The Order of the Illuminati in the 18th Century
The Order of the Illuminati plays apart in everyday life. As it is known for its conspiracies against the government, there are other known leverages that this secret society has. For example, one could be watching entertainment on celebrities such as: Beyonce, Celine Dion, Tupac, Led Zeppelin, Slayer, Pantera, Sublime, &c. As the cameras aim in their direction, someone begins to notice conspiracy-like lyrics about rebelling, hand symbols will be thrown up, and assumptions will begin to be made. The concept or belief that said people are associated with the Illuminati could either be completely bogus or misread. Due to modern day appeal, society correlates secret societies with Satanism. This is not completely accurate. Due to research and found articles from the past, studies have shown that these said occults were originally Jesuit based. The 18th Century Enlightenment period was full of philosophers that believed there were more to human morals than creationism. The flow of time, space, and factual based evidence influenced 18th Century philosophers. They were well-known to create their own societies based on scientific belief.
Part I: Influence on Today’s Society
In today’s society, the illusions of the Illuminati has had great impact. Robert Anton Wilson was considered a typical “Trickster in the tradition of Aleister Crowley or Timothy Leary.” Aleister Crowley and Timothy Leary were two of Wilson’s greatest influences. Crowley’s standpoints have had influence not only in the political world, but in the modern world of music as well. The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles included Crowley as one of the main figures on their album art. Led Zeppelin’s album Zeppelin III imprinted Crowley’s acclaimed aphorism “Do What Thou Wilt.” Ozzy Osbourne and his lyricist wrote the song “Mr. Crowley,” and David Bowie’s reference in his song “Quicksand” referenced Crowley. ("Aleister Crowley," 2014)
RAW is considered ‘the grand master of the Illuminati.” He stands no argument against these accusations, adding on to accusations stating that he indeed is the inner head. RAW’s works, based off of Crowley and Leary’s points of views that the 20th Century would be a stepping stone to a contemporary way of thinking in society. “His text is meant to awaken the reader to multiple mind-blowing streams of thought and completely shatter preconceived notions of perception, time, and space. Crowley and Leary’s frame of reference was that the vast majority of society would open their mind. Crowley believed that magic (magick, as he spelled it) was “the Science of Art causing change to occur in conformity with Will.” His regards were based off of the theory of mysticism. The theory of mysticism was used as a platform to consider higher beings exist. In 1975, RAW collaborated with Robert Shea on the awe-inspiring cult classic, Illuminatus! Trilogy. This series of books constituted...