Here are the top 10 symbols used by the Illuminati:
№ 1 ALL-SEEING EYE
№ 2 PYRAMID
№ 3 OWL
№ 4 FIRE
№ 5 PENTAGRAM
№ 6 666
№ 7 SKULL
№ 8 SNAKES
№ 9 OBELISK
№ 10 MONARCH BUTTERFLY
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Top 10 Illuminati Symbols [Video] (18 min.)
The All-Seeing Eye or the Eye of Providence is the preeminent symbol and most widely recognized symbol of the Illuminati.
The All-Seeing Eye was added to the original design of the Great Seal of the United States in 1776 by Pierre Eugène Du Simitière and remained on the Seal with the addition of an unfinished pyramid (see Illuminati symbol #2) when it was finally adopted in 1782. In 1935 the Great Seal was added to the $1 dollar note, the most widely circulated note on the planet, by President and Freemason Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Links to the Illuminati: To conspiracy theorists, the all-seeing eye represents the Eye of Lucifer. The Eye can see all and oversees its minions which are represented by the individual bricks of the pyramid. The 13 steps of the pyramid represent the 13 Illuminati Bloodlines which collectively rule over the planet. The year 1776 represent the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati by Adam Weishaupt.
US Government: The Eye is a representation of God who favors the prosperity of the United States. It is positioned above an unfinished pyramid representing the future growth of the United States. The 13 steps of the pyramid represent the original thirteen states. The year 1776 represent the birth of the United States.
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: There is no evidence that the Bavarian Illuminati used the eye in any of its rituals. However, they used the “point within a circle, circled dot, circumpunct, or circle with a point at its center a (⊙) to represent the Order.
Links to Freemasonry: The Master Mason learns that the All Seeing Eye represents the Great Architect of the Universe (GAOTU) who watches and sees everything and will judge us according to our works.
The Freemasons also use the ⊙ symbol. In Arcana of Masonry (p. 188), Masonic Historian Albert Churchward writes:
“The point in the centre of a Circle is equal to the point at the tip of the Triangle, and this Glyph is equivalent to the Eye; the two are synonymous.”
Other secret societies: In the Order of the Golden Dawn the ⊙ represents Kether.
The Illuminati Elite is represented by the capstone of the pyramid and the Profane by the stones.
Links to the Illuminati: In Illuminati conspiracy theories the presence of a pyramid usually represents the top-down command structure of the Illuminati rulers of the universe. The theory has become more mainstream following the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement who refer to the rulers as the One Percent.
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: The pyramid was featured prominently at Minerval Assemblies of the Bavarian Illuminati. A carpet was laid out on the room’s floor featuring a Pyramid flanked on either side by the letters D and P on each of its side. (Deo Proximo – God is near) There are stones scattered at the pyramid’s base.
The unfinished pyramid signifies that the goals of the Most Serene Order of the Illuminati are still incomplete. By working together, the Illuminati is able to make great strides towards completing their task for the glory of the Grand Architect.
Links to Freemasonry: The George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Virginia is capped by a seven steps pyramid. The House of the Temple, the Headquarters for the Supreme Council of the southern jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite of Masonry is also capped by an unfinished pyramid.
The owl was the symbol for Minerva, the goddess of wisdom. The Enlightened Ones see themselves as the wise rulers of the planet.
Links to the Illuminati: The Bohemian Grove, an exclusive elite 2,700-acre campground situated in the Redwood forest of northern California features an owl on its logo. The planning meeting for the ultra-secret Manhattan Project is also rumored to have taken place at the Grove. It is also where Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan worked out a deal on who would run for President of the United States.
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: The owl is an important symbol for Illuminati Minerval. The owl was a symbol of Pallas Athena and represented wisdom and vigilance. The owl was also included on the Illuminati Minerval and Illuminati Minor medallions.
The eternal flame or fire is a powerful symbol of the Enlightenment and of Lucifer.
Links to the Illuminati: Illuminati researcher Dr. Stan Monteith claims that the Statue of Liberty is the pagan goddess Semiramis, the whore of Babylon – a homewrecker and a harlot. She represents the destruction of the Old World Order and the creation of the New World Order.
Illuminati researcher Mark Dice claims that the Statue of Liberty is an Illuminati symbol. The statue’s radiant crown’s rays are a symbol of the sun or Enlightenment. The Enlightenment represents Lucifer, the torch bearer. The name Lucifer literally means “bringer of light”.
The Olympic Flame torch rally was first introduced by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics. Prometheus gave fire (knowledge) to humans. For this transgression, the King of the Gods, Zeus punished Prometheus to have is liver eaten for eternity by an eagle.
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: Weishaupt was aroused by Zoroastrianism and philosophies of the ancient Parsees. He planned to use fire allegories in the symbols and rituals of the higher degrees of the Illuminati. The color red is prominent in the higher degrees of Illuminati Priest and Illuminati Regent.
Links to Freemasonry: The Statue of Liberty was designed by Freemason Frederic Bartholdi.
The Illuminati and the practice and promotion of black magic
Aka: Sigil of Baphomet, (two points up)
The name Baphomet first appeared as a pagan idol in the trial transcripts of the Knights Templar by the Inquisition.
The pentagram was originally a protection charm against demons. The inverted pentagram came to have its own distinctive meaning as a sign of evil – especially after the publication of famed French occultist Lévi Éliphas publication of Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual in 1854:
“A reversed pentagram, with two points projecting upwards, is a symbol of evil and attracts sinister forces because it overturns the proper order of things and demonstrates the triumph of matter over spirit. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns, a sign execrated by initiates.”
Links to the Illuminati: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson appointed French-born freemason Pierre Charles L’Enfant to design Washington D.C. A pentagram is clearly visible in the street layout leading many to speculate whether or not L’Enfant deliberately inserted Masonic symbols.
However, the pentagram is not complete. Rhode Island Avenue does not connect with Pennsylvania Avenue, leaving the pentagram incomplete. Freemasons often point to this as proof that the streets of Washington DC are not Masonic. If the masons are all powerful architects, why can’t they get a pentagram right? The answer might be found in the writings of Illuminatus Johann Goethe (nom de guerre: Abaris) and famous author of Faust:
I must confess, my stepping o’er
Thy threshold a slight hindrance doth impede;
The wizard-foot doth me retain.
The pentagram thy peace doth mar?
To me, thou son of hell, explain,
How camest thou in, if this thine exit bar?
Could such a spirit aught ensnare?
Observe it well, it is not drawn with care,
One of the angles, that which points without,
Is, as thou seest, not quite closed.”
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: The Illuminati did not use the pentagram in its ceremonies.
Links to Freemasonry: The Order of the Eastern Star a female Masonic organization for wives and family of Freemasons uses the pentagram with two points up as its emblem.
The Illuminati, the number of the Beast and the Anti-Christ.
“Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
― Revelation 13: 18
New King James Version (NKJV)
Links to the Illuminati: The number of the Beast is associated with the Anti-Christ who would eventually take helm of the Illuminati as he brings forth the New World Order. The music industry is a prime recruiting ground for the Illuminati. Illuminated musicians incorporate Illuminati symbolism in their work as a nudge to their Illuminati handlers.
The 666 numerals can also be found in corporate logos such as Taco Bell, Google Chrome and Vodafone. When AT&T changed the name of one of its subsidiaries to Lucent Technologies, Illuminati symbolism researcher Texe Marrs was quick to point out the new name’s similarity with Lucifer, and asked:
“But, does AT&T’s new baby have horns? Does the name Lucent have any link to the name Lucifer? Could it be that, as one writer has suggested, Lucent stands for Lucifer’s Enterprise?”
― Texe Marrs, PROJECT L.U.C.I.D., 1996
Note: Fear of the number 666 is called hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. 😯
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: Only deists and atheists could hope to reach the higher mystery degrees of the Illuminati. As such, they would have regarded Satan as a mythological figure.
Links to Freemasonry:
“Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!”
― Albert Pike, Moral and Dogma
A symbol of mortality and the Illuminati’s mark on the Skulls and Bones
Links to the Illuminati: The Skull and Bones is an elite fraternity at Yale University, a prestigious American university. Their headquarters is known as “the Tomb”. There’s a painting of skulls with the quote:
“Wer war der Thor, wer Weiser, Bettler oder Kaiser? Ob Arm, ob Reich, im Tode gleich.”
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: The Illuminati Regent or Illuminati Prince initiation rituals consisted of three rooms which the initiate had to visit in succession. In the first room the candidate would find a skeleton with a sword and a crown at its feet. The candidate would then be asked if the bones were the bones of a king, a nobleman or a beggar. As in the Order of the Skull and Bones, the scene intended to make the candidate reflect on his own mortality.
Links to Freemasonry: The Master Mason carpet features a skull to remind the initiate of his own mortality, just as in the Illuminati and in the Skull and Bones.
Snakes, Dragons and Serpents and the lure of forbidden knowledge
The snake or serpent one of the most ancient symbols used in myths and was widely used throughout the world. They often act as guardians, such as the statue of Draco guarding the entrance of The City of London.
Snakes are identified with forbidden wisdom or knowledge as in the serpent in the Garden of Eden from Genesis.
Being poisonous, and generally dangerous to humans, the snake symbol is commonly used in western culture as a representation of evil.
The Ouroboros, another ancient symbol consisting of a snake eating its own tail usually stands for constant regeneration or infinity.
Links to the Illuminati: Most prominently, bestselling author David Icke claims that today’s members of the Illuminati are descendents of a race of Reptilian aliens.
But the snake’s connection with evil has made it a popular insult thrown at any enemy. More famously, Andrew Jackson’s famous indictment of the Bank of the United States: (precursor to the Federal Reserve)
“Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, [bringing his fist down on the table] I will rout you out!”
― Andrew Jackson, 1834
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: The Bavarian Illuminati did not use snakes in any of its rituals or symbols.
Links to Freemasonry: The 25th degree of the Scottish Rite is called the Knight of the Brazen Serpent. Albert Pike offers countless examples of serpents use in mythology. The degree’s jewel features a snake twined around a circle surmounting a tau, while the apron depicts an Ouroboros.
The Illuminati has raised Obelisk in all its major power centers
Links to the Illuminati: The Illuminati has placed monuments in prime locations around the world. The Washington monument marks their military arm, the Cleopatra’s Needles in New York and the in London mark their financial centers and the Vaticano in Saint Peter’s Square marks their spiritual dominance. (see Top Ten Illuminati Monuments)
Dr. Stan Monteith notes that an obelisk seen from above looks like a dot in a circle, or more accurately an eye. (see Illuminati symbol #1)
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: Weishaupt’s Illuminati did not pay special attention to obelisks.
Links to Freemasonry: The Freemasons conducted an elaborate cornerstone laying ceremony of the Washington monument in July 1848. In 1880, more than 9000 Freemasons attended the cornerstone laying ceremony for the New York needle. The ceremony included a Masonic parade down Fifth Avenue with more than 50000 spectators.
Symbol and Trigger for Monarch Mind-Control Victims
Traditionally, the butterfly represents metamorphose or a significant change. However, researchers on the fringe on conspiracy theory have attributed significantly more nefarious qualities to butterflies, particularly the Monarch butterfly…
Links to the Illuminati: Monarch Mind Control is an alleged secret projects revealed by Illuminati researcher Fritz Springmeier. According to Fritz and other researchers, the MK-Ultra project never ended and through interrogations of former victims, Fritz was able to uncover parts of the secret program.
Originally, only Fritz’s 13 bloodlines of the Illuminati were able to endure the trauma necessary to fragment the mind, but thanks to Nazi scientific advances, the Illuminati was able to create over 2 million mind-control Illuminati slaves in America alone!
Using butterflies on stage or incorporating them into album artwork MAY indicate exposure to Monarch Mind Control programming, most likely as a sex kitten. Cats, kittens, Checkered floor, Doors, windows, rainbows, red shows and zebras can also be used to trigger mind-control programming. Fritz expands on his theories in Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave.
See my not very sympathetic review of Springmeier’s work here.
Links to the Bavarian Illuminati: The Bavarian Illuminati did not use butterflies in any of its rituals or symbols.
Links to Freemasonry: Freemasonry does not use butterflies in its rituals or symbols.
See What is the MONARCH Mind Control? for for information
Edit: September, 2014: The signs ‘El Diablo’and the Nazi Salute have been moved to Top 10 Hand Signs of the Illuminati.