Angels and Demons
The First Symbologist Novel
In his novel, Angels and Demons, Dan Brown shows much evidence of external
inspiration. The concept of the book is very neat and the settings around
Rome fit together so well. The plot moves cleverly from the home of the
Harvard symbologist – what a terrible Americanism that is! – to CERN, to
Rome, and thence on a finely woven trail from St. Peter’s back to St.
Robert Langdon finds a crucial key in the Vatican library, a hypothetical
work by Galileo which Brown calls Diagramma della Verità
– Diagram of
Truth. It involves the meaning of a code, DIII, which can be seen as Roman
numerals for 503, or Galileo’s third work, D3 – DIII. DI was Dialogue
Between the Two World Systems which he really did write in 1632, and DII
which Langdon explains was a little-known Discorsi on planets and tides.
The only extant copy of DIII is said to survive in the Vatican Library.
And in due course, the heroes find it as a pouch of papyrus sheets.
Amongst the leaves is one annotated sheet with the clue written in the
margin on all four sides of the printed text.
Again, there is another astonishing link here.
Jenny and I were brought together only by papyrus sheets.
day in Bournemouth, a friend came across an advertisement for
Jenny's business, Nile Egyptian Papyrus in a
magazine called Prediction. It was significant in also being a
special Silver Jubilee anniversary issue of that magazine. We had
visited Bournemouth primarily to go to the Russell Coates Art
Gallery to see a large Victorian painting linking Egypt and
Christianity. It was Edwin Long's The Two Holy Mothers.
And iy was through that advert that I came to meet Jenny on 18th
Is it really just chance that prophecy and
prediction have been such important elements in our work for most of
the two decades since we met? Or is it what some call
destiny, others the Hand of God? Either description is
indicative of overall design. It is certainly not chance.
In the Vatican Library, Vittoria and Langdon talk of the Lingua Pura. Is this mathematics, the
language common to so much of science, from astronomy to engineering? Or
is it English, they wonder when they find the English rhyme ascribed to
Milton written around the borders of Gallileo's manuscript. Milton’s Paradise Lost was illustrated,
inter alia, by John Martin and both
men were certainly inspired by God. What is more, English is very much the
language of the modern hieroglyphics, the Lingua Pura of today, the signs
through which God communicates His Truth. After all, English is the
nearest thing there is to a world language, being a common language for
international conferences as well as the universal language
of aviation. It is neither chance nor fraud that Mary Magdalen and Ankhsoun-pa-Aten have been sent to tell
their stories in English. Is it perhaps a genuine example of angels
being sent to speak in tongues. Or is it the case that English is a
language their spirits have learned. For a discourse into why this may be
the case, see the
Mary Daughter of
Ankhsoun, Daughter of Ra .
So often the homophones in the symbolism and the Alpha
and Omega Codes
only make sense in English. They are not capable of translation. The power
of the hymns is in the English words. As we were shown so strongly in
our Te Deum experience on 10-11-02, there is so much ‘lost in
translation’. Incidentally, note 10-11 for its significance in
of an Outer Mind.
And so in the novel Angels and Demons the cryptic verse from
Diagramma della Verità leads the pair on their hectic tour of Rome.
There is a close parallel to their tour of Rome in the Alpha and Omega
Codes. Deo volente, this will be put up as angelsordemons, another
subdomain on Lux Aeterna Publishing. I published
www.devincicode.lux-aeterna.co.nz on 1st March
2005. That site compares the parallels between The Da Vinci Code and the
Alpha and Omega Codes. The idea came to me to compare the two Codes on an
obelisk. I had a vision early in February 2005. The details of all this
powerful evidence for destiny will be found in our book Angels or Demons,
with much more about psychic communication.
I did not begin to read Angels and Demons until 13th March 2005. Even
then, I only started to read it because I woke early and could not get
back to sleep. I suddenly got an image of the book and where I would find
my copy in Hut 3. In time, I discovered that the cross-connecting thread
which Vittoria and Langdon follow across the Eternal City is in large
measure defined by obelisks. And I had already used an obelisk as the
symbol for the Sentinel of Eternity with this link to the real City of
God. HYMN – City of God – A brief mention re Akhetaten and link to A’s
Dan Brown’s inspired clue, DIII, is tied to another example of his
unrealised, and most certainly unacknowledged, external guidance. For he
uses the further example of DCII to convey the idea of codes and their
meanings. Langdon sees DCII, the name on a boat at a friend’s wedding, as
602. “So what’s with 602?” asks Langdon of a friend – blank look from
friend re reference to Roman numerals. “No – Dick & Connie II.” “What
happened to Dick & Connie I? “Sank yesterday,” was the reply….. The date
of the revelation to Langdon in the book is 16th August. But 16th August
is day 228 of the year, except in a leap year, when it is day 229. In the
Alpha and Omega Codes, 228 means Revelation and 229 is the Code for the
End of the World. In fact, the exact words on page 228 (NB) of Angels and
Demons are ‘For an instant Langdon relived his moment of unexpected
revelation : August 16.’
That second level of coincidence, though, is only to be found in the
British Empire edition of Angels and Demons. This is the one published by
Corgi in Britain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2001.
Once again, there is an inspirational link to 2001. I suddenly realised
the significance of this other 2001 link as I edited this. Its importance will be obvious
re 9-11, but much more so from reading our book
Fragments of an Outer
Mind Vol 1 The Diagrams of Truth.
The time when I made this link was 11.11 am on Advent Sunday.
Fragments explains the progression 9-11, 10-11, 11-11.
But the coincidence of the page numbers is not to be found in the US edition published by Pocket
Books in 2000. And there is another link in the Empire edition. Its ISBN
is 0-552-15073-8. Set within that sequence are the A & Ω Codes for
both the World’s
End ( Code 507 See
Koestler and World's End and prophecy Code 738 which links to
In the American edition, the ISBN, like the typesetting, is unremarkable –
0-671-02736-0. The one significant coincidence is to be found on page 557
of the Pocket Books edition. Chapter 136 begins on page 557. It was the
car with the registration E136TON that first displayed Code 557 on 2nd
December 1988, to form
The First Jigsaw
first Diagram of Truth. It is
appropriate that this is the one coincidence pagination I have noted in
the American edition as it was very much a disaster ‘made in America’ –
like the Twin Towers, to which it was so intimately linked.
This revelation concerning DCII and 16th August, day 228 of a ‘normal’
year, is to be found on page 228 of the British Empire edition. In the US
edition, it is on page 199, but I discovered this only by ‘chance’. Jenny,
a New Zealander, had asked her sister, now a naturalised American, for a
copy of the hardback American edition of The Da Vinci Code. But Judi had
the same approach to our work as my sister, Valerie, when I asked the same
of her – a copy of the original hardback from Britain. ‘A book’s a book.
The words are the same. What do you need another copy for? Can’t you get
them in NZ? So my sister sent instead the hardback, illustrated
Collector’s Edition of The Da Vinci Code and Judi gave Jenny the American
paperback Angels and Demons which had been hanging around their house for
a long while. Jenny was given this book by Judi at Waihi Beach, at an NZ
seaside cottage with strange connections to Oxford, my scientific research
into religious experience, as well as my brief lecturing career at the
University of Auckland in 1999.
I only found the ‘inspiration' of the Empire edition typesetter ‘by
chance’ when I picked up the US edition instead of the Empire edition one
afternoon, to check a reference. I realised that the page numbers were
‘wrong’. At that moment, the confirmation of my conclusions came in the
rays of the setting sun, turned into a rainbow by the crystal sphere in
But DCII has another link. Dick and Connie refers to the two pillars who
prop up what passes now for a US President – Dick and Connie - Cheney and
Rice….. And remember Dick & Connie I sank. Now, could that be Dan Brown
being caused to make a prophetic metaphor about the American triumph of
Iraq, then seven years into the future? Remember the message, the warning
from Columbia to Columbia, the omen of destruction, the sign of the fire
in the sky? From one ‘District of Columbia’ to another DCI to DCII…..?
The light shone in the darkness
The light was the light of men (their works)
But the darkness comprehended it not (their leader and the Pillars of
Was it chance, or was it precise design, highly intelligent design, that
caused Washington and DC to be key parts of the coincidences that led me
into psychical research in the first place, in 1984? I was Area Manager
for Northumbrian Water, based at Washington Sewage Works in County Durham,
when it all began. My psychical research career was set in train by the
manner of my discovery of my wife’s unfaithfulness, her affair with a man
whose initials were DC.
So, is it just chance, the straw for the drowning rationalists to clutch?
After all, it is all they have. But there is, too, their stock-in-trades
of fraud and illusion. Or are the ‘coincidences’ evidence of the
interconnected elements of God’s Interactive Tapestry? Is it
all evidence of Design, design which we have been led to discover, to
elucidate for the enlightenment of men, in these Last Days? Dan Brown has
Langdon following the signs for the four elements over 24 hours,
criss-crossing Rome. We have followed the signs for all the elements for
twenty-two years, criss-crossing the entire globe.
Dan Brown was inspired in so many ways when he wrote that first Harvard
‘symbologist’ novel. It centred on the work of a scientist, a physicist,
trying to prove the existence of God through anti-matter. But matter has
two opposites – anti-matter in this world of space and time, spirit in
I am a scientist, a chemical physicist, who has been led to prove the
existence of God through that second opposite of matter – the spirit and
its survival of bodily death, as well as through the phenomena of
meaningful coincidence, indirect inspiration and the direct Voice.
So Dan Brown’s inspiration, when allied to the choices made by the
compositor for the British Empire edition, leads to some very meaningful
coincidences…. Remember, he wrote this book around 1998-1999, when George
W. Bush was just the bloodthirsty Governor of Texas, happy to play God and
Executioner for the ‘wrong-doers’ on ‘death row’ in Texas prisons – guilty
But wait! There’s more, as they say in the hideous infomercials. In the
acknowledgements page of Angels and Demons, Dan Brown thanked……….for
arranging his audience with the Pope. I wonder if that is when his gift of
second sight appeared in connection with the man he met, for he chose the
month of the death of the pope in the novel with uncanny prescience, in
respect of Pope John Paul II.
In Angels and Demons, Brown set the story around the death and election of
a Pope one April. Six years later, that is exactly when it happened. ‘One
in twelve chance,’ will whine the skeptics. Yes – but he got it right….!
April was to be the time of the next Conclave, April 2005, just weeks
after I had been caused to read Angels and Demons. And in those
intervening weeks, as I read the novel, came dramatic personal End Times
experiences for me, with very powerful links to Rome.
But that was just the start of all the links, connecting back and forth
between Rome and the line of kings which really matters, not the spoof one
Brown fabricated in The Da Vinci Code, stretching back to Jesus and Mary.
The Alpha and Omega Codes involves the line of kings which eventually
ended with the British Empire…..
So many meaningful coincidences weave across space and time, linking to
prophecy past and present. Those stories are in our other books – The
Quest for Diana, Land of My Father, Belshazzar’s Feast.
So, Diagram of Truth, DIII, is an excellent example of Dan Brown’s
inspiration. In our book, Fragments of an Outer Mind, more Diagrams of
Truth are given. Links to a few, low-resolution images are given below,
together with a couple of legible, high-resolution ones….
These are real Diagrams of Truth. Their strange connection, though, to
Galileo is quite thought-provoking. These diagrams link the final frontier
of space with the final frontier of death, the final frontiers of space
and of time, from this dimension to another.
The Diagrams of Truth are here:
In Quires and Places where they Sing
Postscript: 9.17.07 - 1st December, 2006.
Advent Sunday is but two days off. A tune for this page came to me just
before I began to write this. I was wondering which page it could go with.
Then I realised I needed a header page for The Diagrams of Truth. It was
the classic Advent hymn, with one of the old tunes, based on the very old
Gregorian chant. It begins most Advent Sunday services in Anglican
churches, or at least it did before the devil’s music in its various forms
took over so many of the churches. This hymn
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, is
based on a 19th century translation, again by J M Neale, of a 13th
century work which in turn was based on the 9th century observances of the
seven great Antiphons sung at evensong in Advent from 16th December until
Christmas Eve. The version sung today was re-translated by T A Lacey
and appeared for the first time in the English Hymnal in 1906
We sang this hymn during our choral period
with the South Auckland Choral Society in autumn (NZ spring) 2002. It was
my experience singing this hymn that led to my seeking a singing teacher.
That in turn led to my Head Voice Experiences, as re-counted in our
The Alpha and Omega Codes. It was
truly a time of revelation, especially in our singing of two different Te Deums,
and in a service of Nine Lessons and Carols and in other carol
services. We saw Christians close up and at first hand. Their actions,
their dealings with others, their general modus operandi, do not accord with
their supposed belief system, be they Methodists, Anglicans, or Catholics. [ But see Final Footnote]
But all is well. As Voltaire’s Dr. Pangloss assured us in Candide, we live
in the best of all possible worlds. Whatever actions they take, what is
there for them to fear, for Jesus has died for their sins…… But what if he
didn’t? What if it is just another case of Dan Brown’ inspiration in The
Da Vinci Code? What if that ‘promise’ is just another example of his
inspired riddle – ‘So Dark the Con of Man’?
There will be much more in our book
Angels or Demons.
For instance, powerful proof of my theories came on 6th June 2006 when I
went ‘back to my past’ to get photographs to illustrate our website www.angelsordemons.com. But that is still a ‘work in progress’. Too much
to do…….too little time!
Now the voice of God, the organ, is not to be heard in many churches.
‘Music groups’ have replaced choirs. To get the youth of today into
church, the churches have to become quasi-night clubs. Why bother? So Dark
the Con of Man. Why should the churches change to suit the youth of today?
What is so special about them other than their unique selfishness and
their commercial purchasing powers? The Church should not be moving with
the times. The Church should be a symbol of the unchangingness of God in
the shifting sands of human fashion, man’s transient frivolity, his
passing whims and fancies.
The Book of Common Prayer was good enough for the better half of half a
millennium, an excellent example of God’s inspiration. What has replaced
it is so appropriate for a Church which has totally lost that inspiration,
indeed totally lost its way. 9.49. ( Note
Tangiwae link 29th October, 2012 1114pm)