Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

Politics and Occult Philosophy: The Phrygian Cap and E Pluribus Unum

The American is not known for Wisdom, but our stupidity, and weight-size. Yet Americans sport on capitol and city architectures the remembrance of the ancient gods and goddesses, deifying founders, soldiers and warriors. The symbols, aesthetics, and ideals have their origin in Greece, Britain, France, Rome, Spain, and Egypt. Republicanism, truly in action, can only Continue reading Politics and Occult Philosophy: The Phrygian Cap and E Pluribus Unum