When I was in school, American History usually began with Christopher Columbus. Later I began to wonder just who the people were who lived here when Columbus “discovered” America. There were, what appeared to be, Masonic Lodges set up by the indigenous people. Who were the Aztecs, Incas, Olmecs etc. Then there is the curious mystery of European, Egyptian, and other artifacts that have been found. We are not being told the whole truth.
AMERICA, we were told, was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, although his authentic Christian name was Alberigo Vespucci. Guyanan novelist Jan Carew argues that Vespucci changed his Christian name after his voyages to the Americas, This would mean “Amerigo” came from “America” and not the other way around.
America’s Birth Certificate: The name
America (applied to present-day Brazil)
appeared for the first time on Martin
Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map.
“Carew is resurrecting the ideas of Jules Marcou, a prominent French geologist who while studying North America argued, as did other 19th-century writers, that the name America was brought back to Europe from the New World; and that Vespucci had changed his name to reflect the name of his discovery. Specifically, Marcou introduced the name of an Indian tribe and of a district in Nicaragua called Amerrique, and asserted that this district — rich in gold — had been visited by both Columbus and Vespucci, who then made this name known in Europe (see Marcou’s map). For both explorers the words Amerrique and gold became synonymous. Subsequently, according to Marcou’s account, Vespucci changed his Christian name from Alberico to Amerigo. Carew cites Marcou to back his claim that “in the archives of Toledo, a letter from Vespucci to the Cardinal dated December 9, 1508, is signed Amerrigo with the double ‘r’ as in the Indian Amerrique … and between 1508 and 1512, the year in which Vespucci died, at least two other signatures with the Christian name Amerrigo were recorded.” (See Marcou’s 1875 article in the Atlantic Monthly and his more elaborate work published subsequently in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution .)”
If America is not named after Vespucci, then where did the name come from? Marcou, who quotes Le Plongeon, (an imaginative anthropologist) studying the Mayan culture in Yucatan : “The name AMERICA or AMERRIQUE in the Mayan language means, a country of perpetually strong wind, or the Land of the Wind, and sometimes the suffix ‘-ique’ and ‘-ika’ can mean not only wind or air but also a spirit that breathes, life itself.
Who exactly is the ” Spirit of the Air” that they worshipped? According to the Popol Vuh, the sacred, indigenous Maya narrative of creation, he was the great “feathered serpent” creator deity known as Q’uq’umatz; a god considered by scholars to be roughly equivalent to the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl and the Yucatec Mayan Kukulkan.
America came from Amaruca.
Manly P. Hall gives more insight in The Secret Teachings of All Ages: ”These Children of the Sun adore the Plumèd Serpent, who is the messenger of the Sun. He was the God Quetzalcoatl in Mexico, Gucumatz in Quiché; and in Peru he was called Amaru. From the latter name comes our word America. Amaruca is, literally translated, ‘Land of the Plumèd Serpent.’ The priests of this [flying dragon], from their chief center in the Cordilleras, once ruled both Americas. All the Red men who have remained true to the ancient religion are still under their sway. One of their strong centres was in Guatemala, and of their Order was the author of the book called Popol Vuh. In the Quiché tongue Gucumatz is the exact equivalent of Quetzalcoatl in the Nahuatl language; quetzal, the bird of Paradise; coatl, serpent—‘the Serpent veiled in plumes of the paradise-bird’!”
This is why Masonic Lodges were already here.
Since these ancient serpent legends include the Mesoamerican feathered serpent gods and can be looked upon as a historical testament of that Angel thrown down by God, “then perhaps The Land of the Plumèd Serpent may also be known as the Land of Lucifer,” concludes Ken Hudnall in The Occult Connection II: The Hidden Race.