reply to post by BlastedCaddy
I assume you work with teenage kids?
There are several Orders and societies that have 'Illuminati' degrees - and many of these orders argue amongst themselves just whom is the rightful
heir to the tradition. Speculation on the role Adam Weishaupt assumes within any given system varies. Some speculate that the 'Illuminati' is a sort
of universal label for a system of initiation that dates back to the mystery-schools of ancient Egypt (or beyond) - others believe it is a relatively
modern system dating to 1776. Thus, it is reasonable to assume that it is no ONE, single order or society, and further, that no ONE, single society
has tentacles in every happening in the modern world.
Further, most people unfamiliar with this/these schools assume the converse is true, such that 'The Illuminati,' as a single, unified entity, serves
to maintain and execute some malicious conspiracy involving select members of the political world, as well as from the media and entertainment
industries. I ask if you work with teenage kids, as I too have head similar talk (even from college students) that entertains that kind of
speculation. Consider that there is a reason why the Michael Douglas film, 'The Game,' was so thrilling - as the notion of an elite conspiracy of
which one is semi-unaware is hypnotizing and entertaining.
Thus, people, when exposed to a profane and cursory notion of fraternities, orders, societies (e.g., A.F & A.M., the Elk's Lodge, the Rotary Club, Boy
Scouts, etc.), whilst being completely unfamiliar with the function and role such social-bodies have served in history, become a little paranoid, and
make unwarranted, fear-inspired assumptions. On this note, because the proposition that a SINGLE body called 'the Illuminati' serves supposed
'master-role' as the king-daddy of elite, mystery-schools, many entertainers in the music and other industries utilize Masonic, Rosicrucian and
Illuminati symbols and regalia for marketing purposes (i.e., because it is mysterious, it sells, and oftentimes the buyer thinks s/he now posses
insight into this mystery, when in fact, s/he probably doesn't).
This is as best as I can muster for your question.
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