The Illuminati, translated as the people of the light, refers to several groups and their importance or continued influence in the modern world. Most specifically, the Illuminati were a radical group in Bavaria founded in 1776, which gave rise to other countries also forming Illuminati groups.
The Bavarian Illuminati, as well as its offshoot groups, was a secret society, to which many politicians and intellectuals were drawn. The Society of Masons was thought to have close ties with members of the Illuminati, and many Masons joined the Illuminati. Some Mason groups felt that they were religiously conflicted with the Illuminati because many Illuminati members were atheists.
As far as history can suggest, Illuminati groups from Europe were some of the more advanced thinkers of the time period, reflecting humanism philosophy emerging at the time. They were opposed to power exerted by churches and by the nobility. The organization, as a secret society, was illegal. During its early years, this secret society may have had as many as 10 branches in Europe and 2000 members drawn from the intellectuals in Europe.
Some assert that the Illuminati still exists today and has extraordinary influence over governments. One thing considered “evidence” of existence is the presence of the eye on the pyramid of a one US dollar (USD) bill. They have been largely influential on the Freemasons.
Key members in the early formation of the US government, like Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin were members of the Illuminati. It is suggested that the Illuminati have taken an active role in most major events in history. Certain Presidents and members of the British monarchy are Illuminati members.
Many scientific thinkers from the Age of Reason onward have been secret Illuminati members. There has been a constant struggle between the Illuminati and the Roman Catholic Church, outlining the conflict between not only atheism and Christianity but also specifically science and religion. The Illuminati have infiltrated every powerful political organization, and is largely composed of the world’s scientific community.
The Illuminati work toward establishing a New World Order and have influenced most world events in the 20th century. There are several groups calling themselves Illuminati in the 20th century, based on the principles of the Bavarian and European groups. These include the German Ordo Illuminatorum, the Grand Lodge Rockefeller in the USA, and the Spanish Orden Illuminati.
Various perspectives exist on the benefits of the Illuminati in the modern world. Some believe that the Illuminati's focus on science will ultimately destroy the world. Others think that the Illuminati will exist to lead the world with a principal dependence on science, and that they will specifically gain preeminence after some catastrophic event on the earth destroys most of its inhabitants.
What Is The Illuminati Conspiracy?
The Illuminati conspiracy is that there is a "global elite" society that is either in control of the world, or is seeking to take control of the world.
If one were to attempt to summarize the Illuminati conspiracy, it would go something like this: The Illuminati began as a secret society under the direction of Jesuit priests. Later, a council of five men, one for each of the points on the pentagram, formed what was called “The Ancient and Illuminated Seers of Bavaria.” They were high order Luciferian Freemasons, thoroughly immersed in mysticism and eastern mental disciplines, seeking to develop the super powers of the mind. Their alleged plan and purpose is world domination for their lord (Lucifer). The Illuminati are alleged to be the primary motivational forces encouraging global governance, a one-world religious ethic, and centralized control of the world’s economic systems. Organizations such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the International Criminal Court are seen as tentacles of the Illuminati. According to the Illuminati conspiracy, the Illuminati are the driving force behind efforts to brainwash the gullible masses through thought control and manipulation of beliefs, through the press, the educational curriculum, and the political leadership of the nations.
The Illuminati have a private board of elite, interlocking delegates who control the world’s major banks. They create inflations, recessions, depressions, and manipulate the world markets, supporting certain leaders and coups and undermining others to achieve their overall goals. The goal behind the Illuminati conspiracy is to create and then manage crises (Order Out Of Chaos) that will eventually convince the masses that globalism, with its centralized economic control and one-world religious ethic, are the necessary solution to the world’s woes. This structure, usually known as “The New World Order,” will of course be ruled by the Illuminati.
Some Questions Answered
What is 'The Illuminati'?
The Illuminati group is originally founded in Bavaria Germany, again, of highly intellectual people in power who are accused of carrying out secret rituals and possibly engaged in various conspiracies.
Are the Illuminati connected to the Freemasons?
It is believed that perhaps they devolved from the Freemasons. The founder was a man named Adam Weishaupt, who was an intriguing individual. He was a professor of canonic law at Ingolstadt University and he apparently gathered together the various Freemason groups, or lodges, in Bavaria and created this new group, the Illuminati. He's a man who was said to be a magician, a mystic, a psychic, a person who had actually been a Jesuit priest and then became an atheist, and was an all around very intriguing individual.
What historical events have been credited to the Illuminati?
They apparently were responsible for the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the spread of Communism.
Are the Illuminati connected to the occult?
The Illuminati, because of their very secret rituals, just as with the free masons, have very real connections to the occult.