Who are the Illuminati and why are they called a secret society? First of all, the word Illuminati is the plural of the Latin word “Illuminatus,” which means enlightened, or illuminated one. The Illuminati are the Illuminated Ones.

Historically, and briefly, the name Illuminati refers to a secret society, called the Order of the Illuminati, whose form of ideology we may call “Illuminism,” and whose form of theology we may call “Illuminology.” This Order was founded by a man named Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830) on May 1st, 1776 in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria, Germany.

Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830)

According to available documents, the Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria (commonly known as the Bavarian Illuminati) were founded as aforementioned by Adam Weishaupt (Spartacus),  based on his early training from Jesuit priests. Other, anti-Masonic sources report that Weishaupt was hostile to Jesuits and the Catholic church. This order of the Illuminati did not live a very long and prosperous life; they were outlawed and suppressed by the Bavarian government in 1785.

There is a lot of hype about Adam Weishaupt because the public so often associates the Illuminati exclusively with the Bavarian Illuminati.

But were they actually destroyed? And were they, in fact, the real Order of the Illuminati? Perhaps they were just a temporal symbol, written in the pages of history, that represented something that is eternal, bound by neither time nor space. This alternative concept may, in fact, be just another belief system, reality-tunnel, or point-of-view, but it is certainly more cosmic, meaningful and useful in scope than so many other ideas, past and present, rational or irrational, which the name Illuminati has become attached to. It is also food for intelligent thought.

Much of the 20th century literature on the subject is by authors seeking, and finding, vast conspiracies existing over centuries. Since most of this literature is in English, and written by people who never consulted the available Bavarian Illuminati documents in the original German, one should take most of it with a large grain of salt. There do exist many political conspiracies, large and small, over history up to the present. Diligent researchers would learn a great deal by finding original material wherever available, and not relying on second and third-hand accounts for accuracy.

Indeed, there are and have been various secret and not-so-secret groups using the name Illuminati within their ranks, including the Rosicrucians and Freemasons.

The following illustrations are from Clavis Artis which is the title of an alchemical manuscript published in Germany in three volumes in the late 17th or early 18th century, attributed to Zoroaster (Zarathustra). It features numerous watercolor illustrations depicting alchemical images, as well as pen drawings of laboratory instruments.


Three copies of the manuscript are known to exist, one at the Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, one at the Biblioteca Civica Attilio Hortis in Trieste, and one at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich. There is no information about the author and the origin of the manuscript, but there are references to a Rosicrucian order (Orden der Gold- und Rosenkreutzer).

Rosicrucianism for example is a philosophical secret society said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology “built on esoteric truths of the ancient past”, which, “concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm.” Rosicrucianism is symbolised by the Rosy Cross or Rose Cross. (Pictured above)

Perhaps these secret societies are not only symbolic of something within, but  a visible sign of an invisible grace; and as such it can easily mislead the foolish, but it can also guide the wise, just like an earthy and temporary Temple, which the wise discern to be but a symbol of the spiritual and eternal Temple within.

However, the Illuminati extend beyond that secret society and beyond secret societies in general. This idea may also extend to the Order of the Illuminati founded in the outer world by Adam Weishaupt in 1776. In Occult Philosophy, the outer world is here to teach us about the inner world of the Spirit. The temporal (or finite) is intended to indicate the eternal (or infinite). Illusions exist to reveal the truth, not to deceive or blind us. So, to cut to the chase, the Illuminati are (at least among the intelligent and informed) a Spiritual Order of Illuminated Souls, an Invisible Circle of Enlightened Spirits or, in the language of the Golden Dawn, they are the Secret Chiefs of the Third Order of the Silver Star (A.·. A.·.).

The A∴A∴ is a spiritual organisation described in 1907 by occultist Aleister Crowley. Its members are dedicated to the advancement of humanity by perfection of the individual on every plane through a graded series of universal initiations. Its initiations are syncretic, unifying the essence of Theravada Buddhism with Vedantic yoga and ceremonial magic. The A∴A∴ applies what it describes as mystical and magical methods of spiritual attainment under the structure of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, and aims to research, practice, and teach “scientific illuminism”.

This Order is truly secret, esoteric, or occult; for it is not without, but within; that is, it is in the Inmost Sanctuary of the Soul. Its members are invisible Spiritual Beings who can, and do, incarnate in this visible crazy circle of human humdrum existence when it is essential for them to do so. In the midst of this loopy wheel of existence there exists an axle of various Outer Orders (which are really one in essence) that emanate from the spiritual Illuminati through their inner work upon the minds of initiated Adepts who are chosen by them to fulfill their sublime work in the world of men and women. Through these Adepts, the spiritual Illuminati accomplish their Great Work in the world, which is to initiate and illuminate mankind.

In Occult Philosophy, the real Illuminati are identified as Celestial Souls who have mastered the Planetary Initiations, who are immortalized in the Limitless Light, and who constitute the Great Oversoul of our Solar System.

They may incarnate in physical form at Will, or they may remain in the Invisible to secretly direct and oversee human affairs.

Their special symbol in the world is the Eye in the Triangle, the Sacred Eye of Freemasonry
Eye of Horus in Egyptian Magick.

Horus was an ancient sky God whose eyes were said to be the sun and the moon. However, he soon became strongly associated with the sun (and the sun god Ra as Ra-Horakhty (“Ra, who is Horus of the two horizons”) while Thoth was associated with the moon. An ancient myth describes a battle between Horus and Set in which Horus´ right eye was torn out and Set lost his testicles! Thoth magically restored Horus´ eye, at which point it was given the name “Wadjet” (“whole” or “healthy”). In this myth it is specifically stated that it is Horus´ left eye which has been torn out, so the myth relates to the waxing and waning of the moon during which the moon appears to have been torn out of the sky before being restored once every lunar month.

The ILLUMINATI “Is  the Interior Eye of the Silent Watchers of humanity who mysteriously direct the universal karma and destiny of mankind. These Silent Watchers, or the Illuminati, influence us all, either directly or indirectly, through their incarnations and representatives on earth, to bring us all to the Eternal Wisdom, Splendor and Joy of our Yechidah (True Self). They work through our nervous system, and they may be contacted by us through the proper manipulation of our nervous system through such practices like Magick, Yoga, Tantra, Alchemy, Qabalah, and so on. The nervous system itself contains the Arcanum Arcanorum, the Secret of Secrets, or the Great Secret of the Illuminati” David Cherubim of The Alestair Crowley Foundation 

How old is the Illuminati?
There are several popular moments in history that are pinned down as the “beginning” of the Illuminati such as:

  • The completion of the Great Pyramid
  • The completion of King Solomon’s temple
  • The birth of Pythagoras
  • The resurrection of Christ

These are all significant historical events for the Illuminati, but none represent the real beginning. The Illuminati has no definite beginning because it pre-dates anything in known history.

As mentioned above, the story of the first initiation has been handed down through the allegory of Adam and Eve. As the character of Lord God stated after banishing Adam and Eve from Eden:

“Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”

Those on the Path to the Tree of Life are the Illuminati.

How would the world be different if everyone was Illuminati?
It would be easy to answer this question with a long list of things that would change, the sum of which would result in a Utopian, return to the Garden of Eden for all of humankind.

This is the answer that many idealists have proposed in the past.  But, that answer would be incomplete.

Just as human beings were banished from the innocence of Eden when they evolved beyond animal consciousness into human consciousness, so will human beings be banished from the innocence of Earth when they evolve from human consciousness to an even higher form of consciousness.
This is one reason why so many do everything they can to avoid becoming Illuminati. Enlightened.   To understand why this is, consider what happened to Adam and Eve after they ate from the Tree of the Knowledge and had their eyes opened…

They knew they were naked and felt wrong for being so.

The animal consciousness has no conception of naked. The human consciousness feels the need to cover part of its animal form.

The human being cannot live in the innocence of animal life. The human being knows pain in a way the animal does not know. The human being knows death in a way the animal does not know. The human being knows God in a way the animal does not know. The human being knows good and evil in a way the animal does not know.

Just as human being has paid a price for the gifts of the mind, the Illuminati must pay a price for the gifts of the spirit.

Mythologies from all cultures are filled with stories of those who have transcended beyond Illuminati and the highest ranks of human consciousness into what will be referred to as demi-god consciousness.

A survey of these mythologies will show that in some ways these demi-gods live in an utopian paradise. They have no need for money. They do not feel physical pain. They can summon to form whatever they desire instantly. But, they are not removed of struggle. They are not removed of emotional pain. They are not removed of the desire to transcend even higher to greater and greater knowledge and power. In fact, amongst these demi-gods these things are amplified to a level the human being cannot even comprehend.

Illumination should never be seen as a way to solve problems. Within the fabric of the universe is the immutable Law of Compensation.

It is my belief, that there are two forces of illuminati at work.   Good verses Evil.  For everything that is gained, something must be lost.

The good Illuminati are not trying to create a world where every person is put on a fast-track towards Illumination.

There are confused groups who believe themselves to be good Illuminati who insist that war must be waged to create a world where every person can be spoon-fed the spirit. These groups do not even understand the spirit in themselves yet. They project their own oppression onto the world and have convinced themselves they must save the world by forcing their tiny sliver of higher knowledge onto everyone. That is not the way.

The real good Illuminati want to create a world where the spirit is able to thrive in the individuals who are ready for such advancement. That is all. That is what the fight is over.

Suppression of Truth against Freedom of Truth.

Furthermore I believe that every person has the opportunity to achieve Illumination.
The evil Illuminati have the opposite viewpoint. They do not want this fact that all people are of divine origin to be known.

They want to oppress the masses so that they can sustain their position as the most advanced of the human race.

It is the struggle over the Truth of this question that is the very heart of the battle between the good Illuminati and evil Illuminati.

The good Illuminati are spreading this Truth. The evil Illuminati are confusing and suppressing this Truth.

Are the things conspiracy theorists are always yelling about the work of the evil Illuminati?

There is definitely a difference between the people behind the power structures which control the world and the evil Illuminati.

The evil Illuminati influence these power structures, sometimes they are directly in charge of these power structures, but most of the corruption and evil that is carried out is done by non-initiates oblivious to the forces they are really serving. This is often true even at the very top, even in secret societies.

Anyone who puts money over God is being influenced by the evil Illuminati.

A quick survey of the world will reveal that this is the vast majority of people, even though they are doing so unknowingly.

The evil Illuminati are aware that money is actually worthless and unnecessary. They are also aware that the masses can be exploited through their belief in money. They are actively promoting this worship of money because it is through this activity that they gain power over humanity.

There are four successive stages by which they apply this control. At each stage there is a different method by which the Will of the individual is broken and is made to serve those above them.

The four stages are:

  1. Addiction
  2. Fear
  3. Illusion
  4. Power

The addict is a slave to his impulse. He is degenerate. His will is completely controlled by the desire to fulfill his addiction, and as such he can be easily made to do anything as long as it will result in the satisfaction of his cravings.

The fearful can be controlled as long as she believes that her future is not secure. She finds it nearly impossible to turn from the corruption of the world out of fear that if she were not to have enough money something horrible would happen. Often she has an abundance of money, but still the fear of losing any of it is something that controls her every action. She is easily controlled by ideas of harm to her well-being, no matter how irrational or unlikely they may be.

The mirage is the way the bold are controlled. They have beaten addiction, they have beaten fear, but have not yet figured out power. Instead they chase one seemingly promising opportunity after the next, often frantically with great enthusiasm, only to find dead ends and bad endings. They are willing to risk what they have to make their dream come true, but they have no idea how the science of manifestation is carried out. They are easily controlled by the promise of fame and fortune, no matter how empty or deceitful that promise may be.

At last when the bold have beaten the mirages and illusions, they have figured out the secret to manifestation and they are in full possession of power there is one more method by which they can be easily controlled as if they were the pitiful addict. This is through they’re pride and vanity. Unlike those who are deceived by illusion, the powerful really can manifest their desires. What now determines whether they will ascend to the level of superman or descend to the status of slave is which desires they wish to manifest. The vast majority of those in power do not manifest their own desires, but the desires of those even more powerful than themselves. All their energy goes into bringing them ‘closer’ to those above them in status and rank so that they can feel more important.

It is through the four described manipulation tactics that almost the entire human race has been made to function as a machine to serve the Will of the evil Illuminati.

Once one has transcended the stage of power, they become Illuminati. Some become good Illuminati, some become evil Illuminati. The good Illuminati promote the Truth of God, the evil Illuminati promote the lies of money.

What conspiracy theorists fail to understand is that most of the time it is not the evil Illuminati who go about covering up corruption and lies. This practice is done automatically through the individual wills of non-initiates who are unknowingly enslaved by the methods described above.

The conspiracy theorists themselves are perfect examples of those who are controlled by illusions and regularly play their part in the disharmonious circus.

In the human perspective an ideal world would seem as one in which everything is already perfect and everything is pure good.

From God’s perspective, this would be a “boring” world as much as that word can be imparted on divinity.

As great Illuminates of the past have proposed, a world in which both good and evil can exist is a more perfect world than one where only good can exist.

The evil Illuminati should not be looked at as something that must be banished permanently. That is impossible because of the way the very fabric of the universe is structured. The evil Illuminati are a balancing force to the good Illuminati and through the struggle between the two, the evolution of our race continues ever higher with each successive victory of good over evil.

This truth is as true within each individual soul as it is true for the greater universe.

When an individual becomes Illuminati, they have reached a certain degree of spiritual enlightenment. This means they understand either intellectually or emotionally or both their relationship to God on a much higher level than that of the masses.

This knowledge does not always inspire goodness in the hearts of those who receive it. There are three main reasons why this is not the case.

They have only achieved partial enlightenment and their egotistical delusions remain intact.

They choose an evil path out of their own free will even though they have full understanding of their relationship to God.

Their minds become focused on negative emotions and they are lured toward an evil path. This can happen at any point even after years of being good Illuminati.

Mythology from all cultures is filled with stories of heroes who turned to the dark side, villains who were uplifted out of their evil ways, and individualists who serve both good and evil equally.

Many intellectually advanced Illuminates who are still emotionally developing have argued the latter path of freely serving good and evil is the superior of all choices. This is however a trick of the rational faculty. There is only one superior path and that is to serve the Good.

Many cite Jesus’ fit of anger against the merchants selling outside his temple as evidence that even He had the capacity for evil. This misunderstanding is caused by lesser Illuminati, who are often emotionally advanced but intellectually developing, associating absolute passivity with goodness. Despite the accomplishments of Jesus, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. to name a few victorious pacifists, good does not always take the form of passivity. Goodness can often take the most destructive forms.

Evil can often serve to maintain order or prevent destruction.

There is only ONE major difference between good and evil:

Goodness aids the liberation and development of something toward higher forms of harmony.

Evil oppresses and prevents the development of something imposing lower forms of disharmony.

Death is not necessarily evil, life is not necessarily good. These are concepts the masses have yet to grasp.

Though the evil Illuminati must always be opposed, their existence must be respected because as a teacher once said:

“Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.”

There are several popular moments in history that are pinned down as the “beginning” of the Illuminati before Weishaupt such as:

  • The completion of the Great Pyramid
  • The completion of King Solomon’s temple
  • The birth of Pythagoras
  • The resurrection of Christ

These are all significant historical events for the Illuminati, but none represent the real beginning. The Illuminati has no definite beginning because it pre-dates anything in known history.

The story of the first initiation has been handed down through the allegory of Adam and Eve as discussed briefly above. As the character of Lord God stated after banishing Adam and Eve from Eden:

“Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”

Those on the Path to the Tree of Life are the Illuminati.


We should question more….

When you read about a new scientific discovery do you ask to see the peer reviewed journal article?

Do you ask to see the statistical analysis?

Do you ask to see the raw data?

Do you make sure the methods are sound?

Do you think about whether the conclusion is really supported by the evidence?

You don’t.

  • You are a sheep.
  • You are a follower.

You have been TOLD how to THINK and nothing makes you happier than when you receive more confirmation of your false beliefs.

When someone disturbs your illusion only then does the sudden call to investigate arise in YOU.


How is Leonardo Da Vinci’s work still eluding the public’s understanding?

Genius is elusive.

That is why only a few have possessed it, and even fewer have mastered it.

When the common person looks upon the work of a genius, they can never receive the full power of its inspiration unless they themselves were to elevate their own minds up to the level of that work.

This is because experience is inherently subjective. It is you, the subject, experiencing the work, the object.

When you experience, you are the vessel in which the work lives.

Just as through your consciousness you are the vessel in which the divine spirit lives.

If your vessel can only support common things, how do you suppose a genius can live there?

The world of today still believes that material cause is the only cause.

They still believe that the fundamental structure of the universe is entirely logical despite the fact quantum mechanics has demonstrated conclusively for a century that this cannot possibly be true.

They believe that human beings are nothing more than animals with sophisticated brain machinery and are foolish enough to believe that if they can replicate that machinery, a computer can possess the intelligence of a person.

They believe that DNA is the sole determinant of one’s physical appearance and even go as far as to say that DNA determines one’s thoughts and temperament.

And they have the nerve to associate this kind of backward thinking with one of the greatest geniuses in known history, Leonardo Da Vinci. They even go so far as to attribute him toward these “advancements” in thought.

Leonardo Da Vinci did not believe in these things.

No Illuminati have ever believed in these things.

 How important is numerology to the Illuminati?

It is the easiest way to make it seem like important connections are being made, when one has no understanding of the subject they are discussing.

The nature of numbers is such that if there are enough of them, as there are many in secret doctrines, it is easy to artificially impose a system of relationship upon them.

This being said there are many important numerological connections throughout secret doctrine, but this should come as no surprise as mathematics is the fabric from which the universe has been woven.

The human mind is not capable of understanding ALL these connections.

BELOW are a few important numbers of certain esoteric systems:

1 – the number of the Tao

2 – the number of Yin and Yang

3 – the number of the Holy Trinity

3 – the number of the Hindu Godhead

3 – the number of pyramids on the Giza necropolis

3 – the number of dan-tien in Chinese medicine

4 – the number of elements in Occidental antiquity

4 – the number of worlds according to the Kabbalah

5 – the number of Platonic solids

5 – the number of physical senses

5 – the number of elements in Oriental antiquity

6 – the number of humanity

7 – the number of charkras in subtle body

7 – the number of ‘planets’ observable by the naked eye

7 – the number of root races in Theosophy

7 – the number of steps in alchemical transformation

9 – the number of orifices in the human body in the Oriental tradition

9 – the number of planets in the solar system

10 – the number of spiritual realms in Buddhism

10 – the number of the traditional Sephirot

12 – the number of the traditional zodiac

12 – the number of meridians in acupuncture

12 – the number of Jesus’ disciples

12 – the number of Olympians

12 – the number of Muhammad’s wives

21 – the number of the 9th instance in the Fibonacci sequence

22 – the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet

22 – the number of major Arcana in the Tarot

30 – the number of days in a lunar cycle

33 – the number of years Jesus lived

50 – the number of letters in the Sanskrit alphabet

64 – the number of arts in Oriental doctrine

78 – the number of cards in the Tarot

360 – the number of degrees in a circle

365 – the number of days in a year

666 – the number of the mark of the beast

888 – the number of Jesus

and many more…

Anyone familiar with mathEMATICS can see how any number or set of numbers could be broken down into some sort artificial structure relating it to esoteric numerology.

Many esoteric truths in scripture are coded in numerology, but when this is the case the connections are simple. Anyone espousing a system that is not simple is either purposefully misleading or has no idea what they are talking about.

Illuminati worship Satan?


The association between the Illuminati and Satan worship began during the long reign of the Roman Catholic Church.

As the Church was rising and aligning with the Roman power structure they began demonizing their competition. This included the pagan sects which were dominant before the Church’s rise and the other schools which followed Christ at that time.

With their increasing political power, the Church went on a massive propaganda campaign which lasted 1000 years to create fear and suspicion toward any teaching that wasn’t sanctioned by the Pope. This sometimes became much more than propaganda and resulted in excommunications, executions, mass bloodshed, and torture of anyone who dared share knowledge that differed from their supreme authority.

Here are some examples of things which have no association with Satan which are now synonymous with Satan:

  • The snake in the garden of Eden and snakes throughout mythos
  • White magic
  • Lucifer
  • Pagan rituals (in most cases)
  • Witchcraft (in most cases)
  • The upside down cross (in some cases)
  • Demons (in some cases)
  • Swastikas (except in the case of Nazism)
  • Tarot cards
  • and many more…

To contrast here are some things that are closely related with Satan:

  • Mammon, or the love of money
  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • Recreational or hedonistic use of drugs
  • Exploiting the sexual act
  • Manipulating and lying to others
  • Black magic
  • Satanism
  • Demons (in some cases)
  • Worshipping false idols
  • Hurting or killing unnecessarily
  • Gluttony
  • Vanity and jealousy
  • Slavery
  • Egotistical pride
  • and many more…

It is ironic that most who go about condemning those who are involved with the first list are steeped in their own involvements of the second list, the Church included.

It is rare for anyone even the most vile to actively worship Satan, the main exception being those who practice Satanism, who are absolutely not Illuminati of any sort.

Satan is devious and he takes many forms, and in his disguised forms most of the population, the evil Illuminati included worship him on a daily basis.

In fact it is only the good Illuminati and those totally pure of heart that partake in absolutely no worship of Satan in their lives.

Satan is not to be feared, as was described in the previous post on the New World Order, he controls mainly through fear, and is rendered completely powerless by Truth.
As stated previously, among the Illuminati are both good and evil individuals and organisations. So Is the New World Order a real thing?

The good Illuminati want to help the rest of humanity advance.

The evil Illuminati want to suppress and exploit humanity to serve their egotistical purposes.

There has been an ongoing struggle between the good Illuminati and the evil Illuminati since before known history began.

The present day is no exception.

The New World Order, is a dramatised term for what has been always been in existence: greedy, egotistical forces who wish to gain power over others so that they can become like Gods.

Of course, this never works, because this is not the real path toward becoming a god.

They have had temporary success in the past, they are having temporary success now, but ultimately their victories are short-lived despite all the damage and suffering they afflict.

One needs not fear these forces because they are left powerless by the very thing they lack that enslaves them in their fallen state, which is Truth.

One who lives in truth can see clearly how weak and pitiful these forces really are.

They control through fear and lies, but as soon as those who they manipulate realise that they are an illusion like the Wizard of Oz, they are easily evicted from their throne and no remnant of their previous power remains.

So finally, secrets……There is an infinite amount of knowledge that is unknown to the ordinary person.

There is an infinite amount of knowledge that is unknown even to the most advanced Illuminate.

In the gap between the two are many secrets and truths which the ordinary person is not yet ready, not yet willing and not yet capable of grasping. These secrets regard things such as:

  • The purpose of life
  • The causes behind “luck”
  • What happens to you after death
  • The evolution of human beings
  • Pre-history
  • Aliens, ghosts and otherworldly entities
  • Magic
  • The human body
  • God
  • Revisions of known history
  • Mathematics
  • Extraordinary abilities
  • Nature
  • Dreams
  • and many more…

Many of these secrets have been conveyed through religious texts, mythology, art, literature, science (some currently accepted, some currently rejected), music, movies, and architecture.

Much of the time the ordinary person is looking directly at a secret truth and dismisses it saying “oh that’s just a movie,” “oh that’s just a story.”

To those who are ready for the next step in their illumination, they drop that disbelief for a moment and begin to think, “what if there is more to this than just a story?”

Such a person is not far away from receiving incredible gifts.

For the person who is ready, all shall be revealed.

For the rest, as a Great Master once said:

Though seeing, they do not see;
 Though hearing, they do not hear or understand.

Twig, 2015