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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Women, once celebrated as an essential half of spiritual enlightenment, had been banished from the temples of the world.
  • Even so, embarrassed officials at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery immediately banished the painting to a warehouse across the street.
  • Langdon quickly told her about works by Da Vinci, Botticelli, Poussin, Bernini, Mozart, and Victor Hugo that all whispered of the quest to restore the banished sacred feminine.
  • The sacred feminine… the chalice… the Rose… the banished Mary Magdalene… the decline of the goddess… the Holy Grail.
  • When Langdon had first seen The Little Mermaid, he had actually gasped aloud when he noticed that the painting in Ariel’s underwater home was none other than seventeenth-century artist Georges de la Tour’s The Penitent Magdalene—a famous homage to the banished Mary Magdalene—fitting decor considering the movie turned out to be a ninety-minute collage of blatant symbolic references to the lost sanctity of Isis, Eve, Pisces the fish goddess, and, repeatedly, Mary Magdalene.
  • Knights who claimed to be "searching for the chalice" were speaking in code as a way to protect themselves from a Church that had subjugated women, banished the Goddess, burned nonbelievers, and forbidden the pagan reverence for the sacred feminine."
  • After a moment of stunned silence, Rémy skulked out like a banished dog.

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  • He was banished from his own country.
  • I tried to banish the thought from my mind.

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