History Of The The Illuminati History Essay
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"Man is a god in the making. And as the mystic myths of Egypt, on the potter's wheel, he is being molded. When his light shines out to lift and preserve all things, he receives the triple crown of godhood." (Hall, 1996, p. 92)
Nowadays there are a lot of speculations about the Illuminati society. The recent history showed us no other secret society except masons that originated so many rumors, guesswork, fantasies, legends and misinterpretations. People start to believe that they are manipulated or even herded like sheep by some secret society, elite of the world. In order to understand how the matrix of lies was created it is necessary to view the history of the Western civilization.
At the very dawn of its development, people start farming and digging channels along the banks of the Euphrates River. They also battled with each other for supremacy and as a result of these confrontations a tyrant was born who became the creator of the system of control and manipulation of vast amount of people. He also elaborated the system of mind control. The name of this man was Hamurabi. He had not the opportunity to be everywhere in one moment as he desperately wanted. So his idea was to create a book that would combine propaganda and folk wisdom. So he created "the the idea of an omniscient, omnipresent being that could see all and know all" (Fulford, 2010). Hamurabi had referred himself to as Abraham in this book and later a symbol that denoted the god was created: the all Seeing Eye on the top of a pyramid. So there already existed a man on the throne who controlled the people and made miracles and wonders for them to awe and honor him, while the Mesopotamian people were developing the idea of the almighty god. On behalf of this king and god in one embodiment a special group of people was created: it was a sect of slave drivers whose goal was to control people. This took place 5771 years ago and was the establishment of the Freemasons society. Later the tribe of the king invaded and conquered Egypt and Masons took the Egyptian slave drive under their control.
That was the beginning of the so-called society separation, when two groups of people: a ruling elite and uneducated masses started to drift apart from each other and every epoch they became further and further from each other. This elite group of Freemasons controlled many spheres of people's life: grain or money supplies, information, knowledge, and finally they obtained the control over people's life and death. It was a dangerous thing to learn about that society. A person was either included into it or killed. Jesus Christ was the one who rebelled against that group of people. He taught people that they were born free, equal and told that their human debt was to help the weakest members of human society, manifesting love and mercy. His ideas became so popular that originated one of the world's religions.
Still becoming stronger with every year, the masons were not afraid. During the times of the Roman Empire they offered their services to rulers and kings. It was they who persuaded the Roman Emperor Constantine to compile a book that would help him to control people and gather them around him like herds of sheep around the Sheppard. That was the origin of the Roman Catholic Church.
People's suspicions or even awareness of the fact that they are subconsciously controlled by some secret society is known as fighting the devil. Martin Luther tried to rebel against the system of thought control created in Roman Empire. That was his rebellion against the Catholic mono-culture. People who sought for freedom and wanted to live in their own way found their liberty in the New World. As a result the state appeared that has no equivalents in nowadays world.
However the introduction of religion and the idea of the almighty god were not enough. The secret group of Freemasons also evolved sophisticated ways with the help of which they could control people. Khazars were those who used a branch of the original Hamurabi teaching of mind control. They created a large and powerful kingdom in Central Asia. However being defeated by Mongol and Rus empires they lost their powerful influence and their knowledge and treasure were spread across Europe and China. Those survivors who appeared in China had to go to Japan in order to avoid the Mongol Kublai Khan who conquered China. Those who chose Europe were luckier. Powerful European kings and members of the royal families got in their hands the power of the "secret Masonic people-herding technology" (Fulford, 2010). So as a result Masons became the ruling family in Europe in the course of time. They were known as Rothschilds and they are said to continue their secret rule in Europe up to nowadays. It is their service that Europe has become one of the most developed parts of the world. One of the secrets of their successful existence was to arrange the life of people that way that they were involved into conflicts and wars when it was necessary. The Rothschilds are also said to be at the source of the American civilization as it is supposed that they gave money to perform the American Revolution. That is why Freemasonry is considered to be central in American history. When in 1913 the secret group of Freemasons got control over the US Federal Reserve Board they began preparations for war. They also triggered the World War I and subdued their long-term enemy Russian Imperia by creating the Soviet Union. They also originated World War II for several reasons: to reduce the population of the world, to gain incredible profits and to make the Jews leave Europe. Adolf Hitler is named by some people the Baron Rothschild. In order to fix their power all over the world the Freemasons originated the United Nations Organization. However Russia and China are still beyond their control.
In the USA another family is said to have power over people: the Rockefellers. They are supposed to initiate a long-term program aimed to complete the enslavement of the Americans. Therefore they permanently control mass media, text-book publishing houses. Their final goal is to distort education. The broadcast of the War of the World in 1938 show the Freemasons the ability of the American people to believe everything shown on the television. What they learned is that if people believed the space invasion they would believe everything told. So the era of the brainwashing started. Some people who understood that and tried to liberate the Americans were gotten out of the way, in other words assassinated (J. F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and many others).
There are actually thirteen families - the members of the Illuminati society that are said to have control over the whole world. Nobody knows who these families actually are, as only several representatives of each family are known and not much can be said about them. But F. Springmeier names the members of the Secret Government oÐ° the world: Astor, Bundy, Collins, DuPont, Freeman, Kennedy, Li (Chinese), Onassis, Rockefeller, Rothschild, Russell, van Duyn, Merovingian (European Royal Families) (Springmeier, 1998, p.65).
Nowadays Illuminati are said to be under threat as their number is not that vast and a lot of people all over the world start to gain intellectual and economic power. The rise of India and China is also a big threat. The 10,000 Illuminati are now outnumbered by the amount of people they want to control approximately in the proportion 1 to 700,000 people. Therefore they feel vulnerable and scared. To deal with the situation that takes place, David Rockefeller and some other people that are considered to be Illuminati members are planning to slaughter billions of people and then to take control over the rest. People are not going to be just killed, but Illuminati are trying to start the artificial Armageddon, the war on terror. In order to put their plan into practice the Japanese people were forced to work more for lower payment. The Japanese government also handed David Rockefeller control over the banking system of the country. However nevertheless they got the money from Japan, the world control seems to be not so successful as earlier. The war with Iraq turned out to be a terrible disaster, besides the terroristic acts of September 11 are considered to be the inside job. Actually the control of David Rockefeller is now limited to the North America and England.
The secret society of Illuminati was called in many different ways through the history of mankind. The word "illuminati" has the following meaning: 1. People claiming to be unusually enlightened with regard to a subject. 2. Any of various groups claiming special religious enlightenment (Latin "illuminati", from pl. of illuminates - to light up) (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2004, p. 684).
The official founder of the Illuminati society is considered to be Adam Weishaupt (Penre W., 1998). "The movement was made up of freethinkers, as an offshoot of the Enlightenment" (Goeringer, 2010). Adam Weishaupt was a Jew, became a catholic priest and ended created a new secret society of Illuminati which was not actually new: "Let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name and another occupation." (Robison, 2001, p. 195). During the lifetime of Weishaupt the Illuminati organization became more or less public. Still, some historians consider him to be the puppet in the Freemasons' hands. The Freemasons started the new branch that included the 33 degrees of initiation. Nowadays this organization includes the most powerful and influential people of the world: politicians, religious leaders, presidents, businessmen and many other modest but very authoritative people. They are the heads of the Freemasonry all over the world. Illuminati grades are much higher that these 33 degrees of initiation. Even those who have passed them still know nothing about the Illuminati degrees. Adam Weshaupt had huge plans: he wanted to establish the new order in the world and concentrate power in his hands. It was written in the book called "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". Weishaupt is believed to have been killed by the Freemasons. But the name of Illuminati suggested by him was adapted to the society that was known during the previous centuries as Freemasons. "European aristocrats transferred their lighted candles from Christian altars to Masonic lodges. The flame of occult alchemists, which had promised to turn dross into gold, reappeared at the center of new "circles" seeking to recreate a golden age: Bavarian Illuminists conspiring against the Jesuits, French Philadelphians against Napoleon, Italian charcoal burners against the Hapsburgs." (Billington, 1999, p. 6).
As far as the history of the world can suggest, the groups of illuminati were the most advanced thinkers of their time period, as they reflected humanism philosophy that was already emerging at the time. They opposed their activity to the power of the state and the church. Being a secret society this organization was illegal. During the early years of its existence had approximately 10 branches all over Europe and around 200 members who were intellectuals. The historical sources that are very scarce tell that the secret society of Illuminati fell apart by the year 1795. Actually the official facts are not very detailed in this respect. That is why the absence of official registered facts gave way to various thoughts, speculations on this topic. As a result the conspiracy theory appeared. The protagonists of the conspiracy theory strongly believe that the secret society of Illuminati exists even nowadays and influences all the governments of the whole world in an extraordinary way. One of the proofs of that fact is the eye of providence on the pyramid that is depicted on a US dollar bill. Some people believe that the founding fathers of the American civilization such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were also Illuminati, and that the group of its members continues to control the world. It is also considered that Illuminati totally control the world and participate in every sphere of a human's life. Some theorists also believe that some presidents, members of the royal families and several other important people are the Illuminati members.
Modern philosophers, scientists and writers pay a lot of attention to the problem of Illuminati existence and their possible influence on the world history development. Thus, R. Hieronymus delves into the spiritual history of the American people and tells the spiritual leanings of the founding fathers that are discussed very rarely. He suggests that some occult, mystic and esoteric factors played an important part in formation of the American civilization. He states that there were some secret societies that were plotting the creation of new experimental society that was "an opportunity to make a Religion out of the sacredness of the individual" (Hieronymus, 1989, p. 63). Another modern researcher of the problem of the existence of Illuminati and other secret societies Sylvia Brown also pays a lot of attention to history of the world. She comes to the following conclusion: "If there's one truth concerning secret societies, it's that there is no absolute truth because they differ in what they wish to accomplish. Whether they're political, religious or mystical, fraternal, or criminal, they all seem to feel the need to keep certain information from the general public - perhaps out of fear, for protection, or for some cause or agenda that they're dedicated to - which they believe is for the betterment of humankind" (Brown, 2007, p. 135). However she does not insist on her point of view. What is good about her researches reflected in the work "Secret Societies And How They Affect Our Lives Today" is that she present facts only and then let the reader decide for himself: whether these facts are convincing for him or not. Besides, Sylvia Brown mentions a lot of sources she used to make her conclusions and any reader who got interested in the discussed topic may plunge into his or her own investigations.
On the other hand the interest to this secret society did not appear out of nowhere. The Illuminati popularity was greatly influenced by the novel "Angels and Demons" written by an American writer Dan Brown. He made the Illuminati society one of the central ideas of his book and suggested that the most outstanding people throughout the whole history of the mankind were the secret Illuminati members. Dan Brown gives way to his imagination and depicts a constant war or even battle between the Illuminati society and the Roman Catholic Church. What is specific about this confrontation is that it is not only a conflict between Christianity and atheism, but also between religion and science. The ideas presented by Dan Brown come together into one: the secret society of Illuminati still exists and continue its warfare with the Vatican. From his point of view, Illuminati are nowadays a very influential political organization that composes the majority of the world's scientific community.
Non-fiction works also come to an idea that the Illuminati society still exists today. Some people believe that this organization made a great contribution to the establishing of the New World Order, and besides influences all the major events that took place in the XX century. The assured fact is that there appeared several societies and organizations that claimed themselves to be Illuminati. However there are no justifications that these societies are not mere imitators of the great society of the past. Among these so-called successors are: the Grand Lodge Rockefeller in the USA, the Spanish Orden Illuminati and the German Ordo Illuminatorum. There are various perspectives as to the benefits of the existence of the Illuminati Orden in the modern world. Some beliefs carry the idea that Illuminati's aim is to destroy the world; others claim that the goal of Illuminati is to rule the world and to control everything. Some people fear them, other try to find out as much as possible about them. But no matter how interested people tend to be about Illuminati, if the secret society exists, it is not apparently going to reveal its secrets that easy and willingly.
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