Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!
With their effective use of music, lights and sexual imagery, rock concerts can be as potent as any pagan rite. Religious organizations also acknowledge the value of ritualized worship - the use of candles, incense and symbols, and the hypnotic quality of prayer to create a sense of unity climaxed with the sharing of some form of sacrament - which is a theatrical and potentially transforming as any magical ceremony. - Paul Roland

Bavarian Illuminati

Founded in Ingolstadt Bavaria by the Jesuit Adam Weishaupt, Prince Anton von Massenhausen, Frank Xaver Zwack, and a third person only known as Tiberius. The Illuminati is one of the more well known of the mystery schools because it’s plans of world domination were exposed, and the order was destroyed (at least publicly) by the Bavarian government.

Bavarian Illuminati
Founded 1776-05-01Desolved 1787-08-16
Weishaupt’s Request To Rename Illuminati To “Order of the Bees”
Two years after the inception of the Illuminati Weishaupt wrote two other members code named Marius and Cato (Jacob Anton von Hertel, and Franz Xavier Zwack respectively) with a request to change the name of their secret society to the “Order of the Bees”. This change would have included the changing of all other secret keywords in the order to a bee theme (from the current roman style code words). The idea was soon after scraped.
Jacob Lanz Struck Dead By Lightning
Started 1785-07-20Ended 1785-07-20
Lanz while traveling to Silesia stops in Regensburg to meet with Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt. Weishaupt had met up with Lanz near the city gates, where Lanz is struck by a bolt of lightning.

Lanz is taken to a near by chapel by concerned citizens but he is already dead. Bavarian authorities search the body and find secret documents that according to Illuminati researcher Terry Melanson contained:

"(1) the names of Lodges and villages or towns in which they are located;
(2) the name of the Master of the Chair, the two wardens directly below him, and any other influential members of the Lodge;
(3) what system does it practice;
(4) how long has the Lodge been active;
(5) the manner in which it is directed or operated;
(6) how many degrees it confers above that of the three symbolic grades;
(7) if they are aware of the Order of the Illuminati;
(8) what opinion they have formed of it;
(9) what are their thoughts concerning the persecutions of the Freemasons and Illuminati in Bavaria, and who they think is responsible;
(10) what they say about the Disciples of Loyola and the Jesuits. He was also instructed not to reveal his status as an Illuminatus, with hope of provoking genuine responses."

Another interesting point Melanson makes is that Lanz was a supposed priest of God, and this looks like a clear cut case of divine retribution against Lanz, and the order of the Illuminati.

*Note some Freemasons deny this historical event such as the article "A Bavarian Illuminati primer" by Trevor W. McKeown, but other oculists such as Mark Booth state it as fact in his new age book "The Secret History of the World". It is important to keep in mind that these secret societies have sworn upon death to protect the secrets of the order and even lying about events is an acceptable practice to them.
Duke Karl Theodor Of Bavaria Issues Second Edict Banning Secret Societies.
Started 1785-03-02Ended 1785-03-02
In an effort to disband the Illuminati and Freemasonry in the country of Bavaria the then Duke Karl Theodor issues a ban on the practice of subversive secret societies. Unlike the first edict this one specifically bans Freemasonry and the Order of the Illuminati by name.
Duke Karl Theodor Of Bavaria Issues First Edict Banning Secret Societies.
Started 1784-06-22Ended 1784-06-22
Several ex and discontented members of the Bavarian Illuminati got word up to Duke Karl about plans the Illuminati had against seated royalty and the Catholic church - which the Duke was both. The Duke issued an edict which stated that all secret societies that were unauthorized by the government were illegal and to be disbanded. The edict did not specifically state that the Freemasons and the Illuminati were the targets, but the groups were not authorized and fell under the persecution of the government of Bavaria.
Adam Weishaupt Forced Into Hiding
Started 1785-02-11
A warrant for the arrest of Adam Weishaupt went out and he was forced into hiding. He was assisted in escaping from Ingolstadt by fellow Illuminati member Joseph Martin who helped him get to Nuremberg dressed as a laborer.
Zwack’s House Searched For Ties To Illuminati
Started 1786-10-11Ended 1786-10-12
The paper trail that the police were following from the death of Jacob Lanz when he was struck by lightning finally led the investigators the the house of Illuminati co-founder Zwack. The search lasted two days. According to author Jüri Lina this was where the most important Illuminati documents were held.


Johann Adam Weishaupt - Founder
Initiated 1776-05-01
Anton Von Massenhausen - Co-Founder
Initiated 1776-05-01
Franz Xaver Zwack - Co-Founder
Initiated 1776-05-01
Honore Gabriel Riqueti De Mirabeau - Member
Jacob Anton Von Hertel - Member
Joseph Christian Von Königsfeld - Member
Anton Clemens Von Törring zu Seefeld - Member
Franz Paul Edler Von Berger - Member
Karl Eligius Von Strommer - Member
Josef Georg Von Delling - Member
Franz Xaver Von Kammerloher - Member
Franz Von Paula Hoheneicher - Member
Max Joseph Von Frauenberg - Member
Stanislaus Von Taufirchen - Member
Maximillian Kaltner - Member
Franz Paul De Dufresne - Member
Franz Xaver Ferdinand Josef - Member
Franz Xaver Von Hueber - Member
Franz Benedict Baader - Member
Johann Sulpitius Marquis De Cosandey - Member
Joseph Von Utzschneider - Member
Georg Grünberger - Member
Vitus Renner - Member
Georg Maximilian Johann Von Dillis - Member
Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwing Von Knigge - Member
Retired 1784-07-01
Over the few years of his service under the Illuminati Knigge had built up the member count somewhere between two and three thousand. He leaves the order over disputes with Weishaupt, including suspicions that Weishaupt was a Jesuit.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Member
Gottfried Freiherr van Swieten - Member
August Von Hatzfeld - Member
Christian Gottlob Neefe - Member
According to the book “Under the Sign of the Scorpion” he was a “local leader of the Illuminati”.
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