There is no organization more rife with conspiracy theory than the Illuminati. The Illuminati are said to begin a new world order. The Illuminati have control over everything and we cannot do a thing without them knowing. This is what many believe at least. The Illuminati perhaps gained the most acclaim and interest from Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s book the Illuminatus Triology.
The authors weave quite a spectacular tale of magic, occult, conspiracy, murder, sex, and espionage. Surprisingly though is the amount of information in the book that is actually true. Such as the fact that Adam Weishaupt founded the Bavarian Illuminati. Weishaupt’s intention with the Illuminati was in fact to start a new world order. Wilson and Shea would go on to say that Weishaupt looking so similar to Washington actually murdered George and took on his role as George Washington or President. Look at a portrait of George Washington early in life and then later in life and you will see that it is not the same person but Weishaupt. Is there any evidence to this doubtful. However this never the less helped to perpetuate the myth of the Illuminati. The Illuminati that Weishaupt many suspect has not carried on much past the 19th century.
However the argument has been made that the Masonic lodges and Masons today are just one part of the Illuminati. If one goes deep enough and high enough into the ranks of Masonry, one may find themselves inducted into the Illuminati. In fact the French Revolution is to be blamed upon the secret running’ of the Illuminati, which is quite curious because this can almost seemingly coincide with Comte de St. Germaine’s involvement of the French Revolution. More curious enough if one looks at a portrait of Germaine beside that of Weishaupt; there is a remarkable similarity. Give the portrait of Weishaupt the traditional wig and you may very well have a match up.
If this theory has any kernel of truth to it; then it is quite possible that theories of the Illuminati’s involvement with the Rosicrucians are more than true. As Comte de St. Germaine was the original International Man of Mystery . It is no wonder then if Germaine or Weishaupt had started an underground movement such as the Illuminati, then he himself would need to be shrouded in just as much mystery.
Is the Illuminati alive and well? Only theories exist to debate it. However it can be said that Fraternities with secrets will always delight and entertain our minds. After all which is worse? Knowing that the world may be run by a giant secret underground world government? Or would it be worse to know that there are no secret organizations and that all the world leaders have just been greedy, stupid, or ignorant pigs? It seems to me to be much more painful admitting that just maybe we have elected and placed world leaders that are not quite up to status quo for the job.