Friday, March 7, 2008

National Treasure: Book of Secrets Masonic Update

After the release of National Treasure: Book of Secrets, several posts about the links between the movie and the Scottish Rite including links to the Page 47 mystery were published here.

It turns out there's even more to it. The last two issues of "Scottish Rite Journal" have highlighted more real-world connections between the movie's production and the Scottish Rite. Walt Disney used real-world treasure hunts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City to promote the movie. All three treasure hunts ended at Scottish Rite temples.

All three of these buildings are architecturally and symbolically stunning.

The most recent issue of The Scottish Rite Journal contains a movie review by Richard E. Fletcher, 33ยบ. The article touches on more Masonic connections in the movie and hints that part III may have Masonic connections as well. Brother Fletcher says:

"At the premier we met the star, Nicolas Cage, and learned that he respects and admires Albert Pike. He even quoted Pike in our discussions. There's sure to be a third movie in this successful franchise, and I'm hoping there will be even more Freemasonry in it."

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