posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Don Armageddon
That's what I thought, but I'd heard from other sources that initiates would smoke hashish in order to achieve "illumination.
That was a medieval Arabic secret society called the Hashishim, which means “Assasins”, who practiced ritual cannabis smoking. The Illuminati didn’t
do that as a group, but some of their members were known to smoke hash and opium, such as Goethe and Mozart.
But isn't it true that the Illuminati were a key element in controlling the French Revolution (and even the early Russian Revolution)? Or was
it simply established to foment revolution in Bavaria?
It was only concerned with Bavaria, and its members were all German. They wanted either a constitutional monarchy like Prussia, or a democratic
republic like the US. The Illuminati’s membership was composed entirely of liberals, who would not have supported the Jacobin movement that gained
control in Paris in the French Revolution.
I’ve heard it claimed many times that the Illuminati started the French Revolution, a claim that is completely false. The Illuminati expected the
educated middle class in Bavaria to rise up and overthrow their tyrants, as they had done in the American colonies. However, the French Revolution was
instigated by peasants who had finally had enough of watching their children starve.
By the time of the Russian Revolution, the Illuminati had long since disappeared. But the so-called “Whites”, led by Kerensky, would probably have met
with the Illuminati’s approval, since they too were liberals. But the Whites were outgunned by the “Reds” (i.e., Communists), who took control of the
In Russia, like in France, the revolution was initiated by the oppressed poor, and it was fairly disorganized, at least until Lenin and Trotsky began
gaining popular support, which allowed them to finally re-organize a state.