Cesare Borgia, (nobleman, politician, cardinal 1475/6-1507) was a cruel son of Pope Alexander VI, who made him bishop and cardinal at a very early age. In 1498, Cesare became the first person in history to resign the cardinalate and he became the Duke of Valentinois.
Borgia was renowned for his deceptions and had no trouble crushing and executing his enemies.
Cesare befriended Leonardo da Vinci during his life and it is rumoured that Leonardo used Borgia’s likeness as a base for his depiction of a caucasian Jesus. Apparently it was common place for artists to do such things to please popes and monarchs.
It seems that the image of Jesus that many worship today is based on Cesare Borgia’s likeness.
The image above from left to right: Cesare Borgia, Jesus Christ (Divine Mercy) and Jesus Christ (Shroud of Turin)
I am generally an advocate of the Shroud of Turing being the real image of Jesus after his ordeal because of the overwhelming evidence. However, if da Vinci had discovered using chemicals on a sheet could make it possible to receive an image then it too could be an image of Cesare Borgia. Da Vinci, more than any other genuis that walked the earth before or since, had such capability that it is possible that it was within his faculties to fake such a thing.
That is why I feel it is important when you pray to not pray to any likeness, because if we’re truly honest, we’re just not sure what Jesus looked like and we should not put a face, label or image to the universal spirit that connects us all.
Exodus 20:4 gives good advice:
“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God”
Now, I know that many believe that the God of the old testament was another one of these idols, nevertheless it is good advice.
Do not, I repeat, do not imagine anything when you pray. Our prayers and our minds are powerful devices that can construct particles from waves, so if you want to manifest something you think and dwell on it. This is how the secret works, the law of attraction. Our minds are powerful and are part of what makes this whole reality work. We are parts of the creative mind that created this place, so our messages go back to that and give it ideas on how to play out the next scene.
So there you have it… what do you think? Will you continue to worship Cesare? Comments welcome.