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by Dr. Robert R. Hieronimus and Destiny Books, February 2006
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"I can think of no living man who has done as much as Dr. Hieronimus to investigate and promulgate the mysteries surrounding the secret founding of the United States of America. Besides offering a good read, Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, proves to be more than a revelation of the spiritual vision behind the founding of a new nation. In Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, Hieronimus has set a standard which cannot fail to contribute to the perpetual re-making of that ashlar corner-stone upon which the American experiment has been, is being, and will be built as the Novus Ordo Seclorum unfolds."

~DAVID OVASON, author of
The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital (1999),
and The Secret Symbolism of the Dollar Bill (2004)


"Founding Fathers, Secret Societies is that rare thing -- a really excellent, thoroughly researched and beautifully written book. I learned something new on every page."

~GRAHAM HANCOCK, author of Fingerprints of the Gods


"Dr. Bob has written the ultimate book about the secrets of our Founding Fathers. It is, fairly simply, the best thing of its kind that has ever been written. Careful research and years of effort show in this beautiful work, as exciting and informative as it is important. It shines a welcome light into the secrets that lie behind the founding of our wonderful country."

~WHITLEY STRIEBER, author of Communion and The Secret School

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“I’ve been fascinated by the subject of our Founding Fathers and the Great Seal for some time. Who were all these extraordinary individuals: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and we can’t forget Thomas Paine? What were they really doing, and what was their vision for this nation? What Robert Hieronimus has to say on this topic is very important especially in light of what’s going on in the world today. Fantastic book.”

~SHIRLEY MACLAINE, actress and author of
The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit and Out on a Limb

"Robert Hieronimus's historical analysis could not come at a more crucial time. The United States has reached a critical point in its history, one which will not only affect its destiny but that of the rest of the world. Dr. Hieronimus has made an in-depth analysis of the founders of the United States, starting with the League of Iroquois and the European esoteric societies proceeding to the impact of Masonic symbolism and the creation of the Great Seal, especially the images on its reverse side. Dr. Hieronimus delivers an inspiring message of hope for a culture that is badly torn, a culture critically in need of the renewed vision described in this remarkable book."

~STANLEY KRIPPNER, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School,
Co-editor, Varieties of Anomalous Experience

"A vision that can unite, guide and inspire us is increasingly possible when we know more of the rich history and vision which helped us launch our country. Too much of this history has been unknown, too many facts have been hard to come by. It's a special delight to learn more of our history with someone so careful to not exaggerate sources or certainty. I am especially grateful that Robert Hieronimus is helping to restore an awareness and perspective of our own history that is so vital in these days."

~DAVID A. BURNET, Grand Councilor Emeritus, and former
Treasurer of the English Grand Lodge, Rosicrucian Order, AMORC.

"Robert Hieronimus's Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, makes an intriguing case, combining a number of historical threads to provide a new interpretation of the United States' founding. Most importantly, he starts at the beginning, with our truly American founding, notably with the Great Law of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. This work should put to rest any remaining notions that the founding was a result of spontaneous intellectual combustion in Philadelphia's meeting room."

author of Forgotten Founders: How the Iroquois Helped Shape Democracy

“Anyone turning the pages of Founding Fathers, Secret Societies opens a secret door to the lost history of our country. By exposing the hidden roots of the United States, Dr. Robert Hieronimus has restored a sense of American destiny.”

~FRANK JOSEPH, author of The Lost Treasure of King Juba

"Your work delves into some very intriguing examination of topics frequently shied away from by the scholarly community. The extensive footnotes and bibliography are a joy to my heart, as a librarian, because we so often need to provide not only information and answers but also the sources of assertions that require substantiation."

~Jack Robertson
Foundation Librarian
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia



Why did our Founding Fathers think "The Indians have outdone the Romans"?

How did Secret Societies Impact the Founding of our Nation?

Did Freemasons Design the Great Seal of the United States?

What is the Archetype of the Unknown Man and the Seal?

When did the Pyramid and Eye in the Triangle get Placed on the One Dollar Bill?

Who's Afraid of the "Scary Satanic" Seal and Why?

What is the Synchronicity of the Rise in Feminine Consciousness?

Is There a Secret Geometry in the One Dollar Bill?

Can the Reverse of the Great Seal be Used as a Talisman?

What is the Power of Symbols?

Where Else in History Can the Great Seal be Found?

E Pluribus Unum, Annuit Coeptis, Novus Ordo Seclorum... What's All this Latin Mean?

Does the Great Seal Reflect Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey?

Why is the Reverse of the Great Seal a Symbol for the New Age?

What is the Secret Destiny of America?

All children growing up in America learn who the Founding Fathers were. Most, however, never learn of the founders' connections to the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and other esoteric orders. In Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, Robert Hieronimus investigates these important connections-as well as the founders' connections to the League of the Iroquois-and how the influence of these groups can be traced throughout our most significant national documents and symbols, especially the Great Seal. He reveals in detail how the reverse of the Great Seal, which appears on the back of the one-dollar bill, is a blueprint that conveys the secret destiny of America. In decoding the symbolic meaning of the Great Seal's reverse, we discover the unique opportunities our current era presents for achieving our Founding Fathers' spiritual vision.

Robert Hieronimus, Ph.D., is a historian, visual artist, and radio host. His weekly program, 21st Century Radio with Dr. Bob Hieronimus, broadcasts New Paradigm topics across the United States. He lives in Maryland.

For interviews call 410-356-4852.

"The ultimate book about the secrets of our Founding Fathers. It is, very simply, the best thing of its kind that has ever been written. Careful research and years of effort show in this beautiful work-as exciting and informative as it is important."

~Whitley Strieber,
Host of Dreamland with Whitley Strieber

Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great Seal, by ROBERT R. HIERONIMUS, Ph.D.
FEBRUARY 2006     Destiny Books     ISBN 1-59477-087-5     1-800-246-8648

Hieronimus & Co.     P.O.Box 648     Owings Mills, MD 21117     410-356-4852

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