Enter the Illuminati
The Illuminati get their name from the plural of the Latin word (Illuminatus – Enlightened one). Historically the term refers to the group founded; 1 May, 1776 the Bavarian Illuminati. This group was a secret society formed to oppose superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power, and to support women's education and gender equality. The Illuminati were outlawed along with other secret societies by the Bavarian government leadership with the encouragement of the Roman Catholic Church, and permanently disbanded in 1785. It is rumored that the Illuminati were responsible for the French Revolution and have been lurking in the shadows pulling the puppet strings of the world’s government organizations and international affairs ever since.
An excellent explanation of the foundings of the “Illuminati” can be found on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s website:
“The Order of the Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830) on May 1, 1776. Weishaupt was trained by the Jesuits and was a professor of Natural and Cannon Law at the University of Ingolstadt in Germany. There is some debate about the name of the Order when it was first created. Some claim it was called the Order of the Perfectibilists. Others say it was the Ancient and Illuminated Seers of Bavaria or AISB. Their outward purpose was "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."
The order was very popular at first, as was the fashion of the time, and spread quickly across Europe. The Illuminati boasted 2,000 members throughout Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Italy. At its conception, Illuminati members were reputed to favor freethinking and radical politics. Some understood the Order to be a Christian one, promoting a belief in deism and spiritual perfection. However, this façade merely hid the true motives.
As the conspiring reputation of the Order began to spread, the Bavarian government abolished it, along with many other secret societies existing at the time, for plotting a massive overthrow of Europe's monarchies. At this point the membership declined rapidly, and for some the history of the society ends here.
History and Origins
The Illuminati are widely believed to be a sect or faction of the Freemasons. The Freemason, hence the Illuminati, adopted their beliefs and teachings from the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar was originally a religious and military organization during the crusades. Its members became very rich through gifts of land and money from European rulers. By the 1300s, the Templars deemed themselves the "bankers of Europe," because of their enormous wealth and the breadth of their organization. They were hoping to "become wealthy enough to buy the world."
The king of France and the Pope then conducted arrests and investigations of the Knights Templar. The Pope suspected the king's investigation involved torturous methods and so held his own. During these investigations, the Knights confessed voluntarily to a variety of crimes including "spitting on the crucifix, committing obscenities, and practicing unnatural vices (sodomy)." As a result of these investigations, the Knights Templar was exposed as two-faced and evil. The Knights concealed one doctrine for only their masters - the one that proclaimed Lucifer as their god - and put forth a Christian front for the public.
The Pope abolished the order and it fled underground, continuing only among its most trusted members. Hundreds of years later, the Knights Templar surfaced as a "benevolent organization of good works." The Templars took over the stonemason guilds of Europe, which were then struggling to maintain their membership. The transition of the Templars into the Masons occurred smoothly; the public merely viewed the organization as a good one. It is at this point in history when Weishaupt, a Mason, formed a secret society (the Illuminati) within the existing secret society.
The Freemasons are a society that exists even today, promoting the banner of equality and service. However, interviews with current and former Masons of the 32 and 33 degrees displayed huge discrepancies in the organization. The following information comes from abstracts of the book "The Invisible Rung of Government," by an anonymous author, published in "Conspiracy Nation."
When current members of the Freemasons were interviewed, they did not express any knowledge of any higher religious aims of the Order. They were infinitely loyal to the organization and believed undoubtedly that it was an international secret fraternity based on good works. However, former members of the Masons explained that the organization was anti-Christ and Luciferically inspired, especially in its higher levels. This means that either current members would not reveal any of their knowledge because of binding oaths of secrecy, or that they were unaware of the Masons' evil nature because they had not yet reached its highest levels. For the book secret Masonic materials and writings were gathered from widows of deceased Masons. These materials repeatedly referenced the Illuminati and the Knights Templar, confirming that Freemasonry is a continuation of the Illuminati.
This article is not to contend whether Free Masonry is an evil practice or even that Free Masonry is even involved with the Illuminati. The aforementioned explanation is in reference to the creation of the Illuminati. The Illuminati become important figures, not only because they had such an influence during the 1700’s; particularly the year that the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, but because the name has continually maintained its stigma throughout the ages. Most notably the name Illuminati infers that they have been enlightened. Enlightened by whom; Lucifer perhaps? The discussion of the origins of the illuminati would not be complete without mention of the order of the Jesuits.
This group of priests is self labeled as Soldiers or Marines for God. However; they are highly controversial for several reasons. The Jesuit oath is said to have extreme views that promote consumption of power for the Vatican over the world. They promote Liberation Theology or what is also known as Christian Marxism and it is rumored that their loyalty is not to the biblical God or Christ but to Lucifer himself. The Order of the Jesuits are often tied together with globalist Illuminati. Below is an excerpt from the book Subterranean Rome by Charles Didier, translated from the French and published in New York in 1843. Dr. Alberto Rivera escaped from the Jesuit Order in 1967, and he describes his Jesuit oath in exactly the same way as it appears in this book.
“When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:"
My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.
You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.
You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope's sake, whose servants we are unto death.
You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as co-adjurer, confessor and priest, but you have not yet been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for "without the shedding of blood no man can be saved." Therefore, to fit yourself for your work and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me---
The Extreme Oath of the Jesuits:
"1, _ now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ's Vice-regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of my power I shall and will defend this doctrine of his Holiness' right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the now pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the Continent of America and elsewhere; and all adherents in regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome. I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals, or obedience to any of the laws, magistrates or officers.
I do further declare that the doctrine of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable and they themselves damned who will not forsake the same.
I do further declare, that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of his Holiness' agents in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland or America, or in any other Kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals' doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.
I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume my religion heretical, for the propaganda of the Mother Church's interest, to keep secret and private all her agents' counsels from time to time, as they may entrust me and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred covenant.
I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ.
That I may go to any part of the world withersoever I may be sent, to the frozen regions of the North, the burning sands of the desert of Africa, or the jungles of India, to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of America, without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things whatsoever communicated to me.
I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants' heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.
In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, my soul and all my corporal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth and my soul be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever!
All of which, I, _, do swear by the Blessed Trinity and blessed Sacraments, which I am now to receive, to perform and on my part to keep inviolable; and do call all the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness the blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, and witness the same further with my name written and with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy covenant."
(He receives the wafer from the Superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger dipped in his own blood taken from over his heart.)
"You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank.
In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another mutually make the ordinary sign of the cross as any ordinary Roman Catholic would; then one cross his wrists, the palms of his hands open, and the other in answer crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the center of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the center of the palm of the right; the first then with his right hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; the first then with his right hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first. The first then says Iustum; and the other answers Necar; the first Reges. The other answers Impious." (The meaning of which has already been explained.) "The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name Jesu will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers:
Question —From whither do you come? Answer — The Holy faith.
Q. —Whom do you serve?
A. —The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.
Q. —Who commands you?
A. —The Successor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.
Q. —Who received you? A. —A venerable man in white hair.
A. —With a naked dagger, I kneeling upon the cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred order.
Q. —Did you take an oath?
A. —I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex nor condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation of murmuring.
Q. —Will you do that? A. —I will.
Q. —How do you travel? A. —In the bark of Peter the fisherman.
Q. —Whither do you travel? A. —To the four quarters of the globe.
Q. —For what purpose?
A. —To obey the orders of my general and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oaths.
Q. —Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated."
This writer is not a religious expert in any way, however the Jesuit initiation rite seems sinister in its own way. Interestingly enough, the Vatican as recent as 2010; decided to tap into the power of Lucifer with its endeavor to uncover the mysteries of the universe. The Church along with it’s small group of Jesuit astronomers located in Tucson Arizona, decided to name a super chilled infrared binocular device to help see further in space than most other conventional tools “LUCIFER”. LUCIFER is an acronym for “Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research”.
Once more like other Luciferian sects we see a continued theme of enlightenment and liberation, through rebellion against the natural order. “Order through Chaos”. This expression is said to have great meaning to Luciferians. It is said that the Luciferian Illuminati communicate with one another through symbolism that can only be detected by others of the same order. Symbolism such as Triangles, Pyramids topped with an “All seeing Eye” Hand gestures that mimic these things, the depiction of Baphomet , twisted Crucifixes, pentagrams and Latin phrases. In my previous article we touch upon such symbolism. Perhaps the very names and actions of these organizations are designed as metaphoric symbols to communicate an agenda or purpose.