In September 2009, Dan Brown was asked to address the annual gathering of the Scottish
Rite (Southern Jurisdiction) in Washington DC, but because of his schedule, could not attend.
His response reads, in part:
In the past few weeks, as you might imagine, I have been repeatedly asked what attracted me to
the Masons so strongly as to make it a central point of my book. My reply is always the same:
"In a world where men do battle over whose definition of God is most accurate, I cannot
adequately express the deep respect and admiration I feel toward an organization in which men of differing faiths
are able to 'break bread together' in a bond of brotherhood, friendship, and camaraderie."
Please accept my humble thanks for the noble example you set for humankind. It is my sincere
hope that the Masonic community recognizes The Lost Symbol for what it truly is... an earnest attempt to reverentially
explore the history and beauty of Masonic Philosophy.