Among the Masonic organizations the Illuminati occupy a top position. The fact that right after it had been created it was declared to be outside the law projected into the public mind that they are a group of plotters ready to enslave the world to satisfy their thirst of power.
The Masonic organization of Illuminati appeared on the 1st of May 1776 at Ingolstadt in Superior Bavaria. It’s initial name was The Bavarian Illuminati. At its secret structure lies university teacher of canonical law named Adam Weishaupt who, apparently got his inspiration from the freemasonry model. The Latin word Illuminati is directly linked with the Illuminated Age of which Bavaria was no stranger.
In 1784 the Bavarian authorities forbid any secret organizations amongst which were the Illuminati. The restriction order was not directly aimed at the Illuminati, they were just collateral damage in the war that absolutist regimes had against revolutionary movements. Yet, the posterity remembered the official propaganda that advertised the danger the Illuminati (not only) possess and that they were plotting against the social order which is now known as New World Order.
Forbidding the organization to exist proved to be efficient on short-term because many social, political and cultural personalities joined the order. Actually, members of the Masonic cult started to worry because many of their people decided to join the Illuminati, increasing their prestige and power. It appears that Goethe and Herder were members of the Illuminati. Feared and forbidden to exist in 1785, the Illuminati found refuge in the United States where it saw a new beginning.
Today, the order is present everywhere around the world and won the sympathies of passionate researchers of conspiracies. Even so, nobody was able to draw a concrete line between legend and truth when it comes to the secret organization called Illuminate, which has a lot of copies all around the world.
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