Contents

List of photographs and illustrations

Introduction 3

Chapter One:  Leonardo da Vinci -his life and art 5
+Overview: His art;–science, cartography and inventions 5
+Leonardo’s coded messages and what importance they have for us today 7
+The Vitruvion Mon 11
+The Madonna of the Rocks 11
+The Mono Lisa 13
+The Last Supper 16
+The Adoration of the Magi 18
+The controversy over The Shroud of Turin 19

 

Chapter Two:  The Priory of Sion, its Grand Masters and the Plantards 23
+The known history of The Priory 23
+The purpose and aims of the Priory of Sion 25
+The rise and fall of the Knights Templar 28
+The “Cutting of the Elm” 31
+The Nostradamus connection 33
+The Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion 34 -Nicolas Flamel and the Harry Potter connection 36 -Rene d’Anjou 37-Sandro Filipepi (a.k.a. Botticelli) 39 -Robert Boyle 39 -Sir Isaac Newton 39 +Charles Nodier 40 -Victor Hugo 40 -Claude Debussy 41 -Jean Cocteau 42
+The present situation 43
+The Algerian debacle 44
+CIRCUIT 45
+The “Truth” behind Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair 46

 

Chapter Three:  The Davidic and Merovingian Bloodlines 49
+Were the descendants of Jesus sitting on the thrones of Europe and what happened to them? 49
+The Holy Grail as the bloodline of Jesus Christ 49
+The Merovingians 52
+King Dagobert 55
+Conclusive Evidence 59
+The Australian “Royal Family” 62

 

Chapter Four:  The Real Sauniere and Rennes-le-Chateau 67
+The choice of the name Sauniere by Dan Brown 67
+The “real” Sauniere -Berenger 67
+The Discovery at Rennes-le-Ch6teau 68 +History of Rennes-le-Ch6teau 68
+The Source of Sauniere’s Wealth 74
+The Mystery Deepens 75
+Sacred Geometry 77
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Chapter Five:  Constantine the Great 81

+The blending of Sol lnvictus, Mithraism, and Christianity 81
+The Desposyni, the descendants of Christ 83
+Constantine changes the dates of Christmas and Easter to coincide with previous Pagan festivals 83
+Constantine presents himself as the Messiah ,34+The rewriting of the New Testament 85
+The Donation of Constantine and how this fraud affects our political systems to this day 86


Chapter Six:  The Holy Grail in Europe 89

+The Grail as a physical~object 89
+King Arthur 90
+The Grail’s home in Spain 95

Chapter Seven:  Jesus Christ -the facts and fiction 97
+The schism between St. Paul and Jesus Christ’s brother, James 97
+Details of Arian beliefs 98
+The origin of the word “messiah” and its interpretations 98
+Paul’s rejection of the orthodox Jewish religion 98
+Paul’s relationship with the Gentiles 98+How our perceptions of Christianity have been influenced by Paul 99
+The lack of mention of the Romans in the New Testament, and why 100
+Information on the Roman occupation was downplayed for political reasons 101
+The prophecy of the messiah being born of a virgin 101
+Why Jesus “had to” be born in Bethlehem and why the story of his “virgin” manger birth was fabricated 101
+The “betrayal” of Judas 103
+The re-writing of the Gospels 104
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Chapter Eight:  Was Jesus Married? 105
+Dan Brown’s comments on ABC’s Primetime Monday on whether or not Mary Magdalene was a prostitute 105
+The wedding feast of Mary and Jesus at Cana 106
+The meaning behind the name of the character “Sir Leigh Teabing” 107
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The truth behind the Gospels of Philip and John 107
+The omitted part of the Gospel of Mark referring to Christ’s marriage 107
+The truth behind the Lazarus story 108


Chapter Nine:  Opus Dei 111

+The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei 111
+Acult? 112 +Recruitment 113
+The Life of a Member 113
+Corporal Mortification 115
+The Cilice 116+Discipline 116
+Cold Showers 116 +Meals 116
+The Heroic Minute 117+Silences 117

Chapter Ten Other Themes Explored in The Do Vinci Code 119
+Cryptology and the Atbash Cipher -decoding the Do Vinci code 119
+The Cryptex -poetic license? 121
+Bophomet: Did the Templars worship the devil? 121
+Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio -sacred geometry and its place in the mystery of The Oa Vinci Code 123
+Secret Societies 125 -The Sovereign and Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem 127 -P2 128 -Compagnie de Saint-Sacrement
+The Origins of Tarot
+History of the Vatican Observatory and Castel Gandolfo
+The Gnostic Gospels

Chapter Eleven:  Significant Parisian Locations Visited in The Da Vinci Code
+The Louvre
+L’Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
+Rue Haxo
+Le Choteau de Villette

Chapter Twelve:   .. Rosslyn Chapter
+The Apprentice Pillar
+Hidden Treasure

Chapter Thirteen:  London
+The Temple Church
+Westminster Abbey -The tomb of Sir Isaac Newton -The Chapter House -The Cloisters -St. faith’s Chapel -The Pyx Chamber

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List of Photographs and illustrations
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. Self Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

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The Madonna of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci

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. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci 5 The Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci

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The Shroud ofTurin

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Woodcut of Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Mofay, his hands bound

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Knights Templar burned at the stake.

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Nicolas Flamel’s house in Paris, circa 1900

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Flamel’s house today

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The Priory of Sion’s official device

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First Sauniere parchment

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Second Sauniere parchment

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Statue of Berenger Sauniere at the Sauniere Museum

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The Magdala Tower

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Statue ofAsmodeus in the church at Rennes-le-Chateau

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. Les Bergers d’Arcadie by Nicolas Poussin

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. The church at Rennes-le-Chateau

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9. The Marie de Blanchefort tombstone from the graveyard at Rennes-le-Chateau, featuring the Priory’s “PS” symbol

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Medieval Fresco depicting the Donation of Constantine in the Church of Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome

21 . The Holy Grail Chalice in Valencia Cathedral
22. Pope John Paul II kissing the Chalice on November 8, 1982
23 . Opus Dei headquarters in New York

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Baphomet drawn by French occultist Eliphas Levi

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The Fibonacci Spiral

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The Tarot card of the Hanging Man, attributed to Jacquemin Gringonneur

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7. The Louvre

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La Pyramide Inversee at the Louvre

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9. L’Eglise de Saint-Sulpice

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The “Rose Line” (supposedly the original, ancient) Meridian running through l’Eglise de Saint-Sulpice

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1. Le Chateau de Villette

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2. Rosslyn Chapel

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3. The Apprentice pillar, Rosslyn Chapel

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The Temple Church in London

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5. Westminster Abbey