Dvd Da Vinci Code
Top marks. Contains a lot of probable real ancient history as well as definite real ancient history. Ralph Ellis books which goes into the possible truth of who 'Jesus' and Mary Madgelane were (that is if they actually existed as real figures, rather than as created figures upon whom Gnostics hung their stories/parables. Reportedly, one Gnostic Bishop stormed from the Council of Nicea shouting "You fools! You have taken what is not true and made it true!", so we can only guess whether or not 'Jesus' etc was real. However, the word for 'fool' was mistranslated sometimes from a word that meant 'Godless', so maybe that Bishop called others at the Council of Nicea 'Godless'. Strong words).
Even today, Islam holds that 'Jesus' was a great prophet but only a man.
The description of the Holy Grail might very well be correct and could have referred to Mary Magdelaine, to Mary Mother of 'Jesus', or even to the pagan goddess Sophia. Note the name of the granddaughter in the film is 'Sophie', and that a Latin modified 'e' is sounded like an English 'a'. A lot of Judaism emanated from paganism (Shlomo Sands wrote an interesting book on it and it worth reading even just the short synopsis of his 'Invention of....' to gain a rough idea of this. Obviously, Christianity, Islam and more recently Rastafarianism emanated from Judaism at least in large parts, so it could be that the early Gnostics still had some remnants of Sophia worship - although personally I doubt it and I suspect the Holy Grail referred to Mary Magdelaine. It's one of those that's always debatable though.
As a side note, it's 'interesting' that the counterpart of the AI Alexa was named 'Sophia'. Hmmm.
Anyway, enjoy the film. Plenty of action, too and yes those kooky secret societies DO exist. Read full review
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