by Larry Fyffe
A list of the earlier articles in this series appears at the foot of this page.
Deciphered from the Dylavinci Code (uncovered in song lyrics) reveals that singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, shape-shifts into the form of Jesus; the risen Christ now with the sepulcher of Mary Magdalene, enclosed in the Great Sphinx of Egypt.
Dylan-as-Jesus has memories of Roman soldiers outside, of the two angels inside, and meeting Mary in the rock-covered tomb on Skull Hill near the walls of Jerusalem:
The palace of mirrors where dog soldiers are reflected The endless road, and the wailing of chimes The empty rooms where her memory is protected Where the angles' voices whisper to the souls of previous times (Bob Dylan: Changing Of The Guards)
The Egyptian tomb echoes with the voices of Israfel and Orpheus singing in a background choir:
It was many and many a year ago In a kingdom by the sea That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love, and be loved by me (Edgar Allan Poe: Annabel Lee)
The ‘undead’ mummified body of the beloved maiden of Jesus at first appears to be “beyond communication”, but Magdalene shows that she is still in love with Him; she envisions Christ as the golden-haired Sun-God Apollo.
The good shepherd grieves for what he has done, and Jesus lies down beside Mary in the coffin:
She wakes him up forty-eight hours later, the sun is breaking Near the broken chains, the mountain laurel, and rolling rocks She begs to know what measures he now will be taking He's pulling her down, and she's clutching on to his long golden locks (Bob Dylan: Changing Of The Guards)
The Code broken reveals that Christ is determined to make amends for the terrible sin He has committed by murdering the only one he ever loved because He supposed her a whore.
Alas, considering that’s He’s perfect’ Jesus still does not think Mary is good enough for her to be His bride:
All through the summers, into January I've been visiting morgues, and monasteries Looking for the necessary body parts Limbs and livers, and brains and hearts I'll bring someone back to life, it's what I wanna do I wanna create my own version of you (Bob Dylan: My Own Version Of You)
The revelations of the Dylavinci Code provide no happy ending – Mary Magdalene’s forgotten, sealed up in the walls of the Great Sphinx forever.
In the song lyrics below, Mary is called Claudette, about whom Dylan-as-Jesus says he “ain’t seen’er since January”:
Don't know what I can say about Claudette that wouldn't come back to haunt me Finally had to give her up 'bout the time she began to want me But I know God has mercy on them who are slandered and humiliated I'd a-done anything for that woman if she'd only made me feel obligated (Bob Dylan: The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code Part 1
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part II)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part III)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part IV)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part V)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part VI)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part VII)
- Bob Dylan And the Dylanvinci Code Part VIII
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part IX)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part X)
- Bob Dylan And The DylanvincI Code (Part XI)
- Bob Dylan and the The DylanvincI Code (Part XII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XIII)