Interview with Joseph Thiebes

Last week, I was interviewed by Joseph Thiebes for the podcast Speech in the Silence, which focuses on Thelema, Aleister Crowley, and Ordo Templi Orientis while also touching upon the subjects of magick, yoga, and initiation. While the similarities between the Bavarian Illuminati and the O.T.O. are only cosmetic, there is a strong interest in…

Der aechte Illuminat (1788), one of several 18th century publications containing the authentic Illuminati rituals

Illuminati Degree: Scottish Novice (Illum. Major)

Scottish Novice Degree: Illuminatus Major (Greater Illuminatus Degree) Translated by Jeva Singh-Anand, edited by Josef Waeges and Reinhard Markner (draft version) This degree includes not only the initiation ritual, but also the requirement for admission to the Greater Illuminatus degree — including three very lengthy questionnaires, expected to be completed by the candidate’s peers-to-be —…

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Spying Games

Candidates to the higher degrees in the Illuminati were forced to subject themselves to having every aspect of their lives scrutinized by their superiors. This scrutiny involved not only the candidate’s moral character, social standing, education, and skill set, but also his tone of voice, physical health, manner or dressing and even his sleeping habits.…

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Washington & the Illuminati

I recently came across George Washington’s letter to George Washington Snyder, dated September 25, 1798. This letter is often used as proof that the Illuminati were active in the Americas, that George Washington knew about the activity, and that he even may have tacitly or actively approved. The actual letter doesn’t support these claims. Snyder sent Washington…

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Illuminati Statutes

Since this society does not intend to lift those sensible bonds with one has shown devotion to the state, but rather wishes to strengthen them, it is our will: 1. That all persons are met with love, respect, discrimination and in accordance to their social standing. 2. Therefore everyone should always observe proper decorum, especially…