What is the Holy Grail?: Behind the Da Vinci Code

July 17, 2006

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Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is basically the story of the search for the Holy Grail. The book's theme is that the Holy Grail is not what people think it is. What is it, then? Is it the 'sacred feminine,' or Mary Magdalene - the vessel of Jesus's child, as Brown suggests? Is it the sacred cup with which Joseph of Arimathea collected the holy blood of Jesus? Is it a reward for knightly accomplishment in the age of chivalry? Or, is it a sense of happiness, wholeness, and wisdom? Join Leonard Biallas as he takes audiences on a mystical and historical tour in search of the Holy Grail.

 

Recorded Monday, July 17, 2006 at Westmont Public Library.