Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XXIII)


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

There be a thematic consistency uncovered in the Dyavinci Code.

Humans become mortal after divorcing themselves from the Universe, symbolized by “God”

It be they, not the world, that come to an end.

Every earthly creature ages and dies.

A reality denied by believing in a human ‘afterlife’.

With death in the offering, witnessing the recurrence of progress on earth followed by decline puts any thoughts of heaven out of range.

Summed up in the following song lyrics:

I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed
(Bob Dylan: Things Have Changed)

Obverse to the Romantic American Dream:

Home, home, on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play

(Gene Autry: Home, Home On The Range ~ Higley,

Now that He’s entombed Mary behind the walls of the Sphinx in Egypt, Dylan as Jesus remembers the biblical story about baby Moses being hidden in the bullrushes.

Speaking through the singer/songwriter, Christ opts to escape with His daughter, and to hide her away from the wrath caused by His disturbing the “Great Chain of Being”, the law that rules the Universe:

Time passes slowly up here in the mountains ....
Once I had a sweetheart, she was fine and good looking
We sat in the kitchen while her mama was cooking
Staring out the window to the stars high above
Time passes slow when you're searching for love
(Bob Dylan: Time Passes Slowly)

Mortal Eucharis of Magdala is supposed to be Mary’s mother, although, as discerned from the Code, both Jesus and love-interest Mary Magdalene are on the horizon line.

Oddly neither alive nor dead. Jesus and Mary are both floating about, hither and thither, on Swedenborg’s gnostic planes.

Sherlock Holmes deduces from Bob’s song lyrics, including those discovered in the Holy Grail, that Christ, with His child Sophia, settle down in overseas Utah – three’s a crowd.

Now perceiving that  Mary has  ‘assassin eyes’, Jesus has an earlier dream about tying the knot; thereby securing a rope around His neck:

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
(Bob Dylan: Sign On The Window)

‘Signs’ concerning the untold life of Jesus are left hidden to be discovered in the song lyrics of Bob Dylan.

Jesus expects to get into trouble big time with secular and  religious authorities for his fooling around with the Lilith-like, demon-filled, baby-killer Mary Magdalene:

I'm well dressed, waiting on the last train
Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any time now, I'm expecting all hell to break loose
(Bob Dylan: Things Have Changed)


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


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