Last supper as viewed through Leonardo's dissection
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"Every painting that can be justifiably attributed to Leonardo is included. A treasure."
The Good Book Guide, London
This is a thread dedicated to the investigation of the correlation between Da Vinci's Last supper painting and his mirrored dissection. As I am sure
most of you are familiar with the Last supper painting, I would venture to guess that the same amount of people have never heard of a mirrored
dissection. Da Vinci's mirrored dissection can be found in the Codex Atlanticus. This particular dissection (one of many) is an image of two
identical shapes that when divided in the three sections forms a 2 x 4 rectangle. Also understand that the dissection is a very difficult math riddle
that is not easily solved, so for anyone to solve this must be an expert in the field of mathmatics. Once the solution to the dissction has been
solved into three sections the section fit together to form a 2 x 4 rectangle, which coincidently happens to be the proportions of the Last Supper
painting. At this point you may be asking yourself well how come no one else has ever mentioned the fact, that when solved, the dissection forms the
same shape as the painting. The answer to that is simple, the mirrored dissection is nearly impossible to find. Unless you fly to England and visit
the winsdor library. For some reason any text from the Codex Atlanticus is not readily available to the public, the only way I even knew it
exsisted was through the book "Leonardo's mirror and other puzzles" by Ivan Moscovich. It is a book full a math riddles and math
brain teasers. So needless to say, that particular mirrored dissection was placed before me by chance. I immediatly reccognized the 2x
4 rectangle and then went and made the connection with the painting and this is what I found.
The first thing I noticed is that the six sections (six because there were 3 pieces to each part of the dissection), is that the sections seperated
the disciples into four groups of three just as the painting does. I then noticed that the Christ is seperated into two equal sections.
It was then that I really looked at the painting closely and began to notice that not only were the disciples seperated and balanced on either side
of the Christ, but the whole painting itself is balanced perfectly. What I mean by that is, not only do the lines in the painting balance perfectly
according to the golden mean as you can see here by the designated lines,
a fact that is recognized by today's Authorties on the subject. Then I noticed something else. While the balance of the painting is easily
noticible there is an underlying theme to the painting that is not so recognized, in fact it's not recognized at all. The theme represented is the
balance of nature. The good/evil, dark/light, give/take, man/woman, red/blue aspect of the painting. In other words, it may as well of had a yin/yang
symbol hanging from the ceiling. We notice the dark shading on the left and the light shading of the wall on the right. We notice the woman on the
left of the Christ and the Man on the right. The woman listens to the "voice" while the man on the right holds firm. We may want to take a moment to
acknowledge that to this day the Church still makes the claim that "John" does not posess any feminine qualities and could not have possibly ever
been meant to represent a woman. Look at the Photo and make your own judgements, at the risk of arrogance, I find this argument laughable and
therefore will spend no more time on the subject. We notice the Christ figure wearing the oppostie colors of red and blue, interesting color choice
since it was a supposed entirely random choice . We then look closer at the hands of Christ the hand on the left takes while the hand on the right
gives. I also do not find it chance that at the time, in partriarchal culture, that the left side was associated with evil, perversity, and
women...THE LEFT SIDE WAS ASSOCIATED WITH EVIL PERVERSITY AND WOMEN. At this point we clearly see the Yin/Yang aspect, now what does it mean. Now
that we have recognized the yin/yang aspect we have to ask "What does the Yin/Yang mean and what does it have to do with the dissection?". Lets take
a closer look at Yin/Yang.
The meaning of yin and yang
Traditionally within Chinese medicine, the health of a patient is defined as a balance of the body's yin and yang. These two terms relate to the
opposing, yet complimentary, qualities which make up all that is present in the natural world. Thus, yin and yang would represent such aspects as
night (yin) and day (yang), male and female, or other complimentary as well as opposing factors.
In Chinese medicine it is believed that some organs of the body are yin organs, while others are yang organs. The central idea of this form of
medicine is prevention. Even 2000 years ago, Chinese physicians were putting great emphasis on moderation of diet, exercise and lifestyle to aid their
patients with maintaining a healthy, balanced life which it was believed was a preventative of illness.
In ancient times the physicians of China were also philosophers with their theories firmly rooted in Taoist tradition. The Tao stresses a oneness in
nature of all things. This would mean that the human body would operate by the same principals. Traditional Chinese medicine first became known
through an ancient book, "The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine", which was said to be written by Huang-di two millennium ago. It is
believed that this text was amended by unknown authors over the years but it was identified as the first attempt to codify Chinese Medicine.
With yin and yang, the harmony that health depends on, also depends on the balance of these two aspects. Since our bodies externally and internally
are in dynamic balance with nature, they are constantly making changes in response to everything we come into contact with to maintain that balance.
It is during those times that we cannot adapt to these influences that we become ill. According to Chinese medicine our organs operate in pairs. For
instance, there are five zany organs which include the heart, kidney, spleen, liver and lungs. These are paired with the five fu organs which are the
small intestines, stomach, large intestines, bladder and gallbladder. The fu organs which work predominately to transform food into energy and
eliminate waste are our yang organs. The zany organs which control the storage of vital substances are our yin organs.
The term organ in Chinese medicine refers to a complete network and not just a single organ. This network will include the skin, tendons, tissues and
bones which form an energy network in the body. Thus, in order to have a healthy balance of yin and yang, all aspects of the entire network must
maintain a consistent and even flow of vital energy that relates equally to the forces of nature. This is done by treating the whole person by
combining healing practices such as herbal medicine, moxa cones, acupuncture, rhythmic exercise and food therapy to insure a balance of yin and
So we begin to see the relationship between the between the yin/yang and the symbolism of the painting. This still does not explain why the painting
correlates to the dissection form in the yin/yang aspect. But we have yet to apply the painting to the dissection. So far we have only applied the
dessection to the painting to see the the image matches the dimensions of the painting and seperates the disciples in such a way that corresponds
exactly the way the painting seperates them. So now that we apply to painting to the dissection we see that the image formed is two intersecting
yin/yangs with a Vesica Piscis in the middle, in abstract form of course, but the image can be viewed by "filling in the blanks" with your minds
eye. We obviously understand the significance of the symbolism of balance and Harmony represented by the interecting yin/yang and the Heart that forms
above the vesica piscis and naturally associate them with the aspects of the painting, but what signigicance could the Vesica Piscis have with the
painting? What kind of relation does it have to religion or art? Well let's find out.
vesica ancient symbol
This symbol, called the vesica pisces or "Jesus fish," has an unusual history. Used almost exclusively to denote membership in the Christian
religion, the symbol once held a very different meaning.
The shape of the Vesica Pisces (literally 'vessel of the fish') is derived from the intersection of two circles, a pythagorean symbol of the
intersection of the world of the divine with the world of matter.
In Pagan times, this glyph was associated with the Goddess Venus, and represented female genitalia. How it came to be associated with Christianity
isn't entirely clear, but early depictions of Christ depict him as an infant within the vesica (usually called a mandorla, meaning 'almond
shaped.'), which represented the womb of Mary. As such, it is also a doorway or portal between worlds, and symbolizes the intersection between the
heaven and the material plane. The shape of arches in gothic architecture is based on this shape.
Curiously, he New Testament story of the loaves and fishes secretly reveals the geometric formula for the fish shaped device. You can read more about
this hidden symbolism here.
Last but not least is the V symbol in the painting. To put this very briefly the "V" has an angle of 52 degrees. The significance of this particular
angle dates back to the ancient egyptians and the pyramids which were also built on a 52 degree slope which was and still is considered sacred. The 52
(51.827) degree angle slope of the sides of The Great Pyramid in Cairo, Egypt embodies the Golden Mean which is the ratio that is used in Nature to
generate growth patterns in space. Sacred Geometry studies such primal systems which reveal the unity of the cosmos by representing the relationships
between numbers geometrically. This in and of itself is facsinating. But take notice on the bottom of the photo page how a 52 degree pyramid is
generated by forming a vesica inside another...please view photo page at this point...... I belive that the angle was intentionaly applied to the
painting to connect it to the mirrored dissection through the relevance of the correlating angles.
So what does all of this mean? Since Da Vinci is dead and as far as we know never left an explantion, than all we can do is try to interpret what it
was he was trying to say. Some people believe the Da Vinci code, and that has to do with a secret bloodline of Jesus Christ or some connection to
freemasonry. The people who believe this stuff obviously have not researched any of Da Vinci's notebooks to get a grasp of his personal beliefs
and feelings towards religion and the church in general, which were not positive. So to say that the V shape in the painting is representive of a
womb or "grail" or bloodline is ,in my opnion, ludacris based on the simple assumption that Da Vinci did not even believe in the Divinity or
historical aspect of Jesus. What I find amazing is the fact that America is so fixated on the idea that Jesus is the true son of God, born of a
virgin, that to even approach the idea of a "secret" in the painting on the assumption that Jesus never even existed, or to question his
divinity would stir up so much controversy in and of itself that it would ultimitly distract from the true point of the inquiry which was the
correlation of the painting with the dissection and deciphering, what I believe to be, another small hidden treasure from Da Vinci. Shining the light
on the true origins of Christianity to be that of pagan sun god worship. Most American's still believe that Jesus is the reason for Christmas. So I
personally believe the correlation to be intentional, whether my interpretation is correct is a matter of disscusion. I believe that Leonardo his a
tiny little math secret in his painting that once applied to the dissection translates through meaning of symbolism, the shedding of light on the
paganistic adaption of symbolism by the church but its actual melding of the pagan religion of Sol Invictus in 300 a.d. by Cornelius the great. A tiny
little secret the church doesn't want its ignorant congregation to discover. Which is why the church vehemently discourages any investigation of
other religions. And if that right there doesn't sound a little alarm in your head as a congregation member then just sit in your pew and continue
to daydream. So I think ultimitly Da Vinci who was first and formost a scientist in a time when it was heresay hid another little secret that merits a
more in depth analysis by Authorities on Da Vinci and his beliefs, although little personal info is known about him, a lot can be gathered by reading
his notes on nature, morals, phlisophy, and Allegories all which can be found in his published notebooks that you can pick up at Waldens. Once an
undertanding of his view of beliefs through his notes on the above formentioned, a DISTANCT message is accompanied through various symbols and there
meanings and origins in history and mathematics. But like I said there is no proof that would confirm or deny these assumptions. In the end, we are
the one who must decipher the truths the become self-evident. We see what we want, and that goes both ways. That is why I believe an objective
approach must be made by an outsitde party. For more info on The melding of Christianity and Sol Invictus then please go here
That is just one of many sites that documents the melding of paganistic religion with Chistianity to form unity in the land and the formation of the
one religion. In the end it is my personal belief that the connection between the dissection was to be made by any astute mathematician to shine the
light so to speak on the true origins of the Church and there motive of dominitve authority of the people through fear tactics and ignorance, by
exposing the adaptation of pagan symbolism into what was then modern Christanity. Da Vinci sums it up with a quote from his notebooks by
saying "Many may think by alleging that my proofs are opposed to the authority of certain men held in the highest reverance by their
inexperienced judgements; not considering the my works are the issue of pure and simple experience, who is the one true mistress. These rules are
sufficienct to enable you to know the true from the false-and this aids men to look only for things that are possible and with due moderation- and not
to wrap yourself in ignorance, a thing which can have no good result, so that in despair you would not give yourself up to
melancholy." We begin to understand that Da Vinci relized that the only things that we can trust are those things that can be proven. The
Balance of Nature is one of those things. Religion is not. So we begin to gain insight on the relationship to the balance of the painting to the
balance of the dissection and the balance of Nature who Da Vinci considered his true mistress . And if we delve further into the laws of the time,
which were decided by the church, we find that they condemed everthing Da Vinci stood for. Including the dissection of over 30 cadavers which at the
time was considered whichcraft. Of course once the church relized that Da vinci did dissect over 30 dead people and being the artist he was, he was
able to draw what he discovered, they were shall we say, extremely interested in what he discovered, but for the "good of the congregation" decided
to keep this particular "whichcraft" a secret. That is the reason that for over 300 years after his death Da Vinci was only known as an artist not a
scientist and inventor which were his true passions. And so I applaud anyone investigating the works of Da Vinci but I must hesitate to believe the
hypothesis of anyone who's knowledge of his work comes from a book about a secret bloodline of Christ. I have read Da Vinci's notebooks from front
to back and have studied his writings extensively. For anyone intersested in learning more about the man himself then I would recomend any work by
Carlo Pedretti. The proportions of the human body and the connection to phi that Da Vinci discovered is enough to give any true student of science a
reason to think. Da Vinci regognized the connection between humans plants and animals, down the the matching of the veins of plants to the veins of
animals, and recognizing the connection way before Darwin, although voicing that opinion at the time would have cost him his head courtesy of the
church. So to say that his views on the existence of life and what sustains it would have been in stark contrast with the views of the church.
In conclusion, I believe it was the intention of Leonardo Da Vinci to incorporate the last supper with his mirrored dissection to shed light on the
fact that the Church, who at the time was also the government, created a religion by combining christianity and the pagan sun worship of Sol Invictus
for the sole purpose of controling the population. Da Vinci incorporated the Vesica Piscis into the equation to shed light, not only on the adaptation
of the "fish" but many other paganistic symbolism and core beliefs, in turn exposing the church for what it was and what it is today. That being
nothing more than the combination of early Essene belief or early christian traditon, with that of the pagan sun god worship for the purpose of
population control through fear tactics and superstition. I would invite any congregation member to investigate the historical accuracy of Jesus. If
you want to know what your church won't tell you then visit here www.nobeliefs.com...
The information above has been presented in the most historically accurate way possible, with an entirely objective viewpoint. I have been accused by
many church members as attacking the church. In reality the above info is nothing more than facts based on nature and historical accounts from other
generations and countries that were not given the choice of convert or die. The church made every attempt to destroy any evidence of scripture or text
contradicting their belief for the purpose of military domination in a time when the church and government were of one accord. We call this period the
Dark ages, and it is no wonder. What good could come of eliminating choice, reason, and rationality. Da Vinci understood very well what the
implications of such a barbaric act. I will leave well enough alone with a quote that, in my opnion sums it all up.
"He was like a man who woke up too early in the darkness, while everyone else was still sleeping"
Dmitri S. Merezhkovsky, 1901
*Added source for quote*
[edit on 2-6-2005 by dbates]