Who or What are the Illuminati?
Who is Hidden Hand, and who are the Illuminati? The second 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 Wilson’s bestselling trilogy “Illuminatus”. Basically, we are talking about the widespread notion of a clandestine society that secretly controls all significant developments on earth from the shadows and thereby undermines all social structures.
Many people in Germany associate this network with the Bavarian Illuminaten Order, a small secret society that had quite prominent members, but which vanished pretty soon after its establishment in 1761 because it got outlawed. The idea that this little secret society continued to exist in the shadows and gained power over the world is not only very reductionistic, it is also very implausible. Nevertheless, this order of the “Illuminaten” quite likely represents a fragment of that structure that I wish to discuss here.
THE ENTANGLEMENT OF POLITICS AND COOPERATIONS
Of course, for the general public, the abstraction of a higher hierarchy above the well-known leaders such as presidents or chancellors is enormously difficult. Although many people have seen that the supposedly most powerful men and women in the world are financed, established, and are getting advised by non-governmental structures, the majority’s belief in democracy remains unshaken. Despite these undeniable facts, the masses are not able to recognize more than a marginal capital-oriented corruption in this entanglement between politics and big money.
Exploring the depths of conspiracy
The deeper someone explores this connection between government leaders and global corporations, the more evident the subversion and the extent of the manipulation become. Yet often, the real agenda remains hidden behind the apparent quest for more power and resources, and it remains inaccessible to many people because it needs a spiritual understanding of the more profound correlation. Therefore even for ambitious researchers of that matter, the real agenda or intentions of the Illuminati remain blurred. However, after some deep digging, most individuals can recognize a particular recurring pattern.
Of course, most people have neither the interest nor the capacity to deal with this issue. Psychologically, it is undoubtedly rather unsettling or even scary to surrender to the idea that the Illuminati are more than an imagination. Skeptics can easily discard this whole concept. The most obvious argument to negate this notion lies in the fact that this myth of a secret organization can be found everywhere. Even in mainstream pop-culture, the Illuminati are omnipresent. So how could a secret society like the Illuminati remain hidden, when everybody is aware of them? This question is an often-heard argument to reject this idea or belief in a secret society that is controlling the world.
ARE THE ILLUMINATI AN ILLUSION?
It is difficult to believe that a secret structure, which supposedly rules the world, can exist when it has failed to remain a secret at all. Maybe the Illuminati’s real power emerges from their subtle but all-embracing nature. Perhaps it is impossible to stay hidden entirely when you have your fingers all over the game. The logical consequence and their distinct tactics would be to protect their existence in a stack of false allegations. They control most of the information about themselves, and they ensure that a wide range of explanations and ideas exist about them. So the Illuminati remain camouflaged in a forest of myths, deliberately scattered misinformation and fictions, like a tiger in the jungle.
To fight a pathway through this jungle, you need time and a lot of motivation. Very often, as a sincere seeker, you end up in dead ends and false leads. Over the years, during my quest regarding this subject, my image of the Illuminati changed dramatically. Thus, very often, I had to ask myself about the more profound sense of this research. Is this just an illusion?
Deeper implications of research
However, today I would claim from my perspective, that my search has sent me on a journey – a journey that has brought me closer to myself. This wording may sound very abstract, but the search included a fundamentally deep insight into my reality and my responsibilities therein. You might understand once you read the Hidden Hand Interview.
Along this journey through various books, from Fritz Springmeier to David Icke, a holistic image crystallized. This investigation included many lectures and personal interviews with other researchers on this subject. The bigger puzzle picture seems to be very abstract indeed, but despite various uncertainties and concealed areas, my interdisciplinary blueprint of the Illuminati became consistent – unfortunately also very complex.
Due to this tremendously abstract complexity, it seemed almost impossible for me to give a summary – and I’m talking about something like a twenty-page synopsis or at least a very slim book. To me, it seemed almost impossible to give a precise abstract about the nature of the Illuminati, that could reasonably be understood by an average Joe.
THE HIDDEN HAND INTERVIEW
Anonymous Interview with Illuminati Member
In 2013, with my already complex but still limited understanding, I found a protocol that has already been available in the public domain since 2008, but which got rather little attention from the masses — talking about the “Hidden Hand Interview.” Adepts of Illuminati research passed around like the holy grail. I guess even most people inside the truther-movement considered it to be “too far out.” I reckon that most researchers of this matter, who were able to find value in this document at least for themselves, also understood that even in the circles of diehard conspiracy theorists, this interview would lead to skepticism and suspicion.
Although I got confronted with this general idea of a secret society from 2003 on, I was probably first willing to accept the Hidden Hand Interview as a critical source of information ten years after. This is primarily based on the fact that the author did not bother to prove any of his statements. Unlike many other severe publications about the Illuminati, which at least somehow try to deliver a specific chain of evidence, “Hidden Hand” – so the pseudonym – was never trying to convince anyone.
No Proof, just anonymity
Another reason why I might have previously not recognized the importance of this interview is based on the fact that “Hidden Hand” was an anonymous person in one of the popular forums for conspiracy theories. The website is called “Above Top Secret.”Like all the other forums of this kind, it is a playground for lunatics, religious fanatics, disinformation-agent, trolls, and various hateful attention-seekers.
Of course, there is always a core of competent and witty people with smart ideas and a well-above-average intellectual presence. Nevertheless, within this context, it feels similar to the research of the Illuminati in general: it feels like you are searching for the infamous needle in a haystack – a haystack full of blatant lies and half-truths.
HIDDEN HAND – THE ILLUMINATI INSIDER ON ATS
The interview on “Above Top Secret” developed as follows: in 2008, a user with the alias “Hidden Hand” appeared in this forum and claimed to be part of the organization of the Illuminati and offered to respond to profound questions. The reason why I deeply resonated with this interview is easily explained by the fact that “Hidden Hand” described the essence of my 10-year research. He also provided further puzzle pieces, which completed and filled white spots within my inner picture. He did this in a highly condensed form, not being bothered with justifications or even trying to give evidence. Everything was simply presented as fact.
When I look at the document in its entirety, 80% of the content presented did not require evidence to me, because I already had verified these claims in my own research. On top of that, the interview contained about 10% of puzzle pieces, that coherently enriched the overall picture. Of course, the material left a residual amount of question marks, where I’m still not sure whether Hidden Hand himself is a victim to indoctrination or false beliefs. This reality could be possible, as well. I do not feel that he or she has deliberately spread incorrect information. Still, rather I tend to evaluate the idea, that this person and his/her intention to bring clarity to the matter, is honest. At least I feel Hidden Hand was not lying. He believed in what he had to say.
Wrong short term forecast
Anyhow! Some claims are just wrong! Especially the short-term forecasts since 2008 turned out differently as he/she anticipated. However, this “looking into the crystal ball section” lasted only a fraction of the entire interview. Moreover, Hidden Hand claimed in more than one way, that there was more than just one schedule or layout for the fulfillment of the bigger agenda. Therefore he declared the future development of human evolution would be a highly dynamic and flexible process. I suggest you put those forecasts aside and instead maintain your focus on the general layout of the Illuminati and their higher goals, which are presented in the Hidden Hand Interview.
I think that the future will still surprise us with new facts and sources regarding the Illuminati. With that, my own worldview will undoubtedly continue to reshape and develop – therefore, the phenomenon of Illuminati is not finally solved for me, even with the information released by Hidden Hand. However, if someone asks me today on this specific subject, or wants to know my opinion on the real power behind worldly affairs, then I always recommend this interview. Hidden Hand is, in my humble opinion, the shortest and most compact systemic treatise that explains the background of the Illuminati and their hidden agenda.
Here are the main sources for the Hidden Hand Interview on Above Top Secret:
DOWNLOAD PDF HIDDEN HAND INTERVIEW EDITED BY WES PENRE
SOURCE ILLUMINATI NEWS (CLEANED UP FROM COMMENT-SPAM)
ORIGINAL ABOVE TOP SECRET THREAD