By Paul McGuire
January 12, 2014
In an article entitled “Ronald Reagan and the occultist: The amazing story of the thinker behind his sunny optimism,” by Mitch Horowitz dated Sunday, January 5, 2014 in Salon Magazine the writer contends that “The Gipper’s warm ‘morning in America’ worldview was directly shaped by the occult thinker Manly P. Hall.” Although Ronald Reagan has been enshrined by certain conservatives as an exclusively Biblical Christian, it appears that Reagan was the product of an eclectic mix of Christianity and the occult, positive thinking, and the optimism from the Golden Age of Science Fiction which took off in the 1950s.
Reagan may have been influenced by influential Freemason Manly P. Hall, but he was also influenced by the best-selling prophecy author, Hal Lindsey, whose best-selling book on Bible prophecy, The Late, Great Planet Earth was read by Reagan and countless millions of other people around the world. Ronald Reagan was so impacted by Lindsey’s modern interpretation of Bible prophecy and current events that he began preparing the military for the War of Armageddon in the Middle East.
In addition, Reagan’s wife Nancy was deeply involved in astrology. In an article in the New York Times dated May 4, 1988, “White House Confirms Reagans Follow Astrology, Up to a Point,” author Steven V. Roberts says:
“President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, are both deeply interested in astrology, the White House spokesman, Marlin Fitzwater, said today, and two former White House officials said Mrs. Reagan's concerns had influenced the scheduling of important events.”
A California astrologer said she had been consulted by the Reagan’s regarding key White House decisions, but Mr. Reagan said astrology had not influenced policy. Although President Reagan denied that any policy or decision was based on astrology, White House Astrologer to the Reagans, Joan Quigley, indicated that she was consulted about such decisions.
In 1928 the occult visionary Manly P. Hall wrote:
"Not only were many of the founders of the United States government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and august body existing in Europe which helped them to establish this country for A PECULIAR AND PARTICULAR PURPOSE known only to the initiated few." Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages, pp. XC and XCI
"There exists in the world today, and has existed for thousands of years, a body of enlightened humans united in what might be termed, an Order of the Quest. It is composed of those whose intellectual and spiritual perceptions have revealed to them that civilization has secret destiny…
"European mysticism was not dead at the time the United States of America was founded. The hand of the mysteries controlled in the establishment of the new government for the signature of the mysteries may still be seen on the Great Seal of the United States of America. Careful analysis of the seal discloses a mass of occult and Masonic symbols chief among them, the so-called American eagle. ... The American eagle upon the Great Seal is but a conventionalized phoenix...." Manly P. Hall, The Secret Destiny of America.
I have been told by some people who knew Ronald Reagan that if Reagan was alive today, he would have read my book A Prophecy of the Future of America because it deals with themes that were of great interest to the former President, such as Bible prophecy, current events, the space program, the secret occult plan for America, the nature of UFOs, and science fiction-type technology. In my book, I uncover considerable information about Manly P. Hall and expose the secret occult plan for America which was conceived by Sir Francis Bacon in the mid-1600s. Bacon was the head of the Rosicrucians, which later became the Illuminati in 1776. Sir Francis Bacon’s occult plan for America was for America to become the head of the New World Order and the New Atlantis.
On the back of the U.S. dollar there is overwhelming evidence for this plan in the form of specific symbols and words, like the Illuminati pyramid with the all-seeing eye of Lucifer and the words translated from Latin, “New Order of the Ages” or New World Order at the base of the pyramid. Then on the right hand side is a picture of an eagle, secretly representing a bird called the Phoenix, which is an occult symbol that comes from ancient Phoenicia which is the region where Mount Hermon was located in Samaria where according to the extra-Biblical book, the Book of Enoch which is referenced in the Biblical book of Jude, the Fallen Angels descended upon the earth to mate with human women.
According to an article entitled “An Occult Translation of the Roswell Event: Count Down to 2012” by David Flynn, May 20, 2005 and further developed by Tom Horn:
“Phoenix, the last word of Hall's statement of the founding of America, is key to the ‘secret destiny’ of civilization. It explains the occult design behind the formation of the United States and the events at Roswell.” What David Flynn and Tom Horn uncover is the relationship between the Roswell, New Mexico UFO-incident in 1947 and the preeminence of the Phoenician / Sidonian scientific knowledge. According to their research, “Manly P. Hall’s Phoenix represents an age when when mankind and extraterrestrials were believed to have lived on earth side by side. Phoenicia was the land of descent of the "Sons of God" described in Genesis 6. According to the history of every ancient culture in the Middle East, Phoenicia was the first place where beings from heaven came to the earth. The union of these beings with the daughters of Adam produced hybrid offspring, Nephilim (literally in Hebrew, the fallen ones).”
Manly P. Hall refers to this history when writing of the coming world order and the rise of the Phoenix. His understanding of the Phoenix is shared by illumined fraternal orders that have preserved the scattered "sacred" knowledge of the ancients. They anticipate the rise of the Phoenix from the ashes of history. They wait for an age when knowledge will once again descend from heaven.
Ronald Reagan was obviously aware of Hall's occult teachings and this may have played a key role in his interest in UFOs, which he expressed publicly, and his belief in a secret destiny for America. Although Reagan presented himself as a strong conservative, Christian, and patriotic American, in reality he held a globalist view. After World War II, Ronald Reagan joined a group called the United World Federalists. The group promoted global government along the style of the United Nations. Ronald Reagan’s love for science fiction may have caused him to view The United World Federalists as the kind of universal government that sometimes showed up in science fiction movies and television shows, like the United Federation of Planets in “Star Trek,” or the Galactic Republic (replaced by the evil Galactic Empire) in the “Star Wars” movies.
The Star Trek television series and movies created by Hollywood producer Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991) were very popular in Reagan’s time and continue to be so today. Gene Roddenberry was also a 33rd degree Freemason. Organizations like the Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians and other groups have an enormous influence over our nation and world’s spheres of power, such as the media, politics, science, education, economics, and government. Since the very inception of America these groups have played a leadership role in guiding and directing our society with an invisible hand. The architecture and layout of Washington D.C., which was designed by Freemason architects like Pierre Charles L’Enfante in 1791, includes numerous Masonic symbols. Many of our Founding Fathers and later Presidents were 33rd degree Masons, such as George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Ronald Reagan was made an honorary 22rd degree Mason.
It would be dishonest to categorize groups like the Freemason and the Illuminati and the individuals involved with overly simplistic judgments. Although there are significant differences in the theological and philosophical tenets between Freemasonry and Christianity, on an individual and even on sub-group level, one cannot ignore the positive contributions along with negative factors. The same principle would hold true in attempting to analyze those that call themselves Christians and Christianity in America. It would be very naïve to say that all those who claim to be Christians are good and noble people. In addition, some of the most powerful leaders in the Evangelical Movement are high-ranking Masons. The point is that there are many men like Ronald Reagan who in reality were believers in the secret occult plan for America as outlined by Manly P. Hall, and who also claimed to be believers in a somewhat literal interpretation of Bible prophecy.
Strictly on a theological or philosophical level one would assume logically that there are inherent conflicts in attempting to hold these two belief systems simultaneously, but the reality is that there are many who do. According to the “Illuminati elite,” the first Messiah came to Earth to establish the Kingdom of Heaven and the second Messiah will establish a New World Order. According to Hall and others, the endgame of this secret occult destiny for America is a New World Order that will arise out of America where a man with the supernatural powers of a god-king will rise, a man who is part of a new race of supermen. The implication is that this coming god-king will be the product of ETs or inter-dimensional beings mating with human women in what could be called Transhumanism.
This is what Jesus Christ referred to when He predicted that the last days before His return would be similar to the days of Noah, when fallen angels mated with human women. Bible prophecy also predicts a New World Order along with a one world economic system and one world religion that will be ruled by the Antichrist before Christ returns. The Biblical prophets, the apostles, and Jesus Christ warn of a time of Great Tribulation before a New Heaven and New Earth appear. Freemasonry leaders like Albert Pike warn of a horrific World War III and planetary disasters before the birth of a New Age.
The great challenge of our day is finding real hope and optimism in a world which seems to be experiencing the “Signs of the Times” that Jesus Christ predicted. Apparently Ronald Reagan drew hope from “a secret occult plan,” and others do likewise. Yet Christians who have been charged with the responsibility of communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world have offered the real hope of a “better and eternal world” through salvation in Christ before the end of the age. The emphasis has largely been on God’s promise to rescue His people, as He did know before the deluge and there has been intense debate as to the timing of this event.
But, since Jesus Christ clearly declared “that no man knows the day nor the hour” of this event, it is impossible to conclude when that will come. There is the very real possibility that before that event comes there could be a period of time when there will be no signs to give us hope. The Bible says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” The idea is that if you take away real hope from people you will cause them literally to despair unto death, because men and women cannot live long in a state of hopelessness. It is here that it is essential that those who claim to believe in the Bible demonstrate an exceptional integrity in their communication. On one hand as people who take the Bible as the literal Word of God where God has outlined a specific calendar of end time events, we know that it is impossible to change the schedule and timing of those events as they are written in the Word of God. For example, you cannot pray away the coming of the Antichrist.
However, there are other areas where the Bible is silent about specific chronologies. This is not a matter of changing God’s specific and revealed end time program, which cannot be changed. But within the constraints of God’s end time program He tells us, for example, to pray for those in authority above us so that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives. The implication is that our prayers will release God’s power to restrain or delay evil. If so then our prayers very much affect our reality and our future! Since we are commanded to “pray always,” we must proceed by faith and pray.
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It is God, not ourselves, who is the Sovereign King. He may choose to answer those prayers and bless our nation, or He may choose to ignore those prayers for certain reasons. The point is that there is the possibility of substantial and real hope, if God chooses to bless a nation, rather than curse it. If we do not communicate the full spectrum of God’s message of hope on both the eternal and the temporal levels, which would involve positive economic and social blessing, than we have failed to accurately communicate His Word. This failure will result in despair, premature social disintegration and totalitarianism. The stakes are very high if we make a mistake. In addition, if we do not accurately communicate a Biblical worldview, then we will have forced people to reject truly Biblical solutions in favor some kind of “secret occult plan for America.”
History shows us that God has often raised up men with prophetic voices such as Daniel and Joseph, who offered specific economic and practical solutions inside what could be called Babylonian-occult systems of government and Pharaoh god-king systems of government. It is critical that we do not preclude the divine opportunity through inadvertent bias towards the entire message of God’s supernatural Word.
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, The Day the Dollar Died and Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying Altered States of Consciousness at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie Field of Dreams. Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.