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Freemasonry: The History, Mystery and Truth

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest worldwide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. It is also a notoriously secretive organization...

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Freemasonry is the oldest and largest worldwide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. It is also a notoriously secretive organization, making it prime fodder for speculation, wild theories, Hollywood movies (like Nicolas Cage's National Treasure), and now Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.

In a provocative and revealing interview, Tarcher Talks host Joel Fotinos sits down with Tarcher editor-in-chief Mitch Horowitz (author of Occult America) to unravel the mystery behind Freemasonry. Drawing on the works of Manly P. Hall, a high-ranking honorary freemason and the most authoritative scholar on this topic, Horowitz discusses the origins of Freemasonry, its involvement with the founding of the United States, their mysterious symbols, famous Freemasons throughout history, the purpose behind the organization and the role that Freemasonry continues to play today.

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