wheel" is a "danaide" (a water wheel) totally depending on the flow direction of the river. What normally doesn't change. Or?
Why this is important can not be explained here in this thread. But you could work on it.
Another "Circle of Life" can be seen fully functioning here (without any recognition by trionfi.com or the like).
And when you have observed my JPG really hard you should finally know the name of the "Bishop" on the "Goldschmidt Card" - and your worries about "WHY alchemy, etc. " should have gone away...
I think it was Marco who cared about the inscription on the left border of the "Bishop" but I cannot say for sure. Huck's picture is better for that and I would go with "alchymical latin" as proposed in "Rosicrucian Literature". Even if Huck might have dating issues.
Of course translation is a BIG problem here. And Rosicrucians are only a fringe theme here in this thread.
And it could have been the same Marco (if my memory serves me well) who had some nice things to say about the "Goldstein Queen" and her PILLOW.
The castle she holds in her hands is the model for the REAL castle that shall be built.
The big tower in the middle of the 3 will stand where the black "ground line" of the model ends.
The 2 little towers define the outer limits of the "Net" - like pillars.
But the Queen will live in the big tower with the roofed crenelation. Ruling her realm ( > see TRUE TAROT please - there referred to as "The GODDESS".)
The door of the big tower will be exactly there where the "Armed Woman" of the PMB cards guards the door ( > see my PDF please!)
And while you are looking at the "Queen" you can entertain yourself with counting the little green crosses on the seam of her robe.
The same 2 numbers occur in my PDF. And in the "Liber Mundi" Aeclectic thread by "C".
I even sent you an analytical picture of the PMB World card (during our PM conversation about the "Sola Busca Cards") that points to the same numbers but I asked you not to share it. Now you may.
Your comment was:
>> Good observation. But what purpose should the PMB cards have to point to those numbers? << (From memory)
Even when I introduced you to the "Timaios" of (supposedly NOT) Plato (BUT of Pythagorean origin what is a whole other ballpark - cultural wise) you couldn't get over all those numbers in there - not even after I pointed you to the significant paragraph for the appearance of the XXI in the correct TdMs.
For the interested reader: The (slain) Ouroboros makes it's appearance there.
Speaking of "cultures": Last time I checked the "Renaissance" was not really about "fun & games" like in your statement about chess as the second BIG thing.
It was about people REdefining their cultural identity and the REdiscovery of their CULTURAL roots in antiquity.
You (and not only you dear Huck) seem to suffer from "cultural blindness" when it comes to Tarot (and Goldberg- ) cards.
Such (Christian/Italian/etc... ) bias won't serve anyone well as an explorer of the unknown.
Comparative studies in religion, metaphysics, ancient history and arts, languages (Phoenician is the root language for our alphabet and many other important others... and those Phoenicians were the only people by the way who wrote 4 as IIII - like on Sola Busca and Tarot de Marseille cards) and much more the like should be on the plate.
From now on I will only answer to replies directly referring to the defined thread themes.
If you Huck (or any other member) should come up with other things I will look at them and go through them and see what I can take to further my goal.
If nothing interesting comes up I will post from time to time some of my thoughts as I deem fit.
cu (or not)