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27058126 the Writings and Correspondance of Adam Weishaupt and the Bavarian Illuminati

27058126 the Writings and Correspondance of Adam Weishaupt and the Bavarian Illuminati

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The Writings and Correspondance of

Adam Weishaupt and the Bavarian
Background Accompaniment: 'Requiem', by the suddenly departed Brother
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart !"#$%!"&!'
Illuminati of Bavaria, founded 1776
Seal of the Illuminati
Adam Weishaupt

Founder of the Illuminati

Quotes By Adam Weishaupt, Founder of the Illuminati

"The tenor of my life has een the opposite of everythin! that is vile, and no
man "an lay any su"h thin! to my "har!e# I have reason to re$oi"e that these
%ritin!s have appeared# They are a vindi"ation of the order and of my
"ondu"t# I "an and must de"lare to &od, and I do it no% in the most solemn
manner, that in my %hole life I never sa% or heard of the so mu"h "ondemned
se"ret %ritin!s, and in parti"ular, respe"tin! these aominale means' su"h as
poisonin!, aortion et"# Was it ever (no%n to me in any "ase that any of my
friends or a)uainten"es ever even thou!ht of them# I %as indeed al%ays a
s"hemer and pro$e"tor, ut never "ould en!a!e mu"h indetail# *y !eneral plan
is !ood, thou!h in the detail there may e faults# I had myself to form# In
another situation, and in an a"tive station in life, I should have een (eenly
o""upied, and the foundin! of an order %ould have never "ome into my head#
But I %ould have e+e"uted mu"h !reater thin!s, had not !overnment al%ays
opposed my e+ertions, and pla"ed others in situations %hi"h %ould have
suited my talents# It %as the full "onvi"tion of this, and of %hat "ould e done,
if every man %ere pla"ed in the offi"e for %hi"h he %as fitted y nature and a
proper edu"ation, %hi"h first su!!ested to me the plan of Illumination# I did
not rin! ,eism into Bavaria more than into -ome# I found it here, in !reat
vi!our, more aoundin! than in any of the nei!horin! .rotestant States# I am
proud to e (no%n to the %orld as the founder of the Illuminati#" // Adam
"I de"lare and I "hallen!e all man(ind to "ontradi"t my de"laration, that no
man "an !ive any a""ount of the order of Freemasonry, of it0s ori!in, of it0s
history, of it0s o$e"t, nor any e+planation of it0s mysteries and symols, %hi"h
does not leave the mind in total un"ertainty on all these points# 1very man is
entitled therefore, to !ive any e+planation of the symols and a system of the
do"trine that he "an render palatale# 2en"e have sprun! up that variety of
systems, %hi"h for t%enty years
has divided the order# The simple tale of the 1n!lish, and the fifty de!rees of
the Fren"h, and the 3ni!hts of Baron 2unde, are e)ually authenti", and have
e)ually had the support of intelli!ent and 4ealous rethren# These systems are
in fa"t ut one# They have all sprun! from the Blue 5od!e of three de!ree'
Ta(e these for their standard and found on these all the improvements y
%hi"h ea"h system is after%ards suited to the parti"ular o$e"t %hi"h it (eeps
in vie%# There is no man, nor system in the %orld, %hi"h "an sho%, y
undouted su"ession, that it should stand as the head of the order# 6ur
i!noran"e in this parti"ular frets me# ,o ut "onsider our short history of 178
years / Who %ill sho% me the *other 5od!e9 Those of 5ondon %e have
dis"overed to e self/ere"ted in 1716# As( for their ar"hives# They tell you
they %ere urnt# They have nothin! ut the %ret"hed sophisti"ations of the
1n!lishman Anderson, and the Fren"hman ,esa!uilliers# Where is the 5od!e
of :or(, %hi"h pretends to the priority, %ith their 3in! Boudin, and the
ar"hives that he rou!ht from the 1ast9 These too are all urnt# What is the
"hapter of old Aerdeen and it0s holy "leri"ate9 ,id %e not find it un(no%n,
and the *ason 5od!es there the most i!norant of all the i!norant, !apin! for
instru"tion from our deputies9 ,id %e not find the same thin! at 5ondon9 And
have not their missionaries een amon! us, pryin! into our mysteries, and
ea!er to learn from us %hat is true *asonry9 It is in vain therefore to appeal to
$ud!es' they are no%here to e found' all "laim for themselves the s"eptre of
the 6rder' all indeed are on an e)ual footin!# They otained follo%ers, not
from their authenti"ity, ut from their "ondu"tiveness, to the end %hi"h they
proposed, and from the importan"e of that end# It is y this s"ale that %e must
measure the mad and %i"(ed e+planations of the -osy"ru"ions, the e+or"ists
and ;aalists# These are re$e"ted y all !ood *asons, e"ause in"ompatile
%ith so"ial happiness# 6nly su"h systems as promote this are retained# But
alas, they are all sadly defi"ient, e"ause they leave us under the domination
of politi"al and reli!ious pre$udi"es' and they are as ineffi"ient as the sleepy
dose of an ordinary sermon#" / Adam Weishaupt
"But I have "ontrived an e+planation %hi"h has every advanta!e' is invitin!
to "hristians of every "ommunion' !radually frees them from all reli!ious
pre$udi"es' "ultivates the so"ial virtues' and animates them y a !reat, a
feasale, a speedy prospe"t of universal happiness, in a state of lierty and
moral e)uality, freed from the osta"les %hi"h suordination, ran(, and ri"hes,
"ontinually thro% in our %ay# *y e+planation is a""urate and "omplete, my
means are effe"tual, and irresistale# 6ur se"ret asso"iation %or(s in a %ay
that nothin! "an %ithstand, and man shall soon e free and happy#" / Adam
"This is the !reat o$e"t held out y this asso"iation' and the means of
attainin! it is illumination, enli!htenin! the understandin! y the sun of
reason %hi"h %ill dispell the "louds of superstition and of pre$udi"e# The
profi"ients in this order are therefore $ustly named the Illuminated# And of all
illumination %hi"h human reason "an !ive, none is "omparale to the
dis"overy of %hat %e are, our nature, our oli!ations, %hat happiness %e are
"apale of, and %hat are the means of attainin! it# In "omparison %ith this, the
most rilliant s"ien"es are ut amusements for the idle and lu+urious# To fit
man y illumination for a"tive virtue, to en!a!e him to it y the stron!est
motives, to render the attainment of it easy and "ertain, y findin!
employement for every talent, and y pla"in! every talent in it0s proper sphere
of a"tion, so that all, %ithout feelin! any e+traordinary effort, and in
"on$u"tion %ith, and in "ompletion of ordinary usiness, shall ur!e for%ard
%ith united po%ers, the !eneral tas(# This indeed %ill e an employement
suited to nole natures, !rand in it0s vie%s, and deli!htful in it0s e+er"ise#" /
Adam Weishaupt
"And %hat is this !eneral o$e"t9 The happiness of the human ra"e# But
%here are the proper persons, the !ood, the !enerous and the a""omplished to
e found9 And ho%, and y %hat stron! motives, are they to e indu"ed to e
en!a!ed, in a tas( so vast, so in"essant, so diffi"ult and so laorious9 This
asso"iation must e !radual# There are some su"h persons to e found in every
so"iety# Su"h nole minds %ill e en!a!ed y the heart %armin! o$e"t# The
first tas( of the asso"iation must therefore e to form the youn! memers# As
these multiply and advan"e, they e"ome the apostles of enefi"en"e, and the
%or( is no% on foot, and advan"es %itha speed in"reasin! every day# The
sli!htest oservation sho%s that nothin! %ill so mu"h "ontriute to in"rease
the 4eal of the memers as se"ret union# We see %ith %hat (eenness and 4eal
the frivolous usiness of Freemasons is "ondu"ted, y persons (nit to!ether y
the se"re"y of their union# 5et this "ir"umstan"e of our "onstitution therefore
e dire"ted to this nole purpose, and then all the o$e"tions ur!ed a!ainst it
y $ealous tyranny and affri!hted superstition %ill vanish# The order %ill thus
%or( silently, and su"urely, and thou!h the !enerous enefa"tors of the
human ra"e are thus deprived of the applause of the %orld, they have the
nole pleasure of seein! their %or( prosper#" // Adam Weishaupt
Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack A !aw"er)
"<othin! %ould e more profitale to us than a ri!ht history of man(ind#
,espotism has roed them of their lierty# 2o% "an the %ea( otain
prote"tion9 6nly y union' ut this is rare# <othin! "an rin! this aout ut
hidden so"ieties# 2idden s"hools of %isdom are the means %hi"h %ill one day
free men from their onds# These have in all a!es een the ar"hives of nature,
and the ri!hts of men' and y them shall human nature e raised from her
fallen state# .rin"es and nations shall vanish from the earth# The human ra"e
%ill then e"ome one family, and the %orld %ill e the d%ellin! of -ational
// "*orality alone "an do this# The head of every family %ill e %hat
Araham %as, the patriar"h, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family,
and -eason %ill e the "ode of la%s to all man(ind# This is our !reat se"ret#
True, there maye some disturan"e' ut y and y the une)ual %ill e"ome
e)ual' and after the storm all %ill e "alm# ;an the unhappy "onse)uen"es
remain %hen the !rounds of dissention are removed9 -ouse yourselves
therefore, 6 men= Assert your ri!hts' and then %ill reason rule %ith
unper"ieved s%ay, and all shall e happy#"
"*orality %ill perform all this' and *orality is the fruit of Illumination#
,uties and ri!hts are re"ipro"al# Where o"tavious has no ri!ht, ;ato o%es him
no duty# Illumination sho%s us our ri!hts, and *orality follo%s' that *orality
%hi"h tea"hes us to e of a!e, to e out of %ardenship, to e full !ro%n, and
to %al( %ithout the leadin!/strin!s of .riests and .rin"es#"
">esus of <a4areth, the &rand *aster of our order, appeared at a time %hen
the %orld %as in the utmost ,isorder, and amon! a people %ho for a!es had
!roaned under the yol( of Bonda!e# 2e tau!ht them the lessons of reason# To
e more effe"tive, he too( the aid of -eli!ion//of opinions %hi"h %ere
"urrent//and in a very "lever manner, he "omined his se"ret do"trines %ith he
popular reli!ion, and %ith the "ustoms %hi"h lay to his hand# In these he
%rapped up his lessons //he tau!ht y parales# <ever did any prophet lead
men so easily and so se"urely alon! the road to lierty# 2e "on"ealed the
pre"ious meanin! and "onse)uen"es of his do"trines' ut fully dis"losed them
to a "hosen fe%# 2e spea(s of a (in!dom of the upri!ht and faithful' 2is
Father0s (in!dom, %ho0s "hildren %e also are# 5et us only ta(e lierty and
e)uality as the !reat aims of his do"trines, and *orality as the %ay to attain it,
and everythin! in the <e% Testament %ill e "omprehensile' and >esus %ill
appear as the -edeemer of slaves# *an has fallen from the "ondition of
5ierty and 1)uality, the STAT1 6F .?-1 <AT?-1# 2e is under
suordination and "ivil onda!e, arisin! from the vi"es of man# This is the
FA55, and 6-I&I<A5 SI<# The 3I<&,6* 6F &-A;1 is that restoration
%hi"h may e rou!ht aout y Illumination and a $ust *orality# This is the
<1W BI-T2# When man lives under !overnment, he is fallen, his %orth is
!one, and his nature tarnished# By sudoin! our passions, or limitin! their
"ravin!s, %e may re"over a !reat deal of our ori!inal %orth, and live in a state
of !ra"e# Thius is the redemption of men//this is a""omplished y *orality'
and %hen this is spread over the %orld, %e have T21 3I<&,6* 6F T21
"But alas= the tas( of self/formation %as too hard for the su$e"ts of the
-oman empire, "orrupted y every spe"ies of profli!a"y# A "hosen fe%
re"ieved the do"trines in se"ret, and they have een handed do%n to us @ut
fre)uently almost uried under ruish of man0s inventionA y the
Freemasons# These three "onditions of human so"iety are e+pressed y the
rou!h, the split, and the polished stone# The rou!h stone, and the one that is
split, e+press our "ondition under !overnment' rou!h y every frettin!
ine)uality of "ondition' and split sin"e %e are no lon!er one family' and are
farther divided y differen"es of !overnment, ran(, property, and reli!ion' ut
%hen reunited in one family %e are represented y the polished stone# & is
&ra"e, the Flamin! Star is the Tor"h of -eason# Those %ho possess this
(no%led!e are indeed Illuminati# 2iram is our fi"titious &rand *aster, slain
for the -1,1*.TI6< 6F S5AB1S' the <ine *asters are the Founders of
the 6rder# Freemasonry is a -oyal Art, inasmu"h as it tea"hes us to %al(
%ithout trammels, and to !overn ourselves#"
Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack a law"er)
##$e%& 'th ())*
" 0*on ut est de faire la -aison0 As a suordinate o$e"t I shall endeavor to
!ain se"urity to ourselves, a a"(in! in "ase of misfortunes, and assistan"e
from %ithout# I shall therefore press the "ultivation of s"ien"e, espe"ially su"h
s"ien"es as may have an influen"e on our re"eption in the %orld, and may
serve to remove osta"les out of the %ay# We have to stru!!le %ith pedantry,
%ith intoleran"e, %ith divines and statesmen, and aove all prin"es and priests
are in our %ay# *en are unfit as they are, and must e formed' ea"h "lass must
e the s"hool of trial for the ne+t# This %ill e tedious, e"ause it is ha4ardous#
In the last "lasses I propose a"ademies under the dire"tion of the order# This
%ill se"ure us the assisten"e of the literati# S"ien"e shall here e the lure# 6nly
those %ho are assuredly proper su$e"ts shall e pi"(ed out from the inferior
"lasses for the hi!her mysteries, %hi"h "ontain the first prin"iples and means
of promotin! a happy life# <o reli!ionist must, on any a""ount, e admitted
into these# For here %e %or( at the dis"overy and e+terpation of superstition
and pre$udi"es# The instru"tions shall e so "ondu"ted that ea"h shall dis"lose
%hat he thin(s he "on"eals in his o%n reast, %hat are his rulin! propensities
and passions, and ho% far he has advan"ed in the "ommand of himself# This
%ill ans%er all the purposes of auri"ular "onfession# And in parti"ular, every
person shall e made a spy on another and on all around him# <othin! "an
es"ape our site' y these means %e shall readily dis"over %ho are "ontented,
and re"ieve %ith relish the pe"uliar stated do"trines and reli!ious opinions that
are laid efore them' and at last, the trust%orthy alone %ill e admitted to a
parti"ipation of the %hole ma+ims and politi"al "onstitutions of the order# In a
"oun"il "omposed of su"h memers, %e shall laor at the "ontrivan"e of
means to drive y de!rees the enemies of reason and of humanity out of the
%orld# and to estalish a pe"uliar morality and reli!ion fitted for the !reat
so"iety of man(ind#"
Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack a law"er)
"By this plan %e shall dire"t all man(ind# In this manner, and y the
simplest means, %e shall set all in motion and in flames# The o""upations
must e so allotted and "ontrived, that %e may, in se"ret, influen"e all politi"al
transa"tions# I have "onsidered everythin!, and so prepared it that if the order
should this day !o to ruin, I shall in one year re/estalish it more rilliant than
ever# <or %ill it si!nify thou!h all should e etrayed and printed# I am so
"ertain of su"ess, in spite of all osta"les @for the sprin!s are in every heartA
that I am indifferent, thou!h it should involve my life and my lierty# But I
have the art to dra% advanta!e even from misfortune, and %hen you %ould
thin( me sun( to the ottom, I shall rise %ith ne% vi!our# Who %ould have
thou!ht, that a professor at In!olstadt %as to e"ome the tea"her of the
professors of &ottin!en and of the !reatest men in &ermany9"
Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack a law"er)
(Speaking of the +riests ,egree)
"6ne %ould almost ima!ine, that this de!ree, as I have mana!ed it , is
!enuine ;hristianity, and that it0s end %as to free the $e%s from slavery# I say,
that Freemasonry is "on"ealed ;hristianity# *y e+planation of the
heiro!lyphi"s, at least, pro"eeds on this supposition' and as I e+plain thin!s,
no man need e ashamed of ein! a ;hristian# Indeed, I after%ards thro%
a%ay this name and sustitute reason# But I assure you this is no small affair'
A ne% reli!ion, and a ne% state/!overnment, %hi"h so happily e+plain one
and all of these symols, and "omines them in one de!ree# :ou may thin(
that this is my "hief %or(' ut I have three other de!rees, all different, for my
"lass of hi!her mysteries, in "omparison %ith %hi"h this is ut "hild0s play'
ut these I (eep for myself as &eneral, to e estoyed y me only# Were you
here I should !ive you this de!ree %ithout hesitation# But it is too important to
e trusted to paper, or to e esto%ed other%ise than from my o%n hand# It is
the (ey to history, to reli!ion, and to every state !overnment in the %orld#"
-inos to Se%astian
"The proposal of 2er"ules to estalish a *inerval s"hool for !irls is
e+"ellent, ut re)uires mu"h "ir"umspe"tion# .hilo and I have lon! "onversed
on this su$e"t# We "annot improve the %orld %ithout improvin! %omen, %ho
have su"h a mi!hty influen"e on the men# But ho% shall %e !et hold of them9
2o% %ill their relations, parti"ularly their mothers, immersed in pre$udi"e,
"onsent that others shall influen"e their edu"ation9 We must e!in %ith !ro%n
!irls# 2er"ules proposes the %ife of .tolemy *a!us# I have no o$e"tion, and I
have four step/dau!hters, fine !irls# The oldest in parti"ular is e+"ellent# She is
t%enty/four, has read mu"h, is aove all pre$udi"es, and in reli!ion she thin(s
as I do# It may immediately e a very pretty So"iety, under the mana!ement of
.tolemy0s %ife, ut really under his mana!ement# :ou must "ontrive pretty
de!rees and dresses, and ornaments, and ele!ant and de"ent rituals# <o man
must e admitted# This %ill ma(e them e"ome more (een, and they %ill !o
mu"h farther than if %e %ere present, or than if they thou!ht that %e (ne% of
their pre"eedin!s# 5eave them to the s"ope of their o%n fan"ies, and they %ill
soon invent mysteries %hi"h %ill put us to the lush, and "reate an enthusiasm
%hi"h %e "an never e)ual# They %ill e our !reat apostles# -efle"t on the
respe"t, nay the a%e and terror inspired y the female mysti"s of anti)uity#
@Thin( of the ,anaids//thin( of the Thean Ba""hantes#A .tolemy0s %ife must
dire"t them, and she %ill e instru"ted y .tolemy, and my step/dau!hters %ill
"onsult %ith me# We must al%ays e at hand to prevent the introdu"tion of
any improper )uestion# We must prepare themes for their dis"ussion//thus %e
shall "onfess them, and inspire them %ith our sentiments# <o man ho%ever
must "ome near them# This %ill fire their rovin! fan"ies and %e may e+pe"t
rare mysteries# But I am doutful %hether this Asso"iation %ill e durale#
Women are fi"(le and impatient# <othin! %ill please them ut hurryin! from
de!ree to de!ree, throu!h a heap of insi!nifi"ant "eremonies, %hi"h %ill soon
lose their novelty and influen"e# To rest seriously in one ran(, and to e still
and silent %hen they have found out that the %hole is a "heat @hear the %ords
of an e+perien"ed *asonA is a tas( of %hi"h they are in"apale# They have not
our motives to perservere for years, allo%in! themselves to e led aout, and
even then to hold their ton!ues %hen they find out that they have een
de"ieved# <ay there is a ris( that they may ta(e into their heads to !ive thin!s
an opposite turn, and then, y voluptuous allurements, hei!htened y affe"ted
modesty and de"en"y, %hi"h !ive them an irresistale empire over the est
men, they may turn our 6rder upside do%n, and in their turn %ill lead the ne%
+hilo (Baron .on /nigg) To Cato (Zwack a law"er)
"We must "onsider the rulin! propensities of every a!e of the %orld# At
present the "heat and tri"(s of the priests have roused all men a!ainst them,
and a!ainst ;hristianity# But, at the same time superstition and fanati"ism rule
%ith unlimited domination, and the understandin! of man really seems to e
!oin! a"(%ards# 6ur tas(, therefore, is douled# We must !ive su"h an
a""ount of thin!s, that fanati"s shall not e alarmed, and that shall, not
%ithstandin!, e+"ite a spirit of free in)uiry# We must not thro% a%ay the !ood
%ith the ad, the "hild %ith the dirty %ater, ut %e must ma(e the se"ret
do"trines of ;hristianity e re"ieved as the se"rets of !enuine Free *asonry#
But farther, %e have to deal %ith the despotism of .rin"es# This in"reases
every day# But then, the spirit of freedom reathes and si!hs in every "orner,
and, y the assistan"e of hidden s"hools of %isdom, 5ierty, and 1)uality, the
impres"riale ri!hts of man, %arm and !lo% in every reast# We must
therefore unite these e+tremes# We pro"eed in this manner#"
">esus ;hrist estalished no ne% reli!ion' he %ould only set reli!ion and
reason in their an"ient ri!hts# For this purpose he %ould unite men in a
"ommon ond# 2e %ould fit them for this y spreadin! a $ust morality, y
enli!htnin! the understandin!, and y assistin! the mind to sha(e off all
pre$udi"es# 2e %ould tea"h all men, in the first pla"e, to !overn themselves#
-ulers %ould then e needless, and e)uality and lierty %ould ta(e pla"e
%ithout any revolution, y the natural and !entle operation of reason and
e+pedien"y# This !reat tea"her allo%s himself to e+plain every part of the
Bile in "onformity to these purposes' and he forids all %ran!lin! amon! his
s"holars, e"ause every man may there find a reasonale appli"ation to his
pe"uliar do"trines# I told you, says he, ut you "ould not ear it# *any
therefore %ere "alled, ut fe% %ere "hosen# To these ele"t %ere trusted the
most important se"rets' and even amon! them there %ere de!rees of
information# There %as a seventy and a t%elve# all this %as in the natural
order of thin!s, and a""ordin! to the haits of the $e%s, and indeed of all
anti)uity# The >e%ish theosophy %as a mystery, li(e the 1leusinian or the
.ytha!orian, unfit for the vul!ar, and thus the do"trines of ;hristianity %ere
"ommitted to the adepti, in a dis"iplina ar"ani# By these they %ere maintained,
li(e the vestal fire# They %ere (ept up, only in hidden so"ieties, %ho handed
them do%n to posterity' and they are no% possessed y the &enuine
0uotes $rom the Writings of the Illuminati

"These po%ers are despots, %hen they do not "ondu"t themselves y it0s
prin"iples' and it is therefore our duty to surround them %ith it0s memers, so
that the profane may have no a""ess to them# Thus %e are ale most
po%erfully to promote it0s interests# If any person is more disposed to listen to
.rin"es than to the 6rder, he is not fit for it, and must rise no hi!her# We must
do our utmost to pro"ure the advan"ement of the Illuminati into all important
"ivil offi"es#"

"-ulers %ho are memers must e promoted throu!h the ran(s of the order
only in proportion as they a"(no%led!e the !oodness of it0s !reat o$e"t, and
manner of pro"edure# It0s o$e"t may e said to e the "he"(in! of tyranny and
prin"es, noles and priests, and estalishin! a universal e)uality of "ondition
and of reli!ion#"

"For the 6rder %ishes to e se"ret, and to %or( in silen"e, for thus it is etter
se"ured from the oppression of the rulin! po%ers, and e"ause this se"re"y
!ives a !reater 4est to the %hole#"

"It %ill e of !reat servi"e, and pro"ure us oth mu"h information and
money, and %ill suit "harmin!ly the taste of many of our truest memers, %ho
are lovers of the se+# It should "onsist of t%o "lasses , the virtuous and the
freer hearted' they must not (no% of ea"h other, and must e under the
dire"tion of men, ut %ithout (no%in! it# .roper oo(s must e put into their
hands, and su"h @ut se"retlyA as are flatterin! to their passions#"

"We must allo% the underlin!s to ima!ine @ut %ithout tellin! them the
truthA that %e dire"t all the Free *ason lod!es, and even all others, and that
the !reatest *onar"hs are under our !uidan"e, %hi"h indeed is here and there
the "ase#"

"There is no %ay of influen"in! men so po%erfully as y means of the
%omen# These should therefore e our "hief study' %e should insinuate
ourselves into their !ood opinion, !ive them hints of eman"ipation from the
tyranny of puli" opinion, and of standin! up for themselves' it %ill e an
immense relief to their enslaved minds to e freed from any one ond of
restraint, and it %ill fire them the more, and "ause them to %or( for us %ith
4eal, %ithout (no%in! that they do so, for they %ill only e indul!in! their
o%n desire of personal admiration#"

"We must %in the "ommon people in every "orner# This %ill e otained
"hiefly y means of the s"hools, and y open, hearty ehaviour, sho%,
"ondes"ention, popularity, and toleration of their pre$udi"es, %hi"h %e shall at
leisure root out and dispel#"

"If a %riter pulishes anythin! that attra"ts noti"e, and is in itself $ust, ut
does not a""ord %ith our plan, %e must endeavor to %in him over, or de"ry

"The !reat stren!th of our 6rder lies in it0s "on"ealment, let it never appear
in any pla"e in it0s o%n name, ut al%ays "overed y another name, and
another o""upation# <one is fitter than the three lo%er de!rees of
Freemasonry, the puli" is a""ustomed to it, e+pe"ts little from it, and
therefore ta(es little noti"e of it# <e+t to this, the form of a learned or literary
so"iety is est suited to our purpose, and had Freemasonry not e+isted, this
"over %ould have een employed' and it may e mu"h more than a "over, it
may e a po%erful en!ine in our hands# By estalishin! -eadin! So"ieties,
and sus"ription liraries, and ta(in! these under our dire"tion, and supplyin!
them throu!h our laours, %e may turn the puli" mind %hi"h %ay %e %ill#"

"A literary so"iety is the most proper form for the introdu"tion of our order
into any state %here %e are yet stran!ers#"

"The po%er of the 6rder must surely e turned to the advanta!e of it0s
memers# All must e assisted# They must e preferred to all persons
other%ise of e)ual merit# *oney, servi"es, honory !oods and lood, must e
e+pended for the fully proved rethren, and the unfortunate must e relieved
y the funds of the so"iety#"
2istory of the &reat Seal of the ?nited States C
the on!oin! !ro%th of the Illuminati D
6nly a short period efore the "Foundin! Fathers" had adopted the "Seal of
the Illuminati", as part of the "&reat Seal", they had several different ideas and
versions of the proposed "Seal"# The follo%in! three desi!ns %ere put
revie%ed y the First ;ommittee in 1776, ut they did not adopt the Illuminati
Seal at this time# 2o%ever, the &reat Seal says, "1776" in -oman <umerals#
That is e"ause the Foundin! of the Illuminati %as in 1776#
,u SimitiEre0s s(et"h of his proposalD .ierre 1u!Ene ,u SimitiEre %as a
"urious "hara"ter# As a talented artist s(illed in heraldry, he desi!ned the state
seals of ,ela%are, &eor!ia, and Bir!inia# As an avid "olle"tor of all thin!s
Ameri"an, he started the first Ameri"an museum# This s(et"h is part of the
5irary of ;on!ress ?#S# ;apitol 1+hiit, "A *ore .erfe"t ?nionD
Symoli4in! the <ational ?nion of States#"
First "ommittee0s "hoi"e for the &reat Seal D 6n Au!ust 78th, the "ommittee
made its reportD A shield %ith emlems of the si+ 1uropean "ultures that
mi!rated to Ameri"aD three for Britain @1n!lish rose, S"ottish thistle, Irish
harpA and three for "ontinental 1urope @Fren"h fleur/de/lis, &erman ea!le,
Bel!i" lionA# Supportin! the shieldD the &oddess of 5ierty, %ho holds a spear
and %ears the .hry!ian "ap, and the &oddess of >usti"e %ith her alan"e#
This first "ommittee0s "hoi"e for the reverse %as asi"ally >efferson0s
revision of Fran(lin0s proposalD ".haraoh sittin! in an open ;hariot, a ;ro%n
on his head and a S%ord in his hand passin! throu!h the divided Waters of the
-ed Sea in .ursuit of the IsraelitesD -ays from a .illar of Fire in the ;loud,
e+pressive of the divine .resen"e and ;ommand, eamin! on *oses %ho
stands on the shore and e+tendin! his hand over the Sea "auses it to
over%helm .haraoh# *ottoD -eellion to Tyrants is 6edien"e to &od#"
The Se"ond ;ommittee %as led y Fran"is 2op(inson# In 1776 he helped
desi!n the &reat Seal of <e% >ersey, and he "reated the Ameri"an fla! that
;on!ress adopted on >une 1F, 1777# .rior to that, he had si!ned the
,e"laration of Independen"e as a dele!ate from <e% >ersey# 2e had desi!ned
a GF8 C a GH8 Bill in 177I# 6n the GF8 Bill, the rays of li!ht shinin! from the
radiant eye su!!est a pyramid as they illuminate %hat appears to e a
sa"rifi"ial alter %ith a flame that is surrounded y thirteen stars# 2ere is a
pi"ture of them oth D
The Third ;ommittee %as led y William Barton and he sumitted this desi!n
for the reverse side of the &reat seal D
It is su!!ested that the GH8 Bill aove %as the inspiration for the desi!n of
the reverse side of the &reat Seal# I don0t (no% %hether this is true or not, ut
it seems a%fully suspi"ious if the Final ,esi!n for the &reat Seal, %hi"h %e
have today, %as a"tually the ori!inal "Seal of the Illuminati" as dis"overed on
the do"uments %hi"h %ere re"overed y the 1le"tor of Bavaria, and today
reside in the British *useum and 5ouvre *useum# A""ordin! to >ordan
*a+%ell, this is %here they are today# Someone should !et a pi"ture of them
for "omparison#
"Arms of the ?nited States" / ;olumian *a!a4ine J .hiladelphia, 17I6
>ames Tren"hard0s en!ravin!s are the first reali4ations of the &reat Seal# A reali4ation is
a dra%in! of a seal ased on its la4on, the %ritten heraldi" des"ription#
@1verythin! aout the history of the !reat Seal, and all ima!es are ta(en from the &reat
Seal Wesite# What is interestin! to note in the last t%o pi"tures here is that they oth
"ome from a ma!a4ine entitled ";olumian *a!a4ine"# What most people don0t (no%
aout is the ";olumian Fa"tion of the Illumniati" that "ame here to Ameri"a in the mid
to late 17880s# There is a little (no%n oo( pulished in the late 17880s titled "A Full
1+position of the ;lintonian Fa"tion of the ;olumian Illuminati and an a""ount of his
"ertifi"ate men"# / This is %here %e !et the ;olumia Spa"e Shuttle, ;olumia
?niversity, and ;olumia Broad"astin!#A
Then the Site !oes on to say D A""ordin! to its offi"ial history, the &reat Seal %as not
desi!ned y *asons# And a""ordin! to the *asons themselves, the &reat Seal is not a
*asoni" symol# @Is this not more eviden"e9A From the offi"ial *asons, a )uote "The
first "offi"ial" use and definition of the all/seein! eye as a *asoni" symol seems to
have "ome in 17K7 %ith The
Freemasons *onitor of Thomas Smith We // 1F years after ;on!ress adopted the
desi!n for the seal"# # From "The 1ye in the .yramid" / To read the Full Te+t / ;li"(
There %ere many Freemasons on the ;ontinent at the time of the
-evolutionary %ar# This is %ell (no%n, as it is %ell (no%n that many of the
foundin! fathers %ere, themselves, Freemasons# But the follo%in! t%o points
are not so %ell (no%n D
1# That &eor!e Washin!ton made remar(s "on"ernin! the Illuminati that %ere
)uoted from him and in"luded in the diaries# 2e indi"ated that the Illuminati
%ere a threat to the ;olonial Army#
7# That Adam Weishaupt had dire"tly stated, as an o$e"tive of the Illuminati,
that they %ere to infiltrate the *asoni" ran(s and a)uire the ma$ority of their
memers from this method# Su"h as y lurin! %ith mysteries and promises of
a Se"ret So"iety %hi"h even outran(s the *asons#

2as the Illuminati "ontinued to !ro%9 >ust loo( at the "onne"tions in the
follo%in! symolism D
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;olumia Broad"astin! C ;olumia *otion .i"tures @,o they (no% somethin! you
British Intelli!en"e / *I6

Founder of the Illuminati .Illuminati of Bavaria. founded 1776 Seal of the Illuminati Adam Weishaupt Founder of the Illuminati Quotes By Adam Weishaupt.

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