The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, ‘enlightened’) is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on 1 May 1776 in Bavaria, today part of Germany. The society’s goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. “The order of the day,” they wrote in their general statutes, “is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them. The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through edict by Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria with the encouragement of the Catholic Church, in 1784, 1785, 1787, and 1790. In the following several years, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed that they continued underground and were responsible for the French Revolution
Symbols of the Illuminati appear in thousands of locations across this planet: on currency,architecture, artwork, and in media of all kinds. Since our formation, many of the Illuminati’s symbols have been shrouded in mystery, which has led to confusion over their meanings and purpose. In this section of our public website, our organization will bring clarity to our symbols and offer insights into their true interpretations. For more, visit The Power And Purpose Of Illuminati Symbols.
Over the coming months, this section will continue to be updated with more of our symbology, including symbols that have not yet entered into the general public lexicon.