Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dan Brown Didn’t Plagiarize

Dan Brown studied art history. Within art history is the secret source of Brown’s information to the Holy Grail legends, because art is also an allegorical language, alike to Egyptian hieroglyphs. 

Dan Brown didn't plagiarize. The same results and information can be found by anybody researching the art history of the symols of the Holy Grail legends. 

There is certain symbology used in the movie Da Vinci Code that is false, such as the Jewish star at Roslyn Chappel. And they used other symbology that is true and tell histories that only grandmasters and ranked royal families know. Stories such as the identity of the real Mary Magdalene in history. 

Dan Brown didn't tell us in words or directly, he told us in coded in symbols in the last two scenes of the Da Vinci Code movie. I am an art historian and spent 7 years studying the same scope of symbols and found them all over the beautiful Victorian houses of Haight Ashbury San Francisco, where I live.

 Some of my research is in video book form at  Coded Architecture of Haight Ashbury (New book with more advanced research to be released in a few months. )A picture tells a thousand words, a symbol tells an epic ;-) 

Dan Brown did the world a favor by waking people up from a brainwashed stupor from censored media that most of the world still don't know they are deeply in. Holy Blood Holy Grail authers do deserve respect for their efforts, but their line of research is a dead end. Plus they did benefit big time from the notoriety of the court case against Dan Brown. This is what I have found in this scope of research.

Dan Brown did it using popular electronic media, fighting fire with fire. Very hip and cool. Maybe Dan Brown is a grand master undercover.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Words of Mary Magdalene

 I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys. 
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. 
As the apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow, whom I desired: and his fruit was sweet to my palate. He brought me into the cellar of wine, he set in order charity in me. 
Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples: because I languish with love. 
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me. 
 I adjure you, O you daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and the harts of the field, that you stir not up, nor make the beloved to awake, till she please. 
 The voice of my beloved, behold he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills. 
 My beloved is like a roe, or a young hart. Behold he stands behind our wall, looking through the windows, looking through the lattices. 
 Behold my beloved speaks to me: Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. 
 For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. 
 The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning has come: the voice of the turtle is heard in our land:  The fig tree has put forth her green figs: the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come: 
 My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, show me your face, let your voice sound in my ears: for your voice is sweet, and your face comely. Catch us the little foxes that destroy the vines: for our vineyard has flourished. 1
 My beloved to me, and I to him who feeds among the lilies, 
 till the day break, and the shadows retire. 
Return: be like, my beloved, to a roe, or to a young hart upon the mountains of Bether. 
Song of Songs 2 - King James Bible

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Coded San Francisco

There is so much more to discover about San Francisco than the usual tourist hangouts.   My name is Deborah Hodgson and I am an art historian living in Haight Ashbury. For the past 7 years I have been working with museums and historians, genealogists, heraldry organizations and members of Masonic and Orthodox Catholic and French Essene orders.  My findings are quite different from the popular authors and rewrite and add new chapters to the Holy Grail sagas. 

San Francisco has a real life Da Vinci Code esq mystery.   At the turn of the 20th Century San Francisco was called the Paris of the USA for it's European culture and large population of French and European immigrants with royal titles and ancestry.   Within San Francisco's streets, buildings and museums of art are clues to cracking the secrets of the Holy Grail and the elusive Knights Templar code. 

The decorations on the Victorian houses and other vintage buildings of San Francisco are actually a language, alike to Egyptian hieroglyphics, designed by the secret society called the Masons. Each building is a storybook telling the true history of the people in the Holy Grail legends, who the Jesus family and Jesus really were and Jesus’s and Mary Magdalene’s real life descendants.  Many of the more famous architects of the Victorians, such as Cranston or Dunn, had Masonic connections and royal ancestors.

This code is not only in the Victorians, it is also coded into street names and shapes, the placement of monuments and museums, and in art collections at the Legion of Honor Museum of Art, and more.  Did you know that overlooking Haight Ashbury is an actual Knights Templar church and abbey? Or that some of the streets around the Haight and San Francisco are in the shapes of secret society symbols and some named after Masons?  

My blog, books, and documentary shorts and book on the coded Victorians of Haight Ashbury  Tweets  @CodedHistory shop for Gothic coded stuff on homwares and gifts at  Like us on

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sorry Blog to Dave Hatcher Childress

I was having a mindless conniption fit a while back and was very rude to David Hatcher Childress. To say sorry and also the images were interesting enough I made this special interpretation from some of the photos on his FB page. 

Photos by David and friends from 
Interpretations by me. 

The mandala below Prince Gotama's, ear represents the 8. The 8 survivors of Noah's arc symbolically. It means he is a real person of high royal rank, not a mythical figure. Possibly the center of the mandala represents the arc, or God, or their ancestors, depends on context. Kind of Atlantian. Identifying the plants could tell more of the story. The mandala being below his ear and his ear lying upon it, might symbolize Prince Gotama's listening to or relying on the wisdom of his ancestors. Oddly this would make him, by genealogy and royal traditions, Indo Aryan, emphasis on Aryan even more oddly. Look closely you see the center star, the original 8 and branching out into much flora. That is a genealogy tree, like a Jesse Tree, probably where they got the idea from. Symbology is a language without words as we know it. You know the saying "A picture tells a thousand words." I was taught a lot of old sayings as a child. When you apply them to allegory it becomes very interesting. x marks the spot B-) It may be the language of the Birds, not sure yet.

The designs on the pillars are a language, like how the designs on Arabic rugs are actually a language. I'm not fluent enough to interpret them yet. Need close ups.

This image, the buildings are talking about the Dragon Lords. Love these guys, fabulous legends. An ancient global imperial dynasty, pre flood, apparently with flight technology. There was a lot more cross continental ancient settlement and diplomacy than taught in history books since the turn of the 20th century. The flowers represent the 8 survivors of Noah's Arc and Venus and her children or one of her daughters. It is a fertility symbolic arrangement. I think it is talking about them having multiple husbands. A custom still practiced in some traditional Tibetan and Chinese communities. Venus was also real, an imperial royal born on the Arc during the flood. Potted plants would be how they preserved and brought species with them to replant the world. Within plants hides a whole forgotten history of the world, if we just open our minds and let the facts fall into place.

Pillars of Heaven, AKA look up, triangle and square for triangulation or navigation, science and light. Science, mathematics, bringing enlightenment to the world. There will be more info in the details. Very interesting pic.

The azure blue and yellow. Azure blue, the 3 Marys from the Bible and flood, the boat and oars are obvious, plus the original 4 of the 8. Yellow for the sun, God, and eastern religious garments, and the Fleur de Lis. Fleur de Lis symbol of Mary Magdalene. Blue and Yellow and Fleur de Lis symbols of the the French royal families. Da Vinci Code was partially right. 

In this small example of a handful of images from different influences, we can see how pictures and symbology are more efficient at storing and recalling information and doesn't need word languages to understand.

Photos by David and friends from 
Interpretations by me. 

Thank you David for the interesting read...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Workshop & Tour in San Francisco

Live workshop walking tour lecture with the author...

Francisco has more coded art, coded streets architecture, and more secret societies than a whole set of Dan Brown books. Why?

San Francisco's Victorian buildings hold a world changing secret. The Knights Templar came to America 800 years or more ago and left clues across America to the South of France.  Generations of people have been designing, building, and maintaining these clues for 800 years up to present day. Some say longer.
Why has Mary Magdalene so many symbols all over San Francisco?  Why are some streets named after secret societies and their symbols and form symbolic shapes? What do they mean?  Why are San Francisco's beautiful Victorian houses worth World Heritage listing?

Live Tour With Author

$184 Whole day with author and filmmaker D.A. Hodgson on a private tour. Includes 3 guided tours at the Legion of Honor Museum, a real Knights Templar Church, and iconic Haight Ashbury San Francisco. 

We meet at the Legion of Honor and transport is provided from there to Haight Ashbury.  Includes free digital copies of D.A. Hodgson books Coded Haight Ashbury and Symbols of Magdalene.


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D.A. Hodgson gives fresh new research and exciting new chapters discovered through her research of art history, design, and architecture. Solving ancient mysteries through art history.

Tracking Grail Evidence

Recent excerpt from 5 years or more long chat with another writer Wendy Stokes.  I have a few transcripts with interesting people about the Holy Grail mysteries, each years long. It's these conversations that help research, bouncing ideas off each other and being each other's devils advocate that makes us think out of the box to make new discoveries. 

MM is often alongside St John, so there might be some Johns in the churches, buildings, street names (of San Francisco). Why was this area of Frisco chosen Deborah? Was it originally owned by someone involved in Freemasonry?

PS Is Venus not Aphrodite and not Diana?

I'm just wondering about Jesus being the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar because the dates in Roman times are very verifiable and we know that, for instance, when Herod Antipas was on the throne of Palestine and what happened later, Masada, when Rome put down the Boudiccan revolt in 68 AD and the 70AD oppression of Jerusalem, etc.

I had heard that his family were rich, the word for carpenter also being the word for architect. Jesus was the widow's son of freemasonry which could date back to the building of Roman palaces in the area at the time he lived and worked as a mason, probably learning his skill in Egypt. But Mason's only speculate. They don't say for definite ever because they have no proof that Jesus was ever a mason, so who knows for sure!

Venus is Diana, Astarte, and Isis, I don't know about Aphrodite, I think so.
There are remains of an 800 or more year old Sinclair Castle on the East Coast of the USA. History channel series America Unearthed, has a whole lot of reports on the evidences of them being in the USA. Scott Walter is good, but not a tracker like me. I learned tracking lost horses in the bush as a kid. He's missed a few things, walked right over them.

French Essenes claim Jesus as one of theirs, as do the Black Nobility. The Lily in the Bible and the wedding at Cana tell you his family heritage. The story is still in the Bible, just mistranslated.

All nobles are brought up with some form of Masonic training, if they know it or not. There's a lot of stuff in this research that if I wasn't taught certain things as a kid I wouldn't have put together as an adult. Certain things in artworks and sayings and symbols and traditions.

Little details that are not taught in schools, such as what heraldry really is. Cartography, geography, and mapping. Research skills, dad brought he whole set of Britanica in book form, and atlases. I think I got my bug for exploring stuff from there. Dad'd make up learning games where we had to look something up to answer the question. Building and carpentry, had to build stuff with dad, all the kids did.

Just knowing how to ride a horse in a formal style helped make some big discoveries. Watching my dad build computers from real blueprints before there were PCs saved me from believing in ancient aliens. Our near forefathers were Quaker, but dad told me to find what religion suited me best, even Zen, and I tried a few. Makes a difference in understanding religions.

Finishing school, the rituals of formality and coming out as a deb, how and if to curtsey to who is who in social hierarchy, tells a lot about Grail life and culture. AKA royal courts and social customs.

Lots of stuff I had forgotten, because I rarely used it, until this research. Then it kept popping up and making aha holy wow moments.

Friday, September 9, 2016

WTF is an Art Historian?

Most people, including artists, think that being an art historian is researching who painted a picture when and with what. This is true, but only a small part of it.

The main bulk of research for a good art historian is the inspirations and agendas that urged the artist to express in art.  Through this study, art historians often find alternative versions to world history and the Bible. Alternative to what is  taught by most educational institutions, popular movies, television, and news media.

This painting looks like the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus?

The truth is much more interesting and complicated. It can take many years to find the truth, because over centuries of many wars over many different political and religious agendas, much of the true information has been lost, diluted, or taken underground.  Some of this alternate history is so different that most art historians keep it to themselves or join a secret society to have someone to talk to about it.  This painting is a an example. <<<

But... if we zoom in we find at her feet, where her queenly royal robe peeks out, are Mary Magdalene's Jar and a crown with the Fleur de Lis.  >>> This painting is saying that the woman being venerated as a matriarch, a mother of great dynasties, is Mary Magdalene.  The peacock, a symbol of Jesus, sits on top of the ruins with his beak pointing to the arch, a symbol for one of his sons, while watching it all happen.

Visual art is a language of allegory. My father often said "A picture tells a thousand words." If we do the study we find out this is true in a lot more ways than the obvious.

Ordinary decorations on the backs of chairs become Mary Magdalene's jar. A peacock feather on Krishna's head becomes an avatar of Jesus Christ. A decorative urn becomes a sign post for a Holy Royal bloodline. An arch becomes the church co-founded by the the son of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene.  The decorations on one building can tell an epic.

While Da Vinci Code geeks are still stuck trying to find Sarah Damaris, daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene using the Hebrew Bible and Aramaic, art historians have located their whole brood in non Hebrew sources.

Note:  I have discussed this with friends who are Jewish and this is not a problem for them.  Orthodox Rabbis don't believe in Jesus as a God, they only say that he was an Egyptian magician and royal upstart.

"Royal" is a key word in coded art history research. I have so far found that many artists using coded allegory, even architects, have noble ancestry. Which all brings up the question - what if the true history of world is not written in words, but in pictures?  What if Hollywood has brainwashed itself to tell us the false version?

All types of writing are forms of drawing. If you can write words with a pen or pencil or brush or fingers, you can draw pictures.  

The reason that Catholic churches are so ornately decorated is for people who can't read words to be able to see the stories from the Bible. But the modern Bible is very different from the original Greek Bibles.

 The original Bible was written in Greek, not Hebrew, or Aramaic. That is why modern scholars trying to find the truth keep running into dead ends. The Bible, we are told, is a true story.

True stories don't have dead ends. 

The column of flora and symbols above is actually a Jesse Tree, a visual representation of the bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. They were originally designed for people who cannot read words. Plus stone lasts a lot longer than flimsy paper.  The wheat at the bottom is another symbol for Jesus. The ornate Corinthian column head is a symbol of Sarah Phoebe Damaris, one of three daughters of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

Most people who know these alternate versions of history belong to secret societies and have signed confidentiality agreements not to tell.  I work with secret societies as part of my research, but have never signed any such agreement. I also have written permission to publish what I have been told.

The problem with written words is that they are very limited restrictive in the amount of information they communicate.  Written words require a couple of days or weeks part time reading for the history of one person and their ancestry.   Where as a coded picture or coded building can tell the same story in a couple of hours or minutes of study, depending on visual code literacy.

Want to see my work in action, come on the tour, Holy Grail in San Francisco, only 10 people per tour, only 3 tours. Maybe more if we sell out.

Or you can buy the book Coded Haight Ashbury at 

Original Text and Photos by D.A. Hodgson, San Francisco 2016.
  1. D.A. Hodgson at her home in Haight Ashbury. 1 photo
  2. Old Master art work at the Legion of Honor Museum. Building and part of the collection donated by Alma de Bretteville Spreckels. 2 photos
  3. Masonic inspired building by architect Francis Dunn, Scottish Mason. (Note: color scheme is a modern addition, unknown) 2 photos
  4. St Mary's Abbey beside Ignatius Church, building commissioned by Alma de Bretteville Spreckels. 2 photos