Dan Brown Pries Open Vatican Archives

Okay, so it's not like Robert Langdon cracked a code and found the secret passageway into the Vatican Archives...but it's interesting to note the indirect influence that may apply here. So go easy on me for the headline.

After centuries of being kept under lock and key, the Vatican has started opening its Secret Archives to outsiders in a bid to dispel the myths and mystique Angels and Demonscreated by works of fiction such as Dan Brown's Angels and Demons. The archives, until now jealously guarded from prying eyes, provide one of the key settings in Brown's thriller, in which Harvard "symbologist" Robert Langdon, played in the 2009 film by Tom Hanks, races against time to stop a secret religious order, the Illuminati, from destroying Vatican City. ...They have been open to carefully vetted academic researchers for more than 100 years, but in the last few months the Vatican has granted tours to select groups of journalists and members of the public, allowing a glimpse into one of its inner most sanctums.

Note though that the 'secret' archives remain off-limits; so hardly the Vatican's dirty laundry laid out for all to see. Full story here.


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SeanDraoi's picture
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27 May 2010
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Dan Brown & Masonic arcives.

I attended a weekend seminar of the Sauniere Society shortly after Dan,s book, angels and demons was released where many well known authors such as Henry Lincon ( Holy blood, holy grail) Lyn Pickett, etc were present.

Over a dozen writers in all were present for the evening session and there was a lively audience/ authors discussion, on Dan Brown's works, many of the latter had several books published on hidden history and most of the audience like myself had a life long interest on same.

The consensus arising from the discussion was that Dan Brown was not just turning these type of books and their subject matter at random, that they were part of a pattern, that he had privileged access to archived information and that the most likely source for this was some branch of American Free Masonry.

One of these prominent writers did say........ ''If a fore-coming book concentrates on exclusively on some aspect of Masonic Tradition then we will know the source, after that it is only to determine the agenda.!

Well, we have had the 'Lost Symbol' so the archive issue is answered by the criteria of the author referred to,.................. anyone out there any ideas on the agenda ?

" Those who would give up essencial Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety " ........( Benjamin Franklin)

LastLoup's picture
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The Vatican keeps trying to air out it's dirty laundry so we forget the other skeletons (or children) they have in the closet.

Also on another semi-off-topic point, I really didn't like the letter that Brown sent to the Scottish Rite. Even though it "apologizes" for essentially unintentionally making the Masons every conspiracy theorists whipping boy, I thought it too little too late. Even though only in recent years and with the help of Hollywood these theories have come into question, and even though Brown really doesn't think badly of the Masons, by putting the "thought" into peoples' minds he opened a big stinking can of worms that has only allowed those who thought the Masons to be Satanic or evil invoking to come out of their holes (their mother's basements, usually). I believe he has allowed a door to be opened or re-opened, however you see it, that sometimes lets individuals through who are looking for something to feed the demon of prejudice and hatred, which lives in their basements...or closets. I don't like seeing any group of people hated on for otherwise stupid unfounded reasons. Of course it's pointless to try to change someone's view on an individual group, even when it is only one individual which unleashes the worms.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................