MASONIC DOLLAR BILL



1. At the foot of the pyramid is a twig of acacia wood from which the Arc of the   Covenant was made that means the everlasting immortality of the soul.

2. The two circles are a symbol of eternity.

3. The "seeing eye" reflects that God is watching.

4. The flag represents patriotism of the country.

5. The pyramid signifies the release of the Israelis.

6. The unfinished pyramid reminds Masons that life on earth is not complete but will be completed in Heaven.

7. The eagle represents the Patron of Free Masonry, St. John The Evangelist.

8. The wing feathers of the eagle numbering 32 and 33 represent the highest number of degrees conferred on a Mason passing through the Scottish Rite.

9. The 65 wing feathers represent the Hebrew phrase meaning "together in unity". N

10. The 9 tail feathers indicate the number of degrees in the York Rite.

11. "ANNUIT COEPTIS" above the pyramid can be translated to "He has favored our undertaking".

12. The Latin Term "NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM" under the pyramid is translated into "a new order of ages".

13. The "Glory" above the eagle's head reminds a Mason of the periods of the day; 8 hours of labor, 8 hours of sleep and 8 hours of humility to God.

14. The triangle around the "All Seeing Eye" represents the Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

15. "In God We Trust" is the first question in Masonry.

16. The green color of the dollar bill represents the immortality of the soul.

17. "E PLURIBUS UNUM" indicates the brotherhood of Masons.

 

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All of the symbols on the one dollar bill have an historical connection with the oldest, largest, and most prominent secret society in the world, the Freemasons.

Freemasonry’s origin predates the American Revolution. Early in the 18th century the British Empire in its quest for world power needed a covert intelligence gathering agency with effective access to the people of Europe. Masonic lodges, which were basically Catholic institutions for building cathedrals, schools, and other structures were widely in use across Europe during the Middle Ages. About 1717 the British Secret Intelligence Service began to systematically purge the ranks of Masonry of Catholic influences. Covert intelligence gathering was hidden from rank and file Masons behind stories of Jewish antiquities and Christian Knighthood along with the “occult” cover of a multitude of mysterious degrees on initiation.

During the 18th century Freemasonry was always “patriotic” in Great Britain, but in America and France Freemasonry was a primary revolutionary force. Britain’s token resistance to the American Revolution allowed “New Age (novus ordo seclorum)” Deists and Freemasons to install a Masonic republic in North America complete with “checks and balances” designed to make it subservient to the money power of the Bank of England.

Freemasonry is an unofficial branch of the governments of Great Britain and the United States, and these governments see to it that the subject of Freemasonry is not discussed in the school systems. After young men and sometimes women demonstrate that they can keep the harmless secrets of Masonic ceremonies, passwords and signs they become prime candidates for key positions in government agencies.

In order to become a Mason one must first win the approval of a Mason and be sponsored in as a first degree, Entered Apprentice. Later one can advance to the second degree called Fellow Craft. After rising to third degree, Master Mason status one can obtain additional degrees by choosing to go the route of the Scottish Rite or he may take the other fork on the Masonic road by “traveling” along the York Rite.

Let’s go ahead and examine the symbols on the one dollar bill and find the hidden Masonic influence. The largest symbol on the dollar bill is the portrait of George Washington. Masons for many years have taken great pride in the fact that George Washington was an ardent Mason. He was a member of two lodges (plural membership being permitted in Virginia), he was the charter Master of Alexandria Lodge, later changed to Alexandria-Washington Lodge. He took his oath of office as President of the United States on the Bible of St. John’s Lodge of New York City, and took part in Masonic ceremonies in laying the corner stone of the capital in Washington, D.C.

In the Great Seal of the United States, as pictured on the back of the one dollar bill, is an eagle whose right wing has 32 feathers, the number of ordinary degrees in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The left wing has 33 feathers, the additional feather corresponding to the Thirty-Third Degree of the Scottish Rite conferred for outstanding Masonic service. The 9 feathers in the tail correspond to the nine degrees in the York Rite.

The eagle is a symbol of St. John the Evangelist, the great patron of Freemasonry. The arrows in its left talon refer to King David, a man of many wars and of much bloodshed. The olive branch in its right talon, the peaceful reign of Solomon who built the temple at Jerusalem. The 13 stars above the eagle’s head represent Jacob and his 12 sons or tribes of Israel and form the star of David which reminds a Masons of King David’s dream of building a temple which his son King Solomon finally realized. The 13 stars, in double triangular form and one in the center, are symbolical of the delivery of the children of Israel from their oppressors and their attainment to a glorious freedom. The latin inscription “E Pluribus Unum” (one composed of many) indicates brotherhood to the Masonic fraternity.

The unfinished pyramid showing two sides of thirteen layers is entirely Masonic. At the top of the pyramid inside a radiant triangle is the all-seeing eye of Providence that indicates that the Grand Architect (the Masonic term for God) is omnisciently and providentially watching mankind. The pyramid is Egyptian in origin and form, and a free interpretation of its symbolism reads: As the Israelites were delivered from bondage in the land of the Pharaohs and the pyramids of Egypt, so we are now free in our own country, and hereafter we will build for ourselves.

"In God We Trust” first appeared on U.S. coins after 1864 when Congress passed an Act authorizing the coinage of a two-cent piece bearing this motto. It was first printed on the one dollar bill in 1957 in compliance with an act of July 11, 1953 requiring that the motto be placed on all coins and currency as new dies were adopted. In 1856 the 84th Congress decreed “In God We Trust” to be the national motto of the United States replacing “E Pluribus Unum.” Since 1963 all denominations of money come inscribed with “In God We Trust.” The motto “In God We Trust” is truly Masonic. Every candidate on his initiation is required to declare that his trust is in God. He who denies the existence of a Supreme Being is debarred from privilege of initiation, for atheism is a disqualification for Masonry.

The United States Treasury Seal with its balance scale, key, and chevron is a distinguishing feature of American currency. It has appeared on every piece of paper money since 1862. The Treasury Seal, one might say, is the final stamp of approval that insures the legality of the currency. Combined with the expressed authority of the government and two signatures, it notarizes the contract, so to speak, made between the United States and the holders of its currency.

At the top of the Treasury Seal is a balance scale. Among the ancients a balance, or pair of scales , was a well-known recognized symbol of justice and fair dealing. This symbol is also recognized by Masonry in the degree of Prince of Jerusalem, the 16th degree in the Scottish Rite.

The Seal used on the first one dollar bill in 1862 had a Mason’s set square not a chevron. Until 1893 two treasury Seals were used, one with the Mason’s square and another with a chevron. Between the years 1893 and 1968 a Treasury Seal with only the Mason’s square was exclusively used. In 1968 the Masonic square was discontinued and afterwards only a chevron has been depicted between the scale and key.

The Treasurer is an officer found in all Masonic bodies whose duty it is to take charge of the funds and pay them out under proper regulations. He is simply the banker of the Lodge or Chapter and has nothing to do with the collection of money which should be made by the Secretary. The Treasurer’s jewel (symbolic of Masonic office) is a key as a symbol that he controls the money chest of the Masonic Lodge.

Freemasonry is sometimes though of as being religious. Its lodges have alters (sic), use the Bible and other sacred books, prayers are said, and one of their officers is called a chaplain. But to call Freemasonry a religion helps disguise its function as a recruiting depot, intelligence gathering “all-seeing eye,” and public “attitude” monitoring system for the American and British secret intelligence services. Freemasonry supplies the mortar (insider knowledge) and bricks (“enlightened” people) that are part of the foundation which supports the world’s financial ruling elite.

 

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