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Some Nineteenth Century Illuministic Organizations

Some Nineteenth Century Illuministic Organizations
Thomas Allen

[Editor’s note: Footnotes in the original are omitted.]

During the nineteenth century, several illuministic organizations were established. They included the Mormons, Skull and Bones, B’nai B’rith, and the Bohemian Club.

In 1830, Joseph Smith published his Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon was Smith’s translation of golden plates revealed to him by an angel named Moroni, who was the son of Mormon, the leader of the extinct Nephites, a Jewish people who had migrated to North America. Mormons consider the Book of Morons to be divine revelation superior to the Bible.

Twelve years later, Smith joined the Freemasons as a first degree Freemason. He became a 32nd degree Freemason the following day. Soon afterwards, he started teaching his Mormon leaders Masonic doctrines as his divine revelations. (Most of the early leaders of the Mormons were Freemasons.[1]) What Smith intended as a form of a super rite of Freemasonry became the basis of Mormonism after Freemasonry rejected the rite.[2] Nearly every member of the Mormon hierarchy either was or became a Master Mason. Comparing Mormonism to Freemasonry, Blanchard, a 33rd degree Freemason, remarked, “The two institutions are morally and legally the same.”[3] (Ironically, Freemasons were involved in, and were probably behind, the murder of Smith.) Such were the beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church).

Some of its teachings are proxy baptism, celestial marriage, sealed marriage, Adam as God who took on a body and came to Eden with Eve, one of his heavenly wives, an anthropomorphic God, humans as preexisting spirits begotten by God with a divine mother-wife, man may become God, eventual salvation of all mankind, rejection of the doctrine of original sin, Mary Magdalen, Martha, and her sister as wives of Jesus, and Jesus and Lucifer as brothers. “The Mormon dogma is universality, materialism, and Pantheism. It blends Judaism and Christianity, aiming at a progressive universal religion while seeking to unite in itself all faiths and the cults of every people on earth.”[4]

Skull and Bones
In 1833, one of America’s most important secret societies was founded at Yale University. It was the Skull and Bones, which was also known as the Brotherhood of Death. After his return from Germany, William H. Russell, along with Alphonso Taft (a Freemason), founded Skull and Bones at Yale.[5] Skull and Bones was a chapter of a German secret society. It was probably a direct descendant of the Bavarian Illuminati.

Members must place their allegiance and loyalty to Skull and Bones above all others, including country, family, and God. They are instructed to obtain positions of prominence and to use their position to promote fellow members. Skull and Bones emphasizes the use of military power, imperialism, the “white man’s burden,” placing the team above any individual member, secrecy and ambiguity, and political power. Honor and morality are absent from the vernacular of Skull and Bones. Members of Skull and Bones consider themselves an elite chosen by God (Lucifer, not the God of the Christians) to rule North America, if not the world.

Most members of Skull and Bones are from the old elite merchant families of New England, most of whom got their wealth from the opium and slave trade. These families are the Cabot, Coolidge, Forbes, Higginson, Sturgis, Lodge, Lowell, Perkins, and Russell. Much of their wealth came from working with and for Baring Brothers, N.M. Rothschild Co., and the East India Co.[6]

Other elite New England families connected with Skull and Bones are the Allen, Adams, Bundy, Gilman, Lord, Phelps, Stimson, Taft, Wadsworth, and Whitney families. Later the Davidson, Harriman, Payne, Pillsbury, Rockefeller, and Weyerhaeuser families would buy their way into this elite through the enormous fortunes that they acquired in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.[7]

Its members would play an important role in advancing the New World Order in the twentieth century. Among its members are William Buckley (founder of National Review), McGeorge Bundy (president of Ford Foundation, Presidents Kennedy’s and Johnson’s national security advisor), William Bundy (member of the CIA, director of Council on Foreign Relations, and author of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution) George H.W. Bush (41st President), George W. Bush (43rd President), Prescott Bush (banker), Thomas Cochran (partner of Morgan), Henry P. Davison (senior partner of Morgan Guaranty Trust), J. Richardson Dilworth (manager of the Roosevelt fortune), E. Roland Harriman (banker), W. Averell Harriman (banker and ambassador to Russia), Pierre Jay (first chairman of the Federal Reserve System), Robert Lovett (Brown Brothers, Harriman; Truman’s Secretary of Defense), Henry Luce (publisher of Time and Life), John Perkins (Morgan’s partner), Percy Rockefeller (director of Guaranty Trust Co.), Harold Stanley (founder and president of Morgan, Stanley and Co.), Potter Stewart (Supreme Court Justice), Henry Stimson (Taft’s Secretary of War, Coolidge’s Governor-General of the Philippines, Hoover’s Secretary of State, and Franklin Roosevelt’s and Truman’s Secretary of War), William Taft (27th President, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court), Harry Payne Whitney (director of Guaranty Trust Co.), and William Collins Whitney (director of Guaranty Trust Co.).[8]

In 1856, William H. Russell, John S. Beach, Henry B. Harrison, Henry T. Blake, Henry D. White, and Daniel C. Gilman incorporated the Russell Trust Association to finance Skull and Bones. They were all members of Skull and Bones, which has run the Russell Trust ever since. Russell was its president.[9] Since 1873, members of Skull and Bones have controlled Yale’s finances. Since Timothy Dwight, a member of Skull and Bones, became president of Yale in 1886, all presidents of Yale have been members of Skull and Bones.

To make sure that books would be written to promote the illuministic objectives of the Skull and Bones, it established the American Historical Society, American Psychological Association, and American Economic Association in the 1880s.

The Illuminists of New England would use the Skull and Bones to capture and control great fortunes created by others, such as Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford. According to Ron Rosenbaum, the initiation rite of Skull and Bones is “far more secret—and far more significant, in terms of real power in the United States—than that of the Costa Nostra.”[10]

B’nai B’rith
Another important secret society began in 1843. It was the Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, a Jewish Masonic organization. Twelve German Jews founded it in New York. Its founders included Henry Jones, William Renau, Reuben Rodacher and Isaac Rosenbourg, all of whom were Freemasons.[11]

Using “benevolence and philanthropy,” B’nai B’rith concealed its political activities as have most illuministic societies. Using “internationalism,” it sought to make the German Jews supreme in all world affairs. Its goal was to unite and elevate Jews. By 1928, B’nai B’rith had achieved supremacy in the Jewish world.

Henry Lord Palmerston was behind the founding of B’nai B’rith. (He created the Zionist movement as a weapon of British espionage.) Aiding Palmerston in developing B’nai B’rith as a worldwide power was Baruch Rothschild. B’nai B’rith was an arm of British intelligence with the objective of subverting and destroying the United States. It directed much of the abolitionist movement in the northern United States, the Southern secession movement, and the resulting war. It was probably involved with the assassination of President Lincoln.[12]

Bohemian Club
The Bohemian Club is an occult club founded in 1872. Originally, it was a club for newspaper reporters. (News reporters are now barred from the Bohemian Grove.) It was soon opened to men of the arts and literature. In the 1880s, businessmen began to join and soon came to control the Club. Also, during the early 1880s, the Bohemian Club began its annual summer camping retreats in an area now known as the Bohemian Grove. The Bohemian Club would be an extremely important, but little known, illuministic organization in the twentieth century.

Meetings of the Bohemian Club are held annually in secret at a campground in California north of San Francisco in a place known as Bohemian Grove. Only males can be members. Typically, between two thousand and three thousand men attend the annual meetings although the actual number of members is half this number. Some of the most powerful men in the world are members of the Bohemian Club.

The Bohemian Club has more than twenty-five hundred members. Although a majority of the members reside in California, hundreds come from other States and a dozen foreign countries. About 20 percent are prominent business leaders, governmental officials, members of policy councils, or officers major foundations.

While at Bohemian Grove, members participate in pagan rituals including worshiping Moloch, develop policy for carrying out their illuministic New World Order, and receive insider information from other Illuminists that is not publicly available. They also enjoy numerous lectures, various types of entertainment, partying, and large quantities of alcoholic beverages. Sexual promiscuity is rampant. Some engage in homosexual sex. Others use the services of prostitutes who congregate just outside the Grove when the Club meets. Members of the Bohemian Club may have also been involved in kidnaping, rape, pedophilia, and ritual murder as part of their Bohemian Grove rituals. (MK-Ultra appears to provide mind-controlled victims for sadistic pleasures of the Bohemian Grove elite.) Presidential candidates for the United States are picked at Bohemian Grove. Another important decision made at the Grove is whether the United States will have economic boom or bust (Bohemian Club members control the money supply thorough the Federal Reserve Bank). Bohemian Grove provides opportunity for powerful Illuminists to network and scheme.[13]

Participants at Bohemian Grove include Stephen Bechtel, Jr., William Buckley, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Joseph Coors, Gerald Ford, Newt Gingrich, Merv Griffin, Henry Kissinger, Colon Powell, Ronald Reagan, George P. Shultz, William Simon, and Casper Weinberger.[14]

1. Arthur Preuss, A Dictionary of Secret and Other Societies (St. Louis, Missouri: B. Herder Book Co., 1924), p. 279.

2. Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), Occult Theocracy (Two Volumes, Hawthorne, California: The Christian Book Club of America, 1933), p. 459.

3. Ibid., p. 464.

4. Ibid.

5. Kris Millegan, “ The Order of the Skull and Bones,”, Dec. 13, 2002. James W. Wardner, Unholy Alliances: The Secret Plan and the Secret People Who Are Working to Destroy America (James W. Wardner, 1996), p. 118.

6. “Other Western Elites: The Skull and Bones – Yale University,” .htm, Apr. 28, 2003.

7. Ibid.

8. Jim Marrs, Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids (New York, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2000), pp. 63, 90. “Other Western Elites: The Skull and Bones – Yale University,”, Apr. 28, 2003. Antony C. Sutton, The Secret Cult of the Order (Phoenix, Arizona: Research Publications, Inc., 1984), pp. 9, 14. Wardner, pp. 119ff.

9. Sutton, p. 88.

10. Dennis L. Cuddy, The Globalists: The Power Elite Exposed (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Hearthstone Publishing, 2001), p. 271.

11. “The Story of the Covenant.”

12. Eustace Mullins, The World Order: Our Secret Rulers (Second edition; Staunton, Virginia: Ezra Pound Institute of Civilization, 1992), p. 255.

13. Suzanne Bohan, “Bohemian Club: Bohemian Grove & Global Elite,” Aug. 2, 1999, http://www.

14. Ibid.

[Editor’s note: List of references in original are omitted.]

Copyright © 2010 by Thomas Coley Allen.

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