James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.
Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830) is considered the founder of the Illuminati, although it is possible he only revised, updated, and codified an already existing philosophy/religion.
Weishaupt was once a Christian genius widely respected as a professor of law. We can learn a lot from his recruitment by the dark side.
While he had grown up as a Christian he also greatly admired Rousseau and his diabolical writings. In Weishaupt's twenties, a mysterious person known as Kolmer apprenticed him into Satanism. Soon after that, Weishaupt was persuaded by intellectual ‘friends’ to become a progressive liberal, to better match his political views with his anti-Christian immorality. Then, his brother’s wife seduced him. When she became pregnant as a result of this illicit affair, Weishaupt found an abortionist to kill the fruits of their union. Now an adulterer and accomplice in the murder of his baby, he entirely turned his back on Jesus.
Older Evidences of the Illuminati
The Illuminati probably did not start with Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria. It seems to be present in Spain in the 15th Century under the name Alumbrados (the Illuminated). It featured sexual rituals and taught that no sexual acts were sinful for its members, although they might be for non-members. So, if you joined you could join in the orgies without guilt, shame, or the need for God to forgive you.
And back in the 12th century, the Italian Joachim of Flora, who looked forward to a ‘New Age' of enlightened men who needed no church, had founded a group of ‘Illuminated Ones.'
The Islamic Order of the Assassins, dating to A.D. 1080, smoked a lot of hash and murdered lots of people. For them, murder was a mystical experience, and some believe they were part of the Illuminati.
The Illuminati Plan to Rule the World
Germany had long been considered the world headquarters of Satanism when Weishaupt presented the founding document of the Illuminati on May 1st, 1776, which is why May 1st is such a holiday even today among revolutionary organizations, especially for Communists, Fascists, Socialists, and Unionists.
The Illuminati was secret, and its 2,000 original members used ‘nicknames,’ the term deriving from the Devil, who was referred to as ‘Old Nick.’
When he first joined, a man had to be anti-Church at the least, and gradually converted to Atheism, or be expelled. The Insiders were full-blown Devil worshipers but did not share this with all members.
The existence, ideas, and aims of the Illuminati had to be kept secret. As Weishaupt wrote, “The great Strength of our Order lies in its concealment: let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name.”
Voltaire advised lying to the public: “The opposite of what is said and promised can be done afterward. That is of no consequence."
Every prominent Leftist since has used that very strategy to disguise what they are really up to and to gain support from what they call their Useful Idiots. Karl Marx was undoubtedly in touch with Illuminists if not writing on orders from them.
The French Revolution
Alessandro Cagliostro, the famous magician, astrologer, and Satanist, had been initiated into the Illuminati and was used to foment the French Revolution. France was the first target in the plan to topple all governments and churches and institute official Atheism and Communism.
Cagliostro instigated the Affair of the Necklace that began the downfall of King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette. Satanist Aleister Crowley would much later claim to be Cagliostro reincarnated.
The motto of the Illuminati, Death is an Eternal Sleep, was plastered all over the cemeteries of France by the Satanist Anaxagoras Chaumette, who also had a penchant for sex with boys. The slogan is meant to mock Christianity and its promise of Eternal Life. In the churches of Paris, priests were massacred, and whores were worshipped on altars as goddesses. Adolf Hitler would later declare that the spirit animating the Nazis was the same spirit that animated the French Revolution.
Within a decade or two, many Christian men of Europe would join the Illuminati. Weishaupt allowed this to expand his sphere of influence in society. He employed a strategy first to convert Christians to Deism, and then to Pantheism, followed by Atheism, and finally Satan worship. Any who resisted one of these steps had his progress halted in the organization, ruled not to be a candidate to move up. In this way, the bold and ruthless were separated out, those men willing to set aside their religion, morality, and patriotism.
Part of the plan was the ‘liberation’ of women so they would hand out sex like candy to men. The Illuminati even invented a new abortion potion to encourage free love. The strategy included convincing women they were being mistreated by men, to sow discord between the sexes, and to embolden women to act like men.
Illuminati in America
The same year the United States declared independence, the Illuminati appears in Europe. The aim of the Illuminati is to rule the world.
The plan to reach that goal was to abolish all nation-states, religion, private property, marriage, and the family.
The Father of American Geography, Jedediah Morse, whose son would invent Morse Code, vehemently warned his fellow Americans of the presence of the Illuminati in our country as 1800 approached.
Future U. S. President John Quincy Adams also sounded an alarm about the Illuminati working to undermine America, as did the President of Harvard. The President of Yale, Timothy Dwight, an honorable man if there ever was one, wrote extensively about the threat.
In 1826, Captain William Morgan was writing a book exposing the Illuminati in America when he was put in prison on trumped-up charges to stop him from publishing his expose', before being kidnapped and murdered.
George Washington famously wrote, “It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey was that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavored to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter.”
From Albert Pike to the Rothschilds
Another supposed Illuminatus was the American Albert Pike (1809-1891), a man revered by Freemasons. He bragged about being an occultist and hosted many a wild séance in his home.
Pike is quoted as saying his God was Lucifer because he despised the Christian God, whom he criticized as a cruel, barbarous being that hated Humankind and stood against science. Pike also believed that ancient Gnosticism was worship of Lucifer by another name.
The mansion built by Albert Pike was said to be haunted by evil spirits, according to the famous poet who grew up in it, John Gould Fletcher. He even wrote a poem about it, Ghosts of an Old House.
It is believed that Clinton Roosevelt helped empower the Illuminati in America in the 1850s. In one of his books, he wrote: "There is no God. If there be a God, he is a malicious and vengeful being, who created us for misery." That, my friends, is Luciferian dogma.
Because The Rothschilds, Karl Marx, the Warburgs, and countless other international bankers and political agitators were Jews, the phony Protocols of the Elders of Zion – the best selling book in the Muslim world today - stoked fears of a Jewish plot to take over the world. In reality, the plot of the Illuminati to rule the world, and the documents proving it, were probably discovered, which were then altered by anti-Semites in Russia to make it seem like a Jewish plot.
It is not a Jewish plot. There are Jews and non-Jews embroiled in it. Jews are prominently and disproportionally represented, yes, but plenty of Goys are also involved.
New World Order
Is it a coincidence that the Bible says the whole world will be ruled by the Antichrist—and the Illuminati was formed expressly for that very purpose?
The main impediment to the New World Order is the Christian faith. The founder of the Order of the Illuminati vowed to destroy Christianity.
Weishaupt did not believe you should love your country or your community or your family or your wife or your children or your parents or your brothers and sisters. He felt that these loves impede what should be the correct aim—to love everybody. So here we had the Marxist message in 1776—abolish marriage, the family, religion, property, and nations.
The first step to get the ball rolling is always to subvert morality because immoral people by and large shun God for the apparent reason that none living in darkness wants the light shone on their evil deeds. We all know how hard-core sinners shudder at the suggestion they come with you to church.
The hardest to convince would be women. To recruit women they would be sold "liberation," which would include abortion. To break up families women would be persuaded that marriage was itself mistreatment of women. The men of the Illuminati had other motives: They wanted as many women as possible to have sex with them, a common theme of secret societies and oddball cults.
All leftist revolutionaries since have followed in the footsteps of the French Revolution, with their Atheism, mob violence, concentration camps, re-education programs, and killing fields. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Kim Il Sung, Pol Pot, and Fidel Castro were all monstrous psychopaths, and the American Left exuberantly endorsed them all.
Socialists, Satanists, Atheists, and Communists Pledge to Destroy Western Civilization
The French Revolution marked the first attempt of modern men to destroy Christianity and impose Atheism on the citizens of a nation-state. Over a hundred years later, the Communists of the Soviet Union would carry that ball forward with particular ferocity. Totalitarians see the Christian Faith as the obstacle to their goal of creating, through massive bloodshed, an Atheist Utopia.
One Satanist who played a big part in the French Revolution, and declared himself “the personal enemy of Jesus Christ,” was Anarchasis Cloots. He ordered the slaughter of imprisoned priests, abolished all Christian Holy Days (holidays) and even got rid of Sunday. By the time Lucifer would be done with France it lay in ruins.
But first, because of food shortages, depopulation was deemed the answer. Mass extermination. Every revolution headed by the godless claims the same thing: We stand for the poor and downtrodden, whose life we will make so much better. But they never do; life always gets worse for everybody under their regimes, with more famine, suffering, torture, starvation, and state-sanctioned murder.
The First International was formed in 1864, in London, with the Illuminati supposedly behind the curtain of a group of Socialists, Communists, Atheists, and Satanists. Its members then set out to make war on Western Civilization by first spreading propaganda designed to enrage the lower classes and engineer mob actions; terrorizing friends and foes.
The Spirit of the Antichrist
In 1937, Pope Pius XI wrote that “Communism is a Satanic scourge,” “godless,” “by its nature anti-religious,” “a perversity and poison” that is “intrinsically wrong” and a “collectivistic terrorism replete with hate” a “false faith rooted in class warfare,” which “conceals itself in a false messianic idea” hatched “by the powers of darkness” and “at its origin primarily an evil of the spiritual order." From the polluted source the monstrous emanations of the communistic system flow with satanic logic.
When the godless Left attains a particular measure of power, it usually starts its Anti-Christian program by demanding that the Free Exercise of Religion be subordinated to the Almighty State. That is a stepping-stone to the ultimate aim: the elimination of religion except for a religion of the state, with it as the provider for all our needs and destroyer of all that oppose its aims. Of course, what is liberal ideology today is Anti-Christian because Christianity shines a harsh, bright light of truth on its falsehoods.
That is why the French Revolution had as its chief aim the destruction of Christianity, as do the Marxists, Socialists, Fascists, Communists, and all other Leftists, today and in the past. That same spirit animated the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.
For free people—such as Americans in their original constitutional republic—self-government means the moral government of us by us. Evil people cannot be free; they do too much damage to their society. A dreamer becomes dangerous when you take away his belief in God. He has to find a new religion because man is by nature religious. He must serve something more substantial than himself.
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 31, 2019:
Chris Merritt ~ It brought a broad smile to my face to see that you had read my article and left me such complimentary comments, brother. Your "James Watkins Studies." :D That's got a nice ring to it.
There could well be a connection between the Illuminati and the Deep State. And I sure hope you are right that God has his hand on President Trump. Lord knows he has been under massive spiritual attack.
Thank you for coming by. And you are welcome.
Chris Merritt from Pendleton, Indiana on May 31, 2019:
I am SOOO far behind on my "James Watkins Studies"...this one caught my eye because I have been wondering so much about today's so-called "Establishment" and the deep state that is attacking our POTUS, might be related to the illuminati? It seems as if God does have His hand on our President....so much evil is being spewed at him, it is like water on a ducks back, he marches forward. Thank you for your passion to write and share your wisdom.
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 02, 2019:
Vivian Coblentz ~ Thank you very much for visiting. The common thread that stands out to you also stands out to me. Great minds think alike? ;)
As you say so well, "the names change, but the diabolical scheme remains the same." Perfectly put.
We also agree: "The target is always Christianity. ... the same battle of good vs. evil since Satan fell from heaven."
Finally I could not agree more with your attestation, "So much of this needs to be spiritually discerned."
I appreciate your lovely laudations, too.
Vivian Coblentz on May 01, 2019:
I read a book many, many years ago about the Illuminati, but I had forgotten all about them. Wow! What stands out to me is the common thread that runs through all these groups/movements through the ages. Whether it's the Illuminati, Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, Communism, or today's Democratic Party, the names change, but the diabolical scheme remains the same. The target is always Christianity. As you said,"Christianity shines a harsh, bright light of truth on its falsehoods." Yes, because it's been the same battle of good vs. evil since Satan fell from heaven! The devil never comes up with any new tricks.....he keeps recycling the same ones, like the women's "liberation" example you mentioned, among others.
If only the scales would fall from the eyes of the deceived so they could see what is really happening! So much of this needs to be spiritually discerned, and people can't draw the parallels to modern day--even when you explain it to them.
You are a master truth teller, James!
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on April 30, 2019:
T ~ Thank you for taking the time to regularly read my articles. I did not publish Hubs for maybe eight years? When I decided to do so again I was backlogged with ideas, a lot of which I had already written about but kept to myself for future book projects.
I do not know the answers to your questions, although Hopkins was a sketchy character. Weishaupt said, "“The great Strength of our Order lies in its concealment: let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name.”
Some believe the Illuminati has taken on new names, such as The Club of Rome, the Trilateral Commission, or the Council of Foreign Relations. I will be published a new Hub next week that will bring this story further into the present and address some of those issues. I did not want this one to get too long.
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on April 30, 2019:
Awdur ~ Thank you for being my first commenter. It always lifts my spirits to hear from you. And, of course, you are right.
The Logician from then to now on on April 29, 2019:
Hey, slow down with these new episodes! I haven't finished previous years' seasons!
I have figured you out James. You won a lottery and that's why you have time to pump articles out like you do! :-)
Don't mind me, I just wish I was as skilled as you at this sort of writing. I always learn so much, even reading between the lines (like your reference to words of CHARLES DICKENS written to his children about such people - I get it and will put it into practice)
So do you think since the text of the "Declaration of United Nations" was drafted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Roosevelt aide Harry Hopkins, they were in cahoots with the illuminati? Is the “deep state” of today associated with the illuminati?
Awdur from Chicago on April 29, 2019:
JJRBJ- Fascinating..... unfortunately, much of what you share about the past is altogether too "obvious" in our present. Scary..... :-(