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In Figure 9-21 you see the eight-cell division [see the 
Egg of Life in Fig. 7-26] and the human body under- 

neath; you can begin to see the actual proportions of the 

adult human being contained in that eight-cell division. 
(Later in this chapter we will discuss in more detail the 

relationship between Leonardo's canon and the Egg of 
Life.) This also means that if Leonardo actually under- 

stood this information, if it wasn't just a coincidence, he 

was not talking about us, but about the first level of con- 
sciousness—the Aboriginals, the first peoples of the 

world. Of course, I don't know if he knew this or not, be- 
cause this one piece of information is not enough to base 

that kind of judgment on.

Because Leonardo did create an 8 by 10 around his 

canon—and since there are lots of grid possibilities—this was 
enough for me to suspect that maybe he did understand these 

levels of consciousness based on geometry. So I began to 
search all of Leonardo's works to see if he had a human 

canon with a 10 by 12 or a 14 by 18. I searched and searched 
Fig. 9-21. The Leonardo canon superimposed over the eight'Cell 
division (the other four cells hidden behind the visible four).
and looked and looked, but I couldn't find it. I mean I really 
looked, but after a while I gave up. Later, at another time

when I was restudying Leonardo, I noticed that this drawing of the canon of man 
based on the 8 by 10 wasn't really Leonardo's work, because the proportions 

were drawn from his teacher, Vitruvius. Vitruvius actually lived about 1400 

years before him, but Leonardo considered him his most important mentor.


Vitruvius' 10 by 12

Once I found out that this was really Vitruvius' proportions, I began to 

gothroughhisworkstoseeifIcouldfinda10by12ora14by18—andIdid!I 
found a 10 by 12. This gave me two of the three levels of consciousness, which 

then made me suspect strongly that these men, Vitruvius and Leonardo, were 
following exactly the same line of thought that Thoth was teaching me. To top 
Fig. 9-22. Four circles that will create 
this off, Vitruvius was a Roman engineer whose writings, when revived and the 8 by 10 grid.

printed in the 1400s, were responsible for the architecture of some of the mag- 
nificentchurchesinEurope. Leonardowasamastermason.

If you draw five circles of the same diameter along the axes (as in Fig. 9- 

23) instead of four (as in Fig. 9-22) and draw lines through the lengths and 
conjunctions of all the vesica pisces, you come up with this grid of 100 

squares—a 10 by 12.

You know that it's exactly a 10 by 12 because there are 10 squares across 
the big square and 12 squares across the diameter of the large circle. As we 

saw in Figure 9-16, the vesica pisces around the four sides are half inside 
and half outside the square, and because half the width of a vesica piscis de- 

termines the square sizes (you've drawn lines through the lengths of all 12 

vesica pisces and parallel lines at all 10 conjunctions), you know you have 
the perfect ratios.
Fig. 9-23. The 10 by 12.

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