The word “illuminati” is the plural form of the Latin word illuminatus, which means “enlightened.” The Oxford Dictionary defines “enlighten” as to “shed light” and to “give greater knowledge and understanding.”
With a capital “I,” the word Illuminati can refer to:
1. The Order of the Illuminati — a secret society founded in Bavaria by a German philosopher named Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830) during the European Enlightenment on May 1, 1776, to oppose “superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power, and to support women’s education and gender equality.” Modeled on the Free Masons, the Bavarian Illuminati was outlawed 7 years later in 1785, but its critics believed the secret society had regrouped and masterminded the bloody French Revolution. [Source: Wikipedia]
2. In contemporary use, “Illuminati” mainly refers to a secret satanic elitist group that some (like writers Mark Dice, David Icke, Texe Marrs) say is linked to the original Bavarian Illuminati, which conspires to control world affairs by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations to establish a New World Order. This Illuminati is satanic, having the fallen angel Lucifer as their master. (The Old English origin of “Lucifer“ is Latin, meaning “morning star” or “light-bringing”. Lux or luc means “light”; -fer means “bearing”.)
In popular culture, the eye and the pyramid — or the eye inside a pyramid — are claimed to be iconic symbols of the Illuminati.
But a freemasonry website, Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, says that neither was used as a symbol by the original Bavarian Illuminati as no primary source material of or about the Bavarian Illuminati contains an image of an eye and pyramid, although the pyramid, as a symbol of hierarchy, is spoken of in the printed ritual.
While insisting that neither the eye nor the pyramid “have ever been uniquely masonic symbols,” the freemasonry site nevertheless admits that both are used as masonic symbols: “a few [masonic] Grand Lodge jurisdictions incorporate them into their seals” and “The first ‘official’ use and definition of the all-seeing eye as a masonic symbol seems to have come in 1797 with The Freemasons Monitor of Thomas Smith Webb — 14 years after Congress adopted the design for the Seal.”
The Great Seal of the United States, first used publicly in 1782, is used to authenticate documents issued by the U.S. federal government.
Whether or not the eye and the pyramid were symbols of the historical Bavarian Illuminati, they unquestionably are used today to symbolize the conspiratorial NWO Illuminati. By intentional design, both symbols — especially the one eye — are employed by Hollyweird pop culture entertainers like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and TV shows like Pretty Little Liars. (Go to VigilantCitizen for more pics.)
Beyonce flashes the sign of the eye-in-pyramid, with her satanist husband Jay-Z behind.
Chase Kowalski was one of the 20 children allegedly killed a year ago by alleged mass murderer Adam Lanza in Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.
In honor of their son, Chase’s parents, Becky and Stephen Kowalski (pic below), created the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Sandy Hook Memorial Fund.
The Kowalskis say the memorial fund already has funded 135 scholarships for pre-school YMCA programs. The fund is planning to partner with New Jersey’s YMCA to build a community center, Chase’s Place, where families can exercise together instead of putting kids in day care while the adults work out.
Since Chase loved to run, the memorial fund plans to sponsor “Race 4 Chase” triathlons for kids. Here’s the poster for “Race 4 Chase” that’s erected in a kids’ playground in Normandy Beach, New Jersey. (See the news video of this here.)
Here’s the “Race 4 Chase” poster.
Now ask yourself why would a charity poster for a child killed in Sandy Hook sport the one-eye-in-a-pyramid Illuminati symbol???
Meanwhile, in the event someone wanted to go investigate the Sandy Hook crime scene and verify the official version of the story, here is what’s left of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The school was torn down, ostensibly because of asbestos, the workers sworn to confidentiality.
As Vigilant Citizen wryly notes: “That is how you destroy evidence.”
H/t FOTM’s swampygirl