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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Divine intervention, Aringarosa had called it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Early religion was based on the divine order of Nature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nobody understood better than Da Vinci the divine structure of the human body.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In fact, he used to joke that I was half divine… you know, because of the letters in my name.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Physical union with the female remained the sole means through which man could become spiritually complete and ultimately achieve gnosis—knowledge of the divine.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Divine intervention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Divine intervention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gentlemen, not only does the face of Mona Lisa look androgynous, but her name is an anagram of the divine union of male and female.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Formally known as a pentagram—or pentacle, as the ancients called it—this symbol is considered both divine and magical by many cultures.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Men seeking spiritual wholeness came to the Temple to visit priestesses—or hierodules—with whom they made love and experienced the divine through physical union.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As part of the Vatican's campaign to eradicate pagan religions and convert the masses to Christianity, the Church launched a smear campaign against the pagan gods and goddesses, recasting their divine symbols as evil.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A child of Jesus would undermine the critical notion of Christ's divinity and therefore the Christian Church, which declared itself the sole vessel through which humanity could access the divine and gain entrance to the kingdom of heaven.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This pentacle is representative of the female half of all things—a concept religious historians call the 'sacred feminine' or the 'divine goddess.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The early Church feared that if the lineage were permitted to grow, the secret of Jesus and Magdalene would eventually surface and challenge the fundamental Catholic doctrine—that of a divine Messiah who did not consort with women or engage in sexual union.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Despite the visionary's genius, he was a flamboyant homosexual and worshipper of Nature's divine order, both of which placed him in a perpetual state of sin against God.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He touched the cryptex in his pocket as if he could somehow divine the answer from Saunière's crafted marble.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Divine Proportion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Divine Proportion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My friends, each of you is a walking tribute to the Divine Proportion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Early scientists heralded one-point-six-one-eight as the Divine Proportion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The mysterious magic inherent in the Divine Proportion was written at the beginning of time.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was more interested in the mathematics of it—the Divine Proportion, PHI, Fibonacci sequences, that sort of thing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'm a bio major and I've never seen this Divine Proportion in nature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Because if you draw a pentagram, the lines automatically divide themselves into segments according to the Divine Proportion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Priory of Sion, to this day, still worships Mary Magdalene as the Goddess, the Holy Grail, the Rose, and the Divine Mother.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yes, the ratios of line segments in a pentacle all equal PHI, making this symbol the ultimate expression of the Divine Proportion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Langdon began racing through slides now—spiraled pinecone petals, leaf arrangement on plant stalks, insect segmentation—all displaying astonishing obedience to the Divine Proportion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He pulled up another slide—a pale yellow parchment displaying Leonardo da Vinci's famous male nude—The Vitruvian Man—named for Marcus Vitruvius, the brilliant Roman architect who praised the Divine Proportion in his text De Architectura.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Man is simply playing by Nature's rules, and because art is man's attempt to imitate the beauty of the Creator's hand, you can imagine we might be seeing a lot of instances of the Divine Proportion in art this semester.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Over the next half hour, Langdon showed them slides of artwork by Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Da Vinci, and many others, demonstrating each artist's intentional and rigorous adherence to the Divine Proportion in the layout of his compositions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "As I mentioned," Teabing clarified, "the early Church needed to convince the world that the mortal prophet Jesus was a divine being.  (not reviewed by editor)

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