Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown (2009)

This book is about Robert Langdon's adventure seeking for 'Ancient Portal' in Washington D.C. in order to save his captivated dear friend Peter Solomon. Plots and everything are not much different from his other books: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and the latest one Inferno.

This book stimulates readers to seek for ancient terms and architectural sites described inside and that's what I love most about this book - provides new general knowledge to pursue. And to see things from different point of view. Freemasonry, Rotunda, George Washington, Ouroboros, Magic Square, Abramelin Oil, Akedah knife are little bit of new things I know from reading this book.

This kind of book open my mind more widely and tells me that earth has been there for more than five thousands years and there's so many things I don't know. Many things I see weird now may be common years ago or somewhere else, such as occultism and idolatry, those things did(or even do) exist. They might be not much different from modern science to us nowadays. The simple parable is: F4 was a big thing in 2001 but teens these days would find them old-fashioned and idolize EXO instead, but what's the difference? They are both groups of handsome men idolized by young girls at the moment. Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user, Trish said. Have a more mature faith...

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