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I will identify the true “Illuminati in the Bible.” “The Order of Illuminists . Stauffer, V. New England and the Bavarian Illuminati (PDF download). It is clear that the Illuminati are alive and well in the Illuminati1 (YouTube ) . John W. Hardy, author of the AO Bible (Hardy ). Freemason's life & disguised in biblical terminology, ancient pagan mysteries of Egypt. Lectures for 9 July (cont.) Lecture on Panorama of Cults. Freemasonry.
Bernard: Yes then… Interviewer: Tax evasion? Bernard: I think, well that was about avoiding taxes, tax evasion is when you break all the rules. This had to do with avoiding. However, for the common people, that is great news, but it is not anything big. But it does show there is something very wrong in this world. For example, there are people in the Netherlands, with certain positions, who have bank accounts in Panama with legislation that allows them not to pay taxes in the Netherlands, which is still completely legal.
Constructions like that were part of my job, when we had to change currency. We had changes, the first boycotts in Iraq early 90's, when there was a boycott in Iraq because of the war that started there. And we were confronted with what we called 'Iraqi-dollar' - Iraqi-dollars which were actually American dollars. The American dollar has a direct relation to the oil prices which made it a world trading currency backed up by oil. As long as that connection is in place, the dollar has value.
Because the energy was always paid in dollars, these Iraqi-dollars had to go somewhere. Now we call it terrorism, but that was then also the case.
So then you need people to take the heat. As straw men you got invited to a bank in, for example, Germany, with basements full of trucks filled with money. Interviewer: Wow! Bernard: And then you think, "Sure… trucks, transports, a busy company. And they tell you "We need to get rid of all this cash.
Interviewer: Are we now talking about money laundering?
Or… Bernard: Well, processing cash. Processing cash in such a way that we can legally reintroduce it into the money circuit.
Interviewer: So that was your task? Bernard: That was an assignment my colleagues and I got. Interviewer: Okay. Bernard: You are never alone on an assignment because you cannot do this on your own. It is not possible. We all know Scrooge McDuck scooping money with his shovel, well we literally had to do that over there. It was impossible to process all at once. The Jesuits of Ingolstadt, however, still retained the purse strings and some power at the University, which they continued to regard as their own.
They made constant attempts to frustrate and discredit non-clerical staff, especially when course material contained anything they regarded as liberal or Protestant. Weishaupt became Spartacus. Weishaupt later expelled Sutor for indolence. Significantly, while studying in Munich shortly after the formation of the order, he recruited Xavier von Zwack , a former pupil of Weishaupt at the beginning of a significant administrative career.
At the time, he was in charge of the Bavarian National Lottery. Massenhausen's enthusiasm soon became a liability in the eyes of Weishaupt, often resulting in attempts to recruit unsuitable candidates. Later, his erratic love-life made him neglectful, and as Weishaupt passed control of the Munich group to Zwack, it became clear that Massenhausen had misappropriated subscriptions and intercepted correspondence between Weishaupt and Zwack. In , Massenhausen graduated and took a post outside Bavaria, taking no further interest in the order.
At this time, the order had a nominal membership of twelve. Most prized by Weishaupt was Hertel, a childhood friend and a canon of the Munich Frauenkirche. In this the candidate was given secret signs and a password. A system of mutual espionage kept Weishaupt informed of the activities and character of all his members, his favourites becoming members of the ruling council, or Areopagus.
Some novices were permitted to recruit, becoming Insinuants. Christians of good character were actively sought, with Jews and pagans specifically excluded, along with women, monks, and members of other secret societies.
Favoured candidates were rich, docile, willing to learn, and aged 18— Zwack persuaded Weishaupt that their own order should enter into friendly relations with Freemasonry, and obtain the dispensation to set up their own lodge. At this stage December , the addition of the first three degrees of Freemasonry was seen as a secondary project. It was founded in Munich on 21 March , and quickly packed with Illuminati. The first master, a man called Radl, was persuaded to return home to Baden, and by July Weishaupt's order ran the lodge.
By establishing masonic relations with the Union lodge in Frankfurt, affiliated to the Premier Grand Lodge of England , lodge Theodore became independently recognised, and able to declare its independence.
As a new mother lodge, it could now spawn lodges of its own.
The recruiting drive amongst the Frankfurt masons also obtained the allegiance of Adolph Freiherr Knigge. Knigge, still in his twenties, had already reached the highest initiatory grades of his order, and had arrived with his own grand plans for its reform.
Disappointed that his scheme found no support, Knigge was immediately intrigued when Costanzo informed him that the order that he sought to create already existed. Knigge and three of his friends expressed a strong interest in learning more of this order, and Costanzo showed them material relating to the Minerval grade. The teaching material for the grade was "liberal" literature which was banned in Bavaria, but common knowledge in the Protestant German states.
Knigge's three companions became disillusioned and had no more to do with Costanzo, but Knigge's persistence was rewarded in November by a letter from Weishaupt. Knigge's connections, both within and outside of Freemasonry, made him an ideal recruit. Knigge, for his own part, was flattered by the attention, and drawn towards the order's stated aims of education and the protection of mankind from despotism.
Weishaupt managed to acknowledge, and pledge to support, Knigge's interest in alchemy and the "higher sciences". Knigge replied to Weishaupt outlining his plans for the reform of Freemasonry as the Strict Observance began to question its own origins. Knigge accepted, on the condition that he be allowed to choose his own recruiting grounds. Many other masons found Knigge's description of the new masonic order attractive, and were enrolled in the Minerval grade of the Illuminati.
Knigge appeared at this time to believe in the "Most Serene Superiors" which Weishaupt claimed to serve. His inability to articulate anything about the higher degrees of the order became increasingly embarrassing, but in delaying any help, Weishaupt gave him an extra task. Provided with material by Weishaupt, Knigge now produced pamphlets outlining the activities of the outlawed Jesuits, purporting to show how they continued to thrive and recruit, especially in Bavaria.
Meanwhile, Knigge's inability to give his recruits any satisfactory response to questions regarding the higher grades was making his position untenable, and he wrote to Weishaupt to this effect.
In January , faced with the prospect of losing Knigge and his masonic recruits, Weishaupt finally confessed that his superiors and the supposed antiquity of the order were fictions, and the higher degrees had yet to be written.
Weishaupt promised Knigge a free hand in the creation of the higher degrees, and also promised to send him his own notes. For his own part, Knigge welcomed the opportunity to use the order as a vehicle for his own ideas. His new approach would, he claimed, make the Illuminati more attractive to prospective members in the Protestant kingdoms of Germany. In November the Areopagus advanced Knigge 50 florins to travel to Bavaria, which he did via Swabia and Franconia , meeting and enjoying the hospitality of other Illuminati on his journey.
The Eichstaedt command had formed an autonomous province in July , and a rift was growing between Weishaupt and the Areopagus, who found him stubborn, dictatorial, and inconsistent. Knigge fitted readily into the role of peacemaker. Weishaupt's emphasis on the recruitment of university students meant that senior positions in the order often had to be filled by young men with little practical experience.
Secondly, the anti-Jesuit ethos of the order at its inception had become a general anti-religious sentiment, which Knigge knew would be a problem in recruiting the senior Freemasons that the order now sought to attract.
Knigge felt keenly the stifling grip of conservative Catholicism in Bavaria, and understood the anti-religious feelings that this produced in the liberal Illuminati, but he also saw the negative impression these same feelings would engender in Protestant states, inhibiting the spread of the order in greater Germany. Both the Areopagus and Weishaupt felt powerless to do anything less than give Knigge a free hand.
He had the contacts within and outside of Freemasonry that they needed, and he had the skill as a ritualist to build their projected gradal structure, where they had ground to a halt at Illuminatus Minor, with only the Minerval grade below and the merest sketches of higher grades. The only restrictions imposed were the need to discuss the inner secrets of the highest grades, and the necessity of submitting his new grades for approval. While Lodge Theodore was now in their control, a chapter of "Elect Masters" attached to it only had one member from the order, and still had a constitutional superiority to the craft lodge controlled by the Illuminati.
The chapter would be difficult to persuade to submit to the Areopagus, and formed a very real barrier to Lodge Theodore becoming the first mother-lodge of a new Illuminated Freemasonry. A treaty of alliance was signed between the order and the chapter, and by the end of January four daughter lodges had been created, but independence was not in the chapter's agenda.
The Royal York, unwilling to lose the revenue, offered to confer the "higher" secrets of Freemasonry on a representative that their Munich brethren would dispatch to Berlin. Costanza accordingly set off for Prussia on 4 April , with instructions to negotiate a reduction in Theodore's fees while he was there. On the way, he managed to have an argument with a Frenchman on the subject of a lady with whom they were sharing a carriage.
The Frenchman sent a message ahead to the king, some time before they reached Berlin, denouncing Costanza as a spy.
He was only freed from prison with the help of the Grand Master of Royal York, and was expelled from Prussia having accomplished nothing. Until such time as they could take over other masonic lodges that their chapter could not control, they were for the moment content to rewrite the three degrees for the lodges which they administered. All illuministic and official organs, the press, schools , seminaries , cathedral chapters hence, too, all appointments to sees, pulpits , and chairs were to be brought as far as possible under the influence of the organization, and princes themselves were to be surrounded by a legion of enlightened men, in order not only to disarm their opposition, but also to compel their energetic co-operation.
A complete transformation would thus be effected; public opinion would be controlled; "priests and princes" would find their hands tied; the marplots who ventured to interfere would repent their temerity; and the order would become an object of dread to all its enemies. Concerning the influence actually exerted by the Illuminati, the statements of ex-Freemasons—L. Hossman, J. Starck, J. Their presentation of facts is often erroneous , their inferences are untenable, and their theses not only lack proof , but, in view of our present knowledge of the French Revolution cf.
On the other hand, once it had discarded, after , the peculiarities of Weishaupt, "Illuminationism" was simply the carrying out of the principles of "enlightenment"; in other words, it was Freemasonry and practical Liberalism adapted to the requirements of the age; as such it exerted an important influence on the intellectual and social development of the nineteenth century.
Sources The documents, unquestionably genuine, that originated within the order and were published by the Bavarian government: Einige Originalschr. Ordens, with three appendices Ordens rich in documents, but favourable to Weishaupt ; Hist-polit. About this page APA citation.
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