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Dan Brown Is Paying to Digitize Ancient Occult Documents, For Free Publication

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posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 06:39 PM
a reply to: MarkOfTheV

I've always been more drawn to the imagery of the occult rather than the actual writings.

Helena Blavatsky once said that imagery in symbolism is the oldest form of language in the history of man. So you may be on to something there.

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posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:28 AM

originally posted by: TzarChasm

originally posted by: McGinty
a reply to: Magnivea
WEll if its anything like the novel then it is The De Vinci Code. All of his books are the same book with different place and character names and mcguffin.

His skill is pacing, but i feel dirty after finishing.

hardly. there was renaissance art and cryptography, then there was the freemasons and architecture, then there was literature and eugenics. of course the books overlapped because its the same protagonist with the same professional interests and skills investigating an historical mystery over the course of 24 hours. although inferno did feel like maybe he was flagging a bit. ...yeah, just looked it up and it seems he has to regroup and reorganize for his next big release. is that the hollow ring of a nearly empty barrel, mr brown?

Indeed, but i think that bell tolled some time ago. He needs to reinvent rather than regroup imho.

Sure the topics, as you illustrate, are all different ones, but the story structures are identical and the archetype heroine he uses in each story even more so. It's pseudo-intellectual Indiana Jones.

His first Langdon book Angels and Demons is his best writing (which is not saying much). But Da Vinci's central premise (perhaps plagiarised from The Holy Blood) captured public imagination. But the diminishing returns have diminished rapidly.

His gift is pacing and dumbing down for the masses, but that's no insult - in doing so he brings esoteric ideas to the masses, which is a great thing in itself.

Digitising these old writings are a pure form of what his books do so well - making marginalised or simply ancient perspectives accessible.

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:07 PM
Sorry Dan but it's been done. Want to read these and much more now? Go to been reading interesting stuff on here for years

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