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alt.illuminati Frequently Asked Questions
compiled by Trevor W. McKeown
version 2.0
Last modified: 19 March, 2004

<http://anti-masonry.info/alt.illuminati_FAQ.html>

The Illuminati has played a central role in what was once termed the
plot theory of history but now is simply called conspiracy theory. The
difficulty--if not impossibility--in documenting actual causality
between incidents, trends, events, personages and groups has not
prevented an exponential growth in theories, speculations, opinions and
accusations. The alt.illuminati FAQ is intended to provide what
documented facts are available and provide an overview of the many
theories.

Version history:

1992/10/26   Peter Trei posted "Bavarian Illuminati" FAQ Ver 1.1
             - three articles from the "Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia,"

1992/11/     Peter Trei posted "Bavarian Illuminati" FAQ Ver 1.1
             - three articles from "Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia,"
             - remarks on credibility of Robert Anton Wilson and 
               Robert Shea
             - additional German references from Roald A. Zellweger
               [1992/10/27]

1993/04/16   alt.illuminati newsgroup created by Gregg Bloom
             - From: gbloom@flute.calpoly.edu Fri Apr 16 01:00:55 1993
               "Reason for creation: The impending war.  
               We shall be victorious!"
                    
1994/01/     Peter Trei posted "Bavarian Illuminati" FAQ Ver 1.2
             - no obvious changes.
             
1994/09/08   Thomas Moll posted what he called the first attempt at an 
             alt.illuminati FAQ
             - Question and answer format, focused on 
               'Illuminatus! Trilogy'
                  
1995/04/19   Enchanter! posted "alt.illuminati FAQ v1.1"
             - excerpts from Milton William Cooper's 
               "Behold a Pale Horse";
             - Peter Trei's notes on  Robert Anton Wilson and 
               Robert Shea;  
             - Trevor W. McKeown's "FAQ: The Illuminati"; 
             - Quotes from Larry Abraham, 'Call it Conspiracy'; 
             - Review of 'En Route to Global Occupation,' by 
               Gary H. Kah;
             - Three articles from "Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia,"
             - www.geocities.com/Area51/4243/alt_illuminati_faq.txt
                    
1996/02/18   Trevor W. McKeown, posted "A Bavarian Illuminati Primer"
             - freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/Illuminati.html
                  
2003/12/01   Frater E.K.O. <os93_156@hotmail.com> posted
             "Bavarian Illuminati FAQ, Ver 1.2"
             - Peter Trei's FAQ Ver 1.2, without Peter Trei's 
               remarks on the Illuminatus! Trilogy. 
               
2004/03/19   alt.illuminati FAQ v. 2.0
             - http://anti-masonry.info/alt.illuminati_FAQ.html              


Contents:

   I ALT.ILLUMINATI
     1. What's the history of this newsgroup?
     2. Where's the newsgroup charter?
     3. Where did this FAQ come from?

  II ILLUMINATI
     1. What was the Bavarian Illuminati?
     2. What is the Illuminati?
     3. What was the Alumbrados?
     
 III HISTORY
     1. What is the link between the Illuminati and Freemasonry?
     2. What are some reliable histories and literature about 
        the Illuminati?
     3. How does this tie in with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion?
     
  IV SYMBOLS
     1. What does the eye in the pyramid mean?
     2. What does the pentagram mean?
     
   V PEOPLE
     1. Who was Adam Weishaupt?
     2. Who was Baron Adolph von Knigge?
     3. Who was the Abbe Buerrel?
     4. Who was John Robison?
     5. Who was Thomas Jefferson?
     6. Who was Benjamin Disraeli?
     7. Who was Cecil Rhodes?
     8. Who was Lady Queenburough?
     9. Who was Nesta Webster?
    10. Who are Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea?

  VI FICTION
     1. What is the Illuminatus! Trilogy?
     2. Fnord?
     3. Was the Illuminatus! Trilogy made into a play?
     4. Isn't there a card game?
     5. Are there newsgroups devoted to the Illuminati games?
     6. What movies mention the Illuminati?
     7. Do the Illuminati get mentioned in popular fiction?

 VII CONTEMPORARY CLAIMANTS
     1. Does the Illuminati still exist?

VIII THEORIES
     1. Who are the lizard people?
     2. Did the Illuminati kill American President Abraham Lincoln?
     3. Is the Illuminati intentionally causing widespread illness 
        and disease?
     4. Who put the face on Mars?
     5. Who caused the French Revolution?
     6. Who killed JFK?
     7. Who caused the [enter conflict] war?
     8. Are the illuminati satanists?
     9. Is the communist menace a pawn of the Illuminati?
    10. Does the Illuminati cause unemployment?
    11. Is the Illuminati the New World Order?
    12. Does the Illuminati cause pollution?
    13. Are the Knights Templar the original Illuminati?
    14. Does the Illuminati want to bring about the End Times?
    15. Doesn't the Illuminati hide at the highest levels 
        of Freemasonry?
    16. Is the Skull and Bones fraternity an Illuminati front?
    17. Is the CIA an Illuminati front?
    18. Does the Illuminati control the Vatican?
    19. If they don't exist, why do we keep hearing about 
        the Illuminati?

The alt.illuminati FAQ is maintained at
anti-masonry.info/alt.illuminati_FAQ.html. If your favorite theory is
not included in this list, it's obviously a conspiracy. Fnord.

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