15 Facts About Illuminati


Illuminati is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious.

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In subsequent use, "Illuminati" has been used when referring to various organisations which are alleged to be a continuation of the original Bavarian Illuminati .

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Central to some of the more widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati are depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power.

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Illuminati was the only non-clerical professor at an institution run by Jesuits, whose order Pope Clement XIV had dissolved in 1773.

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Illuminati had the contacts within and outside of Freemasonry that they needed and he had the skill as a ritualist to build their projected gradal structure, where they had ground to a halt at Illuminatus Minor, with only the Minerval grade below and the merest sketches of higher grades.

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Illuminati was only freed from prison with the help of the Grand Master of Royal York and was expelled from Prussia having accomplished nothing.

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Illuminati targeted the masters and wardens, the men who ran the lodges, and were often able to place the entire lodge at the disposal of the Illuminati.

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Illuminati proposed a new federation where all of the German lodges would practise an agreed, unified system in the essential three degrees of Freemasonry and be left to their own devices as to which, if any, system of higher degrees they wished to pursue.

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Three Illuminati now sat on the committee charged with writing the new masonic statutes.

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Illuminati did not believe the order's humanitarian and rationalist aims were achievable by secret means.

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Illuminati further believed that a society's drive for members would ultimately submerge its founding ideals.

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Illuminati found its aims chimeric and thought that the use of Jesuit methods to achieve their aims was dangerous.

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Illuminati remained in the order, but took no part in recruitment.

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The consensus among many of the Illuminati was that the ritual was florid and ill-conceived, and the regalia puerile and expensive.

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The Illuminati were blamed for several anti-religious publications then appearing in Bavaria.

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