So what exactly is the missing symbol in Dan Browns’ book? "The missing symbol?"
So you’ve read Dan Brown’s thriller The Lost Symbol, or you want to read it, but first you’d like to know what the missing symbol in the title is. Don’t even take a look at the next paragraph, because it contains the answer. Please stop now if you prefer to read all 509 pages.
In fact, I lied. To prevent you from reading the answer inadvertently, I have quoted the so-called secret teachings of all ages on the cover of The Lost Symbol: “Living in this world without being aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering through a large library without touching the books “.
On the last page of the book, Robert Langdon realizes that the missing symbol is God, representing unlimited human potential. Previously, his mentor Peter Solomon had shown him that the hidden Masonic message was a kind of surveyor’s boundary and boundary map of Washington, DC.
The Lost Word was found on a Masonic cornerstone on a spiral staircase deep within a pyramid inscribed with the Latin phrase Laus Deo – Praise the Lord.
That pyramid exists and is the cornerstone of the Washington Monument. 555 feet down a square spiral staircase is a copy of the Bible, The word, encased in the cornerstone of the monument. Dan Brown explains that all the holy books, from the Bible to the Koran, the Torah and the Hindu Vedas contain the lost symbol: God.
God is a symbol of the fundamental Ancient Mystery, namely that all human minds are not only created in the likeness of the great creative mind, but also the limitless nature of the mind makes us creators, or also gods.
As a red herring to deviate from the track, a real symbol, a circle surrounding a point (or ring road) is falsely given as the lost symbol. This ancient glyph often represents our Sun or God. In fact, viewed from above, the Washington Monument appears as a point in a circular plaza. In the first chapters of the book, Professor Langdon even mentions that he belongs to a secret cult that meets on the pagan day of the Egyptian sun god Ra. He mocks his students by referring to Holy Communion on Sunday.
You may actually find that you enjoy the story even more on second reading, especially knowing what our hero Robert Langdon is struggling to see before your eyes.