Although The Shadow of Solomon is a complex piece of work it is a wonderful collection of a vast array of theories. The author's dedication and detail is impeccable. Yes, he is a conspiracy theorist, but he goes to great lengths to back up his hypotheses.
Much of this book surrounds around Secrets from within Freemasonry. Mr. Gardner traces lengths of the organization as well as beliefs back to Solomon, and Ancient Egypt. It reads like a rich text book with bits of the author's fabulous sarcasm scattered throughout.
I should add that overall I disagree with his theories on the Life of Solomon, but nevertheless, I enjoy the thought process. For those interested in the subject this is a wonderful read.
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