Focus - December 2009
Dan Brown – Letter
The letter from Dan Brown reproduced above was sent to the Southern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite on the occasion of their 2009 Supreme Council Session. Mr. Brown had been invited to address the guests attending but, because of the release of his new book—The Lost Symbol—he was necessarily involved with activities relating to that event.
The Lost Symbol
Several Masonic details used in the book The Lost Symbol are incorrect. These inaccuracies were noted in the Nov/Dec 2009—Scottish Rite Journal—and are reprinted here for your information.
There are several Masonic details that are wrong—they don’t detract from the story, they’re not anti-Masonic, but they miss the mark. Here are some of them:
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