One of the most common symbols of "the Elite" is the eagle. Just like the lion, the olive branch and so many other symbols, its origins are in the birth place of the Cult of Aton - ancient Egypt. (Recommended to read first: Akhenaton and the Hyksos kings)
The eagle is a very common motif in national emblems, coats of arms, company logos and most of all masonic symbolism. Sometimes the eagle has one head, sometimes two.
|Egyptian coat of arms|
|Flag of Albania|
|German coats of arms|
|Russian double-headed eagle|
|Indonesian coats of arms|
|The eagle of the fascist Italy|
|Mexican coats of arms|
|Yemeni coats of arms|
|Moldovan coats of arms|
|The emblem of Napoleon|
|The eagle of the Holy Roman empire|
|The eagle of the Savoy family|
|The eagle of Hapsburg family|
|"The eagle has landed"|
|Knights of the Golden Eagle|
|Order of the Red Eagle|
|Odd Fellows (=branch of masonry)|
|Swiss clock manufacturer|
|"We're listening"? Who is we?|
|Barclays bank - the main sponsor English Premier League|
|Aresco oil company|
In ancient Egypt. the eagle was a divine symbol associated with many deities. Since the royals were the representatives of the gods, it became a royal symbol. The origins of the eagle in Egypt goes to Nekhbet - the vulture goddess. She was one the oldest goddesses in Egypt, from predynastic period. After her, many later deities adopted the eagle motif. In later times she became the goddess Nephthys.
|Sun disc with eagle (or vulture) wings|
|Isis with eagle eings|
|Maat with eagle wings|
|Nephthys (on left) and her twin sister Isis with eagle wings|
|Tutankhamun mask and the vulture|
|Queen Nefertari and the vulture crown|
In ancient Greece, the eagle was also associated to deities. The king god Zeus was depicted with the eagle and in some myths he was able to transform into an eagle.
|Zeus and an eagle|
|Ganymede and Zeus as an eagle|
In masonry the eagle has two heads. They represent the autocratic and theocratic modes of control of "the Elite". Church and state. Just like the crown and cross in Templar symbolism.
|Masonic double-headed eagle|
One eagle having two heads also represent conflict control. The powerful masonic brotherhoods have always played their power games behind the scenes so that the public is fooled to believe there are two opposite sides against each other. The truth is, that many times this is nothing more than orchestrated theater with one secret power behind both parties. This is how the illusion of choice or democracy is created.
Do you think the two party system in the US has anything to with democracy? Do you think it makes any difference which party wins the elections? When Obama was elected, he promised change. Did he deliver that? When Trump was elected, he promised change. Has he delivered that? Has he "drained the swamp" or quit the endless american wars? Maybe it's too early to say, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
The double-headed eagle is a very old motif. Probably many thousands of years old. In the context of the Cult of Aton, the origins go to the great hero of the Cult of Aton - Roman emperor Constantine.
Constantine was the creator of the institutional Christianity, which is nothing more than re-branded atonism and solar worship, with lots of elements from older pagan religions. His emblem was the double-headed eagle, because he was able to unite the two Roman empires (east and west) back into one single empire. He moved the capital into Constantinople, the capital of Byzantion, which adopted the double-headed eagle as their emblem.
Without Constantine and his religious reforms it would have been much harder for the Cult of Aton to obtain the power it has today. Therefore Constantine is almost as important hero to "the Elite" as pharaoh Akhenaton.
|Byzantine double-headed eagle|
|Constantine the Great|
According to 33. degree Freemason Manly Palmer Hall, in masonry the eagle is also a synonym for phoenix.
"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." - Manly P. Hall (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry)
He also wrote:
"Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers ... in size and shape it resembles the eagle, but with certain differences. The body of the Phoenix is one covered with glossy purple feathers, and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red. The head of the bird is light in color, and about its neck is a circlet of golden plumage. At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant color ... The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges. Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection ... The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or reborn. Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again." - Manly P. Hall (The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy)
|Masonic symbolism: Phoenix|
|Masonic symbolism: Phoenix|
Eagle symbolism in religions:
|Double-headed eagle in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem|
|An eagle in a church|
|An eagle in a church|
|"Eagle" is a common word in the names of American churches|
|Eagle in Islamic art|
|Saladin, the great Islamic hero, had an eagle as his emblem|
Examples of eagle symbolism among "the Elite":