Explorations into the Leonardo Mystery


Leonardo wanted to convey a complex body of knowledge. So he uses the theme of a last supper because it was a perfect vehicle for transmitting that content, which already by the 15th century had been lost. The ‘System of Knowledge’ conveyed in his fresco, The Last Supper, is the zodiac of twelve signs: Christ is the ‘sun’ or the centre of the Solar System and around him are the twelve disciples, the twelve signs of the zodiac.


But there is far more than symbolic imagery and this is where Patriza Norelli – Bachelet (Thea) takes us. She puts special emphasis on the 6th sign, Virgo and the 8th sign, Scorpio, which explain Mary Magdalene’s dual persona as both ‘Virgin’ and ‘Prostitute’.



‘The 6th disciple holds his index finger upright signaling that the mystery is about to be revealed. He is the first of the zodiacal M’s, and he draws our attention to the fact that what lies ahead explains our subjugation and despair, as well as the path to our redemption. It does indeed all hinge on the Redeemer, as Leonardo preferred to call him. For we can either move with him to his crucifixion and remain nailed to the cross of our sexual atavism and guilt and everything the human species has been burdened with in this ongoing struggle; or we can find in the One the redemption that is required in order to move beyond as a species and to experience a very different future on this planet.’ (p. 21)


Explorations into the Leonardo Mystery

‘Was the crucified Jesus … simply a part of the wisdom carried over from pre-Christian times and taken directly from the zodiac – not ‘historic’ in the sense we know history today but rather representative of the eternal Tradition which is an initiation open to each and every human being on this planet? We can go the way of the crucifiction and see Mary Magdelene as a prostitute, just as Christian theology was devised during the Dark Ages. Or we can move with her, the very same Magdelene, away from agony and sin and death to the higher symbol, we ourselves become that. After all, the zodiac IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT. Anyone born on this planet IS THAT: we carry this harmony in our very genes. The ‘code’ is this cosmic rhythm that the annual rotation of our planet marks out in her journey around the Sun which we divide into twelve parts.’ (pp. 14-15)

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