The US Dollar Bill contains mysterious symbols. For as long as the dollar has been printed, people have speculated about the meaning of the pyramid with its unexplained eye.
On the left-hand side of the reverse of the Dollar Bill is an eye in a triangle in a clouded sky. The government will tell you it is the "All Seeing Eye" and nothing more. Others have speculated that it is the eye of the Egyptian god Horus. There are theories that relate the eye to the influence of the Masons and the mysterious Illuminati who are said to be an inner circle group of Masons. In fact, the eye may actually be the Piercing Eye of The Revelation.
The eye is mentioned in several verses of the New Testament, one of which seems most interesting:Revelation 1:7 says "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." The word "pierced" can have more than one meaning. It can refer to piercing with a spear (ostensibly the piercing of Christ's body) or it can refer to the piercing by the eye. Could it be that those eyes which have "pierced" him are also they which have discovered the hidden messages in the NT? Does the phrase "cometh with clouds" refer to the "clouded", or hidden, messages under the surface of the NT? Perhaps we wail as the Jewish People wail at the "wailing wall", the only wall remaining after the Temple at Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans!The eye, shown behind the triangle as though peering through the paper, "pierces" the meaning of the New Testament. It sees through the clouds to view clues to the authorship and reasons that the books were written! All the elements are there, including the eye behind the triangle, the clouds, and piercing rays! And every eye shall see him, because he is on the back side of every dollar bill, and of course everybody sees at least one dollar bill in their lifetime!Yet another interpretation: "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." In this case the verse refers to the famous words of Julius Caesar, "I came. I saw. I conquered." The people of Pontus saw Caesar come in clouds of dust from his troops, and they pierced him three years later in the Roman Forum.
Could the piercing eye be the completion of the message of the New Testament with the hidden meanings it "pierces?" Notice that the eye is definitely behind the triangular opening, as though peering through it. If you look closely you will even see a shadow on the left side as though cast by the side of the triangle. The rays of light (or glory) around the triangle serve to emphasize the "piercing" quality. We know from studying Piso Theory that the triangle appears in several locations in the books of the New Testament.
The Piso family was descended from Philip of Macedon and included the Ptolemys (Egyptian pharaohs) as ancestors. Thus the pyramid might relate to the Piso family by way of the Ptolemys.
When work on the Great Seal of the United States was begun (literally on July 4, 1776) the artistic consultant who originally suggested the symbol of the eye in the triangle surrounded by a glory was none other than Pierre Eugène Du Simitière (P.E.D.), a friend of Benjamin Franklin. Du Simitière was an extremely unusual man. In 1894 a mysterious manuscript was found and has since been validated as having been created by him. The manuscript concerns itself with the art of cryptography and hidden meanings! The following page describes this mysterious document:
Could it be that P.E.D. knew a great deal more about the true authorship of the New Testament than anyone had given him credit for? It was he who originated the eye symbol, and from the very first sketch he did, that eye has been part of the Great Seal.
The words above the eye (ANNUIT COEPTIS) are supposed to be a quote from Vergil. Considering that P.E.D. was into letter-substitution cryptography it is possible that the letters are intended to be a cryptogram! Nothing is for certain, but a study of P.E.D. is being done to find out more details about his cryptographic techniques. The hope is that the actual cypher he used to encrypt the words ANNUIT COEPTIS may be discovered and used to find the message.
If you examine the back face of the dollar bill you will see an eagle who appears to be holding a shield, with a field of stars under its talons on the right-hand side.If you turn the bill upside down the shield appears to be a Hebrew menorah, with seven candles. The center candle has rays of light coming from it. This Menorah is a "temple menorah" as opposed to a "Channukah menorah", which has nine candles. Below it all is a field of stars that form a Star of David.
One of the oldest symbols of the Hebrew faith is the menorah, a seven-branched candelabrum used in the Temple. The kohanim lit the menorah in the Sanctuary every evening and cleaned it out every morning, replacing the wicks and putting fresh olive oil into the cups. The illustration at left is based on instructions for construction of the menorah found in Ex. 25:31-40. The nine-branched menorah used on Channukah is commonly patterned after this menorah, because Channukah commemorates the miracle that a day's worth of oil for this menorah lasted eight days.
The pyramid side, representing the Roman Pisos is opposite the "eagle" side, representing the Jewish People. In reality, the Romans fought the Jewish People fiercely from the second battle of Jerusalem to the battle of Masada, during a period known as the "Roman War Against the Jews." One of the hidden messages of the New Testament is that the Pisos were against the Jewish People. The symbolism seems to relate to that war.
There have been many interpretations of the eye symbol, not least of which is that the Masons inserted the symbolism for some arcane purpose. Benjamin Franklin (one of the three members of the committee to design the seal) was a 33rd degree Mason and an "Illuminist." As nobody knows for sure if P.E.D. was a Mason, he sheds little light on the relationship of the eye to Freemasonry. It is more likely that P.E.D. was enough of a scholar (he was fluent in Latin, Greek and Hebrew) to have deduced the authorship of the New Testament himself, or perhaps with the help of an unknown teacher. If he were a Mason he would have been a French Mason and might have had privileged knowledge from that source. In any case, the provenance of the symbols in Masonry or Illuminism is tempting but highly speculative.
The pyramid and eagle on the back of the dollar bill have a long history in the United States. You can find out a great deal about the history of the Great Seal at The Great Seal Site . Keep in mind that the public knowledge prior to Piso Theory does not take into account the true authorship of the New Testament. It will be interesting to explore the backgrounds of the people who designed the seal, and discover what they might have known about the Roman Piso family.
Cena in Emmaus
There is a painting by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1556) named "Cena in Emmaus" (1525) which depicts Jesus breaking bread with two men. Luke 24 describes the breaking of bread by Jesus at Emmaus, presumably after he had risen from the dead. The story has a lot to do with the phantom Christ opening peoples minds to understand the scriptures.
Whenever we see a reference to 'bread' in the New Testament it is probable that it is actually a reference to the Piso family's "pistor" nickname. They were jokingly known as PISTOR, because the word contains the PISO name. The word "pistor" means "baker" in Latin. Thus the breaking of bread is symbolic of the breaking of the hidden meanings in the New Testament.
Of course you know what I am going to point out next! There is an eye piercing through a triangle just like on the Great Seal of the United States. Could it be that this eye in clouds is a conscious reference to Revelation 1:7 in the context of revealing the meanings behind the scriptures? Clearly some work needs to be done to understand Pontormo's interpretation of this symbol, and his status as a believer. Judging from his body of work, which contains many scenes of a religious nature, one would tend to classify him as a believer, but he was also a man of the Renaissance. If he saw the New Testament from the point of view of a "royal" he would not have had the commitment, I think, to create so many religious works for the Medici family. The piercing eye, in this case, is most likely intended to connect the "revelation" Jesus makes at this meeting with Revelation 1:7, and not to make a statement about hidden messages. Still, it is fascinating that the piercing eye symbol appears at this date (1525) and it tempts one to look farther back in time to find its origin, if possible. It is also intriguing to speculate that the piercing eye in the painting is not by the hand of Pontormo, but by a later, less talented artist!
Notice that the eye appears to be the right eye in both the Great Seal and in the picture by Pontormo. The similarities are too many to be ignored. It is inevitable that P.E.D. would have known about this painting, as he was a sophisticated and heavily traveled man. As an artist of the time he must have been well aware of the works of Pontormo. It is entirely possible that the Piercing Eye was a symbol of the faith all along; but it is also possible that the symbol had a dual meaning: The faithful see it as the eye of God and the atheists see it as a revelation of the hidden messages within the New Testament.