It is unclear what the Order of the Illuminati really is. Some have said the purpose of this group was intellectuals, others purport that is and ancient and long lasting group of powerful individuals, bent on global domination. There is only one thing we know for certain, that the illuminati are a super-secret society that we know very little about.
This group however, was short lived. After twenty years, the Catholic Church pressured the king of Bavaria to ban this and other enlightened groups. In the late 1790’s pamphlets were published and distributed around Europe and the American colonies that present the idea that the illuminated not only survived the ban, but thrived in secrecy. It also suggested that this group became power hungry. In the attempt of global domination, it was the driving force behind the French revolution.
Since then, the myth of the illuminati has grown. Although we have no proof if this super-secret society still exists in the shadows. However, there have been rumors that they have grown in size and power and it has been claimed that they plant agents within government and corporations to establish new world order. This super secret society has been depicted as lurking in the shadows, plotting some of the world’s most notorious conspiracy theories, pulling the strings and levers of power that has inspired dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games and music videos.