Illuminati It is a Latin term that translates as "illuminated". He concept usually used to refer to the Order of the Enlightened , a secret society emerged in 1776 in Bavaria .
The Illuminati were opposed to the Catholic Church and aspired to the construction of a society governed by the science and the logic . A decade after its founding the group dissolved, although over time other movements appeared that claimed their proclamations or had similar aspirations.
The Illuminati Society of Bavaria was created by the teacher Adam Weishaupt with two of his students in the Ingolstadt University . Weishaupt , captivated by the Illustration , He proposed to provide knowledge to his students and abstract them from the Jesuits who dominated the intellectual formation and the university environment of the time.
Little by little the lodge grew, spreading its anticlerical ideas . Faced with rumors that the Illuminati were behind murders to undermine the traditional order and the versions that had infiltrated the State to modify its foundations, the Bavarian authorities banned fraternities and societies created without their authorization.
The Illuminati, like the Freemasons, began to be persecuted and even the death penalty was handed down to those who recruited members for these groups. That first group of Illuminati, which came to have about 2000 members, was finally disarmed before the end of century XVIII .
There is evidence that with the running of the history other movements of followers of the Illuminati appeared. There are even numerous conspiracy theories about the supposed influence of these societies in the spheres of power.
The theory of the conspiracy according to which the Illuminati have control of the world in their hands and act in secret pursuing the birth of a new order It is so particular that none have so much strength nor get so much attention. Some scholars say that all this paranoia arose in the 1960s almost by accident, as a result of a work of fiction.
If this were so, then we would face once again the ease with which human beings confuse fiction with reality and allow the ideas of others to influence us to the point of conditioning our lives. At present, individuals who are labeled illuminati have little to do with the former members of the Bavarian society, and in fact there is no reliable evidence that relates to any type of activity conspiracy , but their names are mixed in this theory because this is decided by the creators of fake news.
Once the public falls into the trap of this news, it is too late to try to clarify the facts: the speed and force with which rumors related to the Illuminati are spread are such that they greatly exceed the magnitude of the original news.
According to the research work of the author and announcer David Bramwell , who dedicated much of his life to the documentation of the true origin of this myth, is not an evolution of the secret society of the past but the result of a combination of cultural obsessions of the 60s, such as the consumption of LSD , the strength of the counterculture and the attraction for Eastern philosophy.
For Bramwell, therefore, the conspiracy theory that has the Illuminati as people who secretly seek to seize the power of the world to create a new order does not have a solid basis but arose after the misinterpretation of a text entitled "Principle Discordia ", a book in a parody tone about a religion that proposed to worship the goddess of chaos Eris