In terms of influence and notoriety, the Illuminati remain the world’s dominating secret society, but since the topic has been drowned by disinfo ops, few have any concept of the true nature of of its evolution.
The society was devised by Adam Weishaupt, a law professor at a Jesuit University. Weishaupt had been suddenly elevated to a leading post when the Vatican declared war on the Jesuits, a confrontation that was momentary, but one that forced German Jesuits into Russia for a brief time to seek sanctuary, leaving their assets, businesses and schools in hands they trusted.
Because Freemasonry was the most powerful force driving an enlightenment towards democracies that would respect basic human rights, Weishaput devised a plot to infest masonry secretly from within. He was undoubtedly not the first to come up with this concept. Surely the East India Company and many of the earliest intelligence operatives in England had similar plots well underway. This is because if there’s going to be a revolution, it’s best your secret agents modulate it so as not to do damage to your bottom line.
Weishaput was a bit of a genius when it came to devising secret plots. Here are a few of his rules:
target the heads of lodges and societies, and avoid the general riffraff;
recruit virtuous and non-virtuous members, and keep those two groups separate;
never let most members know anyone but their handler;
use attractive females, not as members, but as bait to attract targets.
Prospective members provided a detailed biography that included their most treasured desires, and were promised elevation into the upper ranks of society in return. It was relatively easy to elevate a few, and use the few successes to capture bigger targets. They were also led to believe a secret counsel of magical masters ran the organization, when, in fact, it was Weishaupt reporting to the Jesuits who’d raised him from birth. It’s also worth noting that the society was founded by a list of prominent German nobles who were interested in fomenting religious freedom in order to unify the German people, indicating it was a spook operation from day one.
The installation of Lenin to create the first Communist state reminds me greatly of the installation of Bernadine Dohrn as leader of the SDS. Relatively few people were involved in both actions, and both actions involved seizing the center of gravity quickly and demonizing moderate opposition as counter-revolutionary. Ever since the bankers installed Lenin, Communism has been the center of gravity on revolution around the globe. So you can have the CIA/Wall Street gut your economy and raid your resources, or you can have covert Russian military support for a coup which, if successful, will install a military dictatorship. Either way, democracy will not win. This is simply because the banks have no interest in democracies, only profit streams.
You’d have to be pretty naive at this point to believe the Weather Underground was anything but a CIA plot to destroy the SDS, which was a non-violent student organization bent on making the USA a real democracy. The operation really gained its momentum through the assassination of Fred Hampton, the greatest activist at the time, and the person who invented the phrase “rainbow coalition.” Fred successfully ended the gang wars in Chicago, and was then invited to become chairman of the Black Panther Party, which he immediately turned into a non-violent organization. But when Fred was obviously assassinated by the Chicago police, the Weather Underground shifted the center of gravity towards violence as the only logical response. (“They’re killing us!”).
Patti Astor, who would later create the most influential art gallery of her time, was there, and saw it all go down.
“SDS was really gathering steam at that point poised to become a real force and Weather Underground blew the whole thing to shit. It was a serious like almost body snatching scenario where one day everything was fine and the next people you KNEW were screaming about getting in cells and tons of crazy shit.”
All you have to do is follow the money.
Suspected Illuminati operations include:
The French Revolution and Reign of Terror
Creation of the Church of Latter Day Saints
The Civil War and conversion of the South into a banana republic
Installation of Wall Street as the financial center of America
The Serbian Revolution and destruction of the Ottoman Empire
Unfortunately, the Illuminati has become a counterintelligence buzz meme deployed by the CIA’s Tin Foil Hat Patrol to confuse people and divert attention away from some real men standing behind the curtain. Our history books ignore the fact that history is largely the study of secret societies, and the CIA is just one of many, and the history of intelligence is long and bloody.
It all seems to have started with the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, otherwise known as the Templars, who began with nine members in 1129 and the official endorsement of the Catholic church. They grew enormously over the centuries and became the central bank of Europe with standing armies, merchant fleets and fortified castles. The Templars built most of the great cathedrals.
In 1198, another society appeared out of Germany, also recognized by the Pope of Rome, the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem, otherwise known as the Teutonic Knights, and they went on to establish the kingdom of Prussia.
After the Templars became the most powerful global corporation, and began making plans to establish their own kingdom in southern France in imitation of the Teutonic Knights, the King of France became greatly alarmed. He devised a plot to move the Papacy to France and then conspired to outlaw the order and seize their assets in one fell swoop, while killing or imprisoning all members on Friday the 13th in 1307. This is why Friday the 13th has magical connotations.
The Templars and Teutonics created initiatory societies with secret rituals and degrees, all under the direction of a grandmaster of the order, typically a position held for life. These magical societies were influenced by the Pythagoreans who had once enjoyed immense popularity before the Catholic Church began persecuting paganism. Pythagoras studied with Zoroastrians, the greatest mathematicians and astronomers, and the Zoroastrians had been influenced by Scythians, and adopted their sacramental and inspirational use of cannabis.
All original knight myths as well as the story of the holy grail and the round table can be traced to the Scythians. King Arthur is an update on Heracles.
After the Templars were roasted alive at the stake, various secret societies flourished all over Europe, and the most powerful one became known as the Freemasons. The oldest-known lodge is in Scotland and traces the order to 1598, although it could have been established as early as 1425. There was much speculation at the time the Templars might have slipped into masonry in order to survive.
In 1534, seven Spanish noblemen with military backgrounds established the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, and this order assumed fantastic power, eclipsing even the mighty Templars, at which point the Jesuits began attracting persecutions all over Europe, starting in Portugal. Paranoia against them became so great eventually the Pope outlawed the order in 1773, and they fled to sanctuary in Russia for a few years while still managing to hold onto many assets through fronting operations.
Two years later, the Equestrian, Secular and Chapterial Order of Saint Joachim was established in Bavaria by 14 German nobles. Some were Catholic, some Lutheran, some Freemasons, some Rosicrucians. Their possible goal was the unification of Germany, which was splintered into 500 separate kingdoms. These knights were dedicated to spreading religious tolerance. It doesn’t take much imagination to realize that tolerance might include letting the Jesuits back into Europe. Germany had been divided between Lutherans and Catholics for centuries, resulting in almost constant warfare, so religious tolerance was a popular concept.
The following year after the appearance of the Joachim knights, the Covenant of Perfectibility was created at a Jesuit-owned university in Bavaria by a professor of Catholic law named Adam Weishaupt, an orphan raised by Jesuits. The name of Weishaupt’s group was eventually changed to Order of the Illuminati. Several Knights of Joachim were founding members, which certainly guaranteed tremendous influence and potential resources.
Weishaupt was a master counterintelligence strategist, and his society was designed as a secret nest inside Freemasonry.
“The great strength of our Order lies in it’s concealment,” wrote Weishaupt, “let it never appear in any place in it’s own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Freemasonry, the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose. By establishing Reading Societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labours, we may turn the public mind which way we will.”
Weishaupt suggested they secretly enlist the most attractive members of the opposite sex possible into the operation, not as full-fledged members but as secret operatives, what’s known today in spook world as “honey traps.”
Weishaupt sought virtuous and non-virtuous members, and kept those two groups unaware of the other. In fact, most members only knew their handler, and once a person joined, Weishaupt was given details on their background, desires and ambitions, and some were immediately elevated, guaranteeing their lifelong devotion to his order. The Templars, Teutonics, and Jesuits had pioneered the art of counterintelligence, and Weishaupt may have studied them all. But he had no background in ritual, and launched his society prematurely with a plethora of degrees before he had any rituals on paper. He reached out to an experienced mason to invent the rituals.
When some of Weishaupt’s methods were revealed to the public, there was a panic against secret societies in Bavaria and all were outlawed, although the ban was repeated several times, indicating it had a slippery hold on the situation and it’s possible the ban only served to make the group more notorious and more popular, just as it’s possible Weishaupt was a Jesuit front all along. Eventually, Weishaupt announced the dissolution of the order and retired to live near the estate of one of the Joachim Knights.
But after the French revolution, the leading Jesuit in France declared the Jacobins who fomented the revolution had been manipulated by the Illuminati, a charge repeated by a Christian historian in Scotland. In fact, various reading rooms around France had helped foment the revolution, just as Weishaupt had suggested they do.
In more modern times the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei have achieved immense influence, power and wealth inside the Catholic Church, whose mysterious banking operations are kept heavily cloaked.
In the 1980s, Antony Sutton would write America’s Secret Establishment, a book that revealed Yale University’s Order of Skull & Bones was likely a chapter of the Illuminati.
There are many secret societies, and many initiatory orders with religious connections and untangling this complex world is the key to opening the curtain on the men pushing the buttons on the Wizard of Oz. Unfortunately, almost everything written on this subject is fabricated as a diversion away from the truth.
1478 — The Spanish Inquisition attacks the last vestiges of Manichaeism that had survived in a quasi-Christian form.
1509 — Inspired by tales of Camelot, Íñigo López de Loyola (Ignatius of Loyola), takes up arms for the Duke of Najera in Spain at age 18; wounded in battle, he studies the lives of the Saints while hospitalized; inspired by Francis of Assisi he develops guided meditation techniques while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
1517 — The Reformation begins at the University of Wittenberg, Germany.
1525 — Inquisitor General Alonso Manrique de Lara issues an edict against alumbrados, who believe enlightenment brings a state of impeccability that allows indulgence in sinful acts without staining the soul.
1534 — After graduating from the University of Alcala in his early thirties (where he studied theology and Latin) Ignatius falls in with a group of alumbrados and is called before the Inquisitor General to be grilled on his beliefs.
1539 — Ignatius founds the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits) with six students at the University of Paris, all of whom have military experience; they quickly create schools and send missionaries around the world; and lead retreats that practice group silence, followed by guided group meditations. They become the Catholic Church’s vanguard against the Reformation, but begin to alarm Europe’s oligarchies with the speed with which they dominate trade and economic development, a lot of which stems from profits taken from the New World.
1614 — Three anonymous documents are circulated through Europe reporting on secret powers attained by mystics; they are all written as fake news, but become widely accepted as fact, launching the Protestant-connected Rosicrucian movement which is infested with fake mystics who deploy magic shows to lure high-ranking Freemasons and their wives into their staged seance psyops.
1773 — Bending to royal pressures, the Pope of Rome begins a campaign of suppression against the Jesuits to stem their growing influence.
1776 — The Illuminati is founded by Adam Weishaupt, a professor of canon law at a Jesuit university in Ingolstadt, Germany.
1777 — Weishaupt joins Freemasonry in order to secretly spread his society.
1787 — Illuminati banned four times, some internal correspondence published, bans have little impact other than driving Weishaupt into retirement
1797 — History of Jacobinism by Augustin Barruel accuses Illuminati of fomenting the Reign of Terror as a massive psyop, a book written by the leading Jesuit of France; while Proofs of a Conspiracy by John Robison published in Scotland by a Protestant contains much of the same accusations.
1798 — An Illuminati scare spreads through New England, mostly through Protestant pulpits.
1818 — 20-year-old Mary Shelley writes Frankenstein, set in Ingolstadt; it is intended as an update on Prometheus and draws on the city’s reputation for Illuminist intrigues.
1826 — William Morgan murdered in Batavia, New York, after publishing an expose of Freemasonry.
1830 — Weishaupt dies but not before being reconciled with the Catholic Church, indicating his split with them may have been staged.
1832 — Order of Skull & Bones founded at Yale University after William Huntington Russell visits Germany and joins a college fraternity there during summer school. Skull & Bones rituals will mirror those of the original Illuminati.
1836 — Russell creates a military prep school in New Haven to prepare young men to serve as officers for a coming Civil War.
1837 — Funded by Russell, John Brown devotes himself to the destruction of slavery through violence, and sparks the war Russell was agitating for.
1880 — Prussian police spy Theodor Reuss revives the Illuminati in Munich, but the name of the order is soon changed to Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO).
After the Illuminati were exposed in the late 1770s, and found in possession of all sorts of devious spy tech, the real secrets of the order were shipped to the King of Sweden to protect them. These documents were eventually returned to a Masonic lodge in Bavaria, and were eventually seized by the Nazis, who briefly imprisoned the head of the OTO, and banned all masonic lodges, unless they pledged loyalty to Hitler.
In 1606 some manifestos appeared in Germany opposing the Catholic Church and claiming secret knowledge from the east. Although the Protestant revolution had been ongoing for nearly a hundred years (having been launched in 1516 by an ordained priest at the University of Wittenburg named Martin Luther), these new mystical manifestos drew on Arabic, Judaic and Greek influences, while Luther’s Reformation was based around the Christian Bible.
Christian Rosenkreuz was listed as author of the manifestos, but many years later Johann Valenntin Andreae (above) claimed credit for authoring at least one of them (the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz) and he revealed the treatise had been initially intended as satire, claiming the fictional Rosenkrutz lived to the advanced age of 106, longevity attributed to a study of Indian mysticism. The secret order was intended to usher in the age of enlightenment and inductees were said to possess magical knowledge that would transform arts and sciences, but according to Andreae it was a hoodwink that took on a life of its own.
The oligarchies have long been fascinated by magic, and easily suckered into a fraudulent seance, and Rosicrucianism became big very quickly because Europe was going through a zeitgeist shift. Secret societies were sprouting everywhere, and many were advancing the concepts of liberty, equality and fraternity, ideas that threatened the status quo ruled by the monarchies and their anointed churches. The largest and most successful secret society was Freemasonry, which had taken much from the outlawed Templars, but Rosicrucianism had a big influence on the evolution of masonry, and some of its mystical concepts were incorporated into the emerging masonic rituals. A few Rosicrucians began charging exorbitant fees for arranging ceremonies and sharing secret wisdom.
But in 1776, a new secret society appeared, and it immediately positioned itself as antagonistic to Rosicrucianism. Interestingly, this new secret society was created at a Jesuit university by a Jesuit-trained lawyer who specialized in canon law of the Catholic Church. However, most of the membership never knew his name and a story would be spread on how the Illuminati were actually controlled by a small group of illuminated masters (just like the Rosicrucians supposedly were). This may actually have been the case if Adam Weishaupt was involved with the attempt to remove the recent Papal ban on the Jesuits, who had achieved monopolies of trade on a scale not seen since the Templars.
Both the Rosicrucians and the Illuminati were recruiting members from within masonic lodges, and doing it in great secrecy. Weishaupt’s strategy was to recruit the leader of a lodge because if the leader joined, the entire lodge could be manipulated. Although Weishaupt claimed to be fomenting the downfall of religion and royalty, he was actively recruiting the rich and powerful, while devising techniques that protected the society from exposure. Most members knew only their handler and anyone they personally recruited, while only Weishaupt knew all about everyone. It was such a conspiratorial time that many suspected their lodges had been penetrated by Jesuits, Rosicrucians, Illuminati, or all of the above.
Mt. Vernon, October 24, 1798
Revd Sir: …It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more satisfied of this fact than I am….
(The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. John C Fitzpatrick, Editor)
I realize there’s a popular movement afoot led by Madonna and others to resurrect the Illuminati as a force for good, something spearheaded by Robert Anton Wilson many decades ago, but I don’t subscribe to that belief, and view the organization much the same as Washington did in 1798. He considered it a diabolical plot to separate people from their government.
There’s little doubt the Bonesmen of Yale are the closest thing we have today to an Illuminati op, and Boners have penetrated the upper strata of business, banking and intelligence, not to mention the media and the energy corporations. Their objective seems to be self-enrichment and acquisition of power, and apparently has little to do with enlightenment or helping the common people unlock the chains of exploitation.
It’s funny how communists organized in secret cells just like the Illuminati. And they also obeyed an unknown central authority at all cost, just like the Illuminati. I’m fascinated by the history of communism in America because it appears the movement was penetrated and manipulated by spooks from its inception. In April 1958, a leader of the American communist movement named Morris Childs was sent to the Soviet Union and China to meet with top officials and after three months he returned to secretly report to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of his national security staff. Enormous penetration ops were embedding secret agents into both sides of this carefully-managed dialectic from day one.
Simultaneously, in 1947, the CIA created the National Student Association (NSA) during a meeting of student activists in Madison, Wisconsin. Interestingly, there was a strong Catholic block inside the NSA that voted as a group. The NSA was one of the few organizations that openly opposed McCarthy’s anti-communist movement, quickly leading to allegations they were a communist front, when, in fact, they were a CIA front pretending to be a communist front.
It’s funny how so many devout communists from this era would emerge later in life as neo-cons, or how leaders of the terrorist Weather Underground got professorships, leaving me to wonder if they weren’t spooks all along. John Foster “Chip” Berlet wrote a series of books on student activism for the NSA, and took thousands of photos of student activists during this period. He also became an active shop steward for the National Lawyers’ Guild, which opposed McCarthism and was similarly accused of being a communist front, leaving me to wonder about its possible CIA-connections.
For many years, Berlet ran a think tank funded by the CIA-connected Ford Foundation, and attempted to install himself as the leading authority debunking conspiracy theories involving 9/11 and the CIA. Strangely, he momentarily became the Washington DC editor for High Times, and wrote an attack on Lyndon LaRouche that was published in that magazine. LaRouche appears to be an intelligence operation as there is migration from his staff to the Pentagon, as in the case of Laurent Murawiec, who became an analyst for the CIA-connected RAND corporation while writing articles for the highly conspiratorial Executive Intelligence Review.
LaRouche first surfaced at Colombia University in the late sixties as a Marxist, and attempted a coup on the local SDS chapter run by Mark Rudd. Rudd would eventually join the Weather Underground, who were trying to spark a holocaust on millions of straight people, part of their insane plan to create the Communist States of America. Obviously, this was a spook operation that never had any prayer of success, but merely deployed to scare the bejesus out of straight America, while undermining and outflanking the once non-violent student movement. Only stupid or naive minds (or spooks) can be led into supporting mass murder. LaRouche, meanwhile, trolled for brighter minds using nets of complex Marxist ideologies, while deploying the latest mind control techniques for holding the poor souls thus entrapped. Strangely, many of his recruits were Jewish, and would soon be embracing the Holocaust denial movement.
Willis Carto and LaRouche formed an alliance, as both were constructing global operations on the far right, building connections into various secret societies and government intelligence agencies by sharing explosive information with choice targets. The mysterious Mitch Werbell became LaRouche’s chief security advisor.
Was communism created as an op from day one or was it was merely penetrated and taken over after taking root? There’s likely a reason why nearly every modern revolution and progressive movement against colonialism has been subverted by communists and that reason may be because communism looks a lot like fascism in disguise.
Did the Jesuits create the Illuminati to manage the enlightenment? Did MI6 and the CIA promote communism for a similar purpose?
When dealing with the wonderful world of spooks, difficult questions like these should be considered because intelligence operations are designed as a wilderness of mirrors where up is down, left is right, and although people have the power whenever they want to take it, and could vote away the wealth of the oligarchy if they were better organized with more effective, focused leadership, and there’s plenty enough resources to take care of everyone if only they could be better distributed, in truth, any successful movement that supports an agenda like that will instantly be penetrated by spooks.