In 1934, Secretary of Agriculture, soon-to-be Vice-President (1940-44) and 32nd degree freemason Henry Wallace submitted a proposal to the president to mint a coin depicting the seal's obverse and reverse. President Franklin D Roosevelt, also a 32nd degree freemason, liked the idea but opted to instead place it on the dollar bill. According to Henry Wallace, in a letter dated February 6, 1951, "the Latin phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum impressed me as meaning the "New Deal" of the Ages."
"Roosevelt as he looked at the colored reproduction of the Seal was first struck with the representation of the 'All-Seeing Eye,' a Masonic representation of Great Architect the Universe. Next he was impressed with the idea that the foundation for the new order of the ages had been laid in 1776 (May 1st, 1776, founding of the Illuminati) but would be completed only under the eye of the Great Architect. Roosevelt like myself was a 32nd degree Mason. He suggested that the Seal be put on the dollar bill rather that a coin."
Besides being a high ranking freemason and having the distinction of introducing socialism into the American political system, Roosevelt was allegedly a member of a secret society called the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystics Shrine (Shriners), attaining the grade of a Knight of Pythias. The Order of Nobles and Mystics claimed to be an offshoot of the Illuminati. The list of notables that the Order claimed as their own includes many who were also members of the Rosy Cross; Mirabeau, Frederick the Great, Goethe, Spinoza, Kant, Sir Francis Bacon and Girabaldi.
Freemasons, Walter Flemming and William Florence founded an American branch in New York, 1870. Membership in the order was open only to Freemasons who had reached the 32nd degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite or those who've attained the last degree of the York Rite, the thirteenth degree (Knight Templar).
The Order of Nobles and Mystics have origins which date back to the seventh century -apparently founded by a descendent of Mohammed. Author Michael Howard describes the Order's symbols.
The symbol of the Order is a crescent moon, made from the claws of a Bengal tiger, engraved with a pyramid, an urn and a pentagram. The crescent is suspended from a scimitar and in the Order is a representation of the Universal Mother worshipped in ancient times as Isis. The horns of the crescent point downwards because it represents the setting moon of the old faith at the rising of the Sun of the new religion of the brotherhood of humanity. (The Occult Conspiracy, p.93)
According to Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, Roosevelt's Shriner's have a ritual similar to a satanic ritual called "The Ceremony of the Stifling Air", or better known as "L'air Epais." LaVey says that this rite was originally performed "when entering the sixth degree of the Order of the Knights Templar." Remember that if the Masonic candidate chooses to follow the York Rite, after he completes the 13 th degree called the Knight Templar, he can apply to become a Shriner.
LaVey describes the Templars' ritual thus:
The original Templars' rite of the Fifth degree symbolically guided the candidate through the Devil's Pass in the mountains separating the East from the West (the Yezidi domain). At the fork of the trail the candidate would make an important decision: either to retain his present identity, or strike out on the Left-Hand Path to Shambhala, where he might dwell in Satan's household, having rejected the foibles and hypocrisies of the everyday world.
A striking parallel to this rite is enacted within the mosques of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, an order reserved for thirty-second degree Masons. The Nobles have gracefully removed themselves from any implication of heresy by referring to the place beyond the Devil's Pass as the domain where they might "worship at the shrine of Islam."
Once the celebrant has taken this degree, he embarks upon the Left Hand Path and chooses Hell in place of Heaven.
(The Satanic Rituals—Companion to the Satanic Bible, p. 21)
Pretty powerful stuff for sure, and not what you would expect of the "merry old men" wearing "fez-hats" and tending to burn victims! One part of LaVey's interpretation I find interesting is the choice the candidate makes in following the "Left-Hand Path of Shambhala". In esoteric doctrine the principle city of the underground world is Shambhala.
In this subterranean kingdom presides an all-powerful and All-Seeing ruler - The King of the World. Some have called him Sanat Kumara, others, King Satan. (This may not be as far fetched as it seems. The Bible clearly states that Satan is the "prince" and "lord" of this world - John 12: 31 & 14: 30, Eph. 6: 12, Luke 4: 6-7, and 2 Cor. 4: 4 - and in fact has dominion over this fallen world) This King of the World, according to Eastern tradition, has a rule and influence which stretches to the surface world by means of trusted emissaries who carry out specific tasks and duties - including a secret 8 million who carry out his tasks unbeknownst to us all. As we shall see, one such "emissary" had a considerable influence with Roosevelt's Secretary of Agriculture.
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