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I'm in the Boston underground and just got to a puzzle about the Masons and a Magic Lantern.

There are 4 symbols being projected on a wall: justice, a cross, a globe, and a ship steering wheel. The hint is a lengthy text on the masons.

I just don't get the puzzle. What is the solution?

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I literally just did this!

The clues are in a letter you find, and they are as follows:

UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCE-OBEY AND BALANCE THE MORAL LAW
THE GLOBE OVER
BE IT CHRISTIANITY OF THE WEST
BUDDHISM OF THE EAST

The BALANCE is represented by the scales of justice. The globe is the GLOBE, obviously. The cross symbolizes CHRISTIANITY, and the steering wheel is a symbol for BUDDHISM.

Based on the last two lines, Christianity is of the West, so the cross goes on the left. Buddhism is of the East, so the wheel goes to the right.

Then, for the first two lines, the moral law is to be obeyed under all circumstances, so the scales are on the bottom. Furthermore, the moral law must be obeyed all over the globe, so the globe is on top.

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  • Yeah, I just contined my research and found it later. Funny thing is, when you read that text in the french version, there's no text in capitals.
    – Fredy31
    Nov 4 '12 at 4:20
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    Basically, if you are playing in another language, switch your console to english for this part, or you'll never find the solution to these puzzles by yourself.
    – Fredy31
    Nov 5 '12 at 13:19
  • Damn! I'm playing in spanish and these sentences have not directly translated. Now I understand because this had no sense :)
    – Dr. No
    Feb 26 '14 at 11:46

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