ESCRS Video Of The Month, February 2019: The secret society of the oculists enlightened pioneers...

ESCRS Video Of The Month, February 2019: The secret society of the oculists enlightened pioneers...

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[Music] hello my name is Richard Packard and it's my pleasure to introduce this video entitled the secret society of oculist's enlightened pioneers or covered freemasons which was made by Messara laguna from the UK in it we will learn of a strange secret society ophthalmologists started in the 18th century they were able to maintain their secrecy by using an intriguing code to record their activities and strange
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rituals and what became known as the Coquille manuscript the document was found in the 1970s written in a very elaborate code which defied decryption for over 40 years the code was finally broken by linguists who became obsessed with unraveling the mystery was society of oculus purely a professional group or whether other possibly more sinister reasons for the secrecy the cocoa manuscript has much detail about Masonic rituals it's a fascinating story which
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I'm sure you will enjoy watching the highly enlightened society of oculus has until recently remained an elusive entity presume to be a society for farming pioneers with a light hand a prerequisite for membership new research has opened a gateway into the truth behind the 18th century oculus society discovered in 1970 in the former East Berlin Academy the kapiel cypher and encrypted manuscript dated to the 1740s
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remained unsolved for over 40 years despite multiple attempts to crack the code the cypher comprised 75,000 characters written on a hundred and five pages it was created from 90 distinct symbols a mixture of Greek and Roman letters and abstract pictograms there was no word spacing chapter breaks or illustrations but paragraphs were indented what secrets lay beneath the code through a fateful turn of events the manuscript found its way to Kevin
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Knight and linguistics and machine translation expert at the University of Southern California he wondered if translation software could decode the mysterious cipher together with two Swedish linguists pietà magazine Christian Schaffer he used various linguistic and decoding techniques to analyze the text the initial attempts proved fruitless until they decided on the working hypothesis that the plaintext language must be German the hypothesis proved correct as pieces
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of the linguistic puzzle began to fall into place yielding a complete German text and translation into English in 2011 after two hundred and sixty years of shrouded secrecy the truth behind the highly enlightened society of oculus began to come to light the oculus Co features a cataract needle a pair of pince-nez spectacles and two cats watching over mice perhaps alluding to the oculus belief of sight as a metaphor for knowledge believed to have
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been founded in 1742 by count friedrich august from veltheim the society was centred in the german town of wolfe fluid or the cypher depicts the initiation ceremony for hopeful apprentices after failing to read a blank page and under the guise of candlelight the candidate washes his eyes with a quarter and undergoes an operation the master wearing an amulet with a blue eye in the center proceeds to pluck a single eyebrow from the
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hopeful candidate miraculously they can now read the text of the oculus society pledging allegiance and completing this secret initiation ceremony but in the plain light of day what was the public persona of this group the oculus fixated on both Anatomy and symbolism of the eye they performed surgery on the eye boasting in their public bylaws we exceed all other healers by being able to pierce cataracts only those with a
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light hand need apply a phrase used in the public bylaws and in the Secret cypher a reference to their member surgical skills or perhaps in truth the ability to read and write the complex cipher script they appear to have a rather progressive attitude woman could be oculus as well as men described as gatekeepers to the burgeoning field of ophthalmology they wish to keep out charlatans who preyed on unsuspecting patients was openly declared the Cobell
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cypher later goes on to describe mainstream 18th century Masonic rituals in quite some detail the final section provides an insight into other forms of contemporary Freemasonry in particular the Scottish rites that were then becoming popular in Germany this brings into question the true objectives of the ocular society scientific progress or transmission of Masonic rites in 1738 Pope Clement the 12th prohibited
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all Catholic followers from joining secret orders religious organizations and governments discouraged Europeans by alleging followers of secret orders practice satanic rituals in response secret societies used coded documents to protect themselves and the members these organizations would eventually challenge monarchies across North America and Europe the Occulus society cypher in places reads like a revolutionary manifesto describing the order of rule and governance as a three-headed monster
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that deprives man of his natural freedom [Music] in a social landscape for secret societies could form a safe haven for new scientific and political ideas it appears the oculus society was not purely preoccupied with their professional endeavors the mystery behind the secret society remains but we are now one step closer to understanding their hidden world and beliefs
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