Ninth Gate & Hypnerotomachia Connection
The Ninth Gate is a favorite movie of mine. Though loosely based on the Club Dumas by Arturo Perez Reverte, I rather liked what the movie did about the story line involving the “Morning Star” and the Whore of Babylon.
Lately, I have been pondering the Hyperotomachia Poliphili, a book attributed to more than a few people, but an acrostic code within the book says “POLIAM FRATER FRANCISCVS COLVMNA PERAMAVIT”, thus lending to the idea that Franceso Colonna actually wrote this esoteric tome.
Of late, with all of the hubub over “The Davinci Code”, I have been in the groove of symbology, ancient texts, secret societies, and the like. What occurred to me recently was in fact sparked by an image that the Hypnerotomachia has within it’s pages seen here below.
Poliphilo’s description of the temple
This is the temple that Poliphilo see’s in the dream that is the Hypnerotomachia. The design is very remeniscent of other designs, actual buildings, and drawings for Masonic buildings of later days. This engraving/description though pre-dates the masonic order. It does however, fit the timelines of the early Illuminati (pre Bavarian) that later would be the inspiration for those said Bavarian’s. Now, I am not a world conspiracist, however, these societies always fascinate me and history is rife with the fact that these orders did exist in most cases but not in global evil satanic terms.
My first premise here? What if Colonna was an Illuminatis? If you look into his biography (as such that is existant on him) he was not the normal priest/monk. He lived outside of the church and was, by account of the Hypnerotomachia, “a lover of all things” aka perhaps the enlightenment of knowledge?
My second premise? I think that the story of the Ninth Gate was directly affected by the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Just by looking at the engravings by De Torchia and Lucifer, you can see how closely they follow the Poliphili.
Sic Luceat Lux
Thus let the Light shine
I think I need to grok on this some more….
EDIT I almost forgot, you can see the Hypnerotomachia here.. Enjoy