Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XXII)

Links to all the cover versions used in this series are given at the end of  the article, as well as links to all the previous articles themselves.

By Larry Fyffe

Papers uncovered in the Untold Archives Department show that Jesus (through the transfigured singer/songwriter Bob Dylan) reveals (to Dr. Sigmund Freud) a feeling of resentment towards mother Mary for forcing the “Son of God” to take part in a traditional Jewish  pseudo-marriage ceremony with His promiscuous step-sister Mary Magdalene (Mag’s the illicit daughter of Cyrus of Magdala and the supposed “Saint” – Mary, the Mother of Jesus).

The two kids are told by family members to imagine that they are in an overseas paradise.

Encoded in the following song:

Twelve years old, and they put me in a suit
Forced me to marry a prostitute
There were gold fringes on her wedding dress
(Bob Dylan: Key West)

Further indicated is that when grown up, Dylan as Jesus has a change of heart – encrypted  in the song lyrics quoted beneath:

Beyond the horizon, the night winds blow
The theme of the melody, from many moons ago
The bells of St. Mary, how sweetly they chim
Beyond the horizon, I found you just in time
(Bob Dylan: Beyond the Horizon ~ Dylan, et. al.)

The song lyrics  below, rhyme ~ ‘disire’/’fire’; while floating around in Gnostic Space-Time, the singer/songwriter touches base with preRomantic poet William Blake:

I'm touched with desire
What don't I do
Through the flame and through the fire
I'll build my world around you
(Bob Dylan: Beyond The Horizon ~ Dylan et. al.)

Constructs a world of song lyrics around the poetic lines below:

Bring me my bow of burning gold
Bring me my arrows of desire
Bring me my spear; O clouds unfold
Bring me my chariots of fire
(William Blake: Jerusalem)

Again speaking as Christ, the narrator in the song below  rhymes ~ ‘cold’/’unfold’; rather than ~ ‘gold’/’unfold’.

Jesus excuses his own odd behaviour by pointing out that He can’t help it since He’s compelled to follow the Divine Plan of His Almighty Father:

God knows it's terrifying
God sees it all unfold
There's a million reasons for you to be crying
You've been so bold and so cold
(Bob Dylan: God Knows)

Nevertheless, the transfigured Jesus fears, with good reason, that the Commander-in-Chief’s about to order that his daughter, given birth to by the now-entombed Mary Sophia Magdaline, be sacrificed in order to prove His loyalty.

Not to mention that He’s been told that her death will save all humankind from their sins.  What’s a poor boy to do?!

Well I'm the enemy of treason
An enemy of strife
I'm the enemy of the unlived meaningless life
I ain't no false prophet
I just know what I know
I go where only the lonely kind go
(Bob Dylan: False Prophet)

Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of “The Dylavinci Code.”


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