Dollar’s All-Seeing Eye

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Occult View's All-Seeing Eye

Occult View's All-Seeing Eye

On the back of the one-dollar bill is a symbol that has intrigued people’s imaginations.  It is the image of the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States, the famous pyramid with an eye above it.  It is such an odd looking symbol, I am not surprised it has created speculation.  Recently the symbol was used to promote the National Treasure movies and Dan Brown’s new book will be about similar topics.

dollars-national-sealMany people assume the image of the unfinished pyramid with the eye above is an occult symbol and is associated with secret organizations and the Masons in particular.  As an example of what some see in this symbol, here is an image of the dollar’s National Seal where the points of the pyramid, when developed into a hexagon, aim at certain letters which create an anagram for the word MASON.  That is an intriguing coincidence.

However, in reality there is nothing very mysterious about the National Seal.  Its symbolism has been known from the beginning.  The pyramid consists of thirteen layers, representing the original thirteen states.  The pyramid is unfinished, which symbolizes the United States as an unfinished work-in-progress.  The All-Seeing Eye above represents the Eye of Providence; suggesting God is watching over our nation and perhaps had a Hand in its continuing evolution. 

Great Seal of the United States

Great Seal of the United States

If the All-Seeing Eye represents God, it does not represent any one belief or religion, but a vague theism.  Most of the founding fathers were not religious dogmatists but viewed religion as having an equal place along side  reason and enlightenment.  Religion did not hold a special position above reason.  This also fit in with the general viewpoint of the Masons.  Individuals who held intolerant religious views often looked at the Masons as a threat to their beliefs.  Those with dogmatic religious beliefs might see the idea of freethinking as dangerous. This seems to be the only occult significance of the All-Seeing Eye, that is can represent any deity we wish.

13 Responses to “Dollar’s All-Seeing Eye”

  1. Blogging – Posts about Blogging as of July 26, 2009 | Says:

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  2. Jason Says:

    Wow, I cannot believe I haven’t spotted out this blog before. It is so put-together well. Well, I was wondering if you would like to exchange links with my paranormal blog, since we are both in the same category. Let me know if this is possible.


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  4. Stephanie Says:

    I like the idea that it’s nondenominational. I’ve always thought it was a cool emblem, but had never delved in it before. Thanks for the background.

    Jason, I’ve had that happen when someone hacked my website and left a virus. I recommend fixing it sooner rather than later.

  5. David Says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    Jason might have a virus, or I could have a virus that is redirecting my own browser to another site. So it might not be Jason’s problem, but mine own. But it is not happening with other sites yet. But I have fear I have to check out my own laptop.

  6. Todd Michael Says:

    The fountain pictured on my website is located at Javits Convention Center in New York City. It has been dry since it was built 20 years ago. The unfinished pyramid is obvious in its architectural design and I.M Pei is the architect of both Javits and the pyramid at the Louvre in Paris.

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  7. col Says:

    Instead of scrambling the letters, but by reading them in a clockwise manner, they form the latin word MONAS, which means one, unity.

  8. David Says:

    Thanks for that insight. Very interesting and likely closer to the truth then an anagram for Mason.

  9. michael breen Says:

    The eye represents the left eye of man, the left hand at the peak of the pyramid and right hand underneath. as in the klaus dona interview on you tube of artefacts which could date upto 12000 years. It’s been going on far longer than freemasons and templars

  10. Adrian Says:

    The last masonic penny on this page is given to Mark Master masons who has gone through the Mark degree. The symbols represent the person’s ‘mark’ used in the degree’s working.

  11. dan Says:

    natural luck, anything-everything and all rituals made,past present and futre

  12. Lori Says:

    i want to thank you for this page. i was reading on the all seeing eye. i now makes sense to me. my dad was an artist while he was alive. he painted a painting with an eye on it and the saying around the eye that says “eye blown minds smile bewildered”. i do believe that my dad was in the occult of some kind. i only know that he read tarot cards though

  13. David Says:

    Hi Lori,
    And thank you for your comment. The human eye is really a mirror of our soul.

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