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Has anyone besides me heard of the vision/prophecy that George Washington experienced?  In it, a lady was present (Mary?) as well as an angel (Michael?).  I also understand that he converted to Catholicism on his deathbed, and this grieved his slaves. 

Heard of it?  What do you think?  Legit?  Or not?


This excerpt can be found on many sites.  This excerpt is from: http://www.crystalinks.com/gw.html

Valley Forge, the winter of 1777, American forces were fighting against the British, the most powerful nation in the world. Many believe that only 3% of the American people took part in the struggle for independence, while "Tories" gave aid and comfort to the British cause.

"This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, a third and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes.

"By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless, as though it had become paralyzed.

"A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor, Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed as if it had become filled with sensations, and luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarify, the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany dissolution. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move; all were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at my companion.

"Presently I heard a voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn,' while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastwardly. I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world; Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows of the Atlantic, and between Asia and America lay the Pacific.

" `Son of the Republic' said the same mysterious voice as before, `look and learn,' At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud raised from these countries, and joined in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals, and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people.

"A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean, and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view. A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn,' I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing up one after another until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them.

"Again, I heard the mysterious voice say, `Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh, look and learn.' At this the dark shadowy angel turned his face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. As I continued looking I a saw bright angel, on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word `Union,' bearing the American flag which he placed between the divided nation, and said, `Remember ye are brethren.' Instantly, the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons became friends once more, and united around the National Standard.

"And again I heard the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn.' At this the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth, and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene: from each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America. Our country was enveloped in this volume of cloud, and I saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn.' When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast.

"Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Union, and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle.

"Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn.' As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious!

"Then once more I beheld the villages, towns and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with o loud voice" `While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.' And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word `UNION,' he placed it upon the Standard while the people, kneeling down, said, `Amen.'

"The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld. This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor, who, in the same voice I had heard before, said, `Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted: three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and the Union. With these words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress and destiny of the United States."
As much as I would like for this to be credible, I highly doubt that it is. I do know that Washington seperated himself from the Freemasons after achieving the 33rd degree, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, and afterwards wrote quite a bit against the Freemasons. I also know that he more than likely converted on his deathbed and had shown signs of Catholic sympathies late in his life to support this claim (such as crossing himself before prayer and at meals). There have been many rumors that he had been granted visions by God, but even if he had I doubt there are any credible sources left that accurately record these supposed visions.
IMHO, George Washington, our greatest president. Google his farewell address and compare what he said then to what we are doing now, esp in regard to *interfearing in the affairs of other countries* and letting the banking system control the money.. and what about him throwing the coin across the Potomic River? How I wish he could be president today. Heads would roll.

Thanks greatly for posting this. In a thread the other day I almost suggested someone google his farewell address. This is a great oppurtunity now. And for those who will come post vile negative things about GW, dont.
(04-03-2010, 11:23 AM)In nomine Patris Wrote: [ -> ]IMHO, George Washington, our greatest president. Google his farewell address and compare what he said then to what we are doing now, esp in regard to *interfearing in the affairs of other countries* and letting the banking system control the money.. and what about him throwing the coin across the Potomic River? How I wish he could be president today. Heads would roll.

Thanks greatly for posting this. In a thread the other day I almost suggested someone google his farewell address. This is a great oppurtunity now. And for those who will come post vile negative things about GW, dont.

George Washington's Farewell Address is enlightening.  How far we have fallen!  Now those of us who clamor for a foreign policy of noninterventionism, as wisely recommended by Washington, Jefferson and John Quincy Adams, are smeared as anti-American.  In the eyes of neocons, war liberals and Islamophobes, apparently, the Founding Fathers of the United States were anti-American!

Nevertheless, the vision related in the original post strikes me as too pro-Yankee to be from God.  Maybe Washington had the vision while still in the thrall of Freemasonry.
I highly doubt that. Freemasonry's mysticism tends to deal more with esoteric and numerological ideals than visions from divine beings. At least as far as I can tell.
Freemasonry tends to deal more with the occult and Satanism than anything else.
If it does, than most of the time they are not conscious or honest with themselves about it. Just like most occultic societies, the Freemasons do not believe themselves Satanist, even if the "higher forces" and "secret truths" they believe they are uncovering are lies handed down directly by the Devil himself.

What I mean to say is that if it were considered to be a Masonic vision, it would certainly be full of lies spoken by the Deceiver himself, but it would take on a very different tone than that of a prophetic vision attempting to sound like something out of a Marian Apparition or the Apocalypse of St. John. Certainly the Devil would use such visions, but to a Freemason who is skeptical about direct revelation anyways?
(04-03-2010, 12:48 PM)WanderingPenitent Wrote: [ -> ]If it does, than most of the time they are not conscious or honest with themselves about it. Just like most occultic societies, the Freemasons do not believe themselves Satanist, even if the "higher forces" and "secret truths" they believe they are uncovering are lies handed down directly by the Devil himself.

What I mean to say is that if it were considered to be a Masonic vision, it would certainly be full of lies spoken by the Deceiver himself, but it would take on a very different tone than that of a prophetic vision attempting to sound like something out of a Marian Apparition or the Apocalypse of St. John. Certainly the Devil would use such visions, but to a Freemason who is skeptical about direct revelation anyways?

I'm not talking here about lower-level freemasonry which is more or less a grown up boy scout's or an old man's fraternity, but the actual forces and intentions behind freemasonry and its most guarded rituals.  Those have been spoken about by many in the know (including Catholics) as being intentionally and consciously Satanic.
(04-03-2010, 01:12 PM)Walty Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-03-2010, 12:48 PM)WanderingPenitent Wrote: [ -> ]If it does, than most of the time they are not conscious or honest with themselves about it. Just like most occultic societies, the Freemasons do not believe themselves Satanist, even if the "higher forces" and "secret truths" they believe they are uncovering are lies handed down directly by the Devil himself.

What I mean to say is that if it were considered to be a Masonic vision, it would certainly be full of lies spoken by the Deceiver himself, but it would take on a very different tone than that of a prophetic vision attempting to sound like something out of a Marian Apparition or the Apocalypse of St. John. Certainly the Devil would use such visions, but to a Freemason who is skeptical about direct revelation anyways?

I'm not talking here about lower-level freemasonry which is more or less a grown up boy scout's or an old man's fraternity, but the actual forces and intentions behind freemasonry and its most guarded rituals.  Those have been spoken about by many in the know (including Catholics) as being intentionally and consciously Satanic.

Well, if that be the case, then it would explain why Washington became so angry with them and separated himself after that.
(04-03-2010, 11:08 AM)WanderingPenitent Wrote: [ -> ]As much as I would like for this to be credible, I highly doubt that it is. I do know that Washington seperated himself from the Freemasons after achieving the 33rd degree, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, and afterwards wrote quite a bit against the Freemasons.

Where can I find his writings against Freemasonry?
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