Addendum – Leonardo da Vinci

Addendum to the Third Article on the Ghost of Jehanne D’Arc

Leonardo Da Vinci, self portrait

There has been a lot of discussion about the Painting by Leonardo da Vinci (1495-1498) at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan – Italy. Here is a link for you to follow:  (This is a website which gives both panoramic views and a really close zoom upto the painting itself.)

Last Supper, image width is 600px

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

In particular the painting shows a figure looking like woman leaning away from Jesus … in doing so a V is formed. I began to wonder if there were any other hidden symbols in the painting. It is true the letter V could stand for a Vessel, meaning Mary Magdalene holding Jesus’ Holy blood child … or it could also stand for Venus.

In studying the painting I noticed that Jesus seemed to be looking down to his hands on the table, one palm facing down and the other facing upwards and then from his head to his hands – it portrayed a triangle …knowing that there was once feet painted below the table, his body seemed to form a hidden diamond shape.

This prompted me to begin playing with a square rule and compass (protractor) over the painting to find that the painting has an invisible diagonal cross known as a Christos or a St. Andrew’s cross used in Scotland on their flag … in light Blue and White which I mused are the same colours we often see in Jesus’ robes. See the photo below.

Diagonal Cross of St Andrew superimposed on the Last Supper

Diagonal Cross of St Andrew superimposed on Da Vinci’s Last Supper

Then I noticed there were a number of areas with the same width, which I have marked with small crosses. Under the table one can see two trestles which without the table cloth, would look like tall triangles or upside down V and if joined together, could be a hidden message of the letter M … could this be a hidden symbol for Mary Magdalene?

Originally, there were another two trestles under the table either side of Jesus’s feet, which were obliterated because of a door being located there …. long after the painting was finished. If these were present, then this would make two MM’s for Mary Magdalene.

Brogi, photo of the last supper
Photograph by Giacomo Brogi, circa 1875, of Da Vinci’s last supper,
(Note the door that had been placed in the wall has been roughly filled in)

Then I began to wonder about other hidden symbols. When I looked above Jesus’ head I counted 6 ladders. Was this a hidden Masonic or Templar message about “ladder to heaven” along with the 33 degree initiation? Each ladder has 6 steps. Each ladder multiplies 6 ( 1/6 of a diameter of a circle) x 6 (steps in the ladder)  = 36 and there are three ladders on one side making 108 and on the other side the same mathematics equals 108. 108 is a sacred number used in ancient India and correlates with the number of beads in the japamala. (Japamala are prayer (or rosary) beads.)

Sai Baba speaks of the significance of the number 108

All such mystic numbers have a deep meaning. Man breathes at the rate of 900 times per hour, 21,600 times per day, 10,800 during daytime. With every breath, man is supposed to repeat Soham – and so the figure 216 and its half, 108, has a deep significance … 9 being the number indicative of Brahman. (God the Creator).

Another way to look at the message is to take the steps in the ladders; 6 steps, 6 steps 6 steps on the left, and 6 steps, 6 steps, 6 steps on the right and one way to understand this message is, it is the number of man. If you add them together using numerology, you arrive at 6+6+6 = 18 = 9. In Freemasonry there is an order of Nine elected Knights, and in the working of this Order nine roses, nine lights and nine knocks must be used.

Two groups of three
Photo 2. Six Rungs, the four groups of three, and the symetrical circles

Counting the number of uprights dividing the ladder steps … I counted seven. Using a set square I drew a line from the line of the first and the seventh upright through the centre of the painting (already established with drawing the St. Andrew’s cross) it showed a large upside down triangle coming down to the centre and a large triangle going out to the base of the painting.

Then I took a compass (protractor) and drew a circle from the centre of the painting and found there was an inner-circle around Jesus from the base of the ladders and to the base of the table cloth. Then I found another larger circle could be drawn from the centre to the top of the ladders to the base of the painting just below where Jesus’ feet would have originally been painted in photo 2 above.

There are 4 wall hangings said to symbolically represent the 4 Gospels of the Apostles recorded in the New Testament of the Bible. There are 3 spaces between the wall hangings and I see the number 3 representing the 3 initiations that the Templars need to experience to reach the 33 degree of initiation to knowledge of the afterlife.

There are 2 x 3 groups of apostles painted on one side of Jesus and another 2 x 3 groups of apostles on the other side. 3 3 one side and 3 3 on the other. Is this a quiet reference to the 33 degree of initiation?

Square and Compass

I have been using a set square ruler and a compass which is the symbol used by the Masonic Templars that you see on the wall outside their meeting halls. It is obvious Leonardo Da Vinci used the square and compass to create a framework for his wonderful painting.

Leonardo Da Vinci was working with Tempera and mixed media on plaster and relaying the surface of the wall before he began his painting. He encountered real problems with sweating, flaking of the plaster and deterioration of the work because it was behind the kitchen, even in his lifetime. Over the years there has been so much restoration work done, that there is said to be very little of his original work left.

The painting is said to depict the reactions of his disciples at the Last Supper when Christ announces that one of his apostles will betray him as described in the Gospels.

When I look at whose faces have been painted inside the inner-circle I see Mary holding her hands delicately together, leaning away as if pulled away by a hand (then the space forming a symbol of the V) … Jesus (looking serene in front of a window of Light) … Thomas with his finger pointing upwards (to heaven to a blazing star or the cosmic ladder?) … James, the brother of Jesus with his palm outwards towards Jesus, as if to say “This is He, the Holy one of Israel”; and Philip, leaning forward and pointing his hands to his heart with a loving look as if to say I will always love you … these are the only faces painted in the inner circle.

In the outer circle is painted on the left only 2 faces, Judas, having been repainted looking very dark and holding a bag (of money?) also reaching for bread. ( One needs to read the Gospel of Judas to find his real story.) and the other is said to be Peter with his hand at Magdalene’s neck as if to cut her head off, for in his other hand he is secretly holding a knife. This is an allegory of what happened to Mary Magdalene… she was cut out of the stories by the 12 Apostles and replaced by another male Apostle.

On the right side of the outer circle … there are no faces … just another shallow V.

On the outside of the outer circle are 3 faces on the left said to belong to Bartholomew, James the younger and Andrew. All looking shocked.

And on the outside of the outer circle on the right are 3 faces of Matthew, Thaddeus and Simon also looking aghast.

I have seen other names given to the different faces, but I do believe the inner circle face names are correct?

I would like to return to the 6 sixes mentioned above the ladders on the painting.(360 degree = the circumference of a circle) Using a Sextant there is a rule of 1/6th of a circle used with a mirror to line up with one eye to the horizon to navigate a ship by the stars. “Sex” is Latin for six.

2×1/6th of the a circumference of a circle is 1/3rd. Is this the meaning of the symbol used by the Masonic Templars as the 3rd degree of initiation. Meaning 1st degree of a slice of the circle of life, 2nd degree slice of the circle and 3rd degree of the slice of circle meaning the end of life’s cycle and the afterlife? Please see Interview with a Knight Templar in my 2nd Article of “Continuting the Story from Jeanne D ‘Arc.”

Circles and Star of David on Da Vinci's Last Supper - Brogi Photograph
Photo 2. Circumferences and Star of David on Da Vinci’s Last Supper
– using the Photograph taken by Brogi

Please refer to the photo above. I knew I was being asked by my mentor, to see the six pointed star of David hidden in Leonardo’s brilliant painting. It was only when I turned the painting over and seeing the ink come through the paper that I began to join certain clues and points, hidden within the painting, that a giant 6 pointed STAR OF DAVID appeared within a larger outer circle.

Circles and Star of David on Da Vinci's Last Supper - Reverse of Brogi Photograph
Reverse of Photo 2. Circumferences and Star of David on Da Vinci’s Last Supper
– using the reverse side of the photograph taken by Broghi

There is also the term “Squaring of the circle” that is explained by Wikipedia. This leads me to think about the Ancient symbol of the Ankh … the circle above an equal sided cross…it symbolizes the key to opening the door of transition from Ka to Ba in Ancient Egypt, meaning one’s spiritual and physical worlds. I believe there would be more messages in this wonderful painting.

Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 as an illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence. He is described as an Italian polymath, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote. (See Wikipedia)

I read where he spent his last years in France, at the home awarded him by Francis I, (1494 – 1547) King of France. And that there was a very close bond between each of them. As I typed, again spirit stopped me, for the letters would not show on the page. I stopped trying to type to spend some time on reflection, and my feeling was there was some intrigue connected to Leonardo’s true birth. I telephoned my medium friend Helen and asked her to assist me with the details. While speaking on the telephone to her she slipped into an altered state and began speaking …

She could see Leonardo as a small boy, looking dark skinned, almost blue/dark like some Judean people. She could see the boy growing up, nothing extraordinary, but he was a special child and had privileges. His birth mother had no close connection. When he was born she saw a Royal House and lots of intrigue. She was astounded at how much they just played around, wasting time. His father, a royal, had sought out a woman, (as happens in these modern days,) to be a surrogate mother. He was thrilled that a son was born to him – but for some reason the son had to be given to another family to look after him … as a job to do, with privileges. There was a secret and it was hoped it would die out. I then asked Helen to move forward in the insight to when Leonardo was dying ….

While on the telephone she began coughing and her voice changed, beginning to gasp …. and I knew I was actually now speaking to the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. When this happens, Helen does not remember anything afterwards.

Leonardo sounded like an old man, coughing and upset. He knew Frances the King was sitting with him. He was sadly happy, “at last he is holding my hand” “I need his touch” “He is here” sounding sad, and coughing occasionally.

Deathbead of Leonardo Da Vinci
King Francis I with the dying Leonardo

“I and he, know …. but no one must ever know … it was a shock … all of my life to live a lie … a soul in hiding … it was a secret …. integrity is important … (all the time he was gasping for breath) we all fail as human beings … we have to achieve greatness …. weakness of the blood, royal blood … dishonest, deceitfulness … covering up the truth …. my brother … he was crying … and then that was it, he was gone.

Who Leonardo’s royal father was, I do not know.House of Valois “Upstairs” is saying it is best not to know as it is his wish. He was born of the Royal House of Valois, inheriting the blue blood and knowledge known by the royals. He would have known the secrets held by the Templars going back to ancient Egypt and the star people. I noticed that the king before Frances I was Louis X11 of France of the House of Valois, Orleans branch, had amongst all of his titles, one title was that he was King of Jerusalem, from 1501-04.

It was thought by many, because Leonardo never married, that he was probably homosexual. On asking my mentors, I was advised that he never was, that his whole life had been spent living the sorrow of his secret, but using his inspirational and creative abilities … passionately.

Now a friend has sent me the following painting … a copy of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, taken from an art book,. (It is said to be a Gobelin and dated 1533)

Das Abhendmal (Gobelin)
The Last Supper (Gobelin)

The painter is unknown, but if you look closely at the top of the painting, in the middle, above Jesus’ head there is the heraldry of “The Royal House of Valois” and above that a crown.

The whole supper is grounded on Tesselated Pavers, a sign that it is hallowed ground and that the unknown painter well knew the secret of Leonardo’s true birth.


Interlaced Triangles

“The ancient symbol from Lemuria, show a pair of triangles – crossed and interwoven in the centre of two outer circles … The two triangles are enclosed within an outer circle which leaves twelve divisions between the circles. The central symbol of a smaller circle is the monotheistic symbol of the Deity; the triangles of heaven and the outer circle; the Universe.

“The twelve gates to Heaven” represent 12 virtues that must be opened before heaven could be entered. The first virtue is Universal love … then faith, hope, charity and etc …

Shatkona, the meld of Siva and Sakti

The Ancient Hindu Symbol, the Shatkona, “six-pointed star,” is two interlocking triangles; the upper stands for Siva, ‘purusha’ (male energy) and fire, the lower for Shakti, ‘prakriti’ (female power) and water. Their union gives birth to Sanatkumara, whose sacred number is six.