14 - The Illuminati
Many people will have heard of the infamous Illuminati. Others will be
wondering what on Earth they could be. Ever since their inception, this 18th
century secret society has garnered the imaginations of millions.
to understand the Illuminati, we must understand two specific institutions -
the Freemasons and the Catholic authorities.
The history and origin of the Freemasons is not a simple subject. In fact,
it is virtually impossible to decipher the truth from the myriad histories
fed into thousands of books on the subject.
The reason for this is simply
that it is a large organization, but it is split into many facets, each one
holding virtual autonomy. Through time, differences of opinion and ritual
have arisen. Although we have already taken a look at the serpent origins of
Freemasonry, there are elements we need to address in order to better
understand their link with the Catholic Church and the Illuminati.
Many Masonic historians try desperately to claim that their lineage
stretches right back to the Temple of Solomon and the builder Hiram Abiff -
they are even told it as fact in their ceremonies. Others claim descent from
Roman and Greek stone masons and the Roman Augurs whom we know had “special
knowledge” of the lay of the land and energies related to our modern-day
perception of ley-lines and Feng Shui.
There can be no strict proof for any
of this, although the “secret knowledge” has been passed down the centuries
from one adept and initiate to another.
The general consensus has the Freemasons emerging from medieval stonecutters
who are known as operative masons. These are the skilled craftsmen who built
the great cathedrals and churches of Europe for the Catholic Church, and who
included many mysterious images and secrets within their amazing carvings
(soft masons or Freemasons, as the carving was free work or soft stone
This version of the history of the Masons claims that the Lodge evolved from
the huts erected on site by those medieval masons. As time progressed, the
Masons grew in power due to demand for their services, and formed groups or
unions, which became known as Lodges.
By the 1600s the Lodges began admitting men who were not operative Masons
and were termed gentlemen Masons. The terms developed through time, within
the operative Masonic Lodges, and were taken on by these gentlemen Masons -
becoming part and parcel of their ritual nature.
However, there are problems with this version of history.
The facts state
something quite different, although there is no reason to deny that
gentlemen did begin to grow in number within the ranks of the Masons. There
is indeed plenty of evidence to show that in the 14th century the Masons
were already a well-established group, and accepted, or were evolved by, the
inclusion of the Knights Templar that had escaped Catholic suppression to
The first official documentation is from 1356 from England. It describes the
formation of the London Masons Company and the ordinances governing the
Lodge that was already established at York Minster.
However, these are only
the papers that have survived and speak of groups that were forming - it
does not deny the fact that there must have been preexisting groups that do
not have “paperwork to prove their preexistence.”
The only hard evidence we
do have is the symbolism being employed within the great building works of
Europe from the 11th century.
Understanding that this great building exercise erupted with such a
vengeance following the first crusade and the setting up of such
organizations as the Knights Templar and Cistercians (who were instrumental
in bringing back building skills to Europe), is the first part of the
puzzle. The Templars and their non-warrior cousins, the Cistercians, were
more than incidental in both bringing back the seed of alchemical
enlightenment from the crusades and the building skills of the Islamic
Middle Eastern world.
This is seen in the arch and the octagonal designs
incorporated into most Templar and Cistercian buildings, as well as other
building works carried out under their tutelage.
Also built into these structures are huge amounts of numerological symbols
and “mystical” metaphors. These methods were understood and carried on by
the Freemasons who today ritualize these ancient ways, and many probably do
not even understand their correct purpose. These mystical building metaphors
are as ancient as Stonehenge or the Great Pyramids - even if the term
Freemason is not.
By the mid 17th century, there is definite evidence of large scale Masonic
Lodges, as Elias Ashmole, the creator of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford,
records in his diary. He was made a Mason in the Lodge at his
father-in-law’s house. Many today split up the Masonic Lodges into
Operative, Accepted, and Freemasonry; however, they are much like the
Catholic Church’s sub groups and monasteries, such as Cistercians,
Franciscans, and even Jesuits - they are all from the same original source.
The Bible and specifically the Temple of Solomon gave the Freemasons a
religious and acceptable framework to work on, and the symbolism employed
with the operative mason’s tools was worked to match the ancient mysteries
such as the “as above, so below” Hermetic principle.
A Timeline of Known Dates:
1250 Matthew Paris drawing shows Henry II in conference with operative
1356 The formation of the London Masons Company and ordinances governing the
Lodge at York.
1376 The first use of the word Freemason.
1390 The Regius Poem from Salisbury Cathedral is Masonic.
1410 The Cooke Manuscript written for the Masonic school at Salisbury.
1425 Henry VI forbids the yearly congregation of Masons.
1599 Minutes taken at Aichisons Haven Lodge and St. Mary’s Lodge in
1646 Elias Ashmole is initiated into the Masons.
1717 The formation of the first Grand Lodge of London.
1733 The first American Lodge is opened.
Today the Freemasons are a global phenomenon, with members from across the
business community, religious establishment, and politics.
they have is obviously huge and universal. They have links with many other
“orders,” such as the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta, and have had
over the years a lot of bad press for the influence they have brought to
bear. They eventually swallowed up other institutions such as the Weishaupt
Illuminati (which we will discuss shortly).
Part of this influence has been
shown by hundreds of authors to have had effect all over the world and to
have been more than incidental in the instigating in full or part the
revolutions in France, Russia, and even the American Revolutionary War.
Some quotes from these sources: Conventional wisdom says the Philippine
Insurrection of 1896 was ignited because of native opposition to the power
of the Catholic Church in the Islands. The revolutionary fire was fuelled by
the writings of Jose Rizal, augmented by the political leadership of Emilio
In reality the Philippine Insurrection was orchestrated by
Freemasonry, and while Emilio Aguinaldo indeed led that revolution, he did
so as a dedicated member and tool of the Craft.
That insight into Philippine
history was suppressed by the United States Government for 45 years, until
it finally was revealed by historian John
T. Farrell in 1954.
The Scottish Rite monthly [New Age] added:
“The first Revolution in March
1917 is said to have been inspired and operated from these lodges and all
the members of Kerenski’s government belonged to them.”
(Behind the Lodge
Door, Paul A. Fisher)
Freemasonry has worked in a hidden but constant manner to prepare the
We are then in complete agreement on the point that
freemasonry was the only author of the revolution, and the applause which I
receive from the Left, and to which I am little accustomed, proves,
gentlemen, that you acknowledge with me that it was masonry which made the
French revolution. (Taken from the chamber of Deputies during the session on
July 1, 1904 and stated by the Marquis de Rosanbo)
According to Fisher, again, the rebellion in Italy against Papal governments
during the 1830s,
“was known as the Risorgimento, which, in reality, was a
classic Masonic revolutionary movement. Its leaders were Giuseppe Mazzini,
Giuseppe Garibaldi, Camillo Cavour and King Victor Emmanuel II - all ardent
(King Victor Emmanuel II was later poisoned by his son, Prince
Umberto, who it is then claimed was assassinated by the order of Masonic
Mazzini, according to the Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in
America, was the first head of modern Freemasonry in Italy.
One historian, Charles Heckethorn, in his book, Secret Societies, says the
chilling word “Mafia” is an acronym meaning,
“Mazzini Autoriza Furti, Incendi,
Avelenameti:” that is: “Mazzini authorizes thefts, arson and poisoning.”
(Behind the Lodge Door, Paul A. Fisher)
Practically all the heroes of Italian liberty were Masons.
A great part of Europe - the whole of Italy and France, and a great portion
of Germany, to say nothing of other countries - are covered with a network
of these secret societies, just as the superficies of the Earth is now being
covered with railroads. And what are their objects? They do not attempt to
conceal themselves. They do not want constitutional government. They do not
want ameliorated institutions; they do not want provincial councils nor the
recording of votes.
(Benjamin Disraeli, future Chancellor of the Exchequer
of Great Britain and Prime Minister - Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates, 1876)
A lot of these quotes seem to point at a war between the Catholic Church and
This is an interesting point and one that confuses many
people when they see that the Masons are actually linked and were created by
the Catholic Church (or the other way around). This is a standard ploy used
by secret society people across the world, and even to be found within the
Statutes of many secret societies and even religious orders. It was the
“done thing” to appear on the outside to be against the powers of authority,
while all the time working for them.
The Freemasons can clearly be shown to have evolved from esoteric sects
emanating from within and even before the Catholic Church and as a direct
result of Templar influence in Scotland. So the Masons could be traced back
to the Catholic Church.
This goes back to the Templars, a Catholic order. It also goes back to the
Knights of St. John or Knights of Malta.
Both the Templars and the Knights
of Malta have reemerged from within the Masons and are now orders themselves
- in various forms. Most still owe allegiance to the Masons, but are
distinct. The Knights of Malta can directly be traced back to their origin
and are now located in the Vatican.
Now the Jesuits are spoken of elsewhere in this book, but they certainly are
part of the Catholic Church and, in my opinion, originally influenced the
Illuminati. This created a secular and separate society that later formed
back into the Masons - who were created by the Catholics anyway - do we see
a picture emerging here?
There is a glimmer of that central part of the wheel to which all the spokes
seem to be attached. Before the Illuminati merged into the Masons, they had
been implicated in the creation of several other groups such as the
Rosicrucians, Golden Dawn, and even the Lutherans and Protestants!
Even South America was regained via the Spanish under guidance of Jesuit and
other Monastic Orders - all Catholics.
The earliest real documentation for the Rosicrucian ideals is from 1597.
is said that a certain alchemist traveled across Europe seeking to begin a
society to carry out his newly discovered alchemical ideals. The Fama
Fraternitas and the General Reformation of the World appeared in 1614 as
fully fledged documents, so he must have succeeded. The founder is claimed
to be a Christian Rosenkreuz, which is obviously a false name and means the
rosy cross of the Christians.
It is claimed that this character traveled across Arabia, studied at Fez in
Egypt and returned to Europe with his message - a message that is decidedly
ancient. The origin of this enigmatic group is false and was, therefore,
created by whoever did begin the order.
What clues do we have?
The rosy cross, the Rosicrucian symbol
clearly on display at Rosslyn Chapel,
The coat of arms of Martin Luther, that staunch anti-Catholic, included the
rose and the cross.
There are also parallels with Arabic Illuminati schools
such as those of Abdelkadir Gilani, who was known as the shining rose.
However, when we look at the origins of Masonry and the rituals and beliefs
held within, we find they are not dissimilar.
It appears that Rosicrucianism
is yet another form of that Catholic-bred Diaspora - just like the Jesuit
creation of the Illuminati, drawing on the undercurrents of mysticism to
create a seemingly anti-self organization. The easiest way of winning a
football game is to own both sides.
Just like the Freemasons, the Alumbrados (Illuminated Ones), the Illuminati,
and dozens of other groups around at the time, the Rosicrucian ways were
linked to the influential Sufi mystics, who had influenced the world for
such a long time. The methods required the deepest of concentration upon
“the master,” so that absolute adherence to the “way” was normal. It was
another method of control.
The void left behind by the strictness and
rigidity of Catholicism was easily filled by hundreds of such groups -
including the emerging Protestants.
Today the Rosicrucians are a worldwide order with thousands of members - but
their influence on the world now is minimal. Although there is a hint in one
of their books, which tells us that the influence of the person or soul they
call the Ego will keep returning to constantly make alterations to the way
forward for mankind.
In this small piece we are told that it is the same source (Ego) from where
all “spiritual illumination” has derived - and I would agree.
Many centuries have rolled by since the birth, as Christian Rosenkreux, of
the individual who we know and honor by the name - the Founder of the Most
Holy Order of The Rosicrucians.
Though by many outsiders his existence is regarded as a myth, it is
nevertheless true that his birth marked the beginning of a new epoch in the
spiritual life of the western World. That particular Ego has also been in
continuous incarnation ever since, in one or another of the European
countries, taking a new body as his successive vehicles outlived their
usefulness, or circumstances rendered it expedient that he change the scene
of his activities.
Moreover, he is incarnate today - an initiate of high
degree; an active and potent factor in all affairs of the West - although
unknown to the world.
As are all such individuals, he is a representative of the Central Conclave
of the Elder Brothers of humanity. His mission was and is to show the
spiritual significance of all scientific discoveries, thus counteracting as
far as possible the deadening influence of materialistic science, which, for
reasons previously given, the Elder Brothers dread more than any other
manifestation of human activity.
To this end he labored with the Alchemists centuries before the advent of
modern science. He, through an intermediary, inspired the now-mutilated
works of Bacon.
Jacob Boehme and others received through him the inspiration
which makes their work so spiritually illuminating. In the works of the
immortal Goethe and the masterpieces of Wagner the same influence meets us.
(The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception by Max Heindel, 1910)
This particular Ego has been manifesting itself throughout time - and I
However, I also say that it is the same Shining influence
throughout man’s history that has been making these moves, stepping in and
out of the scene as cerebral evolution has moved mankind forward. These Rosicrucians call this influence the Central Conclave of the Elder Brothers.
The text continues and tells us who can “see” these secrets:
It hides from the profane, but reveals to the Initiate the more clearly how
he is to labor day by day to make for himself that choicest of all gems, the
Philosopher’s Stone - more precious than the Kohinoor; nay, than the sum of
all earthly wealth!
Apparently Christ himself wrought this marvelous Stone while incarnate in
the body of Jesus....The Reichs-Anzeiger said, in one article:
is a Philosopher’s Stone. It is an Elixir of Life. It is all, and much more
than has ever been claimed for it. Moreover, most people have had it in
their hands often, but know it not!”
How absolutely and unqualifiedly true that is, yet at the same time how
thoroughly misleading, none can guess save those who know the secret, but
even the eavesdropping traitor who had listened and overheard the words
spoken among the brethren, could have profited thereby.”
The writer then points out that:
To those who are entitled to the knowledge,
many a mystery will reveal itself “between the lines” in this work,
suggested but not spoken, for to reveal them, save from the lip to ear to
worthy persons and under proper circumstances, would be a grievous breach of
faith, not to be contemplated.
The secrets held within the pages of that 1910 book are simple to behold
and, upon reading the text, reveals nothing more than the enlightenment
We are even told that in order to become an initiate we cannot simply apply.
We will be watched from the sidelines and our merits in this life counted
towards being offered the “golden key to the temple.” Of course, in 1910,
there was no World Wide Web, and today we find this once-influential secret
society now offering courses with credit card payments.
Although they still
claim to be teachers of the Mysteries and custodians of the Sacred Teachings
of a spiritual power more,
“potent in the life of the Western World than any
of the visible Governments; they may not interfere with humanity so as to
deprive them of their free will.”
Reading “between the lines,” this implies
that they are an invisible government.
This secret government takes the form of seven Brothers who, Heindel
continues, “go out into the World whenever occasion requires; appearing as
men among other men or working in their invisible vehicles with or upon
others as needed; yet it must be strictly kept in mind that they never
influence anyone against their will or contrary to their desires; but only
strengthen good wherever found.”
Of course a person’s “will” is dependent upon what has already influenced
him or her, and “good” is relative. Is it really our “will” to run up huge
debt while trying to obtain the elusive happiness we are fed by the mass
In Essai sur la secte des Illumines, 1789,
Mason de Luchet wrote:
There are a certain number of people who have
arrived at the highest degree of imposture. They
have conceived the project of reigning over opinions,
and of conquering, not kingdoms, nor provinces, but
the human mind. This project is gigantic, and has
something of madness in it, which causes neither
alarm nor uneasiness; but when we descend to
details, when we regard what passes before our eyes
of the hidden principles, when we perceive a sudden
revolution in favour of ignorance and incapacity, we
must look for the cause of it; and if we find that a
revealed and known system explains all the
phenomena which succeed each other with terrifying
rapidity, how can we not believe it?
The Illuminati are, for many, the “Men in Black,” the silent masters in the
background who plot our futures.
To others they are a fable, a boys club,
created by frustrated Freemasons in the 18th century. There is, as ever,
truth in all, but we must understand that most of the time we end up
believing exactly what the marketing and propaganda wants us to believe.
Sweeping aside the Christian Bible Belt influence of anticonspiracy
theorists, and those crazy ideas of the conspiracy theorists such as “they
came from outer space,” we have to get back to the basic facts as we know
Standard history tells us that the Illuminati was started by Jean Adam
Weishaupt, the founder of the Order of the Illuminati. Weishaupt was born in
Bavaria on February 6, 1748.
His father, Baron Ickstatt, was a professor at
the University of Ingolstadt, having married the niece of the curator. The
baron secured a scholarship at the Jesuit College for Adam, who then went on
to become a law student at the age of 15.
Ingolstadt was a steadfastly
Jesuit area and had been for more than 200 years. Dissent was not permitted,
even though they had been partially suppressed in 1773 by Clement XIV. It
has been said of the Jesuits that they were the world’s largest and most
powerful secret service - due mainly to the fact that they were feared by
many in the Catholic Church, and that a universal “confession” could be well
utilized for blackmail.
The Jesuits were founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola and nine companions, just
like the Knights Templar.
Interestingly, Nicholas Poussin, the infamous painter of the Shepherds in
Arcadia, was also a Jesuit, and it seems, from the pages of history, that
the Jesuit Order has been at the center of many outrages. They are intimate
with the Vatican, and history has shown that there is little in the politics
of the world that the Vatican has not had a hand in.
According to a
M.F. Cusack: The Jesuits offer the world at large a system of theology by
which every law, Divine or human, may be broken with impunity, and by which
the very Bulls of Popes may be defied. It is a ghastly religion; it is a
religion to be abhorred by all honest and honerable men.
(The Trail of the
Serpent, Inquire Within)
So according to this 19th century writer, they were even above the Bulls of
the Pope. Edwin A. Sherman, an American Freemason, also wrote, in the 19th
The Jesuits laugh at us; and during their hilarity, the rattlesnake is
coiled at our feet, climbing to strike us in the heart.
And even President Lincoln, who was finally assassinated after numerous attempts, said:
The Jesuits are so expert in those deeds of
blood that Henry IV said that it was impossible to escape them, and he
became their victim, though he did all he could to protect himself… I know
that the Jesuits never forget nor forsake.
Amazingly, in the conspiracy theorists’ world, the Jesuits have also been
implicated in the creation of the anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of
Zion, as they had already been shown to have been implicated in The Secrets
of the Elders of Bourg-Fontaine, another “stirring” work.
We must also note that the Jesuits have hundreds of links with the Masonic
Order and Templar symbols.
In the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction, as
recorded in the Journals of the 62nd Congress, 3rd Session of the U.S.A.
(from which it was removed at a later date and quoted here from the book
Subterranean Rome by Charles Didier, 1843), we find that:
On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and
white, which are Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger
and a red cross above a skull and crossbones [a Templar symbol].
According to this same text, the letters I-N-R-I are established, and mean
Iustum Necar Reges Impius (Exterminate impious kings).
The superior then
...among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among
your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man…and obtaining their
confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits and to denounce with
all vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to
descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to
gather together all information for the benefit of your Order...
been taught to plant insidiously the seeds of jealousy and hatred between
communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and to incite them to
deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create
revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and
prosperous… to take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your
brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side. You have been taught
your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your
power from every source; to integrate yourself into the confidence of the
family circle of protestants and heretics of every class and character, as
well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and
universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and
councils of state, and to be all things to all men.
It seems to be a peculiar world that the Jesuits inhabit. On the one hand
they fraternise with Freemasons, royalty, and presidents, and on the other,
they take an oath that puts them at odds with just about everybody who is
It is into this world that Weishaupt was brought up.
By 1775, Weishaupt was professor of canon law at Ingolstadt, and it was this
year he or somebody else chose for Weishaupt to form a plan of an
association of which he would head. This association would “oppose the
forces of superstition and lies” - which implies religion. The thoughts of
many commentators are that Weishaupt so hated the Jesuits that he thoroughly
intended to do away with them once and for all.
Others believe that Weishaupt was in fact trained by the Jesuits for the purpose of raising a
worldwide army of spies who would constantly be feeding back information -
information that the Jesuits could not get anymore through their
In fact, the Illuminati even set up their own confessions in
line with those of the Jesuits:
“this means consisted mainly in the
introduction of an obligation of unconditional obedience, reminiscent of
Loyola’s Constitutions; of a far-reaching mutual surveillance among the
membership of the order; and a kind of auricular confession, which every
inferior had to make to his superior.”
All of this surveillance and confession were fed back to the Jesuits from
the very people who were supposed to be against them.
How better to find out
what was in the mind of the opposition than to be the opposition? This is a
standard double ploy utilised for centuries by the secret services of all
religions and states. After all, it is the very reason for the double 0’s on
James Bond’s code name.
They even fed the anti-Semitic rhetoric, which suited the Catholic Church
down to the ground.
Through associations with the Freemasons, the Jesuits managed to get
information from and influence to the Freemasons of the globe. Just how much
influence the Illuminati finally had (or have) is unknown - that is the idea
of secrecy. But what can be seen is that following Weishaupt’s amazing
creation, out of the order of a much older institution, we suddenly have
several worldwide revolutions and the balance of powers shifting like never
However, even though Weishaupt and his close friend Zwack were
banished and never seen again, there can be nothing read into this. It could
be that they were simply rewarded with a long holiday out of the way, or
were, as some believe, sent to Saxe-Coburg and the Netherlands to start the
whole thing again.
There are older links for the Illuminati though that stretch right back into
the realm of Afghanistan. This link is with the Roshaniya or
Illuminated/Enlightened Ones, and reference to them comes from the House of
Wisdom in Cairo - a veritable fount of esoteric knowledge predating the
Roshaniya by hundreds of years.
Again, initiation and ritual match up between the Roshaniya and others such
as the Muslim Assassins, who influenced the Templars and hence Christianity,
Freemasonry, and so on.
The earliest leader we know of is Bayezid Ansari, who claimed descent from
the “helpers” of Mohammed. Who exactly these “helpers” were nobody knows;
suffice to say their existence in helping Mohammed escape Mecca pinpoints
them in space and time, if nothing else.
It is claimed that Bayezid was indoctrinated by the Ismailis - themselves
close to the Assassins and having “hidden lodges” around the world. These
Ismailis came about to protect a great secret of Islam after the Crusades,
in much the same manner as the heretical Cathars protected some strange
It seems that the Ismailis recruited well, as the Illuminated Ones grew
fast. Bayezid taught a series of supernatural exercises that were believed
to lead to enlightenment and the great secret - an obvious allusion to the
fact that the great secret is enlightenment. To obtain this illuminative
aspect of the secret, they had to undergo the usual meditation and fasting
called the khilwat - silence.
Using merchants and soldiers, Bayezid
eventually spread his message across the world by word of mouth, and those
Gnostics and Mystics who heard the message already understood the secret of
illumination. Eventually Bayezid, who was now known as Pir-I-Roshan (sage of
illumination) founded a great city at Hashtnagar with the message of human
fulfillment emanating from its center.
It was understood that utilization of
the human mind, in the enlightened aspect, could bring about wonders.
Eventually Bayezid died and his sons as successors were not really up to the
job. However, only 40 years after the last leader of the illuminate ones
died, Weishaupt started his Illuminati.
As Arkon Daraul says in Secret
Coincidences of date and beliefs connect these Bavarian Illuminati with the
Afghan ones, and also with the other cults which called themselves
“illuminated.” The beginning of the seventeenth century saw the foundation
of the Illuminated Ones of Spain - the Alumbrados, condemned in an edict of
the Grand Inquisition in 1623. In 1654 the “Illuminated” Guerinets came into
public notice in France.
Documents still extant show several points of resemblance between the German
and Central Asian Illuminists: points, which are hard to account for on the
grounds of pure coincidence.
Which social order do I sign up for?
Author at military museum, Malta
The Roshaniya have some telling symbols and rituals.
The priests were
identified with a secret sign in which they crossed over both hands flat on
the forehead - the place of the third eye and illumination. The colors of
the Roshaniya and the Ismailis were red and white - a color utilized by
hundreds of those linked with the ancient enlightenment - especially the
Knights Templar, who also had a red cross on their white clothes. The red
and white are symbolically important for the enlightenment process, the
movement of the sun and moon, and many other elements.
Red and white were also incredibly important in the Far East where we find
more Illuminated Ones known popularly as the Triad.
So the Illuminati seem to have emerged from the Catholic Church as a cover
name of a secret society supposedly set up to circumnavigate the Church’s
There could be claims that due to the name Illuminati simply
meaning “enlightened ones,” it could be that their origin then lies in a
great many places. One of these is the Brethren of the Free Spirit in 14th
century Europe, but this group can easily be traced back to a pantheistic
heretical movement that was quickly suppressed by the Church. And in fact
this is the same in all cases.
Where alternatives to Weishaupt’s Illuminati
are found, they are soon quickly explained away. During its supposedly short
life, it gained the membership of many well-known and influential people
across Europe, and this is the exact point of the process. It was a method
used for centuries, and still used to this day, to find out those who oppose
you under the guise of real enlightenment or illumination.
The true history of the Bavarian Illuminati, like that of the Freemasons who
erected the Church’s buildings, is now so clouded in mystery that it is
almost impossible to decipher.
In the past few decades so much madness has
been written and subtle links glorified that the popular perception has the
Illuminati still in existence today, ruling the world like some sci-fi
elite. The fact remains though that the links we do have reveal that the
Illuminati were a group created subtly by the Catholic Church to stave off
dissent within Europe’s privileged and influential.
Regardless of the
evidence, however, the Church and even its opponents still maintain that the
Illuminati were and even are opponents of the Church and even state, even
though there is precious little evidence for this. In those places that the
Illuminati have been powerful, the Church is to this day still a big force,
and yet in those countries, such as England, that no longer have a powerful
Catholic contingency, the Illuminati were not.
This is evidence in
opposition to the normal belief.
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