Symbols On The Dollar Bill
falsification of history has done more to impede human
development than any one thing known to mankind"
The following is an excerpt from the
government's side of the dollar bill story presented at:
"The Great Seal was first
used on the reverse of the one-dollar Federal Reserve note in 1935. The
Department of State is the official keeper of the Seal. They believe
that the most accurate explanation of a pyramid on the Great Seal is
that it symbolizes strength and durability. The unfinished pyramid
means that the United States will always grow, improve and build. In
addition, the "All-Seeing Eye" located above the pyramid suggests the
importance of divine guidance in favor of the American cause.
The inscription ANNUIT COEPTIS translates as "He (God) has favored our
undertakings," and refers to the many instances of Divine Providence
during our Government's formation. In addition, the inscription NOVUS
ORDO SECLORUM translates as "A new order of the ages," and signifies a
new American era."
What follows is from the Cecil Adams ("The Straight Dope") column on
the subject. I got it from: http://www.straightdope.com/. However, since he
only keeps the last 52 weeks on the Web, it's no longer there.
"As you know if you've read the fine print, what you see on the back of
a dollar bill is the great seal of the U.S., established by Congress on
June 20, 1782. The official interpretation is that the pyramid
represents strength and durability. It's incomplete because so is the
work of building the nation. The eye in the triangle is the all-seeing
eye of providence.
What makes the story interesting is that the eye and pyramid have links
to Freemasonry. The eye, for example, is said to be a symbol of the
Great Architect of the Universe, i.e., God. The symbolic significance
of the pyramid and the eye were well known to educated folk of the 18th
century, and one may argue that the Masons and the designers of the
seal were merely drawing on the same symbolic sources. But what if ...
one pauses pregnantly ... there's more to it?
Due to incomplete records, nobody knows exactly how many of the
founding fathers were Masons. But there were quite a few, including
George Washington, Ben Franklin, and possibly Thomas Jefferson.
Franklin and Jefferson were on the committee assigned to design the
great seal. This group produced a design calling for, among other
things, an all-seeing eye. While the eye was cool, the design otherwise
pretty much stank, and the job wound up getting dumped on the secretary
of the Congress, Charles Thomson. Thomson enlisted the aid of
Philadelphian William Barton. The two cooked up the scheme we have
today, incorporating the all-seeing eye plus a pyramid, because
everybody liked the idea of Egyptian symbolism.
It's not known if Barton and Thomson were Masons, and judging from
surviving correspondence there's no indication a Masonic connection
crossed anybody's mind at the time. But it's crossed lots of minds
since....Joseph Campbell, in The Power of Myth, proposed a wacky but
basically genial interpretation that works in Solomon's Seal and the
Pythagorean tetrakys and Egyptian folklore. Upshot: the seal is a
symbolical representation of democracy. Fine as far as it goes, but
lacking the essential element of paranoia. For this we turn to the
religious right, which sees the eye and pyramid as evidence of a
Masonic plot (by George Washington!) to destroy Christianity."
Below is an excerpt from a
"Skeptic Magazine" article by Tim Callahan.
following article reproduced from THE INSIDER. CLICK THE LOGO TO GO
WHY DOES THE U.S.
PRINT ANCIENT MASONIC SYMBOLS ON EVERY ONE-DOLLAR BILL?
"The symbol in question is the pyramid with an eye on the back of the
dollar bill. Below it is the Latin inscription Novus Ordo Seculorum,
which translates as "New World Order." Or does it? What we have here is
a compound error made up of bad Latin, bad spelling, and poor history.
Those readers who, like myself, took some Latin in high school, might
remember that the suffix "orum" is the genitive plural for nouns in the
second declension. Seculorum would have to be plural and mean "of the
worlds," which seems a rather clumsy phrasing. It certainly would be if
in fact the word in question was "seculorum." Actually...the
millenarian crowd has added the letter "u" between the "c" and the "l"
of the word printed on the dollar, which is seclorum or "of the ages."
Thus, far from saying "New World Order," Novus Ordo Seclorum reads "New
Order of the Ages." Since this symbol and motto are on the back of our
country's Great Seal and were put there when the nation was being
founded, they represent the revolutionary sentiment that by dispensing
with kings, whose rule was autocratic and based on force, and replacing
that system with a republic based on reason, balance of powers, and
self rule, the founders of our nation were creating a new order for the
Finally, if you point your
you'll find an entire PDF
pamphlet with an in-depth treatment of the historical development of
From Keith Woodard email@example.com
The American dollar bill is probably the world's best known
banknote, but how many people appreciate why the Great
Seal of the United States of America is printed on it, or
understand what these ancient symbols mean?
"On July 4, 1776, the
Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing
a committee to devise a seal for the United States of America. This
designed to reflect the Founding Fathers'
The symbols of the Great Seal,
which are featured on the dollar bill, are clearly intended to embody
the beliefs of those who founded the United States of America. The
current design of the Great Seal was approved by Congress on 20 June
1782, and the seal was introduced to the dollar bill in 1935. The
continued official use of Masonic symbols today indicates that these
beliefs remain at the heart of the U.S. establishment.
What were the beliefs of the
founders of America? Numerous sources [apparently] outside Freemasonry
report that the vast majority of the American founders and signatories
of the U.S. Constitution were Freemasons. Anti-Mason material2
routinely claims that almost all of America's founding fathers were
members of a Masonic Order. Official sources
within Freemasonry counter-claim that some but not all of America's
founders were Freemasons, and point out that the Masonic status of many
of the alleged Masonic founding fathers cannot be proven conclusively. The aforementioned
school of thought is corroborated by well-documented reports from some
authoritative Masonic sources; thus, Manly Palmer Hall, a thirty-third
degree Mason, wrote: "Of the fifty-five members
of the Constitutional Convention, all but five were Masons."3
One side of the Great Seal shows an ancient
Egyptian pyramid, beneath a triangle containing a glowing eye. The shining eye in the triangle is a certainly
a famous and common
Masonic symbol, although some Masonic sources prefer to deny this.
The All Seeing Eye (e.g. 1, e.g. 2,
3, e.g. 4, e.g. 5, e.g. 6, e.g. 7,
e.g. 8, e.g. 9,
e.g. 10) is one of the most important and
spiritual Masonic symbols, and the distinguished Freemason George Washington,
first President of the United States of America, wore it emblazoned
boldly on his Masonic apron. The front of the Great Seal displays an Eagle, which is also an important symbol in Masonic traditions. The use
of the blazing eye in the triangle motif, surrounded by rays of light,
in the official
seal of the Ordo Templi Orientis, confirms the occult significance
of this symbol.
American state has its own official State Seal. For instance, the Great Seal of the State of colorado bears the
ubiquitous radiant eye inside the triangle, together with other
The motto inscribed beneath the
pyramid in the Great Seal of America is "Novus Ordo Seclorum" which is
Latin for "New Order of the Ages", and synonymous with the "New World
Order". The momentous decision to print the
Great Seal on the dollar bill was taken in the 1930s by the government
minister Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965), who later became
Vice-President of the United States, second in command to President
Roosevelt, from 1940 to 1944.
Wallace literally believed that America was chosen by God to lead the
world in establishing the New World Order. In his biography of
this prominent American politician, D. McDonald wrote that: "Just as
Wallace thinks of America as the nation destined by God to lead the
world, so Wallace thinks of himself as a Messiah, an instrument through
whom God will guide America onward and upward."4 Wallace was
a prominent Freemason, and he made no attempt to conceal the extent of
his true beliefs when in 1934 he wrote, almost with prophetic religious
fervour, about the profound esoteric significance of the Great Seal:
"It will take a more definite recognition of the
Grand Architect of the Universe before the apex stone [capstone of the
pyramid] is finally fitted into place and this nation in the full
strength of its power is in position to assume leadership among the
nations in inaugurating 'the New Order of the Ages'."5
It is difficult to elucidate
the full meaning of the symbols in the official Great Seal of the
United States, because they are occult symbols which carry profound
esoteric meaning from a truly ancient secret society which may be older
and more far-reaching than the Masonic order. There are various
interpretations in the public domain, but the truth is known only to
initiated insiders. What is most important in the context of this
article is that these are ancient religious symbols hold special hidden
significance, and their use by the American government reveals
something about the secret beliefs of those in
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NOTES & FURTHER READING
||Federal Consumer Information Center website, page
about the Great Seal of the U.S.
||Still, W. T., 1990. New World Order:
The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies Louisiana, USA: Huntingdon
House, p 61.
||Picknett, L. & Prince,
C., 2000. The Stargate
Conspiracy: The Truth About Extraterrestrial Life and the
Mysteries of Ancient Egypt New York, USA: Berkley Publishing Group.
||Hall, M. , 1951. America's
Assignment with Destiny. Los Angeles, USA: Philosophical
Research Society, pp 96-97.
||MacDonald, Dwight, 1948. Henry Wallace: The Man and the Myth.. New
York, USA: Vanguard Press, p116.
||Wallace, Henry A., 1934. Statesmanship and
Religion. New York, USA: Round Table Press, Inc, pp 78-79.
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