Magdalene’s story has been shouted from the rooftops for centuries in all kinds of metaphors and languages.
That is, that the Grail story uses the chalice as a metaphor for something else, something far more powerful.
"I know, I thought perhaps you and I could…" Langdon apparently decided the unseemly metaphor had gone far enough.
That is to say, the legend uses the chalice as a metaphor for something far more important.
For the trained symbologist, watching an early Disney movie was like being barraged by an avalanche of allusion and metaphor.
When the Church outlawed speaking of the shunned Mary Magdalene, her story and importance had to be passed on through more discreet channels… channels that supported metaphor and symbolism.
Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible.
By teaching through a metaphorical game, the followers of the Grail disguised their message from the watchful eye of the Church.
The problems arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors.
Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday school.
…mythological knight named Parsifal who… …metaphorical Grail quest that arguably… …the London Philharmonic in 1855… Rebecca Pope’s opera anthology "Diva’s… …Wagner’s tomb in Bayreuth, Germany… "Wrong Pope," Langdon said, disappointed.
There are no more uses of "metaphor" in the book.
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He was speaking metaphorically when he referred to being mugged by reality.
It was falling so hard that it looked like white sparks (and this is a simile, too, not a metaphor).
Mark Haddon -- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time