a reply to: dashen
The Illuminati was a group that died out in the last 18th century. Even before they were dismantled by the Bavarian government the Illuminati suffered
from internal issues and poor leadership; people try to play it out like Weishaupt was some kind of mastermind...he wasn't. Knigge (Philo), a
representative for Weishaupt, attended the 1782 Congress of Wilhelmsbad where they attempted to entice the assembly of Freemasons with promises of
secrets that the Illuminati possessed and that people would adopt their degree system. This convention didn't embrace the Illuminati as that was not
the purpose or intent of this convention. Knigge would leave the Illuminati just 2-years after the meeting in Wilhelmsbad; some speculate that his
failures at Wilhelmsbad, as well as disagreements over the direction of the Order, led to degradation in the relationship between Knigge and
Weishaupt. It is also curious to note that during Knigge's final years he wrote against Weishaupt and the Illuminati
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