Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Top Ten Masonic Connections in National Treasure Page 47






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Top Ten Masonic Connections to National Treasure Page 47

1.
Euclid's 47th problem is mentioned throughout Masonic Ritual

2.
Albert Pike who is mentioned throughout the movie re-wrote all the Scottish Rite Masonic lectures in a book titled Morals and Dogma.
3.
There is an exchange between Ben and Patric Gates: "It's been 25 years since I talked to your mother." "No, Dad, it's been 32." There are 32 degrees in Scottish Rite Masonry. The 25th degree contains the second mention of Euclid's 47th problem. The 32nd degree also mentions Euclid's 47 problem.
4,
The movie was released on December 21st, St. John the Evangelist's Day. St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist are considered to be two patrons of freemasonry.

5.
The 25th degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry is titled "Knight of the Brazen Serpent". There was a serpent on the plank found in the Resolute Desk.
6.
St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist are symbolic of the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. In the 25th degree, these tropics are referred to as the "Gates of the Sun" in the 25th degree lecture.
7.
There are 47 degrees of latitude between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
8.
Mount Rushmore depicts two Masonic presidents, George Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt.
9.
The first scene of the movie takes place in the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.
10.
The Teutonic Cross featured in the 32nd Scottish Rite degree is used in the movie's advertising material.

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