Architects of Deception Part VIII
THE GLOBAL POWER OF FREEMASONRY
The freemasons call themselves brothers and a freemason brother's duty is always to aid another brother come what may.
Elie Wiesel wrote in his book "Legends of Our Time" as follows: "Some events take place but are not true. Other events are true but never occur." That was his Talmudic wisdom, which corresponds to the situation that exists in today's world, where the freemasons have an enormous influence.
"So you see, dear Coningsby, that the world is governed by very different personages to what is imagined by those who are not them- selves behind the scenes," said Sidonia in Benjamin Disraeli's novel, "Coningsby" (London, 1844, p. 233).
Disraeli admitted in the same novel that Rothschild financed the revolutions in France the year 1789, 1830, and 1848. Therefore it is understandable that Marx never criticized Rothschild.
At the Soviet Communist Party Congress in 1979 Professor Valeri Yemelyanov stated that "the Jewish freemasons pyramid controls 80 per cent of the economy of the capitalist countries and 90-95 per cent of the information media".
In 1781, the Jewish masonic leader Johann Georg (Ivan) Schwartz at a Masonic Congress in Frankfurt, where he represented the Russian freemasonry. There it was decided that Russian freemasonry should be headed by just Schwartz, who actually came from Transylvania. At the convention organized by Adam Weishaupt at Wilhelmsbad Castle in Hanau in 1782, Russia became the eighth province of freemasonry. It was agreed to annihilate the monarchy in France (Alexander Selyaninov, "The Secret Power of Freemasonry", Moscow, 1999, p, 126). Schwartz later become professor at the University of Moscow, all arranged by the masonic brothers. After Schwartz's demise in 1784, his position was taken over by Baron von Schroder.
In 1875 at the Masonic Congress in Paris, the illuministic practise of sacrificing blood by means of murder committed by freemasons was unanimously sanctioned. It was to become one of the main secrets of freemasonry (Nicolas Deschamps, "Les societes secretes", Paris, 1881). Furthermore, if a freemason lost his life, he should immediately be avenged.
Freemasonry and Politics
As early as 1709, the London periodical The Tatler issued a warning about the freemasons, "who are involved in dangerous political acti- vities". The freemason Gonnoud stated at the banquet of the convent of the Grand Lodge of France on 18 September 1886: "We have been accused of concerning ourselves too much with politics, but what else should we be concerned with? We freemasons do nothing but involve ourselves in politics... By all means do we formally declare that we neither deal with religion nor politics. Is that then hypocrisy? We were on the contrary forced to keep secret, that which was our only concern." (Bulletin du Grand Orient de France, 1886, p. 545; Paris Magonnique, 1896, P. V - VI)
At a lodge meeting in 1893 another masonic brother declared: "Freemasonry is a power organization, which submits its members to rules of discipline that are necessary." (Alexander Selyaninov, "The Secrets Power of Freemasonry", Moscow, 1999, s. 48.) The freemason Sicard de Plauzoles admitted that there was a war against the enemies of freemasonry and the Republic ("Convente de Grand Orient de France", Paris, 1913, p. 393).
Thus freemasonry is engaged in an utterly dangerous war against the world to accomplish radical political and magic changes, that will benefit its own perverted interests.
"The main part of our work takes place within the upper grades. There we weald politics and make world history... and to what purpose all the ceremonies? They serve to mislead our enemies!" (Freimaurer-Zeitung, Leipzig, 1875, year 28, p. 150)
"Either we shape and lead public opinion or we completely lack any reason for existing." (Rivista Massonica, 1889, p. 19)
"The French Revolution of 1789 was masonic because all prominent men of that period were freemasons. Thereafter freemasonry likewise conducted the revolutions of 1830 and 1848. All the Italian convulsions from 1822 up to the last glorious events, to whom should they be attributed if not the Order... If so it is written in several masonic statutes, that freemasons are peaceful and must hold the laws sacred, it only serves to lull the tyrants suspicions." (Freimaurer-Zeitung, Leipzig, 24 December 1864)
Claudio Jannet, who was a professor at the University of Paris, stated in his book "La franc-maconnerie" (Paris, 1873): "The masonic lodges are nothing but resources in a revolutionary army... Under their influence are several popular organizations, movements and societies with various names - all these are but various forms of freemasonry."
One of these organizations later became the Internationale. The French historian Edouard Fribourg, who was one of the founders of the Internationale, admitted in his book "Association Internationale des Travailleurs" (Paris, 1871) that the organization always stood for the interest of the freemasonry and not the workers. He stressed the fact that the Internationale everywhere was supported by free- masonry (William T. Still, "New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies", Lafayette, Louisiana 1990, p. 137).
Freemasons were elected to the Supreme Council (Alexander Selyaninov, "The Secret Power of Freemasonry", Moscow, 1999, p. 50). Many workers have led a bloody struggle for freemasonry with- out even suspecting that certain privileged gentlemen were behind their excitement and their aim with ringing but empty slogans of solidarity. At the same time the freemasons agitate all workers against God.
The Russian professors of psychiatry, Sikorsky, Rybakov and Kova- levsky, in 1906 had established that the revolutionaries usually were mentally ill people, with a great urge to destroy everything (Grigori Klimov, "The Red Cabbala", Krasnodar, 1996, p. 35). Thus the revo- lutionary freemasons as well as the communist leaders and the radical socialists were totally unbalanced people. They are simply psychopaths.
According to a study by the father of modern criminology and Pro- fessor of Psychiatry, Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909, himself of Jewish descent), at the University of Turin, there are among the Jews four to six times as many mentally ill as among other etnic groups, and in Germany the rate is eight times that of other Germans (Grigori Klimov, "The Protocols of the Soviet Elders", Krasnodar, 1995, p. 39).
It is therefore understandable that Jewish extremists are over represented among various sorts of "revolutionary leaders" and Maso- nic grand masters.
The Grand Orient magazine l'Acacia stated in 1910: "Freemasons must walk hand in hand with the proletariat. On the side of the free- masons are the intellectual powers and the creative forces, whereas on the side of the workers supremacy and the destructive forces. By uniting them the socialist revolution will be feasible."
At the international Masonic Conference in Brussels in 1910, it was proclaimed: "From the day that an alliance between the proletariat and freemasonry under our leadership is secured, we will constitute an invincible army."
In the struggle against the spiritual development of man free- masonry joined forces with socialism, communism, and international capitalism.
The freemason Konrad von Hagern stated: "I am totally convinced that there will be a time, and it must come, when atheism is the universal human principle." (Freimaurer Zeitung, 15 December 1866)
In this war against mankind, which is a slow process, the free- masons are free to break any law at will. A masonic prosecutor may not prosecute a masonic brother, a freemason civil servant may not expose the fraud of a masonic brother. The French judges that are also freemasons are more loyal to the masonic Order than to the laws of France. Masonic politicians are more likely to serve their brothers than their country. Masonic bank directors put their "brothers" first and together with other masonic bankers they block loans and even drive desired non-freemasons into bankruptcy. Likewise a freemason policeman will help a masonic criminal.
This practice of helping each other first is frequent within the central administration of the European Union, where several high officials are freemasons (Brian Freemantle, "The Octopus", London, 1995). The Grand Orient freemasons within the EU Commission and the EU Parliament have above all co-operated with mafia groups. This has been confirmed by EU parliamentarians such as Leoluca Orlando, John Tomlinson, Terry Wynn and Peter Price.
Totally criminal French and Italian masonic lodges have great influence over the EU Commission in Brussels and the EU Parliament in Strasbourg. This was admitted by the spokesman of the Grand Lodge of Great Britain, John Hamill. The Belgian Grand Orient is also criminally involved. Its masonic brothers are in the upper echelons of the EU Commission, where they are able to influence decisions made by this non-elected executive body. The Grand Lodge of France has very influential members in both the Commission and the Parliament. The Grand Orient of France in fact is considered the most active and most powerful in all of Europe. Within the central EU institutions the freemasons wreak havoc without any hindrance. They are according to John Hamill all socialists and have connection to the Mafia. All proposals of registering all freemasons within the EU parliament have been stopped (ibid).
According to the Lithuanian-American journalist Valdas Ane- lauskas, the CIA financed even in the 1960s those European organi- zations working to create a United States of Europe. The intelligence organization CIA is controlled by the American Freemasonry.
The prominent French historian Bernard Fa? after careful studies reached the conclusion that secret societies of freemasons had planned the American Revolution of 1776 as well as the French Revolu- tion of 1789 ("Revolution and Freemasonry", Paris, 1935). He empha- sized that a similar conspiracy was well under way in twentieth century Europe. During the Second World War, Fa? published many important data that he had uncovered. In 1943, he helped produce a revealing film, "The Occult Forces" ("Forces occultes"), the story of a young Frenchman who infiltrates the brotherhood to investigate its role in initiating the war. The film showed how the masonic power over several countries had grown gradually. At the same time many occult secrets that the freemasons had kept hidden were revealed. The film is today banned from public showing.
Bernard Fa? was appointed head of Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, where he initiated valuable research into the French archives of secret societies and revealed the names of 17 000 conspirators. The Vichy government immediately deported 520 dangerous freemasons and executed 117 extremely dangerous ones.
After the war the freemasons got their revenge. Bernard Fa? was sentenced by a masonic tribunal (known as a war crimes tribunal) to life imprisonment in 1953. After serving seven years, however, he was pardoned by President Charles de Gaulle in 1960.
France was where freemasonry was most avidly used politically. Louis XV soon realized that the freemasons constituted a threat to society, and in 1738 the activities of the lodges were banned. On 21 October 1738, the king of Sweden, Frederic I, declared freemasonry illegal. No masonic meetings were allowed, transgressions were punished by death. Slightly earlier freemasonry had also been banned in Spain.
The evil intentions of others are quickly forgotten, however. French masonic pamphlets from the 1740s onwards quite legally began propagating revolution and a democratic republic. People were to be equal and live in brotherly freedom, that is the kind of "freedom" the masonic lodges would allow them.
At the end of the 18th century freemasonry shifted to a political direction. The driving force behind this was the Illuminati.
Whereas the British lodges still outwardly acted as gentlemen clubs with only three degrees and strict rules against the discussion of politics or religion during meetings, there appeared in France lodges that due to their secrecy acted as safe meeting places for various political intrigues. These secret lodges suddenly took a new direction and began propagating abolishing all religions, civilian government, private property, and the creation of a Utopian world citizenship (cosmopolitism). The cosmopolitan lodges Chevaliers Bienfaisants, Philalethes, and Amis Reunis, led by the Duke of Chartres, were known as "improved lodges". There were 266 such lodges in 1784 (John Robison, "Proofs of a Conspiracy", Belmont 1967, p. 28). Lodge des Chevaliers Bienfaisants published one of the first works propa- gating Cabbala and cosmopolitism.
These actions were necessary for the Illuminati, who apparently were behind this sudden change, to rule the world.
The secret society that controls everything within freemasonry, was founded in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, on 1 May 1776 as the Perfectibilists (Orden der Perfektibilisten). The founders were the 28-year-old university professor Adam Weishaupt, his student Prince Anton von Massenhausen (alias Ajax), who had had helped write the statutes, and the adviser Mertz (alias Tiberius). The 20-year-old Franz Xaver Zwack was registered as Cato on 29 May 1776.
Adam Weishaupt's father Johann Georg (1717-1753), who was from Westfalen had been appointed professor of criminal law at Ingolstadt in 1746.
Presumably in 1779 the new secret and subversive organization was rechristened Orden der Illuminaten (The Illuminati Order), and Weishaupt attached it at certain well-chosen points to freemasonry. Its most important slogan became: "The Illuminati must rule the world!"
Under the name of les illumines, a similar sect appeared in Picar- die in France in 1623, but succumbed in 1635.
Weishaupt developed secrecy without precedence. No one except the areopagi (that is the highest-ranking Illuminati) were to know that he was the leader. All written messages were in code. The leader and other members as well as the lodges received covert names taken from antiquity.
Adam Weishaupt (alias Spartacus) underlined: "The great strength of our Order lies in its secrecy. May it never appear under its real name but instead always be hidden by another name and another activity."
The one who later helped Weishaupt gain admission to various masonic organizations was his closest associate Adolf Baron von Knigge (Pat Brooks, "The Return of the Puritans", Fletcher, North Carolina, 1976, pp. 68-69). He was born in 1752 in Bredenbeck in Bavaria. In 1777 he attained the highest degree of the Knights Templar (the Cypric Knight) at Hanau. The then 27-year-old Knigge became one of the Illuminati in Frankfurt in July 1779 under the name of Philo, named for the famous Jewish sage. It was largely due to him that the order spread all over Germany. Both money and sexual favours were used to manipulate people in high positions.
Jakob von Manvillon who had plans for a revolution in Germany was one of Knigge's students (Augustin de Barruel, "Memoires pour servir l'Histoire du Jacobinisme" / "Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism", London, 1797).
Illuminati lodges were also formed in Austria, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Italy. In Holland illuminism spread like a bushfire. Lodges were founded in Leyden, Harlem and Neuden.
The motto of the IUuminati was freedom, equality, and brother- hood. In the Soviet Communist Party Program (Tallinn 1974, p. 29) it says that the bourgeoisie only used these oath words to bring down the feudal class and gain power for itself. It is a matter of political fraud in other words.
Weishaupt stressed that the Order would rule the world: "Every member therefore becomes a ruler." They all think themselves quali- fied to rule (John Robison, "Proofs of a Conspiracy", Belmont, 1967, p. 123).
Robison, professor of human philosophy and secretary of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, claimed that evil men used free- masonry as a tool for their own purposes.
Weishaupt had the intention to initiate economic and psycho- logical warfare between different nations and peoples, and also to wage a magic war against the opponents of illuminism.
Weishaupt claimed that the plan for the New World Order could not successfully be executed "in any other way than through secret societies that gradually and quietly take over the government". His utmost aim was through a cunning strategy to start a world revolution. He wished to unite all peoples into a world republic.
That the IUuminati really were responsible for the bloodbath that took place during the great turmoil in France 1789-1793, was con- firmed by the freemason Marcel Valmy, who is a filmmaker from Munich, in the book "Die Freimaurer" (Cologne, 1998, p. 27).
The Jewish freemason and socialist Alexander Herzen from Russia admitted in his book "From the Other Shore" (Tallinn, 1970, p. 109):
"The Republic (in France) annihilated the last rights, those the kings had not touched."
After the coup d'etat in France, Cagliostro stated from his prison cell in Italy that he also knew of the Illuminati conspiracy that was aimed at various thrones as well as altars.
Among the Jewish bankers who are said to have helped finance the French Revolution are Daniel Itzig (1722-1799), David Friedlander (1750-1834), Herz Cerfbeer (1730-1793), Benjamin Goldsmid (1755- 1808), Abraham Goldsmid (1756-1810), and Moses Mocatta (1768- 1857), partner of the Goldsmid brothers, and uncle of Sir Moses Montefiore (Olivia Marie O'Grady, "The Beasts of the Apocalypse", First Amendment Press, 2001, p. 123). All were connected to the Illuminati.
The revolutionary and freemason Georges Jacques Danton was also an illuminatus. Within the order he was known as Horace (Douglas Reed, "The Controversy of Zion", Durban, 1978, p. 151).
The astrological symbol of the Illuminati Order was the sun. The demonic nature of illuminism was hidden behind Christian terms. Their hidden symbol came to be a red rose, which had been taken from the Tudor dynasty in England. When the rose withers, the stench is unbearable.
The Rose is a powerful magic symbol of freemasonry. James Gra- ham (33°) wrote in the Journal Scottish Rite (January/February 2004, p. 37): "As masons, we use symbols to teach and learn..." He stated that freemasonry use the rose as an ancient and important symbol. As Scottish Rite masons, the rose is an important symbol in the 18th degree, Knight of the Rose Croix. Albert Pike in "Morals and Dogma" (Charleston, 1871, p. 291) said that the rose "is a symbol of Dawn, of the resurrection of Light and the renewal of life".
On 1 May 1912, the Swedish socialists began using the red rose as their political symbol. Not until 1979 was the rose officially adopted as their symbol. Was it perhaps to show the secret leaders, for whom they now began to work for in earnest, that they were implementing the Illuminati five-point program?
The Illuminati General Adam Weishaupt wanted people that we today call "opinion makers" (that is priests, writers, government officials), to be turned into the willing tools of the Order, after which they in Weishaupt's words, "were to surround the princes", that is in their capacity of advisors to influence political decisions in a favou- rable direction for the Illuminati.
At the initiation into the Order the new brother had to promise: "I shall never use my position or my office against a brother."
To this corrupt group loyalty did, however, not concern the brothers as individuals but only as tools for the invisible power of the order. This power could equally well be used against the brothers themselves, that is if "the end" (Weishaupt himself) demanded so.
Weishaupt's disciples had to accept a well-considered study pro- gram and work through various complicated ideas until they had acquired the title 'Areopagite' (as those of the council of ancient Athens, Areopagus). The highest Illuminati (the 13th degree) were called the invisible areopagites. According to Weishaupt a lie repeated often enough, is accepted by public opinion as truth. Those that accepted the Illuminati propaganda, were to be categorized as liberals and humanists. Others were to be discredited.
As the more conservative and patriotic ruler, Duke Karl Theodor came to power in Bavaria, he issued a ban against all secret societies on 22 June 1784. Another even sharper decree was proclaimed the following year on 2 March 1785.
On 11 February 1785, Weishaupt was discharged and forbidden to live in Ingolstadt and Munich. At the same time, the university was informed that Weishaupt would be arrested. On 16 February, he went underground and was hidden by his Illuminati brother Joseph Martin, who worked as a locksmith. A few days later he fled from Ingolstadt to Nuremberg dressed in the working clothes of a craftsman. He stayed in Nuremberg a short while and then travelled on to the free city of Rathenburg where he continued his activities, but then a stroke of fate occurred that put the police on tracks of the Illuminati (Sofia Toll, "The Brothers of the Night", Moscow, 2000, p. 291).
On 20 July 1785, the courier of the Illuminati Jakob Lanz (who worked as a priest) was struck by lightning in Rathenburg and died. Weishaupt was with him. Lanz intended to travel on to Berlin and Silesia and received his last instructions from Weishaupt before he died. He had sewn in a list of IUuminati members and some compromising papers into his priest's robe. Weishaupt did not know about this and became the victim of his own conspiracy (Countess Sofia Toll, "The Brothers of the Night", Moscow, 2000, p. 291).
The local police found other important documents at Lanz' house, including detailed instructions for the planned French revolution. Some of the papers were addressed to the grand master of the Grand Orient in Paris. Everything was handed over to the Bavarian government and on 4 August 1785, a new ban on secret societies was issued.
On 31 August, an order to arrest Adam Weishaupt was issued. A price was put on Weishaupt's head in Bavaria. He fled to Gotha, where the Illuminatus Ernst, Grand Duke of Saxe-Gotha, could protect him.
The IUuminati had managed to infiltrate many key positions of society. That's is why the police investigation progressed very slowly. A house search at Zwack's, who was directly connected to the secret documents found on Lanz, was only made fourteen months after his demise - that is 11 and 12 October of 1786.
Among the documents found with Zwack, there was a plan to start a similar order for women, so that the order could amuse itself. There were also a recipe on abortion, a powder causing blindness, a sub- stance to open sealed letters without a trace, and a dissertation on suicide. A very compromising correspondence was also apprehended. In a letter to Zwack (Cato), Weishaupt (Spartacus) mentions that Socrates was always drunk, Augustus had a very bad reputation, and Tiberius had assaulted his companion's (Democedis) sister. Marcus Aurelius associated with crooks and liars in Munich. The highest- ranking Illuminati (areopagites) only cause scandals ("Signastern", Collected Documents, Volume 5, 1805, p. 266).
As the Illuminati ban was proclaimed on 4 August 1785, Zwack fled to Augsburg and from there to Weslar. After the death of the grand duke Zwack returned to Bavaria, where he was reinstated as a government official. Von Knigge went to Bremen, where he died as an officer on 6 May 1796. Several other members were discharged from their employments, all according to Illuminati General Leopold Engel.
The sinister work of the Illuminati was beginning to be unveiled. Leading the exposure were the spiritual Rosicrusians. Up until 1790 as many as 50 items about the Illuminati had been published with many embarrassing details of the criminal activities of the sect.
George Washington stated that he knew of the sinister and dange- rous plans and teachings of the Illuminati. Thomas Jefferson, on the other hand, dismissed Professor John Robison's revelations in his book "Proofs of a Conspiracy against all Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illumi- nati, and Reading Societies, Collected from Good Authorities", first published in London in 1797 and the year after in New York. Another strong opponent of the Illuminati was Abbe Augustus de Barruel ("Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism" / "Memoires pour servir l'Histoire du Jacobinisme", four volumes, London, 1797), as was the geographer Jedediah Morse.
Thomas Jefferson was very interested in astrology, but according to the American masonic historian Gordon Wood not at all a free- mason. The independent historian Fritz Springmeier has, however, shown that Jefferson was a high-ranking illuminatus ("Be Wise as Serpents", London, 1991).
In 1786, Marquis de Mirabeau founded an Illuminati lodge in a Jacobin monastery in Paris. These Illuminati members soon called themselves 'Jacobins'. Another Illuminati group was founded the same year in Frankfurt under the name The All-Seeing Eye. This group was later to be infamous as the Frankists. The lodge was led by the extremist Jews Jakob Frank and Michael Hess, the latter employed by Meyer Amschel Rothschild.
Weishaupt claimed that the aim of the order was to "forward humane and social ideas, to obstruct all evil infusions, to support Virtue, wherever it be menaced or suppressed by Viciousness, to promote merited individuals and to spread useful knowledge among the large group of people, which at present are denied all education". He believed that the power of the Church should be replaced by the rule of the Illuminati.
The Illuminati Order had been founded on principles similar to those of the Jesuit Order. Adam Weishaupt had for five years been working on a system that suited him. The Order was divided into three classes whereas the Jesuits had four. The first class consisted of novices and the less enlightened (known as Minerval), the second class were freemasons (and the Scottish Knights), and the third class - the Mystery class - was for priests, princes as well as magians, and finally one king or general.
The Illuminati candidate had to undergo many difficult trials, swear an oath of eternal silence and accept that the order should rule his life. From one degree to another the procedure was repeated. In- stead of reaching the gate of wisdom, all became wretched tools in the hands of Weishaupt. He did not wish to create an ethical-philo- sophical society at all but a subversive society that immediately be- gan transforming its members into psychopaths. Weishaupt in other words was dealing with deception. According to the writer Rudolf Rockoffner, the Illuminati became a criminal organization (Rockoff- ner, "Frimureriet" / "The Freemasonry", Stockholm, 1866, pp. 35-36).
The Illuminati admitted into the highest degree had to have a red cap at the meetings of the order. This cap was adopted by the Jaco- bins during the so-called French Revolution. To humiliate Louis XVI, the Illuminati functionaries put red cap on his head on 20 July 1792. The masonic revolutionaries were preparing him for his meeting with death.
The supranational socialist power the Illuminati aspired to was summed up in the concept of Novus Ordo Seclorum (the New World Order). Some of the main points of this program were:
1. Suppression of all religion, including all communions and doctrines which could not be subjected as tools for illuminism.
2. Suppression of all Sentiments of nationality and - in the long term - abolition of all nations and introduction of an illuministic world government.
3. Successive transference of all private and national property into the hands of the Illuminati.
The methods through which to accomplish this were new taxation laws, which illuministic officials were to introduce. Weishaupt's original plans also included a progressive income tax and an even more confiscatory inheritance tax.
Karl Marx also wanted a high, progressive income tax in his "Communist Manifesto". The intention was to weaken society.
4. An all-encompassing espionage and denunciation system with the "insinuating brothers" as prototype.
The symbol of this was the all-seeing eye, an eye within a pyra- mid, which was the illuministic symbol of power. It was also known as "the evil eye", which symbolized Osiris. This symbol originated from the Brotherhood of the Serpent (Dragon) of ancient Egypt, at the same time proclaiming Lucifer as wisdom incarnate.
5. A global moral rule, a complete standardization of the innermost will, wishes and aspirations of all peoples beneath "the one will", the will of the Illuminati.
This is symbolized by olive branches.
These five rules are also denoted by the five-pointed star of freemasonry.
The secret code of the Illuminati is 666. The code number of King Solomon was also 666. Every year he demanded 666 talents of gold (I Kings 10:14). The design of his throne incorporated the code 666. The tale of Solomon is the basis for masonic magic.
The Illuminati simply wanted to abolish all forms of ordered government, patriotism, religion and the family to finally set up a world government. Righteous people would never work for such an abhorrent program, so the "ordinary" Illuminati were filled with fair phrases about love, charity and such which we call "ideology" today. The further up one advanced, the more primitive were the members. The more primitive the individuals, the lower the ideals guiding them.
In 1776, the same year as Weishaupt founded his order, Moses Mendelssohn (actually Moses Menachem-Mendel) formed a well- manipulated haskalah movement only for Jewish illuminoids. Haska- lah is Hebrew for illumination. Mendelssohn was Weishaupt's "in- visible" teacher (Marvin Antelman, "To Eliminate the Opiate", New York-Tel Aviv, 1974). The confidence man Mendelssohn financed the illuminatus de Mirabeau, and the illuminatus Friedrich Nicolai was close to Mendelssohn. Behind him were the Kahal, the secret Jewish council (Moses Samuels, "Memoirs of Moses Mendelssohn", London, 1825, p. 159).
Several ignorant writers have claimed that the organization no longer exists that it ceased to exist already in the 1780s. The Illuminati certainly vanished from the scene but reappeared as a network of reading societies all over Germany. In the city archives of Dresden, there is a letter written by Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia on 3 October 1789 from Berlin to Grand Duke Friedrich August III of Saxony, where it says that the Illuminati had spread all over Ger- many and constituted an utterly dangerous sect.
Even several well-checked official sources confirms that the Illu- minati were re-created (that is, reorganized) in Dresden in 1880 ("Kleine W. P. Encyclopaedic", Brussels/Amsterdam, 1949). It was actually Theodor Reuss, who reorganized the Illuminati Order in Munich in 1880, according to the Special Archive of the Soviet Union in Moscow.
Leopold Engel took over as general of the Illuminati world organi- zation in 1893. The Danish National Encyclopaedia (Copenhagen, 1997, Vol. 9, p. 266) states that the Illuminati Order as an inter- national lodge again was reorganized in 1896 and its headquarters moved to Berlin. In the beginning there were 8 + 2 secret Illuminati degrees. Today there are 13 degrees.
The organization was reorganized under the name Ordo Illumina- torum, which was fully active in Germany as late as the end of the 1970s, according to the German historian Peter K. Koenig.
Their masonic pyramid has thirteen steps. On the Great Seal of the United States thirteen five-pointed masonic stars form the six- pointed Star of David on a pyramid.
Efraim Briem, a professor and freemason, states in a Swedish ency- clopaedia (Vol. 14, Malmo, 1950) that "in 1906 a new Illuminati Order was founded in Germany, which claimed to be a continuation of the old, without there being any real ties between them". This means that the order was still allowed in Germany.
According to "Meyers Enzyklopadisches Lexikon", the Illuminati groups in different countries were united as early as in 1925, to be a world association, whose headquarters the year after the war was in Berlin. Preparations for reorganizing the German organization began in 1926.
The headquarters of the Illuminati moved to Switzerland during the First World War and to New York after the Second World War (The Harold Pratt building). The Rockefellers instead of the Rothschilds now funded the Illuminati (William Guy Carr, "Pawns in the Game", 1954).
After the Second World War up until 1963, Julius Meyer was the Illuminati world leader (ibid). The Illuminati (Council on Foreign Relations) and the Trilateral Commission headquarters is located at 58 East 68th Street in New York City and not at 345 East 46th Street (suite 711), as they officially claims.
According to the Norwegian Encyclopaedia (Store Norske Lexikon, Oslo, 1979, Vol. 6, p. 183), the Illuminati still continue their activi- ties as a secret organization.
There was also the Societe des Illumines d'Avignon that used to gather at Mount Thabor outside of Avingnon. The Group was founded in 1783 by the freemason Antoine Joseph Pernetty in Avignon in southern France. Both Cagliostro and Fredric Antoine Mesmer were members thereof. Later this group was transferred to Montpellier and was retitled the Academy for True Freemasons.