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The Secrets of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Vitruvian Man" (including videos)

The Vitruvian Man was created by Leonardo da Vinci around the year 1487. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the famed architect, Vitruvius Pollio. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, Proportions of Man. It is stored in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy, and, like most works on paper, is displayed only occasionally.

The proportional relationship of the parts reflects universal design.

This image provides the perfect example of Leonardo's keen interest in proportion. In addition, this picture represents a cornerstone of Leonardo's attempts to relate man to nature. He believed the workings of the human body to be an analogy for the workings of the universe."

Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of Vitruvian Man is one of the most popular world icons. There have been countless attempts over the years to understand the composition of Leonardo's illustration of Vitruvius' principles.

The Secrets

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This image unifies the Tree of Life and the Yogic Chakras. It also includes information from Kundalini Yoga, Balance of Masculine and Feminine, Tantra, Astrology, Tarot and Alchemy.

Vitruvian Man expresses a nascent idea contained in the Third Book of the treatise De Architectura, by Roman architect Vitruvius, who wrote: If a man were placed on his back, with his hands and feet stretched out, and a pair of compasses were centered in his navel, his fingers of both hands and his toes would touch the circumference of a circle. And as the human body allows a circular silhouette, a square figure could also be found within it.

From that description, Da Vinci set about illustrating it, and as Vitruvius assumed, the drawing illustrates the alchemical excellence in which man is a micro cosmos that symbolizes the entire universe. The circle containing man is a reflection of the celestial order and the square is the earth. The same thing occurs, for example, with the tree of life, the Hindu tree of the chakras (Shushumna), the Cabbalistic tree and any esoteric representation that contains the existence of a tree within the human body; “In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity,” Herman Hesse would say.Each one of these representations of the hidden anatomy of the human body are as old as alchemy, however until only recently somebody decided to unite them in one drawing to reconcile all. The Occult Anatomy is a beautiful poster and invaluable resource for students and those interested in the occult and mysticism.

Occult anatomy has many other names. Among them are esoteric anatomy, spiritual anatomy and subtle anatomy.

This is the subtle “energy” of the body. Many systems from around the world depict it. The Kabbalah, Chakras, and acupuncture points of Chinese medicine all show occult anatomy. Energy healers and spiritual healers use this subtle anatomy to change the body and mind.

Western medicine relies on making surgical or chemical changes to the body. Eastern and alternative medicine relies on manipulating the subtle anatomy. Making small changes in the subtle energy and in a patient’s mindset can be very healing.

Understanding occult anatomy is a great key to improving health, both of the body and the mind. It is also an important key to achieving spiritual growth and even enlightenment. Spiritual practices heal and strengthen the occult anatomy. A person with a healthy subtle body will be very energetic, charismatic and powerful.

To strengthen your subtle body, start with strengthening your physical body. Start eating better. Take a yoga class, Meditate and Make sure you are thinking positive—don’t dwell on the negative.



Occult Anatomy of Man

VITRUVIAN MAN - Decoding the Divinity within Mankind

[Occult Lecture] Mystery of Human Cells (Occult Anatomy of Man and Its Mystic Dynamics)


Research and study Links

Occult Anatomy and Subtle Energy of the Human Body

The Vitruvian Man - by Leonardo da Vinci

The Secret Meaning Behind Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.


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