The Secretive Societies

Chapter 8: The Luciferian Societies





I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8 NIV



Group Universalism


Aleister Crowley never dabbled in traditional Freemasonry or anything else which he considered pretentious until it served a greater purpose. (According to him, this purpose was fulfilling his dharma, or life’s purpose. We may infer, therefore, that he only did it in order to establish himself.) Instead he focused all of his efforts on alchemy, mysticism and esoteric religion, before finally joining the alchemical Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He began to think about his mortality after a bout with ailing health, and decided to live an abnormal, spiritually-oriented life, denouncing his collegiate education, intended career and “the futility of all human endeavor.”154 His goal in life was to understand the full range of the human religious experience in a unifying way, just as the Golden Dawn supposedly encouraged.

Crowley’s prodigious rise in the order, combined with a series of conflicts between him and the Golden Dawn’s hierarchy, led to schisms within the Hermetic Order, and to the last overhaul of the religious ideologies of Illuminism, then under the auspices of the Theosophical Society. (Crowley called his religion “scientific illuminism;” this is essentially why there is some difference between the religion espoused by the Illuminati in the 18th century and Illuminism as it is now.) Although the societies and ideologies which were merged under his hedonistic banner of Thelema were primarily Satanic, his ideological pursuits were never totally egoistic, and his influences were mostly Luciferian. Crowley basically took the purest elements of Satanism and Luciferianism, merged them together and expounded on them as the most prolific writer of either ideology. His religion is the synthesis of several centuries of effort to modernize the ancient protocols for the establishment of the Luciferian state through the combined gratification and dissolution of the ego. Although there is substantial variance between the different sects based on the “Do what thou wilt” imperative, they are generally accepting and tolerant of each other, as the only real principle behind Thelema is the sovereignty of the individual will.

The Key to this Message is the word—Will. The first obvious meaning of this Law is confirmed by antithesis; “The Word of Sin is Restriction.”

Again: “Thou has no right but to do thy will. Do that and no other shall say nay. For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”

Take this carefully; it seems to imply a theory that if every man and every woman did his and her will—the true will—there would be no clashing. “Every man and every woman is a star,” and each star moves in an appointed path without interference. There is plenty of room for all; it is only disorder that creates confusion.

From these considerations it should be clear that “Do what thou wilt” does not mean “Do what you like.” It is the apotheosis of Freedom; but it is also the strictest possible bond.

Do what thou wilt—then do nothing else. Let nothing deflect thee from that austere and holy task. Liberty is absolute to do thy will; but seek to do any other thing whatever, and instantly obstacles must arise. Every act that is not in definite course of that one orbit is erratic, an hindrance. Will must not be two, but one. Ordo Templi Orientis155

Initially through his wife, Crowley allegedly began having supernatural revelations which would permanently change the course of the Satanist and Luciferian ideologies, and of all the secretive societies which adhered to them. He began channeling The Book of the Law, the most influential of his Thelemic writings, in 1904. Then he came into contact with Theodor Reuss in 1910, and was put in charge of the Ordo Templi Orientis in Great Britain and Ireland only 2 years later.156 The Abbey of Thelema in Sicily (the home of Pythagoras) was founded in 1920.157

In chapter 6, we covered the origins of the Memphis Rite and mentioned that its history since 1913 has been obfuscated. The main reasons for this are the schisms which were caused by Crowley’s rise to power in the hierarchy of Hermetic philosophy. In 1913—the year which Theodor Reuss took over the Memphis Rite, and which accidentalists will recognize as the beginning of World War One—the internationalist agenda was in need of a new leader. Reuss had been trying, without success, to bring the Bavarian Illuminaten back out of obscurity and reassert their hegemony over the American and British factions of Illuminism.

Exactly how and why the English-speaking sects gained the advantage is a matter of the German nobility working with the English monarchy, it could be said, against the interests of the bourgeois and working classes, and of the subversion of the latter through counterintelligence operations. As a covert counterintelligence agent working for the British Empire for practically his whole life, Crowley was given as much leeway as he required to pursue the advancement of the Luciferian agenda on the European continent.158 By the end of WWI, he was recognized as the leader of the Illuminati who would bring them into the age of international political catastrophism.

Up until Crowley’s time, Illuminism had been an individualist and esoteric affair. He was able to bring the Satanic and Luciferian sects together in ways that superseded the ambitions of the various orders and leaders of Freemasonry and Hermeticism. He was able to adapt to the circumstances of his era and capitalize on them with dramatic effect through the direction of the Illuminists’ political action front (except in the case of Benito Mussolini, who had him expelled from Italy). The lasting impact of Crowley’s life is the universalism of the internationalist conspiracy according to the most ancient Egyptian form of Luciferianism, and the success of the plan which has resulted from this unity.



Hermetic Cults


The collegiate fraternal orders are technically Hermetic institutions because they all have implanted in them the symbols and rituals of the ancient Hermetic cults. However, only the adepts of the Luciferian religion have any idea of the real significance of the symbolism. More importantly, Hermetic cults such as the Gnostic Catholic Church and the Royal Society of London have been used in recent times to subvert conservative ideologies and institutions in the West, particularly those of Christianity, the mortal enemy of Luciferianism.

The verifiable history of the Hermetic cults other than the Society of Jesus began with the publication of Fama Fraternitatis, or A Discovery of the Fraternity of the most laudable Order of the Rosy Cross (1614).159 The legendary Christian Rosenkreuz supposedly founded the Fraternity of the Rose Cross and built a temple called the House of the Holy Spirit after returning to Europe from the Middle East. According to oral tradition, he was the sole survivor of a German family which had been persecuted because it had embraced the heresy of the Albigenses (i.e., the Cathars in Languedoc, or Toulouse), and he was supposedly raised in a monastery under their influence in Languedoc. (Languedoc was the region between the Crown of Aragon and Kingdom of France, and thus the stronghold of Illuminism throughout the 12th century, from which most of the crypto-Jews from Spain worked their way into in Europe.) Some influential Hermeticists have claimed that Rosenkreuz (i.e., Bacon) was reincarnated as St. Germain, who reportedly died in 1784.160

Another version of the story is the one espoused by William Cooper. According to the legend, Ormus (i.e., Rosenkreuz) was converted to Christianity by St. Mark in 46 AD. This story was told by the Golden and Rosy Cross during the 18th century.

It is doubtful that the Order of the Rosy Cross has a continuous history from its legendary founding to the time of Francis Bacon, except through the somewhat spurious Johannite-Templar associations. In any case, Bacon was sent by Queen Elizabeth to the European continent, and he spent some time there among the Pleiades, a secret society run by Marguerite de Valois, wife of Henry IV of France and daughter of Catherine de Medici.161 The Pleiades performed the customs of the Steinmetzen (stonemasons), and the German name of Rosenkreuz is probably a pseudonym for Francis Bacon which he adopted while he was on the continent, though this does not necessarily mean that he was the only one with it. More likely is that all the Rosicrucians called themselves Christian Rosenkreuz at that time.

In 1594, initiations into the Pleiades sect were performed in England as a play written by Bacon called “The Order of the Helmet” in order to hide their true purpose from the public.162 The publication of the Fama Fraternitatis was followed by the Confessio Fraternitatis (1615) and the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (1616), giving Hermeticism a relatively complete body of literature in the German language. They were very popular throughout Europe, and declared “the existence of a secret brotherhood of alchemists and sages who were preparing to transform the arts, sciences, religion, political, and intellectual landscape of Europe.”163 Other important writings of the early Rosicrucians included John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica (1564), Heinrich Khunrath’s Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae (1609), Henrichus Neuhusius’ Pia et Utilissima Admonitio de Fratribus Rosae Crucis (1618) and Elias Ashmole’s Theatrum Chimicum britannicum (1650).164

Many people believe that Martin Luther was a Rosicrucian, pointing to his personal seal as evidence, as well as the fact that his place of hiding between 1521 and 1522 was near the legendary birthplace of Christian Rosenkreuz.165 The Rosicrucian Fellowship traces the original Rosicrucian order to 1313, and to Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The association of the rose and the cross had existed from at least 1530 (and probably much earlier) with the Order of Christ, the reorganized Templars in Portugal. If the Order of Christ was the first group to use the symbol, then it is safe to assume that the Alumbrados came from that order and that all Illuminati see themselves as the inheritors of the Rosicrucian legacy, if not as Rosicrucians themselves.

Many sources attest that the Rosicrucians’ mysterious College of Invisibles is comprised of high-ranking adepts of Hermeticism who govern the initiates of other less important secretive societies, and this supports the Templar-Rosicrucian-Illuminati connection. Rosicrucian orders created since the mid-19th century are numerous and include the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis (1861), the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (1866), the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (1880), the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (1888), the Rosicrucian Fellowship (1911), the Anthroposophical Society (1912), the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (1915), the Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship (1924), the Lectorium Rosicrucianum (1934), the Orden Rosenkreuz (1988), and the Confraternity of the Rose Cross (1996).166 The last of the Hermetic societies was tentatively to be created in 2012 and named the Order of the Temple of the Rosy Cross, though it remains to be seen whether any information on this society will ever surface.

Of all these, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn has had the most worldwide influence due to Crowley’s initiation, and to the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) which it inspired. The OTO has grand lodges in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and Norway. Other organizations based on the order’s rites include the Typhonian OTO and the Societas OTO. Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy, was a member of the OTO.167

The Golden Dawn was founded by Freemasons of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. William Wynn Westcott, the chief influence, was also a member of the Theosophical Society. Other religious rites and practices besides Freemasonry and Theosophy which influenced the Golden Dawn’s ideologies include Kabbalah, Theurgy, Papus and Enochian magic. Other societies based on the original rites of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn include the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha and Omega, the Mountain Temple & Order of the Golden Dawn, the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn, the Order of the Golden Dawn, the Ordo Stella Matutina, and the Sodalitas Rosae Crucis et Solis Alati.168

Leaders of the international conspiracy are chosen from these groups, whose members are far more aware of the nature and purpose of the Luciferian agenda than the initiates of other secretive societies are. According to Michael Howard, Benjamin Franklin was a grand master of Rosicrucianism and “Agent 72 of the British intelligence agency created by Dr. John Dee and Francis Bacon during the reign of Elizabeth I.”169 It was through the development of the transcontinental contacts through their common Rosicrucian origins that Franklin and Dashwood subverted Western occult traditions on behalf of Weishaupt and the Order of the Illuminati.



Death Cults


The Illuminati are a cult of death. Their goal is the final synthesis of the New World Order, the ultimate agenda of the spiritual rebirth of Lucifer and his kingdom extended over all mankind. They believe so strongly in the Luciferian ideology that they consider any means to its fruition as not only justified, but mandatory. As the rest of the humanity will never convert to the Luciferian cause by its own volition, the only way to achieve this goal is to destroy it.

Death and destruction occupy a prominent place in the human subconscious, and it is only natural that it would be the main obsession of the secretive societies. Ancient cults venerated gods of war (particularly the Roman deity Mars, who was supposedly the father of Rome’s eponymous patriarchs Romulus and Remus), and warfare was sacred and essential to many societies. In most cults, it is through death and the act of killing that the initiate begins the transition to becoming an adept. The Illuminati (that is, the Brotherhood of Death) are so obsessed with unnatural, premature death, especially ritual sacrifice or holokaustos, that initiation consists of a mock entombment modeled after the actual death of Lucifer, which to them symbolizes the dissolution of the ego into the realm of the universal.

Shiva, the god of destruction, has occupied a principle position of veneration in Eastern traditions. Accordingly, the Marxist-Leninist Khmer Rouge killed at least 1.7 million people in a country with only 7 million in the span of less than 4 years.170 Members of the Shiva-inspired Aum Shinrikyo cult achieved worldwide fame when they killed 23 people in a sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway system in 1995. Although the general public would not remember the name of the Aum Shinrikyo a decade later, and would not believe that the Illuminati even exist, the Aum are an Illuminist cult in every sense of the word, though they do not have the political support of, for instance, Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Movement in Korea.

The Skull and Bones cult at Yale University is known internally as the Brotherhood of Death, and secretly boasts that the world’s power is distributed at any given time to only a few hundred living Americans. In particular, Bonesman William H. Taft is the only man to have been both President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.171 Henry Stimson was Taft’s war secretary and returned to the job shortly before World War Two, making him the only man in known world history to employ the use of nuclear weapons. The society itself is merely carrying on the legacy of the German branch of the Teutonic Order, and of Crowley’s faction in particular.

This may not mean much to the average American citizen still under the persuasion of the paradigm of accidentalism, but to the people of the world it means the annihilation of entire populations by means of internationally banned weapons such as white phosphorous and depleted uranium ammunition, all under the pretense of searching for “weapons of mass destruction” which the exact same regime created and sold to the government of the country which no longer even possesses them. Of course, America failed to get the hint when the Death’s Head symbol of Skull and Bones was used to distinguish merit among the Third Reich’s elite SS, or even before that, by the Prussian Lieb-Husaren (‘Life Hussars’) Regiment, and would even fail to make the connection of the symbol with the Templars’ Jolly Roger, which it is more than adequately familiar with.

Symbols of death like the Death’s Head can only signify an obsession with it, and obsession can only lead to actualization, of the kind going on all around us. There can really be no doubt that global genocide, ostensibly for the purpose of the preservation of nature, but really to the end of eradicating any potential opposition to the New World Order, is the idea behind the ideology of globalization. In most cases, population reduction is presented as the solution to a fabricated ecological crisis like the completely fraudulent issue of anthropogenic global warming or overpopulation, while every real ecological crisis is both overlooked by the establishment itself, and deliberately created by it.

Prince Philip, the father of Prince Charles the world and leader of the World Wildlife Fund, has been recorded as saying, “If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”172 Media mogul Ted Turner (who created the UN Foundation with a $1 billion donation) has proclaimed that “a 95% decline from present levels would be ideal,” and that, “Right now, there are just way too many people on the planet. We need to cut the world's population from the current 5 billion to no more than 250 million to 350 million.”173, 174 According to Sam Keen, “We must speak far more clearly about sexuality, about contraception, about abortion, about the values that control the population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the world’s population by 90 percent and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”175 More recently, Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates has bought up half a million shares of Monsanto while simultaneously actively pushing the global vaccine agenda, knowing that these vaccines cause the very same diseases they are ostensibly aimed at preventing, as well as being specifically designed to induce sterility among Third World populations. As far as these sociopaths are concerned, anyone who cannot see through the obvious lies behind the population reduction agenda does not even deserve to live.

The mysterious Georgia Guidestones also indicate that the number of humans left after the cataclysm is to be set at “under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature,” and that the conspirators will “Guide reproduction wisely—improving fitness and diversity,” so that mankind will not be “a cancer on the earth” and will “Leave room for nature—Leave room for nature.”176 The Guidestones were put in place in 1980 by “a small group of Americans who seek the Age of Reason,” in clear allusion to Bacon’s New Atlantis, under the pseudonym of “R. C. Christian” (Christian Rosenkreuz). Its message is written in all the ancient languages of Luciferian cultures discussed in The Secrets of Lucifer: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Babylonian cuneiform, Sanskrit and ancient Greek. This is serious; the Luciferians actually intend to kill all but less than 1 billion of Earth’s human inhabitants.

It is probable that when the time capsule of the Georgia Guidestones is opened, after the last cataclysm is finished, they will reveal the truth about what is really going on in the world the way we have attempted to do here, perhaps to more avail. Of course, by then it will have been too late to mitigate the destruction. Mankind brought this fate upon itself through its self-imposed ignorance and apathy in the face of the blatant physical and spiritual truth of the conspiratorial point of view which has been repeated over and over again for the last 5000 years. It is up to those of us who are not so incredibly inept as to ignore the dictates of plain reason to preserve whatever remnant of human society we have deemed worthy of surviving the Luciferian Holocaust. Let us hope that we do not repeat the mistakes of our ancestors.







155 “Liber II, The Message of the Master Therion,” Ordo Templi Orientis,

156 “Ordo Templi Orientis,” Wikipedia,


158 It is no exaggeration to say that after 1922 Adolf Hitler was one of Crowley’s alter egos, though his body doubles (there were at least 6 reported according to Crowley’s own British Intelligence) were the only ones making public appearances after 1943, probably for age or health reasons, but also because of Hitler’s growing paranoia due to assassination attempts. There were so many people playing the part of Hitler that whether there was even a real person born with that name after his “miraculous” conversion (when Crowley took on his identity) is questionable. It is also unclear when the Brits extracted Crowley from Germany. After the Allies captured Berlin, Stalin complained publicly that they were hiding the “real, living Adolf Hitler” in their sector of the city. Most of the time periods that Crowley was in Germany or Austria can be deduced from discrepancies in his biographical history and by examining when he was actively writing. (He was not writing most of the time he was in Germany.) I do not hope to set the record straight with this revelation; I merely wish to inform my readers.

159 “Rosicrucian,” Wikipedia,

I believe Fama Fraternitatis was written by Francis Bacon. It generated so much hype that hundreds of books and pamphlets were written on the subject of Rosicrucianism within the next few years, so it’s hard to be certain of the real authorship. In any case, Theosophists maintain that Bacon faked his own death on 9 Apr 1626, fled to Transylvania and became an Ascended Master. Needless to say, Bacon (b. 1561) was far too old to be the legendary St. Germain (d. 1784), so his character is obviously a metaphor to mask the association between Theosophy and one of its more infamous progenitors. Who could this possibly be other than Adam Weishaupt, or his Illuminaten, whose illicit activities were reported to the Bavarian authorities in 1784? I think I have adequately demonstrated that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is likewise based on the same. St. Germain is the origin of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the title of which, until just a few weeks before its publication, according to Stoker’s own hand, was The Un-Dead. St. Germain is said to have taken up residence with the Rácóczi family in Transylvania. (Some even regard St. Germain as the son of Francis II Rácóczi, whose rebellion against the Hapsburgs led to the family’s downfall.) Stoker read William Wilkson’s Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia with Political Observations Relative to Them (1820). (Wilkinson had been stationed in Wallachia, home of Vlad III ‘Dracula,’ as a British consul.) It is generally thought that this is where the vampire legend came to the public consciousness in the West. However, it was actually introduced to Britain by other authors before Stoker, most notably in John Polidori’s The Vampyre (1819). Polidori and the Shelleys spent the summer of 1816 together in Switzerland, along with Lord Byron and others, learning about the Illuminati firsthand. It was here that they each composed their now-famous stories. Scholars have recently disputed how much of the Dracula character was actually based on the historical figure of Vlad III, given how little Stoker knew and understood about him and how much of the story was adapted from Stoker’s real life circumstances. Many have thought that he actually learned what little he did know about Wallachia or Transylvania from a friend or acquaintance, and have theorized as to whom that may have been. I tend to think this friend was probably John William Brodie-Innes, the founder of the Alpha and Omega temple in Edinburgh (a lodge of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Stoker himself was himself a member). Stoker’s association with Brodie-Innes is well known, as are Brodie-Innes’ connections to members of the Lunar Society (hence werewolves in the popular consciousness). The connection with the Golden Dawn is still evident a full century later in the case of Theodore Moriarty, who was popularized by Dion Fortune (perhaps the most famous of Brodie-Innes’ Alpha and Omega students via its London chapter) in her “Blood Lust,” which portrays Moriarty as a certain “Dr. Taverner,” possessed by a vampire. I suspect Theodore Moriarty was also the basis for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893). Holmes and Moriarty have their final showdown in Switzerland, which Doyle was touring when he wrote The Final Problem. In any case, the protagonists of these stories are not the undead, but those who come into contact with them, like Holmes, Frankenstein and van Helsing. These characters are, in turn, modeled after St. Germain. This is the sense in which one can truly say that Francis Bacon has been resurrected as St. Germain (Weishaupt). To suppose that either achieved immortality by being bitten by a bat, or by alchemy, would defy both scientific opinion and common sense. Yet all Illuminists see themselves as reincarnations of Ascended Masters, to some extent or another.

160 “Christian Rosenkreuz,” Wikipedia,

161-162 Springmeier, ch. 1,



168 “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Wikipedia,

169 “Masonic Foundations of the United States,” Watch Unto Prayer,

170 “Khmer Rouge,” Wikipedia,

171 Taft was the son of Skull and Bones founder Alphonso Taft, who became Secretary of War under U. S. S. Grant.

172-173 “Population Reduction,” Three World Wars,

174 I retrieved this second quote from, but Turner made the statements in an interview with Audobon Magazine, an environmental conservationist publication.

175 William F. Jasper, “Environmental Genocide,” New American, vol. 11, #14, 2 Jul 2001; (expired).

176 “Georgia Guidestones,” Wikipedia,