The questions that remain unanswered are how and where do you join the Illuminati? What are the qualifications? Is the Illuminati a cult? Does it really make people rich and famous? Illuminati is a conspiracy theory today because not much is known about it today. The Illuminati was founded on May 1, 1776, as the Order of the Illuminati, or the Bavarian Illuminati. Originally, the group began with five people and these people didn’t agree that the church chose God/religion over science and philosophy. The whole reason why they ended up creating this secret society was to “free themselves from the church’s restriction of the government”. Today’s Illuminati allegedly exists with goals of fame, money, and power.
The goal of the Illuminati during the 18th century was to take over the world and rule the world with their own beliefs and customs. leading people to happiness and and a more meaningful life was the main purpose of the Illuminati. However, that wasn’t the real meaning behind the Illuminati. The alleged meaning of the Illuminati was to “overthrow the government and political power to change the world” (A Brief History of the Illuminati. (n.d.). Retrieved April 16, 2018, from). An article published by Victory M revealed the birthplace of the Illuminati. Victory interviewed Sister Anna, a worker at the church’s bookshop and a firsthand witness at where the Illuminati took place. She recalls seeing and speaking to a lot of people there, and she believed they held secret meetings in the Bavarian city.
John Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati in 1776 and Baron Frederic Knigee introduced the idea of Freemasonry from 1780-1783. Between those years, the Illuminati grew to about 3,000 members. This secret society consisted of 13 of the most richest and powerful people in the world and their ultimate goal was to dominate the world and take over. Most people believe that members of the Illuminati wanted to dominate the world because most of the members own all the big businesses and the most important governments in the world.
In a 1960 book called “Principia Discordia” by David Bramwell, Robert Anton Wilson immortalizes the theory, different perspectives of the theory, and the spread of misinformation through all portals that keep this conspiracy theory alive. Today, the Illuminati is associated with people who are respected and who have major impacts with sports, music, and the entertainment industry. Some celebrities allegedly associated with the Illuminati are Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Lil Uzi Vert, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Tyler The Creator, Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith Whitney Houston, Justin Bieber, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Diddy, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kesha, The Kardashians-Jenner clan, Marilyn Monroe and many more. Some political figures associated with the Illuminati are Former President Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Princess Diana, Harry S Truman, and many more. Lastly, some athletes associated with the Illuminati are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Lebron James, and many more.
According to complex.com, today’s interest in the Illuminati has lasted because “some believe the group continued long after Theodor’s ban on secret societies” (Hahn, Jason Duaine. “So, What Exactly Is the Illuminati Conspiracy?Then Why Do We Still Hear so Much about Them Today?” Complex, Complex, 21 Sept. 2017,). It is predicted that the Illuminati would control the heads in entertainment, politics, industry, and media. The objectives of the Illuminati today is more about materialism and going against religion/God.
Public figures portray these behaviors through symbols and lyrics through their music, videos, and public appearances. When it comes to the music industry, Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z are the main ones usually seen as “lords of the New World Order” (“Who Are the Illuminati and What Do They Control?” The Week UK,). Beyonce’ is one of the most talented and richest people in the entertainment industry. People often associate Beyonce’s alter ego Sasha Fierce with being demonic and satanic. Moreover, she often incorporates symbols people associate with the Illuminati in her videos, merchandise, and performances.
There are a lot of symbols people associate with the Illuminati. Some symbols associated with Illuminati are The Louvre in Paris. The Louvre in Paris is carved into a pyramid and the pyramid is associated with freemason/Illuminati. The Pyramid on dollar bills are allegedly associated with the Illuminati. The one eye is also associated with the Illuminati and is often associated with the devils eye. On illuminatiofficial.org, people can learn more about Illuminati Symbols such as the eye, pyramid, 666, and many more. According to this website, these symbols help their members find constant guidance to a more prosperous life. The artists in the music industry have a way of influencing society with their way of words and arts. The music world is allegedly associated with a secret society which in fact, artists use their music and lyrics to promote their message. These symbols sometimes have subliminal messages which people believe have something to do with the devil and the Illuminati.
Of course there are some people who think the Illuminati is a hoax and a scam. Mack Lamoureux is a victim of this “hoax”/”scam”. Mack Lamoureux is a recent potential member of the Illuminati. According to Mack Lamoureux, Johnson Larry sent sent him a twitter message asking if wanted to join the Illuminati for $100,000. As their conversation went on, he learned that Mr. Larry was the “Grand Master” of the Illuminati. That is, It was Mr. Larry’s job to recruit people into the Illuminati, and that he had been in the group for 19 years or so. After days of talking, Mr. Larry decided not to recruit him. Lamoureux believe this was a scam and not the real Illuminati because the way their conversation went, it felt like Mr. Larry was trying to scam him.
The future of the Illuminati is often referred to as the New World Order. The New World Order is often referred to as the period in history where the most powerful people in the Illuminati take over the world and govern it with their own set of laws and beliefs. Only the biggest names in the world can partake in this alliance in efforts to take over the world.
Their alliance, they believe, will unite influencers of all backgrounds to further the prosperity of mankind as a whole. The world is allegedly supposed to end when this alliance happen because the rest of the people in the world aren’t going to agree with their set of laws and beliefs. And when the majority of a group doesn’t agree on something, there’s always chaos.
The Illuminati has come a very long way since it started in the 1776 Bavaria. Today’s interest of the Illuminati compared to the 18th century aren’t the same. People in the 18th century wanted to join the Illuminati because they wanted to go against the church’s power. Moreover, they wanted to explore science and philosophy. During that time, believing in science over religion was a taboo. If anyone ever found out you believed in science over God/religion, you would be killed or imprisoned. Even though science is a very important aspect of this secret society, today’s interest in the Illuminati is more about materialistic things and fame. Only the rich and famous are said to be in this secret society. These people have power and control over others. Power, money, and control is all the Illuminati is about.
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