The occultural significance of The Da Vinci Code

Partridge, Christopher (2008) The occultural significance of The Da Vinci Code. Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook, 6. pp. 107-126. ISSN 1601-829X

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Abstract

The popularity of books such as The Da Vinci Code is interesting in that it would seem to support surveys indicating at least a general level of public interest in the spiritual and the paranormal. More specifically, an analysis of the dominant ideas articulated in The Da Vinci Code suggests that it is a book reflecting key themes within western ‘occulture’ which have become central to the shift from ‘religion’ to ‘spirituality’ in western societies: the sacralization of the self; the turn from transcendence to immanence; the emergence of the sacred feminine; the focus on nature and the premodern; and a conspiracist suspicion of the prevailing order and dominant institutions, particularly the Church.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook
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61861
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Deposited On:
05 Mar 2013 15:21
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Yes
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Published
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11 Mar 2020 03:45