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The Da Vinci Code-Fibonacci sequence

Have you ever heard of the Fibonacci sequence? This is the sequence:

1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 13 - 21

It is a progression in which each term is equal to the sum of the two preceeding terms.

Dan Brown uses this sequence as part of the clues left behind by Jacques Sauniere, the murdered curator. Sauniere raised his granddaughter, coaching her in endless puzzles. As an adult she became a cryptographer. When presented with the numbers in a scrambled form, she recognizes the sequence, and understands that it is part of a message.

If you choose to read "The Da Vinci Code," you will also be introduced to the concept of the sacred feminine. You will learn about the Priory of Sion, a secret society formed in 1099, and you will learn about the Holy Grail, Knights Templar, and Free masons. You will also learn about the Rose Line.

If you are interested in further reading on these subjects, I've found a few interesting sites on-line.

A mention is made of the Rose Line in Paris which was the prime meridian before Greenwich, at this site:http://home.hiwaay.net/~jalison/Art4.html and also here: http://charleston.net/stories/092503/loc_25gmlc.shtml

Information about the Templars and their history can be found here:http://home.hiwaay.net/~jalison/Art4.html

There is a lengthy essay on the Priory of Sion at : http://www.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/poseur3.html
and here: http://www.ordotempli.org/priory_of_sion.htm

Google has extensive listings under "Sacred feminine."

Comments (35)

...what has always annoyed me is that it is called the fibonacci sequency - I mean it isn't as if it is a complicated sequence to invent :^(...I could do it :^)...

Perhaps this amazed me because I am not mathmatically oriented. You've just seen the wonder of first discovery of a concep! *S*


How could a North-african mathematician come out with this lelvel of formula. He's probably copied it from some African unknown mathematician!


I really couldn't believe someone would be that stupid to put the Fibonacci sequence in this book. Just about everyone I know knew it the moment they saw it- and we're not mathematicians...

How wonderful for you that you travel in such well educated, elitist circles. Too bad your parents didn't teach you the art of gentle communication.


To Billy Oct 31, 2003

Gee Billy (how old are you anyway?) Perhaps you could come up with a brand new "code" that no one in the world could break? For someone of your obvious intellect I'm sure that many people would enjoy the challenge that only you could provide.


Did anyone look up bee populations? ( mentioned on p94).

A typical hive has 50,000 workers and 300 drones, for a ration of 166.6. I suppose one could argue that this is a multiple of PHI.../grin


Yeah, since the numbers were actually jumbled in the code on the floor, I'm sure it was a simple thing to figure out once he showed them IN THE PROPER ORDER.


well not too sure about the existence of the priory of sion but it is interesting that all the reported head members of the group , have definate links to the use of the fibionacci sequence in their maths,music and art.


I thought this sequence was really cool and I was able to do it ^^ xD


Hey...cool book you've there. It's a hottie...
Hmm...the equation seems simple...when you know the method how...the problem is just FINDING that method...hehex...i love that book..it RoCks! =]

Robert Langdon:

I have a question. In dan brown's Da Vinci Code, which I recently read, Jaques Sauniere leaves the fibonacci sequence as a clue, but he scrambles it to relate to the anagram: O, Draconian Devil! Oh, Lame saint. This, as we all know, is a perfect anagram of: Leonardo Da Vinci! The Mona Lisa! Does Sauniere add any numbers to the code in addition to scrambling it? I forget. Anyway, could you email me about it???


Can someone help me in understanding how the sequence of those Fibonaci numbers deciphers the two anagrams?


Here, if you really wanted to know, I got these

O, Draconian Devil = Leonardo Da Vinci
Oh, Lame Saint = The Mona Lisa

Those are the anagrams if you really wanted to know, figured em out myself and I'm only at chapter 20


Had no idea someone mentioned it just above me, lol


i have read dan browns novel, the da vinci code numerous times, and have found to be incredibly facinating. as an art student, i have found numerous references to the sacred feminine... for all those interested, check out 'the school of athens' by raphael.. take a look for the only woman in the picture.. also the only person not doing something, but staring straight at the viewer!
i have also read other dan brown books, such as 'angels and demons' and 'digital fortress'. whilst at times, he certainly does fabricate historical facts, i find the novels intrieging. he often writes about various conspiracies and ciphers/codes, while including enough factual information to make you ponder the possibility. i would love to hear from anyone else interested in discussing this with me..
feel free to email me at kathryn726@hotmail.com. please refer to da vinci or dan brown in your subject line.


Did anyone else pull out a tape measure and check the Divine Proprtion?


heh not yet, just read that part today

So did it work out?
Does your body fit the divine proportion?


muy bueno

muy bueno


I checked my height-to-navel ratio and, just as I'd suspected, mine was way off. 1.68 instead of 1.618. For some reason my belly button is several inches too low; pants meant to hit my waist end come up to just below my bra! Hip huggers hit me just right. I confirmed what I always knew, that I'm out of proportion!


Interesting book that! Draws on a lot of previous books, particularly the 'Holy Blood & Holy Grail' by Baigent and Leigh. Careful though, the Secret Dossier mentioned was proven to be a hoax perpetrated by Pierre Plantard a known French WWII Nazi sympathiser. This was revelaed by Plantard himself in an old BBC interview I still have on VHS. That was the only spoiling part for me... Loved the rest of it though!!!!


Oh Yeah, not sure about Dan using the name of Sauniere with it's links to the Rennes-le-Chateau mystery in the HB & HG I already mentioned......


Ok, last one, for good background info check out:



Hey it's been a long time since i've read The Da'Vinci code, almost a year now, and I can't remember for the life of me what Dan Brown writes as how there is some crazy anagram between da'vinci and his mona lisa. I can't remember the story behind how da'vinci made the mona lisa an intruiging anagram/twist. If someone could fill me in so I don't have to re-read the book I'd appreciate it, thanks!


Read the book and loved it, but didn't sit there dissecting it. You losers need to get a life!


Each to their own Monkey-boy, each to their own!


Can someone explain how the sequence of those Fibonaci numbers deciphers the two anagrams?

langy dondon:

the sequence was scrambled, which was a clue to say that the words' letters were scrambled too.


considero una persona muy pribiligiadoal haber leido este libro . y me gustaria ver que algun dia la realidad de la iglesia sera otra ,que no sigan enganiado a la humanidad.........
todo esto lo sabemos muchos pero somos pocos los que aceptamos


Segun Dan Brown Monalisa viene de Amon (Dios de la virilidad masculina) y el nombre de Isis (antiguamente se llamaba Lisa).


Dear readers, since my Spanish is muy poco, I'd appreciate it if you made your entries in English. That way you can be sure that I won't make any further efforts at my embarrassing pigeon Spanish. Even if your grasp of English is marginal, it has to be better than my Spanish.


hi, ok (my english is bad).

Dan Brown says that the name Monalisa is it anagram from "Amon" God of the fertility and "L'isa" that is as they says to him a Isis in the past.

This is debatable, but it has enough logica.


Thank you, chui! I was right. Your English is far better than my Spanish. It's been some time since I read the book. I need to re-read to refresh my memory, but there was symbolism throughout the book. Part of the pleasure of reading it, was researching to see what was fact, and what was fiction. He did an excellent job of blending the two.

We'll never know for sure what Da Vinci had in mind as he painted Mona Lisa, but I'm willing to contemplate the idea that he embedded symbolic messages within his work. It's logical! *S*


The book isnt based on the "dossiers secrets" but the "prieure documents" similair but also different. Be careful to mix that up!


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