The original Illuminati group was founded in Bavaria in the 18th century by Adam Weishaupt, an anti-clerical professor who wanted to limit the interference of the Church in public life. He based his secret society on the Freemasons, with a hierarchy and mysterious rituals, and named it the Order of Illuminati to reflect the enlightened ideals of its educated members.
Who are the Illuminati
The Illuminati is an elite collective of political leaders, business owners, entertainment celebrities, and other influential members of this planet. By uniting leaders of the world in an unrestrictive, confidential domain — free of political, religious, and geological boundaries — our organization has helped further the prosperity of the human species as a whole.
We believe men are first made Illuminati in their hearts, then they ask to join our Fraternity. Illuminati will take these men — already good men in our community — and help make them better men.
Each man brings something different into the Fraternity — as different as the types of men who become Illuminati. However, each shares a core of common beliefs & dreams; each brother believes that, even in a small way, by every one of his actions he helps make his world, his community & himself better.
Illuminati accepts no one for membership unless he comes of his own free will & accord, having already obtained a favorable impression of our Fraternity.
Our mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:
The Great Seal of the United States is with Illuminati symbol, as portrayed in the movie “National Treasure.
The Great Seal of the United States, as found on currency, was created by committees of the Continental Congress. Designs were submitted to Charles Thomas, Secretary to the Continental Congress, who wasn’t an Illuminati. Thomas submitted the final design to the Continental Congress, which was approved on June 20, 1782.