posted on May, 23 2005 @ 01:10 PM
The davinci code is apparently the sole creation of Dan Brown (ie, the idea that davinci and other great painters) included references to a
jesus-magdalene bloodline in his artwork.
The book, iow, is the only place you will find it. The conspiracy in the book is made up of lots of other conspiracies, that are all interwoven
(rather skillfully I would say) into one big conspiracy.
The elements are several. The Idea that jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that they had children who lived in France, of all places, is a
The Priory of Sion (re:Zion, the promise land) exists only as a peice of paper 'suddenly and fortuitously' found in some French Archives. It
apparently was a list of 'grandmasters', that reads like a 'whos who' of the Middle Ages and beyond, including Davinci. It apparently was used in
an attempt to set up a Pretender to Dictatorship in France in the modern era.
The other big element is that there was once a global Goddess Religion, a worship of the "Divine Feminine", that was replaced by crueler, meaner,
more 'testosterone driven' Patriarchical Gods. IE teh Magna Mater was replaced by Zeus, etc. This too is something of a modern idea. It was
popularized, as far as I understand, by books like The White Goddess and other stuff by Robert Graves. The truth is, there was never a
Goddess Religion that was replaced by a God Religion. There were, obviously, feminine gods and the like of course.
Another element of the Davinci Code is that Mary Magdalene was an Apostle, just like the men, but then big meanies like the other manly apostles of
the "Guy Ruled" church denigrated her, because she was a woman, and reduced her into a 'whore', literally.
So brown wraps it all up into a story about jesus not beign divine, being married to mary magadelene and having children, him getting killed, her
being secreted to France, where the children become the Merovingians, who after loosing their power go into hiding, and with the Priory of Sion being
a secret society that protects them. The book makes the Grail Quests of the later middle Ages into cryptically coded searches for this merovingian
bloodline, the Grail, carrying the Blood of Christ, not meaing the actual blood (the grail is supposed to be a cup used at a supper in which jesus
says 'this' (the wine in the cup) is my blood, and also sometimes a cup that caught some of his blood as he bled on the cross), but rather the
'heredity', the 'blood-line'. SO the Grail Knights went on Quests, that, to a normal person, were rip roaring adventures, but to one in the know,
were in reality stories and allegories about the Divine Feminie, indeed, they were part of the esoteric/gnostic worship of the Divine Feminine itself.
Brown ends up basically making it out that the worship of jesus as good is good old public religion, and that the grail quest, the search for what the
grail is, and the search for what the davinci code is, is itself the mystical, complementary, worship of the feminine aspect.
So, as you can see, brown takes a lot of stuff from the modern era, and a little bit from what i understand is the later middle ages, to make up this
fun story. None of it is true tho. The Merovingians were Silisian Franks, ie, German Barbarians. The RCC didn't exist at the time that Mary
Magadelene wouldn't been 'discredited', and indded the early christians don't talk about her as the wife of jesus or even as a disciple at all.
And the Grail Quests didn't even exist until much later in time, more than, I think, a thousand years after the proported events. And, most
glaringly, the Priory Of Sion never existed, it was an out and out fraud, an attempted Power Grab by a wanna be king.