Was Michelangelo encoding a secret message into the Sistine Chapel, hoping humanity would understand it later, when the Catholic Church didn’t have as much power as it did during the time of the Renaissance?
Silvio Goren recently published a book that asks some important questions about Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel.
Other genius artists are famous for putting “secret” messages into their work – Leonardo Da Vinci often wrote even his notes backwards so that only the most sophisticated mind could decipher them.
He felt that some of his inventions were too powerful, and should they fall into the hands of the military, they could be used for nefarious purposes – the opposite goal he had in mind. Was Michelangelo of the same mindset?
Goren is a professor who studied Conservation and Restoration. He points out that,
“Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel in the sixteenth century, a time when both religion and science believed to hold the absolute truth.”
Michelangelo completed his work for Pope Sixtus IV, who commissioned the work. The Sistine Chapel got its name from the temple of Solomon that once rested on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, according to the Old testament.
He did his work alone, and Michelangelo painted the ceiling working tirelessly for four years. He began at the entrance of the chapel, and finished his masterpiece above the altar – and this is where it gets interesting. In the final scene, Michelangelo depicts God separating light from darkness.
The artist also highlighted God’s neck. Is this all part of his hidden message? The artist clearly painted this portion of the painting with just as much intention and concentration as all his other works of art.
Why is the neck so oddly painted?
Researchers like Goren suggest that if one were to look at the human brain as one would see it from below, the lines of God’s neck appear to fit precisely into the features of the human brain.
Ian Suk and Rafael Tamargo, in their paper in the scientific journal, Neurosurgry come to the same conclusion. Suk and Tamargo are experts in neuroanatomy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. They say Michelangelo’s depiction is a perfect dissection of the human brain – hidden in plain view – in God’s neck.
As Scientific American suggests,
“Meshberger speculates that Michelangelo surrounded God with a shroud representing the human brain to suggest that God was endowing Adam not only with life, but also with supreme human intelligence. Now in another panel The Separation of Light from Darkness (shown at left), Suk and Tamargo have found more. Leading up the center of God’s chest and forming his throat, the researchers have found a precise depiction of the human spinal cord and brain stem.”
What exactly do these secret anatomical images painted by Michelangelo mean though?
Could it be that the genius Michelangelo was trying to depict man’s ascension into a Godly being? Was he trying to wrestle dogma from both science and religion to tell us that we have the potential to be something more?
What supreme human intelligence did God gift humankind with?
If we look at the ancient scriptures that describe a kundalini awakening where boundless spiritual energy is freed form the root of the spine and travels up the spinal column to bring energy to the pineal gland in the center of the brain – it seems obvious what Michelangelo is trying to say – no religion, no science can keep humankind from ascending spiritually.
This is our gift it has already been given. The Catholic church and other religions have tried to hide this birthright from us, but even Michelangelo pointed to its truth more than 500 years ago.
He is pointing the way – quite literally, to conscious ascension, as it happens through the mechanism of the human spinal cord and brain.
This phenomenon is described in countless ways in ancient literature (some of it probably still hidden in the Vatican’s archives, today.) When balanced prana flows in Sushumna, (the spinal column) we reach God-mind, a deep abiding knowledge that we are one with everything, and all is in our power to create whatever we want. This is called Sat Chit Ananda.
Our minds become free of individual habits that were programmed (just like in the Matrix, which is really a documentary of our awakening consciousness, not a sci-fi movie) and we become “complete” spiritual beings.
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6 Year Old Finds Fossil In Family Garden That May be 488 Million Years Old
Children have a natural fascination with rocks, with many of us having spent some days as children standing awe-struck at our museums or science centers looking at dazzling arrays of stones, or learning about the different types that can be found out our local beaches, parks, or hiking trails.
However, none of us managed to make the sort of discovery that one young boy in the U.K. did.
Siddak Singh Jhamat, known as Sid, found a fossil in his garden that dates back millions of years.
Sid found the fossil in his backyard garden in the town of Walsall using a simple fossil-hunting kit he received as a gift, reports the BBC.
His father Vish Singh was then able to identify the fossil as a horn corral that dates back 251 to 488 million years with the help of a Facebook fossil group.
“I was just digging for worms and things like pottery and bricks and I just came across this rock which looked a bit like a horn, and thought it could be a tooth or a claw or a horn, but it was actually a piece of coral which is called horn coral,” Sid explained.
“I was really excited about what it really was.”
His father Vish added:
“We were surprised he found something so odd-shaped in the soil… he found a horn coral, and some smaller pieces next to it, then the next day he went digging again and found a congealed block of sand.
“In that there were loads of little molluscs and sea shells, and something called a crinoid, which is like a tentacle of a squid, so it’s quite a prehistoric thing.”
The father believes that the distinctive markings on the fossil make it a Rugosa coral, meaning it could be up to 488 million years old.
“The period that they existed from was between 500 and 251 million years ago, the Paleozoic Era,” Vish said.
“England at the time was part of Pangea, a landmass of continents. England was all underwater as well… that’s quite significant expanse of time.”
Researchers Find 50,000-Year-Old Frozen Body of Extinct Woolly Rhino in Siberia
Researchers in Siberia have stumbled upon the 50,000 year-old remains of a rare woolly rhinoceros that was trapped in permafrost.
The remains of the woolly rhino were excavated from the Abyisky district of the Sakha Republic. The rhino was first discovered by a local in Siberia named Alexei Savin, Business Insider reported.
Savvin stumbled upon the remarkable find walking near the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia, Siberia last August.
It’s worth noting that this woolly rhino was found close to the site where a previous baby woolly rhino named Sasha was discovered back in the year 2014. Woolly Rhinos were once believed to have been prevalent in Europe, Russia and northern Asia thousands upon thousands of years ago until they ended up extinct.
Paleontologist Albert Protopopov of the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic unveiled that the baby woolly rhino would have been approximately three to four years old when it died presumably from drowning.
The only other woolly rhino thus far that has been discovered in these regions — Sasha — was dated to be from around 34,000 years ago. However, Protopopov suggests that the newly discovered body could be anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 years old.
However, despite the body being there for so long according to Protopopov “among other things, part of the internal organs are preserved, which in the future will make it possible to study in more detail how the species ate and lived.”
Protopopov further added, “Earlier, not even the bone remains of individuals of this age were found, not to mention the preserved carcasses of animals. As a rule, these were either cubs or adults.”
A fellow paleontologist Valery Plotnikov from the Academy of Sciences further adds, “We have learned that woolly rhinoceroses were covered in very thick hair. Previously, we could judge this only from rock paintings discovered in France. Now, judging by the thick coat with the undercoat, we can conclude that the rhinoceroses were fully adapted to the cold climate very much from a young age.”
Isaac Newton’s Secret “Burnt” Notes Included Theory That Great Pyramids Predicted Apocalypse
Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most famous scientists of recorded history, left behind a large body of work that is still vital in our understanding of the world today. However, as with many public intellectuals, he also had plenty of work that was never shared with the public, even after his death.
Now, for the first time ever, some of these unpublished notes are being auctioned off, and these notes contain some of his most wild theories, and includes his thoughts on the occult, alchemy, and biblical apocalypse theory. Newton was known to dabble in the more esoteric realms of study, but very little written evidence remains about his specific thoughts on mystical topics.
Some of the remaining manuscript notes are currently being auctioned by Sotheby’s. The notes have been through a lot, and are obviously burned. The auctioneers claim that the notes were damaged in a fire that is believed to have been started by a candle that was accidentally toppled by Newton’s dog, Diamond.
According to the auction listing, “These notes are part of Newton’s astonishingly complex web of interlinking studies – natural philosophy, alchemy, theology – only parts of which he ever believed were appropriate for publication. It is not surprising that he did not publish on alchemy, since secrecy was a widely-held tenet of alchemical research, and Newton’s theological beliefs, if made public, would have cost him (at least) his career.”
The notes currently have a leading bid of £280,000, the equivalent of about $375,000.
In the notes, Newton speaks on some far-out topics that would surprise modern thinkers. For example, Newton’s notes include a theory that ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza predicted the apocalypse. While it is unclear what logic he used to get to his conclusion, the theory began with his study of how the pyramids were designed according to an ancient Egyptian unit of measurement called the royal cubit.
While studying the pyramids and the cubit, Newton believed he developed an insight into sacred geometry, which somehow aligned with the apocalypse predictions in the bible.
“He was trying to find proof for his theory of gravitation, but in addition the ancient Egyptians were thought to have held the secrets of alchemy that have since been lost. Today, these seem disparate areas of study – but they didn’t seem that way to Newton in the 17th century,” Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s manuscript specialist, told The Guardian.
“It’s a wonderful confluence of bringing together Newton and these great objects from classical antiquity which have fascinated people for thousands of years. The papers take you remarkably quickly straight to the heart of a number of the deepest questions Newton was investigating,” Heaton added.
Interest in alchemy and mysticism was not unusual for serious scholars at the time, in fact, it was recognized as a legitimate field of scientific study.
“The idea of science being an alternative to religion is a modern set of thoughts. Newton would not have believed that his scientific work could undermine religious belief. He was not trying to disprove Christianity – this is a man who spent a long time trying to establish the likely time period for the biblical apocalypse. That’s why he was so interested in the pyramids,” Heaton said.