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 in Bavaria , today part of Germany. The society's goals were to oppose superstition , obscurantism , religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power.
2. The Freemasons
All rights reserved. The 18th-century German thinker Adam Weishaupt would have been stunned if he had known his ideas would one day fuel global conspiracy theories, and inspire best-selling novels and blockbuster films. Until he was 36, the vast majority of his compatriots would have been equally stunned to discover that this outwardly respectable professor was a dangerous enemy of the state, whose secret society, the Illuminati, was seen to threaten the very fabric of society. Born in in Ingolstadt, a city in the Electorate of Bavaria now part of modern-day Germany , Weishaupt was a descendant of Jewish converts to Christianity. Orphaned at a young age, his scholarly uncle took care of his education, and enrolled him in a Jesuit school.
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Illuminati , designation in use from the 15th century, assumed by or applied to various groups of persons who claimed to be unusually enlightened. The doctrines, practices, and rituals of illuminati groups are generally shrouded in secrecy: the Bavarian illuminati adopted a cipher for communicating with each other, while the Rosicrucian order claimed to be bound to secrecy for years from their foundation. The doctrines of these groups had a number of different ideological influences, including Christian gnosticism and Egyptian Hermeticism ; the Bavarian group wanted to create a religion of reason. They were generally met by censorship and resistance from the state.
A doctor who has received support from Trump for her stances on the coronavirus has previously claimed the Illuminati is working to destroy the world, it has emerged. Stella Immanuel appeared among a group of doctors in a viral video this week claiming that neither masks nor shutdowns are necessary to fight the pandemic. The video has been viewed more than 14 million times and was retweeted by the president, before being removed from social media for spreading unsubstantiated information. Start your trial subscription today ———————————————————————————————.