– High Admiral and above need only apply.
– Rule the Universe from the shadows.
– It is never what you know, but who that truly matters.
“Never believe in conspiracy, become the conspiracy.”
“Clever people master life; the wise Illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.”
Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830), founder of the Bavarian Illuminati
The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, “enlightened”) is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on 1 May 1776. The society’s goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. “The order of the day,” they wrote in their general statutes, “is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them.” The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through edict by the Bavarian ruler Charles Theodore with the encouragement of the Catholic Church, in 1784, 1785, 1787, and 1790. In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed that they continued underground and were responsible for the French Revolution.
Many influential intellectuals and progressive politicians counted themselves as members, including Ferdinand of Brunswick and the diplomat Xavier von Zwack, who was the Order’s second-in-command. It attracted literary men such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Johann Gottfried Herder and the reigning dukes of Gotha and Weimar.
In subsequent use, “Illuminati” refers to various organisations which claim or are purported to have links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, though these links are unsubstantiated. They are often alleged to conspire to control world affairs, by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations, in order to gain political power and influence and to establish a New World Order. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, films, television shows, comics, video games, and music videos.
The Illuminati’s manifesto is the formula for freedom of the elect. Isn’t it time for a liberated, rational world where everyone has their earned place in life? A New War of the Enlightenment is coming. You are called as a soldier to this most noble of undertakings.
-To maintain interplanetary control and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to control, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of control, and to bring about by any means, and in conformity with the principles of Illuminati law, adjustment or settlement of interplanetary disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of control;
-To develop friendly relations among fellow members based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of elect, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal control;
-To achieve interplanetary co-operation through brotherhood to achieve universal control over economic, social, cultural, and the living masses. We demand respect for fellow members, and can not leave, or forever be blackballed by the order.
-To strive for universal control of the masses, and for universal freedoms for the elect. All without distinction as to demeanor, race, sex, language, or religion of fellow members;
-To be a centre for the elect to control the actions of the universe, and spend my days in the verse to these common ends.
-The Illuminati and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles.
-The Illuminati is based on the principle of the complete and total equality of all its Members.
-All Members, in order to ensure to all of them the rights and benefits resulting from membership, shall fulfill any obligations assumed by them in accordance with the present Charter.
-All Members shall settle their interplanetary disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that interplanetary control and security, are not endangered.
-All Members shall refrain in their interplanetary relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any brother in the order, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the Illuminati.
-All Members shall give the Illuminati every assistance in any action it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any person against which the Illuminate is taking preventive or enforcement action.
-The Order shall ensure that persons which are not Members of the Illuminati act in accordance with these Principles so far as may be necessary for the maintenance of interplanetary control and security.
-Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the members of the Order to hear no, see no, speak no evils done by fellow members. If any member is found to be working against the Order you are required to submit such matters to counsel for settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures.