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The society of the Illuminati was founded in Bavaria in the 1770s, operating covertly within the unknowing veil of honest Masonry. The Illuminati's goals were the overthrow of all government and religion, by any means at their disposal. Their methods included theft, embezzlement, murder, and assassination. Deceit, secrecy, and subterfuge were their common tools.
Linked with the Jacobians in Paris, and appearing in numerous countries under the cover of other secret societies, the Illuminati formented the terrors of the French revolution and other overthrow of the Swiss Republic, causing destruction and death across Europe.
The sect was uncovered and outlawed in 1790, which only drove it to greater secrecy. The poison of the Illuminati was announced and decried by the French Jesuit Abbe Barruel and the eminent English scientist Doctor Robison. These two men, so different in character, politics, and religion, had reached the same conclusion about the evils and effects of Illuminism. For their efforts, both were defamed and ridiclued, their characters questioned.
Seth Payson's Proof of the Illuminati draws from Barruel, Robison, and an array of other sources to show that rather than being stamped out, the Illuminati's pernicious influence was actively spreading its noxious decay. Originally written in 1802, this book still has a stark warning message that rings of truth to this day.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Invisible College Press, LLC
ISBN 1931468141 ISBN13 9781931468145
Reviews - What do customers think about Proof of the Illuminati?
Why let the facts spoil a good story? Aug 23, 2008
Don't be taken in by historically-incorrect conspiracy theories. Seth Payson's book "Proof of the Illuminati" is based on John Robison's 1797 work "Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies, collected from good authorities", and Abbé Augustin de Barruel's four-volume "Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire du Jacobinisme", published in 1797 and 1798. Both books are riddled with factual errors and long discredited as being of any worth. But then, when did conspiracy theorists ever worry about the facts?
Yes, There Really Is An Illuminati! They Own All The Banks, And Print The Money!!! Feb 20, 2008
The Illuminati is a rather macabre phenomenon, and it's disquieting to contemplate the verity of their existence, but most of the time reality has a tendency to sting like the proverbial bee. The fact that Seth Payson's book was written in 1802, and it reads like it was written today should frighten the living Jesus out of you. Payson's diatribe was mostly gathered from two sources. The first source was Abbe Barruel's "Memoirs" about the Jacobin Society, and Dr. Robison who is the author of "Proof of a Conspiracy." Unfortunately, for us, the reality is that the Illuminati existed in 1776 and there is much evidence to prove that they still exist in 2008, that's why this book is so valuable.
Seth Payson manages to connect the dots using his logic and sources to properly assess the problematic situation of how this iniquitous secret society was attempting and may still be trying to take over the world today, or in my humble opinion, they've already taken over most of the first-world and are desperately trying to seize the rest of the third-world in the auspices of think-tanks such as the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Federal Reserve Board, and the United Nations. And even if these organization aren't Illuminated, they still manage to play the role.
Furthermore, Payson charges that Adam Weishaupt (a Jewish/Jesuit Priest, and a Professor of Canon Law at the University of Ingolstadt) was the head of the Illuminati. What's more, Weishaupt was also connected to the British Royal Family of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who would later change their namesake to the House of Windsor.
The British Royals later employed Weishaupt immediately after the Illuminati were allegedly expelled from the Masonic Lodge in Munich, Bavaria, which unequivocally indicates that the British Royal family maybe connected to this clandestine organization.
Moreover, Payson and his sources claim that the Illuminati are desperately trying to overthrow governments and different denominations of religion all over the world, which in layman's terms means a "World Order," or what we would construe as the "New World Order." So, the inquiry then should be did this organization go underground? Well, according to Payson that is exactly what transpired.
Taken as a whole, this was a good book; it will definitely spark your curiosity and make you think. However, there were some opinions I found superfluous. The fact that Payson implicated the tragicomedy writer Voltaire as a Illuminati conspirator I thought was ridiculous. Voltaire was nothing more than a disgruntle atheist who lashed out at society, and nothing more. I also didn't care for Payson's pontifical Bible thumping at the end of the book because it made everything that seemed valid somewhat vapid, and someone like myself who isn't religious may construe his plausible arguments as hyperbolic mummeries instead of truth.
Overall, this book will help you get started in solving the Illuminati conundrum.
Proof of Illuminati Aug 9, 2006
I received the book very quick, and it was in excellant condition. I am very happy
Keeping an open mind Jun 13, 2005
The proof is out there and not hard to see. People who continue to ignore these facts are naive and very blind. Majority of people are programmed to disreguard any material like this, claiming that the author is not credible. Well guess what, they arent all crazy!!!The people who deny the illuminati's extience are crazy.
It is good that through all the pressure and opposition to realease facts about the biggest lie in human existance that companies contiue to take risks and realease books like this.
I do not belive the realease of this book will change the minds of many, but it should be known that there has to be some creedance to the fact that the illuminati have popped up many times throughout human history, the risks of not knowing are too great. PLEASE GET INFORMED I BEG OF YOU ALL, READ THE BOOK!!!
Far-reaching, but interesting Apr 13, 2004
This book starts by starting some known facts about the Illuminati. This was an actual group in Bavaria that infiltrated some of the Masonic lodges and actively subverted them to their own ends. They definitely did not have the good of society in their interests, unless one considers personal aggrandizement of a few individuals a good thing.
The book then attempts to connect the Illuminati to all manner of other organizations; this is sometimes plausible, but often a bit sketchy. Some of this works -- there is a criticism of Diderot's famous Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia produced a maelstrom of such accusations when it came out, and, despite its vaunted technical prowess, it had copied heavily from existing works. It's (the Encylopedia) flaws are many, and subversive cross-referencing is believable.
The book details all manner of horrible events, especially some connected with the Terrors of the French Revolution. That this is the work of the Illuminati as a society is obviously false; but, the book maintains that the premises of the Illuminati are at work here, even though they are going on under a different name. It is plausible, if a far-fetched. If one reads it as the *ideas* of the Illuminati are now at work in the world, then it is plausible, but claiming that there is a vast conspiracy doesn't hold up so well.
Lastly, the book has a political rant that could practically be inserted into a modern newspaper with but a few names and places changed. The author, Payson, is for the Alien and Sedition Acts (shades of the Patriot Act). He is against partisan politics, and feels that special interest groups, such as the illuminati, have far to great a power in the U.S. government.