What is the ILLUMINATI?!?

What is the ILLUMINATI?!?


Hey folks,
The eye has awoken. The illumination has begun. The world will forever be under control of
us, the great society of the Illuminati. We control everything from the president to
Beyonce, and we do it without one single leaker anywhere. HAIL SATAN. Wait, hold on, what is the Illuminati? Are they… real? Hi, I’m Tristan Johnson, and this is Step
Back History. Illuminati! It’s a word that goes back pretty far, all
the way to the 15th century.It’s very literally the plural form of the Latin word Illuminatus,
which I also think is a Harry Potter spell. Either way, it means to reveal or enlighten. Various groups over the centuries have called
themselves the Illuminati, or the enlightened ones. Fundamentally, considering themselves unusually
enlightened. To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ
to understand the Illuminati. The humour is extremely subtle and without
a solid grasp of theological physics… Let’s begin with the first Illuminati. To them, the source of “light” that illuminated
them was from a higher source or a better understanding of human intelligence. One such group popped up in Spain called the
Alumbrados. The ideas behind the group go back to the
Christian Gnostics, and their views came to Spain through Italy. One of the earliest leaders, someone sometimes
referred to as the pre-alumbrado was a woman named Maria de Santo Domingo, who went by
the name La Beata de Piedrahita. She was no one fancy, just the daughter of
a simple labourer from Salamanca in the late 1400s. When she was young, she joined the Dominican
order and became famous as a prophet or mystic who could talk directly to Jesus and Mary. The king Ferdinand II invited her to his court
and spoke with her often. The Dominicans were not too happy about this
mystic and appealed to the Pope Julius II for help. He ordered a series of trials under the umbrella
of the infamous Spanish Inquisition. However, her powerful allies kept her pretty
safe from punishment. This was not so true of some of her followers. Saint Ignatius of Loyola had to speak before
a church commission, charged with sympathy with the Alumbrados, but he only received
a warning. The church imprisoned or flogged other not
so fortunate members of the Alumbrados. Many members of the order were victims of
the Spanish inquisition afterwards. The movement left Spain though and moved to
France in the 1620s. There they went by the name the Illuminés. It attained prominence when a famous curé,
or minor pre-reformation catholic clergyman, named Pierre Guérin joined it in 1634. The French began to suppress this group the
next year. Another offshoot of this group were the Rosicrucians. Their group mixed Christian Gnosticism with
some Jewish and Egyptian mysticism, alchemy, and the occult. Their writing recounts their supposed leader
Christian Rosenkreuz’s travels around the middle-east, including to a mythical city
called Damcar. There he supposedly learned the secret wisdom
that he brought back with him to Germany to found the order with. A few famous supposed members include the
alchemist Michael Maire and the legendary Sir Francis Bacon. However, these groups are not the Illuminati
your uncle or Alex Jones tells you about. That honour goes to the Bavarian Illuminati. It was a very short-lived republican, with
a small r, movement that popped up in 1776. The members called Perfectibilists wanted
to end Christianity and replace it with what they called a “religion of reason”. They were edgy atheists of their time. The group modelled themselves on the Jesuits
and kept a stable system of mutual surveillance and discipline. The members were split into three classes,
at the bottom you have novices, minervals, and lesser Illuminati. In the middle, you had the ordinary, Scottish,
and Scottish knights. At the top, you had the mystery class of priests,
regents, magi, and kings. They began as a tiny, tight-knit group but
gradually gained new recruits throughout Bavaria. They looked for young men who had money, status,
and popularity. They began to reach out to Masonic lodges
and slip into leadership roles there. Every member had a particular code name, they
communicated using a cypher, and utilized different mystical names for towns and provinces. At its peak, the Bavarian Illuminati ranged
from Denmark to Italy, but never got over about 2,000 members. Plenty of famous 18th-century writers like
Goethe took an interest in the movement, and there are rumours that there were many more
famous members that still circulate today. Organizations like this are secret societies
and were pretty popular during the enlightenment. Enlightenment thinkers considered it a sort
of benevolent despotism that many thought would be necessary to push society forward. However, the movement started to suffer from
a lot of infighting, and the Bavarian government banned the order in 1785. Some members went to prison, and others were
exiled. Some other groups took the name Illuminati
up after this, such as the French Martinists, which were a mix of kabbalism and Christian
mysticism. This seems to be where the story of the Illuminati
ends, but conspiracy theorists claim that they just decided to go more underground and
take over the world without a single leaker, or any more of the internal dissent that plagued
it before. Like the masons, they’ve been blamed as
a boogeyman for every single major historical event and portrayed by the conspiracy media
as an omniscient all-powerful cabal. Oh and don’t forget that they worship satan. As you can imagine, there is no evidence for
these claims, and no matter how many ways you fold and draw triangles on the American
dollar bill, it doesn’t mean that the world is run by an evil cabal. If anything, it’s even scarier to accept
the reality that the world isn’t run by anyone. Think on that one for a while. —————————-
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61 thoughts on “What is the ILLUMINATI?!?

  1. Learn more about when history meets conspiracy theory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEAwYkvZ5og&list=PLnpoOo7lhNnEAi75mgBjZ2ESW8WXOuqAj

  2. Hey step back history could do a video on Middle East Christians because they people aren’t talk about that munch and given awereness to people that the Middle East isn’t just made up Muslim and jews.

  3. Wooo! Illuminati!

    It's interesting how the general idea of the (Bavarian) Illuminati is actually kinda correct (minus the Satan thing). Although I wonder how many people who believe in their current existence knows their actual history.

  4. I've been saying that for years! Super scary that the world isn't run by anyone. It'd almost be nicer if it were. At least then there would be some comfort in the madness.

  5. The lizard people who live underground are the actual Illuminati. They put something in the water to turn the friggen frogs gay.

  6. Even if some "cabal" runs the world, what about it then? Why is that a problem, how is that diferrent from a bunch of powerful politicians and tycoons?

  7. Woo, I requested this episode back when you did the Masons, and I expected to already know everything in it, but you still taught me a bunch I didn't know anyway. 😀

  8. In my last anthropology class we were talking about how these ways of thought are basically a way of "religiousizing" politicians. With this way of thought, they are given characteristics of gods, as omnipotence, secret omnipresence, omniscience and they sometimes become adored or rejected as gods of evil, only defeatable through the mercy of a savior that is another messianic politician, or through belonging to a select group of enlightened ones. So basically, a secret society that wanted a religion of reason was the cause of another not so secret society that has a conspiracy religion. Humans are strange.

  9. OF COURSE THIS PERSON WOULD SAY THE ILLUMINATI ISNT REAL!! THIS CLEARLY A PSYOP! But seriously, this is a fantastic video!

  10. “It’s even scarier to accept the reality that the world isn’t run by anyone” really stuck with me. There’s definitely a certain comfort in believing there is a benevolent higher power that controls everything. But I prefer a world in which we are all in control of ourselves, as impossible as that may seem. At the end of the day, it’s scariest to me that the world is controlled by people— people in charge of governments and wealthy organizations who have an insatiable hunger to cannibalize each other just to stay at the top.

    Apologies for the rambling 😅 nothing like some late-night philosophizing to procure existential dread

  11. The Black Nobility own and run the Vatican, Order of Malta or SMOM, Jesuits, Knights of Columbus, and La Cosa Nostra. The European Monarchies like the British Crown are branches of Rome and they manage secret societies like the Freemasons which infiltrate government agencies and run corporations for the monarchs. The SMOM is the top military council and it works closely with the Orders of St John run by Protestant monarchs. The Knights of Malta are the engineers of war. The royal and noble bloodlines are all working together as a global crime syndicate and part of the modernized Roman Empire. The Greek royal House of Glucksburg run the Greek fraternities and sororities and use initiates as their agents. The Glucksburg family rule Denmark and Norway and recently ruled over Greece. Former Greek nobility like the Mavroleon, Onassis, and Niarchos families have a monopoly on the shipping industry and work with the British Peers. The British Crown authorized and control universities like Yale and Harvard and use them for recruiting Crown agents through fraternal orders like Skull and Bones. The royal and noble families also do covert business at the City of London Corporation which dominates the global markets and some top London merchant families include the Goldsmith, Stuart, Rothschild, Barclay, Montagu, Bailey, and Guinness families. The Orange-Nassau family are powerful merchants through their Netherlands Trading Society and the Nassau-Wielburg family of Luxembourg are international bankers connected to the World Bank and IMF. The Orange-Nassau family run the Masonic Loyal Order of Orange. The Ligne family of Belgium are wealthy diamond merchants. The Barons Strange run the Oddfellow Order. The Furstenberg family run the Royal Order of Jesters. The Jesuits are Roman intelligence and infiltrators and use their universities for recruiting and training Vatican agents. Many Knights of Columbus are police officers, mayors, lawyers, and judges and they protect the Italian Mafia while targeting free thinking people.

    The Italian Mafia are enforcers for Rome involved in extortion, money laundering, murder, and drug trafficking; and they pay their dues back to the Sicilian Mafia which pay dues back to the Black Nobility. Court Jews like the Rothschild, Walton, Wallenberg, Warburg, and Dreyfus families serve the Roman Curia and royal courtrooms like Buckingham Palace and Stockholm Palace. The French House of Bonaparte and Swedish House of Bernadotte control many major European corporations through their knights of the Order of Seraphim and Legion of Honor running the European Round Table of Industrialists. The Holy See is the All Seeing Eye and operates as an intelligence network. The Latin phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum means New Order of the Ages and is on the US dollar bill and US Great Seal. The Vatican uses Latin as an official language and for documents. The Black Nobility and other royal families have been concealing trillions in private banks in Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. The royal families of Luxembourg and Liechtenstein own and run their own national and private banks. The Este and Lorraine families are top Swiss bankers. The Swiss Guard protects the Vatican. The Swiss Cantons have been in contract with the Vatican for centuries and Switzerland is basically a papal state. The Italian Savoy and Austrian Habsburg families oversee Switzerland for the Black Nobility. The Passi de Preposulo and Ferragamo families oversee Hollywood. Some top bloodlines of the Black Nobility include the Pallavicini, Colonna, Ruspoli, Orsini, Aldobrandini, Sforza-Cesarini, Odescalchi, Doria-Pamphilj, Giustiniani, Torlonia, Corsini, Borghese, Lucchesi-Palli, Gaetani, and Massimo families.

    Prince Carlo Massimo and Duke Leopoldo Torlonia are overseeing the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and they have a hidden operation at Jesuit Georgetown which runs the Department of Defense along with British Crown agents. Prince Carlo Massimo is the President of the Italian Association for the Order of Malta and is the one giving the orders. Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of Malta. Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies is a top manager of the Society of Jesus. The Jesuits are Roman intelligence and infiltrators serving the Black Nobility authorized by the Farnese family’s Pope Paul III. The Bourbon-Two Sicilies family are the continuation of the Farnese family and Farnesivs is engraved on the Jesuit’s headquarters called the Gesu Church of Rome. The Torlonia family own the Kansas City crime family and share ownership over the Pittsburgh crime family with the Borghese family. The French House of Orleans own the New Orleans crime family and the French-British Beaufort family oversee the Dixie Mafia. The Sforza family own the Stidda Mafia clans which operate in their former territory of Milan. The Aldobrandini family are owners of the DeCavalcante crime family of New Jersey. The Colonna family are running the Knights of Columbus and Colombo crime family as well as the Chicago Outfit. Colonna means column like Colombo and Columbus. The Massimo and Gaetani families own and run the Gambino crime family and Philadelphia crime family. The Massimo family also own and run the Casamonica mafia clan or Roman Mafia and the Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari which still exists. The Massimo family of Roccasecca own the Clerkenwell Mafia of London. The Lucchesi-Palli and Pallavicini family own the Lucchese crime family. The Greco-Roman Giustiniani family run the Philly Greek Mob. The European Union is based on the Treaty of Rome and was signed in Rome at Capitoline Hill. The President of the European Central Bank is Mario Draghi who was born in Rome and Jesuit educated at the Massimo Institute. The Erba-Odesclachi with ancestry from Cernobbio, Italy run CERN with Roman born Fabiola Gianotti as the Director-General of CERN.

    The Boncompagni-Ludovisi family run the Casalesi mafia clan which operates in their former dukedoms and also control the Bonanno crime family. The Adragna family of Sicily run many of the N’Drangheta factions along with the Gaetani family and the House of Adragna are part owners of Los Angeles crime family which was built up by the Dragna crime bosses like Jack Dragna. The Odescalchi family run the Detroit Partnership and some Slavic mafias. The House of Savoy own and run the Genovese crime family. Don Vito Genovese was from Naples and Prince Vittorio Emanuele IV of Savoy is the Prince of Naples. The Chigi-Albani family run most of the Albanian mafia like the Rudaj Organization. The Corsini, Medici, and Bonaparte families are the owners of the Union Corse or Corsican Mafia. The House of Windsor and German nobility like the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hohenzollern, Hesse, Furstenberg, and Hanover families run and finance various Neo-Nazi cults and Nazi propaganda while they also control many of the Jewish banking families through their royal courts. The German nobility were Nazis. The Windsor and German noble families also run the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. The Irish Barons run the Irish Mafia and Aryan Brotherhood. The Windsor and Bush families control covert paramilitary organizations and mercenary armies branched off from the military. The Bush family runs the military industrial complex in the United States with Vannevar Bush founding Raytheon and Wesley G Bush running Northrup Grumman. The Mars and Walton families are mega billionaires and like royalty in the United States. The Islamic royal families were appointed by European royalty in the 19th and 20th centuries and especially after WWI. The Mid East royalty run the oil industry and use their massive wealth to finance globalist agendas for being allowed to rule their nations. The House of Bourbon and Spanish nobility like the Osorio, FitzJames, and Aragon families run most of the Mexican and South American drug cartels. The House of Bourbon are the founders and owners of Santander Bank. The King of Spain holds the official claim to King of Jerusalem.

  12. It's funny how they were a staunchly materalistic and atheistic society and yet so many nutters think they worship Satan or Lucifer (or both).

  13. Step Back History has 15 letters
    15.
    1
    5
    1 + 5 = 6
    6
    Sonic '06
    Sonic is blue
    Grass is not blue
    Grass is green
    Do you know what else is green?
    Evergreen Trees
    Evergreen trees are triangle shapes
    Do you know what else is a triangle?
    One face oft he Pyramids of Giza.
    The has 3 letters
    Giza has 4 letters.
    4 – 3 is one
    The illuminati has one eye.

    ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

  14. I believe the illumanti was something kinda like our modern day Anonymous! They are everywhere cause there is no core group there only purpose is the betterment of there fellow humans and humanity! So nobody can get to powerful to the point they can no longer be stopped! Like the Nazi and America's Government!.

  15. And I think the reason stuff shows up in our money is because no matter what we do truth bleeds out through our art and through us!. There are always 3 sides to a story! One persons side! Then the other persons side! Then we got the real deal the truth! Which is never 100% exposed!.

  16. great video but it is missing a few holes. the biggest one I can point out is the freemasons dedicated space in their reading material to specifically point out the spread of illuminati on university campuses and how it was plaguing recruitment in their frats. Either way neat video

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  19. It is kind of strange that a group (I'm talking about the Bavarian version here) of atheists would be accused of being mystics and running an occult organization; especially if it was their goal of eradicating religion.

  20. Christian Rosenkreutz actually made up all of his talres to mock the conspiracy theorist-analogues of his day. He spent the rest of his life telling everyone it was just a hoax, but the more he did, the more they believed in it.

  21. I recently discoverd your channel and have been marathoning because you clearly put alot of time effort and work into your videos and they're amazing. I'm autistic and the illuminati is a special interest of mine so when i found out you did an episode on it i literally screamed. YOu make amazing videos man keep up the good work! -Adam

  22. Good video. Check out "The Secret School Of Wisdom: The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati" published in 2015, edited and translated from the original German documents by Josef Wages, Reinhard Markner, and Jeva Singh-Anand. The 28-page Introduction and the Minerval Class essays and rituals are fascinating and worth every penny you spend for the hardcover price. The real history is FAR MORE interesting than the all the endless nattering of the Chicken Littles and conspiracy theorists out there.

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