Bob  Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part VI)

 

by Larry Fyffe

According to the Dylavinci Code uncovered in Bob Dylan’s song lyrics, it’s noted that Jesus, after His ‘crucifixion’ in the Holy Land, sails across the Atlantic to what’s later known as the ‘New World’.

Christ travels with His ‘companion’ Mary Magdalene, though  whether the Christian Saviour be technically alive or dead

Is a point of contention.

Fragmented song lyrics, pulled from the Holy Grail stored at the Archives Department of the Untold Dylan Headquarters, read like this when put back together:

They got Jesus Christ trapped
Out there in Romans Five
Judge says to the High Priest
'I want Him dead or alive
Either one, I don't care"
(High Water Everywhere)

Clues are scattered about, embedded in present-day song lyrics as well, lyrics that at first glance appear to have nothing to do with the history of Jesus.

Before Jesus and Mary head off to what is now Mexico, the two love birds have plans to marry, and settle down in what is now the American State inhabited by lots of Christian-like  ‘Mormons’  – so expresses the Dylanesque clue beneath:

Build me a cabin in Utah
Marry me a wife, catch rainbow trout
Have a bunch of kids who call me "Pa"
That's what it must be all about
(Sign On The Window)

What’s very clear, however, according to the Dylavinci Code, is that Jesus and Mary instead gallop off on horses to Mexico, pursued by a posse that’s been organized by the established Church.

The narrator in the following lyrics  – obviously, Jesus:

Sold my guitar to the baker's son
For a few crumbs, and a place to hide
But I can get another one
And I'll play for Magdalena as we ride
(Romance In Durango)

Another clue dropped in the lyrics below cheekily references the dualistic gnostic metaphoric dark/left, and light/right aspects of the material/spiritual Universe that Mary Magdalene has the task of carrying.

‘Louise’ (Lou) means ‘female warrior’ while ‘Pearl’ harks back to the standard labelling of Queen Maggie as a former whore “with her fog, her amphetamine, and her pearls”.

The Dylavinci Code clearly places the departed-double Mary as the inhabitant of the right side of the mythological Plutonian underworld where the souls of heroic warriors get to go:

Hello Mary Lou
Hello Miss Pearl
My fleet-footed guides from the underworld 
(False Prophet)

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