03 May 2007

The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown

This was a very popular book a year or two ago. I think it's been made into a movie as well. It's a thriller that deals with the search for the Holy Grail. Along the way, we find out that the Holy Grail is not meant to be the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper, but it is rather a depository of documents that tell the "true" story of Jesus, and incidentally of Mary Magdalene, who -- as it turns out -- was Jesus' s wife and the mother of their progeny. Indeed, we learn that there is a "royal family," descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, that are alive today.

There is a lot of discussion about the decline of appreciation for the feminine in the Christian church, and how the pagan religions had great respect for this aspect of humanity. Didn't Tom Robbins cover this about 30 years ago?

All in all, a disappointing book.

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