Josef Wages on the Bavarian Illuminati (Anti-Conspiracy Video 1)

June 21, 2019 By

As an inaugural introduction to my Anti-Conspiracy video series, I present an interview with Josef Wäges where we discuss the Bavarian Illuminati. Josef Wäges is a researcher of 18th century Masonic history and that includes related fraternities such as the Illuminati and the Gold und Rosenkreuz. Wäges has attained some of the highest degrees in Freemasonry with an eye towards historical research, archival work, preservation, and understanding.

The Illuminati is easily the arch-conspiracy theory, allegedly lording over everything ever to have happened, its activities considered particularly corrosive to provincial minds, fundamentalists, and nationalists. The real Illuminati’s activities are quite anticlimactic considering their mythos, being entirely thermosanguinarian in thought and conviction, much to the disappointment of Alex Jones and David Icke fans. To add fuel to the fire, reality really does have a ‘liberal’ bias, as Stephen Colbert tried to remind us.

The real Illuminati — the Bavarian Illuminati — were a society of scholars, diplomats, professors, bureaucrats, philosophers, poets, and freethinkers who were committed to realizing Enlightenment ideals in their locales. These were people who wished to develop a democratic republic, complete with healthcare, a social safety net, and the transformation of organization religion into a deistic and philosophical avenue for human spirituality. That’s probably the only point where the Illuminati myth corresponds to the Illuminati reality: they both terrify the right wing and fundamentalists to no end! Contrary to myth, the Bavarian Illuminati were leftists and would have gladly stood alongside the likes of Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, and the like.

In this interview, we cover the philosophy of the Illuminati, their guidance and tutelage of several young German Idealists (Fichte and Hegel), as well as the lessons we can learn from them to apply to today’s world.

Perhaps the best part of all is that a terrifying myth hides an optimistic and beautiful reality: that collective efforts based on respect, dignity, and autonomy and rising from the grassroots can exact incredible change in a short amount of time.

Here are the references and recommendations for the video!

• Josef Wäges’ Bio

• On Materialism and Idealism

• Secret School of Wisdom

• Illuminated Movie

• Members list of the Illuminati:



6 Comments on "Josef Wages on the Bavarian Illuminati (Anti-Conspiracy Video 1)"

  1. TingTing shiney
    June 21, 2019

    *Down with the Walls <3 yay.

  2. G Money
    June 21, 2019

    Man you our retarded

  3. C 0
    June 21, 2019

    Illuminating as always. 💖 I see our children who ALL deserve our efforts and responsible cooperation, to ensure that the world they have to grow up in is rational, healthy and free from war and ignorance. Our children are all equal and precious, as we once were, we can and should nurture each and every one with the life's gifts, and guide them through the difficulties with wisdom. Everyone should be able to trust the community that's meant to support them.
    The Illuminati lifted me from a world of despair, as it so patiently guides us to understanding and empowerment. If it has managed to teach me, it can teach anyone! And I don't say this lightly. Forever grateful for everyone's guidance, challenging work and wisdom. 🌱🌻🌞💖👍😊

  4. KeyMaker
    June 21, 2019

    Awesome! So interesting

  5. Butterfly Chimaera
    June 21, 2019

    Go bach!

  6. Jax Patrickson
    June 21, 2019

    You’ve been on fire lately!

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