Memoirs, Illustrating the History of Jacobinsm
The Bavarian Illuminati was founded in 1776, were a secret society with a revolutionary ideology, and a centralized structure. Barreul was a respected historian, even though he wrote from a decidedly bias point of view. He was able to view the primary source documents and interview participants. As such this book is today, in and of itself, a primary source of the Illuminati. Today, civil society in Europe and America has in concepts at least, subscribed to the ideas of 'Liberty and Equality' that the author thought would lead to the complete breakdown of civilization. The Bavarian Illuminati are considered by some to be the philosophical forerunners of the Communist, Fascist ideologies. It is ironical that Barruel who was also a Jesuit, whose order is also tainted by the same criticism that the Illuminati, would pen a book that itself, many ways, reminds us to the fanatical, educated, obbedient and centralized Jesuit order.
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The Editors Notes
acquainted admitted adopted Ajax answer artifices Bavarian Illuminati Brethren Brother Insinuator called candidate Cato CHAP civil society Conspiracy declare Degree of Regent degree of Scotch direction disciples discourse doctrines entrusted founder Freemasonry French Revolution give grand object gree heart hereafter higher mysteries honour Ibid idea Illuminati impiety Ingolstadt initiated instructions Jacobinism Jesuits judge Knigge labours laws letters Lodges Martinists Masonic Masonic Lodges Masonry master means meditate mind Minerval Academies Minor Illuminee Mirabeau Munich nature necessary never Novice oath obedience observe Order Orig Original Writings particularly passions perfection persons Philo Philosophism plans precaution Princes principles promise proof pupils questions receive Recipientibus religion religious respect Revolution Robison Rosicrucians Scotch Knight Scrutators secret societies Sect shaupt sinuator Sophister Spartacus Statutes reformed Superiors thing tion True Illuminee virtue weak side Weishaupt whole wicked wish word Writ young adept zeal Zwack