Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

I guess many people heard about the Star of David for the first time in The Da Vinci Code, a novel written by American author Dan Brown, published in 2003 . Many more saw it in a different light after reading Brown's explanation of the Star of David as the blade and the chalice ... the perfect union of male and female ... Solomon's Seal ... representing the male and female deities.

            (Bantam p.446, ISBN 0385504209).

The book was sold in more than 40 million copies and has been translated into 44 languages.

 Most visitors to Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh Scotland are readers of this novel. 

They read that beneath the Chapel there is a “massive subterranean chamber”, with a Star of David engraved on its floor, and they have difficulties accepting the fact that this floor is covered by a red covering with no trace of their desired symbol.

It seems that fiction is stronger than reality…



S. Naima said...

I thought the Star of David was supposed to be a symbol of protection: up, down, left, right, sideways...

zeevveez said...

The HOLY GRAIL 'neath ancient Roslin waits. The blade and chalice guarding o'er HER gates.."

The chalice is also the name of the corolla, the leaves of the flower, and since there are many ancient mosaics of Stars of David with Lilium Candidum inside their hexagon - maybe the intent of the artists who made these mosaics was to say: God, save the lily! Or, "the lily is the holy grail".