Thursday, August 31, 2017

John Adams Afternoon Commute with Frank Albo and Scott Onstott


I was educated as an architect at the University of California at Berkeley (graduated 1992) and worked in a number of prominent architecture and engineering offices in San Francisco in the first chapter of my career. Computer aided design was young during the early 1990s and I discovered that I had a natural talent for it.

Technical books and videos on … AutoCAD, Photoshop, 3ds Max, SketchUp, and Revit. In the early days I self-published CD-ROMs and then DVD-ROMs. More recently I have partnered with Sybex/Wiley, Video2Brain, Infinite Skills, O’Reilly and where you can find my current video training products.

I had an epiphany which resulted in me taking a new direction in 2009. It took me more than a year of full time work to create an epic documentary called Secrets in Plain Sight, a densely-packed series about patterns found in art, architecture, urban design and the cosmos. Volume 1 runs almost 4 hours long and has been seen by many millions of people on youtube.

Volume 2 is a feature film available for sale in the Store on this site. I’ve also written related articles, done many interviews about my films and maintain a popular blog about the Secrets in Plain Sight. I have also written 7 books to date on Secrets in Plain Sight themes.


Dr. Frank Albo is an architectural historian and an expert on communicating new streams of knowledge in relation to the built environment and the cultures of the past. He holds graduate degrees in ancient Near Eastern languages, Western esotericism, and the history of art, receiving his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2012. Dr. Albo’s approach to architecture, landscape, and design seeks to transform public spaces into interactive journeys of discovery, which elevate the mind and promote a sense of wonder and inspiration. He was featured as the code-breaking protagonist in the best-selling book, The Hermetic Code (now in its fourth printing), and has lectured internationally on a broad range of subjects from the cosmology of Egyptian temples to the minimalism of Modern architecture.

His groundbreaking discoveries on the meanings encoded in public monuments, gardens, and cities have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, as well as in several radio, television, and documentary programs. With his comprehensive knowledge of world cultures, traditions, and beliefs, Dr. Albo has worked as a consultant for prominent museums and leading design firms. His client list includes the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the Royal Alberta Museum.  

“Frank Albo – a highly charismatic polymath – leads one of the very best tours of any public building anywhere in the world”  -- Max Anderson, Editor of Australia’s Adelaide Hills Magazine and Travel Writer for the Sydney Morning Herald  

He has also acted as an advisor for major film and television companies, including A&E, the History Channel, Discovery, Nightingale Film Group, and Stornoway Productions. Dr. Albo has a unique ability to peel back conventional history to provide new vistas of thought and perception that help us to re-imagine who we are and the communities to which we belong.

Topics Discussed Include: Manitoba Legislative Building, Alchemy, Carl Jung, Egyptology, The Great Pyramids, Solomons Temple, Isaac Newton, Freemasonry, Frank Worthington Simon,Norman Foster,The Illuminati, Corpus Hermeticum, Plato, Kisho Kurokawa, China Ghost Cities, Dubai, Amarna, Tie Creek Rock Formations, Kevin Lynch The Idea of a City, The Trident, The Psi Symbol, The Golden Ratio, Darren Brown, Clotaire Rapaill, Dr. Clotaire Rapaille.

Endcap: Excerpt from Secrets in Plain Sight by Scott Onstott

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