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An Illuminati Primer by Henry Makow

An Illuminati Primer
By Henry Makow Ph.D.
November 19, 2005

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

Politics has banished Religion from public discourse but Religion still offers the best description of political reality.

The essence of political struggle is actually spiritual, a cosmic battle between God (Good) and Satan (Evil) for the soul of man.

The struggle is between an international financial elite dedicated to Satan, led by the Illuminati, and the remnants of humanity that still uphold God’s Plan. The unsuspecting masses hang in the balance, inhabiting a fool’s paradise like children.

This struggle is not between nations, religions or between ideologies of Left or Right. This occult elite creates and controls both sides of every conflict in order to obscure and at the same time advance its long-term agenda.

The elite plan is to remake the planet as its private neo feudal preserve. This involves the reduction of the world’s population through plague, catastrophe or war; mind control/breeding of the survivors as serfs; and the enshrinement of Lucifer as god.

A cataclysm could happen within the next 10-20 years. We’re living on borrowed time, duped by the media and distracted by sex while the elite tests and imposes various methods of manipulation and control.

Thousands of organizations like the UN promote the elite’s “world government” agenda with practically no public scrutiny. More recently, the elite instigated the Sept. 11 attacks in order to justify their “War on Terror” the repressive “Patriot Act”, and Iraq War. The flooding of New Orleans, vaccinations and the bird flu epidemic are other tests or possible harbingers.

Sophisticated and dedicated people roll their eyes when told about this conspiracy. They are hypnotized by their “education” and the mass media.

The “Illuminati” sounds fantastic but it is NOT a chimera. Hidden within Freemasonry, it is the Church of Satan. Its membership was known; its premises were raided. Plans and correspondence were seized and published. Defectors attested to the grave danger at formal inquiries. It was suppressed but went underground. It has since grown so powerful that it has literally defined the modern age (under the guise of “progress,” “reform” and “revolution”) and now threatens the future of humanity.


The term “Illuminati” means “enlightened ones” and refers to Lucifer, the “light bringer.” Its essential philosophy is to substitute “reason” i.e. expedience for “right reason” i.e. universal morality.

“Do as thou wilt” was the Illuminati motto. The Illuminati will define reality, not God or nature. Illuminism or “humanism” is a secular religion and a period of transition to Satanism i.e. “tolerance.” The decline of public decency makes this increasingly apparent.

Whether it’s a plant, a dog or a child, each flourishes naturally following its inherent design given a little nourishment and love. The Illuminati wishes to negate the inherent course of human development by promoting dysfunction under such guises as “freedom” and the cookie cutter of “equality.”

The Illuminati represents the traditional feudal power elite, the alliance of European aristocracy and Jewish moneylenders, united by money, marriage and the occult. In 1770, Mayer Rothschild hired the 22-year-old Adam Weishaupt, a university instructor (son of a rabbi raised as a Catholic) to attract the cream of European society to a secret cult designed to reverse the course of Western (i.e. Christian) civilization (hence the term “revolution.”)

I am summarizing “Final Warning” an online book by David Allen Rivera and James Wardner’s excellent book “Unholy Alliances” (pp.34-51)

The Illuminati was founded May 1, 1776. Weishaupt wrote: “The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment, let it never appear, in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Freemasonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it.”

An understanding was reached with the Masons at the Congress of Wilhelmsbad on December 20, 1781 to add the Illuminati hierarchy to the first three degrees of Masonry. On returning home, Comte de Virieu, a Mason from the Martiniste lodge at Lyons, reported: “I can only tell you that all this is very much more serious than you think. The conspiracy which is being woven is so well thought out that it will be impossible for the Monarchy and the Church to escape it.”

Nesta Webster in her book World Revolution describes the modus operandi of the Illuminati. It applies to Adolph Hitler as well as Timothy Leary: “The art of Illuminism lay in enlisting dupes as well as adepts, and by encouraging the dreams of honest visionaries or the schemes of fanatics, by flattering the vanity of ambitious egotists, by working on unbalanced brains, or by playing on such passions as greed and power, to make men of totally divergent aims serve the secret purpose of the sect.”

The Illuminati also used bribes of money and sex to gain control of men in high places, and then blackmailed them with the threat of financial ruin, public exposure or assassination. This continues to the present day.

Weishaupt wrote: “One must speak sometimes in one way, sometimes in another, so that our real purpose should remain impenetrable to our inferiors.” And what was that purpose? It was “nothing less than to win power and riches, to undermine secular or religious government, and to obtain the mastery of the world.”

The first priority was to enlist writers, publishers and educators. The modern pantheon of great thinkers, from Darwin to Nietzsche to Marx, were Illuminati pawns or agents. Of one university, Weishaupt wrote: “All the professors are members of the Illuminati…so will all the pupils become disciples of Illuminism.” (Wardner, 45)

As the Order spread throughout Germany, money was contributed from such leading Jewish families as the Oppenheimers, Wertheimers, Schusters, Speyers, Sterns and of course, the Rothschilds. Gerald B. Winrod wrote in his book Adam Weishaupt: A Human Devil “of the thirty-nine chief sub-leaders of Weishaupt, seventeen were Jews.”

From Bavaria, the Order of the Illuminati spread like wildfire… Soon they had over 300 members from all walks of life, including students, merchants, doctors, lawyers, judges, professors, civil officers, bankers, and even church ministers. Some of their more notable members were: the Duke of Orleans, Duke Ernst Augustus of Saxe-Weimar-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Charles of Hesse-Cassel, Johann Gottfried von Herder (a philosopher), Count Klemens von Metternich, Catherine II of Russia, Count Gabriel de Mirabeau, Marquis of Constanza (“Diomedes”), Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick (“Aaron”), Duke Karl August of Saxe-Weimar, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (a poet), Joseph II of Russia, Christian VII of Denmark, Gustave III of Sweden, and King Poniatowski of Poland.

By the time of the 3rd Masonic Congress in Frankfurt in 1786, the Illuminati virtually controlled all the Masonic lodges, which represented three million secret society members across the various German provinces, Austria, Hungary, England, Scotland, Poland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Ireland, Africa, and America. (Wardner, p. 39)

In the 1790’s there was an Illuminati scare in the United States. At Charlestown, in 1798, the Reverend Jedediah Morse preached: “Practically all the civil and ecclesiastical establishments of Europe have already been shaken to their foundations by this terrible organization, the French Revolution itself is doubtless to be traced to its machinations…”
(Wardner 48)

In 1832 William Russell established a chapter of the Illuminati at Yale called the “Skull and Bones.” President G.W. Bush, his father and John Kerry are members.

On Sept. 9, 1785, Joseph Utzschneider, a lawyer, and two other defectors revealed the Illuminati goals before a Court of Inquiry in Bavaria: Abolition of the Monarchy and all ordered government; Abolition of private property (which the Illuminati will assume); Abolition of Patriotism (nations); Family, (through the abolition of Marriage, Morality, and by government providing “Education” for children) and finally, Abolition of all Religion, particularly Christianity.

These are exactly the goals of Communism, enunciated by Marx in 1848. The Illuminati and Communism go hand-in-glove. The term “Reds” originates with “Red Shield” the Rothschild name. The satanic five-pointed star is the symbol of both.


Mankind has taken a wrong turn and appears doomed to annihilation. The political, cultural and economic elite of the West is either dupes or willing agents of a satanic conspiracy of cosmic proportions.

If we and our children are to suffer and die prematurely, at least we know the real reason. That is a privilege not granted to millions of our ancestors.

God and Satan made a wager for the soul of man. If God wins, man revels in the glory of his Divine Birthright. If Satan wins, man is destroyed. In a nutshell, this is the religious nature of politics.

We can instantly recapture an essential part of religion by incorporating the dictim, “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You,” in our lives. The essence of all true religion is to obey God (i.e. spiritual ideals like justice, truth and love) instead of personal desire, to be selfless instead of selfish. Like a snowflake, this is how disparate elements arrange themselves according to the Plan, and achieve Perfection.

I agree. I am also a member of the Illuminati.

Jenna Bush: Satanic servant or University of Texas fan?

I am gonna go with Hook 'Em Horns.

[quote]thunderbolt23 wrote:
Jenna Bush: Satanic servant or University of Texas fan?

I am gonna go with Hook 'Em Horns.[/quote]

That’s also sign language for “I love you.”

Better get the exorcisms going.

And my hat’s off to jlesk for, once again, amusing us all with his rampant and boundless paranoia. He and JTF should get together and go gardening or something.

[quote]lothario1132 wrote:
thunderbolt23 wrote:
Jenna Bush: Satanic servant or University of Texas fan?

I am gonna go with Hook 'Em Horns.

That’s also sign language for “I love you.”

Better get the exorcisms going.

And my hat’s off to jlesk for, once again, amusing us all with his rampant and boundless paranoia. He and JTF should get together and go gardening or something.[/quote]

No. “I love you” requires the thumb to be stuck out,also. “I” with the pinky. “L” with the thumb and forefinger. “Y” with the pinky and thumb.

I just wanted to say that thank you for posting this. I saw the topic name and almost pissed myself with excitement. I loves me some crazy people.

I read angels and demons too…

I loved “from Darwin to Nietzsche”, that was almost a direct quote from Henry Ford’s “The Complete International Jew”. He also published a newspaper “The Dearborn Independent”. This conspiracy is lifted almost verbatim from “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, a proven forgery. What Henry Ford’s hapless fans seem to ignore is that he recanted his views, fully and publicly. But, who knows, maybe they got to him too…
As a Jew, I like to read the opposition, to stay informed, perhaps amused as well.

[quote]doogie wrote:
No. “I love you” requires the thumb to be stuck out,also. “I” with the pinky. “L” with the thumb and forefinger. “Y” with the pinky and thumb.[/quote]

Oops my bad. I just went back up and re-looked at the picture, and you’re totally right. I stand corrected.

UT fans?

UT Fans?

Yeah, or Ozzy Osborne fans. Don’t forget George said Barbara loved his work.

[quote]jlesk68 wrote:
UT fans?[/quote]

Well, in Austin, at a home game in Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, I have seen well over 50,000 fans doing the same hand signal.

You gonna apply common sense and see that this is a harmless custom to imitate a Longhorn bull, or are you gonna keep eating retarded sandwiches?

Is it possible to take anything this guy posts for real?

[quote]snipeout wrote:
Is it possible to take anything this guy posts for real?[/quote]

It’s tough, I’ll admit. Just appreciate the humor… that’s what I do.


See? My smiley-face emoticon has a tinfoil hat! Now the illuminati/aliens/neo-con death rays/9-11 conspiracies can’t get me!

Dan Quayle is a UT fan too.

[quote]jlesk68 wrote:
UT fans?[/quote]

Where did you get that picture and what is happening in it?

Interestingly enough, the ‘horns’ hand gesture actually has its origin in Central Europe where it is believed to ward off the evil eye. It entered popular culture through Ronnie James Dio (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio) who would use it onstage to keep fans from hexing him with the evil eye. Dio, however, is an avowed gnostic and worshipper of ABRAXAS.

It seems, from a certain sort of logic, that the Bush family, DQ, Bill Clinton, etc. might be using the same symbol to ward off the evil eye from the evil witches in the audience who wish harm upon them.

I also find the term Illuminati very humorous as its clear that the historical Illuminati (Weisphaut, Assassins, etc.) were interested in Illuminating EVERYONE. That is, they wanted to extend knowledge and ‘enlightenment’ to all people, not just an elite. In other words, the so-called Illuminati aren’t the real Illuminati…they just think they are.

The real Illuminati are typified by people like Mozart, Newton, Jefferson, Hassan-ibn-Sabbah, Yeshua bin Yosef, Aleister Crowley (rhymes with hole-lay) and other anti-authoritarian thinkers.

In case you’re about to take all of this too seriously, remember Hassan-ibn-Sabbah’s classic aphorism: “Nothing is true, all things are permitted.” Or, if that’s too esoteric: History is a story.

[quote]Fonebone wrote:
jlesk68 wrote:
UT fans?

Where did you get that picture and what is happening in it?[/quote]

John Lennon was for sure a UT fan.


Jlesk’s painfully stupid material can be found at:


And don’t forget to scroll down and see Spiderman defying the Lord and his Satanic sidekick Stuart Little, the not real talking mouse riding a skateboard.

And actually, Stuart Little is conducting a Hang 10 symbol with his hands, but I am sure there is an explanation of that particular surf-culture gesture relating to his being a member of the Skull and Bones society.