The turning of the lapis philosophorum
John Bjarne Grover
It may be that various turnings of the lapis are used as various political parametres. For example, for the idea of Syria on the map as a white stone (see the illustrations in this article), one can notice that the 'submarine' of photo 4-5 below could be associated ('summerrain') with the 'cardushians' (Xenophon, Anabasis) who could be (or could be not) the origins of the kurds in Syria. Or, as another example, the lower part of the stone could be a possible background of the Rohingya crisis via the rigvedic sanskrit word ROHITA with sanskrit ligatures for 'NyGYA' added to it - making the sanskrit word form look somewhat like 'ro ei(d)svig' or 'rol es-vig', hence 'rol after' - or even 'Gresvig'? - which could be on the background of the US involvement in the Vietnam war. (In Odda around 1961, age 3-4, I think we moved to Molde in 1962, I recall that I pointed to a children's wooden lacquered chair with two spots colon-like on the chair of the stool - probably old coughing medicine stains - and called them 'vava' or 'wawa'- which could have been an early discovery of mine of the sanskrit 'visarga' background of the names of Leonie Sachs and Paul Antschel - I notice also the Berlin speech of the AMeRican President). In the following I show a series of 'turns': First the lapis front page, then gradually turning the top edge of it towards the camera, the bottom edge away, untill I have come around to the beginning. The first turns are a little bigger leaps per photo. The equipment I had was not so good and I have removed the background around the stone manually - the result is not optimal but it can give a certain impression. I have used black and white only.
© John Bjarne Grover
On the web 27 april 2018