In "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" by Manly P. Hall, he outlines "the cryptogram as a factor in symbolic philosophy." In this book he shows
the major importance of cryptic ciphers that were used by the ancients and the keepers of mystery knowledge. Hall was viewed by many freemasons as
their greatest philosopher.
“No treatise which deals with symbolism would be complete without a section devoted to the consideration of cryptograms. The use of ciphers
has long been recognized as indispensable in military and diplomatic circles, but the modern world has overlooked the important role played by
cryptography in literature and philosophy.” Manly P. Hall- The Secret Teachings of All Ages
The rosicrucians and the freemasons were particularly adept at the use of coded ciphers in their literature, philosophy and artistry in order to hide
secrets passed down through the ancient mystery schools. Decoding these ciphers is the very key to their secret knowledge.
Most Rosicrucian and Masonic symbolic ciphers have more than one meaning… One meaning for the laity and another for the adept that understands the
symbolism and can decode the secrets of the cipher, thus the symbolism of the Great Seal of the United States can be viewed in multiple ways.
Manly P. Hall referred to the Great Seal of the United States (placed on the dollar bill in 1933 by 32nd degree freemasons FDR and Henry Wallace)
“Careful analysis of the seal discloses a mass of occult and Masonic symbols, chief among them the so-called American eagle- a bird which
Benjamin Franklin declared unworthy to be chosen as the emblem of a great, powerful, and progressive people. Here again only the student of symbolism
can see through the subterfuge and realize that the American eagle upon the Great Seal is but a conventionalized phoenix, a fact plainly discernible
from an examination of the original seal.” Manly P. Hall- The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Note that the phoenix is related to the Egyptian god Osiris, for his body was carried to Byblos (Phoenicia) where it stayed inside of a tree until it
was later revived, for a time, through magic by his beloved wife Isis, until it was later stolen and dismembered by his evil brother Set, thus the
phoenix is a symbol of the death and rebirth of Osiris.
The Obverse and Reverse of The Great Seal of the United States of America
“The significance of the Mystical number 13, which frequently appears upon the Great Seal of the United States, is not limited to the number of the
original colonies. The sacred emblem of the ancient initiates, here composed of 13 stars, also appears above the head of the “eagle.” The motto,
E Pluribus Unum, contains 13 letters, as does the inscription, Annuit Coeptis. The “eagle” clutches in its right talon a branch bearing 13 leaves
and 13 berries and in its left a sheaf of 13 arrows. The face of the pyramid, exclusive of the panel containing the date, consists of 72 stones
arranged in 13 rows.”
The number 72 has special significance as relates to the story of Osiris, who was bound by 72 accomplices of Set into a magic box, where he was then
thrown into the Nile. There are also 72 pentagrams binding the 72 angels/demons in the mural painted within the Capitol Dome, called the
“Apotheosis of Washington”. Barrack Obama also made this cryptic comment to those that are in the know:
“We will even point out how Obama, like George Bush before him, sent the appropriate signal to those who were meant to understand it, when
he acknowledged this mystical value ‘72,’ saying he would complete his first 100 days ‘…in 72 days. And on the 73rd day, I will rest.’"
72 stones in 13 columns to the pyramid on the Great Seal! This will become very important later.
Now the key to the cipher (the reverse of the Seal) is the Mayan calendar, which is clearly encoded within the reverse seal.
Below the pyramid, depicting 72 stones in 13 rows, is the date of 1776 in Roman numerals at the base of the pyramid. This date just so happens to
have great significance in the Mayan calendar, along with the year 2012, as 1776 is the start date of the final cycle of 13 Katun, leading to the
final Katun 2012, hence the importance of the number 13, which had special significance, not only to the founders, but also to the Maya. Clearly, the
numbers and dates for the founding of the “New Atlantis” were chosen carefully, and not by accident.
But something else that I found ciphered within the reverse of the Great Seal is the year 2033, which was mentioned by Protoplasmic Traveler in one of
his excellent threads on All Roads Lead to Rome
. He found this picture (not sure
where he got it, but it looks like Masonic literature of some kind) and confirmed the information and date with other insider sources that he has.
Where’s the connection to 2033? Well, the 13 steps of the pyramid represent 13 ages or cycles that must be completed before the final cycle, or the
great architect appears to complete the “great work,” represented by the eye of Horus that sits as the capstone (apex stone) of the pyramid.
These ages or cycles were prophesied by the Maya as 13 final Katuns, starting with Katun 1776 and ending with Katun 2012, however, a Katun is
approximately 19.7 years, so the final Katun 2012, is cut off and not completed. If you take 12 Katuns times the 19.7, and then add that to the year
1776, you get 2012! If you take 13 Katuns times 19.7 years, and then add that to 1776, you get 2032.1.… So very close to 2033! Most of the
scholars that worked on this ended the cycle with 2012 because it was the end of the Mayan Long Count, and thus seen as the end of the calendar, but
if you take the math all of the way through and count all of the 19.7 years of all 13 Katuns, you will get so very close to 2033, the date that Proto
has found to be very important to the powers that be. And all of this was verified years ago by scholars that happened upon it purely by accident.
[edit on 15-5-2010 by HothSnake]