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**National Treasure: Book of Secrets Page 47: The Masonic Connection**

**Could the secret to "page 47" be locked in Masonic ritual? Looking into Masonic lore surrounding the number 47, I came across several references to Euclid's 47th problem. The 47th problem of Euclid revolves around the diagram shown below:**

The diagram describes the Pythagorean Theorem which reveals the familiar equation:

**a**

^{2}

**+b**

^{2}

**= c**

^{2}

__Morals and Dogma__by Albert Pike. That's right, the same Albert Pike that is mentioned throughout the movie!

There are other tell-tale references to the Scottish Rite degrees in the movie, such as the exchange between Patrick and Ben Gates:

*"I haven't talked to your mother in 25 years."*

*"No dad, it's been 32."*

Thirty-two is the final terminal degree of Scottish Rite masonry. Oh, and twenty-five? The twenty-fifth degree is another degree whose ritual makes use of the 47th problem of Euclid!

For the conspiracy theory minded among you, try this. Search for "National Treasure Euclid" on google. When I did, the first result came up as a movie listing for a theatre at:

**36655 Euclid Avenue in**

**Willoughby, OH**

When you add up the digits of the address, you get:

**3 + 6 + 6 + 5 + 5 = 25**

## 7 comments:

smart fish... ;)

:) Thanks! Is that a Sadusky reference?

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/National_Treasure

And if count all the characters in:

36655 Euclid Avenue

Willoughby, OHIO

including the coma, YOU GET 32 ;o

Good One!

Might be missing the illuminatus connection. Relatively well known is the connection between the illuminati and the masons... 25... 2 and 5. Both important numbers to anyone knowing the illuminatus lore.

25+2+5=32 too

Sounds like someone's got too much time on their hands...interesting theories though. Good work.

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