Leonardo Da Vinci

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

THE BICYCLE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI: - “… a man who was at once an artist, an inventor, a scientist - and who saw no contradiction between these diverse realms.

In his unceasing quest for truth, Leonardo explored every branch ofrepparttar sciences known to his age and proved to be far ahead in many respects in his precise observations, his striving for sound methodology and measurement, andrepparttar 122206 value he placed on empirical proof. 'No human investigation', he wrote, 'can be called true science without going throughrepparttar 122207 mathematical tests…repparttar 122208 sciences which begin and end inrepparttar 122209 mind cannot be considered to contain truth, because such discourses lack experience, without which nothing reveals itself with certainty." (57)

This quote is from a semi-whitewash of a life full of conflict, especially withrepparttar 122210 church. They should emphasizerepparttar 122211 oppressive control over thought and creativityrepparttar 122212 church of Leonardo's day had over all sciences. In fact there was only one science - philosophy which in actual fact was just theology. So Leonardo's words take on a different meaning than they suggest. It is even more important than you might imagine because Leonardo wasrepparttar 122213 head or ‘Nautonnier’ ofrepparttar 122214 Priory of Sion. The authors are from Catholic Universities mostly, so we must forgive them when they claim to have fostered Leonardo's genius when in fact they didrepparttar 122215 opposite and it isn't till nearrepparttar 122216 end ofrepparttar 122217 book they note he was charged with being homosexual by these Inquisitorial suppressors of soul and thought.

There is a whole specialty of study devoted to Da Vinci's work but little truth and a lot of propaganda. Few are they who admit both he and his mentor were alchemists andrepparttar 122218 horrors of a life hidden behind lies and half-truths that resulted fromrepparttar 122219 fear of being found out. It is a theme of many ofrepparttar 122220 great scientists and their lives, and little credit is given torepparttar 122221 courageous men and women who toiled to understand andrepparttar 122222 truth they shared is available. Why? Do we still fear others might do what they did or think? Think for themselves and questionrepparttar 122223 authority which seeks to credit their approach to knowing.

The Scientific Method of observation and conclusion is said to have been discovered by Bacon. There is some truth to that, but which Bacon? Some say Francis and there is no truth in that even though he pretended to be an alchemist in his Rosicrucian or Masonic circles including John Dee and Ashmolean types. The better scholars attribute it to Roger Bacon who actually was an alchemist and spent a great deal of his life in dungeons after having ferreted himself away inrepparttar 122224 church as a monk for a long time. Metaphysics and independent thought can be a dangerous business and there are many current authors whose work is relegated to obscurity unless they learn how to appeaserepparttar 122225 'normative' or oppressive mindset. The sad part is that there is no benefit to anyone by such oppression. Not only is there abundance and creativity but those who knowrepparttar 122226 soul will not NEED to clothe it in grandiose raiment. They will gladly work forrepparttar 122227 joy of utilizing their potential forrepparttar 122228 benefit of mankind rather than seeking to destroy others and life in general.

It is interesting that Napoleon (a Merovingian/Mason) made sure to get all of Da Vinci's work that was around when he conquered Milan, but I there is some of it that wasn't discovered until after that and it is most interesting. Da Vinci was a Johannite like Newton (another alchemist, whose Principiae Mathematica had a brief comment at its' start - 'This is much more than I should say; and much less than there is!'). Johannites believerepparttar 122229 true prophet in Biblical times was Johnrepparttar 122230 Baptist and we are continuing to seek other Benjaminite and Masonic connections with him despite a sense that both Jesus and Johnrepparttar 122231 Baptist were operating fromrepparttar 122232 same source. Would Napoleon have destroyed any Johannite writings ifrepparttar 122233 Merovingian House of David and Judah or family of Jesus were concerned about Da Vinci's fame and credibility or writings? We cannot say such a thing and we aren't sure John wasn't a favourite of theirs as well.

The troubling thing about this book isrepparttar 122234 presentation of Da Vinci as a semi-competent who needed a Franciscan monk’s help. We like Francis of Assisi and don't doubtrepparttar 122235 church was watching over Leonardo just as they did all artists who were producing God's work. Yes,repparttar 122236 church claimed all creative work was their property! They also controlled education just as they have in many places until this very day. Most likely Luca Pacioli (Franciscan) was under directions to keep Da Vinci in line and to make such things as we will see, remain hidden fromrepparttar 122237 public. Da Vinci was before Galileo and you can be sure he would have metrepparttar 122238 usual gruesome heretical stake or fire after a few parts were titillated or cut alongrepparttar 122239 way.

These arerepparttar 122240 words ofrepparttar 122241 Catholic University academic which give a little insight torepparttar 122242 conflict Da Vinci faced during these oppressive times when thought was even less well managed than today. "Leonardo and Luca Pacioli worked together for many years, and as we have seen,repparttar 122243 intervention of Master Luca was decisive. Nevertheless there existed betweenrepparttar 122244 two categories a social and hierarchical conflict, even if no one had ever placed in doubtrepparttar 122245 supremacy ofrepparttar 122246 liberal arts asrepparttar 122247 only depositories of true science. Andrepparttar 122248 one who rose up resolutely againstrepparttar 122249 exclusion ofrepparttar 122250 mechanical arts fromrepparttar 122251 sphere of science {Such deceit to call whatrepparttar 122252 church allowed people to think of, as science.}, or as it was then known, 'philosophy' was Leonardo." (58)

Fear , a World Disease

Written by Robina Hearle

Fear , a World Disease Fear has spread aroundrepparttar world atrepparttar 122205 speed of a hurricane. Who is spreading this disease of fear? Humanity is. Why? It is because humanity has basic fears instilled into them when they are children, and now these fears have grown out of all proportion.

Let’s look at what we fear. Parents tell their children not to speak to strangers in case they are abducted. So children learn from an early age thatrepparttar 122206 world is not a safe place! ‘Do not stray from home, or someone will take you away'.

We fear illness, cancer and aids. We are told 'Don't eat this and don't eat that. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, if you don't you increase your risk of disease and cancer!' This fear about our diets is promoted weekly inrepparttar 122207 news.

We are sold insurance policies, medical insurance, home insurance, accident insurance, life insurance, all 'just in case something happens.' This reinforces our fears and securities, so we try harder to guard against them. Again,repparttar 122208 idea thatrepparttar 122209 world is not a safe place is being reinforced. Fear of lack, fear of not being abundant, fear of not having enough are all promoted and played upon. So we work harder, forfeit family life and mothers go out to work leaving their children to be brought up by strangers. All of this because we fear we do not have enough.

Fear of what other people think about us, is very high on our list of insecurities. We judge other people and other people judge us! We even live our lives doing what other people want us to do rather than being true to ourselves, because we are afraid of being judged by them.

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