the Pythagorean Order of Death

dedicated to restoring Atlantean Democracy


Open only to the members who are advanced into the Golden Dawn.



these are the reverse sides of the tablets of the ancient "law," the right understanding and meaning of which have long since been forgotten.


the "name of the "rose"


transformation of topology for the key


this is the meaning of the "true" Rose and the arefact discovered in the ruins by the knights and monks of the area.


these diagrams will show you how the 7 Kamea #-squares fit together, and how their "places in the zodiac" were derived therefrom.


Enochian Magick



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Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:29am

according to the most quoted letters of the Illuminati, found in the apartment of Xavier Zwack, the five members of the Aeropagite Council at that time were as follows: 

spartacus: Adam Weishaupt 
cato: xavier zwack 
minos: Grünberger (??) 
sebastion: Cosandey (??) 
philo: Baron Von Knigge

The reason to consider these five the Aeropagite (top) Council in the Bavarian Illuminati at that time are that Zwack had direct contact with Weishaupt, as well as direct contact with Knigge. Knigg ehad direct contact with Grunberger and Cosandey, who were also professors at the same university as Knigge. 

Now, the Aeropagite Council having consisted of five members at the time of its discovery does not necessarily justify the myth that the Order had the same five members, or even any other members than Weishaupt, when it was officially "founded" in 1776. 

Also, as we can note from the following extremely abbreviated timeline, Weishaupt formed the Illuminati BEFORE becoming a Free Mason, however Knigge (who may, indeed, have been one of the five original members) did not join the IO until 1780. 


May 1, 1776. Weishaupt founds the Order of the Illuminati with an original membership of five. 

1777. Weishaupt is initiated into Freemasonry, in Munich, at the Lodge Theodore of Good Counsel. 

July, 1780. Baron von Knigge is initiated into the Order. 

April 20, 1784. Baron von Knigge resigns from the Illuminati 

By 1784, largely due to Knigge's circle of influence, the Illuminati had "between two and three thousand members."


Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:30am

Here is a partial list of members compiled from the member listfound in Zwack's apartment. Note that, though Knigge and Zwack are listed, Grunberger and Cosandey are not. I see this as being further evidence that, whether founding members or not, they were likely the remaining two other members of the five member Aeropagite Council att he time of the Bavarian Illuminati's discovery. 

Abel, Jacob Friedrich von: Pythagoras Abderites 
Baader, Ferdinand M.: Celsus 
Baierhammer, Alois: Zoroaster, then Confucius 
Banffy, Count 
des Barres, Karl: Archelaus 
Bassus, Thomas Maria De: Hannibal 
Bleibtreu, Karl: Busius 
Bleibtreu, Leopold: Alberoni 
Bode, Johann Joachim Christoph: Amelius 
Bronner, Franz Xaver: Aristoteles 
Brigido, Count Joseph 
Busche, Georg Baron von dem: Bayard 
Cobenzl, Count Johann Ludwig von: Arrian 
Cobenzl, Johann Philipp Graf von: Numa Pompilius Romanus 
Compe: Aristodemes 
Costanzo, Marquis Const. von: Diomedes 
Dalberg, Karl Theodor, Baron Von: Baco v. Verulam 
Ditfurth, Franz W. v.: Minos 
Dorsch, Anton Josef: Ptolemäus Lathurus 
Drexel, Anton: Pythagoras 
de Duffrene (Dufresne): Maevius 
Eckartshausen, Karl von: Atilius Regulus 
Ecker (Egkher), Ludwig Baron von: Pericles 
Ernst II, Ludwig Herzog von: Quintus Severus 
Falcke, Ernst Friedrich Hector: Epimenides 
Feder, Johann Georg Heinrich: Marcus Aurelius 
Ferdinand, Duke von Brunswick: Aaron 
Fronhofer, Ludwig: Raimundus Lullus 
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: Abaris 
Haeffelin, Kasimir Frhr. von: Philo of Byblos 
Herder, Johann Gottfried von: Damasus pontifex 
Hertel, Jakob Anton: Marius 
Hoheneicher, Franz von Paula: Alcibiades 
Hornstein, Max Frhr. von: Vespasian 
Karl, August: Aeschylus 
Karl, Landgraf von Hessen-Kasse: Aaron 
Kapfinger, Georg: Thales milesius 
Kleucker, Johann Friedrich: Terentius Varro 
Knigge, Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwig Freiherr von: Philo 
Kolborn, Joseph Hieronymus Karl Freiherr von: Chrysippus 
Kolowrat-Krakowsky, Count Leopold von: Numenius 
Koppe, Johann Benjamin: Accacius 
Kressel, Baron 
Kröber, Karl: Agis 
Lange, Franz Georg: Tamerlane 
Lanz, Johann Jakob: Socrates 
Lodron, Maximilian Graf von: Numa Pompilius graecus 
Mändl, Theodor: Colbert 
Massenhausen, Anton von: Ajax 
Mauvillon, Jakob: Agesilaus 
Meggenhofen, Ferdinand Baron von: Sulla 
Metternich, Franz Georg Karl von: Ximenez 
Merz, Max Edler von: Tiberius 
Michl, Anton: Solon 
Mieg, Johann Friedrich: Epictetus 
Montgelas, Maximilian Josef Garnerin, Count von: Musaeus 
Münter, Friedrich: Spinoza 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:31am

Nicolai, Christoph Friedrich: Lucian 
Pappenheim, Friedrich Lothar Ferdinand Graf von: Alexander 
Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich: Alfred 
Poelffy, Count 
Riedl, Midiael von: Euclid 
Röntgen Ludwig: Averroes 
Ruedorfer, Franz Xaver: Livius/Plinius minor 
Ruef, Kaspar: Fabius 
Sauer, Georg Conrad: Attila 
Savioli-Corbelli Alexander Graf von: Brutus 
Schmerber, Sigmund: Agathocles 
Schröckenstein, Friedrich Freiherr von: Mahomet 
Seinsheim, Maximilian Joseph Graf von: Alfred 
Socher, Joseph: Hermes Trismegistus 
Sonnenfels, Joseph von: Fabius - Numa pompilius romanus 
Stadion, Friedrich Lothar Joseph baron von: Romulus 
Stadion, Johann Philipp von: Remus 
Stolberg-Rossla, Johann Martin, Count of: Ludovicus Germanicus also Campanella 
Swieten, Baron Gottfried van 
Tropenegro, Ernst Leopold: Coriolanus 
Utzschneider, Joseph von: Hellanicus Lesbius 
Weishaupt, Adam: Spartacus 
Werner, Erasmus von: Menelaus 
Will, Anton: Agrippa 
Wundt, Karl Kasimir: Raphael 
Zwack, Baron Franz Xavier von: Cato (also Danaus & Phil.-Strozzi) 
Zwack, Simon: Claudius 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:31am

Here, also, is a basic structure of the ranks and status of the Bavarian Illuminati as it was originally envisioned by Weishaupt in 1776. It is unknown to me at this time how many members were in each grade by 1784, by which time the Order was over 2000 members strong. 


1. The Nursery 
1. Preparatory Literary Essay 
2. Novitiate (Novice) 
3. Minerval (Brethren of Minerva, Academy of Illuminism) 
4. Illuminatus Minor 
2. Symbolic Freemasonry 
1. Apprentice 
2. Fellow Craft 
3. Master 
1. Scots Major Illuminatus 
2. Scots Illuminatus Dirigens (Directory) 
3. Mysteries 
1. Lesser 
1. Presbyter, Priest, or Epopt 
2. Prince or Regent (Prefets, Provincials, National Director, National Superiors) 
2. Greater 
1. Magus (5-7 Aeropagaites) 
2. Rex or King
Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:31am

 "The tenor of my life has been the opposite of everything that is vile, and no man can lay any such thing to my charge. I have reason to rejoice that these writings have appeared. They are a vindication of the order and of my conduct. I can and must declare to God, and I do it now in the most solemn manner, that in my whole life I never saw or heard of the so much condemned secret writings, and in particular, respecting these abominable means; such as poisoning, abortion etc. Was it ever known to me in any case that any of my friends or aquaintences ever even thought of them. I was indeed always a schemer and projector, but never could engage much indetail. My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults. I had myself to form. In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head. But I would have executed much greater things, had not government always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents. It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination. I did not bring Deism into Bavaria more than into Rome. I found it here, in great vigour, more abounding than in any of the neighboring Protestant States. I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati."  -- Adam Weishaupt 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:32am

 "I declare and I challenge all mankind to contradict my declaration, that no man can give any account of the order of Freemasonry, of it's origin, of it's history, of it's object, nor any explanation of it's mysteries and symbols, which does not leave the mind in total uncertainty on all these points. Every man is entitled therefore, to give any explanation of the symbols and a system of the doctrine that he can render palatable. Hence have sprung up that variety of systems, which for twenty years has divided the order. The simple tale of the English, and the fifty degrees of the French, and the Knights of Baron Hunde, are equally authentic, and have equally had the support of intelligent andzealous brethren. These systems are in fact but one. They have all sprung from the Blue Lodge of three degree;  Take these for their standard and found on these all the improvements by which each system is afterwards suited to the particular object which it keeps in view. There is no man, nor system in the world, which can show, by undoubted sucession, that it should stand as the head of the order. Our ignorance in this particular frets me. Do but consider our short history of 120 years - Who will show me the Mother Lodge? Those of London we have discovered to be self-erected in 1716. Ask for their archives. They tell you they were burnt. They have nothing but the wretched sophistications of the Englishman Anderson, and the Frenchman Desaguilliers. Where is the Lodge of York, which pretends to the priority, with their King Boudin, and the archives that he brought from the East?  These too are all burnt. What is the chapter of old Aberdeen and it's holy clericate? Did we not find it unknown, and the Mason Lodges there the most ignorant of all the ignorant, gaping for instruction from our deputies? Did we not find the same thing at London? And have not their missionaries been among us, prying into our mysteries, and eager to learn from us what is true Masonry? It is in vain therefore to appeal to judges; they are nowhere to be found; all claim for themselves the sceptre of the Order; all indeed are on an equal footing. They obtained followers, not from their authenticity, but from their conductiveness, to the end which they proposed, and from the importance of that end. It is by this scale that we must measure the mad and wicked explanations of the Rosycrucions, the exorcists and Cabalists. These are rejected by all good Masons, because incompatible with social happiness. Only such systems as promote this are retained. But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon." - Adam Weishaupt 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:32am

"But I have contrived an explanation which has every advantage; is inviting to christians of every communion; gradually frees them from all religious prejudices; cultivates the social virtues; and animates them by a great, a feasable, a speedy prospect of universal happiness, in a state of liberty and moral equality, freed from the obstacles which subordination, rank, and riches, continually throw in our way. My explanation is accurate and complete, my means are effectual, and irresistable. Our secret association works in a way that nothing can withstand, and man shall soon be free and happy." - Adam Weishaupt 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:32am

"This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice. The proficients in this order are therefore justly named the Illuminated. And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it. In comparison with this, the most brilliant sciences are but amusements for the idle and luxurious. To fit man by illumination for active virtue, to engage him to it by the strongest motives, to render the attainment of it easy and certain, by finding employement for every talent, and by placing every talent in it's proper sphere of action, so that all, without feeling any extraordinary effort, and in conjuction with, and in completion of ordinary business, shall urge forward with united powers, the general task. This indeed will be an employement suited to noble natures, grand in it's views, and delightful in it's exercise." - Adam Weishaupt 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:32am

"And what is this general object? The happiness of the human race. But where are the proper persons, the good, the generous and the accomplished to be found? And how, and by what strong motives, are they to be induced to be engaged, in a task so vast, so incessant, so difficult and so laborious? This association must be gradual. There are some such persons to be found in every society. Such noble minds will be engaged by the heart warming object. The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members. As these multiply and advance, they become the apostles of beneficence, and the work is now on foot, and advances witha speed increasing every day. The slightest observation shows that nothing will so much contribute to increase the zeal of the members as secret union. We see with what keenness and zeal the frivolous business of Freemasons is conducted, by persons knit together by the secrecy of their union. Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish. The order will thus work silently, and sucurely, and though the generous benefactors of the human race are thus deprived of the applause of the world, they have the noble pleasure of seeing their work prosper." -- Adam Weishaupt 

Comment by Jonathan Barlow Gee on March 29, 2012 at 10:33am

Spartacus (Weishaupt) to Cato (Zwack, A Lawyer) 
    "Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind. Despotism has robbed them of their liberty. How can the weak obtain protection? Only by union; but this is rare. Nothing can bring this about but hidden societies. Hidden schools of wisdom are the means which will one day free men from their bonds. These have in all ages been the archives of nature, and the rights of men; and by them shall human nature be raised from her fallen state. Princes and nations shall vanish from the earth. The human race will then become one family, and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men." 
-- "Morality alone can do this. The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind. This is our great secret. True, there maybe some disturbance; but by and by the unequal will become equal; and after the storm all will be calm. Can the unhappy consequences remain when the grounds of dissention are removed? Rouse yourselves therefore, O men! Assert your rights; and then will reason rule with unpercieved sway, and all shall be happy." 
    "Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination. Duties and rights are reciprocal. Where octavious has no right, Cato owes him no duty. Illumination shows us our rights, and Morality follows; that Morality which teaches us to be of age, to be out of wardenship, to be full grown, and to walk without the leading-strings of Priests and Princes." 
    "Jesus of Nazareth, the Grand Master of our order, appeared at a time when the world was in the utmost Disorder, and among a people who for ages had groaned under the yolk of Bondage. He taught them the lessons of reason. To be more effective, he took the aid of Religion--of opinions which were current--and in a very clever manner, he combined his secret doctrines with he popular religion, and with the customs which lay to his hand. In these he wrapped up his lessons --he taught by parables. Never did any prophet lead men so easily and so securely along the road to liberty. He concealed the precious meaning and consequences of his doctrines; but fully disclosed them to a chosen few. He speaks of a kingdom of the upright and faithful; His Father's kingdom, who's children we also are. Let us only take liberty and equality as the great aims of his doctrines, and Morality as the way to attain it, and everything in the New Testament will be comprehensible; and Jesus will appear as the Redeemer of slaves. Man has fallen from the condition of Liberty and Equality, the STATE OF PURE NATURE. He is under subordination and civil bondage, arising from the vices of man. This is the FALL, and ORIGINAL SIN. The KINGDOM OF GRACE is that restoration which may be brought about by Illumination and a just Morality. This is the NEW BIRTH. When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished. By subdoing our passions, or limiting their cravings, we may recover a great deal of our original worth, and live in a state of grace. Thius is the redemption of men--this is accomplished by Morality; and when this is spread over the world, we have THE KINGDOM OF THE JUST." 


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