Are The Freemasons and The Illuminati The Same?
Most of us think that the Freemasons and the Illuminati the same because they are so secrective, no one knows about their society but for them. In fact, the origin and the rituals of the Freemason totally differ from those of the Illuminati.
Freemasonry rooted in medieval trade guilds. But not many people knew about it because of its rescret. Freemasonry have many lodges, secret handshakes, specific beliefs, social associations, code words and symbols that common people don’t understand. That is why many people assume that Freemasonry have a plan to reorder the world.
On the other hand, Illuminati came into being on May 1st, 1776. This group became popular and thousands of people joined it within a few years later. The main aim behind Illuminati was to overthrow the status quo and prevent church’s intolerance and bigotry.
And this group claims to possess special enlightenment. Many historians believe that the support of Freemasonry made the early age growth of Illuminati. This may be the only thing connecting Freemasonry and Illuminati. Otherwise, the aims and the rituals of both groups are utterly different.
Nowadays, Freemasonry isn’t as secrective as many people may think.
Although we don’t know the exact meaning of the rituals, we can know what goes behind the closed doors. Everything has been uncovered. As we know, the members of this society have ruled many the big offices. For example, according to the Business Insider report, 15 U.S. presidents have been Freemasons, including George Washington.
This doesn’t mean at all Freemasons are attempting to dominate the world. In fact, they are one of the biggest charitable donors. Just in the UK alone, they have raised £33 million last years. And, these funds were raised by only 180 Masonic groups.
These days, the modern Illuminati is linked with the ‘New World Order’.
The main idea behind this concept was to rule the world under the same law. This is not a new concept but it has become more and more popular recently. Many people know that Illuminati support the “New World Order”. And they also think that Freemasonry do, too. In reality, Freemasons don’t have any connection with these concepts.
Their lodges are focused more on: Brotherly Love and Fraternity
Freemasonry also has a degree system, which you can’t find in Illuminati, such as Entered Apprentice, Fellow craft, and Master Mason.
In contrast, Illuminati also has rank but they call it hierarchies like Novice, Minerval, and Illuminated Minerval.
Unlike Freemasons, Illuminati is closer to a revolution in its ideas and belief systems. They sought to infiltrate and upset powerful institutions to expand their ideas and rule the world.
But the real question is, are they successful in controlling the world?
Most experts believe that they are successful. Even if someone thinks they aren’t controlling the world openly, they are at least influential and changing the opinions of the world leaders through business deals, trade, and all-powerful groups. Interestingly, believe it or not, the intentions of Illuminati are quite clear but it is still less feared than the Freemasons.
This is probably because of a few reasons.
irst, the lodges prohibit Freemasons to use their membership for personal or professional advantages.
It is also not allowed for them to reveal the status of their rank in the society or talk about it with a common person.
Second, they have acquired big, government offices in past. Therefore, there is a sense of fear in society that their super secrecy and silent domination is a sign of controlling the world. But when we delve deeper into this society, it is all about social networking and supporting their members. Yes, there are some secret codes and handshakes, but they are all about recognizing the ranks in the lodges.
If you still have concerns in mind, you can indeed join Freemasonry too. Its membership fee falls in the $150-300 range in many jurisdictions. It is the best way to find out how this society works.
You can indeed find on your own that they don’t have any connection with Illuminati and they don’t have secret agenda to displace pope or put certain despots on the crown. Even the members of Illuminati state that their organization doesn’t have any secret agenda.
Though their members are part of the government and universities, their aim is to promote a scientific, secular and enlightened view of the world.
On the whole, Illuminati is perhaps attempting to introduce their exclusive views in the world, and it is not proven yet.
But when it comes to Freemasonry, they don’t have any interest in changing the face or moving the lever of the world.