Please enable Javascript to use Top Secret Writers to it's fullest. Without it, you will find much of the modern internet doesn't work. I would add a little button hide this message, but that kind of functionality requires Javascript ;)

Halliburton Whistleblower Says Marines May Get Sick From Contaminated WaterPrevious Article
Mysterious Navy Test Sparks Crazy UFO Reports on Social MediaNext Article

Many See Secrets in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Work

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article
Many See Secrets in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Work
Is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which Michelangelo worked on during the early 16th century really a ‘bridge’ between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish religion? According to Rabbi Benjamin Blech’s and Roy Doliner’s book ‘The Sistine Secrets: Unlocking the Codes in Michelangelo’s Defiant Masterpiece’, this is exactly what the Sistine Chapel represents.

The authors believe the chapel, which lies within the Apostolic Palace, the official home of the Pope in Vatican City, was intended to be decoded and is a “lost mystical message of universal love.”

Both Blech, an associate professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University in New York, and Doliner, a tour guide at the Vatican, say shapes that symbolize Hebrew letters can be found within the Sistine’s 14,000 square foot ceiling.

One such symbol, the authors claim, is the figures of David and Goliath forming the outline of the letter ‘gimel’. Gimel means ‘strength’ in ancient Kabbala tradition. As The Telegraph informs, the ancient Kabbalah teachings are dedicated to decoding the “inner meaning of the Tanakh, or Henbrew Bible, and explain reasons for Jewish religious observances” (1).




Secret Symbol

Another ‘secret symbol’ hidden within the tapestry of the Sistine Chapel is, according to the book, the Hebrew letter ‘chet’, which denotes ‘loving kindness’. The authors assert that this secret symbol is set within the scene of Judith and her handmaiden carrying the head of the Assyrian general Holofernes.

Speaking on a US television show, Doliner said:

“There are so many layers of meaning on meaning, and most of it is from Jewish tradition.”

Doliner and Blech believe there are also several attacks on Pope Julius II hidden within the chapel’s walls, who commissioned Michelangelo to carry out the work.

Though it’s not just Doliner and Blech who believe the Sistine Chapel hides mystical Jewish symbols and codes.
The Spirit of the Scripture.com writes about the Sistine Chapel ceiling’s ‘secrets in plain sight’ (2).

Referring to Michelangelo’s painting ‘The Creation of Adam’, which he completed on the chapel’s ceiling in 1512, the article cites the thoughts of Dr. Meshberger in 1990. In the American Medical Journal in 1990, Dr. Meshberger noted how the images behind God in the painting resemble a human brain. As the Spirit of the Scripture notes, Michelangelo’s painting shows God’s hand extending from the prefrontal cortex of the brain, an especially complex region of the brain, reaching out to touch Adam.

“This painting shows us a very unorthodox view of man’s relationship to God,” writes the Spirit of the Scripture.

interior of sistine chapel

Historical Perspective

In its ’20 things you didn’t know about Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel’ article (3), Swide writes how historians have recognized that the depiction of God standing within the cross section of a human brain, “stands to symbolize the Kabbalistic notion that man is born of the conscience of God.”

Swide also highlights how in the Adam and Eve section of the painting, Michelangelo’s tree is not an apple tree, a Christian symbol of temptation, but is a fig tree, which, in the Jewish faith, is traditionally associated with sin.

Michelangelo took four years to complete the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Similar to the how the historians are baffled by the meaning of Alexander Milne Calder’s marble sculptures in Philadelphia’s City Hall, now more than 500 years since it was constructed, the messages in the ceiling continue to baffle art enthusiasts, religious worships, and historians (4).

References & Image Credits:
(1) Telegraph
(2) The Spirit of the Scripture
(3) Swide
(4) TSW: The History and Mystery of Philadelphia City Hall
(5) Wikipedia: Images of Sistine Chapel

Originally published on TopSecretWriters.com

Conspiracy Theory Research

Why Banning Alex Jones Will Only Help His Cause

Why Banning Alex Jones Will Only Help His Cause

On Thursday, September 6th, Twitter announced that it had permanently banned Alex Jones and his media company Infowars from using the social media platform.(more…) [...]

“The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.” -Conor McGregor

BECOME A PATREON SUPPORTER and decide what stories we investigate!

Donate to Support TSW!





Top Secret Editors

Ryan is the founder of Top Secret Writers. He is an IT analyst, blogger, journalist, and a researcher for the truth behind strange stories.
 
Lori is TSW's editor. Freelance writer and editor for over 17 years, she loves to read and loves fringe science and conspiracy theory.

Top Secret Writers

Gabrielle is a journalist who finds strange stories the media misses, and enlightens readers about news they never knew existed.
Sally is TSW’s health/environmental expert. As a blogger/organic gardener, she’s investigates critical environmental issues.
Mark Dorr grew up the son of a treasure hunter. His experiences led to working internationally in some surprising situations!
Mark R. Whittington, from Houston, Texas, frequently writes on space, science, political commentary and political culture.

Join Other Conspiracy Theory Researchers on Facebook!

Get a Top Secret Bumper Sticker!

Comment on Breaking Stories

Powered by Disqus