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Secret Societies, ancient ceremonies, clandestine operations ...what does it all mean?

An Exposé of the Knights Templar

By William T. Dargin II KC SMOTJ
 
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Like its founding, today the Knights Templar live in a world of great upheaval. As cultures collided in the near East at the turn of the tenth century, the world today stands on the same brink of destruction. To know the Templar's future, you must understand their heritage. Journey with me as we travel back across the mountains of time to discover nine poor French Knights struggling eastward toward Jerusalem. Their story is one of triumph, glory, betrayal and finally a new renaissance. I promise you it is a journey beyond the horizon, deep into the hearts and passions of men.

At the end of the tenth century nine French Knights banded together. Because these knights were not the first born of their families law and culture denied them their birthright (land and other holdings). These pious Knights decided to travel eastward toward Jerusalem and on the journey they witnessed the dangers of travel common in their day. During their trip the need for protection on the way to Jerusalem became obvious. Tired, hungry and almost penniless they arrived in the city they had only read about. For more than nine years these Knights struggled to find their way in Jerusalem a city that three religions claimed as their own. During their work in Jerusalem, they found favor with the King there, and were given quarters on the Temple Mount. It is said that their housing was situated over the royal stables of Solomon.

Through these nine years they began to formulate the precepts of the order, and they guarded the roads and protected the travelers from thieves and raiders on the routes toward Jerusalem. The reputation of these Knights grew dramatically. Their courage, honor and ferocity in battle earned them a reputation as warriors without equals. Later, warring tribal leaders would execute Templar rather than keep them as prisoners or release them. Plainly, they were feared. In the midst of battle, Templar would not retire from the field even if out numbered ten to one. With their reputation, the order grew dramatically. With the influx of men, money and material the Templar became one of the most powerful organizations in the world.

With the rise of the Templar, these knights worked to create the formal order that we know today as the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. With the help of Bernard of Clairvaux, one of the most respected theologians of his time, the church recognized the order. Formally, the Templar became an extension of the Catholic Church. These warrior monks vowed poverty, chastity and obedience. If you look at the badge of the order it reveals two knights riding on a piebald horse - symbolizing their poverty.

Because the Templar were under the direct control of the Pope, no sovereign or ruler could tax or control the order within his or her boarders. This was a friction the Pope overlooked since they brought such power and riches into the church. Later it would be the seeds of their destruction.

Over the next three hundred years, The Templar grew into the world's first multi-national corporation. They are credited with creating the first "traveler's check," international banking operation and ultimately became the carriers of culture, knowledge and wisdom from the near East. The Templar shared advances in mathematics, astronomy, medicine and the arts. They became vertically integrated as an organization - completely self-sufficient. With the donations of money, land and material the Templar became the financiers of kings. The treasuries of the Templar financed much of the lifestyle, war and construction of sovereigns around the world. By today's standard, imagine Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Exxon and GE being owned by one organization. You begin to understand the power and influence that the Templar exerted around the globe. In almost every country in the known world a Templar Commandery or Priory existed.

The Templar controlled only by the Pope of Rome enjoyed a level of absolute power unheard of in that time. And as you would suspect, absolute power corrupts absolutely. The Templar's reputation became one of arrogance, extravagance and indulgences that even by today's standard would seems extreme. Simultaneously, the King of France Phillip the Fair plotted to destroy the order.

Phillip, King of France was heavily in debt to the Templar. Financing his wars, the crusades and his lifestyle Phillip had mortgaged his kingdom. The King of France set his sites on the treasury of the Templar, often rumored to be the largest fortune of its time - so the intrigue began. Phillip knew that a direct assault on the Templar would be disastrous. He needed a "legal" way to usurp the power and riches of the order. Although not proven, the current Pope was thought to refuse to relinquish control of the order. Shortly afterwards, he died under mysterious circumstances. Then Phillip managed to position his candidate to ascend the Papal throne. France now allied with the throne of Peter began a campaign to destroy the Templar. The vehicle the Phillip chose was to have the Templar declared heretics and seize the order's property and fortunes.

At the direction of the Pope, a Papal Bull (a papal decree carrying the rule of law within the Catholic Church) was issued in secret. Today, we celebrate that event. On Friday April 13th, 1307 the Papal Bull issued in secret was opened throughout the Christian kingdom. The Bull decreed all Templar be arrested and all assets seized. The Knights Templar would be tried and convicted as heretics. In France, the Templar fleet was anchored in the Mediterranean on Friday April 12th. By the morning of the 13th, the fleet was gone. Although Phillip seized the assets of the Templar in France, he did not find the fortunes he expected and although he captured the Leader of the Templar, most of the Knights in France had disappeared.

Friday thirteenth, celebrated today as one of the unluckiest days of the year was based on the experiences of the Knights Templar. Thus began one of the darkest chapters in Templar History. The next installment begins the Templar march from the darkness into the light. I hope you will join me in discovering the "new" power and influence of the Templar.

IMAGINE IF YOU WILL ...

Today is a new day... the government has outlawed and seized all banking, shipping, trading and information companies. They have declared them all illegal and a threat to Christianity. Wal-Mart, GE, Chase Manhattan, IBM, Microsoft, Exxon and BP Along with all the others have been confiscated. That is the day the world woke up to in the beginning of the 14th century with the suppression of the Templar. Sadly no real wealth except land, fortifications and a few bobbles were ever found. The Financial empire and resources that were built over the last 300 years has evaporated into thin air. The pope, the king of France and many other monarchs were left trying to understand exactly what was the Templar Empire and where was its wealth.

After the suppression of the Templar, many of the international enterprises of the Templar disappeared or were renamed in quick order. Without an international banking system, trade companies and even visiting scholars program, Europe fell into a black chapter of her history, the Dark Ages. These ages brought the inquisitions, the suppression of anything not from the state or the church, the destruction of all knowledge not endorsed by the Church and the finally the control of the spirit of man. Because of the lust for the Templar treasure, most of western Christendom suffered for the next one hundred years... In many ways we are still trying to recover from that loss today. Imagine the wealth, knowledge and power that could have shaped a new world... I believe it was another two hundred to three hundred years before we began to emerge from this darkness.

In the end, no Templar documents, no historical records, no treasure has ever been found, so in the end, the suppression wasn't successful. The treasure to this day remains hidden. Make no mistake about it, even as it was bound to fail the suppression was brutal and swift. In retribution of this calamity (no treasure), the Templar were tortured mercilessly. Every known method of torture was authorized if not endorsed by the Church. In almost every case no information regarding the Templar Treasure was ever discovered, this included the treasure documents, records or gold. You see the Templar were one of the first organizations to realize the value of compartmentalization. Today, every intelligence service in the world employs this technique to protect their secrets. Very few individuals except the senior leadership ever knew the "whole story."

Because the papal bull was published throughout Christendom, the Templar fate rested in the hands of the Sovereigns around the globe of those nations where they lived. In many cases, Templar were brought to trial, found not guilty and quickly disappeared into the landscape. Large contingents of knights found their way to Spain and Portugal and renamed themselves the "Knights of Christ." Others moved to present day Switzerland. Still more, legend has it, found sanctuary in Scotland as the guests of Clan Sinclair. In Scotland during the years that followed it is fabled that many of William Wallace's (Braveheart) famous victories were insured by the heavy horse of the ex-Knights Templar. Over the next 700 years, the secrets of the Templar and their treasure remained a mystery. But much of the Grail legend grew through the legend of the Templar.

Today, the Templar are involved in Christian benevolent work around the globe. They support charities in the Holy Lands and as the order grows into every corner of the globe, The Knights Templar are reclaiming their heritage. The Templar continue to find opportunities to serve the greater good around the world. Although embraced by the Orthodox Christian Church, the Roman Catholic Church has never admitted its duplicity in their actions. Overtures have been made to the Vatican without success. Most Templar hold little hope for the atonement; the Church would have to first admit its motives and methods - something the Roman Catholic Church rarely, if ever does.

Many of the Templar of today are the best and brightest of their generation. Generals, diplomats, Industrialists, professionals from every walk of life are Templar. Today the Templar act as negotiators and intermediaries for many organizations around the globe. Even now The Knights Templar are seeking official observer status at the United Nations. Although they are not the secret organization of the past they continue to place themselves in the center of ideas and cultures bridging the gap between trust and fear.


The Rosicrucian

The Arcane History of the Brethren of the Rosie Cross 

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The term "Rosicrucian" evokes a variety of meanings and references to those who hear it. Some tie it to alchemy or reincarnation while others think it is tied to the mysteries of the Kabbalah or the arcane side of Christianity. Who exactly are the Rosicrucians and what do they do?

As with all things worthy of research one must start at the beginning. The Brethren of the Rosie Cross first surfaced about three and a half centuries ago in Germany at the beginning of the seventeenth century. At that time which was post Reformation, part of Germany was Protestant and part was Catholic. There was a great deal of unease caused by the disparity of individual belief systems and the tension that ensued could be likened to waiting for the other shoe to drop. History shows us that all of this unrest would eventually erupt into the Thirty Year's War which was one of the most calamitous wars in Europe.

The Amazing Rosenkruetz...
About this time, around 1614-1615 in the small town of Kassel two mysterious manifestos of unknown authorship appeared. The first manifesto was titled Fama Fraternitatis des Löblichen Ordens des Rosenkreutzes which translates to The Proclamation of the Praiseworthy Order of the Rosy Cross. This tome was written in German but the titles was a blend of German and Latin. The second manifesto was titled Confession Fraternitatis translated to Confessio of the Fraternity. Both documents told a strange and curious tale about a person called Christian Rosenkruetz who was born in the year 1378. At sixteen years of age he traveled to Damcar in Arabia where there allegedly existed a Utopian community. Here Rosenkruetz learned Arabic and was schooled in the occult and the sciences. He also discovered a mysterious book referred to with a very simple name... The Book of M which he translated into Latin.

In the ensuing years, Rosenkruetz would travel extensively - first to Fez in Morocco which housed one of the oldest universities and where he was exposed to "elemental spirits" who taught him magickal "secrets"; next to Spain where he met with disapproval and mockery when he tried to share his knowledge and finally back to Germany. It was in Germany where he gathered together men of "like mind" and organized the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross. The men met at their headquarters called the House of the Holy Spirit where they studied ancient wisdom and set about doing good works and healing the sick with some amazing results. It is believed that Rosenkruetz died in 1484. He was106 years old.

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After Rosenkruetz left the Earth Plane, the organization was maintained by the brotherhood. In 1604, while renovating the headquarters, the brothers came across a hidden door. The door was inscribed with Latin which when translated read, "After 120 years I shall open." Behind the door they found a seven sided vault. It was illuminated by an artificial sun that graced the middle of the ceiling casting light upon the ceiling, the floor and the walls which were covered in symbols. They also found many chests in the room which contained books and ritual objects. There was an altar at the center of the vault and beneath the altar was a coffin containing the uncorrupted body of Rosenkruetz. The brothers took this as a sign that it was time for the society of the Rosy Cross to "go public" and invite people of "learning and goodwill" to participate in the organizations goals.

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The brethren believed in a multifaceted system of Universal Knowledge that incorporated a strong belief in Christ and the scriptures as well as philosophy, theology, astrology and mathematics. They claimed to have ancient wisdom and thus able to decode the Bible and the Kabbalah. They were also adept at interpreting symbols and knew much about Alchemy.

The Rosecrucians believed that Europe was on the threshold of a New Age of spiritual and intellectual enlightenment with politics imbued by brotherly love. They asserted that their role was to help usher in these new concepts. In 1616, a third document was published titled Die Chymische Hochziet Christiani Rosenkruetz which translates to The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkruetz. The tome was authored by a nineteen year old Lutheran pastor Johann Valentin Andreae. The document relates an account of Rosenkruetz's experiences as a guest of the wedding of a king and queen. It was a retelling full of imagery and symbolism including - for example - guests are transported to n island by seven ships bearing flags of the then known seven planets. An "alchemical" operation is conducted in a seven storied tower where two homounculi are created from six people who have been killed. The homounculi the receive souls through a hole in the tower roof through which they descend. In later years Andreae referred to this writing as jest but the total effect of this manifesto and the original two had an astounding effect in Europe and created great deal of controversy both good and bad. Oddly many people aspired to be a part of the organization although actual admittance that one was a member was rare. Elias Ashmole, one of the founders of Freemasonry was one of these.

It is common knowledge that in many circles people believe there was and is a tie between the Rosicrucians and the Knights Templar and Freemasonry as well as offshoot organizations. Some believe that Freemasonry began as an imitation of what Rosicrucianism is supposed to be. The various "offshoots" of Rosicrucianism today claim to have access to the "true secrets" of the Rosy Cross. One successful example is England's Order of the Golden Dawn. In its heyday it enlisted many well known intellectuals within its membership although eventually the whole affair died down. Another example is America's Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) founded by H. Spencer Lewis.

Today the various Rosicrucian organizations offer study programs for self enlightenment that can be applied in a practical way. The general theme seems to be one of universality. The studies incorporate transformation on all levels of being: physical, mental, emotional, psychic, and spiritual. Many of the orders are "Initiative" whereby the individual passes through "Degrees" of study, rituals, ceremonies, exercises, and demonstrations that have a long historical background buoyed by new information that is constantly being added such as the ecological, the technical, the political and artistic.


FREEMASONRY

History of "The Craft"

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The history of the fraternal organization known as the Freemasons is divided into two parts - before and after the 1717 formation of the Grand Lodge in England. What occurred before 1717 remains a mystery that can only be pieced together via theory or legend. Today, gratis the media and published works such as The Lost Symbol by author Dan Brown the word Masonry takes on mysterious and sinister connotations that refer to secret conspiracies and underground organizations that control governments and manipulate everything from politics to currency.

There are many claims regarding the origin of Masonry. Some claim it dates back to Egypt and the mystery schools, Israel and King Solomon and the construction of the Temple at Jerusalem, groups such as the Druid, Essenes, Culdees, and Gypsies, individuals such as Moses, Pythagoras, Euclid, Francis Bacon and Oliver Cromwell and organized societies such as the Rosicrucians and the Knights Templar. Most scholars and even many Masons opt for one of two basic theories regarding origin.

The first option is that Masonry evolved from medieval stonemason's guilds. These medieval guilds were trade unions that preserved trade secrets and inducted new trainees whose apprenticeships included spiritual and ethical training along with craftsmanship. It is believed that they were responsible for the Masonic passwords and secret handgrips. The old symbolism of the plumb, square, compass and gauge representing ethical virtues and morals is attributed to this group. Eventually the guild began to break down and the "practicing stoneworkers" known as "operative Masonry" were lost altogether and "speculative Masonry" which is prevalent in today's lodges took its place.

The second basic theory is that Freemasonry is a reformation of the knowledge known only to the Knights Templar. It is believed that not all of the Knights Templar fell into enemy hands after Palestine reverted back into Muslim control in 1291 but that a large Templar Fleet hosted at the French harbor of La Rochelle disappeared before it could be seized. After this many Templars took refuge in Scotland whose king Robert the Bruce was fighting to keep his country free from England and it was not faring well. The turning point was the 1314 Battle of Bannockburn when at the last moment the Scots gained the winning hand when "mysterious forces" came to their aid. Speculation has it that the mysterious detachment were actually Templar knights. Other speculative evidence puts Templar survivors in the British Isles and some believe that the 1381 Peasant's Revolt in England was orchestrated by the heirs to Templar lineage

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Masonry began to go public in the seventeenth century. There is other speculation that the Masons were also tied to the Rosicrucians. Speculative Mason Elias Ashmole who wrote the Rosicrucian Die Chymische Hochziet Christiani Rosenkruetz which translates to The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkruetz co-founded the Royal Society which was an organization for scientific investigation whose first members were Masons. Before the organization was formally chartered it was known as the "invisible college" which is term used in the Rosicrucian manifestoes.
Masonry comes into the spotlight with the formation of the Grand Lodge in England in 1717 and with it comes all the popular modern day recognition that some of the chief participants in the American Revolution were Masons. If there truly exists a Templar-Mason link then modern history reflects how such a lineage which embraces America and Europe has maintained the separation of the secular from sacred authority.

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At the turn of the century the membership grew to 860,000 and by 1930 there were over 2 million members in the United States alone. New members start out as "entered apprentices" who must engage initiation ceremonies in order to achieve different degrees of Masonry of which there are thirty three.

 33 Degrees of the Freemasons
 1. Entered Apprentice  12. Grand Master Architect  23. Chief of the Tabernacle
 2. Fellow Craft  13. Royal Arch of Enoch  24. Prince of the Tabernacle
 3. Master Mason  14. Scottish Knight of Perfection  25. King of the Brazen Serpent
 4. Secret Master  15. Knight of the Sword, or of the East  26. Prince of Mercy
 5. Perfect Master  16. Prince of Jerusalem  27. Commander of the Temple
 6. Intimate Secretary  17. Knight of the East and West  28. Knight of the Sun
 7. Provost and Judge  18. Knight of the Pelican and Eagle and Sovereign Prince Rose Croix of Heredom  29. Knight of St. Andrew
 8. Intendant of the Building  19. Grand Pontiff  30. Grand Elected Knight Kadosh, Knight of the Black and White Eagle
 9. Elect of Nine  20. Venerable Grand Master  31. Grand Inspector Inquisitor Commander
 10. Elect of Fifteen  21. Patriarch Noachite  32. Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret
 11. Sublime Elect  22. Prince of Libanus 33. Grand Inspector General

Members are expected to believe in God, engage in morality, practice philanthropy and abide by the laws of the country in which they live. The Mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences by teaching the Principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Modern day philanthropy include community projects and raising money for charities.
The "lodges" swear allegiance to a Grand Lodge or Grand Orient. Officers of the Lodge include a Master ("Worshipful Master" who is elected via ballot vote, must ensure that the Lodge is abiding by its by-laws.), a Senior Warden, a Junior Warden, a Treasurer, a Secretary, a Senior Deacon, and a Junior Deacon. Depending upon the Lodge, there also may be an Inner Guard, Chaplain, Director of Ceremonies, and an Organist.
Some of history's most famous Masons include: George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Ronald Reagan (conferred title of "Honorary Scottish Rite Mason"), Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Winston Churchill, John Jacob Astor, Henry Ford, Walter P. Chrysler, Ransom E. Olds, James C. Penney, David Sarnoff, Louis B. Meyer, Darryl F. Zanuck, W.C. Fields, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Clark Gable, Oliver Hardy, John Wayne, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohen, and Charles Lindbergh.


DARK BROTHERHOOD

Is the Illuminati the World's Most Dangerous Secret Society?
 
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The word illuminati is the plural form of illuminatus which in Latin means "enlightened." It is a word that has fast become synonymous with world domination and corruption often referenced as the New World Order (NWO). Throughout history the term illuminati has been attached to several groups both real and fictitious.

Historically it refers to the movement founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt who was the first lay professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria. The movement was made up of free thinkers who referred to themselves as Perfectibilists. The original group was comprised of many intellectuals, progressive politicians and literary men. Weishaupt called the secret society the Order of the Illuminati. Prior to the official founding, this original group consisting of twelve was assembled in 1773 by Mayer Amschel Rothschild, an international banker, who chose his most influential friends to participate. He tells them that if they can pool their resources they can rule the world.

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According to The Illuminati Chronicles in seeking a New World Order the Illuminati objectives were as follows:

Abolition of all ordered governments
Abolition of private property
Abolition of inheritance
Abolition of patriotism
Abolition of family
Abolition of religion
Creation of a new world government

Evidence that the Illuminati has been working towards a New World Order is speculative and at the heart of many current conspiracy theories. The historic events listed here taken from the Illuminati Chronicles however do provide food for thought so the reader can draw his/her own conclusions. It is interesting to note the various references to the term New World Order:*

1700's

1782 - The Order of the Illuminati joins forces with the Freemasons at the Congress of Wihelmsbad. An attendee at the conference, Comte de Virieu comes away from the conference clearly shaken proclaiming that the proceedings were very "serious" in nature.

1785 - An Illuminati courier is struck by lightning and killed while traveling through the Bavarian town of Ratisbon. When officials examine his saddlebags they find evidence of the Illuminati and plans for the upcoming French Revolution. When the Bavarian government tries to warn the French they do not take heed. Weishaupt and other Illuminati members go "underground" before they can be arrested.

1785 - When Bavarian authorities raid the home of Illuminati member Von Zwack they find documents that show Illuminati plans to bring about, "a universal revolution that should deal the death blow to society... this revolution will be the work of secret societies..."

1789 - The French Revolution overthrows the existing government and attempts to eliminate Christianity. Officials dispense with a seven day week and institute a ten day week.

1796- Freemasonry becomes a political issue during the Presidential election in the US. John Adams wins the election by opposing Masonry. His son John Quincy Adams warns the country about the threat posed by Masonic lodges.

1797 - John Robison, a professor of natural history at Edinburgh University in Scotland publishes a book, Proofs of Conspiracy where he reveals that Adam Weishaupt tried to recruit him for the Order. In the book he exposes the organizations diabolical aims.

1798 - George Washington acknowledges that Illuminati activity is present in the US.

1800's

1816 - Congress grants a 20-year charter to the Bank of the United States, a private concern despite Thomas Jefferson's warnings against turning power to create money over to a private group that was neither elected by or accountable to the public.

1821 - Georg W.F. Hegel formulates a process by which Illuminati objectives are achieved known as Hegelian dialectic. The formula embodies thesis plus anti-thesis equals synthesis. This could be achieved for example by fomenting a crisis and then offering a solution after public outcry. The changes and outcome that ensue however are part of a desired original plan which people would have been initially against accepting had the crisis not been fomented.

1826 - William Morgan mysteriously disappears while in the process of publishing a book that exposes the wrongdoings of Masonic lodges. His body is found a year later in Lake Ontario.

1828 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild openly expresses his contempt of national government attempts to regulate international bankers such as himself.

1829 - British Illuminist Frances Wright gives a series of lectures in the US announcing that various subversives and revolutionaries will be united in a movement called Communism which will be made to sound appealing to the public by professing to support equal rights and equal opportunity for all.

1829-1837 - During the Presidential term of Andrew Jackson attempts are made to strengthen the hold of a "central" bank over the US. Jackson opposes these efforts by vetoing a bill to renew the charter of the Bank of the United States. In 1833 he removes government funds from the bank.

1848 - Karl Marx, a member of an Illuminati front organization called the League of the Just, writes the Communist Manifesto. He proposes that the family unit, religion and patriotism be abolished along with economic and political changes.

1870 - John Ruskin is named Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford University in England. He teaches his student that the government should take control of all means of production and distribution and strives to show, "the eternal superiority of some men to others..."

1871 - Albert Pike, founder of the Ku Klux Klan publishes Morals and Dogma which is intended for Masonic eyes only. In it he indicates that the lower ranks of Masonry are deliberately deceived by their superiors and mislead by false interpretations so they remain under the delusion that the objectives of the organization is to do only good works.

1884 - The Fabian Society is founded to promote Socialism.

1889 - Albert Pike issues instructions to the "23 Supreme Councils" of the world revealing the true object of Masonic worship that, "the Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of Luciferian doctrine."

1890-1896 - Cecil Rhodes, a student of John Ruskin, is Prime Minister of South Africa. He exploits and controls the gold and diamond wealth of South Africa while bringing all habitable portions under the domination of a ruling elite. He uses a portion of his vast wealth to establish the Rhodes Scholarships.

1900's

1913- President Woodrow Wilson publishes The New Freedom in which he reveals, "since I have entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."

1913 - The Federal Reserve (a privately owned institution) is created. Its inception had been planned in a secret meeting in 1910 on Jekyl Island, Georgia by a group of bankers and politicians including Col. Edward M. House a close advisor of President Woodrow Wilson. House is a promoter of Socialism. The creation of the Federal Reserve transfers the power to create money from the American Government to a private group of bankers. The Reserve bears an uncanny likeness to Plank # 5 of the Communist Manifesto which calls for a central bank. The Federal Reserve Act is passed just before Christmas Break of this year.

1916 - Three years after signing the Federal Reserve Act into law, President Woodrow Wilson proclaims, "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit... the growth of the nation, therefore and all or our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

1917- With the aid of financiers in New York and London, Lenin is able to overthrow the government of Russia.

1919 - British and American "personalities" establish the Royal Institute of International Affairs in the US at a meeting arranged by Col. House. The meeting is attended by various Fabian socialists including economist John Maynard Keynes.

1920 - Winston Churchill recognizes the connection between the Illuminati and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. He says, "... this worldwide conspiracy fro the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century, and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads, and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire."

1920-1931 - Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency notes, "When the Federal Reserve act was passed, the people of the United States did not perceive that a world banking system was being set up here. A super-state controlled by international bankers and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers but the truth is - the Fed has usurped the Government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will." Concerning the Great Depression and the New Deal he says, "It was no accident. It was a carefully contrived occurrence. The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so they might emerge as the rulers of us all."

1921 - Col. House reorganizes the American branch of the Institute of International Affairs into the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). Note: for the past 60 years, 80% of the top positions in every administration have been occupied by members of this organization. Only two Presidents, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were not directly affiliated. Kennedy was assassinated and an attempt was made on Reagan's life.

1932 - Plan for Peace penned by American Birth Control League Margaret Sanger is published. She calls for coercive sterilization, mandatory segregation and rehabilitative camps for "dysgenic stocks" including Blacks, Hispanics, American Indian and Catholics. Note: the American Birth Control League eventually became Planned Parenthood.

1933 - In a letter to Col. House, President Franklin Roosevelt writes, "The real truth of the matter is, as you know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson.

1937- Students at the Lenin School of Political Warfare in Moscow are taught, "Today od course, we are not strong enough to attack. To win, we shall need the element of surprise. The western world will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There shall be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate to their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist."

1939-An address by John Foster Dulles proposes that America lead transition to a new order of less independent, semi-sovereign states bound together by a league of federal union.

1939 - New World Order by H.G. Wells proposes a "collectivist one world state" or "new world order" comprised of "socialist democracies" claiming that "nationalist individualism is the world's disease."

1940 - The New World Order is published by the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. It contains a select list of references on regional and world federation with some special plans for world order.

1945 - President Truman endorses world government in a speech, "It will be just as easy for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for us to get along in a republic of the Unites States.

1945 - The United Nations Charter becomes effective.

1948 - Sir Harold Butler of the Council of Foreign Affairs sees a New World Order taking shape. He says, "How far can the life of nations, which for centuries, have thought of themselves as distinct and unique, be merged with the life of other nations? How far are they prepared to sacrifice a part of their sovereignty without which there can be no effective economic or political union?"

1950 - International financier and Council of Foreign Affairs member James Warburg tells a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee, "We shall have a world government whether or not you like it - by conquest or consent."

1953 - The President of the Ford Foundation, Rowan Gaither tells a Congressional commission investigating tax-exempt foundations, "We at the executive level here were active in either the OSS (forerunner of the CIA), the State Department, or the European Economic Administration. During those times, and without exception, we operated under directives issued by the White House. We are continuing to be guided by just such directives, the substance of which were to the effect that we should make every effort to so alter life in the United States as to make possible a comfortable merger with the Soviet Union."

1954 - Senator William Jenner of Indiana says before the U.S. Senate, "Today the path to total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. We have a well organized political action group in this country determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state. It has a foothold within our government, and its own propaganda apparatus. Some people call it socialism, some collectivism. I prefer to call it ‘democratic centralism.' The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization. It is a dynamic, aggressive, elite corps, forcing its way through every opening, to make a breach for a collectivist one-part state. It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government without our suspecting the change is underway."

1954 - Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands establishes the Bilderbergers - international bankers and politicians who meet secretly on an annual basis.

1959 - The Council of Foreign Relations Study # 7 calls for a "... new international order which must be responsive to world aspirations for peace, social and economic change ... an international order ... including states labeling themselves as socialist."

1959 - The Mid-Century Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy is published, sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund. It says the U.S., "... cannot escape, and indeed should not welcome the task which history has imposed upon us. This is the task of helping to shape a new world order in all its dimensions - spiritual, economic, political, social."

1962 - The Future of Federalism by Nelson Rockefeller claims that current events compellingly demand a New World Order.

1963 - It is alleged that ten days prior to his assassination, President John F. Kennedy tells a Columbia University audience, "The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans' freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizens of this plight."

1966 - President Bill Clinton's mentor at Georgetown University, Professor Carroll Quigley, authors Tragedy and Hope in which he states, "There does exist and has existed for a generation, an international network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as round table groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other group, and frequently does. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960's, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies, but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known."

1968 - Nelson Rockefeller pledges that, "as President," he would, "work toward international creation of a new world order."

1969 - A document entitled, "Marriage and the Family" is published by the British Humanist Association stating that, "... some opponents of humanism have accused us of wishing to overthrow the traditional Christian family. They are right. That is exactly what we intend to do."

1970 - The U.S. Department of Defense appropriates funds [$2 million a year for five years] for the "development of immune-system destroying agents for biological warfare." Some believe that this is the original source of the HIV virus which causes AIDS and further that the virus was then introduced into the homosexual community via hepatitis vaccine and into Central Africa via smallpox vaccine.

1970 - Zbigniew Brzezinski, who later became President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor writes a book entitled Between Two Ages. He is clearly a supporter of Marxism. He describes how war can be waged against a nation without its citizens even realizing they are under attack, "... technology will make available to the leaders of major nations a variety of techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of security forces need be appraised. One nation may attack a competitor covertly ... techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm, thereby weakening a nation's capacity and forcing it to accept the demands of the competitor."

1972 - President Nixon visits China and toasts Chinese Premier Chou En-lai by talking of "the hope that each of us has to build a new world order."

1973 - International banker and staunch member of the subversive Council on Foreign Relations, David Rockefeller founds a new organization called the Trilateral Commission. He invites future President Jimmy Carter to become one of the founding members. Zbigniew Brzezinski is the organization's first director.

1973 - The Club of Rome, a U.N. operative, issues a report entitled "Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System." This report divides the entire world into ten regions.

April 1974 - Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Trilateralist and CFR member Richard Gardner's article "The Hard Road to World Order" is published in the CFR's "Foreign Affairs," where he states that, "... the 'house of world order' will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down ... but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault."

1976 - Radio operators all over the world begin receiving peculiar electronic pulses which they dub the "woodpecker." It is learned that the source of the woodpecker is the Soviet Union. Soviet weather engineers are sending out the most powerful man-made radio beams ever created in efforts to alter the earth's weather.

1977 - The Trilateral Commission publishes official paper #13 entitled "Collaboration with Communist Countries in Mankind's Global Problems." The report recommends "Trilateral/Communist cooperation in nine areas of global concern" including "weather modification."

July 1977 - Jeremiah Novak's article "The Trilateral Connection" appears in the Atlantic Monthly stating, "For the third time in this century, a group of American schools, businessmen, and government officials is planning to fashion a New World Order..."

April 1978 - The U.S. Department of the Army adds in its Chaplain's Handbook of Religious Requirements new religions which had become federally recognized and which could be legally practiced on all military bases throughout the world. These "new" religions are Satanism, witchcraft and other occult religions.

1979 - Barry Goldwater, retiring Republican Senator from Arizona, publishes his autobiography With No Apologies. He writes: "In my view the Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power - political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical. All this is to be done in the interest of creating a more peaceful, more productive world community."

1985 - Norman Cousins, President of the World Future Society and honorary chairman of Planetary Citizens, says: "World government is coming. In fact, it is inevitable. No arguments for it or against it can change that fact."

1986 - The Associated Press reports on August 12, "People scattered over much of the eastern United States reported a mysterious light in the night sky, and residents of Kentucky said they heard a boom and felt their houses shake. There were similar reports in other parts of the East. The mysterious light was witnessed by Americans from Michigan, Maine, Louisiana and Kentucky. Some people said they saw a 'great big ball of fire,' Clark County Kentucky Sheriff Larry Lawson said. The people said their homes shook and windows vibrated as if there had been an explosion or earthquake, but it was just for a few seconds. They said the whole sky lit up." On August 14, USA Today describes the events which occurred on the night of August 12, "A spectacular light show that pranced across the night sky east of the Mississippi had astronomers baffled." In 1987, The Arizona Republic reports, "A sharp, startling boom jolted northern San Diego County during the night, but authorities said they don't know what caused the mysterious blast." Meteorologist Wilbur Shigehara of the National Weather Service is quoted as saying: "It sounded like a blast from a cannon. It was a big momentary shake. It is a mystery. Last year, we had several shakes like this. It happened three or four times a day for a week. We never found out what it was." Later in July of that year the Arizona Republic reports, "For reasons unknown even to weather experts, the temperature at Greensberg, Kansas, jumped 20 degrees in ten minutes." Bill Ellis, an observer for the National Weather Service says, "I've never seen anything like it, and I don't know anybody that ever has." Speculation arises that these instances may have been part of secret weather control experiments.

Aug. 11, 1987 - The U.S. Patent Office grants Patent Number 4,686,605 to Dr. Bernard Eastlund, a physicist who is a consultant for the Atlantic Richfield Company. Dr. Eastlund also does work for the Defense Department's ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency). The patent is for a technology to "change the weather by redirecting the very high wind patterns." By bombarding the jet stream with high-intensity electromagnetic waves, Dr. Eastlund is able to divert it and alter the weather patterns in a particular area.

1987 - Mikhail Gorbachev addresses the Soviet Politburo, "In October 1917, we parted with the old world, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a new world, the world of Communism. We shall never turn off that road!" He further reassures his Communist colleagues: "Comrades, do not be concerned about all that you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep."

1988 - In an address to the U.N., Mikhail Gorbachev says, "World progress is only possible through a search for universal human consensus as we move forward to a new world order."

1989 - At Texas A&M University, George Bush states that the United States is ready to welcome the Soviet Union "back into the world order."

1990 - In his book, The Keys of This Blood, Catholic priest Malachi Martin quotes Pope John Paul II as saying: "By the end of this decade we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations ... a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of survival. One world government is inevitable."

1990 - Peter Kawaja, in charge of security for a company called Product Ingredient Technology in Boca Raton, Florida, learns to his dismay that the factory he was led to believe was manufacturing a cherry flavoring is actually producing chemical/biological agents to be shipped to Iraq. He also discovers that this is being done with the full knowledge and consent of the FBI, the CIA and the Bush Administration. When he attempts to alert authorities, government agents seize the documents he has collected and his wife is killed.

1990 - In an address to Congress entitled, "Toward a New World Order," George Bush says: "The crisis in the Persian Gulf offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times a new world order can emerge. We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders." Note: At least 43 members of the U.S. delegation to the founding conference in San Francisco were also members of the CFR. The Secretary General at the U.N. founding conference in 1945 was a U.S. State Department official named Alger Hiss. It was later determined that Alger Hiss was a Soviet spy. He was convicted of perjury for lying about his pro-Soviet activities.

1991 - President Bush praises the New World Order in a State of the Union Message: "What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea - a new world order...to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind...based on shared principles and the rule of law...The illumination of a thousand points of light...The winds of change are with us now."

1991 - On the eve of the Gulf War, General Brent Scowcroft, President Bush's National Security Advisor, proclaims: "A colossal event is upon us, the birth of a New World Order."

1991 - On a CNN program, former CIA Director Stansfield Turner (CFR), when asked about Iraq, responds: "We have a much bigger objective. We've got to look at the long run here. This is an example - the situation between the United Nations and Iraq - where the United Nations is deliberately intruding into the sovereignty of a sovereign nation ... Now this is a marvelous precedent to be used in all countries of the world..."

1991 - We are told that hard-liners in the Soviet Union have mounted a coup and that Mikhail Gorbachev has been arrested. The coup attempt fails, and this results in the apparent demise of the Soviet system and the installation of Boris Yeltsin. It has since been learned that the "coup" was a sham designed to convince the West that Communism had fallen when in reality it had not. Mikhail Gorbachev had actually planned the staged coup three weeks before it happened. All the leaders of the coup have been pardoned and released.

1992 - The Twilight of Sovereignty by former Citicorp Chairman Walter Wriston (CFR) is published, in which he claims: "A truly global economy will require compromises of national sovereignty. There is no escaping the system."

1992 -TIME magazine publishes "The Birth of the Global Nation," by Strobe Talbott, Rhodes Scholar, roommate of Bill Clinton at Oxford University, CFR Director and Trilateralist, in which he writes: "Nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single global authority. 'Citizen of the world' will have assumed real meaning."

1993 - A second Parliament of World Religions is held in Chicago on the 100th anniversary of the first. Like the first convention, this one seeks to join all the religions of the world into "one harmonious whole," but it wants to make them "merge back into their original element." Traditional beliefs of monotheistic religions such as Christianity are considered incompatible with individual "enlightenment" and must be drastically altered.

1993 - CFR member and Trilateralist Henry Kissinger writes in the "Los Angeles Times" concerning NAFTA: "What Congress will have before it is not a conventional trade agreement but the architecture of a new international system...a first step toward a new world order."

Oct. 30, 1993 - "Washington Post" ombudsman Richard Harwood does an op-ed piece about the role of the CFR's media members: "Their membership is an acknowledgment of their ascension into the American ruling class where they do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the United States; they help make it."

1994 - The globalists realize that as more and more people begin to wake up to what's going on, they have only a limited amount of time in which to implement their policies. Speaking at the United Nations Ambassadors' dinner, David Rockefeller remarks: "This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long." He believes: "We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."

1995 - U.N. delegates meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss various methods for imposing global taxes on the people of the world.

1995 - "Popular Science" magazine describes a top secret U.S. Navy installation called HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) in the state of Alaska. This project beams powerful radio energy into the earth's upper atmosphere. One of the goals of the program is to develop the capability of "manipulating local weather" using the techniques developed by Bernard Eastlund. The program has been underway since 1990.

1995 - "The State of the World Forum" takes place, sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation, located at the Presidio in San Francisco. Mikhail Gorbachev established his foundation in 1991, before the coup attempt which eventually led to his "fall" from office and the breakup of the Soviet Union. Foundation President Jim Garrison chairs the meeting, which includes Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush, Britain's Margaret Thatcher, Canadian occultist Maurice Strong, media mogul Ted Turner, Microsoft wizard Bill Gates and others. Conversation centers around the oneness of mankind and the coming global government. However, the term "global governance" is used in place of "new world order" since the latter has become a lightning rod for opponents of global government. The mission statement issued by the conference organizers is direct and revealing: "The State of the World Forum will focus on the fundamental challenges and opportunities as we enter the next phase of human development. It is being held in the belief that at this momentous juncture in history, we are giving birth to the first global civilization."

*Illuminati Chronicles
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