It grabbed me right from the start, too, but I minored in Art History, focusing on the Italian Renaissance period so I could easily visualize most of what was discussed, plus I've read lots of stuff on the Templars and hidden Goddess imagery so it was right up my alley. If you're not enjoying it, it's not worth putting the work into it-reading should be because you can't wait to get to the next chapter, IMO, not just to finish a book.
Are you a fan of thrillers and mysteries in general?
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~
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