By James Wasserman
An absolutely illustrated advisor to the Masonic origins and present-day Masonic websites of Washington, D.C.
• presents a jogging travel of the Masonic websites and emblems of the city
• Explores the serious function of Freemasonry within the founding of the United States
• through the writer of The Templars and Assassins
In this advisor to the Masonic underpinnings of America’s capital, James Wasserman unearths the esoteric symbols and the non secular and visionary rules that lie hidden within the constructions, monuments, and actual format of Washington, D.C. His strolling travel of those Masonic websites contains either the predicted and unexpected--from the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol development to the Federal Reserve advanced, nationwide Academy of Sciences, and the Library of Congress. each one place contains descriptions, interpretations, and factors of the Masonic symbols and ritualistic meanings hidden inside its constitution, all illustrated with modern colour and old black-and-white pictures.
Wasserman explains the aim in the back of placing those symbols and Masonic designs into the capital and the way a majority of these monuments healthy into the religious imaginative and prescient held by way of the founding fathers. He finds the fashionable function that Freemasonry performed within the 18th-century Enlightenment stream and indicates how within the New global of the US, freed from monarchy and aristocracy, the tips of the Enlightenment have been in a position to flourish. This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets and techniques of Washington, D.C., presents useful insights at the founding of the US. will probably be welcomed via scholars of esoteric artwork and symbolism, admirers of yank heritage, and devotees of Dan Brown novels and National Treasure videos.