Who Are the Illuminati?

Many have heard of this mysterious group called the Illuminati, a Secret Society blamed for many of the world’s woes that control world affairs through governments, law, politics, and business and operate through entertainment, media, and education. Some have accused this group for a worldwide conspiracy against all nations, people, and religions.

This accusation is true. The Illuminati are certainly a Secret Society who have influence over all the affairs of men. But some believe they either do not exist today, or that they are an Elite group which our favorite Hollywood entertainers and music performers belong, flashing their “gang” signs in public indicating their affiliation as members. Neither of these claims are true.

What we know mostly from their public persona is a facade of this group, which is not the true reflection of the Secret Society. Most of what has been publicized in social media and by conspiracy theorists have elements of truth, while the real truth lies deep in concealment. While these public personalities may in fact be a result of the Illuminati used as their “mind controlled slaves” as created by the industry who is controlled, they themselves are not actually Illuminati. The layers go much more in depth than what is promoted on the surface.


The original Illuminati goes back to ancient times. They are actually bloodlines of the Secret Societies that trace their lineage through antiquity back to the Ancient Mystery Religions and even to Nimrod of Babel. They were those mystics skilled in the occult arts of the 7 sacred sciences, and of the forbidden practices of hermetics, alchemy, science, mysticism, astrology, philosophy, divination, and witchcraft. Their power was in the secrecy of their arts, so they were protective of their craft, only teaching their knowledge through Mystery Schools upon invited initiation through their front fraternities of their select bloodlines. Their secret knowledge of the workings of systems kept them separate from the masses, in which secrets were carefully concealed and protected from exposing to the public.

The name we identify as the Illuminati was given as defining the Elite who were enlightened with illuminated knowledge. They are nick-named Illuminati meaning they are “Holders of the Light,” and they are followers of the source of that Light of the Illuminated One. This Illuminated One is the “Light Bearer,” who’s name is Lucifer in Latin, also known as the “Morning Star” as represented by the light of the Sun, Saturn, as well as Venus, and even the moon. According to the Illuminates, it is he who is the good god and the giver of knowledge of good and evil. And he who gave men the offer of life and knowledge to be like God. They regard Adonai (Yahwah) and Jesus Christ as the imposters who have kept the truth from them to forbid them of becoming gods. And Adonai who has prevented them from accomplishing their goal, which they believe is to benefit society in Utopia.

The Illuminates, also known as the Gnostics, practiced mysticism, Satanism, and the occult arts. They were employed by kings and dignitaries to advise with occult wisdom, guidance, consultation, and to lead them to victory and sustained ruling. Their advantage in the occult knowledge and arts gave them leverage to develop education, law, science, and religion, which provided their wealth and power. And they used their ability of witchcraft and occult arts for manipulation and protection as masters of mind control, that enabled them access to control nations and systems.

The Gnostic Illuminate Seers came from common bloodlines and kept their influence within controlled genealogies with recorded ancestral records of their bloodlines. And preserved most of the power within their Elite top bloodlines, while appeasing others under them with well secured positions of wealth and power who comply with their agenda.

The Illuminates developed Secret Societies as fronts to create a layer of secrecy to hide behind, that also were used for control and recruiting, as well as recovering their bloodlines. Candidates were drafted from various sectors of society in business, law, science, education, media, and religion to raise up members to assist them in their ambition of world rule. And these members were rewarded with wealth, prestige, and high position. Prestigious Elite, made up of politicians, officials, dignitaries, Wealthy bankers and financiers, and even business CEOs all make up the councils in which communicate to bring about their New World Order.

Separate Secret Societies keep each group secluded and unaware of the key of the other, securing the whole of the plan to only the knowledge of the top Oligarchy controlling the whole agenda. While separate, each Secret Society has a purpose. Some Secret Societies serve as militant agents. Others as business networks. Some as religious priests. And then others in finances. Overall they were kept in check by a few top Illuminati bloodlines who are the Oligarchy. And one sect alone has not the whole of the intentions or plans.

Some Secret Societies formed by Illuminates include the Knights Templar (the Crusaders and Poor Knights of the Temple), Rosicrucian (Rosy Cross of Christian Mysticism), Jesuits (Society of Jesus), and Freemasons (Free Mason Lodge).

The Bavarian Illuminates

The most well known Illuminates that we consider today are actually the Order called the Ancient Illuminate Seers of Bavaria, that were formed from Elitists known as the Perfectibilists. They later became known simply as Order of the Illuminati, which is the group we consider today as the Illuminati.

The Rothschilds financed a professor at Ingolstadt University, an ex-Jesuit named Adam Weishaupt, to create a plan for a New Order of the Ages. Rothschilds found favor with Weishaupt with his interest in the occult, Illumination, and Luciferianism. Their plans would confiscate all sectors of society to subdue them to converge towards a Centralized Government for an agenda of a New World Order.

The finalizing of the New World Order and founding of the Illuminati by Adam Weishaupt was dated May 1, 1776. The plan of the Illuminati was to infiltrate societies and nations and influence their Civil laws and governments from within, converging them to a Centralized Government. They would use wars and revolutions to sway dignitaries and nations towards their goal.

Some believe they are actually just an extension of the Jesuits since they came on after the Jesuits vanished, as Weishaupt adopted many of the Jesuit practices and tactics to control nations. In 1777 Weishaupt entered the Freemasonry and subdued them from within. Other members were recruited through the Illuminated Freemasonry from within the Lodges, adopting Luciferian tactics to devise a way to influence their New World Order, which was called the New Order of the Ages.

Alternative history tells that the Illuminati came to a halt when in 1784 a courier named Johann Jakob Lanz was on his way to deliver a document to other Illuminists, such as Robespierre, and he was struck by lightning. The Bavarian Police confiscated the spilled document revealing the devious plan of the Illuminati to start a French Revolution, and they closed down the offices and arrested as many members as they could. By 1785 the Illuminati Lodges were closed down and the Order banned, putting it seemingly out of commission, but only sending them deeper in hiding. Instead, they continued hiding under the guise of the Freemasons, as well as under the cloak of other Secret Societies. It was too late to shut the Order down as they had already penetrated Free Masonry and was so well hidden within the Society that by 1782 it was said that the two beliefs were already indistinguishable. Some consider them a Secret Society within a Secret Society.

Their doctrines were found to reach America and influence the American government from within the Freemason Lodges. George Washington warned the American Lodges of their breach in a letter to Mt Vernon dated October 24, 1798. It was after receiving word through a work of John Robison called Proofs of a Conspiracy, that exposed the Illuminati and their continued influence to create wars and revolutions to control governments. The French Revolution still happened as planned. That proved they still existed after their assumed demise and that warning of them was legit. And today they continue as a force to devise wars, crises, and oppressive conditions to cause people to comply with their long standing plan for a consolidated centralized One World Government.

Hierarchy of the Illuminati

The Illuminati we know today in public is a facade of the true Elite Secret Society that operates behind the scenes. The top bloodline Elitists are separated by several layers of bureaucratic official positions and give many roles to the agents they have bribed or funded to comply. They vowed to never be known under their true name, but under the disguise of various Secret Societies. The Elite Oligarchy at the top of the pyramid are well covered by layers of agencies and officers.

The Illuminati are broken down in groups of councils:

Top Secret Council (likely spiritual demonic entities)
Council of 9 (identity unsure)
Council of 13 – main bloodlines families
Council of 33 – next important bloodline families, likely bankers
Committee of 300 – Top media CEOs and industry heads
3500 members – including top members of media, entertainment, politics, science and law under the Club of Rome, Black Nobility, CFR, Trilateral, and Bilderberg.

They operate through several political organizational fronts and governments, such as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the United Nations (U.N.) as a hierarchy system where the top Elitists, the Oligarchy, have the whole vision of the plan and develop the plan, making the decisions for world control through policies. They also have think tanks for groups to survey society as a whole and to consider their next phase. These groups are the Bilderbergs, The Club of Rome, and the newly found LeCercle. Collectively they operate as a vast master network under the top Illuminati bloodline. And the sectors of society are controlled by their influence.

Goal of a New World Order

The goal of the Illuminati is total world control and to bring their leader, who is Lucifer, to the throne. They have been devising consolidation of Centralized government for One World Government since the beginning of time, that includes a One World Religion as continuing the plan of Nimrod completing the Tower of Babel through the Babylonian System. The model is still used for their plan for Utopian World Government in which they intent to usher in Lucifer to rule the earth, ruling with him, to live in immortal Utopia after having overcome God in heaven and avoid the judgment planned for them.

Their motto is “the end justifies the means.” Which any means possible for their goal is admirable. They legislate Socialism and Communism to control the masses to rely on them for dependency. And they sway nations through wars and revolutions, using domestic or even world crisis as an influence.

The Illuminati have been consolidating their efforts and bringing the Secret Societies under their headship since at least 1776. Their efforts to control the world also has proven their patience to allow this over generations. The world is generally in compliance especially at the top, however they still require directing and persuading dignitaries, and eradicating dissenters and opposition. Their slow development has been an occult practice to involve the public in their ritual and unwittingly gain compliance of the citizens. Their gaining public compliance and participation is an element of their magick ritual and witchcraft. And their fruition will happen according to their planned timeline.

Of course, this plan will not come to full fruition as if they have power over God. While they believe themselves to be gods, and certainly appease the power of their god Lucifer, their plans are limited to the boundaries set by Almighty God and will unfold as intended according to biblical prophecy. They will be allowed a certain accomplishment of their fulfillment, but it will be cut short as Jesus Christ will return to put an end to the kingdom built by man and their father the devil before it finalizes. But they continue because they are driven by Satan himself, and he thinks he can accomplish his plans and overthrow God Almighty. In the end God will have His purpose fulfilled.

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