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The Meaning of America: Symbol of the Eagle


 

“AMERICA” upon a deeper analysis is “revealed” to be a scientifically structured word embedded with symbolic concepts, that the founders of the nation desired to project to its inhabitants and the entire world.
 
As stated in the previous article, Meaning of America: Sacred Etymology, there are multiple meanings within the various sequential arrangements of the word  A-M-E-R-I-C-A.
When these multiple meanings are linked together, they  produce the true definition of America which goes beyond the mainstream view of the dictionary and textbook.
 
Another sacred etymological arrangement of “A-M-E-R-I-C-A”  that will be included in this analysis is “AME-RICA“.
 
“AME” is  Latin  for “beloved” and German for “eagle”. “RICA” is Spainish for “rich” as well as a form of “Erica”. It shares the same meaning as Erica, Frederica, Hendrica  and other  names that have the word element”rica”. Rica also means “ruler”, “powerful ruler”, “peaceful leader” and “home ruler”.
 
Thus “America” as “Ame-Rica” means “beloved rich”, “rich eagle”, “beloved leader” “beloved ruler” and “beloved home ruler” to name a few.  “America” as “Ame-Rica” is consistent with previous explored word arrangements that reflect concepts, sentiments and actual symbols related to the American empire.
 
Upon further examination, we find that there are word elements within the word “America” that directly relate to actual symbols used to represent the nation.
 
For example the American bald eagle is the official symbol of the United States of America and we can identify the word eagle at least two times within the word America. In the word  “A-M-E-R-I-C-A”, we have “AM” which is Scandinavian/Swedish for eagle and there is “AME” , which is German for eagle.
 
The symbol of eagle is interconnected to concepts that are the foundation of the nation’s desired projected identity: eagle represents among other things “freedom”, a touchstone concept for a nation that was formed by separating from Great Britain, its colonial ruler. 
 
We will delve into a deeper exploration into the symbolic and related conceptual elements that can be identified within the word “AMERICA”. 
 
The symbolic elements that appear within the word “AMERICA” are: eagle, moon, rain and light. These symbolic references are in turn connected to concepts such as “freedom”, power, leadership,  “beloved”, “renewal” and “truth”.  For purposes of this article we will examine only the aspects of the “eagle” reference within the name of  “America”.
Eagle
  
 The eagle is a universal symbol representing sun, power, authority, victory and the royal head of the nation. In Native-American mythology, the eagle according to Carl Teichrib was a guide to the etheric world, giving persons guidance and information as they psychically pass into “the world beyond”.
 
The eagle symbol for some Native-Americans groups is the earthly incarnation of the great Thunderbird spirit. The Thunderbird spirit is sometimes associated with war.
 
The eagle appears to represent inherent in its various meanings an alchemical process where “prime matter” is acted upon and “growth of new matter is encouraged”.
 
The eagle appears not only in Native-American culture, but the eagle symbol also appears in Ancient Kemet,China, Assyria, Sumeria, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, German, France, Austria, Russia and Albania to name a few:
 
“Since the beginning of civilization, man has recognized the eagle as master of the sky, a symbol of freedom, power and leadership. Ancient dynasties of China, Assyria and Mesopotamia were inspired by this magnificent bird as a symbol of courage, might and majesty.
 
In ancient Egypt eagles were mummified while ancient Greeks believed the eagle was a symbol of their god, Zeus. Indigenous Indian civilizations of North and South America as well as Australian aborigines passionately embraced the eagle as a symbol of strength. In recent history, nations such as China, Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain and the United States use the eagle as a symbol in their banners, coat of arms and their currency.”
 
The symbol of the eagle was linked to  civilizations that pre-date the existence of the creation of America:
 
“These were the immortals to whom the term ‘phoenix’ was applied, and their symbol was the mysterious two-headed bird, now called an eagle , a familiar and little understood Masonic emblem .”
 
Many writers assert that it was the Phoenix or Bennu symbol of ancient Kemet which inspired the use of the eagle as symbol of the country.
 
 That’s a discussion for another time.
 
The eagle symbol was adopted officially as the national emblem on June 20, 1782 over the objections of Ben Franklin who wanted the turkey to be chosen. 
 
The selection of the eagle over the turkey might have been due to the awareness of the historical legacy of the eagle emblem through out the ages. The eagle symbol appears to have been an image that “relates to humanity at a primal archetypal level”, thus “capable of transcending language, race, history and time itself”.
 
 According to Egyptologist Page Strong, the eagle symbol in ancient Kemet stands for the “A” sound. This should not be overlooked since the country being studied-“America”- begins with the letter “A” ,  has the eagle as its official symbol and the word eagle can be identified  twice within it with “AM”(Swedish) and “AME” (German).
 
But why would there be embedded within the word “America”, two references to “eagle”? As stated earlier the symbol for the United States of America is the American bald eagle. 
 
The two references goes beyond  an effusive sentiment for their country or an intense sense love or deep affection for the eagle symbol.
 
 The presence of the twice repeated eagle reference within the word “America” is a  statement of the scientific application of esoteric, metaphysical,  and occult understanding. 
 
The choice of the eagle as the symbol enabled the founders of the country embody a sense of transcendence.  They wanted to bring the original 13 colonies and subsequent territories under a unifying emblem and the eagle served that in a historical, metaphysical, esoteric and occult fashion. 
 

The Occult writer Manly P. Hall  in “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry” provides insight on the double eagle:

“The ancient emblem of equilibrium consisted of an androgynous body surmounted by two heads, one male and the other female, wearing a single imperial crown.
 

That being alone is perfect in which all opposites are reconciled, and this state of perfection is appropriately typified by the two heads of equal dignity.

Hence the double-headed eagle is reserved as the emblem of completion, for it signifies the Philosopher’s Stone, the ultimate soul condition, and that absolute and transcendent perfection which arises only from the fullest unfoldment of the latent potentialities within the individual.”

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