Posted by: MtnWoman Silver | November 13, 2009

MtnWomanSilver on The Lost Symbol

Last week, I was given Dan Brown’s new book, The Lost Symbol, for my birthday. I just finished it and now I am thinking about it. Like his other fiction books I’ve read, The Da Vinci Code and Deception Point, The Lost Symbol has a hero and heroine, a plot full of intrigue, plenty of suspicious organizations and characters, and  lots of rushing about—by car, jet, heliocoptor, and foot. At times, I felt as if I were part of a guided tour of the D.C. area and at other times, I was sure I was in an Indiana Jones movie complete with ink-black rooms, torture chambers, secret, ritual rooms,  bug-infested tunnels, giant dead squid in acquariums, and burial in water-filled boxes.

Was it a good read? I’ve read better. Will it make a good movie? You bet, expecially since I do like Tom Hanks. Is it a profound book? Absolutely not, but it does contain three ideas worth considering.

1)  “We have barefly scratched the surface of our mental and spiritual capabilities.”

2)  “Human thought can literally transform the physical world.”

3)  “We are the masters of our own universe.”

These ideas are not new according to Dan Brown, but are part of ancient history that has been hidden in symbols to keep the  “unworthy” from using them for evil purposes. These ideas have not been hidden very well. What about the recent books and movies, What the Bleep do We Know? and The Secret? What about all the Seth books by Jane Roberts and Robert Butts? Their basic message is that our reality is created by our thoughts and beliefs.

I agree that we  create our own reality either by directly manifesting an idea into matter or by the way  we respond to something already created by ourselves or others. I agree that the power of this manifesting is amplified by like minds working together. If we accept these two ideas, we must think about the results of all of us focused on something whether for good or bad. If 6 billion people begin to think that peace is a better solution for the planet than war, what will happen? If the population of the United States is focused on fear every time Homeland Security raises the orange or  red alert for terriorism, what will happen? Do peace thoughts generate peace? Do fear thoughts bring about more fear? When does fear reach a critical point and extinguish hope?

I’m just thinking.

© MtnWomanSilver and MtnWomanSilver Speaks, 2009.


  1. I’m putting this blog url in my blogroll today! I think there’s an audience for this kind of thinking and writing, but they have to find you first. My blogroll won’t get the audience, but maybe it’ll be one beginning place. *** Btw, I love the photo heading. Is it a fabric artquilt, by chance?

    • Thank you so much for your comment. The photo heading is a 4′ x 8′ acrylic mural painting attached to the fence at the back of my studio patio. I had to move away from the mountains of Colorado and Tennessee, so I created my own view.

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