Inside The Secret World Of The Freemasons.
Have you ever wondered what secrets lie behind the powerful and mysterious order of the Freemasons? This new book by Laurence Gardner, bestselling author of 'Bloodline Of The Holy Grail' and one of the world's most authoritative writers on the subject, is a compelling insider's account of the history and secret workings of Freemasonry.
Did you know that George Bush was sworn in as President of the United States on a Masonic Bible? Or that the design of Washington DC includes no fewer than 30 Masonic Zodiacs? Or that the US dollar bill contains images that are laden with Masonic symbolism?
What is it that makes the story of Freemasonry so wrapped in mystery and so compelling? 'The Shadow Of Solomon' is not only a fascinating historical guide to the Freemasons, but also exposes the hidden workings of this secret order and their powerful influence behind the scenes of modern history in the West. The book explains the Masonic principles that lie beneath the establishment of the United States, and the Masonic codes embedded in the US Constitution - all themes that The Da Vinci Code's author, Dan Brown, uses as the basis for his forthcoming novel, 'The Solomon Key'.
Gardner, a Freemason himself, takes the reader into the inner sanctum of the Masonic temple, with explanations of lodge ceremony and descriptions of ritual through the various degrees. Gardner's in-depth research makes for a truly adventurous and exciting saga of spies, secret agents and clandestine cabals on both sides of the Atlantic.