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Dan Brown's "The Solomon Key"

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posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 02:39 PM
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Golden Dawn has already published the "Solomon key" as occult books.
www.sacred-texts.com...

It is again Kaballah stuff. The same as the masons are using.




posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by hawk123
Golden Dawn has already published the "Solomon key" as occult books.
www.sacred-texts.com...

It is again Kaballah stuff. The same as the masons are using.


Hmmm. You know I am far from a scholar in masonry, but I can tell you with absolute certainty my lodge and the Scottish Rite temple don't use anything from that page.

Although I guess I am a Master of the Art. Technically the degree on my wall says Master of Arts, but - eh - close enough


Unfortunately that doesnt have anything to do with masonry.



posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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lightindarkness, just to clarify...

You are a mason, yes?

edit: to the best of your knowledge masons use none of the symbols in the key of solomon?

[edit on 25-11-2007 by Animal]

[edit on 25-11-2007 by Animal]



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 07:50 AM
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Originally posted by Animal


edit: to the best of your knowledge masons use none of the symbols in the key of solomon?



I have a copy of the Key of Solomon in my collection of occult books. I think he meant that the Masonic fraternity doesn't use it, not that some individual Masons don't own it.



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 01:18 PM
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This book links Masonry to the "Solomon key"

www.amazon.com...
The Key to Solomon's Key: Secrets of Magic and Masonry



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 02:03 PM
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It is of course important not to confuse Dan Brown's upcoming fictional "The Solomon Key" with the medieval occult text "The Keys of Solomon". The latter is actually divided into two separate texts: the Greater Key of Solomon and Lesser key of Solomon (or Lemegeton).



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:06 PM
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It likewise important not to confuse Dan Brown with a serious researcher. I mean the man's made a good buck off people's gullibility vis a vis "The Da Vinci Code" but people must bear in mind that it was a work of fiction as I expect this one is as well



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:20 PM
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Although Dan Brown his book is a fiction, you still can decode fiction.
Some period after the Da Vinci code, the Roslynn chapel music code was cracked.
It also shows some sacred point in Europe, which is related to Napoleon, who made a visit to the pyramids of Egypts.



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:28 PM
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I used to work in insurance. One of my clients was the funding arm of Opus Dei. I met them in their NYC offices. The DaVinci code was big news at the time, so I just couldn't help myself, I had to bring it up. They said something very interesting, " I heard he's working on a book about the Masons, he better be careful."


I had to keep from laughing hearing a 60 year old woman hinting the Masons might do something to Brown



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by Masonic Light

Originally posted by Animal


edit: to the best of your knowledge masons use none of the symbols in the key of solomon?



I have a copy of the Key of Solomon in my collection of occult books. I think he meant that the Masonic fraternity doesn't use it, not that some individual Masons don't own it.


Absolutely - the fraternity does not use it. Individual masons may - but that does not have anything to do with them being a mason. In my 3 years in a world religion major I collected quite a bit of books on philosophy, religions, and the occult myself
Just dont have this one...



posted on Nov, 30 2007 @ 10:27 AM
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Here is a link to an article on YAHOO news concerning "The Solomon Key". I bet this book/movie will be a huge success for Dan Brown... if we last that long.



WASHINGTON (AFP) - A sequel to the blockbuster thriller "The Da Vinci Code" is set to lift the veil on mysterious Freemason symbols carved into the very fabric of the historic streets and buildings of the US capital.



US author to unveil Washington's Masonic past



posted on Nov, 30 2007 @ 10:47 AM
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A man who doesn't even know the basics about Leonardo, including the proper way to name him, or about history of art, or about certain basics of history in general - and yet goes ahead and writes about all of that doesn't have anything valid to say about ANYTHING.
(Well, except about his risible ego - but I don't think he'll write about that any time soon...)









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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 05:27 AM
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It's a shame to me that it takes a fairly skilled, but also generic thriller writer, to get people to think about these things. It doesn't help when his aim is really entertainment not education, so therefore the facts don't matter too much, just enough to make the book seem more real to people.

To be honest I doubt I will read this book, unless I read that it's a departure from his previous style, to me Dan Brown is one of these guys who practically uses a template to write his books, once you've read one, you've basically read them all.



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 05:48 AM
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Not to start a flame war but might you be thinking of sayyyy.......Stephen King?



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 08:21 AM
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Ha, is that a reply to my post? Yes, I feel the same way about Stephen King, I just had to stop reading him I guess about 14 years ago, I think after needful things, when I woke up to how repetitive he gets. Not that I think he is terrible, I did enjoy most of the books of his I read, but once I got to a certain point, I realised there was not much point reading anymore of them, unless I got the word they were something special or different.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:13 PM
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I'm not a Mason, but I have been researching them and their origins for ummmm damn almost 18 years. I have raced the symbols back to Ancient Eygpt and even in stone carvings in ancient nubia, ethiopia.
The stone mason thing will become clear as you learn more.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:30 PM
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You know, this seems to be a common thread on these boards. It's not just you - there are a few people who seem to assume that symbols have the same meaning throughout time, and if they show up in separate places they *must* be connected.

This perplexes me because it is completely opposite to every single theory of symbolism I know, and I even double checked some peer reviewed articles to make sure I wasn't going crazy. I can find no researcher with credentials, or capable of publishing an article, who believes this this theory.

For example: The pyramids are in a triangle. To the egyptians, this was either a convenient building shape or might also be considered a symbol of immortality. Today, I see triangles in many places and on many things, from logos to street signs. Does this mean everywhere those signs are placed signals that the people who put them there are making some symbolic gesture towards immortality? No. But people around here would have you believe just that...

Its one huge post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. Just because something appears after something else does not mean a connection exists.



posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by LightinDarkness
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Its one huge post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. Just because something appears after something else does not mean a connection exists.


plz give me a week or two to tromp around the interntet and try to find some connections for you. My oppinion is my own and not that of any one elses. My computer crashed and I had to wipe it. Ya it was from porn! So i gotta try to find modern and older through time and try make make my association clearer to the rest of you. When I do I'll start a thread so every one can get there chance to dismantle or agree with my thoughts and oppinions. Deffintely let you know though. I myself am pretty convinced just seeing pictures from different books and different captions making the associations my self. It's not like I'm looking at a cloud for that many years and trying to see the same dragon or bunny rabbit in it.

happy new year I'll get back to this later!



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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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I am halfway through this book and thoroughly enjoying it.

A Mason's point of view

The bad guy in this book is great, a fully tattooed, 33rd degree, renegade mason. On the rampage, it is seriously cool so far.

BTW, the masons are portrayed in a positive light in this novel...



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