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Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings Volume 2: Riddles in Stone - The Secret Architecture of Washington D.C. (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 19 July 2007
This documentary explores the highly controversial subject of the design of America's capital. Was the city built to reflect the majesty of America's newfound freedom? Or the hidden agenda ... See full summary »


Christian J. Pinto

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Schimmel Joe Schimmel ... Himself - Expert
Stanley Monteith Stanley Monteith ... Himself - Expert (as Dr. Stan Monteith)
William Schnoebelen William Schnoebelen ... Himself - Expert
Blue Deckert ... Himself - Expert (as Ed Decker)
William T. Still William T. Still ... Himself - Expert
Ian Taylor Ian Taylor ... Himself - Expert
S. Brent Morris S. Brent Morris ... Himself - Expert (as Dr. S. Brent Morris)
Trevor W. McKeown Trevor W. McKeown ... Himself - Expert
Robert Hieronimus Robert Hieronimus ... Himself - Expert (as Dr. Robert Hieronimus)
Jim Alison Jim Alison ... Himself - Expert
Obadiah S. Harris Obadiah S. Harris ... Himself - Expert (as Dr. Obadiah Harris)
Buff Parry Buff Parry ... Himself - Expert
Peter Dawkins Peter Dawkins ... Himself - Expert
Zohara Hieronimus Zohara Hieronimus ... Himself - Expert
Jane Henson ... Himself - Expert


This documentary explores the highly controversial subject of the design of America's capital. Was the city built to reflect the majesty of America's newfound freedom? Or the hidden agenda of secret societies? With every major cornerstone laid by Freemasons, was the city built in a Masonic pattern? Embark upon this incredible journey as Riddles in Stone interviews experts on both sides of the heated debate. Watch as Freemason apologists defend some of the most direct and hard-hitting questions concerning the influence of Masonry in America, and its symbolism in Washington, D.C. Alongside them are leading researchers who maintain that occult architecture permeates the city, and conceals a secret agenda. Was D.C. laid out according to the pattern of the stars? Is there really a pentagram in the street layout north of the White House? Does a Masonic square and compass extend from the Capitol building to the Washington monument? And why is the city filled with zodiac symbols, mysterious ... Written by Christian J. Pinto

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19 July 2007 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »


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$15,000 (estimated)
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Official Selection: Los Angeles Film Festival (2007) See more »


Referenced in The Answer to the Lost Riddle: Capitol Secrets (2009) See more »

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The best documentary made on occultism, Freemasonry and ancient symbols
30 December 2009 | by javierdelriveroSee all my reviews

It is a great documentary about the real truth about the foundation of the United States and especially on the building of Washington D.C.

Certainly the subject is complex and controversial, considering that the main stream media and politicians do not want that these coded messages went revealed to the public. The previous review was certainly made by a Freemasons or by a person who belongs to the interest groups that are being exposed in the documentary. Otherwise we can not understand the rage and cynicism that the reviewer used to describe the film.

It is true that the documentary was made from a specific point of view made by Christians. However, even if we are not in favor of their cosmogony and fundamentalic interpretations of the world, the evidence about; Babylonian gods, Egyptian symbols, Greek mythology, Freemasonry and occultism, is irrefutable and carved in stones all along Washington D.C.

None can deny the writings of many of the main characters mentioned along the documentary like; Albert Pike, Johann W. Von Goethe, Manly P. Hall, Nicolas Roerich, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Benjamin Creme or even George Bush Senior. Which by themselves, have revealed the real meaning and interpretation that Freemasons and other secret societies give to those ancient symbols.

It is clear that Freemasonry core inner doctrine has won due to the spread of democracy which delivered justice and human rights to most countries around the world. Hence the exposure of their beliefs should not be a threat to them if they really teach such laudable values. Otherwise, it means that their real intentions are darker or susceptible of suspicion in a higher degree than the one that they would like to be appraised.

As Francis Bacon (one of the most mentioned philosophers around the trilogy of documentaries of Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings) once said:

"The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies". Francis Bacon

It is strongly recommended to see the documentary and create a judgment about the content, the creators, and the intentions in which the film was made, on your own. Do not let anyone to influence your criteria. The more access we have to information either if they are critics, lies or truths, makes us reflect on the world we live in and give us the tools to evolve as better persons.

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