All things considered took a trip to the House of the Temple and had a good conversation with Br. Brent Morris.
Best-selling author Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, draws heavily on the lore and mystique of the Freemasons. A visit to one of the locations in the novel, a prominent Masonic building in Washington, D.C., serves as an introduction to the history of the once feared and even reviled secret society.
The House of the Temple, the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, is an impressive and dignified edifice on Washington’s 16th Street. The design was inspired by the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, in Turkey. A couple of sphinxes on huge pedestals flank the steps.
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Nicely done Br. Morris.
Thanks for your kind words. Tuesday was not a typical day at the office! At 7:00 there were two Washington Post reporters waiting to interview me. At 10:30 it was Reuters TV, and at 12:00 NBC. And all the while Bro. Art de Hoyos was giving parallel interviews to other media. Robert Siegel of NPR just walked up the steps of the House of the Temple and started recording his story in our public spaces and then asked if someone could talk to him, and I was volunteered. Later that afternoon German Public Radio just dropped in, and I had another interview. Whew! The real crunch will be in a few months after people have read the book and decide they want to come see the sites mentioned therein.