Illuminati

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The Eye of Providence is often said to be a symbol of the Illuminati. It is on top of the pyramid on the back of the US $1 bill, the back of the Great Seal of the United States, and other official documents.

The Illuminati (the “enlightened ones”) was a late 18th century German political secret society. Adam Weishaupt, a Bavarian philosopher and lawyer, started the secret society on the 1st of May 1776 at the University of Ingolstadt . In 1785 it was outlawed in Bavaria.

Originally, they opposed superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. They supported women’s education and gender equality.[1]

Later, other groups formed using the same name.[2][3] There is no evidence that these present-day groups have any significant power or influence. They promote themselves using the Bavarian Illuminati to attract membership.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 McKeown, Trevor W. 2009. A Bavarian Illuminati Primer. Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon A.F. & A.M.
  2. "The Illuminati Order Homepage". Illuminati-order.com. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
  3. "Official website of The Illuminati Order". Illuminati-order.org. Retrieved 2011-08-06.