Oct 25, 2004
from DragonKeyPress Website
Ever since I read Holy Blood, Holy Grail in 1996, at age seventeen, I believed that its premise would constitute a new paradigm, defining the next great zeitgeist that would sweep public consciousness.
This new paradigm, I believed, would include a widespread support of monarchy as a form of government, based on the understanding that most European royal families are descendants of Christ, and have a divine right to rule. I believed that these monarchs would, with the help of a secret society called the Priory of Sion (discussed in Holy Blood, Holy Grail) ascend to their thrones, turning the European Union into a renewed Holy Roman Empire, and eventually, a global government.
I believed that these kings would also become the leaders of a new global religion, and that all monotheists would accept their leadership because of their descent from King David. I also believed that a new understanding would arise within the public about the role that secret societies such as Freemasonry have played on global events for the last few centuries - an understanding that would lead not to paranoia, but to acceptance of this fact, as an outgrowth of the hierarchy of nature. I believed that the treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau, France, as discussed in Holy Blood, Holy Grail, did include the Holy Grail itself, and that this treasure belonged to the Priory of Sion.
I believed that on the day that the
Priory revealed the Grail (whatever that might be), it would become
the state symbol of this global empire - the foundation-stone of the
realm - and that the occult mysteries of the Grail - the true
secrets of the universe - would at that time be publicly revealed.
In the course of these efforts, we have come to discover a lot of information about the origin of Christ’s bloodline, which, as it turns out, goes back beyond the beginnings of recorded history. We learned that Christ’s progenitors were in fact the most influential men of the ancient world, recorded as both gods and kings in the annals of various mythologies throughout the globe. They were the descendants of Cain, and they were nothing less than the makers of civilization. The society that they created, with its arts and sciences, customs and religious traditions, became the basis for every society that has existed since then. Furthermore, it appeared, by all accounts, that there was something different about the members of this royal line that set them apart from the rest of humanity, something physically different that did make them worthy of being called “gods“ or “angels.”
Some of them decided to breed with mortal man, and it was their miscegenation with a lower race that caused the metaphorical “Fall” (represented in myths as the Fall from Eden, the Fall of Atlantis, the War in Heaven, etc.). Thus Christ’s ancestors were also the “fallen angels” of the Bible and The Book of Enoch, the literal truth behind the myth of Satan and his demons.
Christ’s role as both the “Son of God” and the “Son of
Man” was representative of the genetic mix of God and man that
resided in his blood. But He also carried the blood of Satan, and
therefore, as the Messiah, represented the perfect, holy balance
between the divine and the infernal. So too does the symbol of the
Grail. It seemed to us, then that this subject matter of the
Arcadian Mystique had the power to constitute an entirely new
religion - more than that, an entirely new way of life. But it
wouldn’t really be new, as we were aware. Rather it would be a
renewal of the Golden Age once ruled over by the ancestors of
Over the past three years following these appearances, we have
watched the subjects of
ancient Sumeria, and
The Book of Enoch
become increasingly popular, and the public increasingly aware
of their importance. But still, the links to the Grail, Christ’s
bloodline, the Priory of Sion, Freemasonry, and Rennes-le-Chateau
have remained relatively unknown, as these subjects themselves have
been also. We wondered how long the Grail could possibly be ignored.
It seems that the genie is definitely out of the bottle now. The paradigm shift has begun, and the Arcadian Mystique is here to stay. People everywhere, even vagrants I have met at bus stops, have read The Da Vinci Code, or are aware of its premise. Recently, Holy Blood, Holy Grail was ranked number 10 on Amazon.com’s list of book sales, twenty years after its initial publication! And numerous other authors have been riding the wave as well.
At a local bookstore, there was an entire table laid
out displaying books about the Grail, the bloodline of Christ,
Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, and Opus Dei, labeled “Books
Related to The Da Vinci Code.” People who have tried to discourage
the work of Dagobert’s Revenge and
the OLE in the past have now
suddenly become interested (although none have apologized for their
previous lack of faith or admitted their error in judgment, and
frankly, we are not holding our breath).
The sacredness of the Fibonacci Spiral and the attendant “golden ratio” to ancient man, and to modern occultists, is also discussed, as well as the use of the letter “M” to symbolize the Magdalene. In fact, the main character of the book, Robert Langdon, is an expert in “sacred symbolism in art”, so various examples of the use of occult emblems in art are mentioned throughout the entire book.
There is even a section in which the
occult symbolism of Disney movies is discussed. Of course, numerous
hidden messages in Da Vinci’s work are explored, including: Mona
Lisa (in which Da Vinci depicts himself, in drag); Madonna of the
Rocks (which contains a hidden reference to the Johannite heresy,
and to the beheading of John the Baptist); The Vitruvian Man (which
celebrates the pentagonal and golden geometry of the human body);
and of course, The Last Supper (which depicts Mary Madalen as
Christ’s closest disciple.) The latter, by the way, was discussed in
depth on the ABC prime time special.
Specifically, the Grail is said to be
hidden there within a three-dimensional representation of a Star of
David, depicted literally as a pyramid joined with an inverted
pyramid. Such imagery strikes quite a cord with us, for we have
talked in previous articles about the possibility is that the Grail
is actually a tomb, the Cave of Treasures of Judeo-Christian
apocrypha, and we have suggested that cave is within a sacred
mountain. This, we have said, is symbolized by occultists with the
Star of David, the same image used in The Da Vinci Code for the
The Templars’ most sacred and most
oft-used cipher plays a major role in the plot: the
which we have discussed extensively in past Dagobert’s Revenge
articles in relation to the Compass of Enoch. The blasphemous idol
of the Templars known as “Baphomet” is rumored to be a symbol of
Wisdom mainly because his name, in Atbash, is a code for “Sophia”,
the Greek word for “wisdom.” This fact is mentioned in Dan Brown’s
novel, in which one of the main characters is named “Sophia”, and
her name turns out to be the key to cracking one of the book’s main
Thus they have concluded that his
arguments were intentionally fraudulent, and that Boudet did not
actually believe in the sacredness of English. But I have always
thought the opposite: that there must be some truth to this notion,
and that the
Priory of Sion really does revere the English language
for some reason. Interestingly, this is portrayed as being the case
in The Da Vinci Code, where it is stated that the Priory likes
English because it is derived less from Latin than other European
languages are, and therefore, has been contaminated less by the
Church. This is a fascinating idea, although one that I have not
heard mentioned previously.
But we know that one of the
Priory’s ultimate goals has always been to take over
from the inside, and remake the Church according to their own
beliefs. Thus, they have always wanted to put a Priory-controlled
Pope on the throne, and there is evidence that in the past they have
done just that. In The Da Vinci Code, a new Pope has recently
assumed office, and much is made of the fact that he is trying to
liberalize the Church, seemingly according to Priory guidelines. The
story seems to take place approximately in modern times, and it does
appear that we will be getting a new Pope soon, so Dan Brown’s
predictions certainly seem like a distinct possibility.
Feminism is, of course, a 20th century political movement, but some revisionist historians, as well as many Grail scholars, wish to see it as some ancient, sacred truth. The revisionists choose to interpret historical events, like the editing of the Bible, from a twentieth century point of view, attributing 20th century morals, beliefs and motivations to our ancestors, to whom such ideas were completely alien. There was no “patriarchy” until feminists invented the idea, and women were not perceived as a “threat” to anything.
Mary Magdalene is held up by many Grail researchers as some feminist hero, and they claim that she was “written out of the Bible” because the church was threatened by her femininity. But neither Magdalene nor the Church fathers thought in such language, nor would they even have conceived of such a notion. Magdalene was a threat to the church not because she was a woman, but because she was the mother of Christ’s children - the heirs to his royal and priestly lineage.
By all rights they should have been
the proper inheritors not only of Christ’s church, but of his royal
throne in Jerusalem (which in the eyes of some should have also held
hegemony over the entire world). Both of these claims were a threat
to the Church, which not only wished to rule the world spiritually,
but secularly as well, for the Church proclaimed that it had the
right to make kings, regardless of their birthright.
Dan Brown appears to be trying to soften the image of the Priory, making them look not like elitists from Europe’s nobility, plotting to topple modern governments and replace them with global monarchy, but instead as champions of women’s rights. Perhaps this explains a curious statement made in the book, which purports that the only members of Christ’s bloodline still alive today are those with “Sinclair” or “Plantard” as their last name - two families unlikely to be grasping for the reigns of power any time soon.
Of course, we know that there are many bloodline
members who have different last names, but this appears to be the
author’s personal belief. Brown is known to have turned down an
artist who petitioned to be on the soundtrack for the Da Vinci Code
film because he did not believe her claim to be of the “Grail
family”, since her last name was neither “Plantard” nor “Sinclair.”
A character named “Silas”, who has albino eyes and snow-white skin, is told by another character:
Another related allusion, this time to
the Garden of Eden, occurs later in the book, but it is misleading.
The promising reference to the apple eaten by Eve that caused
Fall turns out to be none but yet another reference to the
sacredness of Woman.
He eventually came to conclude that the pentagonal geometry formed by the mountains in this village is the only verifiable phenomenon in the entire Grail/Rennes-le-Chateau/Priory of Sion saga. He began stating publicly that the Priory of Sion, and the idea of a bloodline coming from Christ, was nothing but a hoax, as was the notion of any “treasure” hidden at Rennes-le-Chateau, beyond the pentagram, which he believed was “naturally formed.”
In a recent interview with Dagobert’s Revenge, Mr. Lincoln stated:
Statements like this have caused some to speculate that Lincoln was under the employ of the Priory during the writing of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and that after the first two books were published, he became disillusioned. When he terminated his relationship with the Priory, the theory goes, he began trashing the authenticity of their claims in print. Well, if this is the case, he would appear to be back on the payroll. For on the recent ABC special, Lincoln told host Elizabeth Vargas something quite different.
The transcript reads as follows:
So if Dan Brown’s novel has the power to change the mind of someone as stubborn as Henry Lincoln, who knows what else it will change. The time is ripe for the Arcadian Mystique, as it would seem that the lost souls of the modern world are hungry for this sort of thing. Having been told by rationalists for 200 years that there is no such thing as God and that existence is meaningless, they are ready for a little bit of mystery, especially in the spiritual dimension.
A set of concepts such as those presented by Dan Brown is perfect for modern society, because it appeals both to Man’s spiritual needs, as well as his logical mind. The ideas of secret societies, occultism, and Divine Right monarchy, as well as the existence of a true “Christian church”, appeal to our neglected mystical sides.
At the same time, the idea that Christ
was a biological being who married and had children seems so
“logical” and “scientific”, and that appeals to the rational side of
the mind that is usually ignored in religion. When these ideas are
finally attached to those of the Watchers and Atlantis, and the
true, ancient pedigree of the Grail bloodline and tradition is
shown, these concepts could then appeal to almost every major
cultural group throughout the entire world, for these ideas can be
shown to be at the root of all the world’s various religions and
that, Mr. Brown, I am grateful.