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Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great Seal
All children growing up in America learn who the Founding Fathers were. Most, however, never learn of the founders’ connections to the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and other esoteric orders. In_ Founding Fathers, Secret Societies_, Robert Hieronimus investigates these important connections and how their influence can be traced throughout our most significant national docu ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
(first published December 28th 2005)
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I read 144 out of 200 pages and had to throw in the towel. I should have known this book was bunk when the author started going through the astrological signs of Washington, Jefferson and Franklin. This book is written like a high school term paper/academic essay. Every "fact" or item of proof is an opinion or quote from someone we are supposed to believe is an expert. Perhaps this book is meant for academics in the field of conspiracy theorists. This was not what I expected at all.
I made it as far as page 116 and decided this book was not worth any more of my time. I did scan through the remainder of the book just to make sure. It is essentially a promotion of the idea that Freemasonry with its symbols and hidden secrets is the key to man ushering in a wonderful world. There are a few interesting historical items, but don't expect to gain an understanding of Freemasonry.
I found the sections on the North American Indians contributions to the constitution fascinating, but the rest unfortunately has been spoken about enough that I found it tedious... I will further my interest in 6 nations, the first multi-tribal governing body!!! That bit of information made reading this book invalueable!!!
Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D. has been an acknowledged pioneer in the "New Paradigm" movement for over 45 years. After traveling with numerous rock and roll bands in the 1960s to share information about esoterica and design posters and album covers, Bob began a long career as a muralist and painter. His highly acclaimed occult and symbolic artcars and murals include the 2,700 square foot prophetic " ...moreMore about Robert Hieronimus...