posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 07:37 PM
i can't believe i didn't post the following when i posted here about a week ago. I apologize if this has already been discussed.
It appears that Leonardo could have been a member of the Prior of Sion, which, if the group is true, was created by the knights templars.
I also found that Leonardo actually lived the last 3 years of his life in France. Why is this important? All of the Knights Templars came from
france and after the capture of jerusalem during the first crusades they decided to let a man from southern france rule the kingdom. If you are
familiar with southern france's history, you may know about the heavy influence of judaism on the land. The merovingians were jewish kings and the
Septimanias was heavily influenced by the jews, if not mostly jews.
I believe that there is something very important in southern france. I honestly think that Mary Magdalene had Jesus' child and came to southern
france where they would try to reclaim jerusalem, which they did almost exactly 1000 years after the fall of jerusalem.
NOW, with all that being said, let me talk about the number 72 regarding the Knights Templars. If Leonardo was part of secret societies, he would
have most certainly known about the Templars and probably venerated them.
It was Bernard de Clairvaux and founder Hugues de Payens who devised the specific code of behavior for the Templar Order, known to modern
historians as the Latin Rule. Its 72 clauses defined the ideal behavior for the Knights, such as the types of garments they were to wear and how many
horses they could have. Knights were to take their meals in silence, eat meat no more than three times per week, and not have physical contact of
any kind with women, even members of their own family. A Master of the Order was assigned "4 horses, and one chaplain-brother and one clerk with
three horses, and one sergeant brother with two horses, and one gentleman valet to carry his shield and lance, with one horse." As the Order
grew, more guidelines were added, and the original list of 72 clauses was expanded to several hundred in its final form.
Bernard de Clairvaux and Hugues de Payens supposidely made up a number of rules which equaled 72. Could this be related to the number?
And one last thing about Leonardo in France. He spent his last 3 years there and brought the Mona Lisa to France. I was also not aware that France
actually "recaptured" milan. Francis 1 of France recaptured it and Leonardo appears to have a role in this bit of history. After the recapture,
Leonardo was comissioned by Francis 1 to build a lion that could walk and it's chest would open up to show a bunch of lilies. This was presented to
the pope, i'm not sure if it was actually built. After this, Leonardo left for France where he lived until his death.