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Thursday, May 18, 2006
"And if you`re planting up a grail this spring, I recommend petunias - although Charlie here thinks that it has lots of potential as a water feature..."
I just don`t get it. I was persuaded to read the book and found it really badly written, and a rehash of fictional ideas that have been rolling around for years. Why are people getting so involved? Why in particular is the Vatican having a hissy fit? Surely they`re not feeling itchy at this late date about the way the early church denigrated women (the only shred of fact I can find in the book)?
Now, I`m no expert on anyone`s religion. Be you Christian, Jain or Wiccan, I`m not about to argue with you.
But I am reasonably expert on mediaeval literature and language. And I know that the whole grail story - and originally it`s a sort of platter - originates with Chretien de Troyes, eleven hundred years after Christ. Chretien wrote the romantic blockbusters of his day, about Arthur and his brave knights and their loves and quests - rattling good yarns, but entirely fictional. A very appropriate source for a modern equivalent, especially when further enhanced by a lot of much more recent dramatic but fradulent hokum about secret societies.
If you feel really involved in the bright new framework of belief offered by the Da Vinci Code, just pause and take a look around you. Over there is a sign that tells you this is Area 51. Away in the mist you can just make out the Grassy Knoll, and beyond that the smoking remains of Princess Diana`s car. You have made landfall on the planet Conspiracy Theory, where every idea flourishes unchecked because nothing can ever be proved.
You might want to think very carefully about staying too long.
There is a way to verify the truth...
There's a bit more to the story of the Vatican's reaction than most are yet aware of. Read my missive below to understand what they truly fear. It's not the DaVinci Code or Gospel of Judas per se, but the fact that people have been motivated to seek out the unequivocal truth about an age of deception, exactly when they expect me to appear. The Gospel of Judas and DaVinci Code controversies are allowing people to take new stock of the Vatican and the religions it has spawned.
Remember, "I come as a thief..." ?
Yes, the DaVinci Code is a novel. It is no more accurate as a literal version of history than is the New Testament. In other words, neither is the literal truth, which is a key fact of the story and ancient history. The primary sub-plot is about purposeful symbology being used to encode hidden meanings, exactly like the Bible and related texts. Arguing about whether the DaVinci Code, Gospel of Judas, or the Bible are accurate history is a Machiavellian red herring designed to hide the truth by misdirecting your inquiry away from the heart of the matter.
Want to truly understand why we can't let the Vatican succeed at telling us what to think about ancient history? There is a foolproof way to verify the truth and expose centuries-old religious deceptions. It is also the common thread connecting why the ancient Hebrews, Yahad/Essene, Jews, Gnostics, Cathars, Templars, Dead Sea Scrolls, DaVinci Code, and others have all been targets of Rome’s ire and evil machinations. What the Vatican and its secret society cohorts don’t want you to understand is that the ancient Hebrew symbology in all of these texts purposely encodes and exposes the truth about them. Furthermore, the structure of ancient symbology verifiably encodes the rules to decode messages built with it. This is what they most fear you will discover.
If the Bible represented the literal truth or even accurate history, there would be no need for faith in the assertions of deceptive and duplicitous clergy and their ilk. Wisdom and faith are opposing concepts, because wisdom requires the unequivocal truth where faith obfuscates and opposes it. Religion is therefore the enemy of truth and wisdom.
It is undeniable the New Testament is framed by ancient Hebrew symbolism and allegory. The same is evidenced in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnostic texts, biblical apocrypha, DaVinci Code, and other related texts. All ancient religious, mystical, and wisdom texts have been shrouded in mystery for millennia for one primary reason: The ability to understand their widely evidenced symbology was lost in antiquity. How do we finally solve these ages-old mysteries? To recast an often-used political adage: It’s [the] symbology, stupid!
It is amazing the Vatican still tries to insist the Gospels are literal truth. It is beyond obvious they are replete with ancient Hebrew symbology. Every miracle purported for Jesus has multiple direct symbolic parallels in the Old Testament, Apocalypse, Dead Sea Scrolls, and other symbolic narratives and traditions. This is the secret held by the ancient Gnostics, Templars, and Cathars, which is presented with dramatic effect in the DaVinci Code. None of these narratives or stories were ever intended as the literal truth. That is a key fact to unraveling ages-old mysteries.
Likewise, the following Washington Post article ( The Book of Bart) describes how many changes and embellishments were made to New Testament texts over the centuries, unequivocally demonstrating they are not original, infallible, or truthful.
It's no wonder the Vatican fears the truth more than anything else. Seek to understand the symbolic significance of my name (Seven Star Hand) and you will have proof beyond disproof that Jews, Christians, and Muslims have long been duped by the great deceivers I warned humanity about over the millennia. What then is the purpose of "faith" but to keep good people from seeking to understand truth and wisdom?
Now comes justice, hot on its heels... (symbolism...)
Not only do I talk the talk, I walk the walk...
Here is Wisdom!!
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You`re an awful warning to the kind of people I have been writing about - that`s what happens when you decide to make your own reality.