Part 1:


Adam Weishaupt and the Origins of the Bavarian Illuminati

From Adam Weishaupt’s birth to the founding of the Order in 1776. (11 pages)

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“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

― Denis Diderot

Part 2:
Secrets, Rituals and Symbols of the Bavarian Illuminati


First Class: The Nursery

Illuminati Novice

The first step before entering the Bavarian Illuminati. (2 pages)

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Secrets of the Illuminati Minerval and Illuminati Minor Degrees

Secret passwords, symbols, signs and handshakes of the Illuminati Minerval and Illuminati Minor degrees. (2 pages)

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Ten to 15 men of the Brethren of Minerva met secretly about two times a month. Minerval Assembly infographic (2 pages – 2 up)

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Second Class: Freemasonry

Illuminati Masonic Degrees

The 2nd Class began with the 3 Masonic degrees of the Blue Lodge – Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason. Illuminati hits the big times at the Masonic Congress of Wilhelmsbad. (2 pages)

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Illuminated Symbolic Freemasonry

Illuminated Symbolic Freemasonry rituals based on the English York Rite (2 pages – 2 up)

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Illuminati Major – Scotch Novice

The point of union between Freemasonry and the Illuminati. (2 pages – 2 up)

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Illuminati Dirigens – Scotch Knights

The Bavarian Illuminati’s bureaucratic class (2 pages – 2 up)

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Third Class: Mysteries

Illuminati Priest

Lesser Mystery The highest class of the Bavarian Illuminati was the Mystery Class. The chosen few first became Illuminati Priests of the Order. (2 pages – 2 up)

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Illuminati Prince – Illuminati Regent

Lesser Mystery The Illuminati Prince grade furnished high-level administrators for the Illuminati. (2 pages – 2 up)

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Illuminati Magus – Illuminati Rex

Greater Mysteries The highest degrees of the Bavarian illuminati were EYES-ONLY and were conferred exclusively by Adam Weishaupt himself. (2 pages – 2 up)

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Part 3:


Notable Members of the Bavarian Illuminati

Sample membership of the Bavarian Illuminati. (2 pages)

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Mozart, Beethoven and the Bavarian Illuminati

Were the two greatest pianists of all time members of the Illuminati? (2 pages)

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Part 4:


Weishaupt’s Great Escape

Illuminati leaks : Illuminati Insider reveals all!


Regensburg to Saxe-Gotha

Spartacus is on the run. Regensburg is no longer safe and he must reach Saxe-Gotha or face the death penalty back in Munich.


Raid at Landshut

Bavarian police raid the home of Illuminati insider Xaver Zwack.


Raid at Sandersdorf Castle

Bavarian police raid the castle of Baron Bassus. (2 pages – 2 up)

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The Death of Adam Weishaupt

Weishaupt dies quietly in Saxe-Gotha in 1830. Did he outlive the Illuminati? (2 pages)

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Part 5:

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Secrets of the Bavarian Illuminati is book 3 in the Illuminati Rex Conspiracy Comic Books series. Despite the occasional humor and being crammed with anachronisms, this comic is a non-fiction look at the history of the Bavarian Illuminati.

Ritual & Doctrine of the Illuminati (working title) – Josef Wäges, Jeva Singh-Anand and Reinhard Markner

Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati – Terry Melanson

Les Illumines de Bavière et la Franc-Maçonnerie Allemande – René Le Forestier (short review here another here. I personally ordered it from Amazon France here.)

Illuminati of Bavaria – Marco Di Luchetti

Proofs of a Conspiracy – John Robison

Illuminati Conspiracy Part One: A Precise Exegesis on the Available Evidence – Terry Melanson

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism – Augustin Barruel

Other Sources and Further Reading

A Bavarian Illuminati Primer – Trevor W. McKeown (Important note on the “legend of Lanz” can be found here.)

New England and the Bavarian Illuminati (Chapter III) – Vernon L. Stauffer

Geschichte des Illuminaten-ordens by Leopold Engel

Secrecy or Freedom? – Alan Jones

Secrecy or Freedom? includes synopses of: Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, by Abbé Augustin Barruel; The French Revolution, by Nesta H. Webster; Humanum Genus – on Freemasonry, by Pope Leo XIII; Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked, by Monsignor George F. Dillon; Freemasonry in the Life and Times of Pope Pius IX, by Fr. Leonard Feeney; World Revolution, by Nesta H. Webster; Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, by Nesta H. Webster; Philip II, by William Thomas Walsh; Against Oligarchy, by Webster G. Tarpley; Treason in America, by Anton Chaitkin; America’s Secret Establishment, by Antony Sutton.

Geschichte des Illuminaten-Ordens von Fr. X. Zwack – Richard van Dülmen’s Der Geheimbund der Illuminaten. Darstellung, Analyse, Dokumentation (includes list of members. *BOTH Lanz*)

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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.