The purpose of the Illuminati Dirigens or Scotch Knight level was to form administrators for the Order of the Illuminati. Knights were charged with keeping an eye out for possible Illuminati initiates within Masonic Lodges effectively forming a secret society within a secret society.
A detailed look at the most popular secret societies in conspiracy lore – The Bilderberg Group, Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Priory of Sion, Bohemian Grove, Freemasonry, Committee of 300 and the Knights Templar.
Knigge based the Illuminated Symbolic Freemasonry rituals on the English York Rite with a few features from French Freemasonry and some specific to the Illuminati.
The 2nd Class began with the 3 Illuminati Masonic degrees of the Blue Lodge – Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason. Illuminati hits the big times at the Masonic Congress of Wilhelmsbad.
Top Ten Masonic Conspiracies and the Facts Behind Them – Whether you believe the Masonic brotherhood originated in Ancient Egypt, with the Knights Templar or in the medieval stonemason guilds, it is clear that Masonry has a long history of scandals and conspiracy theories. The most popular Freemasonic conspiracy theories.