The Illuminati Priest degree was the first level of the Mystery Class. It was one of two degrees known as the Lesser Mysteries of the Illuminati.
Illuminati Priests had a yearly meeting known as a Synod.
There were 10 priests per province. The head priest was called a Decanus.
Priest could choose to specialize in one of the 7 sciences: Physics, Medicine, Mathematics, Natural History, Politics, Arts or Occult Sciences.
Illuminati Priest Initiation
The Candidate was blindfolded and driven around in a carriage before reaching the location of his Illuminati Priest Initiation.
The Dean cut a few hairs symbolizing the breaking of chains and the freeing of the candidate. Illuminati Priests learned that property lead to the lost of liberty and of equality.
The Dean and the candidate faced the Orient.
White woolen robe
The candidate was asked to choose between riches and the priest’s robes. If he chose correctly, he would then proceed to the next room.
Password: Spell out I – N – R- I Jesus Nazareus Rex Judeorum – Jesus King of Jew
Servant brothers wore black robes.
Acolytes wore shorter white robes.
Crucifix – Historical Jesus as a revolutionary
Liberty Cap Priests wore a red bonnet (Phrygian Cap) later to become an important symbol of the French Revolution. To the Illuminati, the Liberty Cap was “more precious than a crown”.
Dean wore the Malthus Cross
REMOVED: After nomad life ceased to exist, men build homes and started farming bringing property into existence, leading to mutual defense and the emergence of strong leaders – and, eventually, to a lost of liberty and equality.
Illuminati Major – Scotch Novice is an excerpt from Book 3 – Adam Weishaupt and the Secrets of the Bavarian Illuminati
Part 1: ORIGINS
Part 2: SECRETS, RITUALS AND SYMBOLS OF THE BAVARIAN ILLUMINATI
1st Class: THE NURSERY
- » Illuminati Novice
- » Illuminati Minerval and Illuminati Minor Degrees
- » Brethren of Minerva – Illuminati Secret Meetings
2nd Class: Freemasonry
- » Illuminati Masonic Degrees
- » Illuminated Symbolic Freemasonry
- » Illuminati Major – Scotch Novice
- » Illuminati Dirigens – Scotch Knight
3rd Class: Mysteries
Part 3: Bavarian Illuminati Membership
Part 4: The End of the Bavarian Illuminati
- » Weishaupt’s Great Escape
- » Regensburg to Saxe-Gotha
- » Raid at Landshut
- » Raid at Sandersdorf Castle
- » The Death of Adam Weishaupt
Part 5: Illuminati in Legend
Illuminati Legend is an abridged version of What is the Illuminati?.
» René Le Forestier Les Illumines de Bavière et la Franc-Maçonnerie Allemande
» Terry Melanson Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
» Josef Wäges, Jeva Singh-Anand and Reinhard Markner Ritual & Doctrine of the Illuminati (working title)