PORTLAND, Ore. – Science merges with the spiritual based on a popular book being discussed in Portland and a local fine art exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci; with both pointing to UFO sightings as part of the universe’s spiritual plan.
When a curator at the famed Louvre Museum in Paris announced that he had found three sketches by the hand of Leonardo da Vinci on the back of the master’s “the Virgin and Child with St. Anne,” completed by da Vinci around 1510, ufologists had no reason to get excited. That changed recently when a fine art auction gallery in Portland – that specializes in old master art and works on paper – revealed how these and other “sketches by Leonardo da Vinci” show what appears to be “spaceships in the sky over Florence, Italy, where da Vinci lived.” At the same time, one new book “Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life and Mind” by Holmes Rolston III, claims to explain the origins of the universe and “scientific discovery about the potential presence of an underlying intelligence,” also concurs with da Vinci’s writings that claims how Earthlings are part of a “spiritual universe” that keeps its secrets hidden but is here now with us, and “we are not alone in this universe.”
Big thinkers think big about life outside Earth
Professor Holmes Rolston III claims there’s a “massive singularity” -- that’s given birth to language and culture – and thus “increasing the brain's complexity and promoting the spread of ideas. Ideas generate ideals, which lead life to take on spirit. The nature of matter-energy, genes, and their genesis therefore encourages humans to wonder where they are, who they are, and what they should do.”
Meanwhile, those ufologists who follow Leonardo da Vinci’s teachings – when pointing out da Vinci’s view that “real knowledge” is not just of this Earth, and that the universe is even “spiritual” – are now referencing recently unearthed da Vinci sketches from 1510 that reveal “out of this world views, that can’t be easily explained by either science or da Vinci’s religious background.”
Leonardo was, after all, more than just an artist. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, writer and “genius,” and, perhaps, more than that of any other figure in human history, was a true believer in life outside Earth, based on what his friends and colleagues called an “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination when it came to the stars,” states the Louvre Museum’s official biography of da Vinci.
Leonardo’s UFO views never went mainstream
What’s fascinating, says Leonardo da Vinci fans in Portland -- who had a rare opportunity to view his sketches of “flying machines” and “lights in the sky over Florence,” – is “how ahead of his time, the master da Vinci was and still is today.”
For instance, when viewing a host of other out-of-this world da Vinci sketches recently at a fine art auctioneer’s gallery in Portland – local art experts make note “how da Vinci always designed machines to do things that only “aliens could have predicted back in say 1510 when these three sketches were discovered on the back of his painting ‘The Virgin,” explained Travis, a local Portland artist and a self-proclaimed UFO believer.
“I think da Vinci makes it alright to believe in such things as UFOs because, if you know his inventions, you know he was very far out for his day. I even read that they were going to stone da Vinci when he drew scenes of aliens, those creatures that his Prince and other benefactors questioned as ‘not being of this world,’” added Travis.
Also, other da Vinci fans that viewed some of da Vinci’s sketches “by his hand from circa 1510,” said they had a “eureka moment” Jan. 28 when noting how one sketch has da Vinci or “something else flying in the sky.” In turn, the art auctioneer said “it’s not of da Vinci’s flying machines,” while pointing to a book that features all of the master’s designs for aircraft.
Moreover, another recent discovery of a “self-portrait of Leonardo as a young,” in what the Louvre Museum in Paris calls as “the artist’s Codex on the Flight of Birds,” is, in fact, a work of art that fans call “another clue” of why paint your self-portrait with “something strange flying in the air” and then make sketches of what appear to be great lights in the sky that are framed with da Vinci’s ever present religious theme of a great creator, or God, that runs this spiritual universe of his that includes ‘beings’ who are obviously not from Earth?”
Seaside’s UFO connection still popular
Meanwhile, fans of Rolston’s new book ventured out to nearby Seaside, Oregon, to trek in search of a spot where UFO sightings have occurred each and every Saturday evening for the past “11 years,” say local watchers who point to “dramatic sunsets that reveal strangely twisted driftwood and other debris that becomes a “sort of art expression for the great mysteries of the universe.”
Local Oregon UFO watchers at Seaside note their previous claim-to-fame was the first X-Files TV episode was filmed at Seaside, Oregon, after locals make UFO lore with a 1980’s report that a group of 11 teens from Seaside “were abducted.”
In turn, the Seaside area has become a popular location for UFO "watchers," including those from out-of-town who meet in out of the way Seaside motel rooms to compare notes on hybrids and others they believe are aliens.
Three Big Bangs explained
According to famed Professor George Ellis of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, this new book by Holmes Rolston III titled “Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life and Mind” is both scientific and spiritual because the “Three Big Bangs” that Rolston writes about “is a scientifically informed mediation on three major historical developments of complexity that led to the existence of human beings in an evolving universe;” dating back to the 16th century and the time of Leonardo da Vinci’s when this great artist, scientist and thinker from Florence, Italy, viewed life on Earth as having what da Vinci wrote as “hidden qualities of spirituality.”
In turn, Ellis writes that Rolston’s “Three Big Bangs” brings to task “a profound knowledge of biological development and a deep wisdom about human nature” that we here on Earth are just discovering with “the clues” that Oregon UFO “watchers” say “is all around us if you just look and see, and even smell and hear that’s going down.”
Holmes Rolston III is a university “distinguished professor of philosophy Emeritus” at Colorado State University. Rolston’s new book “Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life and Mind” is filed in both the scientific and religion book section at Powell’s Books and over at the University of Portland where the theme and thesis of Professor Rolston’s book is now being discussed in a series of lectures on this theme of the “spiritual side of the universe.”
Rolston is a recipient of the much honored “Templeton Prize in Religion,” and claims he’s “lectured on seven continents,” with his other books” “Genes, Genesis, and God,” and “Science and Religion: A Critical Survey,” serving as text books for many of the world’s leading universities that study religion in the context of science and man’s role in the universe.
Professor Rolston’s theory on alien life
By dividing the creation of matter, energy, life and mind into three big bangs, Professor Rolston writes in his book “Three Big Bangs” that both scientists and religious leaders much focus on a “history of the universe that respects both scientific discovery and the potential presence of an underlying intelligence.”
For instance, the professor writes that “matter-energy appears, initially in simpler forms but with a remarkable capacity for generating heavier elements. The size and expansion rate of the universe, the nature of electromagnetism, gravity, and nuclear forces enable the explosion of life on Earth and other planets.”
Also, Professor Rolston writes that because “DNA discovers, stores and transfers information generating billions of species” – on both the Earth and other planets in the universe – “cognitive capacities escalate, and with neural sentience this results in human genius” to discover others “like us” in our universe.
Plato argued for a bigger universe for man
Professor Rolston also writes about Plato who argued that we (people on Earth) ought to “carve nature at the joints;” meaning to think beyond what you “think you know.”
In turn, the professor writes that “I plan to carve nature at the explosions.”
He adds: “There have been three big bangs: generating matter-energy, generating life, generating the human mind. These explosions form no simple continuum but a complicated, diffracted, exponential story. ‘Big Bang’ is here a metaphor for critical, exponential, nonlinear bursts with radical consequences for exploring new state spaces and novel combinatorial possibilities” such as what millions who believe that UFOs are real worldwide; while the professor pointing to his new theory of a “spiritual connection.”
For instance, when we on Earth consider the first seconds of the Big Bang, writes famed scientist Bernard Lovell, we are faced with: “It as an astonishing reflection that at this critical early moment in the history of the universe, all of the hydrogen would have turned into helium if the force of attraction between protons – that is, the nuclei of the hydrogen atoms – had been only a few percent stronger. In the earliest stages of the expansion of the universe, the primeval condensate would have turned into helium. No galaxies, no stars, no life would have emerged. It would have been a universe forever unknowable by living creatures. A remarkable and intimate relationship between man, and the fundamental constants of nature and the initial moments of space and time seems to be an inescapable condition of our existence.”
In turn, the famed scientist Bernard Lovell states that “human existence is itself entwined with the primeval state of the universe,” with man “not the only ones in our universe.”
At the same time, the Nobel prize-wining biologist Christian de Duve also notes in his writings – that Professor Rolston cites in his overview of this “spiritual universe” in which man is one with other beings – how there’s “landmarks on the pathways of life” that de Duve calls “singularities” or evolutionary in what this Nobel Prize winning biologist concludes is “self-evident that the universe was pregnant with life, and the biosphere with man.”
Image source of a strange “singularity” on the beaches at Seaside, Oregon, recently where recently dead life seems to have morphed into strange objects that are observed after recent UFO sightings on Jan. 28. Photo by Dave Masko