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On Sigils And Seals And Other Magical Matters

If someone sees a pentagram out and about, they usually assume the worst. On the other hand, the money they carry in their pockets are laced with symbols and sigils. The tendency is to conclude whatever is "out there" is probably bad news, whereas money must be good, right? Right.

On Sigils And Seals And Other Magical Matters

If someone sees a pentagram out and about, they usually assume the worst. On the other hand, the money they carry in their pockets is laced with symbols and sigils. The tendency is to conclude whatever is "out there" is probably bad news, whereas money must be good, right? Right.

Enter the Great Seal of the United States. Here it is for reference:

Now, if you saw either of these things out of context, you'd probably think to yourself--"Oh Gee Willikers--that looks a lot like magic stuff!"You would of course be right.

However, the seal did not always look like this. Congress rejected two previous designs:

Notice the vast difference in design and wording. The "approved" version reads "I have favored the new order of the ages".

The original reads first "forever" and then secondly "With God's favor, forever". The last is a Phoenix rising out of the ashes that originally had this motto:

On the pillar in the shield is a "Phoenix in Flames." Baron said, "The Phoenix is emblematical of the expiring Liberty of Britain, revived by her Descendants, in America." Earlier there had been a mythical phoenix on South Carolina's five-shillings note (left) issued in 1778. (Barton used another bird, a rooster, at the top of his first design, which was even more complex than this one.) [1](http://www.greatseal.com/committees/thirdcomm/index.html)

The wording itself is indicative of a Great Shift--but the other thing that is mistaken is that the pyramid is not "finished". There were step pyramids like that of Djoser:

1280px-Saqqara_pyramid_ver_2

It was designed to not have the tip finished. Certainly, there was no eye with a triangle in it, and the "Eye of Providence" is a clever way of suggesting that it could refer either to the Pilgrims that landed in Rhode Island and the Eye of God, or something more secular like a God of Forces.

Later Egypt was most certainly worshipping the God of Forces and no other, a fact which caused their downfall.

The point, however, is that the original artwork is more consistent with not having a "New World Order". The fact Congress rejected the first ideas means on some level at that point in time, they were more interested in the idea of having some sort of New World Order and that was what everyone could agree upon. The Eagle, of course, which was adopted over the Phoenix, concerns going to war moreso than a "renewal of liberty". Combine that with the Great Seal that was accepted and it says in essence "Yeah, we like God, but we also especially like old empires and how they rolled when it came to their enemies".

That second bit sounds a bit more like something someone in a Roman Legion might say, and we know that the Roman Legion did some "not so good things" for both Rome and ultimately the world.

So, was all of Congress at that point being overrun by a spirit of "The Legion"? I will let you, gentle reader, decide that with an eye toward what is happening in the world now.

Something interesting to consider though is what if every dollar you were making was really symbolic of Christ being re-crucified? Might that change your purchasing habits? A penetegram on the ground does not seem so bad by comparision...


  1. http://www.greatseal.com/committees/thirdcomm/index.html ↩︎

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