IT BEGAN as a curious glance at two sphinxes on the Manitoba Legislature and resulted in the remarkable discovery of one of the greatest cover-ups in Canadian history. After years of painstaking research, specialist of ancient religions and secret societies, Frank Albo, uncovers a spine-tingling trail of occult clues concealed in the building’s architecture, including hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked it has escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years!
As Albo pieces together the complex jig-saw puzzle an astonishing pattern emerges - a web of concealment in the original blueprints and in the building’s iconography pointing to a secret plot. He reveals the building to be a library of coded messages and secret teachings inscribed in a Masonic language. Is it possible that Canada’s historic centerpiece is really a conduit of magical power? Is the building’s location in the centre of North America a site for numinous earth energies? The Manitoba Legislative Building is the undisputed architectural gem of the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba. Yet few people know of its occult secrets.
The Hermetic Code chronicles Frank Albo's search to uncover the mystical ambitions of the building's architect, Frank Worthington Simon. In an edifying feast of religious mythology, occult history, and code-breaking symbolism, The Hermetic Code unravels a Rosetta Stone of mystical architecture in the heart of the Canadian prairies.
Hard-cover, 131 pages with index, over 100 full-color illustrations
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
FRANK ALBO is a Research Fellow at the University of Winnipeg and a specialist in ancient Near Eastern religions and Western esoteric traditions. His groundbreaking discoveries on the Freemasonic symbolism in the Manitoba Legislative Building have been featured in several national and international media, as well as the recently published bestseller, The Hermetic Code (2007). Frank is presently a Huygens scholar in the Department of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam and a doctoral candidate in the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, UK.