THE SECRET SYMBOL IN MELENCOLIA THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL

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MELENCOLIA I

 

In my previous article There’s No Melancholy in Melencolia – One Secret of Greatest Art Fraud in Art History   http://wp.me/p2M3K7-hG  I reported to you that there is nothing allegorical about anything that is in Albrecht Dürer’s most famous print or any of his art at all.  And that Albrecht Dürer was using steganography, known in this case as the Dürer Cipher, a secret messaging system where others do not even know messages are being passed to a target audience.

 

An example of how steganographic symbols can be hidden in images

You also learned about how incredibly skilled Dürer was in hiding an inscription in plain sight that everyone thought was a title for over 500 years.

The inscription, not a title.

You will see in the next article after this one how the belt in Melencolia is also encoded and how much we know about what that says and how important it is to understanding what Melencolia is really about.

THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOL OF ALL

But today you will learn about and SEE the absolutely most important symbol in Melencolia, the biggest secret the artists Dürer hid in this print, the one that was most important to both Albrecht and Margret.

And that symbol is this:

THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOL OF ALL
THE MOST IMPORATN SYMBOL OF ALL

I have checked my own copy of Melencolia I, because the print is not that large, roughly 9 ½ inches x 7 1/2 inches, to determine whether this symbol is visible to the naked eye.

 

The clapper of the bell, which is too large to actually function properly as a clapper and hanging too low, acts as a directional pointer to the symbol

AND IT IS if you know to look for it.  The Dürers used the bell clapper above the Magic Square as a directional symbol, basically as an arrow, for people to find it, it points directly down in a straight line to the symbol below the belt code.  That’s a really smart move on their part.

Let’s look at the elements that make up this symbol

THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOL OF ALL
THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOL OF ALL

 

Albrecht wanted to be known as a great mathematician so over the rest of the symbol they have an element that means “Pi.”  The mathematical definition of Pi is that it is a transcendental number, which implies, among other things, that no finite sequence of algebraic operations on integers (powers, roots, sums, etc.) can be equal to its value. In other words, there is nothing equal to it and this whole symbol indicates that there is nothing equal in importance to what this symbol represents.  The bar over the symbol is a different form of Pi than we are used to seeing in the modern age.

THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOL OF ALL
THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOL OF ALL

Next we look at what’s under the Pi bar symbol.  At first glance  it appears to be an “F’ but it is not, it is the same symbol used in the Margret Dürer self portrait painting inscription in the neckline

It’s actually a goldsmith’s tool as it is used in the Margret self portrait.

Then we get to the crossbar that is dissecting the goldsmith tool, which is another example of how the Dürers were indicating something being “equal.”  They did this in the Melencolia inscription in the flourish that makes up part of the inscription-there’s a crossbar dissecting the box of the flourish

Enlargement of the Flourish
Enlargement of the Flourish

 

The entire symbol represents a person who is the most important person to the two Dürers in the world.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN ALL THE WORLD

And this symbol is repeated in Dürer’s last painting of St. Jerome done in 1521 for the Faktor of Portugal.

THE 1521 ST. JEROME PAINTING

It is exactly what St. Jerome is pointing to, exactly, but the proof of that will be shown in another article, since there are two other important symbols around St. Jerome’s hand that tell us the entire meaning of what Albrecht Dürer is so importantly saying to us in this painting.

THE “WRONG” ST. JEROME PAINTING

And notice also, that nobody has ever realized this St. Jerome painting is totally wrong.  St. Jerome is known for translating BIBLES and is responsible for translating the Latin Vulgate bible used throughout all of medieval and Renaissance Europe. He is always depicted either in the wilderness or in his study but he’s always depicted as reading or translating BIBLES. In THIS painting St. Jerome does NOT have a bible in front of him, he has a very prominent MATH book in front of him instead.

 

IT’S THE WRONG BOOK! IT SHOULD BE A BIBLE. NOTICE THE PHI SYMBOL PROMINENTLY DEPICTED

Notice we can easily see the math symbol for PHI prominently shown and we can easily see that the book is a book totally about math.

Why would Albrecht Dürer do that?

 

 

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13 thoughts on “THE SECRET SYMBOL IN MELENCOLIA THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL

  1. This is ground-breaking stuff E … Durer has taken out the translated vulgate and replaced it with a math book of his own.. what audacity and nerve he must have had.
    Looking at the picture in a different light now, I like how Durer has directed the viewers attention to the fact by strategically placing those special knots and label around in a circular fashion to guide the eye.
    The strange F sign ties in with it too.. there must be quite a lot of math symbols embedded into Durer’s works, we just have to find them now
    The skull looks as if it has been put together, using a separate jaw bone that resembles the ‘asses’ jaw bone in a lot of his images. I’m sure you have mentioned this before E
    Nice to know there are other Durer sleuths out there..
    Gary

  2. 1. There’s no Melancholy in Melencolia for the most of Psychiatrists/Neurologists (since 200 years).
    2. The Pi- Theta- Waistbelt (girdle) of Melencolia ist an Symbol for consolation according to Philosophias Pi- Theta Margins of her Robe in medieval illustrations of Boetius’ De consolatione Philosophia (524 A.D.)
    3. the bell clapper is also an arrow in the plumb line to the Crucifix nails stated below:
    four (Romanik) three (Gothic)
    4. Durers Steganographie is an important item for his own interpretation of [[Melencolia § I]] in
    his Geometry-Book eleven years later: Unterweisung der Messung, 1525, page Kverso.
    You can put this Graphik one to one in the B74-copperplate engraving.

    May I send you pictures of Melencolia § I – Interpretations? – Sincerely Dr. E.Th.Mayer

    1. Well hello Dr. Mayer, what a pleasure and honor to have you comment. You refer to many of the ongoing inaccurate speculations about what Melencolia really means that have been published over the centuries, never taking into consideration that it has to be interpreted with St Jerome in the Study, or the full message doesn’t get articulated. It is the most written about work of art in history!

      But now that you’re getting to the embedded math symbology and meaning, we are all on the right track. Those articles about the math soon to start publishing here.

      I would be delighted in you sending images of interpretations. Pls send to albrechtdurer999@gmail.com Pi-theta waist girdle ? You mean you’ve decoded those symbols I can’t? Can’t wait to see your info on that! It actually could be a missing link to our current research.

      Thanks so much for contacting me!

      Best,

      Elizabeth

  3. Phi is a Spiritual math matrix. Da Vinci was onto this, they understand that the rectangle holds the triangle and the circle, which are the Third Eye, or mind’s eye in Eastern Mysticism. If you go back to the Pyramids, the Star of David is based on Math, and can be traced to Egypt, to GIZA. The Mystics believed the third eye was in your forehead, and by visualization and listening with your within, you can talk to GOD. A lot of this information was held down during Durer’s time.

    1. You are absolutely correct in what you have said in your comment. However it has nothing to do with the secrets contained in Melencolia. Sorry folks, you aren’t going to find the Knights Templars or Freemasons in the Duerers’ truth, they had much more important messaging to get out.

      And here’s a clue to how the Cipher works: the more you simplify, the closer you get, the more you complicate with conspiracies passed on through the ages, and shown over and over again on the History Channel, the farther away you get. Anyone can shove a “mystics” interpretation on anything-gets you nowhere-unprovable.

      THERE’S NO ALLEGORY IN DUERER ARTWORK! NONE! Stop looking for it. Start looking for the truth and who the messages are really for. The Duerers tell you all of that in the art if you LOOK at it close enough. SO LOOK FOR IT. IT’S THERE.

      Thank you Peter for your comment

      Best,

      Elizabeth

      1. And Peter,

        There is something I’d like to add. The reality of what the Duerers have encoded is better than Templars and Freemasons, much better. Real and provable, continuing onto today. That’s the real fun of truth.

        Best,

        Elizabeth

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    1. One needs to read the oldest articles first as they were designed to build on each other. No artwork stands alone in interpretation thus you musth have the storyline from the beginning to truly understand what these two geniuses were doing

      Best,

      Elizabeth

  5. Not sure if this is still an active but….I’m new in to reading about this and find it fascinating, who exactly was this artists target audience?

    1. The many endangered peoples in the Renaissance targeted for destruction.

      Also everyone with their scandal prints about the rich and famous.

      go to the archives and start at Aug 2012 and read forward through time and you will learn all!

      Good luck!

      Elizabeth

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