The very mention of the term Illuminati conjures up a broad spectrum of speculative imagery. Depending on the world view or the “eye of the beholder” such imagery could be anything from… a sinister cabal, hell-bent on world domination… to an ancient order of illuminated mystics… to a wing-nut’s delusional phantasm.
The following excerpt was written by Uri Dowbenko. There are those who would question Uri’s ability to objectively report on the clandestine activities of those dastardly evil-doers. In fact, those same detractors question Uri’s very grasp on reality. They dismiss and marginalize him as a crackpot Mad (tinfoil) Hatter, not to be taken seriously… which is precisely what “they” want you to think!
We realize that the subject of the illuminati is taken very sirius-ly in some circles. With that said, we found Uri’s hypothesis of a schism between the ancient Gnostic Mysteries and The Illuminati is an intriguing proposition that is of immense entertainment value… which is how we approach conspiracy theory in general and the illuminati in particular… as entertainment.
The word “illuminati” has become a catch-all term for the de-facto Rulers of Planet Earth. Illuminati originally meant "the enlightened ones" in Latin, and it refers to those who vie to control the political, economic and social infrastructures of the planet.
Comparative mythologist John Lamb Lash, a self-described authority on Gnosticism and esoteric traditions, is the author of the book "Not In His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief." The Mystery Schools were pre-Christian mystical communities that were in effect educational centers with libraries and workshops amid a vibrant cultural life. According to Lash,
The controversy began when certain initiates of the Mystery Schools began to abuse their mystical knowledge and redirect it into behavioral manipulation, psychological programming and mind control technology. In essence, the Illuminati gave up their role as teachers to become social engineers and advisors to the Ruling Class. This coincided with the rise of the patriarchal Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, which also required techniques of mind control to keep their followers ("believers") in line.
Civilization -- the Civil Lie in Action -- needed an iron fist in a velvet glove from the beginning, and the Illuminati were there to ensure compliance. "Kingship rituals were distinct from the rites of initiation that led to instruction by the Light and consecration to the Great Goddess," writes Lash. "Their purpose was not education and enlightenment but social management."
The control freak tendencies of the Illuminati are evident everywhere now, as their failure in managing the world financial system is rushing the planet headlong into economic collapse.
"Gnostics refrained from assuming any role in politics because their intention was not to change society, but to produce skilled, well-balanced, enlightened individuals who would create a society good enough that it did not need to be run by external management," Lash continues. "The intention of the dissident Magians (Illuminati) to run society by covert controls was based on their assumption that human beings are not innately good enough, or gifted enough, to create a humane world." Of course Lash is being too "liberal" in labeling the Illuminati as "dissident" since their spiritual betrayal in the
"The difference in views of human potential was the main force that precipitated the division of the Magians," writes Lash, meaning that the judgmental arrogance of the Illuminati who believed they were indispensable, even as they think they're nothing less than "God's gift to mankind.: "It's simple enough to see that this mind set would develop the hierarchal structures in society today," Lash continues.
True enough. The so-called Global Elite keep the planet under control utilizing Illuminati Gofers… AKA: politicians, military personnel, police officers, and religious leaders… whose function is to be the shepherds of society, guarding the sheep... until they're ready for slaughter in their endless wars and intertribal rivalries.
People who behave as sheep, or so-called "sheople," are always the ones who suffer the most because of their programming. Meanwhile the Illuminati Gofers pretend that this is the way it's supposed to be. This long-standing ideological disagreement in the Mystery Schools has, it appears, resulted in the gross inequities of life on Planet Earth. "The Illuminati program was (and still is) essential to patriarchy and its cover, perpetrator religion," writes Lash, describing the global conspiracy which has conquered the world.
"While it cannot be exactly said that the deviant adepts known as Illuminati created patriarchy, they certainly controlled it," continues Lash. "And still do. The abuse of initiatory knowledge to induce schizophrenic states ('entrainment'), manipulate multiple personalities in the same person ('platforming'), and command behavior through post-hypnotic suggestion (The Manchurian Candidate technique) continues to this day, with truly evil consequences for the entire world."
Attempting to disentangle the erroneous idea that Gnostics and Illuminati refer to the same characters, Lash writes: "If we accept that the Mysteries were schools for Gaian co-evolution dedicated to the Goddess Sophia, they could not have been run by the Illuminati, as some contemporary writers (who believe they are exposing the Illuminati) have supposed. Everything the Gnostics did in the schools was intended to counterbalance and correct the machinations of the deviant adepts."
Right intent once again becomes critical and the radical difference in ideology between the Gnostics and the Illuminati become self-evident. "Initiation involved melting ego boundaries in preparation for deep rapport with nature, not lowering the ego consciousness, so that the subject could be behaviorally programmed using the power of suggestion, imprinting and other psycho-dramatic methods. These behavioral modification tools of the Illuminati were strictly forbidden in the Mysteries overseen by the Gnostics."
The metaphysical perverts known as the Illuminati have structured today's society to reflect the manipulation of humankind through religious belief systems, political affiliations as well as the non-stop onslaught of media programming known as "news" and "entertainment."
The Defeat of the Illuminati
As renegades from the Mystery Schools who betrayed the Mysteries and subverted Gnosis ("Knowledge"), the Illuminati’s plan to divide, conquer and rule the world has worked quite well because people are easily programmed into belief systems contrary to their own welfare. As Lash notes, "Skilled in theology and dialectical argument, the Gnostics were able to refute fanatical beliefs, but unable to protect themselves against the violence driven by those beliefs." In other words Judeo-Christian Annihilation & Apocalyptic Theology sponsored by the Illuminati was responsible for the destruction of the Mystery Schools and the murder of the Gnostics, who were no match for those who perceived the Gnostics as a threat to their planetary dominion.
"Not only were the gnostokoi like [the female philosophy teacher] Hypatia [who was murdered by the Church] apolitical, they deliberately refrained from involvement in politics in order to dissociate themselves from the other type of initiates, the Illuminati who had been enmeshed in patriarchal and theocratic power games from their outset," Lash concludes.
The Illuminati may be considered to be apostate Gnostics who abandoned their role of enlightening humankind in order to reap the benefits and entitlements of the Ruling Class. Now as before… the Illuminati continue to move towards their goal -- a feverish dream of world domination culminating in the so-called New World Order (One World Government), which simply means Global Techno-Feudalism. This has always been Metaphysical Warfare. And humankind's choice is once again -- Freedom or Slavery.
- written by Uri Dowbenko, originally published here: http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/the-illuminati-renegades-of-the-mystery-schools