Angels And Demons

Posted: May 15, 2016 in Book Reviews

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Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

710 pages.

Robert Langdon is a Harvard professor and symbolist. When a scientist is murder at C.E.R.N ( European Organization for Nuclear Research) and found dead and branded with the ancient brand of the Illuminati

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Professor Langdon and Vittoria, the daughter of the murder scientist are soon dragged into a chase through Rome to find the mysterious Illuminati.

The Pope is dead and every cardinal in the world are now in Rome to elect a new pope. Every hour on the hour each one of the preferetti (pope hopefuls) will die. 4 In total, each one to die on one of the alters of science. Churches devoted to the 4 elements of science. Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Each one branded with the Illuminati brands.

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The Camerlinga, The one who holds the Popes office till a new Pope is elected,  will be the final victim, being Branded with the final brand, the infamous Illuminati diamond.

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Back at the Cern Labs the worlds first created Anti-matter has been created. this Anti matter is now rigged like a bomb and has been stolen. It set to go off like a bomb at midnight destroying the Vatican and bringing the Catholic church down with it. Destroying in a single blast the entire leadership, as well as their archives, riches and ending the church as we know it.

This book is by far one of the best thrillers I have read in a long time. It is incredibly fast paced and riveting read. Reminds me of Michael Crichton’s techno thrillers but with religious mix and ancient enemies. Overall a fascinating read getting into the myth, legend and origins of religious faith, all the while playing on the science verses religion conflict since the days of the original Illuminati.

The power of secret societies and their infiltration into everything we know, banks, government, religion, media. All the while playing off the idea the they no longer exist.

“Everyone knows the brothers have faded into dust”

“A dangerous ploy, the most dangerous enemy is that which no one fears” (page 16)

The idea that the illuminati are still manipulating and controlling the world unseen, un-detected because no one believes they exist is an idea that is demonstrated in this book as a very real possibility.

The discussions about religion and its reason for existence and origins, is one that I have been contemplating for a long while. One passage in this book really stands out is this.

“Mr Langdon, all questions were once spiritual. Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called on to fill the gaps that science did not understand. The rising and the setting of the sun was once attributed to Helios and a flaming chariot. Earthquakes and tidal waves were the wrath of Poseidon. Science has now proven those Gods to be false idols. Soon all Gods will be proven to be false idols. Science has now provided answers to almost every question man can ask. There are only a few questions left, and they are the esoteric ones. Where do we come from? What are we doing here? What is the meaning of life and the universe?”  page 31-32

I really enjoyed how this book got into the theoretical history of the illuminati, though very briefly it made for a really entertaining read. The illuminati were  a group of renaissance scientist and artist who felt that true enlightenment could be brought forth through the sciences. Many believe that science and religion are not in opposition to each other. The church of the time felt differently however. The Illuminati were persecuted, hunted down and destroyed by the church and forever became the enemies of the church. Or at least the church believed they had been destroyed.

The Following except explains this briefly

“Satanic, this is the symbol of a Satanic Cult?”

“The Illuminati were satanic but not in the modern sense”

Most people pictured satanic cults as devil-worshiping fiends, and yet Satanist historically were educated men who stood as adversaries to the Church. Shaitan. The rumors of satanic black magic animal sacrifices and the pentagram ritual were nothing more but lies spread by the church as a smear campaign against their adversaries. Over time, opponents of the church, wanting to emulate the Illuminati, began believing the lies and acting them out. Thus modern Satanism was born.

“The Illuminati were survivors, When they fled Rome, they travelled across europe looking for a safe place to regroup. They were taken in by another secret society… a brotherhood of wealthy Bavarian stone craft masons call the Freemasons”

“Certainly the Masons are not satanic”

“Absolutely not. The Masons fell victim to their own benevolence. After harboring the fleeing scientists in the 1700’s the Masons unknowingly became a front for the illuminati. The Illuminati grew within their ranks, gradually taking over positions of power within the lodges. They quietly re-established their brotherhood deep within the masons. A kind of secret society within a secret society. Then the Illuminati used the world-wide connection of Masonic lodges to spread their influence.

The Illuminati grew more powerful in Europe and set their sights on America, a fledging government many of whose leaders were Masons – George Washington, Ben Franklin – Honest God-fearing men who were unaware of the Illuminati stronghold on the Masons. The Illuminati took advantage of the infiltration and helped found banks, universities, and industry to finance their ultimate quest. The creation of a single unified world state – a kind of secular new world order.”

Later in the book the symbolism in American culture, most notably on American currency and the illuminati influences is explained.

“I became fascinated with the cult when I first learned that U.S. currency is covered with Illuminati symbology.

“Look at the back. See the great seal on the left”

“The pyramid, do you know what the pyramid has to do with U.S. History?”

“The pyramid is an occult symbol representing a convergence upward, toward the ultimate source of illumination. See what’s above it?”

“An eye inside a triangle”

“It’s called a Trinacria. It’s emblazoned on Masonic lodges around the world. It’s Illuminati. They call it their shining delta. A call for enlightened change. The Eye signifies the Illuminati’s ability to infiltrate and watch all things. And the triangle is also the greek letter delta, which is the mathematical symbol for change, transition.”

There is so much awesomeness in this book, but  I fear I am rambling. From Illuminati infiltration, to religious transmutation to scientific discovery. This Book does an amazing job of bringing old conspiracies, religious dogma and worship and science to a thrilling story line with non stop action. I loved this read and would highly recommend it to any one.

I would like to just leave you with this thought from Angels and Demons

“Doubt is your last shred of control. It is doubt that brings souls to you. Our need to know that life has meaning. Man’s insecurity and need for an enlightened soul assuring him everything is part of a master plan. But the church is not the only enlightened soul on the planet! We all seek God in different ways. What are you afraid of? That God will show himself somewhere other than inside these walls. That people will find him in their own lives and leave your antiquated rituals behind? Religions Evolve! The mind finds answers, The heart grapples with new truths! God is not some omnipotent authority looking down from above, threatening to throw us into a pit of fire if we disobey. God is the energy that flows through the synapses of our nervous systems and the chambers of our hearts. God is in all things!”

I give his book an easy 10/10 book worms. Just Loved it!!

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