Art scholars haven't realized it, but the architectural "Triptych" three-in-one doorway behind Jesus at the center of the painting is the hidden key to understanding The Last Supper."
New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
The fabled "Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs" has been found, hidden in the heart of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous work of art, according to a new book by esoteric author Richard Cassaro.
"Art scholars haven't realized it, but the architectural 'Triptych' three-in-one doorway behind Jesus at the center of the painting is the hidden key to understanding The Last Supper," says Cassaro.
"The Triptych is a vastly ancient and universal design; it can still be seen embedded into the architecture of ruined temples in ancient Egypt and around the world, temples that predate Christianity by thousands of years (to see examples visit http://www.deepertruth.com/davincicode). This is important," according to Cassaro, "because the Triptych enshrines a lost 'Universal Religion,' which has the potential to alter our understanding of Western civilization and change the course of history."
Triptych symbolism is one of the key themes in Cassaro’s new book, “Written in Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals and World Architecture.” Cassaro stumbled on his subject while living in Egypt and studying Egyptian monuments just a year after his graduation from Pace University in NYC in 1995.
"The Triptych's presence in The Last Supper, where it is hidden in plain sight, represents a real-life, non-fiction Da Vinci code," says Cassaro. "Da Vinci used the Triptych in The Last Supper because he wanted to endow his work with an esoteric meaning. The shapes, colors, design and layout of The Last Supper are centered not on Jesus, but on the Triptych doorway behind him. The artist thereby signals to those who can read this code that his beliefs ran counter to the teachings of orthodox Christianity; he was, instead, a believer in the ancient Egyptian wisdom-tradition."
Leonardo da Vinci is perhaps best known for the enigmatic smile of his signature painting, the Mona Lisa. He famously wrote his notebooks in backward Latin so that they could be read only by using a mirror. If Cassaro is correct in his assertions, there is a “deeper truth” to da Vinci’s famous depiction of Jesus and his followers at the table. This painting on the wall of a monastery, known to all Christians as one of the supreme devotional monuments in art history, is far from a simple recounting of one of the great moments of the Life of the Savior; rather, it is one of the most subversive works of art ever created. Da Vinci thumbs his nose at conventional Christianity in precisely the same way as the great builders of the Gothic cathedrals did.
In "Written in Stone," Cassaro provides startling evidence to show that all of the great Triptych monuments (including da Vinci's) point to the same ancient Universal Religion, once practiced worldwide. Written in Stone provides the key to understanding the astonishing secrets behind this Universal Religion, as well as many of the greatest architectural structures ever created. This book is an event not to be missed.