Monday, April 12, 2010

The Real Da Vinci Code

OK some of you must think that all I do is sit around watching documentaries & that's partially true. Since my younger years I have been fascinated by the Holy Grail & absorb any information pertaining to it, including Monty Python's take on it which is as good as any. No better than most!
Through the decades I have given my time to researching all & everything from books, films, to on-line articles and blogs & obviously have read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, Michael Baigent's The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. Laurence Gardner's Chronicles of the Holy Grail etc. etc. I have also fought my way through Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival , Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, & even planned a pilgrimage to Rennes le Chateau in France, to catch a glimpse of the church where the priest Berenger Saunier unearthed his sudden mysterious wealth! MAD or what? but who can resist the early Grail romances centred on Percival and woven into the more general Arthurian fabric?
Anyway recently I happened upon a documentary that attempted to de-bunk Dan Brown's allegedly "factual content" found in his book "The Da Vinci Code"
Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code may be a novel, but Brown claims that his book is based on research and that all the art, architecture and secret societies he describes are real.

It's a controversial claim because, if based in truth, The Da Vinci Code threatens to turn our view of history on its head. Millions of readers have been hooked, but what do historians think of the book and do its major claims stand up to scrutiny?

Has the truth about the Holy Grail been suppressed by the Catholic Church? Has the Grail been kept safe by powerful secret societies? And is the real truth about the Grail encoded into Leonardo's great painting of the Last Supper?

Tony Robinson sets out to discover the facts about the Holy Grail and cut through the thicket of mystery that surrounds the subject. Read on.....................
The Real Da Vinci Code video link

This interesting programme has thrown water on the heat of my passion & actually offered a realistic objective view point concerning Dan Brown's novel that may interest some of you. I still have no answers to my personal quest but choose to believe that The Holy Grail exists. In what form I do not know!

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