What Is The Da Vinci Code?

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The Da Vinci Code is written in the context of an unorthodox view – considered heretical by orthodox believers – of the death and resurrection of Jesus and the role played in his life and mission by Mary Magdalene.

In the context of the novel, the Church is seen as responsible for sidelining the true message of Christ and the true facts of his life and supporting instead the Pauline version which was reinforced in 325 AD by the Council of Nicaea, at which time certain dogmas were laid down as ‘fact’. Some of these ‘facts’ have been enlarged on or even omitted with the passing of the centuries.

The author uses Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper to reinforce this context.

In broad terms, he presents the view that:

– Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus and the mother of his children.

– Mary’s womb was the Holy Grail, the Holy Vessel which carried the bloodline of Jesus. All other descriptions of the legendary Holy Grail are symbolic.


– The bloodline was later carried forward in the Merovingian line of kings, and descendants are alive today.


– Jesus is not seen as divine in the sense of being the actual immaculately conceived Son of God, but rather as having the divine spark to be found in all human beings, although in larger measure. He is seen as the bringer of a divine message that enables people to achieve communion with God as he is perceived in many different ways by people on a spiritual path.


– Da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper is seen as an encoded message of the real Messianic story.


– The Council of Nicaea, organised by the Emperor Constantine in 325 AD, is seen as orchestrated by Constantine for his own political ends. In the resulting Church dogma, the real relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene is seen as being finally removed from orthodox Christian records.


– The ‘truth’ about Jesus and Mary Magdalene has – according to the novel – been kept alive by a secret society named the Priory of Sion, and a powerful orthodox Catholic order, the Opus Dei is depicted as trying to ensure that this ‘truth’ never emerges.

Dan Brown leans on information gained from non-fiction books like Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln and on what is presented as confirmation by the Nag Hammadi Codices, but also on reports, opinions and rumours which have emerged in a steady stream from the first century, gathering momentum after Nicaea. Many of these ‘heresies’ and enquiries were written by serious thinkers.

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32 Most Asked Da Vinci Code Questions Answered

As I turned the last page of the The Da Vinci Code I was both satisfied and unsatisfied. This brilliant book took my mind on a journey that excited and riveted my imagination.

So many thoughts raced through my head as I ploughed through page by page… often hours at a time.

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Whilst at first it sounds strange that a man who is arguably one of the most brilliant minds that has ever existed, was involved in an underground society… the truth about the artists of the renaissance period and how they communicated, will open your eyes to a whole new level of genius.

Answered… the Questions about the Da Vinci Code
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The reason for me creating my brand new book was selfishly for my own benefit, as I wanted to know the answers to these age old questions. Then it dawned on me… that I am not the only one searching for answers, so I was inspired in this quest to help others find the answers to their own questions in this area.

And that is why, it’s not like any other book you’ve ever read on the factual history behind the Da Vinci Code.


Simply, every section in the book is there because “you asked for it.” Well, not “you” really. But from real live questions. Questions from people who loved the Da Vinci Code and wanted the answers to the pressing questions it created. A simple webpage was set up, and people like you visited it and left me their most pressing questions on ‘the questions you wanted answers to after reading the International Best Selling book.’

Then I got them answered for you!

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  • “The Mona Lisa Code” ?

    Yet another writer has laid claim to the ideas of the best selling novel The DaVinci code.

    Straight off his legal win in a British lawsuit claiming that The DaVinci Code was plagiarized, Dan Brown finds himself immersed in another round of accusations in Russia. St. Petersburg scientist Mikhail Anikin claims that it was he that first decoded the Mona Lisa and coined the phrase “The DaVinci Code�? and he’s ready to take the best selling author to task for stealing his ideas. Anikin thinks that Brown may have stolen his theories after he shared them with a friend in 1998 during the exhibition of an American painter in St. Petersburg. He claims that he told his friend that his works could be used in a fiction work but only if he was credited. Like the British case, Anikin says that he published a book in 2000, which laid down the ideas for Brown’s book. Anikin’s theory of “decoding�? the Mona Lisa revolve around the famous painting being an allegory for the Christian Church.

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