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illuminati (ih-loo-muh-nah-tee, -ney-tahy)
— pl n , sing -to
a group of persons claiming exceptional enlightenment on some subject, esp religion
[C16: from Latin, literally: the enlightened ones, from illūmināre to illuminate
1. factually well-informed, tolerant of alternative opinions, and guided by rational thought: an enlightened administration ; enlightened self-interest
2. privy to or claiming a sense of spiritual or religious revelation of truth: the search for an enlightened spiritual master.
late 14c., "to remove the dimness or blindness (usually figurative) from one's eyes or heart;" see en - + lighten. Old English had inlihtan. Related: Enlightened; enlightening.
The movement was founded on May 1, 1776, in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria) as the Order of the Illuminati, with an initial membership of five, by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt (d. 1830), who was the first lay professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt. It was made up of freethinkers as an offshoot of the Enlightenment and seems to have been modeled on the Freemasons. The Illuminati's members took a vow of secrecy and pledged obedience to their superiors. Members were divided into three main classes, each with several degrees, and many Illuminati chapters drew membership from existing Masonic lodges.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”
George Bernand Shaw
“All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.”
“Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.”
“Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.”
Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.
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The enlightenment is under threat. So is reason. So is truth. So is science, especially in the schools of America.
en.wikipedia.org..." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">Richard Dawkins
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries."
"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
"The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups."
The self is the Universe, the self is the Alpha and Omega,
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God, and Infinity,
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and that's the only thing that evolves, because we're all part of the self.
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Nothing goes through an evolutionary process alone
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or without direct benefit to the whole.
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So when you begin to think that there's this controlling elite,
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this controlling hand behind the curtain leading the planet to destruction,
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when you think the end is near, the Apocalypse, Armageddon,
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and when you think we as a species are doomed...
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It is not THEY, it is YOU that brought this about.
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And for a very good reason...
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You are evolving.
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Stop blaming everybody and everything else.
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Quit panicing about global tyranny and natural disaster and Pay Attention.
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Because the world is telling you something,
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it's telling you exactly what is wrong with you and how to fix it.
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Seek not abroad, turn back into thyself,
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for in the inner man dwells the truth.
Originally posted by Sly1one
Amazing thread...honestly never thought of it from that perspective before and I pride myself in looking at everything from as many perspectives as possible....
Its amazing how easy it is to manipulate ones perspective by simply attaching evil...the mind conditioned so passionately to revolt against the mere word and whatever it is in association with...the minds ability to associate and dismiss can lead to blissful ignorance in the truest sense of the word...
Great thread Heff SnF
I am Illuminati...
We are so caught up in pretending that we 'know'.... that we divide individuals" into a form of a 'caste system' or even a 'pyramid' type construct of society. Just to think... the whole "1%" tagline comes to mind. Where the **** do you think they derived the resources, accumulated or procured their assets from?
You, and your fallibility.
You = compartmentalization + dissonance +cognitive bias+innate behavioral patterns(particularly defense mechanisms) = false interpretation + emotion + action + tactical deception= Us = fear = hate
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Wifibrains
Funny thing about pyramids... they must, by their nature, rely upon a base to exist and have structure. Oh, and if you turn one over? Well what used to be the top becomes just another corner of the base. And that's actually a generous and simple way to view it.
The harsh reality is 99% versus 1% equals no contest at all. The ancients understood this. There are parts of the old testament that talk about gold becoming a curse and the rich begging, in vain, to give theirs away. Even then, at the dawn of enlightenment, they knew that, one day, the unduly powerful and controlling would have their day of reckoning. Some believe God will do it, others see it as an uprising. Either way... when that day comes? I wouldn't want to be an "elite".
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Wifibrains
Funny thing about pyramids...The ancients understood this. There are parts of the old testament that talk about gold becoming a curse and the rich begging, in vain, to give theirs away. Even then, at the dawn of enlightenment, they knew that, one day, the unduly powerful and controlling would have their day of reckoning. Some believe God will do it, others see it as an uprising. Either way... when that day comes? I wouldn't want to be an "elite".
The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.
This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long - We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.
Originally posted by Wifibrains
reply to post by TDawgRex
Yeah I here that lol.
So if we have all this knowledge now, and we are the illuminati (enlightened) what do we call those hiding the knowledge now? They are obviously more enlightened than us..... Is there a word for this?
maybe we are not enlightened as we think we are, so we are not as illuminated..
Looking at knowledge in an energetic form and the way it moves I see a pyramid. In 3d. Out of the box I see the big bang if that makes sense.