The Occult Origins Of The American Nation

by Dr. Harrell Rhome

In spite of the ready availability of information found online as well as in libraries, like other neglected topics in so-called “history books”, the real origins of the United States are ignored and/or misrepresented.  One must have the skills (now rare, no longer taught in the schools) of critical thinking to research, find the facts and separate them from outright lies and misstatements.   Many books contain little more than untruths, repeated again and again.  The answer can be as complex and arcane as you want, but it’s pretty simple.  It’s all about the money!

“Many times, academic researchers will ‘adjust’ the information they find so that it can be published.  For quite often publishers will take only the data that fits the current beliefs and theories.  The reason being that only that which is ‘politically correct’ will be accepted and sell.  This often happens with history.  In reality, this has been going on since the first histories were written down.  History was made to fit into the accepted legends and myths rather than to objectively express what has occurred.  Then as time goes on, the talks became accepted and ‘adjusted’ to fit the current belief structure promoted by those in charge to fit the prevailing practices.”  Alexander S. Holub, The Gospel Truth, The Heresy of History, 2004.

Naturally, with the Internet Information Revolution, we are in a new era of publishing.  Hence, alternative ideas and theories are more available.  But in spite of that, many Americans don’t appreciate being told that the things they learned as school children – and later taught their children – were, at best, a bunch of highly embellished and thoroughly cleansed folktales.  Those who try to look at the facts and write about them are most often resented and ignored.  Needless to say, bestselling authors, publishers and columnists do not want to be seen in this light, hence the facts are suppressed.  In most cases, they are simply ignored and remain unmentioned.


“This new faith in the future of humanity that spread in the eighteenth century was not simply an abstract fact of a mental force.  It became a social force and a concrete fact through the agency of Freemasonry which at once accepted it and advocated it; the great historical importance of modern Freemasonry results from this attitude that it took then and to which it has since consistently adhered.  Thus Freemasonry has become the most efficient social power of the civilized world.  But it has been a hidden power, difficult to trace, to describe and to define.  Consequently most historians have avoided treating it seriously and giving it due credit.”

“Political revolutions have been often and minutely studied; and it is logical that it should be so, because they are very colorful and offer a mixture of glory and horror that impresses people.  But, after all, they are mere reflections of deeper movements; they are light and unreal, like the shadows of a moving picture on the silver screen.  True reality lies in the passions, dreams and hopes of men, in those impulses which urge them to act and which lead in the game.  …

In order to promote these new ideas and help put them into practice, a new tool was required and that new tool was ready – Freemasonry.”  Bernard Fay, Revolution and Freemasonry 1680-1800, 1929, pp. viii-ix.

Let’s start in the beginning.  We are, more often than not, told that we are a Christian nation, founded on solid Biblical principles, but this does not hold up under scrutiny.  Far from it!  Practically all the key figures in the colonial separatist movement were Freemasonic occultists.  If they publicly practiced a religion other than that, it was usually philosophical Deism and/or ultra liberal semi-Christian Unitarianism and Universalism.  Even then, none were ever known as regular churchgoers.  Religion, as expressed in various Christian creeds and confessions, means utterly nothing to devout Freemasons, especially at the levels of the higher adepts.  They see themselves as above all of that.

“Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promote of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them as a deserving brother.”  George Washington.


The Freemasons were Illuminati Globalists, part of an elitist society who felt they had the best ideas for governing the world.  Their successes at the turn of the eighteenth century placed them in charge of two major nations, one old and one new.   Their principles were not only expressed in internationalist political philosophies, but in spiritual matters as well.  Freemasonry is a perfect model for a one-world religion.  Since its origins are philosophically and symbolically in the Temple of Solomon and various Old Testament folktales, its basic Hebraic heritage cannot be denied.  Of course, this is also makes a convenient kindred link to Christianity.  For the most part then, Freemasonry can be seen as a form of Kabalistic Judaism.  Of course, this creates an influential international support group for political movements such as Zionism.  When we read the infamous Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, we see that the entire program is framed in a Freemasonic format.  Why is this?  The Lodge’s deepest and most arcane mysteries come from that part of the Judaic Talmud called the Kabala.  In Hebrew, Kabala translates as the “whispered tradition”.  The deeper mysteries are rarely written and even then, never completely.  In the full meaning of the Hebrew word, the dogma and doctrines are transmitted only from mouth to ear.  This is the true origin of the teachings deep at the heart of Freemasonic occultism.  If you have a doubt about this, read Morals and Dogma, first published in 1871 after decades of research.  More than anything else, it is best described as a manual of Kabalistic numerology and mysticism.  It was written by 33rd degree Mason, General Albert Pike, but with considerable input by the master magus and Kabalist of the nineteenth century, Eliphas Levi.  Even if you only read a little, selecting here and there, you’ll see the truth of what I say.  Lodge members are taught to use all religions to their advantage.  A 33rd degree modern-day Mason, tells us more.

“The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth.”  Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, p. 65.

The Lodges were thoroughly entrenched in early America, even before they were in Europe.  Once the American Revolution was done, they staged the French one, which turned out to be much more violent and bloody than what happened here, but both Revolutions were part of a larger Freemasonic-Illuminati geopolitical game plan.  And, it began right here in the colonies.

“…Masonry made its way among the important men, among the intellectuals and the most intelligent of the upper middle class.  It spread over the United States with the same success.  Philadelphia had its lodge in 1727, Boston in 1733, Georgia in 1734, South Carolina in 1735, etc.  In Europe, Paris had its first lodge in 1725, but Florence had to wait until 1733, Hamburg till 1737, Berlin, 1740, and St. Petersburg, 1771.  America wasn’t behind the times.”  Bernard Fay, Franklin, the Apostle of Modern Times, 1929, p. 145.


Manly P. Hall thought so, and we assume the sophisticated Masons of the American Revolutionary era knew the same story.  The Lodge is not only filled with Old Testament Hebrew imagery, but also gloms onto the Egyptian mysteries and symbolism.  This explains our unique double-sided Great Seal as well as the Egypto-Masonic images on our currency.  Read how this Illuminati Freemasonic vision underlies today’s multicultural Globalist New World Order agenda.

“I dedicate this book to the proposition that American Democracy is part of a Universal Plan.”  …

“Thousands of years ago, in Egypt, these mystical orders were aware of the existence of the western hemisphere and the great continent which we call America.  The bold resolution was made that this western continent should become the site of the philosophic empire.  Just when this was done it is impossible now to say, but certainly the decision was reached prior to the time of Plato, for a thinly veiled statement of this resolution is the substance of his treatise on the Atlantic Islands.”  …

“And so it is from the remote past, from the deep shadows of the medieval world as well as from the early struggles of more modern times, that the power of American democracy has come.  But we are only on the threshold of the democratic state.  Not only must we preserve that which we have gained through ages of striving, we must also per­fect the plan of the ages, setting up here the machinery for a world brotherhood of nations and races.”

“By preserved symbols we can know that it is from the remote past, from the deep shadows of the medieval world, as well as from the early struggles of more modern times, that the power of American democracy has come.”  Manly P. Hall, The Secret Destiny of America, 1944.


Not all the names connected with the Lodges are known.  There are covert lodges with secret oaths and degrees totally unknown to Masons in the lower levels.  The more ordinary members and a few selected others are the ones known to the public; the others are not.  Satellite societies like Skull and Bones also figure in.  It seems reasonable to assume that if the bizarre and obscene rituals of Skull and Bones are at all typical, then this is just the tip of an ugly iceberg.  Do some secret ceremonies involve ritualized homicide?  In February 1998, the remains of four adults and six children were found in the basement of a London home once occupied by Benjamin Franklin.  All showed signs of dismemberment and dissection.  Anatomy lessons presented by Dr. Franklin, the scientist?  Or macabre magical rites?  Old Ben was active in the infamous Hellfire Club, legendary for its obscene, drunken and demonic doings.  To sum up, both today and yesterday, there are extremist sects under the broader Masonic umbrella.  This was certainly the case at the end of the eighteenth century.

“Masonry… had grown so quickly that its chiefs could not control the spirit of it, or regulate its development.  Europe swarmed with dissenting, irregular, fantastic lodges which were Masonic only in name.  These ‘Masons’ practiced all kinds of bizarre and sometimes shocking rites which had nothing in common with the central organization, the Grand Lodge of London.”  Fay, Franklin….

“Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, Europe basked in the light of a thriving Freemasonry.  Masons were to be found everywhere.  Everywhere brethren congregated in secret and mysterious meetings. ” Fay, Revolution and Freemasonry.

Most members never go beyond the Master Mason third degree.  In that position, they may preside over a Lodge.  To pursue advanced degrees means investing considerable time, effort, travel and money.  Most are satisfied with what they learn in the basic “Blue Degrees”, and think they have hints to the rest.  This, of course, creates a worldwide cadre of “useful idiots”.  Of course, other candidates are pre-selected for higher degrees and roles as soon as they join.

“The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry.”  …  It is well enough for the mass of those called Masons, to imagine that all is contained in the Blue Degrees; and whoso attempts to undeceive them will labor in vain.”  Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 1871.


Another myth we’re taught is that the Revolution was an across the board popular movement for freedom, supported by almost all the people.  In truth, it was not.  Like most revolutions, it was led by a minority activist faction.  Indeed, most colonists were loyal to the crown.  The independence movement was led by a wealthy clique with interests in trade, shipping and agriculture.  However, some were more conservative and a bit hesitant to embrace the revolution.  The Declaration of Independence was not fully signed until five years after the conflict was over!  Why was this?  Most did not sign this Freemasonic document until well after the fact because they either thought secession was a bad idea, or wanted to see if the new nation was going to last before committing themselves.  Thus, the revolution was staged by a small party, almost all of whom were Masons.  In Revolution and Freemasonry, 1680-1800, Professor Fay says the Lodge was the unifying factor that brought off the revolution.  It probably would not have happened without it.

“Masonry alone undertook to lay the foundation for national unity in America, because through the very nature of its organization, it could spread throughout all the colonies and work steadily and silently.  It created in a limited but very prominent class of people a feeling of American unity without which the American liberty could not have developed – without which there would have been no United States.”  pp. 229-230.

“Freemasonry cannot deny the outstanding role played by its leaders in the Revolution, or that the Continental Congress, where the delegates from the colonies met to prepare a common political program and to organize the defense against England, was in majority composed of Masons. These congresses were imbued with the purest Masonic spirit, as proved by their actions, which finally was expressed in the Declaration of Independence.”  …  George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were the columns without which the Temple of American liberty would have crumbled; Washington and Franklin were the two outstanding Masons of the time.  During the long and bitter conflict which disrupted the country, they never stopped their Masonic activities.”  pp. 241-242.

The Continental Army was led by General Washington, who succeeded because of his utterly committed leadership style.  He was a true spiritual inspiration to his troops.  Under his command, they won significant victories over both the British troops and their German mercenary forces.  Indeed, they almost always held their own against the much better-trained European professional soldiers.  Without Washington, a dedicated and proud Mason at the helm, this might not have happened.  Indeed, the Continental Army could be called a Masonic organization, especially in the upper ranks.

“All the staff officers Washington trusted were Masons, and all the leading generals of the army were Masons; Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, James Madison, Gen. Greene, Gen. Lee, Gen. Sullivan, Lord Stirling, the two Putnams, Gen. Steuben, Montgomery, Jackson, Gist, Henry Knox and Ethan Allen were Masons.  They all gathered around their Master Mason Washington and they all met at the ‘Temple of Virtue’, ‘a rude structure forming an oblong square forty by sixty feet, one story in height, a single entrance which was flanked by two pillars’.  The monument had been built by order of the Commander in Chief as an Assembly Hall for the meetings of the field lodges.  The atmosphere which surrounded Washington was Masonic and it may be said that the framework of his mind was Masonic. His opinion of Masonry was that which he expressed later in life: ‘The virtues that ennoble mankind are taught, nourished and fostered in the heart of the Freemason; they encourage domestic life and serve as a standard for the highest duties of the state.’  No wonder that he had given such an impulse to Masonic life in the army. p. 250.

“Eighteenth century Freemasonry had fostered the revolutionary spirit, the revolutionary spirit had brought about the American and French Revolution.”  p. 305.  …

“Freemasonry itself did not make the revolutions, but prepared and achieved them.  It impelled its members to play their part in the revolution, but when the revolution actually started it disappeared, to appear again later more brilliant and alive than ever. This fact has enabled many historians to state that Freemasonry had nothing to do with revolutions.  This is an error.”  p. 314.

The internationalist forces of Freemasonry brought the same revolutionary spirit to France, but to a more extreme degree.  The French Revolution followed very quickly on the heels of the American one.


Because of their close connection with the Founding Fathers, today’s Masons proudly claim that the Constitution is solidly based in Lodge traditions.  It appears that, in several ways, the document was Masonically-inspired.  But (either because of or in spite of this) we have to admit they did an exceptional job!  Without a doubt, this truly revolutionary document is a genuine and lasting political and spiritual miracle.  No other governmental system is more on the side of the people, protecting them from oppression, than the principles and precepts found in our original American Constitutional Republic, but not in the debased mockery that exists today.

“Another connection lies between the philosophic ideologies and symbols of the American Revolution and those of Freemasonry.  For example, as Bailyn pointed out, ‘the word constitution and the concept behind it was of central importance to the colonists’ political thought; their entire understanding of the crisis in Anglo-American relations rested upon it.’  [See Bernard Bailyn, Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, 1992.]  What Bailyn did not discuss is how Masonic the focus on a constitution is. The Masonic constitution had been written by Reverend James Anderson under the guidance and direction of the newly formulated Grand Lodge of England in 1723, and updated and expanded in 1738.  Consisting of more than merely the rules of the Fraternity it also compiled one of the first historical portrayals of the Craft.  After the formation of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717, the role of constitutionality and distribution of legitimate Charters began to dominate the politics of Masonry. Brothers would naturally see a constitution as a necessary aspect of the revolutionary aims of the colonies.”   The Relationship Between Revolutionary Freemasonry and South Africa, Parts I, II & III, by SP Isaiah Kirk 32º AASR Valley of Albany NY, 2009.


Washington DC seems planned and laid out according to Masonic Kabalistic symbolism and numerology.  I’ll not overload you with photos and diagrams and references; they are easy enough to find.  If you’ve ever visited our capital, you know the climate is often abominable.  Until air conditioning came along, many governments gave hardship pay to diplomats who had to endure the uncomfortable living conditions.  Obviously, there were other reasons for locating the capital of the new nation in such a place, such as Ley Lines.  In addition to obelisks and other occult symbolism in DC and on our currency, the House of the Temple is the most impressive Masonic monument in the world.  With an impressive library of over 250,000 volumes, it is prominently featured in Dan Brown’s 2009 novel and movie, The Lost Symbol.  Albert Pike is interred and enshrined there.  His statue is the only one in the Union capital of a Confederate general.  While the Masons deny it, Pike was supposedly the chief judicial officer of the original Ku Klux Klan.  Given his lifelong interest in researching and preserving old lodge records about obscure degrees and rituals, if asked, he probably would have (confidentially, of course) helped to properly organize and launch the Masonically-inspired Klan.  As you might expect, his statue still creates controversy, especially since it is located on public property in Judiciary Square.  However, there are no plans to remove it.  If interested, in more, begin with Masonic and Kabbalistic Symbols in the Washington, D.C. Map.


As you’ve seen, we really don’t have to go all that far to find clear and certain evidence pointing to the rather peculiar Kabalistic doctrines, dogma and occult rituals (ceremonial magic) of Freemasonry in the founding of the American republic.  Even limiting their influence to the publicly known Lodge Brothers, absolutely no other social group comes anywhere near their overwhelming and long-lasting impact on the beginning of the new confederation of former colonies.  A short time later, they created the Constitution, thus founding the United States.  In the final analysis, we must conclude — regardless of feelings about secret societies and their agendas — that Freemasonic occultism played a distinct, direct and definitive role in the creation of our nation.  Of course, this poses a pertinent question.  For better or worse, does their influence continue?  Is it with us today?  While several covert cabals play the Powers-Behind-the-Throne game, Freemasonic Illuminati occultists are omnipresent.  Given what we’ve learned from our investigation, why would you assume otherwise?




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