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What is considered having a monumental reputation is Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa for two reasons. For one, it is attributed to the mastery of the sfumato style, in which forms appear to evaporate into one another. Secondly, the most celebrated painting in the world has nothing to do with her enigmatic smile. Considered a great mystery, her smile is no mystery at all.
The secret is a little trick Da Vinci played. The horizon line on the left is painted significantly lower than the right. By lowering the countryside on the left, Mona Lisa is made to look much larger from the left side than the right side. Historically, the concepts of male and female have assigned sides—left is female, and right is male. Because Da Vinci was a big fan of feminine principles, he made Mona Lisa look more majestic from the left than the right. A little Da Vinci inside joke.
He believed that a human soul could not be enlightened unless it had both male and female elements. Think balance. Don't think hermaphrodite (chicks with dicks).
Computerised analysis of the Mona Lisa and Da Vinci's self-portraits confirm some startling points of congruency in their faces. As a prankster, his Mona Lisa is neither male nor female. It carries a subtle message of androgyny. It is a fusing of both.
The big clue that the painting was supposed to be androgynous is in the name Mona Lisa.
You may have heard of an Egyptian god named Amon, god of masculine fertility, who is represented as a man with a ram' s head, and his promiscuity and curved horns are related to our modern sexual slang 'horny'. Amon's counterpart, the Egyptian goddess of fertility, was Isis. Her ancient pictogram was once called L'isa. Ring any bells? Amon L'isa is an anagram of the divine union of male and female, Mona Lisa and that is the reason for the knowing smile.
A proclamation of one of the Priory of Sion's (think Illuminati, Freemasons) most fundamental philosophies "so dark the con of man" was based on a belief that powerful men in the early Christian Church "conned" the world by propagating lies that devalued the female and tipped the scales in the favour of the masculine.
The Priory believes that Constantine and his male successors successfully converted the world from matriarchal paganism to patriarchal Christianity by waging a campaign of propaganda that demonised the sacred feminine, obliterating the goddess from modern religion for ever.
The Church, despite all the good it has done, has a deceitful and violent history. Their brutal crusade to "reeducate" the pagan and feminine-worshipping religions spanned three centuries, employing methods as inspired as they were horrific.
The Catholic Inquisition published the book that could arguably be called the most blood-soaked publication in history. Malleus Maleficarum—or The Witches' Hammer—indoctrinated the world to "the dangers of freethinking women" and instructed the clergy how to locate, torture and destroy them. Those deemed "witches" by the Church included all female scholars, priestesses, gypsies, mystics, nature lovers, herb gatherers and any women "suspiciously attuned to the natural world." Midwives were also killed for their heretical practice of using medical knowledge to ease the pain of childbirth—a suffering, the Church claimed, that was God's rightful punishment for Eve's partaking of the Apple of Knowledge, thus giving birth to the idea of Original Sin. During three hundred years of witch hunts, the Church burned at the stake an astounding five million women.
The propaganda and bloodshed had worked. Today's world is living proof.
Women, once celebrated as an essential half of spiritual enlightenment, had been banished from the temples of the world. The natural sexual union between a man and a women through which each became spiritually whole, had been recast as a shameful act. Holy men who had once required sexual union with the female counterparts to commune with God now feared their natural sexual urges as the work of the devil, collaborating with his favourite accomplice... woman.