The biggest conspiracy of it all regarding the "Illuminati eye in the pyramid" thingy...
It's all just a cool design, intended to distract people from the REAL symbol...
But no, seriously, I doubt that our Puritanical Christian forefathers, who designed the Great Seal used on the dollar bill, were thinking about
anything even remotely related to Astral Travel, 3rd Eye Chakras, or anything like that. They probably saw it as a nearly worldwide symbol of the the
eye of god. The pyramid itself was likely a symbolic representation of the 3-branch republic, likely with the Executive Branch at the top, supported
by the Judicial and Legistlative branches... or maybe it was the Judicial at the top, watching the other two branches carefully... Layers upon layers
of symbolism exist within the Greal Seal.
And since the FBI wasn't even created until 1908 by Attorney General Charles Bonaparte during the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, I doubt it's
about some sort of "Big Brother is watching you" thing either. Government back then just really wasn't as big a part of people's lives as it is
today. Though it's easy to imagine it always being Big Brother-like, it wasn't until after the 1950's that government really became big and
involved in everyone's life, and it has grown more and more so at the request of the average citizen. So no conspiracy there either.
From a web site on the history of the 1 Dollar Bill...
(On the back of the one dollar bill,) both circles, together, comprise the Great Seal of the United States. The First Continental Congress requested
that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal. It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it
If you look at the left hand circle, you will see a Pyramid. Notice the face is lighted and the western side is dark. This country was just beginning.
We had not begun to explore the West or decided what we could do for Western Civilization. The Pyramid is un-capped, again signifying that we were not
even close to being finished. Inside the capstone you have the all-seeing eye, and ancient symbol for divinity. It was Franklin's belief that one man
couldn't do it alone, but a group of men, with the help of God, could do anything.
"IN GOD WE TRUST" is on this currency. The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means "God has favored our undertaking." The Latin below the
pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means "a new order has begun." At the base of the pyramid is the Roman Numeral for 1776.
So, apparently the Eye in the Pyramid is a pretty widespread symbol of divinity. The origin likely dates back to ancient Egypt, when pyramids were
capped with brilliant shining tops of gold or other precious metals or gems. Since a pretty large majority of the Earth's current population's
ancestors probably spent at least a portion of their history near the pyramids, from a distance, it would be seen as a pyramid, with a large glowing
ball (the sun) shining down, and probably look very much like an eye, especially if the clever Egyptians shaped the gold differently near the center,
such as a bas relief or non-reflective design. Since pyramids also housed dead Pharoahs (who in life were considered incarnations of Ra, the sun god),
it would be a very powerful sight to any of the faithful at the time.
Before this, there were Ziggurats, mostly in the plains of Shinar/Sumeria, such as the Tower of Babylon would have been. These were considered mostly
places of mercantilism, or government, or even recreation at the base, but the very top was reserved as a sort of penthouse for the gods. It was
believed that the gods themselves would use it as a sort of summer home. Typically, they would be designed with the most brilliant and best materials
available (like gold), and would shine down brightly upon those looking up at it. No doubt that gold-plated pillars lining a hallway at the top would
look very much like a giant glowing eye...
Considering that the oldest fossils of humans are found in these areas, it is not too difficult to surmise that this image was something so vivid and
powerful in its day, that it was told to generation after generation of people, as they moved, migrated, and made new homes around the world. If it
became a symbol of anything at all, it would be because it was adopted from folkloric tales that stemmed up after generation upon generation
remembered less and less the origins of the symbol, and only the mysticism behind it.
Soooo...it CAN stand for 3rd eye chakras, or The Illuminati, or Our One-eyed Alien Masters from the Third Moon of Jupiter, or whatever anyone wants it
to mean. The origins, however, are a mere visual trick of the light among a people who had a very very strong involvement with the surrounding
religions of the time. And that left a symbolic impression that lasts to this day, roughly 5000-9000 years later.
And that, my friends, is the "conspiracy" of the eye in the pyramid.
[edit on 11/19/2004 by thelibra]