1st May... Labor Day... Maybe not... Day of ''Justice has been
Done''... New conspiracy theory... Osama Bin Laden was shot in head in
same day founding of the Illuminati... Also 1945 1st May... A German
newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has ''fallen at his
command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath
against Bolshevism and for Germany''... Historically, the name refers
specifically to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret
society founded on May 1, 1776.
Illuminati were members of a rationalistic society founded in Germany
by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt... Having close affinities
the Freemasons and seemingly organized on a Masonic plan, the group was
briefly very popular among German rationalists but had limited
influence. The Roman Catholic Church, which Weishaupt left in his youth
and rejoined before his death, condemned the Illuminati. In 1785, the
Bavarian government dissolved the organization. What conspiracy
theories involve the Illuminati?
Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, ''enlightened'') is a name
given to several groups, both historical and modern, and both real and
fictitious. Historically, the name refers specifically to the Bavarian
Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776.
modern times it is also used to refer to a purported conspiratorial
organization which acts as a shadowy ''power behind the throne'',
allegedly controlling world affairs through present day governments and
corporations, usually as a modern incarnation or continuation of the
Bavarian Illuminati. In this context, the Illuminati are believed to be
the masterminds behind events that will lead to the establishment of a
New World Order.
movement was founded on May 1, 1776, in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by
Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt (d. 1830), who was the first lay
professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt. The
movement was made up of freethinkers as an offshoot of the
Enlightenment, and seems to have been modeled on the Freemasons. Some
observers at the time, such as Seth Payson, believed the movement
represented a conspiracy to infiltrate and overthrow the governments of
European states. Writers such as Augustin Barruel and John Robison even
claimed that the Illuminati were behind the French Revolution, a claim
that Jean-Joseph Mounier dismissed in his 1801 book On the Influence
Attributed to Philosophers, Free-Masons, and to the Illuminati on the
Revolution of France.
group's adherents were given the name "Illuminati", although they
called themselves ''Perfectibilists''. The group has also been called
the Illuminati Order and the Bavarian Illuminati, and the movement
itself has been referred to as Illuminism (after illuminism). In 1777,
Karl Theodor became ruler of Bavaria. He was a proponent of Enlightened
Despotism and, in 1784, his government banned all secret societies,
including the Illuminati.
the period when the Illuminati were legally allowed to operate, many
influential intellectuals and progressive politicians counted
themselves as members, including Ferdinand of Brunswick and the
diplomat Xavier von Zwack, who was number two in the operation and was
found with much of the group's literature when his home was searched.
The Illuminati's members pledged obedience to their superiors. Members
were divided into three main classes, each with several degrees.
order had its branches in most countries of the European continent; it
reportedly had around 2,000 members over the span of ten years. The
organization had its attraction for literary men, such as Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe and Johann Gottfried Herder, and even for the
reigning dukes of Gotha and Weimar. Weishaupt modeled his group to some
extent on Freemasonry, and many Illuminati chapters drew membership
from existing Masonic lodges. Internal rupture and panic over
succession preceded its downfall, which was effected by the Secular
Edict made by the Bavarian government in 1785.
ILLUMINATI: New World Order (conspiracy theory)
such as Mark Dice, David Icke, Texe Marrs, Ryan Burke, Jüri Lina and
Morgan Gricar have argued that the Bavarian Illuminati survived,
possibly to this day. Many of these theories propose that world events
are being controlled and manipulated by a secret society calling itself
the Illuminati.Conspiracy theorists have claimed that many notable
people were or are members of the Illuminati. Presidents of the United
States are a common target for such claims
addition to the shadowy and secret organization, several modern
fraternal groups claim to be the ''heirs'' of the Bavarian Illuminati
and have openly used the name Illuminati in founding their own rites.
Some, such as the multiple groups that call themselves some variation
on ''The Illuminati Order'' use the name directly in the name of their
organization, while others, such as the Ordo Templi Orientis, use the
name as a grade of initiation within their organization.
IN POPULAR CULTURE
Illuminati are a recurring theme in popular culture. References to such
an organization appear in many fictional works across many genres,
appearing in print, in film, on television, in video games,
comic book series, as well as in both trading card and