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Owl of Wisdom - Illuminati, Bohemian Club, Schlaraffia James Gordon Bennett Jr

Owl of Wisdom - Illuminati, Bohemian Club, Schlaraffia James Gordon Bennett Jr

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Terry Melanson
March 8th, 2009fromConspiracyArchiveWebsite
 
Pallas Athene (or Minerva to the Romans), the goddess of wisdom, honored the owl as hersacred bird. The owl was recognized as an emblem of penetrating sight and intelligence.It was considered to be a favorable omen if an owl was spotted on the battle field or at timesof crisis.The Athenian silver tetradrachm bore the owl (Athene noctua); and owls were protected andthrived in great numbers at the Acropolis of Athens (a temple dedicated to Athena).
Pallas Athene
(or Minerva to the Romans), the goddess of wisdom, honored the owl as her sacred bird.
 
The owl was recognized as an emblem of penetrating sight and intelligence. It was considered tobe a favorable omen if an owl was spotted on the battle field or at times of crisis.
 
The Athenian
silver tetradrachm
bore the owl (Athene noctua); and owls were protected andthrived in great numbers at the Acropolis of Athens (a temple dedicated to Athena). 
The Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
 
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Minerval Seals of the Illuminati: two of three known to still exist. P.M.C.V. stands for Per Me Caeci Vident (Throughme the blind become sighted).An owl holding an opened book (signifying learning), surrounded by a Laurel wreath (a symbol of learning or graduation);Per Me Caeci Vident was a reminder to the Superiors of the class, whose responsibility it was to properly instructthe Minervals.These medallions were worn around the necks of Minerval initiates. 
For a secret society called theOrder of the Illuminati- emulating the ancient schools of wisdom,and having a "Minerval Academy" as a foundation - would there have been a more fitting symbolthan the Owl of Minerva?The class of Minerval was a relatively low rank in the scheme of things. However, it was the soulof the Order, and functioned as a sort of assembly line for recruits. Candidates advanced from
Novice
to the
Minerval 
degree, where they were properly vetted, scrutinized, and indoctrinated.
 
The
Quibus Licet 
notebooks were introduced, maintained and thoroughly kept (which eventuallyturned into a detailed history of yourself and those around you). You were admonished to gainwisdom from figures in ancient Greece and Rome; essays were required to pass the test; and theart of 
Scrutator 
(or Physiognomy) was elevated to a sacred science.
 
The
Minerval Superior 
- a
Minor 
or 
Major Illuminatus
- was given the code:
Nosce te ipsum; Noscealios
[Know thyself; Know others].
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A
Minerval Academy 
was also known as a Church; its meetings marked on the Illuminati'scalendar as sacred.
 
Above, the seal of the
Freising Minerval Church
. Instead of the letters P.M.C.V., they arereplaced with S.E.M.T.:
Sigil Ecclesiastic Minerva Thebes
; or, "Seal of the Freising MinervalChurch" (i.e. Freising's alias within the Order was
Thebes
).Another layer of the owl symbolism, was to assure its initiates that the Illuminati does its biddingat night: nocturnal toil (seePerfectibilists - The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati-2009, pp. 220-2). It harkens back to the tradition of night being the "mother of counsels."
 
Desiderius Erasmus
, for instance, recorded the Latin adage:
In nocte consilium
[Night is themother of counsel].
 
Apparently, the lesson is to be cautious or prudent, not to undertake a thing impulsively ("sleepon it"). Indeed, for one of the maxims the Illuminati had given to the Minervals, was: Quidquidagis, age prudente et respice finem [Whatever you do, do cautiously, and be mindful of the end](Perfectibilists, op. cit., p. 227 n. 33).During each Minerval ceremony, the initiates recited, and received a lecture upon, a translatedand slightly altered version of theOde to Wisdomby
Elizabeth Carter 
(1717-1806):
 
ODE to WISDOM,
By a Lady.I.The solitary Bird of NightThro' the thick Shades now wings his Flight,And quits his Time-shook Tow'r;Where, shelter'd from the Blaze of Day,In Philosophic Gloom he lay,Beneath his Ivy Bow'r.II.
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