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Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn--Brown's most exciting novel yet.

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  1. 1. The Lost Symbol ebookTo download now please click the link below. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpectedsummons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture isinterrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with fivesymbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find anancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerouswisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason andbeloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only wayto save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlonginto a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one
  2. 2. inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Browns mostterrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, andtemples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn--Browns most exciting novel yet.ReviewsI liked this novel actually better than DV Code and A & D, which is ironic as itwasnt quite the page turner as those were, but the plot and ideas were morebelieveable. I was very interested in The Masons, as they were so much a part ofthe early patriotic/revolutionary era of the US. As usual there is a gruesome evilperson, with superhuman like skills and power. The whole story covers just, what a day!Interesting insight from Brown on the Masons or Noetic Science?: "a temple ofGod" refers to the "temple" of the brain; how "the created,...becomes theCreator"; when the eye is single, your body fills with light". For me the last partof the book added to my personal confirmation of what faith is, and that "ourminds can generate energy capable of transforming physical matter." I believeas Katherine stated, "As soon as we humans begin to harness our true power,we will have enormous control over our world..and be able to design reality,rather than merely react to it."How about this idea: God created us in his image, but not just our physicalbodies resemble him, but our minds! Now thats a a great idea, and correlateswith my LDS belief that we were all intelligences first, even before our spiritswere created. Because of this, we have God-like potential power, and indeed canbecome like him. We just havent learned all that is necessary ...yet.Interestingly, he refers to the Hebrew meaning of God, Elohim, which is plural.Hmmm, gives lots to think about, especially if you dont believe in God, or ifyour belief in God is limited.Love this idea also on p. 563, There are those who create, and those who teardown. The dynamic has existed for all time.Another perspective of atonement...."gathering what is bring orderfrom chaos, to find "at-one-ment", from this vantage point, His charactersdiscuss the inherent power of prayer groups, healing circles, singing in unison,worshipping en mass... unfortunately, no mention of Christ in that view, butthere is still much truth there. "We have barely scratched the surface of ourmental and spiritual capabilities." Can you believe a popular fiction novelpromoting such eternal truths? Id love to talk to others about this, but myhusband disliked the book. I thought it was great.I really enjoy Dan Browns stories. I have read Angels and Demon and The DaVinci Code, I am currently reading Deception Point and plan on reading Digitial
  3. 3. Fortress. I absolutely love his story telling. I have read mixed reviews and Ithink the negative reviews are just really people who are too serious in life. Forgoodness sake it is a book for entertainment, not a non-fiction story. Though Ihave read some non-fiction stories that are more fiction then Dan Browns book.Browns books are entertaining and make you look at thing in different wayswhich is good. Everytime I pick up Browns book, I am totally immersed in thestory and at the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next. I cantwait until the next book.It took me a bit longer to finish this book then I expected, but I am so glad thatI read it. Again, Dan Brown delivers a thought provoking story in his uniquestyle. I know others really dislike Browns style of writing saying that it follows aformula of the ultra dramatic and the never ending cliff hanger chapters, but Ijust dont tire of that at all. A great thrilling read. I cant wait to read the nextDan Brown book!Now boarding on track 33, the Symbolism Express departing for theFreemasons, the Invisible College, the Office of Security, the SMSC, the Instituteof Noetic Sciences and multiple points around the cryptic compass.Your temporal destination, not Paris and London, but Washington, D.C.Your conductor, Harvard symbiologist Robert Langdon, the Indiana Jones of thenew age.Tied to the tracks in the gathering darkness ahead and facing certain death, ifnot embarrassment, another keeper of the ancient mysteries including thewisdom of Solomon, not a man of the Louvre, but a man of the Smithsonian.Traveling alone, an attractive female relative of the man lashed to the tracks,not agent and cryptologist Sophie Neveu, but Noetic scientist Dr KatherineSolomon.Sitting in the engineers seat with a small stone pyramid rather than a chaliceholding down the deadmans pedal, a rogue and tattooed Mason in search ofapotheosis replaces Silas, "The Da Vinci Codes" rogue and scourged monk asour antagonist for the evening.
  4. 4. Hold on. Its going to be another bumpy ride.Dreams of déjà vu remind you what the journey will be like: short chapters,multiple points of view, conflicting agendas with something very large (yetunknown) at stake, the thrill of the chase, the almost-sexual tension of near-satisfaction again and again as answers appear and disappear, multiple stationstops for arcane wisdom instruction, and a desperate-save-humanity-hunt forsecrets youve stared at your entire life without comprehending.By the end of the novel, you wont be a 33rd Degree Mason and you wont belike unto a god in any way you can quite wrap your mind around, but you willhave experienced a high-adrenaline ride. This thrill is what the journey is allabout. Perhaps reality lurks around the edge of the plot and theme and perhapssacred messages lurk within the vast white spaces between the lines of blacktype, but thats not why were turning the pages from 1 to 509.Dan Brown has done it again, and upon reflection at the dawns first light, youllsee that he knows how to pull the right strings and push the right buttons andsprinkle the right esoteric seasonings across his smorgasbord of mysteries fromaround the world to keep readers addicted for the trip. On the last page, youmay well hope, along with Robert Langdon and Katherine Solomon that men andwomen will follow the ancient maps toward their true potential; but seriously,the novels destination really doesnt matter, does it, because the ride was thepeak experience you were seeking when you picked up "The Lost Symbol."The lost symbol by Dan Brown was a fantastic book. Even though this book is abit long, it does not disappoint. This book is the third book to the Da Vinci codeseries and is based yet again on Robert Langdon, a symbologist. It seems like heis always at the wrong place at the wrong time because in this book he is caughtin between another great mystery of the world but this time it is based inWashington DC, but later find out that he actually did not have to give a lecturebut instead was set up by the villain. As Solomon his friend and mentor which isa member of the infamous 33rd degree masons is kidnapped with his hand cutoff so that it could be the first hint to the great chase, he tries to solve the greatmystery of gaining ultimate power while at the same time finding his friend. Asthe antagonist Mal’akh is bent on finding a secret stair case that would lead himto great power, he manipulates Langdon by also kidnapping Katherine, his friendand the mason’s sister also because she is researching in secret technology. Theantagonist is also a master of disguise also with lots of money but none of those
  5. 5. matters to him since his goal in life was to be as powerful as great people inhistory like Isaac Newton. As Langdon works with the CIA they both try to findand save their loved ones. Throughout the story he finds a lost cap stone, withthe end reveling how to gain the ancient power which is in fact not something aperson can just tattoo on to their self. This book is fantastic because it takes reallife symbols and incorporates them into a fictional world so that we can connectto the events the main character goes through. Also this is a really good bookbecause from time to time has very interesting facts that also goes smoothlywith the story. The only bad thing that I would have about this book is that forthat lengthy book, only a few days go by. This book is definitely an awesomebook to read and I would recommend it to anyone.Its one of those books that once youve opened, youll find hard to close it beforeyouve reached the end. And the end, as always, is Symbolic - Something thataccording me, is obviated when talking about a Dan Brown novel. As exhilaratingas it can get, the story is about Robert Langdon deciphering the masonicpyramid. The pyramid, ostensibly, holds the secret that helps mankind unveil thetrue potential of a wisdom that is rendered unfathomable by the countlessdecades of ignorance that spawned upon mankind in the interim. And as itspalpable, the secret can be unveiled only by those who have the true potentialand character to do so. However, the villain, it seems, misinterprets the wholeideology as in a twirling plethora of confrontations, converts the secret into onethat he wants to use to reach the pinnacle of the devil.Inoculating himself withevilness, he moves ahead with a plan to acquire the secret and reach the zenithof demon. He believes that with utmost sacrifice combined with the magicalpower of the secret hidden within the masonic pyramid, hell become thesupreme dark force reigning the world. His planning was perfect and hisexecution was flawless. He even kills the protagonist. But wait, if the protagonistis dead, who helps the world in fighting the evil ? Well, you gotta read the bookto find that.. :)I must admit that I cant understand all the negative reviews of this book. Inholding with Angels and Demons and the Davinci Code, this is another vintageLangdon mystery brought to us by Dan Brown.Nobody quite melds such different themes into a book like Brown does; ancientmysticism, religion, masonic secrets and science. They were hallmarks of thefirst two Robert Landgon adventures and theyre in the Lost Symbol in spades.Langdon is summoned to Washington DC to give a last minute lecture for afriend of his, Peter Solomon, head of the Smithsonian Institute and 33rd degreeMason. What Robert discovers when he arrived at the lecture however issomething he couldnt have thought of in his wildest imagination. He finds his
  6. 6. long time friend Peter waiting for him, but only PART of him. Peters severedhand along with a cryptic message left by a madman, Peters captor.What transpires after that and along the course of the book is true Dan Brown.Riddles wrapped in mysteries, arcane rituals, ancient symbols, all leading on ahunt to find Peters abductor by the end of the night and unravel the mysteriesof the lost symbol.Brown didnt let me down with this one. While I thought Angels and Demons wasthe better of the two, both that and DaVinci code set a benchmark for this typeof mystery. A tough act to follow indeed. But I think Browns third offering in theseries is totally worthy of being held in the same regard as the preview twoRobert Langdon books. In addition, the Lost Symbol (as well as the previoustwo) make the reader reconsider whats dogma in regards to religion andscience. They make you reconsider paradigms that youve grown up with andhave accepted for, quite likely, your whole life. Thats the reaction I have to hisbooks in any event.I devoured this book in short order because the subject matter was VERYinteresting, as are the characters, and I just find Dan Brown has a great writingstyle. Very fluid and always engaging.To download now please click the link below.