For years I have heard people talk about the Illuminati having the whole world in the palm of the their hands. Every time they are mentioned someone
starts talking about the banks and Jews. Some time ago I thought, maybe the Catholics know something about the Illuminati, they have records on just
about everything. So I went to the Catholic Encyclopedia and typed the word Illuminati in...'Alumbrados.' came up.
But before talking about the Alumbrados it is probably important to get a little bit of background of what was taking place in the Church at the time.
It is not as if everybody within the Church were on the same side, their were powerful factions that were complete enemies, like the Borgia's and the
Medici's. Just about anybody that was anybody during the the time period worked for these two families at one point or another. The Borgia's being the
prototype that Machiavelli followed, but more then that they were just plain evil. And the Medici's being wealthy bankers that controlled Florence.
Until a man came along and really stirred the pot, Giuliano Della Rovere, also known as Julius II, the Fearsome Pope, or my personal favorite, the
After trying to gain the position through manipulation a few times and creating problems and enemies in the process, Giuliano resorted to an ancient
political tactic. The Catholic Encyclopedia says, "To ensure his success he made great promises to the cardinals, and did not hesitate to employ
bribery." It then goes on to say that it was the shortest conclave in the history of the Papacy. So the election was rigged, the Pope had a lust for
power, and the Cardinals were all conspirators. Julius fought against the Borgia's and caused a schism in the Church when he attacked France, he
gained the help of Spain, England and Switzerland, ending the influence France had on Italy. He also brought in the Swiss Guard to defend himself.
When the Borgia's had power they kicked the Medici's out of Florence, but when Julius II took controlled he brought them back to run the show and
streamlined their influence in the Church, that would change history forever. Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici or Leo X would become the very next Pope.
He spent money like it was going out of style and in just two years the Vatican was in serious financial trouble, this was in 1515. Most likely he was
using the debt of the Church to make his family even richer. And to pay for this debt he used the ignorant masses to finance construction and art
throughout the Vatican, most notably St Peters Basilica. As the Catholic Encyclopedia puts it, "Various doubtful and reprehensible methods were
resorted to for raising money. He created new offices and dignities, and the most exalted places were put up for sale. Jubilees and indulgences were
degraded almost entirely into financial transactions." After continually messing things up the Cardinals decided to try and kill him. but Leo X found
out had them punished and he replaced them all with Cardinals that could bring their own wealth into the Church. It was about at time that Martin
Luther presented '95 Thesis' to the world, to argue that forgiveness of sins does not come from money but from God and the Pope should use his own
money. As this was clearly not the way of the Church it caused widespread interest and a ultimately led to people waking up and seeing how the Church
had abused them, leading to the Reformation.
The next Pope, Adrian VI, didn't like losing power, so he launched the Counter-Reformation. He didn't except the fact that the disorder of the Church
could possibly be caused by the Church itself, so the Reformation spread and Adrian didn't really accomplish very much. Although the Medici's had
influence over Adrian they had more when in the seat itself, so Clement VII was made the next Pope, a Medici. He had more of a militaristic view to
evangelizing "by force and arms, if needful." But things just kept getting worse and worse for him and the Papacy, still unable to see that they were
causing their own downfall. When the Reformation really took hold in England things got even worse as it reached the royalty and politicians. And so
Pope Paul III a man who was raided at the court of Lorenzo de’ Medici turned to a military man from Spain to bring back the power of the Church.
Ignatius of Loyola gathered a few very loyal men and created the Jesuits, he became the Superior General of the Society of Jesus. But the most
interesting thing about the man is that he was accused of being an Alumbrados but was let off with a warning. The reason that this is interesting is
because a couple hundred years later when the Jesuits were banned by the Pope with the 'Dominus ac Redemptor Noster" in 1773 the Bavarian Illuminati
showed up in 1776 created by a man that taught in a Jesuit controlled school, Adam Weishaupt. The Alumbrados, or Illuminati, believed that their souls
had reached perfection and it was impossible for them to do go or bad, that is how they justify their actions, no matter how evil they might be. But
do not ever be mistaken, they were created with the purpose of trying to crush the protestants (protesters) and to bring everybody in the world under
the power of the Catholic Church. After banning them Pope Clement XIV said this, Alas, I knew they [i.e., the Jesuits] would poison me; but I did not
expect to die in so slow and cruel a manner, then he died in 1774.
But they made their comeback thanks to Napoleon, he crushed their enemies through Europe, took control of the Pope, his conquest was stopped at
Russia, the only safe haven for Jesuits. The Pope was freed and in August 1814 reversed the suppression of the Jesuits. Napoleon was then allowed to
lose the battle of Waterloo in 1815 as the TPTB had no more need for him. It's also interesting to note the the Rothchild's made it big at this time
and have been the face of the Illuminati ever since. But I feel like they are just the mask that they Jesuits hide behind.
The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the
aim of this organization is power – power in its most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the
volition of a single man. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms – and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses."
Marquis de LaFayette said this about them based on his study of history, "It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States
of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to
civil and religious liberty. They have instigated most of the wars of Europe.” - Marquis de LaFayette
"I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits...Shall we not have regular swarms of them here, in as many disguises as only a king of the gypsies can
assume, dressed as printers, publishers, writers and schoolmasters? If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth and in
hell, it is this Society of Loyola's. Nevertheless, we are compelled by our system of religious toleration to offer them an asylum...." -Thomas
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