posted on Oct, 9 2004 @ 04:20 PM
Originally posted by yodamus
Mozart was in the Illuminati????? What is your source for that?
"Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia" by Henry Wilson Coil, "Encyclopedia of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey, and "New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry" by
A.E. Waite. Mozart was also a Mason, and member of Friendship Lodge in Salzburg.
Mozart's last opera was a pro-Illuminati piece called "Die Zauberflote", or "The Magic Flute". The opera tells the story of a wicked sorceress
called the Queen of the Night, who represents the Roman Catholic Church. In the opera, the Queen attempts to enslave mankind, but meets a formidable
foe in the Illuminati, led by the Hierophant Sarastro.
Prince Tamino, the hero of the story, escapes the clutches of the Queen, and is admitted and initiated into the Illuminati, who have three Temples:
the Temple of Science, the Temple of Nature, and the Temple of Osiris (sometimes called in the opera the Temple of the Sun). The opera follows Tamino
in his initation into all three degrees of the Temple.
Having been renewed through initiation, Tamino finally conquers the Queen. Sarastro then reminds Tamino of his oath to repay good for evil, so Tamino
does not destroy the Queen but only exiles her to the wilderness where she can no longer do harm. The opera ends with the Adepts of the Illuminati
joining in a chorus to welcome a new age of brotherhood.
The opera is highly symbolic; the Queen's "exile" no doubt represents the primary goal of Weishaupt's Illuminati, the separation of church and
state and institution of free speech and religious tolerance in Bavaria.
Mozart's widow, Constance, claimed he was murdered by local clergymen because he was a Mason and member of the Illuminati. The opera Die Zauberflote
was of course denounced as heretical by the Church.
[edit on 9-10-2004 by Masonic Light]