“European mysticism was not dead at the time the United States of America was founded. The hand of the mysteries controlled in the establishment of the new government for the signature of the mysteries may still be seen on the Great Seal of the United States of America. Careful analysis of the seal discloses a mass of occult and Masonic symbols, chief among them, the so-called American eagle . . . The American eagle upon the Great Seal is but a conventionalized phoenix [signifying the new age rising from the ashes of the old].”- Manly P. Hall The Secret Destiny of America (1944)
The Great Seal of the United States contains within it many occultic signs and symbols.
• 13 leaves in the olive branch
• 13 bars and stripes in the shield
• 13 arrows in the right claw
• 13 letters in the “E Pluribus Unum” on the ribbon
• 13 stars in the green crest above
• 32 long feathers on its right wing representing the 32º in Freemasonry of ordinary degrees of the Scottish Rite
• 33 long feathers on its left wing representing the honourable 33º in Freemasonry of of the Scottish Rite
• 13 rows of masonry in the Pyramid.
• 72 stones
• 13 letters in Annuit Coeptis
• 9 tail feathers number , the number of degrees in the York Rite in Freemasonry.
“The 72 stones are the 72 arrangements of the Tetragrammaton, or the four-lettered name of God, in Hebrew. These four letters can be combined in 72 combinations, resulting in what is called the Shemhamforesh, which represents, in turn, the laws, powers, and energies of Nature by which the perfection ofman is achieved.The Pyramid then is the Universal house, and above its unfinished apex is the radiant emblem of the Great Architect of the Universe.” – The Secret Destiny of America – Manly P Hall
The 13 stars or pentagrams are arranged in the shape of Seal of Solomon. It contains 6 points, 6 angles and 6 planes.
“America is not complete, and will not be complete, cannot be complete, until Mexico is again part of America as she was in the long ago, and when Mexico is once again a part of the United States, then will the cap‐stone have been set on the Pyramid and the reverse side of the United States seal will be cut.”-Fundamental Laws: A Report of the 68th Convocation of the Rose Cross Order: pg. 24
“The two sides of America’s seal express in Heraldry the countless ages of the evolution of man. This evolution had its beginning even before the time of the so‐called or misinterpreted ‘fall’ of man. The seal symbolizes man’s progress in Egypt (eagleland ‐‐ America’s actual fatherland) where, for a time, a wondrous race incarnated to build an unexplainable and inconceivable monument as a symbol of, and memorial to, the knowledge imparted to her by the more ancient Atlantis.” – The Teachings of the Masters, the Wisdom of the Ages Swinburne Clymer