I, of course, like all of you, read The Da Vinci Code and felt its truth. Lots of fiction is totally true, like Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – a channelled book if I ever read one! The DaVinci Code may not have been channelled – I’ve never heard Dan Brown complain about the direction it took, or not liking parts of it, which is for me one of the hallmarks of a book that Spirit took over and ran with.
But the DaVinci Code is true in an internal sense, and makes women feel ‘Aaahhhh, there it is’, nonetheless.
I was disappointed in the reviews, but knew I was going to see it anyway, so grandson Patrick and I went off to the movies the day before my birthday. About a third of the way through, I leaned over to him and said ‘This is a Good Movie!’ I was surprised, because somehow I had internalized those bad reviews. As I watched the story unfold, I realized that the reviewers just didn’t get it, never understood the story.
For me, the movie works on the action adventure / mystery level as a fine film. And on the mythological level, it allows you to check out the evidence and observe the characters’ reaction to it, while you make up your own mind.
The complaint about no love story chemistry between Tom Hanks and his costar just doesn’t work for me. They are being pursued by killers and the police, racing across Europe in perhaps a bit over a day. If they had gotten passionate with each other, I would not have believed it. That’s old paradigm thinking at work – those reviewers need to Just Get Over It!
So go see The DaVinci Code, have a great time, and feel better about being female in a world that is shifting back to the pre-patriarchal wisdom time.