Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XIII)

Bon Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XIII)

by Larry Fyffe

Bob Dylan write songs –  many of them burlesque bound.

Mary Magdalene talks with two angels in Christ’s tomb:

And they unto the her, "Woman, why weepest thou?"
She saith unto them, "Because they have taken away my Lord
And I know not where they have laid Him".
(John 20:13)

Christ Himself then appears in the tomb, and whispers to Mary that it’s off to America where the risen Jesus goes.

Mary apparently follows after Him; however, turns out that the New World is the New Babylon.

Further deciphering of the Dylavinci Code hidden in Bob Dylan song lyrics reveals that Jesus and Mary Magdalene spend some time in Virginia before they head back across the Atlantic Ocean for Europe, they having been chased down to Mexico by a dogmatic posse.

To hide their identities, Mary disguises herself as Pocahontas, a native American princess, and Jesus transfigures Himself into John Rolfe. John’s a tobacco exporter, and husband to Pocahontas. The English colony possessed some black slaves.

Some so-called Dylanologists claim that Rolfe is actually John the Baptist, but the Code, taken as a whole, shows that this is clearly not the case.

"Pocahontas" is described in the following poem:
Knowest what thou hast done, thou dark-haired child
What great events on thy compassion hung
(Lydia Sigourney: Pocahontas)

In the lyrics beneath, the singer/songwriter/time-traveller hauls on  the persona of Jesus:

I got a house on a hill, I got hogs out lying in the mud
Got a long-haired woman, she got royal Indian blood
(Bob Dylan: Summer Days)

There exists Christian lore that Mary Magdalene goes to Indian, but obviously confused therein is Virginia for the Asian subcontinent.

Though there are Dylanologists amongst us who believe there be no connections, Bob Dylan, in his burlesque of religions, puts on the duo-masks of Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ; of John Rolfe and Jimmy Reed, a black blues singer.

‘Official’ published lyrics notwithstanding:

'Cause thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory
Go tell it on the mountain, go tell the real story 
Tell it in that straightforward puritanical tone
In the mystic hours when a person's alone
Goodbye Jimmy Reed, Godspeed
Thump on the Bible, co-claim a creed
(Bob Dylan: Goodbye Jimmy Reed)


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