This is the next installment of a series of articles delving into the “rabbit hole” of rumors, myths and conspiracy theories. I view each conspiracy theory I come across as a kind of hypothesis. I go into each one with a completely open and unbiased mind set so that I can understand each theory and decide for myself if it is believable or even in the realm of possibility.
Many of the theories covered in this series of articles will be viewed by some as “loony” or “woo woo”…if you are one of these then I ask you to ask yourself why you see it that way? Is it because of your own personal beliefs? Is it because society has told you that the fringe population who believes in these theories are, for the most part, insane?
Do you believe in any of the teachings of any of the known religions? If you do, then what is so crazy about believing these theories? If some people can believe that some strange, mysterious being created us all for no better reason than because he felt like it and with no purpose other than to worship that being then why is it crazy to believe that aliens genetically engineered us to be slaves for them? Why is it crazy to believe that there are secret societies populated by the rich elite of the world who know of certain secrets of the universe and that these groups make major decisions and control things from behind the scenes? Those are some questions I ask of you, and you should ask of yourself, if you find yourself feeling like these posts are full of insanity and nothing more.
If you have not read the first two parts of this series, you can do so by clicking the links below:
If you have ever been on the internet then you have at least a passing knowledge of this group. The online presence of the Illuminati and those who make it their mission to expose the group is substantial. There are people who dedicate all of their time to researching and exposing the actions and plans of this group and all of its subgroups that have come into existence over the centuries. But where did it begin and how does this group tie into the previous topics in this series?
The Illuminati is easily the most convoluted and deeply intertwined conspiracy theory around. They have been blamed for every major world event, most wars, the banking industry, the debauchery of Hollywood, the list really does go on and on and on. Just Google the word “Illuminati”, or search it on Youtube, and you will see what I mean.
While these secret societies are heavily tied to Masons as well as the Occult, I am saving the Occult stuff for another post. I am not of the opinion that all Masons are Illuminati, I am sure there are members of these groups that are low ranking and not aware of the evil connections they have made by joining with these groups. There is a Masonic Lodge in practically every town in the country after all, and saying that every member is into the same evil shit, no matter how high their “degree” is within the organization, is just stereotypic and it is wrong. That being said, let’s take a look at the Secret Societies section of the Rabbit Hole.
The origin of the Illuminati secret society can be traced back to May of 1776. The Bavarian Illuminati was founded during the Enlightenment era by Adam Weishaupt. Their goals as an organization were “to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them.” Control was always the goal of this group, even in the early days in Germany.
The ruler of Bavaria, Charles Theodore, was supported by the Roman Catholic Church in outlawing the society through several edicts over a period of six years. The group was also blamed by many for being behind the French Revolution. People are naturally suspicious of groups of men who gather in secret to conspire with one another about world affairs, and for good reason.
The official history shows that the Bavarian Illuminati was the only one and that it died out in the 1700s when it was outlawed. But many others believe that, rather than disbanding, the society merely went underground while simultaneously travelling overseas to come to America. From there they simply grew, morphed and grew some more until they became the powerful cabal that many conspiracy theorists believe exists today. You can read a pretty in depth historical account for the Bavarian Illuminati on Wikipedia.
Another good article that goes in depth on the history of this group can be found here as well. Here are two quotes from historical figures that can be found in the article I just linked.
“A mystical Fraternity, who, in an earlier age, boasted of secrets of which the Philosopher’s Stone was but the least; who considered themselves the heirs of all that the Chaldeans, the Magi, the Gymnosophists, and the Platonists had taught; and who differed from all the darker Sons of Magic in the virtue of their lives, the purity of their doctrines, and their insisting, as the foundation of all wisdom, on the subjugation of the sense, and the intensity of Religious Faith?”
– Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, 1884 [1. Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Zanoni]
“The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans.”
– British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1876
Modern Day Illuminati
Illuminati today is more of an umbrella term for all secret societies and shadow governments. There are so many different secret societies that it is hard to believe that all of them are connected to the Illuminati, although many of the symbols used can be connected with pretty much all of these groups.
Many believe that the Illuminati, in conjunction with hundreds of other secret societies that are really nothing more than offshoots of the original, run the world, the banking industry, world governments, the scientific and medical communities, Hollywood, etc. There are plenty of documentaries and web broadcasters on Youtube that speculate on this topic.
For those who believe in the Illuminati oriented shadow government, the connection to the Occult is just on the other side of a very short bridge. Strange rituals are rumored to be carried out at the meetings of these societies. For example, the ritual of the Cremation of Care at Bohemian Grove in Northern California every July. Here is a short video featuring some images from the Annals of Bohemian Grove.
Here is a video that was taken years ago by Alex Jones, who purportedly snuck into the woods, dodging security and making it to where the “festivities” were being held. This video is a clip from a much longer documentary made by Mr. Jones about the Dark Secrets inside Bohemian Grove.
In my view, there are a few options here for drawing conclusions about this group that may or may not exist. Maybe these people are just strange. Maybe they blow off the steam caused by the pressure of being a world leader or in a high stress power position. Or maybe, just maybe, they truly believe in this stuff and are performing actual dark magick rituals right under our noses.
As always, I encourage you to research the topic on your own and draw your own conclusions based on your own opinions. That is all we really have when it comes to weird stuff like this, opinions.
Did I miss anything? If there is something that you think should have been in this article, please let me know in the comments. The next installment of this series will cover some topics that are deep in the rabbit hole of reality.