from Humans Are Free:
Illuminati means ‘enlightened’, and members of this secret society are known to use vivid symbols to announce their presence. SpiritualRay takes a closer look at the various Illuminati symbols and their related meanings popularly used to convey cryptic messages to the masses.
ohn Langdon, an American graphic designer and ambigram artist, was requested to create the Illuminati ambigram for the novel Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. Impressed with his creations, Dan Brown based his main character Robert Langdon on him.
Call it conspiracy, propaganda, mystery, secret society, or mind control, Illuminati is considered to be an ancient secret society that apparently no one can ignore.
Origin of the Order of the Illuminati
Before we understand the origins of this society, let me quote the founder of Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt, he says, Universal happiness complete and rapid could be achieved by disposing of hierarchy, rank and riches.
Princes and nations will disappear without violence from the earth; the human race will become one family; the world will be the abode of reasonable men.
These thoughts by Adam Weishaupt clearly indicate his desire for a new approach to the way the world order functioned during those days. A brief background about him would help us understand this desire in a better way. Adam Weishaupt was born in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, on February 6, 1748.
His early education was under the most powerful institute of that time ― the Jesuits. The Jesuits had influence over the religious and political scenario of that time, and Adam grew weary of it.
When elected as the canon law, Adam wished to change the heavy influence of the Jesuits with his radical and free-thinking Age of Enlightenment philosophies. With time he also became aware of occultism and Hermetism.
He thought of becoming a Freemason but quit the idea as it did not fully satisfy his quests. He soon realized that in order to overthrow the religious and political fundamentals of the Jesuits, he had to form his own secret society with an elite team who believed in his propaganda, and so, on May 1, 1776, The Order of the Illuminati was founded.
Over time, the secret sect grew with members spanning from different sections of the elite, one of the major influences being the famous and mysterious occultist of that time Cagliostro.
It was disbanded in the year 1788 by the government for legislative and criminal charges. In the true sense, the secret society never disbanded completely, in fact, it spread its tentacles into Freemasonry and Rosicrucians and infiltrated America through its founding fathers who were part of these secret societies.
Why the Need of Symbols in Illuminati?
Throughout ancient times, man has invented symbols to describe a concept or idea better than words. Every secret society comes with its hidden ideologies and agendas, which take the form of symbology.
These symbols are used as a means of communication among the members to distinguish themselves from each other and present a thought as an ideogram. Symbols form a picture or a message, some of which can be intentional and others can be so subtle that you might not understand it unless you belong to a secret society.
After its inception and disbanding, the Illuminati merged with the Freemasons, which is a society that uses numerous symbols. Thus the use of symbols came into being. For e.g., the ‘El diablo’ hand sign is a Freemason symbol; they worship the horned goat god ‘Baphomet’.
It symbolizes a salute to the fellow Masons. A large number of symbols and numerals come from the occult, such as the pentagram; numerology is the use of numbers to denote things, philosophies, and people, such as 666 which is the sign of the devil.
“Symbols rule the world, not rules or laws.” — Lao-Tzu
Various Illuminati Symbols And Their Meanings
1. The All-Seeing Eye and The Pyramid
This insignia was adapted by Adam Weishaupt, the founder of Bavarian Illuminati, during its foundation on May 1, 1776, which is symbolized at the base of the pyramid as Roman numerals MDCCLXXVI.
The Latin words ‘NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM‘ simply mean ‘A New Order for the Ages’. The secret agenda on which Illuminati works is to create an elite one-world government that will mobilize the distribution of power and money under its control.
The thirteen steps symbolize the thirteen satanic bloodlines that are part of this cult. The All-Seeing Eye symbolizes Lucifer’s Eye or Horus Eye, or it can be termed as an all-spying eye, which means an eye over the people.
2. The Pyramid
The pyramid is evidently the most widely used symbol in the world. The ancient Egyptians held it in reverence as a spiritual symbol, the hypotenuse side being child god Horus, the upright side being female God Isis, and the base being male God Osiris.
A triangle denotes the number 3, which in Hebrew/Babylonian language stands for spirituality. There are theories that the top of the pyramid stands for Heaven and the base being Earth and Hell.
According to occult beliefs, a single triangle is used to summon spirits or demons during a ritual, hence, making it very revered. It also symbolizes power, the top representing the elite who control the world, and the base being the ways of domination, e.g. military, finance, media, education, politics, and religion.
3. The Eye of Horus on the Pyramid
The eye is associated as a symbol of an all-seeing God, an omnipresent source who looks after mankind. In Illuminati circles, the Eye on the Pyramid represents royal power, denoting the elites who follow it.
It appears to be floating on the pyramid meaning the elite seeing themselves as god and watching over everything that mankind does. Also, it was supposedly adopted by the secret police of the Illuminati, whose role was to ensure that the members were staying true to the Order.
Some symbologist argue that it might be the eye of Saturn, while others allege that it’s the Eye of Horus.
Medieval legends say that the devil created the goat. Satan himself, sometimes, appeared as a goat. In modern times, Baphomet ― the goat head-horned god symbolizes occultism, witchcraft, and satanism. The origin of Baphomet ― a pagan god ― can be seen in various ancient religious sources.
It was mainly popularized by the Knights of Templar who worshiped it as their deity and widely used it at their rituals. In 1867, French occultist Eliphas Levi, in his book Dogme et Rituels de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) included a drawing that would become the most famous depiction of Baphomet.
It embodies the culmination and the union of the opposite forces to create Astral Light―the basis of magic and enlightenment.
5. The Number of the Beast 666
Popularized from the Book Of Revelations in The Holy Bible, the Number of the Beast 666 is denoted as a symbol of Luciferism and occult worship. It significantly adds up to the name of the sun gods worshiped in many pagan religions.
It has been secretly displayed in astrology by occultists for a very long time. Hidden from plain sight, the hand sign ‘OK’, which is a representation of 3 sixes in a row, is used by prominent music and movie celebrities.