Posts Tagged ‘ alchemy ’

Special Drawing Rights and the Bank of Hades

June 1, 2010
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Special Drawing Rights and the Bank of Hades

Dr. Faustus was about to die, and Mephistopheles stood ready to collect his soul, as they has agreed upon so many years ago. The doctor was shaking with fear at the thought of spending eternity in damnation just to pay for the wealth, privilege and secret wisdom that he had enjoyed, with the Devil’s...

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Monetary mysticism at the London Bullion Market Association

August 16, 2009
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Monetary mysticism at the London Bullion Market Association

The logo for the London Bullion Market Association demonstrates something I wrote about in my book Solomon’s Treasure: The Magic and Mystery of America’s Money. In the ancient world, gold and silver were not only used as money but valued as sacred metals. Gold was linked with the Sun god, and silver with the...

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Greenbacks, Bimetallism and Mysticism

July 6, 2009
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Greenbacks, Bimetallism and Mysticism

We have already noted the metaphors of monetary policy in Frank L. Baum’s Wizard of Oz, who supported the issue of debt-free Greenbacks and the return of the money power to Congress. What I forgot to mention at the time was that Frank L. Baum was a member of the Theosophy movement of Helena...

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Old banknote featuring Mercury and a cornucopia

June 15, 2009
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Old banknote featuring Mercury and a cornucopia

From the book A Nation of Counterfeiters by Stephen Mihm: For more on the symbolism of numismatic iconography and the alchemy of money, read Solomon’s Treasure: The Magic and Mystery of America’s Money by Tracy R. Twyman.

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Liberty Cap Press on Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett

May 10, 2009
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Liberty Cap Press on Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett

I was on Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett just now for the first hour, talking about “Alchenomics” (TM), monetary policy, my old book Solomon’s Treasure: The Magic and Mystery of America’s Money, and this blog post on Liberty Cap Press. It went really well. It was a last minute thing, so sorry...

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Will Obama use “The Secret” to fix the economy?

May 8, 2009
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Will Obama use “The Secret” to fix the economy?

So Barack Obama has apparently been reading a book called Animal Spirits by Robert Shiller, about how human psychology affects economics. And according to this propaganda piece from the Financial Times, this book has inspired Obama to approach the economic issues wholly psychologically. Just as The Secret teaches that you can create personal wealth...

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