Illuminati of Bavaria
have much to suffer from it unless foresightand prudence break its frightful mechanism.
Reputable modern writers have validated this quota-tion from a document that Nesta Webster first discovered inan old archive.
Why was an officer close to Napoleon making thisstatement? We will see why soon enough. Would Napoleonhimself comment on the Illuminati? And would Napoleonreveal how the Illuminati were now a problem for him? Weshall see in a moment.
Typically, many writers claim Bavaria’s decrees of 1785-1787 successfully suppressed the Illuminati Order.Since the Order supposedly died by 1787, it is deduced theIlluminati could not have influenced the French Revolution.J.J. Mounier in 1801 said in rebuttal to the charge that theIlluminati instigated the revolt: “The Society of the Illuminatiwas dissolved in 1787; how, therefore, could it have producedthe Revolution of France, which began in 1789?”
5.The first to quote this was Nesta Webster,
Secret Societies and Subver-sive Movements
(New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., n.d.) at 258, citingArchives Nationales, F* 6563 No. 2449, Serie 2. No. 49.6.“Gabriel Veraldi a publié un rapport du commissaire spécial de policesecrète, François Charles de Berckheim, envoyé en 1814 au ministèrefrançais....” (Serge Hutin,
Les Sociétés secrètes d’hier à aujourd’hui
(Editions Jean Boully, 1989) at 87.)
Spies of Good Intent
(Atheneum, 1969). Gabriel Veraldi is a French sociologist,and author of: Gabriel Veraldi,
(Paris: 1958)and Gabriel Veraldi,
La machine humaine
On the Influence Attributed to Philosophers,Free-Masons, and to the Illuminati on the Revolution of France
(Del-mar, N.Y.: Scholars’ Facsmiles & Reprints, 1974) at 217.