Dr. Eric Karlstrom, January, 2012
(Professor of Physical Geography, retired)
Part III. Illuminati/Masonic Structure, Connections to the New Age Religion, and Origins of the Illuminati and Freemasonry
A. Structure of the Illuminati
1) Dr. Henry Makow (2004) defines the modern Illuminati as follows:
The Illuminati refers to a tightly organized network of family dynasties representing Anglo-American and European aristocracy and Jewish finance joined by intermarriage, belief in the occult, and hatred of Christianity. Freemasonry is their instrument. They care nothing for their non-Illuminati brethren, Jewish or not. They will destroy billions as they create a neo-feudal world characterized by the super-rich, their support staff, soldiers and serfs.
2) Springmeier and Wheeler (1996) state:
The Illuminati are 13 elite bloodlines which have maneuvered themselves into control over this planet. They lead double lives, one for society and a hidden one which is based on Gnostic Luciferian philosophy which consists of lots of blood rituals… Some of the formal policy and ritual groups have names that all Illuminati members who have gotten high enough to learn, will recognize: The Council of 3, Council of 7, Council of 9, The Grand Druid Council, The Committee of 300, and the Committee of 500 (known as Fortune 500).
3) Desborough (1999) states:
The Illuminati is a very covert satanic cult which dominates global commerce and the military/industrial complex. Its hierarchy is composed of thirteen bloodline families whose ancestry is traceable back to the Babylonian era. All American presidents are bloodline….. The creature at the apex of the Illuminati pyramidal structure bears the rank Pin d’Ar (generally a Rothschild) and attends two human sacrifices in Orange Country, California, each year. At the bottom of the pyramid are satanic lodges and covens.
The following organizational charts are thought to reveal the structure of the Illuminati hierarchy:
Figure 1. The Basic Illuminati Structure
Figure 2. Hierarchy of organizations controlled by the Committee of 300, a high-level component of the Illuminati structure (adapted from Coleman, 2006a).