Yes. The Illuminati I believe is thought to have origins coming from the Freemasons. The main concept behind it is having a group traditionally consisting of only men of high political, intellectual, economical, or social status to work towards the "perfect" or "ideal world". They have a nasty reputation linking them to conspiracy. Some think they may have roots in the occult or occultist practice.
Incase of correction, the Illuminati does Not branch from the Freemasons. The Illuminati is the higher up branch of the Rosicrucian order.
The freemasons equivalent branch is the Knights Templar, varying from degrees 10 - 15 and up depending on the root of the lodge you are initiated into.
They have similar goals of 'enlightenment' However, the freemasons focus on charity work, while the Rosicrucian order is much more spiritualistic in their rituals. They're also a much smaller organization, with freemasons having lodges from every other town to the rosicrucians being lucky to have one in every state.
I've had relatives and friends in both organizations, their lodges and people are really interesting and worth reading into.
i ask you guys this because at my college(community college not a university which is where they usually get members from or so that's what i have been told) they are trying to gain new members saying that they are week and trying to take over the world. but the thing is, is that i heard from someone i know that they are not growing week and they are not out for world dominaton but instead they are out to kill witches. then when i was looking them up online it said that they acctually are looking for world domination. also that there are women who are apart of the illuminati. if anyone knows how to get rid of them that would be great because me and my friend are trying to start a wiccan club at school.
Illuminati and Masons are highly connected but rhey are actually Satanists,but they are using the names Freemasons and Illuminati to attract the real people,they are trying to take over the world by summoning Satan physically here and he favors them...
Masons are by the definition people who build something for free and that something is made out of stone.
And Illuminati claim to have special and unique path of enlightement.( origined from Bavaria in the year 1774,as it says under the pyramid on 1 USD bill).
They use the name to attract acutal Masons and Illuminati to try to rebuild the Wetern Wall in Jerusalem it was destroyed 3 times and rebuilt 2 times so if it hits that legendary number 33(3:3) Satan will appear physically in that temple...
Ok they are not satanist that is only a conspiricy stating since dc's roads form a pentagram with the white house is built at the tip the masons are going to sacrifice a president to summon satan. The only truth in it is the pentagram i the roads. The masons descend from the templars who survived the execution of their brothers by hiding and if they are telling you they are taking over the world they are posers using a name to form a cult
The illuminati, from what I've heard, are the bad versions of Satanism. Most Satanists (take me for example, I'm a radically a spiritual Satanist) really aren't bad. But what I've mostly seen is that they're a bunch of happy people who think they're better than everyone else. That's all I know... wish I could tell you more. : /