Important NoticeThere is significant confusion about the Illuminati Order in two key areas. It now seems vital to clarify these two points right up front so those affected do not waste their time or ours, and to help avoid hurt feelings and bitter reactions:
1. Rich and Famous: The Illuminati Order does not control the entertainment industry. If instant fame and free money are the primary reasons you want to join, you are in the wrong place.
2. Religion: The Illuminati Order will not buy or help you sell your soul, and no ritual sacrifice is required to join. The Illuminati Order is a nonreligious organization in exactly the same way that governments should be nonreligious. It is neither anti-religious nor does it promote religion. Such views and practices are left solely to the discretion of each individual, as long as they do not violate the individual rights of others. You will not find any religious instruction advocated herein.Please keep these facts in mind as you continue reading.
About UsAdam Weishaupt established the original Bavarian Illuminati in 1776. Even though some evolution has occurred, the Illuminati Order (also known as the IO) is still a republican (not the U.S. political party, as it did not exist then) freethought movement which advocates freedom from church domination over philosophy and science, release from the excesses of state oppression, and educating women and treating them as intellectual equals. (In case you were wondering, women are accepted into the IO as peers.) These ideals were very unorthodox in the beginning, and still are in some parts of the world. The Illuminati Order has come a long way, but it still has a very long way to go.
The Illuminati Order has evolved into a global network that promotes a general knowledge and acceptance of the concept of individual rights and the proper role of government as protector of these rights.
Members of the Illuminati Order work together to spread the seeds of freedom far and wide. John Adams said, "Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people ... Let us dare to read, think, speak and write." The Illuminati Order could not agree more! One of its goals is to establish a local influence in every country on this planet.
To learn what is meant by the concept of individual rights, read "Man's Rights"; to learn what is meant by the proper role of government, read "The Nature Of Government." Both essays are by Ayn Rand and can be found in either The Virtue Of Selfishness (VOS) or Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (CUI), though VOS is preferred because of its other valuable essays dealing specifically with rights. These books are usually kept in stock at most major bookstores or easily ordered.
It must be emphasized, however, that the Illuminati Order is not an Objectivist organization, per se. Accepting Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, is not a requirement of membership.All who support individual rights--which include the rights to life, liberty, justly acquired property, and the pursuit of happiness--are encouraged to join us!
Why here? Why now?The Internet offers the means to reach an amazing number of people both quickly and easily, which is at once a blessing and a curse. Many people have at least heard of the term "Illuminati," which is good. However, because of widespread conspiracy theories, a significant portion of what they have heard about the Illuminati Order is incorrect. One of the purposes of this site is to act against the misconceptions and disinformation and set the record straight by revealing the true nature of the Illuminati Order.
To begin with, the Illuminati Order actually supports personal freedom. It is pro-liberty and many of its members are outspoken advocates of individual rights. The term "libertarian" describes it very well.
Secrecy: Past, Present and FutureA universally accepted theme of the Illuminati Order is that of being a secret society. Using this, some have tried to discredit its authenticity because it is not as secret as it is supposedly required to be. So, to be clear here and now, the Illuminati Order is only as secret as necessary in order to exist relatively unimpeded.
It was on this topic that Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, wrote the following with regard to the Illuminati: "As Weishaupt lived under the tyranny of a despot and priests, he knew that caution was necessary even in spreading information, and the principles of pure morality. This has given an air of mystery to his views, was the foundation of his banishment. ... If Weishaupt had written here, where no secrecy is necessary in our endeavors to render men wise and virtuous, he would not have thought of any secret machinery for that purpose."This situation is in a constant state of flux, both in the United States and elsewhere. Since the Illuminati Order takes secrecy and privacy very seriously, it is monitoring this closely. It will not hesitate to make any internal changes deemed appropriate and necessary.