The Illuminati are one of the biggest conspiracy theories in the world. It is said many celebrities are associated with it; people on YouTube tend to search it and push up views of those talking about it. However, the Illuminati were, and perhaps still are, a real group of people with the motive of eradicating all governments and religions and ruling the world with a single government. There are few facts about the Illuminati and much that we still do not know.
- What is the Illuminati?
The Illuminati, also known as the Bavarian Illuminati, were a group of people that functioned between the years 1776 to 1785. It was founded by a man named Adam Weishaupt, who was originally a catholic, refused his faith and decided to create his own organization. He believed in the enlightenment ideals and wanted to promote these among the elitist communities. They were a group of 9-10 people who had decided to take over the world. Adam would train them in secular values, philanthropy, and in reason or rationality, as he had hoped that when one day they took over, they could be able to influence political power. The group started with a very small number of members but grew up to a maximum of 2500 people. They did join Freemasons to recruit stronger partners.
- Purpose of the Illuminati
There are two sides to the history of Illuminati – weird and unusual protocols and symbols, and then there is the actual purpose. People believe that they had bizarre rituals and used the owl as a symbol. They were very particular about anonymity and made sure to keep the identities of their members a secret. They would at one time not trust anyone above the age of 30 as they believed that those people are too set in the way they think and have difficulty adapting. However, the actual purpose of the organization was to promote self-rule and eradicate monarchy and clerical rule.
- How did they disappear?
The Illuminati were quashed by the Bavarian Duke. This is because he decided to ban secret societies, and as Illuminati were a secret society that was very particular about its member’s identities and their ideology, the Duke decided to banish them. There were serious and cruel punishments for those that decided to join the group. The group then broke apart and went underground as people believe.
The Illuminati are said to still exist today and some people even confuse them with Freemasons, who are completely different. The Illuminati stood for Enlightenment ideas and some say wanted to bring about a cult culture and one government rule.