From the stars, moon and planets of the macrocosm down to atoms, photons and cells, the predominant shape that occurs in the natural universe is the sphere. Our Earth, along with the other orb-like planets and moons of our solar system, exists inside a spherical bubble known as the Heliosphere. New Age teacher Drunvalo Melchizedek has correctly pointed out: “Every known form of life begins as a sphere […] The ovum is a perfectly round ball […] the sperm’s tail breaks off and … becomes a perfect sphere, which is the male pronucleus.” Leonardo Da Vinci, just like the ancient Greeks, held that the universe itself was spherical.
So, why did Leonardo depict the sphere of Salvator Mundi as he did (without refraction) and, if he gained secret knowledge, where did it come from? He has been claimed to have been a Rosicrucian and, more controversially, also appears on the now-disputed list of Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion from 1510 to1519. When he was still in his early twenties, he disappeared (or ‘went off the grid,’ if you like) for two years between 1476 and 1478. In one of his very few written personal diaries, he tells of finding a vast and mysterious cave that he was drawn to enter and spend some time inside. It is speculated that he had an encounter with someone, or something, in there that enlightened him.
I suggest that the globe held by Jesus in this painting represents both the aethereal sphere that surrounds the world, and a communications portal to the higher realms. The three white dots in a triangle are the key which opens the portal. (The X across the front of his body with a jewel embedded above it would have held significance for Leonardo as well). If he had incorporated refraction into the crystal/glass ball, it would have meant it was only reflecting what is in this lower mundane plane.
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