Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest.” Leonardo Da Vinci
No one can argue that Leonardo Da Vinci was a remarkable artist but what some don’t realize is that he was also a man of science way ahead of his time. His creativity and artistic talents were paralleled with an insatiable zest for discovering some of life’s greatest wonders.
A true Renaissance man, his intellect spanned across a vast area of knowledge including philosophy, sculpting, carpentry, anatomy, mechanics, drafting, chemistry and painting. He was even employed as a military engineer to design weaponry. His inventions included the 33 barrel gun organ, triple barrel cannon, crossbow machine gun and a covered tank.
Da Vinci had a fascination with flying apparatuses and designed plans for prototypes of an airplane long before the Wright brothers. True, he was a genius but being a prodigy like him means far more than being super smart. What separates someone like Da Vinci is his unlimited creativity and his ability to see beyond what can be seen with the naked eye.
Recently, I was watching a special on Ancient Aliens about Da Vinci. The show questioned how he could have obtained such a vast amount of knowledge and whether or not he may have obtained information from extra-celestials. I have no idea whether that theory is true. But what struck me is the similarities between Da Vinci and Nikola Tesla.
In 1943, the Supreme Court granted full rights to Tesla for the invention of the radio. He also built the first working alternating current generator. As a result of his genius, we are today able to take advantage of all the modern conveniences of A.C. (alternating current) electric power, and many others. Other inventions include: remote control, robotics, x-rays, the electric motor, laser technology and wireless energy.
Some speculate that Tesla, too, obtained information from extra-celestial beings. The US Patent Office has hundreds of patents registered to Nikola Tesla and it is also said that he is responsible for creating many, many more inventions which were never patented.
Like Da Vinci, Tesla was able to conceive of the invention in his mind without any need for experimentation. Many inventions have been linked to Da Vinci including the parachute and scuba gear. He is noted as saying, “There is no result in nature without a cause; understand the cause and you will have no need of the experiment.”
Despite the inventions, Da Vinci is still most markedly known for his famous works of art including his Last Supper and Mona Lisa. His detailed sketches and unique painting techniques continue to set him apart.
More recently, there has been renewed interests in Da Vinci’s paintings because of so-called hidden codes and messages. The eyes of Mona Lisa are believed to contain various signs including the letters LV in her right eye. It is also noted that Da Vinci carried the painting of the Mona Lisa with him everywhere in a protected case.
But perhaps no other painting has been the subject of so much scrutiny as his Last Supper. For example, unlike previous artists, Da Vinci depicted Jesus and his disciples without halos supposedly indicating that they were mortal.
More recently in 2010, Sabrina Sforza Galitzia calculated both mathematical and astrological signs in the painting of what she believed indicated that the end of the world would come in 4006. In 2007, Giovanni Maria Pala, an Italian musician, stated that she found hidden musical notes in the painting.
Of course whether or not any of these codes are real is purely speculative. So much attention has been placed on these so called hidden messages in recent years that some forget to recognize what is in plain view. Although he may have not been credited because his inventions often did not go beyond sketches, he made incredible contributions to almost every field of science and the arts.
So much has been written about Da Vinci’s religious and spiritual beliefs. While some say he was catholic and followed the teachings of the church, others say he was more of a heretic thinker or rationalist who based his beliefs on reason. The latter holds that truth should be sought by fact and reason and not faith or religious dogma.
Of course, we cannot know for sure what his beliefs were. However, I came across a quote by Da Vinci which truly resonates with my own beliefs and what I’ve learned in my afterlife research. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” Although there are many opinions as to the meaning of his words, I take it to mean that he finally understood that life and death are one and the same. I think this may well be Da Vinci’s “code.”
People often ask me what my research has taught me. In researching life after death, I’ve learned what it means to live. I’m not writing about death; I’m writing about life. Death is not an end but a transformation. Once we can understand this, we will know that we are far more than the physical body.