A substantial number of the founders of America were Masons. They believed that the destiny of civilization, and of America, was to re-instate what they thought of as an ancient golden age: an age where humans and extraterrestrials live side-by-side. This, they taught, was only possible through the illumination of human consciousness with the light of Lucifer.
“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.’ (Secret Teachings XC, XCI)” (Nephilim Stargates, Thomas Horn. 2007. pg. 76,77)
“Hall also wrote: ‘There exists in the world today, and has existed for thousands of years, a body of enlightened humans united in what might be called an Order of the Quest, (believing) that civilization has a secret destiny… The signature of (these) 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…. a conventionalized phoenix…’ (Secret Destiny)” (Nephilim Stargates, Thomas Horn. 2007. pg. 77)
“The Phoenicians referred to themselves as Sidonians … named after Sidon, the first born son of Canaan (son of Ham). … The Sidonians were considered masters of science and magic. They claimed to possess a civilization existing for 30,000 years.” (Nephilim Stargates, Thomas Horn. 2007. pg. 77,78)
“The majority of knowledge ascribed through the ages to the Greeks was given to them first by the Sidonians. Pythagoras, considered the ancient father of Free Masonry, was schooled in Sidonia.” (Nephilim Stargates, Thomas Horn. 2007. pg. 77,78)
“The symbolic meaning of Manly Hall’s Phoenix represents an age 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.
“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. This secret has been hidden in their symbolism and numerology throughout history.” (Nephilim Stargates, Thomas Horn. 2007. pg. 80)
“Benjamin Creme states, ‘in Freemasonry is embedded the core or the secret heart of the occult mysteries, wrapped up in number, metaphor, and symbol …’ … In Spiritual numerology, ’33’ symbolizes the highest spiritual consciousness attainable by the human (van Buren 161-2)” (Nephilim Stargates, Thomas Horn. 2007. pg. 80)
So why is the destiny of America represented by the Phoenix? It is because in order for the new age of (re-)enlightenment to arise, the present age of scientific materialism must go down in flames. America leads this present age; and so is called upon to go down in flames itself, and with itself take down the present world system. Then from these ashes the Phoenix will arise in its true illuminized form.