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The Secrets of Masonic Washington: A Guidebook to Signs, Symbols, and Ceremonies at the Origin of America's Capital

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A fully illustrated guide to the Masonic origins and present-day Masonic sites of Washington, D.C.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Provides a walking tour of the Masonic sites and symbols of the cityandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Explores the critical role of Freemasonry in the founding of the United Statesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; By the author of The Templars and Assassinsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this guide to the Masonic underpinnings of Americaand#8217;s capital, James Wasserman reveals the esoteric symbols and the spiritual and visionary ideas that lie hidden in the buildings, monuments, and physical layout of Washington, D.C. His walking tour of these Masonic sites includes both the expected and unexpected--from the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building to the Federal Reserve complex, National Academy of Sciences, and the Library of Congress. Each location includes descriptions, interpretations, and explanations of the Masonic symbols and ritualistic meanings hidden within its structure, all illustrated with contemporary color and historic black-and-white photographs. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Wasserman explains the purpose behind putting these symbols and Masonic designs into the capital and how all these monuments fit into the spiritual vision held by the founding fathers. He reveals the prominent role that Freemasonry played in the 18th-century Enlightenment movement and shows how in the New World of America, free of monarchy and aristocracy, the ideas of the Enlightenment were able to flourish. This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets of Washington, D.C., provides valuable insights on the founding of America. It will be welcomed by students of esoteric art and symbolism, admirers of American history, and devotees of Dan Brown novels and andlt;Iandgt;National Treasureandlt;/Iandgt; movies.

Synopsis:

This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets of Washington, D.C. provides valuable insights on the founding of America that will be welcomed by students of esoteric art and symbolism, admirers of American history, and devotees of Dan Brown novels and National Treasure movies.

Synopsis:

Esoteric symbols abound in Washington D.C. This illustrated guidebook provides a walking tour of the Masonic sites and symbols of the national capital and will be welcomed by students of esoteric symbolism as well as fans of Dan Brown's novels and the National Treasure movies.

About the Author

James Wasserman is the author of several books, including andlt;Iandgt;The Templars and the Assassins,andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;Iandgt;The Secrets of Masonic Washington, The Mystery Traditions, An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar, andlt;/Iandgt;and andlt;Iandgt;The Temple of Solomonandlt;/Iandgt;. A longtime student of the occult, the United States Constitution, and the writings of the Founding Fathers as well as a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis since 1976, he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Introduction--Hidden in Plain Sight andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Freemasonry and the Cause of Human Liberty andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Masonic Design of Washington, D.C. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A Walking Tour of the Capital andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;The Capitol Area andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Union Station andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Judiciary Square andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Federal Triangle andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The White House, Ellipse, and Lafayette Park andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Federal Reserve and the National Academy of Sciences andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;West Potomac Park and the Tidal Basin andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The National Mall andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Epilogue--A Vision of the Future of America andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Directory of Sites andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Selected Bibliography andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Index andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594772665
Author:
Wasserman, James
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Freemasonry
Subject:
Symbolism in architecture
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - D.C.
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Freemasonry - Washington (D.C.) - History
Subject:
Travel-Washington DC
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Subject:
FREEMASON;FREEMASONRY;HISTORY;KNIGHTS TEMPLAR;MASON;OCCULT
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color and bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in 12.95 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets of Washington, D.C. provides valuable insights on the founding of America that will be welcomed by students of esoteric art and symbolism, admirers of American history, and devotees of Dan Brown novels and National Treasure movies.
"Synopsis" by , Esoteric symbols abound in Washington D.C. This illustrated guidebook provides a walking tour of the Masonic sites and symbols of the national capital and will be welcomed by students of esoteric symbolism as well as fans of Dan Brown's novels and the National Treasure movies.
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