Leonardo da Vinci's Leda with Swan Mystical Knowledge

Mesopotamia Gods and their Ancient Wisdom Thursday 17 January 2019 at 1:32 pm

Ancient Worlds Teachings from Leonardo da Vinci's - Leda with Swan

by Nataša Pantović

During 1505-1510, in Florence, Leonardo da Vinci paints his Leda with the Swan, with the motif of a natural landscape untouched by a human hand, depicting Leda and her lover, the Swan, Zeus disguised, the father of the s.

I was surprised to see the same Leda in Leonardo’s Madonna of the Rocks as a mystical metaphor for Mary.

Playing with our subconscious and using his art to awaken deep emotions, painting with contrasting colors, this genius indirectly tells us where our attraction comes from, and what is our  connecting with, why is Light so important for us...

Leda with Swans Leonardo da Vinci 1510

Leda with Swans Leonardo da Vinci 1510

Leda as Venus and our Concept of Beauty

Leda has exaggerated curves, as antique statues of Venus had, linking with our subconscious concept of love, a perfect youthful face, with a long pointed nose and no eyebrows, no wrinkles, totally symmetrical, surrounded with gold and sparkles, the body that shines with light, pointing at her children, hatching from eggs.

The original of the painting is lost, probably deliberately destroyed, and was last recorded in the French royal Court in 1625. However the picture is known from many copies, of which the earliest is probably the Spiridon Leda, now in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Madonna of the Rocks by Leonardo

The same Leda was depicted in Leonardo’s symbolism as metaphors for Mary.

A perfect face far too young to be a mother, removed from all the shades of childbirth or motherhood suffering, with the hair-style that you find only in a carefully straightened, with lots of trouble contained curly hair, surely never used in a “staple” condition of Jesus’ birth, with a chubby, happy, content, over-sized baby, awakening “oh, how sweeet” emotional reaction within us, with no “suffering” faces of all ages to remind us that Life is a Struggle.

Madonna and child Jesus with the infant John the Baptist and an angel, in a rocky setting

Leonardo Da Vinci Vergine delle Rocce Louvre Paris

Leonardo Da Vinci Vergine delle Rocce Louvre Paris

This painting is known as Madonna of the Rocks. The earlier version is in The Louvre in Paris and the latter one is in the National Gallery, in London. Both are nearly 2 meters high and painted in oils on wooden panel.

Age of Enlightenment in Venice and Sandro Botticelli’s Venus

Coming from the same city Venice, just a bit earlier (1445 – 1510) we find Sandro Botticelli’s Venus equally entrancing. Some years back, even though this was not my conscious intention, when I visited the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, I just could not get out of the room of where the Botticelli’s Venus was and even though I consciously wished to pay respect to other Masters within the same Gallery, I had to return to silence and divine expansion experienced watching Venus’s adventures.

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Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli 1482, in Uffizi Gallery in Florence

“For primitive man… His country is neither a geographical nor a political entity. It is that territory which contains his mythology, his religion, all his thinking and feeling in so far as he is unconscious of these functions… Primitive man is un-psychological. Psychic happenings take place outside him in an objective way. Even the things he dreams about are real to him…”

Jung, Lecture, Archaic Man, Collected Works, Civilization in Transition

Don’t you find Mythology to be the most fascinating science? Passed through pictures, like the ancient Egyptian spirituality, whether Christians, Muslims or Hindus, Taoist, Jews, Atheists or Buddhists, our scientists, applied psychologists and researchers, always followed their inner-most drive for goodness as their souls’ quest, no matter what their have chosen as their personal growth system. While in Malta I was graced to meet some of the most inspiring Catholic Priests, father George for example, helped my adoption journey introducing me to Sister’s Luganda’s Ethiopian orphanage, both of them around 60, still following the path of Jesus helping poor within their missions!

Back in the day, by around the 2000 BC to 700 BC, Mesopotamia was ruled by Amorites, the Amorites (/ˈæməˌraɪts/; Sumerian MAR.TU; Egyptian Amar; Hebrew אמורי ʼĔmōrī; Ancient Greek: Ἀμορραῖοι) established Babylon as their largest city. The term Amurru in Sumerian texts refers to both them and to their principal deity. It was the largest city in the world (10 square km), the first city to reach a population above 200,000 people.

Back in the day, their ancient wisdom was passed to us, their ancestors, through pictures on the temples’ walls or vases. So, the whole world of mythological creatures was a gift of conscious and unconscious learnings and some exceptionally talented scientists of the last 200 years devoted their lives to translate these works. When I for the first time held the 16th century book of Plato, in an attempt to closer examine the Old Greeks writingssince it is closer to the way we express our thoughts, I was completely intrigued by the book! It was TINY!!!! Since there was no printing press, his books were just a few A6 pages long.

So when we read “1,000s of Greek boats sailed across the sea to battle a monster…” we call it a myth, a mixture of truth and reality, yet ancient Greeks or Egyptians never drew an image of 1,000 boats, but two indicating “many”, and they drew a monster not necessarily because they believed in monsters but perhaps to warn us against a more advanced enemy that uses fire as weapon, or they encountered a disease sent by Gods – a type of madness perhaps for drinking salty waters, etc... How deeply words get lost in translation! If you wish to explore any subject further, I encourage you my dear consciousness researcher to follow the original research of our ancestors trusting their wisdom inspired logic, going back to the ancient Egyptian paintings and Greek paintings for guideline. Trust me, our brains are no better nor worse than our ancestors’, we just live surrounded by different set of circumstances, and we may or may not use the opportunity to learn from their wisdom inspired knowledge.

Apollo was the God of healing, music and poetry, but also of oracles. Is this a message to use poetry, and music while talking to Gods?

Hermes was the God of travelers and thieves and he played lyre, a bit like our Gypsis…

 Mystical Christianity Alpha and Omega

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Esoteric teachings of Golden Citizens of Ancient Greece

Spiritual Wisdom of Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle introducing Democracy within Greek City States 400 BC Friday 04 January 2019 at 07:56 am

Ancient Greek Philosophers 400 BC – 200 AC

Closer to Truth closer to s and their

by Nataša Pantović

Perfection by Nataša Pantović Esoteric teachings of Golden Citizens of Ancient Greece

Treading the path of the development of Human Thought, giving full respect to Mother Philosophy and acknowledging how difficult it is to implement any noble idea in the world where Peace as humanity highest potential is still waiting, we cannot but stay in owe of Greek leaders like , or who in their Search of the Highest, were introducing democracy within their city states 100s of years before Christ.

In search of perfection, veneering many centuries of struggle for equality, researching , and the arena of alchemy of human society, todaz we give our respect towards some of the most amazing social experiments and their implementation by exceptional s and s born around the Mediterranean, more than 2,000 years ago.

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Neolithic Wisdom

from Ancient Temples Solomon Temple to Greek Parthenon Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 08:07 am

Mystical Learnings from Ancient Temples

by Nataša Pantović

Walking the path of a spiral ascending, giving our deep respect to ancestors and scientists researches, with the knowledge that even within our history we follow a circle, spinning around the same centers until our souls understand the divine message, observing the ascend and descend of some great Civilizations, we know that our predecessors built Temples worrying greatly if there are to be destroyed.

According to the Bible, the Humanity’s first ever Temple, was the Temple of Solomon, the plans still to be found within the religious manuscripts of Israel, that hid within its deapth a closed door which is to open only to Messiah.

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Mysticism within Art Leonardo da Vinci as Role Model

Faces and Enlightenment from Leonardo da Vinci to Contemporary art Projects Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 08:51 am

Reconsidering Transcendence in Art

Mysticism Role Models and

From Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa to Contemporary Art Projects

by Nataša Pantović

Mysticism within Art following role models from Leonardo da Vinci to Contemporary artists da Vinci self portrait

Leonardo da Vinci, the Portrait of a Man in Red Chalk, painted in 1512, when Leonardo da Vinci was 60+ and living in France, in Biblioteca Reale, Turin

21st Century Spiritual Renaissance

Demystifying Magic When Eastern Aum meets Western Amen

If you know anything about true or , you will know that both are synonyms for a life-long research and devotion to beauty. There is no way to make a child or a lay man “mentally” appreciate a perfect glass of wine or a tea spoon of perfect honey that is from the best organic lands, since they yet do not have training and patience necessary to comprehend the complexity behind its making. This is why there is no money in true art. It is our Kings, Governments and Churches that have in the past sponsored true art praying their fame will stay with us for eternity.

Following our drive for goodness and manifestations, we are 100% sure that if we follow the Role Models our lives will flourish

Humanity has developed a strong forceful urge to follow the best in the class: the best of scientists, the best of educators, the best of ancestors, the best of the religious followers, Gurus – an Indian man would tell you. Abusing this noble urge many Kings, read: Churches have offered us (Humanity) a number of lunatics to follow confusing them with “Saints”, so our kids will go into wars while they were able to use “killing” as a hypnosis tool with the best of our youths.

Acting as behavioral models, the role models do influence our goal setting and represent the highest potent posibility within our lives. Within our minds they create an inspirational force that influences us thoughout our journey, increasing our motivational drive.

Manipulating our drive towards goodness, towards the Role Models, now we have our children following Pop Stars, Actors and TV personalities, whose job is presenting oneself in the most likeable of ways. If the most likeable way is rebellion, they shall give you rebellion, if the most likeable way is truthfulness (God bless the likes of John Oliver, whose opinion I deeply respect) they shall give you truthfulness.

If we consciously understand this huge drive to follow Role Models, we will be following the likes of Socrates, Plato, YoganandaPythagoras, Rumi, Dante, Giordanno Bruno, Bach, Nikola Tesla, Leonardo da Vinci, PatanjaliLeo Tolstoy, Jung, Sri Aurobindo Lao Tzu and St Teresa but following their lives was at times hugely difficult

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