Myth has expanded since the real-life secret society formed in 18th-century Bavaria
The existence of a secret society known as the Illuminati remains one of the most enduring conspiracy theories of modern times.
The Illuminati was founded by Bavarian Refugees, who were expelled from their homeland in the mid-18th century due to their beliefs. They sought to create a new world order based on equality, liberty and fraternity. The members of the Illuminati believed that they could achieve this through revolutionary means.
The Illuminati were influential in many areas throughout history including politics, science, culture and art. They have been said to have influenced revolutions including those in France and America as well as events such as World War I & II.
Membership in this secret society was very secretive; only members knew about each others membership and even then it was not easy for someone who did not know about the existence of this society to find out about it.
The Illuminati would meet at various places around Europe but it was only through word of mouth or gossip that anyone outside this group knew about these meetings. Most people did not even know what the word “Illuminati” meant and so they thought this group was just another bunch of drugs.
How did the Illuminati start?
Who are the Illuminati?
The Order of the Illuminati was a secret group founded in Bavaria in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, who believed “the monarchy and the church were repressing freedom of thought”, said National Geographic. Weishaupt “decided to find another form of ‘illumination’, a set of ideas and practices that could be applied to radically change the way European states were run”, said the magazine. He based his society on the Freemasons, with a hierarchy and mysterious rituals, and named it the Order of Illuminati to reflect the enlightened ideals of its educated members.
Weishaupt believed that only an elite few would be able to see through their secrets. The Illuminati were mostly men—they met secretly in Masonic lodges or other private spaces—but they also included women who did not identify as being part of any secret societies. Some women even joined because they wanted to participate in something that would help them break free from traditional gender roles.
The Illuminati, also called the Bavarian Illuminati, is an organization that was founded in 1776 by a handful of men in Bavaria. The group grew from a handful to a few thousand men, including some influential members with the most famous thought to have been the German thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – although this is disputed by some.
However, it didn’t last long after Karl Theodor, Duke of Bavaria outlawed secret groups as punishment for death in the late 1780s.
Most of the group’s secrets were disclosed or published, and if you believe most historians, the Illuminati disappeared. Yet from the moment that real-life group disbanded “the myth expanded”, said Vox.
How did the myth develop?
Discordianism – the belief system that gave rise to the Discordian movement – is largely responsible for the group’s modern incarnation, says David Bramwell, author of a new book on the subject.
Discordianism was first developed by a man named Kerry Thornley (or “Principia Discordia”), who published a book called Principia Discordia in 1961. It extolled an alternative belief system – Discordianism – which preached a form of anarchism and gave birth to the Discordian movement, which ultimately wished to cause civil disobedience through practical jokes and hoaxes.
“The 1960s ‘era of counterculture mania’, LSD, Eastern philosophy, and so on are largely responsible for this group’s modern incarnation,” said BBC Future.
In the 1970s, a new ideology began to take hold in the United States: chaos magic. The idea was that by disseminating misinformation through all portals – through counter-culture and mainstream media – followers could bring chaos back into society.
One of the main proponents of this new ideology was a writer called Robert Anton Wilson who wanted to bring chaos back into society by “disseminating misinformation through all portals – through counter-culture, through the mainstream media”, said Bramwell. Followers did this by sending fake letters to magazines, attributing cover-ups and conspiracy theories, such as the JFK assassination, to a secret elite organization called the Illuminati.
It’s important to note that these theories were not true. It was all just an elaborate game played by followers who wanted to keep people guessing about what was going on behind closed doors.
In the late 1600s, George Washington wrote a letter addressing the Illuminati threat. In it, he wrote:
The Illuminati is a secret society that has been around since 1776. They were founded on the idea of equality and freedom for all people. They believe that everyone should be treated equally, no matter what race or gender they are. They also believe that everyone should have access to education. This makes them very different from other secret societies because they want everyone to be able to learn more about their beliefs and ideas instead of just having them pass down through family lines like most other secret societies do today!
The Illuminati scare started in 1798 when one of the members died in a suspicious way while trying to prove that they were not involved with any secret societies at all! It scared many people away from joining any groups ever again! It wasn’t until many years later when another member died mysteriously after being poisoned by another member who also had joined several different secret societies over time!
Many people thought this was proof that there was an organization called The Illuminati but it turned out it wasn’t true at all! There are still many organizations out there today that use similar names such as The Illuminati, shield, RAW , etc.
What is the New World Order?
The Illuminati has become a popular conspiracy theory in the past few decades, with dozens of authors and bloggers offering their own take on how the group operates. Some believe that it is merely a clever marketing ploy; others believe that it is a real organization that is working to bring about world government and rule over humanity.
The idea of a powerful modern Illuminati conspiring to rule the world remained a niche belief upheld by a handful of enthusiasts until the 1990s. The internet changed all that, giving conspiracy theorists a global platform to expound their beliefs and present their evidence to a massive audience.
Theories about how the New World Order operates range from relatively straightforward ideas to the outright bizarre.
The group has been linked “to everything from the French Revolution to the assassination of JFK” and served as “inspiration for Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco”, said History.com.
Public events are often analyzed for “evidence” of Illuminati influence.
The symbols most associated with the Illuminati include pentagrams, goats, the all-seeing eye in a triangle – such as the one that appears on US banknotes – and the number 666. This has led to claims that some of the American Founding Fathers were members, with Thomas Jefferson accused in the aftermath of the War of Independence.
US President Joe Biden fanned the flames of the conspiracy in March this year when he referred to a coming “new world order” in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. The Independent reported that it was clear “he was referring to the shifting sands of geopolitical relations”. However, this didn’t stop Twitter from lighting up with outlandish ideas.
One person suggested that it was all a hoax and there was no truth behind it at all; another said they were going to start buying gold coins and hide them around their house or apartment; while another said they needed to join a secret society now before it’s too late; and yet another suggested that we should all just ignore what Biden said because it’s not true anyway!
Who is supposedly a member?
There are many many members involved in this group and they became more rich and rich.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are frequently depicted as lords of the New World Order. Both have denied the claims. In fact, Beyoncé has said that her immense fame and popularity have long made her a favorite target for conspiracy theorists. Illuminati “experts” seized upon her half-time performance at the 2013 Super Bowl as an example of her “devil-worshipping” choreography, even accusing her on-stage alter ego Sasha Fierce of being a “demonic entity”.
Beyoncé has always been vocal about her political beliefs, but she has also portrayed herself in other ways. Her latest music video for “Formation” is a tribute to Black Panthers who have been fighting for equality since the 1960s. Several people have criticized the video for being anti-police brutality, but it seems like Beyoncé is trying to show people that not all police officers are bad people. She is also trying to show that black people can be peaceful without being violent towards others or committing crimes themselves.
Jay Z has also been accused of hiding secret symbols such as goat imagery and devil horns in his music videos. The logo for his music label, Roc-A-Fella Records, is a pyramid – one of the most well-known Illuminati logos.
Some musicians seem to enjoy deliberately playing with symbols connected to secret societies. For instance, Rihanna frequently incorporated Illuminati images into her music videos, and even joked about the theories in the video for S&M, which featured a fake newspaper with a headline declaring her “Princess of the Illuminati”.
So why would musicians do this? Some people say it’s because they want to make money off their fans’ interest in “secret societies” while others say they are trying to get attention by tapping into public paranoia about the occult.
The Illuminati is the name for a group of people who believe in a world-wide conspiracy to control everything from politics to religion. According to this theory, members of the Illuminati are wealthy leaders and celebrities, who work together to achieve their goals.
One such member was David Rockefeller, who was rumored to be a member due to his wealth and influence. He was also known for having business ties with the Rothschild family through Chase Manhattan Bank.
Another well-known member is Henry Kissinger, who has been called one of America’s most influential politicians ever since he served as National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon. He has been accused of being involved in numerous political assassinations and cover-ups over the years.
Jacob Rothschild is also rumored to be a member of the Illuminati because of his financial power as well as his connections with other members like George Soros and George HW Bush Jr.. Many people believe that both men were part of an elite group that planned 9/11 along with Osama bin Laden himself!
Queen Elizabeth II has also been rumored to be an Illuminati member because she controls Britain’s military forces with her husband Prince Philip who serves as head of Britain’s Royal Air Force!
Katy Perry once told Rolling Stone the theory was the preserve of “weird people on the internet” but admitted she was flattered to be named among the supposed members: “I guess you’ve kind of made it when they think you’re in the Illuminati!”
The singer is certainly no stranger to self-mockery, and while she may not be a member of the mysterious society herself, her fans are certainly familiar with her penchant for secrecy and cultish behavior.
And if Katy Perry is getting into the occult, who else is involved? Who could be making these claims?