Has a Masonic "clasped hands" symbol!
Consider the news story:
NEWS BRIEF: "Put another nickel design in — two, actually", By
Barbara Hagenbaugh, USA TODAY, 11/6/03.
"WASHINGTON — Coin collectors, get ready for more change. Drawing on
the enormous popularity of the state quarter program, the U.S. Mint on
Thursday unveiled two new nickels it hopes will also lure collectors ...
The nickels, which mark the 200th anniversaries of the Louisiana
Purchase and the Lewis & Clark expedition, are the first redesign of the
5-cent piece in 65 years."
As you can see by comparing these two pictures, this new design is a
Masonic "clasped hands" symbol. It is NOT a Masonic handshake, which
focusses on one of the knuckles of each hand. This is a "clasped hands".
"While we are on the subject of Masonry, there is another Masonic
symbol called the 'clasped hands' ... This emblem was also a Pythagorean
symbol. Pythagoras was a Magician. Many Masonic sources reveal that the
clasped hands are a 'symbol of fidelity', but they don't stop with that
explanation. Albert G. Mackey, 33° Mason, confesses:
'The right hand has in
all ages been deemed an emblem of fidelity and our ancient brethren
worshipped Deity under the name of FIDES or Fidelity, which was
sometimes represented by TWO RIGHT HANDS JOINED, and something by two
human figures, holding each other by the right hands ....
'Numa was the first who
erected an altar to FIDES, under which the GODDESS OF OATHS and honesty
was worshipped. Obligations taken in her name were considered as more
inviolable than others." ["Masonic
and Occult Symbols Illustrated", by Dr. Cathy Burns, p. 239;
Emphasis was in the original]
Because Freemasonry created this "clasped hands" symbol to carry the
meaning of a solemn agreement, it is logical they would use 'clasped
hands' to symbolize the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. This land purchase was
monumentally important, for it formally shut out any European foothold
in the new United States of America. From the beginning of the British
effort to establish America as an occult "New Atlantis" (1594),
England's leaders were most interested in keeping countries out of North
America who were dominated by Roman Catholicism. Masonic leaders wanted
the new America to mature and begin to flourish without the threat of
the Catholic Inquisition that had scourged European Black Magick
practitioners since 600 AD.
When Napoleon (1796-1814) agreed to sell the Louisiana Purchase to
Thomas Jefferson's government (1801-1809), the new United States was a
whole nation, without the scourge of countries dominated by Catholicism.
It is interesting to note that Napoleon was Masonic while Thomas
Jefferson was Rosicrucian. Thus, the 'clasped hands' symbol on this
nickel is totally appropriate.
But, we have one more "Bad Fruit" of the Bush Administration, as the
"Buck" always does stop on the desk of the President.