posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 06:25 PM
Both of these two hombres, built encryptions, for the express purpose of defeating the excerable Inquisitioners, of the Catholic Church. To do this,
they both defined blind spots, or Scotomas, and proceeded to capitalize on them.
Da Vinci is a real treat, using mirror writing in his codexes, self protrait (Mona Lisa), and probably the last supper artwork too.
With the proviso that any dyslectic would never make it out of the Scriptorium of a local abby, which was a prerequisite, to becoming an Inquisitor,
da Vinci put something together that befuddled everyone until, I believe, circa 1920.
Normal folks, and that means inquisitors too, need a mirror to see into these puzzles. I believe, that there is a variety of dyslectic, who would
automatically put individual figures, per the disputed Magdalene image, on the reverse side, of the central pivotal figure, but rest assurred, any
dyslexia expressed by a guest, would have raised a red flagl PDQ, and Leonardo would have taken immediate action to isolate these folks from his
The credo is that Father Abbot, upon seeing a noviciate monk, copying a parchment backwards, would boot the young man, straight back to the swinefold,
from whence he probable originated, anyways. Ergo, no dyslectic inquisitors!
Those scriptoriums were so rigid, that a drop of ink, on an original, would be faithfully copied, 400yrs. later, even though it was an obvious
slip-up, to begin with.
Please recall, that Leonardo kept the Mona Lisa, close at hand, for most of his remaining days. There must be something in it that trips up
dyslectics, as well as being the mirror image(self portrait) with the eyes looking straight back to the painter. To see the real image,(Leonardo, or
at least as he fancied himself in the studio mirror), you need to observe this, reflected from a mirror, too.
So simple, such genius!