The United Symbolism of America: Deciphering Hidden Meanings in America's Most Familiar Art, Architecture, and Logos / Edition 1

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Overview

The Statue of Liberty is an ancient goddess. But why are there seven rays emanating from her crown? And why was the torch switched from her left to her right hand?

Did you know that the 13 stars and stripes are not simply to honor the 13 colonies? Or why the six-pointed stars on the original American flag were changed to five-pointed stars?

Did you know the CBS eye logo is considered by many to be the eye of the devil watching over us?

Were you aware that the Washington Monument resembles an Egyptian obelisk channeling energy?

America is young, but its symbols are old. Of the symbols and myths we chose since European colonization, the ones that have become American icons are those representing hope, positive growth, and opportunity. Many of the symbols included in The United Symbolism of America have become so familiar that most of us don't give them a second glance, let alone a second thought.

Unfortunately, our patriotic symbols today have become so commonplace that, at best, we associate them with politicians we support. At worst, some believe that all American symbols are evil and Satanic. Hundreds of corporate logos are supposedly linked to this evil conspiracy and proof of its existence. Author Robert R. Hieronimus will help you see the symbolic messages encoded for us by our Founding Fathers in the symbols they chose. Unlike other writers on this topic, Hieronimus includes the historical background and the artistic influences behind the official design of each of these landmarks. In addition, he gives an archetypal interpretation based on the numbers, colors, patterns, and themes, and their usage in societies around theworld.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630018
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 527,049
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Hieronimus, Ph.D., is a historian, visual artist, and radio host. His research has been used by the White House, State Department, published in the Congressional Record, and shared with the late Egyptian President Anwar El-Sadat. He has made a lifetime study of the symbols of secret societies and other American legends, and his 2006 book, Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, was featured repeatedly on the History and National Geographic Channels and on TV shows in Germany and South Africa. His weekly program, 21st Century Radio with Dr. Bob Hieronimus, broadcasts New Paradigm topics across the United States.

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Table of Contents


Introduction to Symbol Study: Why Lacking a Coherent Symbol System Is Bad for Your Health     15
The Eye, the Triangle, and Whose Eye Is It, Anyway?     37
The American Flag: An American Beauty, a New Constellation     77
The Statue of Liberty: In America, It's Goddesses We Trust     101
The Liberty Bell: From Every Mountainside, Let Freedom Ring!     133
The Eagle: The Price of Peace Is Eternal Vigilance     157
Washington, D.C.: History, Mystery, and Symbolism in Plain Sight     181
Our Founding Fathers Were NOT Satanists     247
Conclusion     267
Notes     269
Bibliography     285
Index     303
About the Author     313
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