-plural noun, singular
persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment or name given to different religious societies or sects because of their claim to superior enlightenment
Illuminati [Lat.,=enlightened], rationalistic society founded in Germany soon after 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a professor at Ingolstadt, having close affinities with the Freemasons and seemingly organized on a Masonic plan. While briefly very popular among German rationalists, it had limited influence. The Roman Catholic Church, which Weishaupt left in his youth and rejoined before his death, condemned the Illuminati; in 1785 the Bavarian government dissolved the organization. It did not long survive. In Spain and Italy in the 15th and 16th cents. the term Illuminati, or Alumbrado, referred to persons claiming direct communion with the Holy Spirit, so asserting that outward forms of religious life are unnecessary. Their claims led to persecution by the Inquisition. Other groups using the name have included the Rosicrucians, and certain followers of Jakob Boehme and Emmanuel Swedenborg.
LiptonCambell: That they're fictional, and alot of conspiracy theorists cling to them. Also, they were mentioned alot in that Da Vinci Code prequel flick that came out a few years ago
PokerMan: The Illuminati is said to be secret society inside the free masons. So its a secret inside a secret and or a mystery inside a mystery.
LiptonCambell: And Spongebob squarepants is said to live in a pineapple under the sea.
Mythical beings are from all over.
PokerMan: I more so want to talk about the beginning roots of the Illuminati, and go from there like a breif history with details.
TicklemeDaisy_: Well I think the majority of us know what the Illuminati are and mean but what are your opinions based on it?
Cplusplus aka Python: type in illuminati backwards in ur address bar and put .com after it. The USA is trying to control us and Obama is part of the Illuminati.
PokerMan: If Illuminati means persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment.
If this was true, specifically what would influence a person to think this of themselves?
Daddio35: Interesting thread, i think today's version of this is call the CFR and openly the EU is Consilium. I dont think they bother hiding inside freemasons these days since they own the media and most of the people have been brainwashed by it.
Un-elected beaurocrats make all the decisions whilst elected officials simply placate the masses with promises they never intend to keep. And what happenes, nothing, because nobody cares, they are all too busy with their football games, nintendo 3ds, mobile phones, and fastest car on the block. YAY we who know this are the modern illuminated!
PokerMan: Political power within a group of people. A game of control possibly. The world a game to them? Ignore them they don't exist the so called Illuminati. Fear drives people, control they have lost of the subconscious level of intellect and then certain individuals exploit this fear for control.