Whether your interest is mystical, metaphysical, or academic, this is a book you don’t want to miss. Wasserman has captured the power of both the Temple Mount and the structures that have been built there through the millenia. An icon in the history of monotheism, the Temple of Solomon has been a focal point for secret societies and esoteric mythology as well. Destroyed twice, first by the Babylonians, then by the Romans, it holds spiritual wealth that we are only beginning to understand.
Wasserman relies on both traditional bible accounts and apocryphal sources to weave together the history and symbolism of this sacred place. In order to move the book beyond a mere history of the Temple (a worthy exercise in and of itself) the author visited the Holy Land and the Temple site, focusing on his personal experience of the spiritual energy which made the site a major setting in the development of Freemasonry, the Crusades, and three major religions.
Available in both hardcover and paperback — and filled with photographs, paintings, and drawings — this is a great coffee table book, gift item, or religious/historical resource.