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Proofs of a Conspiracy" is John Robison's depiction of the secret order of the Illuminati, as he describes it ." the Order of the Illuminati, founded in 1775, by Dr. Adam Weishaupt, professor of Canon law in the university of Ingolstadt, and abolished in 1786 by the Elector of Bavaria, but revived immediately after, under another name, and in different form, all over ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Digireads.com (first published 1797)
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Monica Perez
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the original expose of the Illuminati…Robison goes through great detail about Adam Weisshaupt and his infiltration of the Free Masons with a grand plan to overturn the social and political order of Europe and his successes. The Illuminati was broken up by the Bavarian government over 200 years ago, but many believe that the organization survived and is even today operating behind the scenes everywhere from the conspiracy to establish a world government to planning the terrible events of ...more
Jim
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
There was some good information here. I mostly agree with a lot of what Robison says but don't like the way he says it. I have to admit that there is a huge cultural gap between his time and now.
Gregory
May 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very very interesting reading..
Very interesting subject matter for the time in which it was written.
It shows how far back the intent to destroy Liberty in America began.
It wasn't 20 years after the constitution was ratified that the Progressives began conspiring to infiltrate U.S. Government and destroy out newly found liberty.
Mark
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When people read this book, they learn about the concept of “sta bene”, become obsessed, and try to use it. They, inevitably, try to sta bene people they could impress others by having done so.
The sta bene was used by Freemasons to “dismiss” prospective ones who would no longer advance rank but would still be socially useful and recognized, while in secret, they wouldn’t advance anymore among the freemason rank. They wouldn’t become leaders of any lodge.
These days, hipsters and people who,
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During the final year of the French Revolution, Scottish scholar John Robison published his research on the Illuminati secret society, and the role played by its member intellectuals, publishers, and idle nobles. Early chapters of the book trace the spread of the Illuminati via Masonic lodges throughout Germany and France from it's launch in Bavaria by University of Ingolstadt professor Adam Weishaupt. Robison is concerned that the corrupted European form of Masonry must not infect traditional ...more
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