Kanji: 燃. Radical: 火. Number of strokes: 16. Meaning: “ burn”. Pronunciation: ネン、も-える、も-やす、も-すnen, mo-eru, mo-yasu, mo-su.

Savonarola – « The Florentine conjuration »

"From Savonarola, an uncompromising Dominican monk, history has mainly recorded that he set a "bonfire of the vanities" erected in 1497 in the main square of Florence, where he ordered the burning of books and works of art considered too frivolous. Since then, its name symbolizes fundamentalist drift and dogmatic stiffening ... However, the image deserves to be more nuanced. Prior of the convent of San Marco in Florence, during the Renaissance, Jerome Savonarola (1452-1498) very early opposed the corruption prevailing in the city of the Medici and the Vatican where he denounced the attitude of Alexander VI Borgia very opposite to the principles of the Gospel. That's why he was excommunicated, delivered to the Inquisition and hanged high and short." Yann Plougastel - lemonde.fr 2015 (in announcement of Gérard Delteil's book, "The Florentine conjuration")


« De Savonarole, moine dominicain intransigeant, l’Histoire a surtout retenu qu’il fit dresser en 1497 un « bûcher des vanités », sur la principale place de Florence, où il ordonna de brûler livres et oeuvres d’art jugés trop frivoles. Depuis, son nom symbolise, à lui seul, dérive intégriste et raidissement dogmatique… Pourtant, l’image mériterait d’être plus nuancée. Prieur du couvent de San Marco à Florence, pendant la Renaissance, Jérôme Savonarole (1452-1498) s’opposa très tôt à la corruption régnant dans la ville des Médicis et au Vatican où il dénonça l’attitude fort opposée aux principes de l’Evangile d’Alexandre VI Borgia. Ce qui lui valut d’être excommunié, livré à l’Inquisition et pendu haut et court. » Yann Plougastel - lemonde.fr 2015 (en annonce de l’ouvrage de Gérard Delteil, « La conjuration florentine »)

Kyphi – The sacred scent

“For ancient Egyptians, burning incense was a daily celebration of fragrance, and their favorite incense of all was Kyphi. On a daily basis, the ritualized burning of incense in ancient Egypt consisted of frankincense in the morning, myrrh during the day, and Kapet (Kyphi from the Greek translation) in the evening. According to Egyptologists, Kyphi played an important role as a sacred fragrance in many ceremonies.
Various Kyphi recipes were made, some using about a dozen ingredients, while others included over fifty. Kyphi recipes are inscribed on the walls of the ancient temples of Edfu and Philae, with pictographs of Kyphi being used and recipes for making it.” (scents-of-earth.com)

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