Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Illuminati require human or animal sacrifice?

The Illuminati’s purpose is the preservation of the human species. Therefore, human sacrifices or any practice that does not serve the betterment of mankind would counter everything we represent, and are thus prohibited in all circumstances. While many have attributed such actions to our members, these connections are based only in rumor.

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Is the Illuminati affiliated with Freemasons?

Although many members of the Illuminati are personally associated with Freemasonry, our organization is a separate and independent entity with no official partnership or affiliation.

Members of the Illuminati are not required to maintain any relationship with Freemasonry. While some of the tenets of Freemasonry are similar to those of our organization, its beliefs have no official reflection on the Illuminati.

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Does The Illuminati Support Gun Control?

While the Illuminati endeavors to develop a harmonious society where the need for guns is eradicated, our organization has no interest in disarming a population that requires weapons to defend against its harm or demise. In a perfect world, there would be no need for guns – at this time, we do not live in a perfect world.

Guns and gun control are not the root of the problem but merely symptoms of the disease. Humanity is lost in the mist of this age of War – an age where one human will end the life of another member of its own species simply due to imbalance or emotion. Only the human is affected by this emotional disability that causes violence between those who are identical in biological mechanics but different in mental construct or physical appearance: skin color, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, geography, wealth, beauty, and other differences that do not affect the grand history of humankind as a whole. No other creature of Earth behaves in this way, slaughtering members of its own kind for reasons that matter nothing in 10 or 100 or 1,000 years.

While the science behind these centuries of subconscious misalignment would take dedicated textbooks to explain, understand that the human is not violent by nature. It is trained this way (even if unintentionally) by parents mired in generations of misinformation and lack of education: ancestors who breed descendants to share in their violent mental illness, which perpetuates entire generations who are convinced that their belief is right and all others are wrong, and any who disagree must suffer.

It is an illness that cannot be treated by medicine because it affects the human’s core subconscious and has become entrenched in the species’ genetic evolution. A framework for full eradication is not feasible at this time.

But there is hope. We have seen great success in our experimental campaigns in parts of Europe and North America. By exposing humans to subtle mental exercises embedded in popular media (movies, television, and similar broadcasts) we have seen great success in the reduction of violent tendencies and a marked increase in societal quality of life. These campaigns will soon expand to other continents, where similar experiments are already underway.

A bevy of our public campaigns focus on this specific imbalance in the human subconscious. But these are dangerous times, and caution is needed to protect one’s life, property, and the children and elderly of one’s community. In this age of War, many places are not as safe as others. In the swiftly-approaching age of Illuminatiam, the extinction of War will also end the need for weapons of death – but for many citizens at this time, guns are an essential means of defense against those who have not yet seen the Light. In such cases, the Illuminati has no interest in disarmament ▲

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Does the Illuminati worship Satan?

The Illuminati has no association with any religious worship or belief. Any connections between our organization and another is purely rumor or baseless speculation.

Members of the Illuminati are free to follow any religious faith they choose, as long as such belief does not conflict with the preservation of the human species.

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How do I become a member of the Illuminati?

Our organization separates individuals of outstanding political, financial, or cultural influence from the rest of the flock and establishes them as shepherds of the human species. We see and know all just as a shepherd sees and knows all of the flock, our eyes peering over the masses to identify any threat to those we protect.

Maybe you have met one of our members in the flesh. Or perhaps not; many of us have no public profile and value anonymity.

Membership in the Illuminati is by invitation only. To join us, simply continue on the road you currently travel in life. In studying the words of the Testament, you have already set yourself apart from the millions who still linger in the dark. You have been led to the path, and you have chosen to follow it by your own free will.

New technological advancements have aided our council in identifying citizens to investigate for ranking membership. If you believe that you have been set apart from all other humans, and that you are meant to become a shepherd of your species, you are invited to submit an application for our review at:

This form will add you to our list of potential candidates for Illuminati membership and you will be contacted if we require more information.

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What are the Illuminati’s religious beliefs?

Members of the Illuminati are free to follow any religious faith they choose, as long as such belief does not conflict with the preservation of the human species.

For anyone to claim that the Illuminati is affiliated with a religious belief — be it God or Satan, Baphomet or Baal — undermines the very purpose of our independence from human divisions.

We neither accept nor deny any deity and hold none to be higher than any other.

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Why has the Illuminati decided to go public?

Many citizens have asked why a global organization would relinquish their hold upon their deepest secrets in such a public manner. Why risk turning a population against us when secrecy has served so well?

The age of Illuminatiam approaches. The people of this planet are ready to accept the Light. And our enemies will do nothing because they do not believe we exist.

The revelations in the Testament have been in effect for decades, but they were already being planned decades earlier than that. Anyone who reads the Testament or our other tools as a means to subvert our authority will find their scheme to be futile. The components are so deeply established in modern society, there is nothing anyone could do to change them even if they tried. Not even the world’s most powerful leaders can alter planetary law.

There will always be a voice whispering that the Illuminati does not exist. Our hold upon the modern human subconscious inclines our enemies to dismiss our public outreach as a hoax and something they can simply do nothing about. In this way, doubt remains our strongest defense.

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Is there an Illuminati membership fee or monthly dues?

The Illuminati has no need for donations of any kind and will never demand payment for membership. Anyone who solicits money for membership in the Illuminati should be reported to us.

Costs from our partners — for example, fees involved in manufacturing the Talisman, printing the Testament, or security for attendees of Illuminios — are the sole responsibility of those who request them. The Illuminati is not a charity and does not subsidize any person’s costs to improve their lives. The production of any item bearing our name is handled solely by our partners and consultants. (Read more: The Tenet Of Value And Trade)

For the sake of clarity, citizens are reminded that there is no harm to a person’s standing with the Illuminati if they do not study the Testament or display their loyalty in public. These decisions are solely their own. There are no costs, fees, or purchases required for loyalty to the Illuminati.

Never pay resellers who demand high prices for anything related to our organization. Such profit-seeking is unauthorized and likely counterfeit. Membership cannot be sold, traded, or transferred under any circumstances.

These policies are in place for the protection of our citizens. When questioning the legitimacy of anyone claiming to represent our organization, the true Illuminati can be set apart easily: money means nothing to those who print it.

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Why does the Illuminatiam First Testament seem easy to read and understand?

Readers occasionally note the brevity of the First Testament, questioning the level of value to be found in a book that is written in an accessible manner. How can so many claim to experience such positive life changes by studying its words when others find it easy to understand?

Some are wiser than others. Some believe they are wiser but lack the perception to see that they are not.

It is important to remember that all people approach the precepts of the Illuminati at different levels of understanding. Many who read the Testament are learning concepts that have never been introduced to them before or have been mired in decades of inaccuracy.

Any of our documents made available to the public must be written in a way that all can understand, regardless of their level of wealth or education. All people require an introduction before they can understand deeper and more complicated subjects.

There are many steps on the Pyramid. Those who are ahead cannot fault those who are still behind, for they too began at the bottom and climbed the same steps toward the Light.

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Is the Illuminati Society Good or Evil?

Centuries of war, poverty, and hardship pervade the history of the human species. Savageries abound even within the borders of the world’s most developed regions, leading many to wonder if the Illuminati ignores the pain of the downtrodden — or worse, if we are to blame for generations of turmoil. Is the Illuminati good or evil?

Though many believe that the Illuminati wields godlike control over every aspect of this planet and can dictate societal changes on a whim, the reality is far more intricate. The human is not a machine that functions exactly as it is programmed nor is it a slave to be forced into obedience. Every human mind is unique and is entirely not duplicated even amongst the billions of others in this universe. Every human mind desires things that are different from the next.

Progress requires cooperation.

To create change, unique beings with unique objectives and beliefs must forgo their differences and work together for the good of all. Humans must suppress their natural defensive selfishness and aid others who appear, believe, or act in ways that are different from themselves.

Unfortunately, many are only concerned with their own wellbeing.

The greatest enemies of human progression have been humans themselves.

The Illuminati was not created to force the people of this planet to do what is good for them. Our purpose is the preservation of the human species — not its comfort, nor its morality. We guide the willing to the path and point them in the direction of the Light, but they cannot be forced to take a step. Only slaves are forced to obey masters, and humans are not meant to be slaves.

This planet is vast and its inhabitants are many. Even the most powerful of world leaders can hardly keep their own people from self-destruction and civil unrest — leaders who are responsible for the protection of mere countries, not continents or planets. Though the Illuminati’s joint power and technological developments far outweigh those held by any single leader, our organization is still bound by the physical laws of this universe.

Planetary Law supersedes all.

One of the foundations of Planetary Law is Order, which balances on a hair-thin platform above Chaos.

Imagine this world as a raft over tumultuous seas, filled with every person and creature that exists. Anything that slightly upsets the raft’s equilibrium allows water to spill over the edges and onto the people inside. To stay afloat when one end begins to sink, the other end of the raft must be corrected by adding more weight, or by removing weight from the sinking end. Its balance is so fragile that even the smallest change requires redistribution of everyone aboard.

Similarly, every change made on this planet — regardless of how small — comes with a price. The birth of a child in a developed country causes the death of a child in an impoverished country, whose food and resources were sold to feed the children of the developed country. The fault is not on either child; every human who didn’t rise to their defense shares the burden of blame.

The human is plagued by imbalances causing it to be selfish and violent for imaginary reasons that mean nothing to the survival of its species. The modern human has lost much of its sense of collective, alienating the individual from the flock. Many humans strive for their own success instead of the preservation of their species. Instead of focusing on their place in an ongoing evolution, they focus on temporary concerns and pleasures.

Selfishness causes distrust, and distrust causes one human to provoke the suffering of another simply based on differences in belief, gender, skin color, or societal class.

No other creature on this planet kills a fully functioning member of its genetic family for these reasons.

No other creature declares war on itself.

As with the raft on rough seas, Order can only be found through balance. At this stage of its evolution, most of the human species lacks the clarity required to perform this task. They gather in packs on the raft and refuse to allow others on their side, making the weight uneven. They only see their end of the raft as it tilts: the sinking side panicking as their companions fall over the edges, the rising side celebrating as they are lifted higher from the water.

Those who are sinking fail to understand that their panic is causing the deaths of their family. Those who are rising fail to understand that if the lower end goes under, so does the raft and all aboard.

Those who are sinking rush to shift to the safety of the other end. Those who are rising fail to understand that there is room for all, and defend their side simply because they do not foresee the perilous results of their actions.

Both sides unintentionally decide the fate of those in the middle, where the majority is gathered. Though taking no part in the fighting, they slide whichever direction the raft is sinking.

These are the innocents in poverty. These are the innocents who suffer from wars. These are the innocents who wish no evil upon anyone else, who fight no battles, who welcome all into their warm circle in the safety of the center but fall overboard nonetheless due to the actions of those on the edges.

These are the people the Illuminati was formed to protect. The blind are not to blame for their blindness; the passengers on the raft are not to blame for their unsteadiness. All they require is balance and a captain to ensure it.

The Illuminati serves as captain of the planet that carries the human species through this universe.

We are not elected by the people we represent. Our authority requires no approval from any of our constituents. We are residents of this planet who have stood up from the chaos of the raft and taken the helm simply because no one else is able or willing or skilled enough — the reasons matter little to us. We stand in defense of all sides regardless of whether they are our enemies or our allies.

The result is our only concern. The survival of the human species is our only goal.

Many listen and bring balance to the raft. Many others ignore our direction and fall over, pulling innocents into the sea with them and blaming us for their demise. We continue to stand, continue to lead, continue to fight for the survivors.

The age of Illuminatiam is often mentioned in our First Testament. This is in reference to the next stage of the human’s evolution: one where all people, in all places, live in Abundance. It is a society in which war has become extinct, in which divisions between humans have been abandoned to unite our species into a single collective that strives for the benefit of all. It is an understanding that there is enough room for everyone on the raft.

Some may wonder why we cannot simply throw the agitators overboard to ensure the safety of masses in the center. Many of them fail to realize that they are the very people who are causing the turmoil. Even they can be changed and brought to the center.

Controlling the minds and decisions of planetary leaders — a belief that is common in the oft-inaccurate pop culture image of our organization — is not feasible. Not all leaders are invited to join our membership. Many lack the intelligence and integrity that we require, as evidenced by their warmongering and abuse of their people. But to throw them overboard would send countless of their citizens with them: innocents who still cling to their horrific leaders for guidance, and to whom we also have a responsibility.

It is impossible to understand the full tapestry when one can only see the strings at the bottom.

To provide fully transparent reasoning behind our decisions would threaten the very infrastructure of Order that we have built so far — one that is incomplete, but has taken decades to construct. Though the human species as a whole is far more peaceful and in far less danger now than it was 50 or 100 or 1,000 years ago, there is still much work to be done to bring Order to this planet of billions.

History provides evidence of the success of our campaigns and history will continue to show the sovereign magnificence of the human species. Fear not as the raft sways and dives across the thunderous seas: We are always watching out for you.

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Are Illuminati members human?

Perceptive readers have noted that uncommon phrases appear as recurring themes in the First estament, specifically references to “your world” when mentioning the planet Earth and “your species” when referring to humanity. Some have taken these terms as indications that Illuminati members are of a species that is not human.

These allusions are intentional. We refer to this planet as “your world” and to humanity as “your species” to encourage an understanding of unified responsibility and authority. In simpler terms, it is the concept that this planet and its inhabitants continue to survive due to cooperation between individuals with vastly differing beliefs and objectives.

The Illuminati works as a guiding force to facilitate this global cooperation and to ensure order even when the individuals involved are unaware. As time goes on, we must prepare new leaders from the world’s billions. Our choice of words are used to subtly remind all people of the immense power they wield simply by being human, and to awaken a sense of purpose in those who can become future guardians of the human species.

A large number of people never reach for opportunities that are available to them because they do not recognize their own supremacy. Many believe that they cannot rise above their place in society simply because of when, who, or where they were born.

Each human is born a child of privilege simply by being a member of this planet’s most dominant species.

Even the poorest human is royal by birth, with authority over every other animal, plant, and form of life that shares this vast floating rock in space. Centuries of hardship have already been overcome by humanity’s ancestors in order to give the species a chance to thrive.

Unfortunately, few humans realize this advantage. Many practice a formulaic path of life throughout generations, convincing themselves and their children that they are societally shackled and abused by others who attain success upon the backs of the downtrodden. Many who are free convince themselves that they are trapped by inescapable economic slavery — a false belief in which they find comfort by shifting blame onto invisible forces instead of their own lack of determination or effort.

Beware those who spend more time despising the wealthy than striving to become wealthy themselves.

Birthright claims that some humans are better than others simply because of their family origins, but this has no foundation in science nor study. Historically, the concept was used to pacify large populations under the rule of specific family bloodlines who claimed their authority was theologically favored.

But in modern society, birthright serves little purpose other than pageantry and historical pride. By seeking information, all people may attain greatness through their own determination — even if some require more effort than others.

It is better to die while fighting for freedom than to live a century in peaceful slavery.

There are grave dangers in thinking that a person cannot improve themselves because of where or to whom they were born. Perpetuating a belief in privileged birthrights conversely supports its harmful opposite: if some are born better than others, some must be born lesser. Placing blame on societal slavery only continues to restrain further generations to shackles that are weak enough to unlock but all-too-often go untested.

All humans are built of the same materials as kings and queens. Human authority comes from subconscious belief, not genetic differences. If a person does not believe they have any power, they are quick to relinquish it to others.

All sheep are born and die as sheep. All humans are born and die as humans, but some become shepherds along the way.

Humans are not sheep. Some desire to lead and others to follow, but all are humans and have parts to play in the Universal Design.

It is natural for humans to seek what is comforting. There is security in being carried on the backs of leaders instead of walking through dark forests on your own feet. There is no fault in those who choose to follow, only in those who claim their choice was made by anyone but themselves.

Leaders are merely followers brave enough to take one step further than the others around them.

The Illuminati is wholly comprised of residents of this planet dedicated to the protection and prosperity of the human species. As with all people, we have no powers of birthright. Our members come from all walks of life: all races, all religions, all beginnings. We unite under the belief that all people, in all places, deserve to live in Abundance.

Many of our members were born into privilege due to their wealth, gender, color, or family lineage. Though their journeys are shorter and smoothly paved, they carry generations of experience and knowledge that are valuable to society.

But our most esteemed members are those who began as the poorest, the most downtrodden, the most oppressed — for their journeys were the hardest, and the challenges they faced made them worthy of greatness.

By referring to “your world” and “your species” we strive to encourage each individual’s understanding that they are responsible for themselves and the future of this planet. This world is yours to govern; this species is yours to protect. Regardless of the hardships a person may face, there are thousands of others who crossed the same treacherous path. Many failed along the way. Many others succeeded, as can you.

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