The Great Seal of the United States
The Great Seal of the United States
Csaba Osvath
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  1. Statement of IDEALS
  2. Propaganda and message

A. PYRAMID
- 4 Sides
- on the bottom level you will be either on one side or on the other
- getting to the top (the points all COME TOGETHER)
- The eye of GOD opens
- Number of ranges on the pyramid: 13
- Behind the pyramid: DESERT
- In front of the pyramid: PLANTS GROWING (Europe: wars, turmoil; America: flowering of new life)

B. NUMBER 13
- 13 states in 1776
- inscription on the bottom (1776)
- 1+7+7+6=21 (the age of reason)
- Number 13: Transformation and rebirth:
a. Last Supper: 12 disciples and Christ who will die and resurrect
b. 12 signs of the Zodiac + Sun

C. GOD (The God of Reason)
- "In God we trust"
- Not the God of the Bible
- Deism (Did not believe in the FALL)

D. NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM
- A new order of the world
- the USA is the New Order of the world

E. ANNUIT COEPTIS
- "He approves our accomplishments"
- "He has favored our undertakings"
- "He smiles at our activities"
- Contrast with the Tower of Babel

F. EAGLE
- The bird of Zeus
- Incarnation of a deity (the entering of God into the field of time)
- bringing pairs of opposites:
a. War: 13 arrows
b. Peace: Laurel leaves (13)
- principle of peaceful conversation
- Eagle looking at the direction of laurel (preferred over war)
- 9 feathers in his tale:
a. ringing the ANGELUS bell nine times: Gabriel revealing Mary that she would conceive and bear the Son of God; call to prayer; spreading good will
- Ben Franklin on eagle:
a. bad moral character
b. taking fish from the hawk
c. a tiny king bird can drive him away
d. Alternatives:
I. Turkey:
- the original native of America
- bird of courage
II. Rattlesnake
- temper and conduct of America
- emblem os wisdom (Natives)
- endless duration
- American original
- No eyelids: emblem of vigilance
- Never begins an attack; never surrenders when engaged
- poison of her teeth (digesting her food)
- her beauty increases with her age
- blue tongue (forked as the lightning)
- lives among impenetrable rock

G. 13 STARS in the form of the STAR OF DAVID:
- Solomon's Seal: Solomon used to seal monsters and giants into jars.
- Ring (magical) gave Solomon the power to command Demons and Monsters and to speak with animals (see Arabian Nights)

H. E PLURIBUS UNUM
- "Out of Many One"
- Created One nation from 13.

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