Is Illuminati real? Does it really aim to cause global catastrophe and bring all nations under one rule via the New World Order? These questions are some that you may have already encountered online as you curiously search for random stuff in the dead of the night. Of course, this kind of things is what will keep you wide awake because a secret order that wants to achieve world domination is very alarming to hear. The good news is that all of those that you have seen in some Hollywood movies and television series, and even those that you may have read in best-selling novels and journals, are nothing but a product of one’s over-the-top imagination.

What is certain at this point is that in some period of world history, Illuminati did exist. It is a secret society, indeed, but it does not talk about dominating the world or bringing upon the apocalypse. Instead, the Illuminati, or Bavarian Illuminati, was founded to search for the path to enlightenment. In the early centuries, it is only normal for some people to have a better understanding of the world around them, and the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati is just one manifestation of how much people hungers for knowledge.

We are lucky to have people like Terry Melanson who never stopped in researching for the truth behind the Illuminati. In his write-ups, he mentioned about the common misconceptions and blatant revision of facts when it comes to Illuminati. There is this one article written by Melanson in 2009 titled “Roots of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn,” which focused on how people, and even the academics, have mistaken the Golden Dawn order as the Illuminati movement that started in Bavaria. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is linked with ritualistic activities and mysticism, which are some things that the Bavarian Illuminati does not agree with.