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Adam Weishaupt and the Bavarian
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Founder of the Illuminati .Illuminati of Bavaria. founded 1776 Seal of the Illuminati Adam Weishaupt Founder of the Illuminati Quotes By Adam Weishaupt.
I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati. I found it here. But I would have executed much greater things. I was indeed always a schemer and projector. I had myself to form. nor any explanation of it's mysteries and symbols. such as poisoning. I can and must declare to God. These systems are in fact but one. had not government always opposed my exertions. Ask for their archives." -. I have reason to rejoice that these writings have appeared. of it's origin. to give any explanation of the symbols and a system of the doctrine that he can render palatable. and in an active station in life. respecting these abominable means. which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination. and no man can lay any such thing to my charge. . They tell you they were burnt. and the fifty degrees of the French. which does not leave the mind in total uncertainty on all these points.Who will show me the Mother Lodge? Those of London we have discovered to be self-erected in 1716. and in particular. They have nothing but the wretched sophistications of the Englishman Anderson. that in my whole life I never saw or heard of the so much condemned secret writings. My general plan is good.Adam Weishaupt "I declare and I challenge all mankind to contradict my declaration. and I do it now in the most solemn manner. It was the full conviction of this. The simple tale of the English. and have equally had the support of intelligent and zealous brethren. Take these for their standard and found on these all the improvements by which each system is afterwards suited to the particular object which it keeps in view. that no man can give any account of the order of Freemasonry. and the archives that he brought from the East? These too are all burnt. are equally authentic. by undoubted sucession. There is no man. more abounding than in any of the neighboring Protestant States. which for twenty years has divided the order. and the Frenchman Desaguilliers."The tenor of my life has been the opposite of everything that is vile. They have all sprung from the Blue Lodge of three degree. of it's history. Hence have sprung up that variety of systems. and the Knights of Baron Hunde. Was it ever known to me in any case that any of my friends or aquaintences ever even thought of them. that it should stand as the head of the order. in great vigour. They are a vindication of the order and of my conduct. abortion etc. but never could engage much indetail. Do but consider our short history of 120 years . and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents. with their King Boudin. Every man is entitled therefore. What is the chapter of old Aberdeen and it's holy clericate? Did we not find it unknown. nor system in the world. I did not bring Deism into Bavaria more than into Rome. which can show. and the founding of an order would have never come into my head. if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education. In another situation. Our ignorance in this particular frets me. of it's object. which pretends to the priority. Where is the Lodge of York. though in the detail there may be faults. and of what could be done. I should have been keenly occupied.
But where are the proper persons. and by what strong motives. what happiness we are capable of. our nature. and riches. are they to be induced to be . and in conjuction with. and man shall soon be free and happy. a speedy prospect of universal happiness. and the means of attaining it is illumination. and by placing every talent in it's proper sphere of action. none is comparable to the discovery of what we are. our obligations. all claim for themselves the sceptre of the Order. without feeling any extraordinary effort. the generous and the accomplished to be found? And how. to engage him to it by the strongest motives.Adam Weishaupt "But I have contrived an explanation which has every advantage." . shall urge forward with united powers. and animates them by a great. freed from the obstacles which subordination. a feasable. they are all sadly deficient. To fit man by illumination for active virtue. and eager to learn from us what is true Masonry? It is in vain therefore to appeal to judges." Adam Weishaupt "And what is this general object? The happiness of the human race. In comparison with this. It is by this scale that we must measure the mad and wicked explanations of the Rosycrucions. all indeed are on an equal footing. they are nowhere to be found. and what are the means of attaining it. by finding employement for every talent. The proficients in this order are therefore justly named the Illuminated. the most brilliant sciences are but amusements for the idle and luxurious." . and irresistable. Only such systems as promote this are retained. and from the importance of that end.Adam Weishaupt "This is the great object held out by this association. gradually frees them from all religious prejudices. These are rejected by all good Masons. because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices. And of all illumination which human reason can give. My explanation is accurate and complete. to the end which they proposed. not from their authenticity. But alas. cultivates the social virtues. the general task. Our secret association works in a way that nothing can withstand. rank. and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon. gaping for instruction from our deputies? Did we not find the same thing at London? And have not their missionaries been among us. so that all. the good. They obtained followers. and delightful in it's exercise. grand in it's views. the exorcists and Cabalists. because incompatible with social happiness. in a state of liberty and moral equality. my means are effectual. prying into our mysteries. but from their conductiveness. is inviting to christians of every communion. continually throw in our way. enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice. This indeed will be an employement suited to noble natures.and the Mason Lodges there the most ignorant of all the ignorant. and in completion of ordinary business. to render the attainment of it easy and certain.
to be full grown. How can the weak obtain protection? Only by union. This is our great secret. the patriarch. and then will reason rule with unpercieved sway. The head of every family will be what Abraham was." -. and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish. and all shall be happy. Princes and nations shall vanish from the earth. As these multiply and advance. and among a people who for ages had groaned under the yolk of Bondage. and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men. and sucurely. and the rights of men. and by them shall human nature be raised from her fallen state. O men! Assert your rights. and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind. The order will thus work silently. Duties and rights are reciprocal. and though the generous benefactors of the human race are thus deprived of the applause of the world. and Morality is the fruit of Illumination. by persons knit together by the secrecy of their union. Hidden schools of wisdom are the means which will one day free men from their bonds. Can the unhappy consequences remain when the grounds of dissention are removed? Rouse yourselves therefore. and to walk without the leading-strings of Priests and Princes." "Morality will perform all this. the priest and the unlettered lord of his family. and advances witha speed increasing every day. Such noble minds will be engaged by the heart warming object. Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose. Nothing can bring this about but hidden societies. they have the noble pleasure of seeing their work prosper. Despotism has robbed them of their liberty. the Grand Master of our order. and the work is now on foot. Cato owes him no duty.engaged. and after the storm all will be calm. there maybe some disturbance. Where octavious has no right. appeared at a time when the world was in the utmost Disorder. but this is rare. There are some such persons to be found in every society." -. so incessant. We see with what keenness and zeal the frivolous business of Freemasons is conducted. Illumination shows us our rights. The slightest observation shows that nothing will so much contribute to increase the zeal of the members as secret union. These have in all ages been the archives of nature. they become the apostles of beneficence. A Lawyer) "Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind. but by and by the unequal will become equal. in a task so vast. to be out of wardenship. The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members. To . so difficult and so laborious? This association must be gradual. The human race will then become one family. True.Adam Weishaupt Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack."Morality alone can do this. and Morality follows. that Morality which teaches us to be of age." "Jesus of Nazareth. He taught them the lessons of reason.
This is the FALL. slain for the REDEMPTION OF SLAVES. and Morality as the way to attain it. and when this is spread over the world. and assistance from without. The KINGDOM OF GRACE is that restoration which may be brought about by Illumination and a just Morality. In these he wrapped up his lessons --he taught by parables. inasmuch as it teaches us to walk without trammels. 6th. and ORIGINAL SIN. and they have been handed down to us (but frequently almost buried under rubbish of man's invention) by the Freemasons. express our condition under government. rank. and everything in the New Testament will be comprehensible. arising from the vices of man. and may . and religion. These three conditions of human society are expressed by the rough. he took the aid of Religion--of opinions which were current--and in a very clever manner. Thius is the redemption of men--this is accomplished by Morality." Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack. and the polished stone. and with the customs which lay to his hand. He is under subordination and civil bondage. His Father's kingdom. property. he combined his secret doctrines with he popular religion. we have THE KINGDOM OF THE JUST. The rough stone." "But alas! the task of self-formation was too hard for the subjects of the Roman empire. the STATE OF PURE NATURE. Hiram is our fictitious Grand Master. but when reunited in one family we are represented by the polished stone. and are farther divided by differences of government. and split since we are no longer one family. Never did any prophet lead men so easily and so securely along the road to liberty. When man lives under government. and his nature tarnished. but fully disclosed them to a chosen few. This is the NEW BIRTH. A chosen few recieved the doctrines in secret.be more effective. the split. we may recover a great deal of our original worth. Man has fallen from the condition of Liberty and Equality. especially such sciences as may have an influence on our reception in the world. G is Grace. the Nine Masters are the Founders of the Order. and to govern ourselves. his worth is gone. Freemasonry is a Royal Art. or limiting their cravings. He concealed the precious meaning and consequences of his doctrines. and live in a state of grace. Let us only take liberty and equality as the great aims of his doctrines. a lawyer) --Feb. rough by every fretting inequality of condition. By subdoing our passions. he is fallen. He speaks of a kingdom of the upright and faithful. a backing in case of misfortunes. corrupted by every species of profligacy. I shall therefore press the cultivation of science. and Jesus will appear as the Redeemer of slaves. and the one that is split. who's children we also are. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati. the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. 1778 " 'Mon but est de faire la Raison' As a subordinate object I shall endeavor to gain security to ourselves.
because it is hazardous. proceeds on this supposition. and as I explain things. The occupations must be so allotted and contrived. influence all political transactions. that this degree. This will secure us the assistence of the literati. a lawyer) "By this plan we shall direct all mankind.serve to remove obstacles out of the way. I am so certain of sucess. Men are unfit as they are. . The instructions shall be so conducted that each shall disclose what he thinks he conceals in his own breast. I say. at least. My explanation of the heiroglyphics. I have considered everything. But I have the art to draw advantage even from misfortune. This will be tedious. and to establish a peculiar morality and religion fitted for the great society of mankind. and above all princes and priests are in our way. that Freemasonry is concealed Christianity. the trustworthy alone will be admitted to a participation of the whole maxims and political constitutions of the order. Nor will it signify though all should be betrayed and printed. In a council composed of such members. In the last classes I propose academies under the direction of the order. with divines and statesmen. we shall labor at the contrivance of means to drive by degrees the enemies of reason and of humanity out of the world. that we may." Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack. every person shall be made a spy on another and on all around him. No religionist must. Science shall here be the lure. by these means we shall readily discover who are contented. which contain the first principles and means of promoting a happy life. as I have managed it . and when you would think me sunk to the bottom. that a professor at Ingolstadt was to become the teacher of the professors of Gottingen and of the greatest men in Germany?" Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack. and recieve with relish the peculiar stated doctrines and religious opinions that are laid before them. a lawyer) (Speaking of the Priests Degree) "One would almost imagine. This will answer all the purposes of auricular confession. with intolerance. in spite of all obstacles (for the springs are in every heart) that I am indifferent. though it should involve my life and my liberty. be admitted into these. each class must be the school of trial for the next. and must be formed. And in particular. we shall set all in motion and in flames. and by the simplest means. We have to struggle with pedantry. is genuine Christianity. I shall in one year re-establish it more brilliant than ever. on any account. and at last. what are his ruling propensities and passions. in secret. Only those who are assuredly proper subjects shall be picked out from the inferior classes for the higher mysteries. In this manner. For here we work at the discovery and exterpation of superstition and prejudices. Nothing can escape our site. and how far he has advanced in the command of himself. and that it's end was to free the jews from slavery. I shall rise with new vigour. Who would have thought. and so prepared it that if the order should this day go to ruin.
(Think of the Danaids--think of the Theban Bacchantes. through a heap of insignificant ceremonies. and even then to hold their tongues when they find out that they have been . We cannot improve the world without improving women. and I have four step-daughters. and to be still and silent when they have found out that the whole is a cheat (hear the words of an experienced Mason) is a task of which they are incapable. and to every state government in the world. Were you here I should give you this degree without hesitation.no man need be ashamed of being a Christian. and they will go much farther than if we were present. is above all prejudices. This will make them become more keen. and ornaments. under the management of Ptolemy's wife. But I am doubtful whether this Association will be durable. I have no objection. fine girls. but I have three other degrees. Leave them to the scope of their own fancies. They have not our motives to perservere for years. But I assure you this is no small affair. consent that others shall influence their education? We must begin with grown girls. immersed in prejudice. No man must be admitted. and inspire them with our sentiments. or than if they thought that we knew of their preceedings. and create an enthusiasm which we can never equal." Minos to Sebastian "The proposal of Hercules to establish a Minerval school for girls is excellent. We must prepare themes for their discussion--thus we shall confess them. Nothing will please them but hurrying from degree to degree. A new religion. in comparison with which this is but child's play. and they will soon invent mysteries which will put us to the blush. and she will be instructed by Ptolemy. and my step-daughters will consult with me. You must contrive pretty degrees and dresses. This will fire their roving fancies and we may expect rare mysteries. for my class of higher mysteries. Reflect on the respect. But how shall we get hold of them? How will their relations. The oldest in particular is excellent. She is twenty-four. Indeed. but requires much circumspection. and in religion she thinks as I do. to religion.) Ptolemy's wife must direct them. and a new state-government. but really under his management. to be bestoyed by me only. I afterwards throw away this name and substitute reason. or to be bestowed otherwise than from my own hand. nay the awe and terror inspired by the female mystics of antiquity. which will soon lose their novelty and influence. who have such a mighty influence on the men. and combines them in one degree. They will be our great apostles. all different. particularly their mothers. has read much. Hercules proposes the wife of Ptolemy Magus. Women are fickle and impatient. allowing themselves to be led about. We must always be at hand to prevent the introduction of any improper question. To rest seriously in one rank. which so happily explain one and all of these symbols. Philo and I have long conversed on this subject. and elegant and decent rituals. No man however must come near them. You may think that this is my chief work. It is the key to history. but these I keep for myself as General. It may immediately be a very pretty Society. But it is too important to be trusted to paper.
He would fit them for this by spreading a just morality. and Equality. but we must make the secret doctrines of Christianity be recieved as the secrets of genuine Free Masonry. But then. and thus the doctrines of Christianity were committed to the adepti. unfit for the vulgar. Our task. Many therefore were called. they may turn our Order upside down. This increases every day. we have to deal with the despotism of Princes. not withstanding. heightened by affected modesty and decency." "Jesus Christ established no new religion.decieved. and equality and liberty would take place without any revolution. by the assistance of hidden schools of wisdom. We must give such an account of things. therefore." Philo (Baron Von Knigg) To Cato (Zwack. like the Eleusinian or the Pythagorian. who handed them down to posterity. and in their turn will lead the new one. and they are now possessed by the Genuine Freemasons. warm and glow in every breast. in the first place. excite a spirit of free inquiry. which give them an irresistable empire over the best men. all this was in the natural order of things. This great teacher allows himself to explain every part of the Bible in conformity to these purposes. For this purpose he would unite men in a common bond. and by assisting the mind to shake off all prejudices. I told you. says he. At present the cheat and tricks of the priests have roused all men against them. by enlightning the understanding. by voluptuous allurements. To these elect were trusted the most important secrets. We must not throw away the good with the bad. He would teach all men. There was a seventy and a twelve. to govern themselves. but you could not bear it. The Jewish theosophy was a mystery. They were kept up. in a disciplina arcani. We proceed in this manner. only in hidden societies. he would only set religion and reason in their ancient rights. and the understanding of man really seems to be going backwards. at the same time superstition and fanaticism rule with unlimited domination. and even among them there were degrees of information. By these they were maintained. Liberty. But. Rulers would then be needless. that fanatics shall not be alarmed. and he forbids all wrangling among his scholars. is doubled. and against Christianity. But farther. because every man may there find a reasonable application to his peculiar doctrines. and indeed of all antiquity." . like the vestal fire. the spirit of freedom breathes and sighs in every corner. the child with the dirty water. and that shall. by the natural and gentle operation of reason and expediency. and then. and. but few were chosen. the imprescribable rights of man. We must therefore unite these extremes. and according to the habits of the jews. a lawyer) "We must consider the ruling propensities of every age of the world. Nay there is a risk that they may take into their heads to give things an opposite turn.
for thus it is better secured from the oppression of the ruling powers. and that the greatest Monarchs are under our guidance. so that the profane may have no access to them. and because this secrecy gives a greater zest to the whole. who are lovers of the sex." "There is no way of influencing men so powerfully as by means of the women. and establishing a universal equality of condition and of religion." "It will be of great service. we should insinuate . and even all others. he is not fit for it. and it is therefore our duty to surround them with it's members. and procure us both much information and money. and will suit charmingly the taste of many of our truest members. Proper books must be put into their hands. which indeed is here and there the case. and must rise no higher. and manner of procedure. and must be under the direction of men." "For the Order wishes to be secret. when they do not conduct themselves by it's principles. and to work in silence. they must not know of each other. If any person is more disposed to listen to Princes than to the Order. the virtuous and the freer hearted. Thus we are able most powerfully to promote it's interests. We must do our utmost to procure the advancement of the Illuminati into all important civil offices. but without knowing it. and such (but secretly) as are flattering to their passions. nobles and priests.Quotes From the Writings of the Illuminati "These powers are despots. It's object may be said to be the checking of tyranny and princes. These should therefore be our chief study. It should consist of two classes ." "We must allow the underlings to imagine (but without telling them the truth) that we direct all the Free Mason lodges." "Rulers who are members must be promoted through the ranks of the order only in proportion as they acknowledge the goodness of it's great object.
and is in itself just.ourselves into their good opinion. this cover would have been employed. the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose. which we shall at leisure root out and dispel. for they will only be indulging their own desire of personal admiration." "The power of the Order must surely be turned to the advantage of it's members. condescention. and subscription libraries." "A literary society is the most proper form for the introduction of our order into any state where we are yet strangers. popularity. and it may be much more than a cover. and another occupation. must be expended for the fully proved brethren. None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Freemasonry. the public is accustomed to it. we must endeavor to win him over. and cause them to work for us with zeal. but always covered by another name. let it never appear in any place in it's own name. give them hints of emancipation from the tyranny of public opinion. and by open. honory goods and blood." . Money. Next to this. and had Freemasonry not existed. and the unfortunate must be relieved by the funds of the society." "The great strength of our Order lies in it's concealment." "We must win the common people in every corner. or decry him. and supplying them through our labours. All must be assisted. but does not accord with our plan. we may turn the public mind which way we will. show. and toleration of their prejudices. hearty behaviour. and it will fire them the more. and taking these under our direction. and of standing up for themselves. This will be obtained chiefly by means of the schools. it may be a powerful engine in our hands. services. They must be preferred to all persons otherwise of equal merit. By establishing Reading Societies." "If a writer publishes anything that attracts notice. without knowing that they do so. and therefore takes little notice of it. expects little from it. it will be an immense relief to their enslaved minds to be freed from any one bond of restraint.
The following three designs were put reviewed by the First Committee in 1776. the Great Seal says. and the Goddess of Justice with her balance. he designed the state seals of Delaware. Capitol Exhibit. Irish harp) and three for continental Europe (French fleur-de-lis.S. "1776" in Roman Numerals. This sketch is part of the Library of Congress U. Georgia. . they had several different ideas and versions of the proposed "Seal". However. Belgic lion). Scottish thistle. "A More Perfect Union: Symbolizing the National Union of States. Du Simitière's sketch of his proposal: Pierre Eugène Du Simitière was a curious character. who holds a spear and wears the Phrygian cap. As a talented artist skilled in heraldry. he started the first American museum. German eagle. As an avid collector of all things American. the committee made its report: A shield with emblems of the six European cultures that migrated to America: three for Britain (English rose. and Virginia.History of the Great Seal of the United States & the ongoing growth of the Illuminati : Only a short period before the "Founding Fathers" had adopted the "Seal of the Illuminati". as part of the "Great Seal". but they did not adopt the Illuminati Seal at this time. Supporting the shield: the Goddess of Liberty. That is because the Founding of the Illuminati was in 1776." First committee's choice for the Great Seal : On August 20th.
The Third Committee was led by William Barton and he submitted this design for the reverse side of the Great seal : ... he had signed the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey... and he created the American flag that Congress adopted on June 14....... Motto: Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God. 1777. In 1776 he helped design the Great Seal of New Jersey. a Crown on his head and a Sword in his hand passing through the divided Waters of the Red Sea in Pursuit of the Israelites: Rays from a Pillar of Fire in the Cloud. Here is a picture of them both : . expressive of the divine Presence and Command.This first committee's choice for the reverse was basically Jefferson's revision of Franklin's proposal: "Pharaoh sitting in an open Chariot.. On the $40 Bill." The Second Committee was led by Francis Hopkinson. Prior to that........ the rays of light shining from the radiant eye suggest a pyramid as they illuminate what appears to be a sacrificial alter with a flame that is surrounded by thirteen stars. beaming on Moses who stands on the shore and extending his hand over the Sea causes it to overwhelm Pharaoh... He had designed a $40 & a $50 Bill in 1778....
It is suggested that the $50 Bill above was the inspiration for the design of the reverse side of the Great Seal. 1786 James Trenchard's engravings are the first realizations of the Great Seal.Click Here!! There were many Freemasons on the Continent at the time of the Revolutionary war. the Great Seal is not a Masonic symbol. What most people don't know about is the "Columbian Faction of the Illumniati" that came here to America in the mid to late 1700's. . which we have today. and today reside in the British Museum and Louvre Museum.. This is well known. . this is where they are today... What is interesting to note in the last two pictures here is that they both come from a magazine entitled "Columbian Magazine".. and Columbia Broadcasting. According to Jordan Maxwell.) Then the Site goes on to say : According to its official history....Columbian Magazine — Philadelphia.. but it seems awfully suspicious if the Final Design for the Great Seal.This is where we get the Columbia Space Shuttle. (Everything about the history of the great Seal. I don't know whether this is true or not. "Arms of the United States" .. From "The Eye in the Pyramid" .. as it is well known that many of the . and all images are taken from the Great Seal Website. A realization is a drawing of a seal based on its blazon. There is a little known book published in the late 1700's titled "A Full Exposition of the Clintonian Faction of the Columbian Illuminati and an account of his certificate men". Columbia University. Someone should get a picture of them for comparison. the Great Seal was not designed by Masons. was actually the original "Seal of the Illuminati" as discovered on the documents which were recovered by the Elector of Bavaria. .. a quote "The first "official" use and definition of the all-seeing eye as a Masonic symbol seems to have come in 1797 with The Freemasons Monitor of Thomas Smith Webb -..14 years after Congress adopted the design for the seal". the written heraldic description. And according to the Masons themselves. (Is this not more evidence?) From the official Masons....To read the Full Text .
......... Columbia Broadcasting & Columbia Motion Pictures (Do they know something you don't?) .. ..... as an objective of the Illuminati. But the following two points are not so well known : 1.... That Adam Weishaupt had directly stated. Freemasons.... Such as by luring with mysteries and promises of a Secret Society which even outranks the Masons. ......... . that they were to infiltrate the Masonic ranks and aquire the majority of their members from this method. Has the Illuminati continued to grow? Just look at the connections in the following symbolism : .. He indicated that the Illuminati were a threat to the Colonial Army.founding fathers were...... themselves. 2.... That George Washington made remarks concerning the Illuminati that were quoted from him and included in the diaries...
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