Who or what are the Illuminati? This question haunted me since I read my first book by Robert Anton Wilson – “Cosmic Trigger” – which found me in 2003 and which was a follow up on his bestselling trilogy “Illuminatus”. Basically, we are talking about the widespread notion of a clandestine society that secretly controls all major developments on earth from the shadows and thereby undermines all social structures.
Many may think that the basic idea of a matrix has first emerged in this modern age, or rather, that the idea that we could live in a virtual reality has been established in the collective consciousness by the eponymous Hollywood films. This is not the case! The notion that we are embedded in a form of simulation is very old and already the ancient Indian civilization had this fundamental concept in its Vedic scriptures, which they called “Maya”.