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The great illuminati hoax


04-18-2016, 01:16 PM #1
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“There's a method to their madness, there's really not much method to yours, because you're operating from a place of ignorance and until you change that you'll be bumbling around, bumping into each other, saying and doing the wrong things, not understanding the nature of you're enemy and if you don't understand the nature of you're enemy and the weapons they use you can not fight that enemy, you can't fight the battle, you shouldn't even be on the battlefield” - William Cooper.

Q: So what weapons do “they” use?
A: Lies, Deceit, Violence and Fear!

And just about every researcher has fallen for the big illuminati whopper, including Bill Cooper. However, as Bill's research continued, he was getting closer to the truth which is why he was probably murdered.

So what do the history books tell us about Weishaupt's secret society known as the illuminati?

In the General History Cyclopedia and Dictionary of Freemasonry by Robert MaCoy published in 1870 we find the following entry on page 170:

Illuminati, or the Enlightened.
During the second half of the eighteenth century, among the numerous secret societies which were more or less connected with Freemasonry there was not one that attracted so much attention, received the support of so many distinguished men, and created so rich a literature, as this. It was founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, professor of law, at Ingolstadt, a man of great originality and depth of thought, and remarkable for the earnestness of his character.

The objects which he sought to effect by this association were the highest and noblest ever entertained by the human mind. He desired to assert the individuality of man as a fundamental principle and hence was an apostle of civil and religious liberty, to discover the means of advancing human nature to a state of higher perfection, to bind in one brotherhood men of all countries, ranks, and religions, and to surround the persons of princes with trustworthy counselors.

Apostles, styled Areopagites, were sent into various parts of Europe to make converts, and in a short time the Order was flourishing in Germany, Holland, and Milan. Protestants, rather than Catholics, were preferred as members. The degrees were eight in number: 1. Novice; 2. Minerval; 3. llluminatus Minor; 4. llluminatus Major; 5. Knight; 6. Priest; 7. Regent; 8. King.

Attracted by the liberality of its doctrines, and the grandeur of its objects, large numbers of illustrious Masons, and among them the celebrated author Knigge, became active members of it. In 1784 the society was dissolved by order of the Bavarian government. No association of men was ever more calumniated and misrepresented than the Order of Illuminati. It is common to dismiss them with the remark that they were "a body of men united together for the purpose of destroying society and religious," whereas, they were men of the profoundest religious convictions, and only desired such a reform in politics as would give man a greater degree of freedom, and afford him larger opportunities and facilities for the development of his faculties.

It is humiliating to see that some Masonic writers have repeated the infamous calumnies of those high-priests of the lying fraternity, Robison and Baruel, in regard to them. If they were infidels and anarchists, then the whole American people are; for they were only inspired with, and sought to propagate, the ideas which we hold in the highest reverence, and have embodied in our institutions. This name has been borne by other orders, as the religious society of the Alombrados, in Spain, founded in the sixteenth century; the Order of Guerinets, in France, in the seventeenth; and many others before and since.

There is another revealing entry in to be found in Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry volumes 1 & 2, first published in 1873 and 1878 respectively.

On page 346, volume one, can be found the following:

Illuminati of Bavaria. A secret society, founded on May 1, 1776, by Adam Weishaupt, who was professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt. Its founder at first called it the Order of the Perfectibilists; but he subsequently gave it the name by which it is now universally known. Its professed object was, by the mutual assistance of its members, to attain the highest possible degree of morality and virtue, and to lay the foundation for the reformation of the world by the association of good men to oppose the progress of moral evil. To give to the Order a higher influence, Weishaupt connected it with the Masonic Institution, after whose system of degrees, of esoteric instruction, and of secret modes of recognition, it was organised. It has thus become confounded by superficial writers with Freemasonry, although it never could be considered as properly a Masonic Rite. Weishaupt, though a reformer in religion and a liberal in politics, had originally been a Jesuit; and he employed, therefore, in the construction of his association, the shrewdness and subtlety which distinguished the disciples of Loyola; and having been initiated in 1777 in a Lodge at Munich, he also borrowed for its use the mystical organization which was peculiar to Freemasonry. In this latter task he was greatly assisted by the Baron Von Knigge, a zealous and well-instructed Mason, who joined the Illuminati in 1780, and soon became a leader, dividing with Weishaupt the control and direction of the Order.

In its internal organization the Order of Illuminati was divided into three great classes, namely, The Nursery; 2. Symbolic Freemasonry; and 3. The Mysteries; each of which was subdivided into several degrees, making ten in all, as in the following table:

I. Nursery.
After a ceremony of preparation it began:
1. Novice.
2. Minerval.
3. Illuminatus Minor.

II. Symbolic Freemasonry.
The first three degrees were communicated without any exact respect to the divisions, and then the candidate proceeded:
4. Illuminatus Major, or Scottish Novice.
5. Illuminatus Dirigens, or Scottish Knight.

III. The Mysteries.
This class was subdivided into the Lesser and the Greater Mysteries.
The Lesser Mysteries were:
6. Presbyter, Priest, or Epopt.
7. Prince, or Regent.
The Greater Mysteries were:
8. Magus.
9. Rex, or King.

Anyone otherwise qualified could be received into the degree of Novice at the age of eighteen; and after a probation of not less than a year he was admitted to the Second and Third degrees, and so on to the higher degrees: though but few reached the Ninth and Tenth degrees, in which the inmost secret designs of the Order were contained, and, in fact, it is said that these last degrees were never thoroughly worked up.

The Illuminati selected for themselves Order names/which were always of a classical character. Thus, Weishaupt called himself Spartacus, Knigge was Philo, and Zwack, another leader, was known as Cato. They gave also fictitious names to countries. Ingolstadt, where the Order originated, was called Eleusis; Austria was Egypt, in reference to the Egyptian darkness of that kingdom, which excluded all Masonry from its territories; Munich was called Athens, and Vienna was Rome. The Order had also its calendar, and the months were designated by peculiar names; as, Dimeb for January, and Bemeh for February. They had also a cipher, in which the official correspondence of the members was conducted. The character [], now so much used by Masons to represent a Lodge, was invented and first used by the illuminati.

The Order was at first very popular, and enrolled no less than two thousand names upon its registers, among whom were some of the most distinguished men of Germany. It extended rapidly into other countries, and its Lodges were to be found in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Italy.

The original design of illuminism was undoubtedly the elevation of the human race. Knigge, who was one of its most prominent working members, and the author of several of its degrees, was a religious man, and would never have united with it had its object been, as has been charged, to abolish Christianity. But it cannot be denied, that in process of time abuses had crept into the Institution, and that by the influence of unworthy men the system became corrupted; yet the coarse accusations of such writers as Barruel and Robison are known to be exaggerated, and some of them altogether false. The Conversations-Lexicon, for instance, declares that the society had no influence whatever on the French Revolution, which is charged upon it by these as well as other writers.

But Illuminism came directly and professedly in conflict with the Jesuits and with the Roman Church, whose tendencies were to repress the freedom of thought. The priests became, therefore, its active enemies, and waged war so successfully against it, that on June 22, 1784, the Elector of Bavaria issued an edict for its suppression. Many of its members were fined or imprisoned, and some, among whom was Weishaupt, were compelled to flee the country. The edicts of the Elector of Bavaria were repeated in March and August 1785, and the Order began to decline, so that by the end of the last century it had ceased to exist. Adopting Masonry only as a means for its own more successful propagation, and using it only as incidental to its own organization, it exercised while in prosperity no favourable influence on the Masonic Institution, nor any unfavourable effect on it by its dissolution.

Then again, starting on page 842 volume two, we find the following entry:

Weishaupt, Adam. He is celebrated in the history of Masonry as the founder of the Order of Illuminati of Bavaria, among whom he adopted the characteristic or Order name of Spartacus. He was born February 6, 1748, at Ingoldstadt, and was educated by the Jesuits toward whom, however, he afterward exhibited the bitterest enmity, and was equally hated by them in return. In 1772 he became Extraordinary Professor of Law, and in 1775, Professor of Natural and Canon Law, at the University of Ingoldstadt. As the professorship of canon law had been hitherto held only by an ecclesiastic, his appointment gave great offense to the clergy. Weishaupt, whose views were cosmopolitan, and who knew and condemned the bigotry and superstitions of the priests, established an opposing party in the University, consisting principally of young men whose confidence and friendship he had gained. They assembled in a private apartment, and there he discussed with them philosophic subjects, and sought to imbue them with a liberal spirit. This was the beginnings of the Order of the Illuminati, or the Enlightened, a name which he bestowed upon his disciples as a token of their advance in intelligence and moral progress.

At first, it was totally unconnected with Masonry, of which Order Weishaupt was not at that time a member. It was not until 1777 that he was initiated in the Lodge Theodore of Good Counsel, at Munich. Thenceforward Weishaupt sought to incorporate his system into that of Masonry, so that the latter might become subservient to his views, and with the assistance of the Baron Knigge, who brought his active energies and genius to the aid of the cause, he succeeded in completing his system of Illuminism. But the clergy, and especially the Jesuits, who, although their Order had been abolished by the government, still secretly possessed great power, redoubled their efforts to destroy their opponent, and they at length succeeded, in 1784, all secret associations were prohibited by a royal decree, and in the following year Weishaupt was deprived of his professorship and banished from the country. He repaired to Gotha, where he was kindly received by Duke Ernest, who made him a counsellor and gave him a pension. There he remained until he died in 1811.

During his residence at Gotha he wrote and published many works, some on philosophical subjects and several in explanation and defense of Illuminism. Among the latter were A Picture of the Illuminati, 1786; A Complete History of the Persecutions of the Illuminati in Bavaria, 1786. Of thiswork only one volume was published; the second, though promised, never appeared. An Apology for the Illuminati, 1786; An Improved System of the Illuminati, 1787, and many others.

No man has ever been more abused and villified than Weishaupt by the adversaries of Freemasonry. In such partisan writers as Barruel and Robison we might expect to find libels against a Masonic reformer. But it is passing strange that Dr. Oliver should have permitted such a passage as the following to sully his pages (Landmarks, ii., 26) :
"Weishaupt was a shameless libertine, who compassed the death of his sister-in-law to conceal his vices from the world and, as he termed it. to preserve his honor."

To charges like these, founded only in the bitterness of his persecutors, Weishaupt has made the following reply:
"The tenor of my life has been the opposite of everything that is vile; and no man can lay any such thing to my charge."

Indeed, his long continuance in an important religious professorship at Ingoldstadt, the warm affections of his pupils, and the patronage and protection, during the closing years of his life, of the virtuous and amiable Duke of Gotha, would seem to give some assurance that Weishaupt could not have been the monster that he has been painted by his adversaries.

Illuminism, it is true, had its abundant errors, and no one will regret its dissolution. But its founder had hoped by it to effect much good: that it was diverted from its original aim was the fault, not of him, but of some of his disciples; and their faults he was not reluctant to condemn in his writings.

His ambition was, I think, a virtuous one; that it failed was his, and perhaps the world's, misfortune. "My general plan," he says, "is good, though m the detail there may De faults. I had myself to create. In another situation, and in an active station in life. I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an Order would never have come into my head. But I would have executed much better things, if the government had not always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which suited my talents. It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature, and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of illuminism."

What he really wished Illuminism to be, we may judge from the instructions he gave as to the necessary qualifications of a candidate for initiation. They are as follows:

"Whoever does not close his ear to the lamentations of the miserable, nor his heart to gentle pity; whoever is the friend and brother of the unfortunate; whoever has a heart capable of love and friendship; whoever is steadfast in adversity, unwearied in the carrying; out of whatever has been once engaged m, undaunted in the overcoming of difficulties; whoever does not mock and despise the weak; whose soul is susceptible of conceiving great designs, desirous of rising superior to all base motives, and of distinguishing itself by deeds of benevolence; whoever shuns idleness; whoever considers no knowledge as unessential which he may have the opportunity of acquiring, regarding the knowledge of mankind as his chief study; whoever, when truth and virtue are in question, despising the approbation of the multitude, is sufficiently courageous to follow the dictates of his own heart, such a one is a proper candidate."

The Baron von Knigge. who perhaps, of all men, best knew him, said of him that he was undeniably a man of genius, and a profound thinker; and that he was all the more worthy of admiration because, while subjected to the influences of a bigoted Catholic education, he had formed his mind by his own meditations, and the reading of good books. His heart, adds this companion of his labors and sharer of his secret thoughts, was excited by the most unselfish desire to do something great, and that would be worthy of mankind, and in the accomplishment of this he was deterred by no opposition and discouraged by no embarrassments.

The truth is, I think, that Weishaupt has been misunderstood by Masonic and slandered by un-Masonic writers. His success in the beginning as a reformer was due to his own honest desire to do good. His failure in the end was attributable to ecclesiastical persecution, and to the faults and follies of his disciples. The master works to elevate human nature; the scholars, to degrade. Weishaupt's place in history should be among the unsuccessful reformers and not among the profligate adventurers.


You can download both books from which the above extracts were obtained from www.archive.org


Freemasonry was once a noble esoteric fraternity where, among other things, the true nature of God and reality was taught to initiates. It was kept secret to prevent various persecutions from the Roman Catholic Church. By 1875 it had already degenerated, and in our modern era it is completely unrecognisable and has lost its moral compass altogether.


We can deduce from the above that Weishaupt and his movement was destroyed by the Jesuits. So what does history tell us about the Jesuits? Well, there is to be found many quotes from the Jesuits in Helena Blavatsky's Isis Unveiled volume two published in 1877. Some extracts are provided below:

p321 - Christian and Catholic sons may accuse their fathers of the crime of heresy...although they may know that their parents will be burnt with fire and put to death for it... And not only may they refuse them food, if they attempt to turn them from the Catholic faith, but they may also justly kill them” - Jesuit Precept (F. Stephen Fagundez, in Proecepta Decalogi Lugduni 1640)

p326 - The statements therein were collected and presented to the King, in order that, as the “Arrest du Parlement du 5 Mars, 1762,” expresses it, “the elder son of the Church might be made aware of the perversity of this doctrine... A doctrine authorizing Theft, Lying, Perjury, Impurity, every Passion and Crime, teaching Homicide, Parricide, and Regicide, overthrowing religion in order to substitute for it superstition, by favouring Sorcery, Blasphemy, Irreligion, and Idolatry etc.”

p326 - It is lawful... to make use of the science acquired through the assistance of the Devil (Satan), provided the preservation and use of that knowledge do not depend upon the Devil, for the knowledge is good in itself, and the sin by which it was acquired has gone by.

p326 - Astrologers and soothsayers are either bound, or are not bound, to restore the reward of their divination, if the event does not come to pass. I own,” remarks the good father Escobar, “that the former opinion does not at all please me, because, when the astrologer or diviner has exerted all the diligence in the diabolic art which is essential to his purpose, he has fulfilled his duty, whatever may be the result.”

p340 - “By the command of God it is lawful to kill an innocent person, to steal, or commit... because he is the Lord of life and death, and all things, and it is due to him thus to fulfil his command.

p340 - A man of a religious order, who for a short time lays aside his habit for a sinful purpose, is free from heinous sin, and does not incur the penalty of excommunication.”

The Jesuits obviously held a certain reverence to a “higher” deity (Satan) to whom they worshipped and sought favour. However, Blavatsky's book was published over 140 years ago and as we know the Church has since lost most of it's power and influence.


Who then, has taken the place of the once all mighty and powerful Church of Rome?


The answer to this question is relatively straight forward to answer. We know that we now live in an age where everything seems to revolve around “money”, therefore, we need look no further than those who control and own the global banking institutions. It is no coincidence that the “All Seeing Eye” appears on Federal Reserve Notes. So what do we know about the mindset of these people who control the banks? The answer to this one can be found in the Protocols Of Zion. (available to download from www.archive.org )

Extract from Protocol No 5:
“Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation, in this species of skill we have no rivals any more than we have either in the drawing up of plans of political actions and solidarity. In this respect the Jesuits alone might have compared with us, but we have contrived to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking mob as an overt organization while we ourselves all the while have kept our secret organization in the shade.”

Yes, there is an occult cabal behind the scenes, but it is not the illuminati. The eye at the top of the pyramid/triangle has a very specific occult meaning. “They” put their trust in their “god” to keep them in positions of power. It is not the sign of some benevolent “god”, it is the sign of satanism, the sign of the Black Lodge.

For those with common sense, the truth can be found here: http://www.TheExplanation.org.uk