Illuminati symbols are all around us.

Although significant time is dedicated to tracking down and exposing Illuminati symbolism in the media, little or no time is spent explaining why the otherwise secretive Illuminati inserts their sacred images and brands for all to see.

Thankfully, some of the most dedicated researchers such as Jordan Maxwell, Michael Tsarion, and David Icke have offered their theories on why the Illuminati is obsess with symbols. Furthermore, some Illuminati whistleblowers have also put forward their versions of why and how the Illuminati uses symbols.

Note: The purpose of this article is not to determine whether or not the Illuminati is real or not. I’ve written on the modern Illuminati and the Bavarian Illuminati. I’ve also compiled a list of top illuminati symbols from Illuminati lore and illustrated many symbols used by the Illuminati of Bavaria in their rituals.

Traditionally, symbols are used to convey complex information in a simple manner. (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, symbols have double meanings allowing them to be displayed in public with only the Initiated, the Elect, is able to decode their true meaning and significance.

Albert Pike explains:


“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, Morals and Dogma




I’ve compiled a list of 16 possible reasons why the media is saturated with Illuminati signatures. What is their motivation for allegedly covering the world with symbolism.

Possible reasons are listed starting with the most conspiratorial down to the not-so-conspiratorial.


No. 1 Illuminati Mind Control Programming AKA Project Monarch

A number of Illuminati researchers believe in the existence of a secret government black op codenamed Project Monarch. Dealing with sophisticated mind control, victims have described the program has a flawless version of the well-known CIA MK-Ultra Project.

They claim the Illuminati has been able to achieve high-efficiency in programming mind-controlled victim via symbols inserted in movies, books, and televisions. The Illuminati uses Disney films such as Fantasia or Alice in Wonderland to program mind-controlled slaves. (I’ve touched on this a little bit here.

15% of voters say the government or the media adds mind-controlling technology to TV broadcast signals. 😬

~ Public Policy Polling


No. 2 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.

This has been popularized in films such as The Manchurian Candidate (1962, 2004) where the Queen of Diamonds triggers a sleeper agent to turn assassin. In Telefon (1977), words from a Robert Frost poem activate human time bombs. In Zoolander (2001), the song Relax is used to brainwash and trigger yet another model to assassinate the Malaysian prime minister.

Passages from The Catcher in the Rye are rumored to have triggered Mark David Chapman to murder John Lennon.

Also, Hypnotoad. ⛔ Warning: Everybody Loves Hypnotoad ⛔


No. 3 Psychic Attack

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


No. 4 The Lure AKA bait-and-switch

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

A few Christian Fundamentalist researchers such as John Todd and Jack Chick believe that Rock music albums contained demons that lure listeners into the occult world.

Modern fundamentalist researchers G. Craige Lewis and Professor Griff continue in this tradition seamlessly applying the same rhetoric and scare tactics to hip-hop music.


No. 5 The Taunt

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, thus effectively marginalizing them.


No. 6 Territorial Markings

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

The Rockefeller family is known for branding their properties with the colors red and blue. It is unknown whether or not they lift their rear leg when doing so.


No. 7 Conditioning

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. (Ex: Numerous Zombie movies and TV shows subtly getting us ready for a planned population-culling epidemic.)


No. 8 Allegiance to the Illuminati

Musicians prominently displaying symbols of the Illuminati are relaying their willingness to enter the Illuminati, pledging their allegiance, or tribute to their Illuminati masters.


No. 9 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.


No. 10 Cues

Those in-the-know are able to identify in Illuminati signals foreshadowing coming events. Foreknowledge of upcoming events and crisis give insider time to make plans, investments, divestments, and other preparations for upcoming events.


No. 11 Misrepresentation

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.

For example, after briefly demonstrating the Roc-Sign at 2:34, Jones predicts that his critics will use a still to make false claims. Sure enough, they did just that. 😏


No. 12 Misunderstanding and/or Misinterpretation

A symbol‘s meaning is given as something 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.”. Predictively, some contend that both signs were chosen because they were Satanic.

Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella symbol, representing a “rock” or a diamond is often thought to symbolize a pyramid.


No. 13 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


No. 14 Trolling

The artists, writers,and/or producers are aware of Illuminati symbols and insert them in media in order to troll the public. Earlier this year, an anonymous graphic artist came forward and claimed to having done just that.

“I’d find a way to incorporate something in the graphics, usually small and out of the way — maybe a reference to the Illuminati or Freemasonry — just to f*ck with anyone who noticed it. I also liked using symbols created by John Dee, who was a 16th century alchemist and occultist, like the esoteric Monas Hieroglyphica, or just simple, but well-known things like the pentagram or the eye in the pyramid.”

~ Anonymous as told to Gabriella Garcia
(uncensored in original text)


No. 15 Illuminated Muse

Bill Cipher
Bill Cipher
The artists and/or writers are inspired by Illuminati symbols and include them in their work. The numerous symbols attributed to the the Illuminati symbols are a source of inspiration.

The cartoon series Gravity Falls contains tons of Illuminati, Masonry, and Alchemy symbols which is consistent with the show’s supernatural/ conspiratorial theme.

Case in point, the villain is a one-eyed pyramid demon called Bill Cipher.


No. 16 Pareidolia

pareidolia /ˌpæraɪˈdəʊlɪə/
1. the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist

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.

Perhaps Elvis isn’t really on Mars. 😜

If you feel I’ve overlooked something important, don’t hesitate to contact me.
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.