Campbell's Great Seal Interpretation

The Great Seal of the United States of America, commissioned in 1776

Joseph Campbell's interpretation of the Great Seal of the United States of America I know to be published in two of his books:

Notable that Campbell died in 1987. 

"Joseph Campbell: A Modern Sage" - 1986 commentary lecture on "Inner Reaches of Outer Space" book by Dr. Stephan A Hoeller   (1:12:20 into video)

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I value Campbell because of his great understand of what I call Hermetic America. Namely the philosophical hermetic foundations of The American Republic. His utterances are numerous. I do not have the time to read to you.

Fabulously accurate interpretation of the symbolism of Both sides of the Great Seal of the United States. Better than anything I have seen anywhere. This man has reached the objective.

Esoteric spirit that moved not only the people who drew that [Great] Seal, but the entire philosophy the early republic was based upon. And how utterly deplorable and regrettable and  terrible it is that all of this has been virtually totally forgotten by our days. And that we have held,  The American People have held in their very hands, handed to them by people like Franklin and Jefferson and all kinds of others One of the most splendid treasures of spiritual philosophy - applicable to all manner of human purposes. And we have discarded it. And we are running around like beggars, the world over, picking up crumbs from every kind of anarchists, Marxists, this thing, fascists, this thing that thing, all over the world.  All of which, put together, could never come close to the psychological spiritual wisdom that was given to us to begin with... and that we have simply forgotten about and thrown away. And how incredibly unfortunate and terrible this is. And, I know for a fact, that Joseph Campbell feels this very very keenly.

MORE Transcript at:  Stephan A Hoeller 

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