Ever since the release of the 2003 book by Dan Bown ‘The Da Vinci Code’, and the subsequent movie adaptation starring Tom Hanks, there has been endless speculation and research trying to solve the mystery connecting the various works of the legendary polymath; Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci’s most famous work, The Mona Lisa, has perplexed art historians and scholars for millennia as they try to identify the lesson that Da Vinci working to impart onto the human species.
David Klinkenberg, a man experienced in coding and cryptography, has spent several years discovering the hidden cypher that pervades much if not all of Da Vinci’s work, and he’s sharing his discovery with the world via his book On The Origin Of Civilization.
When he started his work, David went back to study ancient texts and has based his conclusions entirely on undisputed original sources. He visited relevant sites and saw artefacts first-hand in his quest to understand the message da Vinci was communicating to the human race.
David went about his work this way so that there could be no argument about the validity of the sources he references and so that anyone could see the cypher for themselves. There’s no hidden tricks of perspective or complicated jargon – anyone can see the cypher plainly once it is explained to them.
David’s lecture on the cypher (a video of it is on David’s Facebook profile and also on the website), explains in a simple way what the cypher is and what messages can be derived from it. The answer has nothing to do with the supernatural or with prophesying the future, it is a commentary on the way information is passed generationally through social classes and societal paradigms (such as the transition from hunter-gatherer society to agriculturally based).
What David has discovered in his book is that the Da Vinci code cypher is simultaneously simple and endlessly complex – a code that nobody but a legend like Leonardo Da Vinci could have ended up putting together. David does not claim to possess some special genius that has eluded other scholars, he simply spent years studying and putting the pieces together, keeping an open mind as to where it would take him.
Reading David’s book is like experiencing his journey of discovery in a condensed way, where you really start to feel like a scholar yourself once you start learning how to interpret the symbology and mathematic arrangement in Da Vinci’s work. After reading the book, you’ll not only know how da Vinci communicated his messages, but why they are important and relevant to us in the modern age.
You can get “On the Origin of Civilization” book here.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.