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Secrets of the Great Seal of the United States Revealed
Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | AP

Posted on 02/12/2008 7:18:25 AM PST by Smelly_Fed

WASHINGTON — Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is. The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the emblem on the back of the US$1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult, and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure. It is rather the nation's stamp of authority, sovereignty and power, gracing cash and embossing the most important of documents from its home at the State Department, which has held it since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the first secretary of state. Not that the Seal's symbols — the all-seeing eye, the unfinished pyramid, the Latin phrases, the bald eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows and the number 13 — aren't powerful. They are, historians say. Yet their meanings have been misidentified, misunderstood and misrepresented almost since the Continental Congress first commissioned the Seal in 1776. It would be another six years before the original design was approved and another 128 before it evolved into its current form. Along the way, a movement to decipher the Seal's meaning with ancient Egyptian, mystical and otherwise other worldly explanations has gained currency. The Internet age has seen an explosion in such conspiracy theories, many which have now been ingrained in public consciousness through the popular "National Treasure" movie franchise that serves up a combination of Masonic lore and historical myths in blockbuster Hollywood fashion.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: conspiracy; freemasonry; greatseal; marines; masonic; origins; statedept; symbol; symbols; thomasjefferson; treasury
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Nice of them to let freemasons off the hook after 225 years. What are the conspiracy theorists going to do with themselves now?
1 posted on 02/12/2008 7:18:35 AM PST by Smelly_Fed
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To: Smelly_Fed; uglybiker

Ping for Freemasonry.


2 posted on 02/12/2008 7:19:28 AM PST by Smelly_Fed
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To: Smelly_Fed

Deny


3 posted on 02/12/2008 7:19:58 AM PST by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: Smelly_Fed

That’s just what THEY want you to believe, man. ;-)


4 posted on 02/12/2008 7:20:12 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: uglybiker

ping


5 posted on 02/12/2008 7:20:25 AM PST by mnehring (Make your plans to fit the circumstances. - General George S. Patton, Jr)
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To: Smelly_Fed

Yeah, that’s what THEY want you to think. :-)


6 posted on 02/12/2008 7:20:42 AM PST by LambSlave
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To: Smelly_Fed

7 posted on 02/12/2008 7:21:53 AM PST by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff”—Ronald Reagan)
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To: Smelly_Fed

Dan Brown is doing his latest novel using some of this stuff. The symbols are interesting, and still hold occult data (the all-seeing eye, for example, symbolizes the “unity” of all consciousness), but to me a dollar is still worth the paper it’s printed on, about 12 cents.


8 posted on 02/12/2008 7:22:09 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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What are the conspiracy theorists going to do with themselves now?

Not to worry. Their latest project is to find clues predicting 9-11 in the Great Seal.

9 posted on 02/12/2008 7:23:37 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: Smelly_Fed

Who are you going to believe? Priscilla Linn or Nicolas Cage?


10 posted on 02/12/2008 7:25:13 AM PST by SittinYonder (Ic t gehate, t ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille furor gan)
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To: Fresh Wind

“Not to worry. Their latest project is to find clues predicting 9-11 in the Great Seal.”

Haven’t you seen that trick where you fold a $20 bill a certain way and it reveals the twin towers buring?


11 posted on 02/12/2008 7:26:03 AM PST by wilco200 (I'm starting the think the entire Republican Party has jumped the shark)
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To: Smelly_Fed

The rendition of the seal at the link is not well executed. They Feds need to hire a decent illustrator to reproduce the excellent engraving found on our currency in a modern color version, if they’re going to do it all at!


12 posted on 02/12/2008 7:26:33 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: wilco200

Here it is...

http://www.foldmoney.com/


13 posted on 02/12/2008 7:27:00 AM PST by wilco200 (I'm starting the think the entire Republican Party has jumped the shark)
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To: BlueStateBlues
The symbols are interesting, and still hold occult data

Symbols are what you want them to be. During the 18th century and prior, when it was rare for the masses to be literate, symbols were used to convey meanings- and few of the meanings were 'occult' (hidden). In some cases, they were used by occultists and the like, but more often than not, they predated the occultic use. The pentagram, for example, is commonly seen as an occultic symbol, but is also used as a symbol of time (8 year cycle), spring, the direction East, etc..

Imagine a time when few were literate, yet messages had to be passed.

14 posted on 02/12/2008 7:27:16 AM PST by mnehring (Make your plans to fit the circumstances. - General George S. Patton, Jr)
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To: Smelly_Fed

Just another distraction that takes our watchful eye off of the big ball.

Unless you are following the HUGE Congressional Committee hearings on baseball and steroids. Then the distraction is the LITTLE ball.

Stay focused on Congress!!
Their actions speak louder than any words, printed or MSM repeated.


15 posted on 02/12/2008 7:29:04 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: Smelly_Fed

bookmark


16 posted on 02/12/2008 7:29:33 AM PST by uddaudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
The most beautiful is the famous "Signing of The Declaration of Independence" on the back of the $2 bill.

I keep one just to stare at every now and then.

17 posted on 02/12/2008 7:30:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Smelly_Fed

I, for one, welcome our new Overlord.

18 posted on 02/12/2008 7:30:26 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Quix
ROSWELL DUMMIES!!!

19 posted on 02/12/2008 7:31:38 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Smelly_Fed

OK—and while we’re at it, I’d like to hear their explanation for the upside-down stars in HillBillary’s flag, too....

Dick G

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20 posted on 02/12/2008 7:32:53 AM PST by gunnyg
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