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Thread: Big Reveal, those aren't magnets, they're horseshoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon's Tail View Post
    The confusion isn't necessarily with the item in question, but the symbolism that it presents to the reader/researcher. There are a lot of speculative posts and papers that I've looked at, which seem to insist that all of these horseshoes are "magnets" for something, depicted as common horseshoes.

    So, I suppose it's not a direct correction to be made, but a correction in the way the horseshoe is interpreted in the pictures. I've though long that hartshorn is important to the process, and all of the handwaving by modern researchers inferring that the shoe represents a magnet of some kind are misleading. I think the illustrators were drawing attention to the hoof itself.
    According to Adam McLean, it seems like the horseshoe has a connection to Ripley's paternal origin in the town of Ripley in Derbyshire:

    http://docs6.minhateca.com.br/100906...,0,ripley7.pdf

    So what we possibly have here is a kind of "signature" letting us know that Ripley was indeed the original author of the scroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDP View Post
    According to Adam McLean, it seems like the horseshoe has a connection to Ripley's paternal origin in the town of Ripley in Derbyshire:

    http://docs6.minhateca.com.br/100906...,0,ripley7.pdf

    So what we possibly have here is a kind of "signature" letting us know that Ripley was indeed the original author of the scroll.
    Oh, nice. Thanks, JDP. I'll look into that

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    I found this amusing picture of a market place in Ripley, Derbyshire:



    http://www.picturesofengland.com/Eng...ctures/1027690

    Very fitting. Where Ripley's descendants/relatives go to shop!

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