Illuminati symbols are all around us. This is clear. (Or at least its a necessary premise to accept for this article to make sense…) What is not clear and what is hardly ever explained, ambiguous or not mentioned at all, are the goals, reasons or possible motivations why the Illuminati inserts its symbols in popular media. Why does the Illuminati insert their symbols in plain sight for all to see?

Traditionally, symbols are used to convey complex information in a simple matter. (i.e. No smoking sign, Stop sign) However, in the case of the Illuminati and other societies, it’s not always so simple.

In occult circles, all symbols have double meanings allowing them to be displayed in plain sight. Albert Pike explains:

illuminatisymbols-Albert-Pike“Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it.”
~Albert Pike, Moral and Dogma

I have assembled a list of possible reasons why the Illuminati is supposedly obsess with covering the world with their symbolism. Reasons are listed starting with the most conspiratorial down to the not-so-conspiratorial.


In this theory, research into the MK-Ultra program has never stopped and the Illuminati have been able to achieve high-efficiency in programming mind-controlled victim via symbols inserted in popular media.


Hypnotic Triggers

Specific and pre-established symbols are inserted into the media in order to trigger hidden programs in Monarch, MK-Ultra and other mind- controlled victims.


Psychic Attack

The Illuminati uses mass communication devices such as televisions, radios and computers in order to broadcast negative energy on a massive scale.



Symbols are inserted in the media in order to entice often unsuspecting viewers and lure them into the occult.



Some researchers believe the Illuminati uses symbols in order to taunt members of the public who have awaken to their game and make them appear crazy to non-believers.


Territorial Markings

Like a dog urinating on its territory or a rancher branding its cattle, the Illuminati brand its property by displaying its symbols.



Symbols of the Illuminati are used to desensitize us to violence, greed and depraved sex acts. Conditioning includes subtle forms of predictive programming to prepare the public for planned social changes.



Musicians prominently displaying symbols of the Illuminati are relaying their readiness to enter the Illuminati or to pledge allegiance or tribute to their Illuminati masters.


Coded Communication

The Illuminati uses the mainstream media to pass on messages to its ever watchful minions while the general public remains ignorant of what they are seeing.



Those in the know are able to identify cues and pay attention to special Illuminati communication and make plans, investments are other preparations for upcoming events.



An especially appalling practice where Illuminati symbols or signs are deliberately taken out of their contexts in order to support a claim. This is different from a misunderstanding because it is done intentionally with the aim to deceive. (See Jones disdain for the practice at 2:36)



A symbol is given as an example of something that it isn’t. The satanic horns sign is often confused with the University of Texas’ Hook ‘em Horns sign or the American Sign Language sign for “I love you.”. Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella symbol, representing a “rock” or a diamond is often thought to symbolize a pyramid.



Whether it be elephant shapes in cloud formations or faces on the surface of Mars, the mind occasionally sees things that are simply not there. Sometimes a triangle is just a triangle.


Marketing Gimmick

The artists, writers and producers are quite aware of the popularity of Illuminati and other occult symbolism and insert them in their products in order to draw attention and sell more widgets.


Why does the Illuminati insert symbols in movies, TV and other Media? is a speculative article exploring Illuminati conspiracy theories and legends. See here for information on the historical Bavarian Illuminati or here for a look at modern versions of the Illuminati.

Tom A. Hidell

Tom likes to research conspiracy, write conspiracy and talk conspiracy. His current interests include the Bavarian Illuminati, the Illuminati and the New World Order.