Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Life Arts

The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci: What Does He Have to Teach Us in Modern Day

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Burl Hall       (Page 1 of 4 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   14 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H4 12/14/11

Author 58753
Become a Fan
  (43 fans)
- Advertisement -


"The future is created by us." -- DaVinci Decoded


Many believe that the words and teachings of the mystics should not be stated on seemingly objective reports given by on-line news organizations such as OpEd.   Yet, it could be argued effectively that the modern scientific, political, religious and sociological / national arrogances are much more dangerous than what the mystics teach.   Indeed, for the mystics, the term religion is in accordance to its French roots, religere, meaning to connect (see your dictionary).   Unless we begin to see ourselves in our wholeness, then none of us are going to get anywhere.   Instead we will remain an embattled species battling each other in our various displays and, more importantly, in Nature, which, by definition, is our Essence.  

- Advertisement -


Has science and religion always been separated disciplines.   Not if we follow the work of people like Leonardo Da Vinci.   


- Advertisement -

Leonardo DaVinci wrote, drew and painted on several levels.   He was, at once, a scientist, theologian, mathematician and artist.   For DaVinci these varieties of expertise were different facets of an ultimate unity.   He knew something we have lost in our modern day.   That knowledge encompasses the inseparability of the fields of religion, science, art and math.   They are and were an inseparable whole at a level of awareness unknown to those encompassed in the mind traps of modern day dualistic philosophy.


In our dualisms, we separate all these things out.   Unless one gets into the quantum mechanics of people like David Bohm, most scientific explorations do not look towards theology and ancient teaching to identify truth and arrogantly do not compare these teachings to their modern findings.   Instead, those in these fields will oftentimes dogmatically dismiss what theology teaches.   It is the same with the mathematician.   Yet, what the mathematician does not often realize is that his passions were often linked to universal processes identified as the Goddesses and Gods in ancient days.   Furthermore, numbers have within them the knowledge of universal processes.


In the ancient world, spirituality was not separate from physics, biology, psychology, astronomy and mathematics.   What this separation has done is effectively alienated us from other people, the planet and the universe at large.   But, in reality, these are not separate.   We are Nature playing Her role as a Janet, Jane, Bill, Bob or Burl.     


- Advertisement -

Mythologist Joseph Campbell in his essay "Numbers of the Goddess" illustrates this beautifully via a meditation on the number 432 which occurs throughout various spiritual texts and teachings of the ancient world (linked below).   The interesting point about this number is that it is a multiple of "9".   You can tell if any number is a multiple of "9" very simply by summing its digits.   As such, 4 + 3 + 2 = 9.     Likewise, the number of degrees in a circle is 360 with 3 + 6 = 9.   Try this.   Multiply any number your little heart desires by "9" and then sum the digits of the product.   The sums of the digits to the product always refer back to "9".   You may have to sum digits 2 or 3 times, but they will refer back to "9".   In other words, it could be that ancient myths and spiritual text were written in such a way that universal laws were revealed.


  "432" was a number that continually showed up in ancient myths and has meaning in relationship to cosmic and earthly cycles.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon. (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Physicist Tom Campbell's Big TOE or Theory of Everything

Through Music and Story Telling: Makana Speaks

Sex as Natural Process: A Primary Step to Healing Alienation?

Beyond Monsanto: Rekindling a Healthy Earth in the Face of Corporate Farming

Corporate Psychopaths Housing Senior Citizens: A Personal Editorial

What's in a Seed?