The Da Vinci Code – Chapter 2

by MJSmith

Chapter Two – Chokmah and Binah reverses Sophie

     Before Dan Brown begins his book’s story he has a FACT page.  He mentions three things, the Priory of Sion (Zion), the Opus Dei, and that all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in his novel are accurate.
     Today it is a well-known FACT that the Priory of Sion was all made up by three conmen who wanted to make a false claim and gain power to gain control of the French government.  Dan Brown either knew that this Priory of Sion was not real, or else the serpent of Eden tricked him into taking a bite of the forbidden fruit of error (as other authors have also been fooled).  This being said, I see his novel as a mixture of fact and fiction.  This mixing of good and evil (Truth and error) is a trick of the serpent.  It is serpent “wisdom” known as Sophie.  Was Dan Brown actually making it clear that the name of his female lead was the serpent’s wisdom or was he unaware of what he was doing?  I cannot answer this question, as I do not know the man.  I mention it so that we can understand that there are two types of wisdom – or the two trees mentioned in Genesis as the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life.  There is serpent wisdom (the tree of knowledge of good and evil) and there is Mind wisdom (the tree of life).
     I go now to the Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary to explain Sophie.  Sophism means “an argument apparently correct in form but actually invalid; esp.: such an argument used to deceive;  sophistry”.
     Sophist means “[expert, wise man, fr. sophizesthai to become wise, deceive, fr. sophos clever, wise]  1 cap:  one of a class of ancient Greek teachers of rhetoric, philosophy, and the art of successful living prominent about the middle of the 5th century b.c. for their adroit subtle and allegedly often specious reasoning  2 :  philosopher, thinker  3: a captious or fallacious reasoner”.
     Sophistic means “1:  of or relating to sophists, sophistry, or the ancient Sophists  2:  plausible but fallacious – sophistically”.
     Sophisticate means “1:  to alter deceptively; esp :  adulterate  2: to deprive of genuineness, naturalness, or simplicity; esp :  to deprive of naiveté and make worldly-wise:  disillusion  3:  to make complicated or complex”.
     Sophisticated means “1:  not in a natural, pure, or original state:  adulterated  2:  deprived of native or original simplicity:  as  a:  highly complicated or developed:  complex  :  b :  worldly-wise, knowing  3 : devoid of grossness: as  a: finely experienced and aware  b: intellectually appealing”.
     Sophistry means “1:  deceptively subtle reasoning or argumentation  2:  sophism”.
     Sophy means “knowledge:  wisdom:  science”.
     From all of these definitions, from Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, it is easy to see that the type of wisdom that Sophie represents is the serpent’s wisdom, the serpent from within the Garden of Eden that is found coiled around[1] the tree of knowledge of good (Spirit) and evil (matter) mixed into the material body (Eden) of Adam (a dam, an obstruction).  The science mentioned in the definition of “sophy” must be physical science, and not the Science of God that the tree of life represents.
     On March 16, 2009, Ewan McGregor was on Entertainment Tonight for the upcoming movie Angels and Demons.  This movie was released on May 16, 2009, and it is based upon Dan Brown’s earlier novel.  Ewan McGregor’s character is that of a Roman Catholic priest.  The script’s message was basically about how religion and science do not work together very well.  This is true; religion and physical science have a hard time making ends meet.  However, what the world needs to wake up to and be aware of is that God is Science.  Science is actually the understanding of God, man, and the universe!  Science is totally spiritual and has nothing to do with the physical or material world.  Mary Baker Eddy said it best by the title she gave to her chapter “Science, Theology, Medicine.”  This title says that Science, God’s own understanding of Him-Herself is the perfect Theology.  Science is God’s true Theology, for it is about God as Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love operating as the Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science itself with its four levels of consciousness – with Science (Being Principle), divine Science (heaven or harmonious being), absolute Christian Science (in the absolute-subjective), and Christian Science (in the relative-objective).  And this spiritual understanding of God (Theology) is the only Medicine that we need.  All the material medicine in the world cannot do a thing to help heal an ailment on a permanent basis.  But God’s Medicine, which is spiritual understanding, heals completely and totally!
     It is the wisdom of the sophisticated serpent that aims to deceive mankind from one generation to another generation, or from Genesis to Revelation (as it grows from a serpent small enough to wrap itself around the tree trunk [or Adam’s spinal column] into a red [Adam is made from the red clay] drag-on of ecclesiastical despotism [government other than God-Principle]).
     I am not saying that Dan Brown’s character, Sophie, is evil or bad, but I am making it clear that what her name’s definition comes down to is the serpent’s wisdom based upon material sense, or the nervous system that is coiled around the spinal column.  And why would she not be the serpent’s wisdom when she is the belief of material procreation of the spiritual idea via human sex, sex, sex?  This wisdom is called the five senses.  These five senses counterfeit the Word cycle of the Window of the Open Book.
     Spiritual sense is based upon the awareness of God, of good, of what God is and how man relates to God as God’s idea, or as Principle’s ideal.  This is the CRUX (cross) of Genesis!  This is the difference between the first creation and the second creation found at the beginning of Genesis.
     Where the serpent has succeeded is in his MIXING of the two creation accounts (or stories) and turning them into one creation!  How many Christians believe that there is only one creation story in Genesis?  The majority.  Today it is mostly the Christian Scientist that makes a distinction between the two creation stories.
     The real, true creation is found in Genesis 1-2:3, while the second creation story, which is an allegory, begins at Genesis 2:6.  Genesis 2:4-5 is a bridge between the two accounts.  The first account is about the creation, or the revelation of idea (or ideas).  The allegory account of creation is based upon illusion or misdirection.
     An allegory is a “story or a description in which the characters, places, and objects have both a literal and a symbolic meaning and the emphasis is on the moral truth which lies beneath the events of the story.”[2]  Mary Baker Eddy tells us that the story of Adam is an allegory; she does not say that Adam never existed, but that the story has a literal and a symbolic meaning.  More important than this even, is that it must have a moral truth that lies beneath the events of the story of Adam!  But because Adam falls asleep (and never awakens) we must understand that the Adam account is based upon animal magnetism, or the creation of illusion.
     A possible literal account of the allegory – as of late, there has been the idea that aliens from space are the angels spoken of in the Bible.  I do not know that this is true, but what if it is?  And what if the creator of Adam was not the Elohim-Shaddai of Genesis 1-2:3, but that he was an alien by the name of Lord God Jehovah?  To me, this idea would help us to understand what the allegory account is about.  Again, I do not know that this is so, but it is a thought that came to me, and I must put it forward so that you can think about it.  If this were true, then, who would Elohim-Shaddai be?  I feel that He-She would have to be the one true God that actually did create the universe.  Perhaps the Lord God Jehovah was actually a man from another planet that knew a lot of physics and knew how to make clones?  This would explain how he walked in the garden (in body form).
     After writing this, however, I came to see how the two creation stories relate to the two spiritual translations found on pages 115 and 116 of Science and Health.  The First Spiritual Translation is for Genesis 1-2:3 while the Second Spiritual Translation is for Genesis 2:6 onward throughout the Adam allegory.
     Dan Brown’s book mentions sex and secret sex rituals.  He tries to convince us, or perhaps himself, that sex is a natural experience for man.  He is also of the belief that sex is a spiritual thing.  He writes that the pagans practiced these rituals and believed that sex was a very natural part of life.  This is probably true, and I do not debate this, however, what makes Dan Brown think that the pagan sex rituals were of a spiritual origin, little loan sanctioned by Elohim-Shaddai?  What makes him cast out Jesus’ own words written in the Bible?  Brown says that the Roman Catholic Church put in all the sex taboo stuff into the Bible.  His viewpoint, or opinion, does not make sense and I will tell you why?
     Since I was a child I have always heard that the Catholics believe in sexual procreation because they believe that God wants them to have children!  Even the Mormons believe that they should procreate and have as many children as possible!  The Mormons say that when a woman goes to heaven she is eternally pregnant.  As a woman I can tell you that this is not my idea of heaven, unless being eternally pregnant means that you are constantly conceiving (in a totally mental way) God’s thoughts!
     Now, I admit I know little about the Roman Catholic religion.  Perhaps they do teach abstinence to those who wish to be part of the clergy, but this is a very small minority of the congregation.  And if they do teach abstinence, they do not explain to their followers how to overcome the sex drive!  Why?  Because the Roman Catholics believe that sex is reality instead of illusion.  The Roman Catholic Church does not understand the Science of Being.  So, I am confused as to why the Roman Catholic Church would have decided that sex was a sin when they encourage the congregation to go forth and multiply?  Unless it was just to make the congregation feel like eternal sinners in need of gaining salvation via their priests?  Perhaps the Church has just taught that it is wrong to have sex for other reasons than procreation?  If this is so, then the Church is saying that sex is good and evil (fruitage from the tree of knowledge).  In the first chapter of Genesis God says to man to go forth and multiply and replenish the earth.  Most Christians take this to mean that God has placed his stamp of approval upon sex!  I do not believe that this is the case.  I feel that the material organized churches have misinterpreted this Bible verse to serve their movements!  Why?  Well, as Mary Baker Eddy puts it, God created all there is, and God is the only creator there is, so why would God change His-Her method of creation?  Why would God have a man and woman copulate in order to create children?  Why would God stop creating and put the creation process into the hands of the creation?  To me this would create madness and error!
     If you really do understand the story about Adam and Eve, you have no option but to believe or accept that sex is a sin because it has many minds creating many more minds.  And this breaks God’s Commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods [minds] before me [divine Mind, the only Mind].”  Sex is sinful because it is used in order that men may create godlike images of men without the aid of God.  Not that that is how God creates anything, through sex, because God creates all things mentally and spiritually.  Original sin is the belief that we have become severed or separated from God, via, or through, sexual activity.
     Again, for those who have studied Genesis, they know that the Adam allegory mentions three types of sex.  The first sex is where Adam is created out of the material elements of fire (lightning bolt of electricity), earth (red sandstone mixed with water makes red clay), water (mist), air (breath), and minerals (salt, carbon, etc.).
     The second sex is cloning, where the rib of Adam is used (after surgery, also electricity) to create the “woman”.  Do you accept that Adam was placed into a deep sleep (mesmeric hypnotic trance) and he NEVER WOKE UP?  Or do you say, “Well, of course he woke up, the Bible just does not mention it because it did not have room for everything!”  But this is not so, if the Bible did not mention him waking up then he never woke up!  And did you ever think that the term “fallen man” means that the man fell asleep?  So WAKE UP and realize what the Adam illusion (dream) is really all about.
     What did the rib symbolize?  It was a symbol of Adam’s divinity, or his own womanhood, his “sacred feminine.”  The rib was Adam’s “ark” of the covenant with his God.  So, this tells me that this Lord God Jehovah is not really the God of Genesis 1-2:3, but a tribal god, the belief that God lives or is found within matter.
     The third sex is the egg, where Adam and Eve joined with each other (another instance of electricity [vibration]) to create children.  The first son was of The First Degree.  His name was Cain.  This first son represented depravity.  The second son was of The Second Degree.  His name was Abel.  This second son represented evil beliefs disappearing.  The third son was of The Third Degree.  His name was Seth.  This third son represented spiritual understanding.  And it is through the lineage of this third son that the generations of Adam are recorded, they spiritually evolve via the Christ link and the woman’s God-crowned mission onward toward Jesus Christ.  In other words, it is not really via blood, sperm, egg, etc., that the Christ link is born of.  No, the Christ is brought forth via spiritual understanding!
     What these three sexes translate out to be as sex, sex, sex is six, six, six.  This six, six, six is what is known as the devil’s number.  It is a counterfeit of the Sixth Day of Truth where man is created in the image and likeness of God, as idea.
     I hear you saying, “Ah, but Jesus gave his stamp of approval upon marriage!  So why is having sex a sin?”
     Yes, Jesus did say that a man and woman could marry in the human realm, but he also said that a man and woman NEVER marry in heaven.  Why is this?  It is because we must be married to God in heaven, and it is because we find that we are the compound idea in heaven, we are both male and female, just as God is both Father and Mother.  But Jesus did make it clear that it was better for women if they did not have physical births, or babies.  His words are clear for all those who really read the Bible.
     So, with Jesus having this understanding about human procreation, why would he have thought it was his duty (as a good Jew, or a good son even) to have a lineage to follow him through time, or through the Age of Adam?  Jesus understood that Life was not of the material, that it was totally and completely spiritual.  If he had not had this understanding his resurrection would never have taken place.  Jesus understood that God did not need a mortal man and mortal woman to do His-Her creating.  So, since Jesus knew this why would he procreate with Mary Magdalene?  Would not he be a hypocrite if he did procreate with Mary?
     Jesus knew that the Second Coming of Christ would come, but it would not have to be through a royal bloodline.  Christ Jesus knew, however, that the Second Coming of Christ had to take place via the mental Christ link!  And he prophesied, as did Jeremiah, that the Second Coming would be a woman, for “a woman shall compass a man.”
     How many people who read the story of Adam even think about the following fact?  The woman is not given a name (identified by the mortal concept of Adam) until after the Lord God curses the serpent and Adam?  Thus, when the Lord speaks to the woman, it is not to Eve, it is to the woman God-crowned consciousness.  The Lord tells the woman that her leading head (husband) is the Christ, not Adam.  It is the Christ that she must submit to, not to the Adam man!  But your churches have misinterpreted this verse in chapter 3 for over a thousand years now.  I hope that the women reading this think about what I have written!  Think about what the churches have been telling women for over a thousand years now, and what I have just told you.  What tremendous freedom you have if you accept what I have told you!
     Are you also aware that the curse dished out to the serpent and Adam is the same exact curse?  Do not be fooled by the words of dust and ground; both words mean the same thing – they both symbolize nothingness!
     The woman is not cursed, but blessed.  It only seems as if it was a curse by the unillumined mortal mind!
     It is very interesting what Mary Baker Eddy writes in “a little book” about the Lord God Jehovah (the belief that God is found in matter), the serpent, and Adam.  In fact, she makes it very clear that the three of them are self-made.

     White light is a mixture of the three primary colors of light:  green, red, and blue.  Fragmented light shows the spectrum of light, the rainbow of colors.  A television picture seems to be all colors, however, it is really only the three primary colors of light,[3] because thousands of pixels of light provide the differing colors we perceive.  Our eyes mix the three colors.  The three primary colors of light are called the additive primary colors.
     A color ink printer uses the same dot (matrix) method, but it uses yellow, magenta, and cyan ink.  The three primary ink colors together, however, make black.  “The additive primary colors deal with colors that are added together to produce an illusion of a different color.  Illusions of color can also be produced by subtracting certain colors from visible light by means of pigments.  Magenta pigment absorbs green light, yellow pigment absorbs blue light, and cyan pigment absorbs red light.  When magenta, cyan, and yellow pigments are mixed together, no color at all is reflected, and the result is a pigment that appears black.”[4]  These are called subtractive primary colors.

Tree of Life

     With the Kabalah Tree of Life, Kether, the Crown, is white, so I feel it represents the spectrum of light, with the three additive primary colors, while Binah, Understanding, represents the tones and values of pigment, with the three subtractive primary colors.  Thus, Kether is the divine (light, of the First Scientific Translation), while Binah is the human (pigment[5]) Understanding (of the Second Scientific Translation of The Third Degree), and Chokmah (Wisdom) is the silver, or gray, with the human (reflection of the divine) and divine (light) coincidence.  Silver is always used to reflect light, in mirrors, audio-visual bulbs, on photographic film, etc.  I could also state that the subtractive primary colors would reside on the Side of Life and the additive primary colors would reside on the Side of Light.
     Chokmah, the second sphere (Sephiroth) of the Tree of Life, is the head sphere for the Pillar of Mercy.  This Chokmah Wisdom must be spiritual Wisdom, or divine Mind being reflected by the Christ-man.  Chokmah represents man being face to face with God (reflection).  All four of the Tarot number two cards relate to this sphere.[6]  Each card displays some sort of reflection.
     Chokmah is Mind as Mind and the Word as the Word.  It is Genesis 1:3 – “And God said, Let there be light:  and there was light.”
     “Immortal and divine Mind presents the idea of God:  first, in light;[7] second, in reflection;[8] third, in spiritual and immortal forms of beauty and goodness.[9]  But this Mind creates no element nor symbol of discord and decay.  God creates neither erring thought, mortal life, mutable truth, nor variable love.”[10]
     The third sphere, or Sephiroth (angel), of the Tree of Life is Binah – Understanding.  Binah is the spiritual Understanding of divine Mind.  It recognizes man as idea not as matter (illusion).  Binah is the head of the Pillar of Severity.  It represents the feminine, the Great Mother, which is God Herself (symbolized by the Black Madonna).  All four of the Tarot number three cards are related to Binah in its own understanding of itself, Chokmah, and Kether as a Holy Trinity.
     Binah is Spirit as Mind and the Word as the Word.  It is Genesis 1:6 – “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”
     “Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament.  The divine Mind, not matter, creates identities, and they are forms of Mind, never as mindless matter nor the so-called material senses.”[11]
     This makes it plain that God does not create man via sexual intercourse.
     “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end[time], to him will I give power over the [thirteen] nations:
     “And I will give him the morning star [Venus – the woman God-crowned]. – Christ Jesus”

     The path that leads from Chokmah to Binah is the 14th Path – Daleth.  Daleth is the Path appointed to THE EMPRESS (#3) CARD of the Tarot.  And THE EMPRESS is the woman God-crowned of Revelation.  THE EMPRESS is also Venus, the Morning Star (the woman God-crowned).  THE HIGH PRIESTESS (#2 Card for Path 13 – Gimel) is the Evening Star (the angel with a little book).  The book (a scroll) depicted on the card is the Tora(h) because Golden Dawn did not recognize the place of Science and Health.

From Christ and Christmas (colorized by me; notice the scroll)

     This path of Daleth is Spirit as Spirit and the Word as the Word.  It is Genesis 1:7 – “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament:  and it was so.”
     “Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth.  The Psalmist saith:  ‘The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.’  Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good.  Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal.  Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, – Life [Binah], Truth [Kether], and Love [Chokmah], – and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.
     “This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.  God’s ideas reflect the immortal, unerring, and infinite.  The mortal, erring, and finite are human beliefs, which apportion to themselves a task impossible for them, that of distinguishing between the false and the true.  Objects utterly unlike the original do not reflect that original.  Therefore matter, not being the reflection of Spirit, has no real entity.  Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which separates Christian Science from supposition and makes Truth final.”[12]
     The understanding of the serpent Sophie is “supposition” and the “result of scholarly attainments [via intellectualism]” while Chokmah-Binah is “a quality which…makes Truth [Christian Science] final.”
     In The Da Vinci Code Sophie is an Agent.  One definition of agent is “drive.”  Every time I see the word “drive” I think of the divine calculus as the director, the agent of God.  So when I translate the main female character of The Da Vinci Code back to God I feel that she is translated back to the correct type of wisdom, that of Chokmah.  Agent Sophie Neveu (Nephew[13]) is the lineal descendant of Christ-Wisdom, or Mind-Science.  Interestingly, nephew is rooted to the Greek nephos cloud.  Christ Jesus said that when the Christ would come again it would be in the same way that he ascended, upon a cloud.  In the Bible divine messengers are often depicted as ascending or descending upon a cloud.  Remember also, the angel of Revelation 10 is “clothed with a cloud” so she (Michael) is a divine messenger from God, an angel!  And what is even more significant is that the second coming of Christ, as Jesus pointed out when he ascended, would come in a like manner (upon a cloud, or clothed with a cloud)!  This being said, could The Da Vinci Code be the Archer Cloud prophecy being fulfilled in the Seventh Day of Love, as the third coming of Christ?

Angel Rev. 10 Win

[1] The coiling around of the copper headed serpent represents electrical current.

[2] Themes in Literature (Teacher’s Guide); published by A Beka Book; p. 130

[3] Since writing this I have seen Mr. Sulu advertising a new television with additional yellow light.  “Oh, my!”

[4] Science of the Physical Creation in Christian Perspective; A Beka Book; p. 357

[5] “pigment:  a coloring matter in animals and plants esp. in a cell or tissue;  also:  any of various related colorless substances.”  (Webster’s Collegiate New Dictionary)

[6] Card #2 of the Major Arcana is THE HIGH PRIESTESS CARD (LOVE is the HIGH PRIESTESS).  It is assigned the main path of the center column leading from Kether (Crown) to Tiphareth (Beauty).  This card represents the woman God-crowned.

[7] This represents the first sphere called Kether (the Crown) – Mind.  It is white light, All-in-all.

[8] This represents the second sphere called Chokmah (Wisdom) – Spirit.  It is gray or silver in color; the reflection of all.

[9] This represents the third sphere called Binah (Understanding) – Soul.  It is black, that which includes all.

[10] Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; by Mary Baker Eddy; p. 503:20

[11] Ibid; p. 505:7

[12] Ibid; p. 505:16-506:7

[13] The French word for “new” is spelled nouveau, so perhaps Dan Brown was also saying that Sophie was the new-man, the original man of God?