Beyond The Lost Symbol: VisionTV examines the truth behind Dan Brown's

TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown's newest thriller, The Lost Symbol, arrived in bookstores this week, smashing sales records on its way to the top of the best-seller lists.

In The Lost Symbol, Brown sends his hero, intrepid "symbologist" Robert Langdon, in search of Masonic secrets hidden in the famous landmarks of Washington, DC.

Just another preposterous plot from the king of airport-kiosk hardcovers? Maybe.

Or maybe not.

On Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT, VisionTV presents Halifax, Nova Scotia filmmaker John Wesley Chisholm's Supernatural Investigator: Occult Architecture, a documentary that reveals the facts behind Brown's fiction.

Do the great monuments of Washington, DC conceal hidden meanings? Did the planners and builders of America's capital secretly encode Masonic symbols into the city's art and architecture? In this half-hour film, Chisholm explains how and why occult images came to be carved into the very stones of democracy's bastion.

A prolific documentary filmmaker (see, John Wesley Chisholm is also a Scottish Rite Freemason and a leading Masonic researcher - one whose work even receives a mention in Brown's The Lost Symbol.

Occult Architecture will be followed on Sept. 29 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT by Chisholm's documentary Enigma: Masonic Conspiracies, which investigates the dark rumours of evil deeds that have surrounded the secretive Freemasons for centuries.

Supernatural Investigator: Occult Architecture and Enigma: Masonic Conspiracies were produced for VisionTV by Halifax-based Arcadia Entertainment Inc.

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