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The DaVinci Code
Review by Sterling D. Allan

Best selling fiction ever, in just its first year. A definite must-read that reflects profoundly on what is real. Highlights the divine feminine. Goes overboard in downplaying Jesus' divinity.

The Da Vinci Code

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Qualm & Praise

I have but one gripe with this book that was otherwise a fantastic, enjoyable read and filled with much to think about.

While I agree that the world in general is too patriarchal, and especially western religions, this book makes the mistake of the pendulum swing, in overdoing the shift in the opposite direction.  The ideal scenario is a balanced relationship between the role of men and women, both at home, and in all levels of society.  

Here is my response to Brown, who attempts to un-deify Jesus in his book.  If Jesus is un-deified, so is Magdalene, and the whole concept of the "goddess."  You can't have it both ways.  

The truth is a balance.  Jesus was God in the flesh -- and so was Magdalene! And so are we (or something like that).  That is the grail!  You beat around the bush, but in dethroning Jesus, you also missed the punch line on Mary -- and the second coming may actually have some surprises in that regard as well.  I've found this truth may times in my studies of the Alphabetics Bible Code which I discovered. 

For example, word 517 in the Old Testament lexicon is the Hebrew word for "mother."  "517" is a representation of May 17, which is near Mother's day.  Word 517 in the New Testament means "Invisible," with synonym, "the hidden one."  That is but one of thousands of such code-like hits I've found on the subject.  May 17, 2004 also happens to be the date I commenced this feature page on The Da Vinci Code.  All "coincidences" have meaning.

Thus, when it comes to what Dan Brown does by way of bringing attention to the forgotten Magdalene, he gets my highest praise.  In snubbing Magdalene and Eve, Western Religion has also oppressed women and their gifts.  As we go back into the garden, so also will the woman be enthroned in her rightful place as a yin-yang match for man, not lesser, not weaker, not inferior -- but equal, as in synergistic.

Dan's novel does us all a favor by stirring up questions, the quest for the answers of which will change humanity for the better.

-- Sterling D. Allan, May 18, 2004

 

Related Studies at GreaterThings.com

bulletHeavenly Mother, God's Soul Companion
bulletMormonGoddess.com
bulletMagdalene -- Metaphor for the Church/Bride
bulletPolygamy -- A Stumbling Block
bulletConspiracy to Establish World Socialist Government

 

Index to Key Pages

bulletp. 93 - PHI
bulletp. 106 - Rose Line
bulletp. 113, 157 - Priory of Sion
bulletp. 158 - Knights Templar
bulletp. 161 - Holy Grail
bulletp. 232 - Paganization of Christianity
bulletp. 233 - Jesus not Deity (see comment above)
bulletp. 256 - Jesus' Progeny
bulletp. 268 - Piscean age turning to Acquarius
bulletp. 326 - Priory of Sion Grand Masters
bulletp. 432 - Roslin

 

An Interesting LDS Scripture

Considering the thesis of Dan's book (Jesus had offspring . . .)

Doctrine and Covenants 86:8-10

"Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers -- for ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God -- therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began."

 

Reviews

bulletFrom 'DaVinci' to Masons - Dan Brown spoke to audience of 800 in Concord on May 18, 2004, his only appearance this year.
bulletThe Da Vinci Code: Of Magdalene, Gnostics, the Goddess and the Grail

 

Related Sites

bulletThe Official Web Site of Bestselling Author Dan Brown
bulletDa Vinci Code Guide - A Reader's Guide to Dan Brown's bestselling thriller.
bulletWhat is Opus Dei? - Learn about the real Opus Dei and its founder, Saint Josemaria
bulletThe DaVinci Code: Uncover The Code Contest - Random House

 

Skeptic Sites

Of course there will those who adamantly disagree with such a radical book.  Read it and decide for yourself.

bulletApologeticsIndex.org -- Da Vinci Code - index of resources
bulletExplosive Da Vinci DVD - "Examine What Dan Brown Didn't Know! See New Sites, Hear The Experts."
bulletThe Da Vinci Hoax
bulletDeciphering Da Vinci Code
bulletBreaking Da Vinci? - The infallible Word came from a 4th century power play? Get real.

 

Other Novels by Dan Brown

bulletAngels & Demons
bulletDeception Point

 

Related Books

bulletThe Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future - by Riane Eisler.  Tells history from perspective of violence versus peace depending on whether the prevailing god was male or female.

 

Books About The Da Vinci Code

Quite humorous how many entire books there are to debunk Dan's book.  Must have hit a nerve!

bulletSecrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code - by Dan Burstein (Editor), et al.
bulletBreaking The Da Vinci Code : Answers to the Questions Everybody's Asking - by Darrell L. Bock
bulletDa Vinci Code Decoded: The Truth Behind the New York Times #1 Bestseller - by Martin Lunn
bulletCracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts - by James L., PH.D. Garlow, Peter, PH.D. Jones
bulletThe Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel - by Richard Abanes
bulletDa Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction - by Hank Hannegraaff, et al
bulletThe Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code - by Carl E. Olson, Sandra Miesel
bulletDepth and Details - A Reader's Guide to Dan Brown's the Da Vinci Code - by Betsy Eble
bulletCracking the Da Vinci Code : The Unauthorized Guide to the Facts Behind Dan Brown's Bestselling Novel - by Simon Cox
bulletThe Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci - by Ben, III Witherington
bulletDe-Coding Davinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of the Da Vinci Code - by Amy Welborn
bulletFact and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code - by Steve Kellmeyer

 

News

bulletGoogle News > Da Vinci Code - latest stories, mostly show Christians in a furor.  But let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.  Dan goes to far, but he makes some excellent points.

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See also

bulletOther books reviewed by Sterling Allan

 

Page created by Sterling D. Allan May 17, 2004
Last updated March 06, 2013

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