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By James Wasserman

An absolutely illustrated consultant to the Masonic origins and present-day Masonic websites of Washington, D.C.

• presents a jogging travel of the Masonic websites and logos of the city
• Explores the severe position of Freemasonry within the founding of the United States
• by means of the writer of The Templars and Assassins

In this consultant 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 comprises either the anticipated and unexpected--from the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol construction to the Federal Reserve advanced, nationwide Academy of Sciences, and the Library of Congress. every one situation contains descriptions, interpretations, and factors of the Masonic symbols and ritualistic meanings hidden inside its constitution, all illustrated with modern colour and historical black-and-white images.

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 unearths the well known function that Freemasonry performed within the 18th-century Enlightenment stream and exhibits how within the New international of the USA, freed from monarchy and aristocracy, the information of the Enlightenment have been in a position to flourish. This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets and techniques of Washington, D.C., offers beneficial insights at the founding of the USA. will probably be welcomed through scholars of esoteric artwork and symbolism, admirers of yank background, and devotees of Dan Brown novels and National Treasure videos.

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On matters of military significance and national survival, we are reminded of the importance of preparedness. We are witness to the virtues of our citizen-soldiers who have fought with ferocity against enemies, and, when necessary, been willing to sacrifice their lives for the good of the whole. We learn that the union of science, industry, and ethics allows for an enlightened approach to meet the demands of any situation; that honest empirical research and the scientific method have successfully advanced civilization since the first caveman discovered fire.

After the war, Brant moved his tribe to Ontario, Canada, becoming Master of Lodge in 1798. The question of women in Masonry has been another challenge to the fraternity. Masonry is a male organization. Although women are not allowed to become Freemasons, individual women have been known to be admitted to the fraternity from time to time. This is extremely rare and entirely irregular. The first (irregular) female lodge in Boston was founded during the 1790s by Hannah Mather Crocker, granddaughter of Cotton Mather.

The exuberance of the festivities may help explain the inability of the revelers to subsequently pinpoint the exact location of the cornerstone. Construction of the President’s House took ten years. John and Abigail Adams were the first family to live there near the very end of Adams’s presidency. When Thomas Jefferson moved in, he hired Freemason and architect Benjamin H. Latrobe to redesign the interior and add the north and south porticos. The President’s House was burned by British troops on August 24, 1814.

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