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PostSubject: Is The Eye & Pyramid A Masonic Symbol? The Masonic Case Put Forward...   Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:01 pm

Here at our forum, we pride ourselves on letting each person have their say AND without any threats made against them.

One debate that rages on & on is the one of the All Seeing Eye & the Great Pyramid.

Is it all part of a masonic conspiracy or not? Are the Freemasons in control of the world or not? Well their symbol is on the Dollar bill right? So they HAVE to be the powerful elite running things!

Everyone here would agree that yes, the Freemasons must have had some say in the symbolic references used in today's Global economy or other areas of our world so their members can see who is who!

But I think that to listen to one side of the argument & ignore the other is not only foolish, but ignorant.....so......

.....Let's in light of that, & in light of the many Freemason's that have contacted me, especially via Twitter about how they are being unfairly targeted, I want you to read an article which was included on The Grand Lodge Of British Columbia & Yukon site (http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/grandlodge.html).

It relates to the All Seeing Eye & its symbolism & is a very interesting read.

I do hope that not only conspiracy theorists join our forum, but Freemason's too & others whom some of us have been trying to expose, or indeed, may be exposing wrongly.

Everyone should have a say, & who are we to say that it is us that should be the ones that should be heard???.......

READ ON......

Of the four men involved in designing the USA seal in 1776, only Benjamin Franklin was a Freemason, and he contributed nothing of a masonic nature to the committee’s proposed design for a seal.

The committeemen were Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, with Pierre Du Simitiere as artist and consultant. Du Simitiere, the committee’s consultant, and a non-mason, contributed several major design features that made their way into the ultimate design of the seal: "the shield, E Pluribus Unum, MDCCLXXVI, and the eye of providence in a triangle."

Congress declined the first committee’s suggestions as well as those of its 1780 committee. Francis Hopkinson, consultant to the second (1782) committee, used an unfinished pyramid in his design. Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, and William Barton, artist and consultant, borrowed from earlier designs and sketched what at length became the United States Seal. None of the final designers of the seal—William Baron, Charles Thomson, Sir John Prestwick—were Freemasons.

"The single eye was a well-established artistic convention for an 'omniscient Ubiquitous Deity' in the medallic art of the Renaissance. In 1614 the frontispiece of The History of the World by Sir Walter Raleigh showed an eye in a cloud labeled "Providentia" overlooking a globe. Du Simitiere, who suggested using the symbol, collected art books and was familiar with the artistic and ornamental devices used in Renaissance art."

The all-seeing eye of God is noted several times in the Christian Bible:

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Ezekiel 20:17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

The misinterpretation of the seal as a masonic emblem may have been first introduced a century later in 1884. Harvard professor, Eliot Charles Norton (1827-1908), wrote that the reverse was "practically incapable of effective treatment; it can hardly, (however artistically treated by the designer), look otherwise than as a dull emblem of a masonic fraternity."

The first "official" use and definition of the all-seeing eye as a masonic symbol seems to have come in 1797 with The Freemasons Monitor of Thomas Smith Webb — 14 years after Congress adopted the design for the Seal: "...and although our thoughts, words and actions, may be hidden from the eyes of man yet that All-Seeing Eye, whom the Sun Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the inmost recesses of the human heart, and will reward us according to our merits."

The eye inside of an equilateral triangle, point up or down, has often appeared in Christian art. "It is often placed high above the alter as in the Pfarrkirche at Grmunden am Traunsee (1626) and the Fisherman’s church at Traunkirchen, while it appears over the doorway of the church of the monastery of St. Florian near Linz."

Neither the eye nor the pyramid have ever been uniquely masonic symbols, although a few Grand Lodge jurisdictions incorporate them into their seals. The combining of the eye of providence overlooking an unfinished pyramid is a uniquely American, not masonic, icon. While the all-seeing eye appears on early embroidered masonic aprons and such items as pitchers, there are no available documents showing the all-seeing eye associated with freemasonry prior to 1797 and none at all related to the Bavarian Illuminati, with or without the pyramid.

While the eye and pyramid icon is clearly not masonic nor derived from any real-world usage other than the American Great Seal, conspiracy theorists are quick to point out that it, or variations of a circle inside a triangle, often appears in corporate logos. In popular fiction a stylized eye and pyramid, or some version of a single eye, is a common visual shorthand for power, secrecy, conspiracy or control. The intent of the creators of films and television programmes, in utilizing these icons, can only be a matter of conjecture. It is quite probable that conspiracy theorists and the visual arts are simply feeding off each other.

As an example, the otherwise credible author Gerald Suster (d. 2001) repeatedly, and without citation, in his history of the Hell-Fire Club asserts that the eye and pyramid are both Illuminati and masonic symbols.

A number of conspiracy theorists, such as Jordan Maxwell, have claimed that the eye and pyramid symbol is printed in Bavarian Illuminati texts "until recently" on display in the British Museum. No citations or references are given, although mention is also sometimes made to UFOs and extraterrestrials.

The dust jacket illustration for the 1972 hard cover edition of ''None Dare Call it Conspiracy'' includes the eye and pyramid symbol. Passing mention is made inside to the Illuminati, but no mention is made to the seal.

In 2005 the movie, National Treasure described the unfinished pyramid and all-seeing eye as symbols of the Knights Templar.

SO.....

Let the debate begin ...........
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PostSubject: Re: Is The Eye & Pyramid A Masonic Symbol? The Masonic Case Put Forward...   Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:14 pm

Interesting read, cheers Smile

Ok this is my personal belief on the use of the eye and pyramid symbology, I will keep this brief as it is spiritual & a full explanation takes ages Wink

The pyramid/triangle represents the three aspects of self (earth, sun, moon), when these aspects are in harmony the all seeing eye opens in the mind & thus one becomes both divine and human.

I accept this and only this as the true meaning behind the symbology, all else is mere paranoid delusion in my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Is The Eye & Pyramid A Masonic Symbol? The Masonic Case Put Forward...   Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:52 pm

Well, it's been a long time since you've had to be a mason to be a mason, so to speak just have to be a "friend." And they do put their own case against http://www.masonicinfo.com/eye.htm
Personally, I think they are a cog in the machine. After their own slice of the pie.
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PostSubject: Re: Is The Eye & Pyramid A Masonic Symbol? The Masonic Case Put Forward...   Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:55 pm

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Interesting read, cheers Smile

Ok this is my personal belief on the use of the eye and pyramid symbology, I will keep this brief as it is spiritual & a full explanation takes ages Wink

The pyramid/triangle represents the three aspects of self (earth, sun, moon), when these aspects are in harmony the all seeing eye opens in the mind & thus one becomes both divine and human.

I accept this and only this as the true meaning behind the symbology, all else is mere paranoid delusion in my opinion.

Sorry Christians if my "heresey" offends Wink


(sNmHQ) You know what? I've heard that before & it actually makes sense!
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PostSubject: Re: Is The Eye & Pyramid A Masonic Symbol? The Masonic Case Put Forward...   Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:58 am

The earth sun moon as aspects of self referance refers to the energies associated with those bodies in eons past before religion and spirituality got going. It could be viewed as the trinity below or the physical trinity, the opposite of the heavenly tinity or God. Just a bit of food for thought Smile
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