‘MANIFEST DESTINY’ OF THE USA?
By J. Parnell McCarter
Puritan News Service
More and more information is coming to light about the origins and special purpose of the USA, and it is not a pretty picture. This information originates from non-Christian as well as Christian sources. Let’s first consider information from non-Christian historians.
From http://www.light1998.com/PHILISOPHICAL-RESEARCH-SOCIETY/secret.htm we read how historian Manly Hall completed and published The Secret Teachings of All Ages, An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy in 1928. So great was the demand, that the first two editions of the book were sold out in advance by the autumn of 1925. Here is what has been written about Hall’s book:
“Into this volume has been compressed the quintessence of a colossal learning. It is a living human document, pulsating with the mental and spiritual vibrations of a profound thinker who takes knowledge for his province and reduces whole libraries to a single tome.”—George Barron, Curator of the De Young Museum of San Francisco
“Simply put, this is the most beautiful and complete occult book ever published. It represents a lifetime of research into the mythology, symbolism, and magical practices of countless cultures. From the secrets of Isis to the teachings of mystic Christianity, nearly every occult dogma imaginable is represented here…this is the definitive guide to secret societies, famous figures, and more—a must for every personal library.”—Llewellyn New Times
In his book, historian Manly Hall wrote: “not only were many founders of the United States Government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and August body existing in Europe, which helped them to establish this country for a peculiar and particular purpose known only to the initiated few.”
Manly Hall also wrote another book, entitled The Secret Destiny of America. Here is how its thesis has been described (see http://www.hiddenmysteries.com/item400/item471.html):
“This book tells the fascinating story of how the American continent, described by Lord Bacon [Bacon was an English political leader and gnostic during the Elizabethan era- McCarter] as “The New Atlantis,” seems to have been set apart for the great experiment of enlightened [read that as humanistic, like ancient Babylon was- McCarter] self-government long before the founding fathers envisioned the rise of the American Republic. Drawing upon often neglected fragments of history, evidence is presented which indicates that the seeds of democracy were planted one thousand years before the beginning of the Christian Era, suggesting that America is not merely a political and industrial entity, but an “assignment of destiny.”
In his article “Novus Ordo Seculorum”, Robert A. Nelson records the nature of gnostic scheming in North America:
“More than 3,000 years ago, the great classical philosophers conceived of an Aristotelian polity (a tripartite balance of democracy, republicanism, and oligarchy) as an ideal pattern of government. The principles they elucidated have been nurtured through the centuries by certain secret societies in order to create the background of common knowledge necessary to eventually establish such a civilization in North America. The Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (62 BC-30 AD) was aware of this plan, and made a prophecy of America:
“Venient annis /
Saecula seris, quibus Oceanus /
Pateat Telus, Tiphysque novus /
Delegat orbes; nec sit terris /
The English program for establishing permanent settlements along the Atlantic coast was under the direction of Sir Francis Bacon, who was head of the European Rosicrucian mystics of his day. Those men made sure that the American colonists were thoroughly indoctrinated with the principles of religious tolerance, political democracy and republicanism, social equality and capitalism. Many members of the Rosicrucians and other secret societies emigrated to America and established their organizations in the “New Atlantis.” Their occult ideas were incorporated into the designs of the Great Seal, the flag, and other American symbols, and their societies still exist and are active today. The eminent occultist Manly P. Hall wrote of this in The Secret Destiny of America: ‘The American nation desperately needs this vision of its own purpose... America’s true destiny will remain a secret as long as great masses of people have no knowledge whatsoever that enlightened humanitarians through thousands of years have in their own and succeeding generations remained united on the high purpose of eventually instituting democratic rule throughout the entire world. It is necessary to know, too, that it was anciently planned that leadership would fall to America – to a nation to be established on the Northern continent of the Western Hemisphere... Long before Columbus, they were aware of the existence of the Western Hemisphere, and selected it to be the site of the philosophic empire. The American continent was set apart for establishing here a great democratic nation, centuries before the founding fathers and colonists envisioned the Union...’”
We read more about Bacon’s vision for America at http://www.siriusrising.com/SirianNation1.html :
“In 1627, Sir Francis Bacons' novel "The New Atlantis" was first published. It is the story of a crew of shipwrecked sailors who land upon the shores of a mysterious, unknown nation, whose people had developed a culture and technology far beyond any thing previously known. Amazingly prophetic, it spoke of buildings a half a mile tall, machines that flew through the air, ships that traveled beneath the sea and a goverment of Philosopher-Scientists serving an enlightened people who were dedicated to learning and higher achievement. "The New Atlantis" was Bacons' vision for a new "Golden Age", and it became the inspiration for many influential American colonists, including several of Bacons' descendants, who settled in Virginia after it's publication.
Bacon, who many historians consider to be the true father of modern democracy and founder of America, was an avid student of Ancient Wisdom, joining many secret societies during his life. In his youth, he became a member of "The Order of the Helmet", a group that worshipped the Goddess as Pallas Athene, the Greek Goddess of Truth and Wisdom. It is this Goddess whose nineteen and a half foot tall bronze and platinum form now stands atop the Capitol building, gazing eastward, as the "Statue of Freedom" in Washington D.C. . Bacon eventually became Grand Master of the Rosicrucian Order… This "All Knowledge" was alluded to on the title page of the first edition of "The New Atlantis", with a depiction of Father Time escorting a female figure out of the darkness of a cave, 'coming forth into the light of Day'. Underneath this engraving was the inscription;
"In Time, the Truth shall be revealed."
In his book,"The Secret Destiny of America", Manly Palmer Hall wrote; "The New Atlantis was completed, but never actually published in it's full form because it revealed too much. The final (unpublished) chapters revealed the entire pattern Secret Societies had been working on for thousands of years to achieve the ideal commonwealth in the political world." These unpublished chapters provided comprehensive details for the unfolding of a "New Order of the Ages", including a complete timetable for the transitional period leading into the new millennium. They were thought to have revealed a long-range "Great Plan" to restore society to a condition of resonant harmony like"The First Time" of Ancient Egypt, when the twin worlds of Heaven and Earth intermingled. The missing chapters were brought to America in 1653 by Nathaniel Bacon, Sir Francis Bacons' decendant, and deposited, along with other secret documents, in a great vault in the town center of Williamsburg, the Capital of Virginia at that time.
In his "Symbolism in Craft Masonry", Colin Dyer wrote; "Thomas Jefferson was the last to examine the contents of this vault", and it is believed that the entire cache of priceless documents were removed, and eventually placed in a secret location either at the University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded, or at the new capital, Washington D.C.. Many historians believe this cache of documents to be among the worlds' most important ancient treasures. Bacons' supreme position as head of both Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism put him in charge of the most sacred manuscripts then held by the major secret societies.
Of all the founding fathers of America, none was more enigmatic than Thomas Jefferson. His membership in Secret Societies has never been proven, yet his understanding of the most important tenets of Rosicrucianism was evident in all of his major endeavors. His proudest accomplishment was the founding of the University of Virginia, which was based on the the Rosicrucian concept of the "Invisible College". This was a concept also championed by Bacon, who Jefferson revered, where students were given the opportunity to learn without the burden of theological restraint. He also utilized the harmonic architecture of Freemasonry in all of his designs…One of Jeffersons' most cherished designs was the "circle within the square". Both the combination of a Dome or Rotunda set within a square, as is found in his famous home
at Monticello, or a Dome set within a rectangle, as is incorporated in the Capitol Building, were known to Freemasons to symbolize the union of Heaven and Earth. This architectural design was more that just visual esthetics to Freemasons, they believed that if they created physical structures that mimic the harmonic, golden ratio found in Nature, the forces of Nature would manifest through them…”
It should come as little surprise to us then that the man known as the “Perpetual Secretary of the Continental Congress”, Charles Thomson, is recorded as saying: “If the truth were known many careers would be tarnished and the leadership of the nation would be weakened.” (Hendricks, Charles Thomson and the Making of a New Nation, p. 189.)
From a Christian perspective, F. Tupper Saussy’s investigations in his book Rulers of Evil contains much useful information. And I have compiled information relating to America’s role as well, in my book Let My People Go. It presents evidence for concluding that the USA is the mysterious Babylon prophesied in Revelation 17. If my conclusions are true, then the USA is destined to fall, after a time of worldly preeminence.