Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C.

by Christopher Hodapp

Paper Book, 2006

Status

Available

Publication

Ulysses Press (2006), 324 pages

Description

DID THE FREEMASONS CREATE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Step back in time to the birth of a revolutionary new republic and discover how the utopian ideals of a visionary secret society laid the foundation for the most powerful nation on earth. Follow George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other Founding Fathers as they transform the democratic principles of their Masonic lodges into a radical new nation. Solomon's Builders unravels history from myth as it takes you on a Freemason's tour of Washington, D.C. It reveals the evidence of Masonic influence during the construction of America and its new capital, including clues hidden in plain sight: *Masonic connections to national monuments *Puzzling pentagrams and symbolism in city streets *The mysterious temples of the "Widow's Sons" Solomon's Builders relates the true stories of these visionary founders, and the fascinating meaning behind the cryptic codes, enigmatic symbols and intriguing architecture that is reputedly the basis for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's novel The Lost Symbol.… (more)

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ISBN

1569755795 / 9781569755792

Local notes

Given by Br. Steve Sparrow

Rating

(11 ratings; 4.1)

User reviews

LibraryThing member EbonyAngel
It was informational but had a little bit more about George Washington, than Washington D.C than I wanted to know.
Lines that I liked were:
"Like these images, the symbolism that appears in the philosophy of Freemasonry is there to inspire the individual Mason to think higher thoughts, perform
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nobler deeds and attain greater achievements, Freemasonry is not a religion. It is not a plan for worldwide domination. It is an institution that inspire its members simpy to be better men, better citizens, betters sons and fathers."
"It is an institution that encourges Masons to be the best possible men they can be to their families, their communities and their Creator."
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