When you talk about the origin of an organization that is controlling the fate of the world, obviously you have to start in a period that would allow a movement of this magnitude, had time to ferment. Changes such as those that ocurred and are occurring, are not realized from day to night. We are dealing with a group who should have grown during a long period of time, in order to gain power and necessary influence to achieve the global control. When you think in this context, there is such a group: The Illuminati.

The founder and leader of the Illuminati was a man named Dr. Adam Weishaupt, who was born on February 6, 1748, the son of a Jewish rabbi. When his father died in 1753, he converted to Catholicism by indoctrinated Baron Johann Adam Ickstatt, who delegated the formation of the boy, to the Jesuit order. Ickstatt in 1742, had been appointed by the Jesuits to be the curator of the University of Ingolstadt in order to reorganize it.

Although Weishaupt later became a priest, he developed a distinct hate to the jesuits, and became an atheist. Given access to the private library of Ickstatt by his godfather, the young man became interested in the works of the French line philosophers, and studied law, economics, politics and history. A philosopher as Voltaire (1694-1778), a revolutionary who helds religious liberals ideas, had written a letter to King Frederick II ("the Great"), a mason:

"Finally, when the whole body of the Church is sufficiently weakened in their loyalty, the final blow must be given by the persecution sword. A reign of terror must spread across the land, and it will continue, while there is a Christian, obstinate enough, to adhere to Christianity."

It is believed that Weishaupt got his ideas, about the destruction of the Church, through the writings of Voltaire. He studied at France, where he met Robespierre (who later led the French Revolution), and made friends with some people in French Royal Court. It is alleged that through these contacts he was introduced to Satanism.

He has graduated in the University of Ingolstadt, [Bavaria] in 1768. He worked four years as a tutor, until he was promoted to Assistant Instructor. In 1772, Weishaupt was made professor of civil law and in 1773, a professor of canonic law, a position which was occupied by the jesuits for 90 years. In that time, the jesuits had founded most universities, and maintained strict control of them in order to eliminate Protestant influences.

In 1770, he was chosen by Meyer Amschel Rothschild to develop an organization that he could use.

In 1773, Weishaupt got married against the wishes of Ickstatt. Two years later, at age 27, received the title of Dean of the Faculty of Law. The jesuits, worried about their fast progress, tried to prevent his influence, secretly conspiring against him and his liberal thought. Not wanting to be a Martyr, Weishaupt gets to focus on establishing his organization. To confuse his detractors, he based the organizational structure, in that used by the jesuits, however, their intention was to create a secret coalition of liberalism.

He studied the anti-Christian doctrines of the Manicheans, whose teachings revolved around medicine, astrology and magic. He had been indoctrinated into occult egyptian practices by an unknown merchant named Kolmer, in Jutland (the area around the border of Denmark and West Germany), since he had traveled throughout Europe, since 1771. He studied the power of the Eleusis mysteries and the influence exerted by the secret sect of Pythagorichs. Pitagoras was a philosopher, who had lived about 6 B.C., who teached that men and women must to combine their possessions, the base of the communism. Weishaupt also studied the teachings of the first hormones, and acquired copies of Kabbalah, the primary key of Salomon, and The Lesser Key of Salomon, who showed him how to cast demons and occult rituals.

He also studied various Masonic writings, after meeting a Protestant Freemason in Hanover. At first he thought creating a superior Masonic organization, whose members, should be men with superior abilities in all fields, but concluded that Masonry was too open and dropped the idea.

Weishaupt spent five years working on a level by which all ideas could be reduced to a single system, which would be used to fight against the religion oppression, resulting in the loosening of social ties. He wanted to replace Christianity by a religion of reason. The initial idea was to form an organization comprised of "Schools of Wisdom ', whose aim was "to make the human race, a good and happy family". They were fighting for moral perfection, and thought of naming their group 'Perfectibilists', but lacked his air of mystery and intrigue that he sought.

In 1774, he published a fictitious article called Sidonie Apollinarus fragment, with the intention to prepare the people for the doctrine of reason. Weishaupt wrote:

"Princes and nations will disappear without violence from the earth. The human race will then become one family, and the world is the abode of reasonable men."

He also wrote about their goals:

"To make the 'perfect powers of reason' interest to mankind, to spread awareness of feelings, both human and social, to check evil tendencies ... to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and science."

On May 1, 1776, under the direction of the newly formed House of Rothschild (Wessely, Moses Mendelssohn, and bankers Itzig, Friedlander, and Meyer), who promoted the American Revolution to weaken Great Britain, Weishaupt founded the "Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria", which later became known as the "Order of the Illuminati." Weishaupt said that the name was derived from Luciferian teachings, and in Latin means "Bearer of Light". In layman's terms, this means 'light' or 'give birth'. "This is someone who is enlightened, spiritually and intellectually. Satan, when he was an angel, was known as Lucifer, the "Bringer of Light" and, with the group's name evolved from that, we can see the nature basic goals. In addition, 01 may be a great day for all communist countries, where it is known as May Day, and he is also known as a special day to witches.

Starting with only five members (Weishaupt and his inner circle ...), the Illuminati were not fully operational until 1778. Weishaupt wrote:

"The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment, let it never appear in any place under its own name, but always concealed by another name and another occupation. Nothing fits than the three lower degrees of Freemasonry . The public is accustomed to it, and wait a little of this and, therefore, give little attention to it ... For the secret of desire Order, work in silence, for thus are protected from the oppression of rulers, and because it is secret, generate a greater enthusiasm to the whole. "

The order was then composed of three degrees: Apprentice, Bright Minerval and Minerval. It was organized in a similar manner to the Masonic orders and the Jesuits. Even disliking the Jesuits, he admired its hierarchical structure. He wrote that no ex-Jesuit could be admitted except by special permission. He wrote that "should be avoided like the plague." Their rites and ceremonies were created similar to the Freemasons. His goal, he said, was to have a world government, to allow the elite to rule the world, avoiding future wars. One of his first programs was the distribution of anti-religious material to criticize religious leaders, who were saw as obstacles to social progress, and taxed as "enemies of mankind and society".

All members were required to adopt classical names. Weishaupt was called 'Spartacus' (which had been the leader of the insurrection of slaves in ancient Rome). His right hand, Xavier von Zwack, a lawyer from Prince von Salm, was known as 'Cato', Nicolai, the bookseller, was 'Luciano', Professor Westenreider was 'Pythagoras', Canon Hertel was 'Marius', Marquis di Constanza 'Diomedes'; Massenhausen was 'Ajar'; Baron von Schroeckenstein was 'Mohomed', and Baron von Mengenhofen was 'Sylla'.

The main house of the order is based in Munich, Germany, and known as the Grand Lodge of the Illuminati, code-named 'Athens'. Among their other four lodges: Ingolstadt was known as 'Ephesus', Heidelberg as 'Utica', Bavaria as 'Acaia' e Frankfurt was known as 'Thebes'.

The schedule was redone, and the months known by Hebrew language suggestive names: January was known as 'Dimeh' and February as 'Benmeh', etc.. They dated their letters according to the Persian era, named after the king who ruled Persia in 632 BC, Jezdegerd. Their new year began on March 21, some sources say is New Year's Halloween Day.

In 1777, Weishaupt joined the eclectic Masonic lodge 'Theodore of Good Counsel' in Munich and at the end of 1778, he came up with the idea of ​​merging the Illuminati and the Freemasons. Xavier von Zwack became a Mason on November 27, 1778, and working with a brother Mason, Abbé Marotti, he divulged the secret of the Order. In mid-1779, the Munich Masonic Lodge was under the complete influence of the Illuminati.

During the first four years, about 60 active members had been recruited by a committee known as the 'Insinuators', and nearly 1000 have become indirectly affiliated with the Order. Shortly after, three more stores would be established.

Few knew about the supreme direction of the Order. Only those in the inner circle, known as 'Areopagite' (Court), were aware of their true purpose. For all others, Weishaupt said he wanted a world government, in order to prevent all future wars. The book 'World Revolution' (by Nesta Webster) stated:

"The art of the Enlightenment was to enlist so naives as adepts, by encouraging dreams of honest visionaries or the schemes of fanatics, stroking the vanity of ambitious selfishes, working on unbalanced brains, or playing with passions as greed and power, for men of totally divergent aims serve the secret purposes of the order".

Foolish, naive, with money to burn, were especially welcome. Weishaupt wrote:

"They fill our numbers and complete with money our box; let's work, these gentlemen must take the bait ... But let's be careful not to tell them our secrets, that kind of person should always believe that the degree that is the higher". Weishaupt explained: "We must speak sometimes one way, sometimes another, so that our real goal remains impenetrable to our inferiors".

And what was the purpose? was nothing less than 'gain power and riches, to undermine the secular government and religion, in order to achieve world domination.' "

Initiates were told that the Order represented the highest ideals of the Church, and that Christ was the first advocate of the Enlightenment, and his secret mission was to restore to men the original liberty and equality, which had lost in the Garden of Eden. Weishaupt said that Christ exhorted his disciples to despise riches in order to prepare the world for the community of goods, which would end with the property. Weishaupt wrote to Zwack:

"The most remarkable of all is that great Protestant and reformed theologians (Lutherans and Calvinists) who belong to our Order really believe they see it, the true and genuine principles of the Christian religion".

However, when one of Weishaupt's followers would reach the highest degree, the secret was revealed:

"Behold our secret ... in order to destroy all Christianity, all religions, we have to pretend to have the only true religion ... to release, one day, the human race from all religions".

Women were also enlisted. He wrote:

"There is no better way to influence the mighty men, as through women, therefore, must be our main study;. We must win their confidence, give them tips for their emancipation from the tyranny of public opinion, and to walk by themselves ... "

He also wrote: "This sex has a lot of the world in their hands." Female members were divided into two groups: one group of society women, to give the organization an air of respectability, and the other, 'that would help meet those brothers who have a penchant for pleasure'. The Illuminati also used monetary and sex bribery to obtain control of men in high places to then blackmail them with the threat of financial ruin and public exposure and even with death.

A fighting soon developed because of Weishaupt's thirst for power. Moreover, because only accept personal gifts, the Order suffered financial losses.

In 1780, a new member, Baron Franz Friedrich Knigge (1752-1796), was recruited and given the pseudonym of "Philo". Knigge was born on October 16, 1752, studied law in Göttingen, working in the courts of Hesse-Cassel and Weimar, and was a well known writer of poetry, romance and philosophy. He joined the Masonic lodge of Strict Observance that was dedicated to the elimination of the occult sciences, which were widely practiced at the time. Not being able to achieve the intent, the store was forced to accept them (the occult). Knigge achieved the rank of commander's brother, and had the title of Knight of the Swan. He helped in the creation of a new Masonic lodge at Hanau. Because of his interest in the occult, magic and alchemy, he joined the Rosicrucians, a secret organization that dates back to the fourteenth century.

He later renounced alchemy, and devoted his studies to develop a form of Freemasonry which enables man to regain the perfection they once had before the fall of Adam and Eve. His idea was to reform Masonry, and he would do these proposals in Congress Wilhelmsbad. However, the Marquis of Constanza (known as "one of the most notorious of the Illuminati") informed the baron that the Illuminati had already done it. In order to lure him, Weishaupt portrayed the Order as representing the greatest advancement in science and also as dedicated to philosophical progress. Once these proposals have fallen in line with the thinking Knigge, he was hooked by the Illuminati Order.

Knigge fell into a trap and was used by Ilumminati by his talent for organization, soon becoming the head of the Circle of Westphalia. Knigge was an instrumental in the appointment of Freemasons to the Illuminati circle. Weishaupt wrote of him:

"Philo" is a master to take lessons, give me six men of his mark, and with them, I will change the face of the Universe ... Philo does more than we all expected, he is the man who alone will lead us to our goals".

Knigge was firmly supported by members of the Areopagite, who felt that Weishaupt's supreme authority should be shared with other adepts. They even agree with some proposed Knigge changes, for the organization. They were approved on July 9, 1781. Knigge was able to more effectively recruit new members, and from 1780 onwards, the growth of the Order was very rapid because its expansion was facilitated through its affiliation with the Masonic lodges. His goal now was to divide mankind into opposing ideologies, who would fight one another, weakening national governments and organized religions.