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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bavarian Illuminati

Lies being Taught;
Illuminati is a sham;
Now the truth;
I reproduce a series of article by a friend on Illuminati;

Illuminati: Bavarian Illuminati
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
                       -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-
                        Bavarian Illuminati (1749- 1832)

        So when did the Illuminati come into existence? The current consensus is that it was just another Secret Society that originated in Bavaria in the late 1700's that didn't last long. Some could say, with little evidence, that it's been going on for some time longer, not necessarily to Knights Templar, but even much further back, which I'll eventually get to.

        Common terms usually associated regarding the Illuminati are "globalists", "powers that be", "New World Order", even the term "Fat cats" is sometimes used. When researching the Illuminati the fraternity of Freemasonry will often be used to reference them as well. But presently the Illuminati are far more reaching then the average secret society such as Freemasonry or Rosecrusianism.

        Before going too far back into the past, we'll start by focusing on the Bavarian Illuminati in Ingolstadt, started by Adam Weishaupt on May 1, 1776. Most of the original members were already accustomed to Freemasonry, so it could be said that this one was a "spin off" of Freemasonry or even a secret society within a secret society.

        There can be little doubt that the beliefs of secret societies go a long way within the established order of a civilized culture. A great deal of the nobility became members of such secret groups; the influence these people have on communities is quite scopic. In "The Master Game" Graham Hancock and Robert Bouval go in depth on the effects certain Freemasons had on both the French and American Revolutions. The ideas of a secret society are implemented into common culture. When the Bastielle was dismantled, Paris was decorated with Egyptian symbolism such as a fountain of Isis, the glass pyramid of the Louvre and obelisk moved and transported straight out of Luxor. Paris was even known, for a time, as "The City of Isis". It's unclear what effects the Bavarian Illuminati may have had in Bavaria, if any, but the effects on Freemasonry were apparent.

Adolph Freiherr Knigge had been a Freemason for some time and when joined the Bavarian Illuminati, he restructuralized it to the point it was interchangeable with Freemason lodges. The new system of leadership was Areopagus, which now, like the Freemason lodges, allowed a group to make the decisions, instead of Weishaupt alone. The Illuminati were thus able to recruit Freemasons and infiltrate lodges.
The meeting was held on August 29, 1781 at Meyer Amschel Rothschild's (Remember that name) castle it was called The Congress of Wilhelmsbad. The alliance was made official among certain secret societies such as Freemasons, Martinistes, Illuminati, etc. All in attendance took an oath never to reveal what had been discussed. It would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall during that meeting; Comte de Virieu, a mason in attendance, questioned upon his return was quoted by saying:

"I can only tell you that all of this is more serious than you think. The conspiracy which is being woven is so well thought out, that it will be, so to speak, impossible for the Monarchy and the Church to escape it."

        The order came to an abrupt end in 1885 when the Bavarian Elector Karl Theodore banned all secret societies in Bavaria, either arresting or banishing members from the country. Adam Weishaupt was arrested and many private letters that were transcribed between members were confiscated. Up until this point, one would think that the Illuminati was just like any other secret society, or social club as most people thought it; but it was in the private letters that the true intentions were mentioned. A collection of papers were found when searching the house of Xavior von Zwack:

"By establishing reading societies and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction and supplying them through our labors, we may turn the public mind which way we will."
"In like manner we must try to obtain an influence in the military academics (this may be of mighty consequence), the printing-houses, the bookseller shops, chapters, and in short in all offices which have any effect, either in forming, and managing, or even in directing the mind of man: painting and engraving are highly worth our care."

        Even back when the printing-press first originated, they noticed the power it had among the people. The Illuminati would come to use this as a highly effective weapon on both the people and against their enemies.

"We get all the literary journals. We take care of well-timed pieces (articles), to make the citizens and the Princes a little more noticed for certain little slips."

        It should be noted the degree of control that the Illuminati was determined to have among the public. This was psychological tactics before Freud. Another letter Weishaupt wrote states:

"There is no way of influencing men so powerfully as by means of the woman. These should therefore be our chief study; we should insinuate ourselves into their good opinion, give them hints of emancipation from the tyranny of public opinion, and of standing up for themselves; it would be an immense relief to their enslaved minds to be freed from any one bound to restraint, and it will fire them the more, and cause them to work for us with zeal, without knowing that they do so; for they will only be indulging their own desire for personal admiration."

All of this comes into influence today through modern retail. All those commercials of the hot girl in a bikini standing next to whatever they're selling, subliminally effecting the sexuality of the person, arousing purchase; this'll all come full circle back to the Illuminati. In modern times, however, symbolism is used more commonly. Companies, today, pick up ancient symbols of female fertility applying it to their logo, hoping subconsciously, for the same effect.

        In the last century we had the emergence of psychology and psychoanalysis and the clever new words that came with them. But is humanity so arrogant to think that we invented the discovery of human psychological problems? Psyche, herself, was a Greek goddess. For thousands of years before us man sought answers to his own internal reality; the only thing that has changed radically is the wording. Nowadays when we say somebody is psychotic, our ancestors would have said they were "touched by the spirits." The term Id is just another way of referring to the reptilian mind, as it was called in various religions and secret societies. In truth we're really not that more advanced than our ancestors, 90% of the population still believes in God out of blind faith and wouldn't hesitate to rage war or kill over religion, which in many cases is contradictory to the religion itself. Over time as population grew, small bands emerged to control conflict, maintain peace and were called leaders. They emerged as kings and queens, medicine men and priests from within secret societies. The rule of the Earth has fallen into the wrong hands since then.

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
                           - Sir John Dalberg Acton-

        Although the Order of the Illuminati (Bavarian Illuminati) was extinguished in 1785, many other lodges had already been established outside of Germany. So if the Bavarian Elector abolished the order only in this area, how could the other lodges in Europe come to a close as well? Although, Bavaria is where the order originated and the location of the main lodge, does that necessarily mean the secret society had ended? Weishaupt's arrest may not have been the last straw; with Areopagus as the law of leadership, it is likely that the order had carried on through Freemasonry.

        So to fully understand what became of the Order of Illuminati we would need to delve a bit further into Freemasonry. As stated earlier Freemasonry did have an effect on the actions of citizens within the country. Back in the 18th Century Freemasonry was viewed more so as a social club yet rarely do you read anything about them in the history books. Some of the more known historical figures were Freemasons. Since that time the number of members have greatly diminished after a series of books in the mid 1800's demonized the secret society. Another reason for their decline in numbers is that lodges are no longer allowed to offer membership in certain areas of the world and the only way to join is through request.

        The premise of Freemasonry resolves around hermetacism; symbolism is pulled from ancient Egypt, the Knights Templar and the Bible. Freemasons symbolically consider Hiram Abiff to be the first Freemason, who was the Biblical architect of King Solomon's Temple. One of the rituals they perform to achieve a higher rite revolves around the death of this man.

        Solomon's Temple is important to Freemasonry because one of myths of this secret society's origins is based off of the Knights Templar, whose main headquarters was on the Temple Mount. Many tales of the Knights Templar are enshrouded with mystery because much is known about the order except for some of the more important aspects. They have their own story that would divert us too much to explain in full.

        In the early 14th Century the Templar order was all but exterminated by the Catholic Church after King Philip the Fair, of France, managed to swindle his friend Pope Clement V into the papacy. Philip was heavily in debt to the Templar order and found the best way to remove the debt was by removing the Templars. Rumors were spread about the initiation rituals that led to the accusation of heresy; a crime, at that time, more severe than breaking any of the 10 Commandments. In most places of Europe the Templars were tortured and executed with an exception in Portugal and Scotland. Many of the Templars may have been tipped off the night before the arrest and escaped the inquisition to more friendly territory.

        The grandmaster of the Templars at the time, Jacques De Molay, was executed along with other prominent Templars as a heretic. This name would later crop up under a junior Freemasonic secret society known as the Order of DeMolay. It's also interesting to note that during the French Revolution at King Louis XVI's execution, a man from the crowd emerged and dipped his fingers into the blood of the severed king's head and shouted "Jacques De Molay has been avenged!"

        Supposedly the Templars fell in league with a group of stone masons, where the Templars themselves were expert architects (Just look at any chapel built by them). In other areas the Templars started various secret societies, but it is the one with the stone masons that inevitably led to Freemasonry.

        When one wishes to become a Freemason there are three mandatory rites that must be achieved: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason. Beyond that there are 29 optional rites that can be learned. Even beyond the 32nd degree mason there is the honorary 33rd Scottish Rite, which only a select few can achieve. It is believed that within this rite lie the ranks of Illuminati initiates. Supposedly, there are 13 secret additional rites beyond the 33rd in Freemasonry that qualify among the Illuminati ranks. This is just speculation, though, but worth considering.

        The Illuminati has lived on and through covert means, have gained control of every dependable association that human beings take for granted. They have all the money and power in the world, all they're after now is control. Grasping the idea of omnipotence on a grand scale has been the idea of every major dictator. History has proven that global domination cannot be achieved through force; this group has achieved 90% of their goal using stealth.


To be continued……

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What is a drop of historical truth in an ocean of historical lies?

What an interesting question! It begs the debate over the value of history and elicits a philosophical commentary on whether or not truth is an absolute good, a relative good, or perhaps has no merit whatsoever.

Taking the latter issue first, a skeptic might easily dispense with the notion that truth is an absolute good. For example, telling an adoring parent that they have an ugly child may be the truth, but it is a truth that serves no purpose save to do harm. Hence, truth cannot be an absolute defense for any action.

On the other end of the spectrum, one cannot completely dispense with the value of truth either. Telling a child not to put his or her hand on the hot stove because it will cause injury has value, and in its own small way is a noble act, as it safeguards the interests of another.

Accordingly, it would seem that truth has virtue under some circumstances, and not others--and so is a relative value.

What then is the relative value of a drop of truth in an ocean of lies? Perhaps the most facile argument is that it provides contrast. Were there no such thing as truth, how would you begin to define what a lie is? A lie, quite simply, is the absence of truth.

Few are naive enough to believe that a solitary truth will offset an avalanche of falsehood, and history is replete with such avalanches. Typically, right or wrong, winners of conflicts write the history. Still, somehow, civilization seems to advance in fits and starts. Human wrongs become more widespread. The rule of law becomes more and more accepted. Law itself becoming tool of control. The standard of living changes, admittedly unevenly, but globally nonetheless.

One must ask themselves, are those advances based upon the perpetuation of a culture of lies, or on the emergence of truth. And, in a seeming contradiction to the above, maybe there are even absolute truths. That there are such things as human dignity, right and wrong, freedom of action, and so on, irrespective of what we say or do, and what lies we tell one another.