Have you ever asked the question, “How Do I Join the Illuminati?” Do you really know what you’re asking? Consider, for a moment, the myths and legends that encircle this secretive and elusive organization, if it even exists.
Movies and books, like Dan’s Brown’s latest – The Lost Symbol, all hint at a level of mystery and secrecy that only individuals and groups that are up to activities that the public would not approve of, would require.
However, since there are so many people out there who are not just wildly curious about the existence of this strange group, they also want to know – how do I join the Illuminati? Follow along with me on my quest to wade through the confusion, the conspiracy theories and the mass hysteria as I attempt to uncover the answer to that question.
How Do I Join the Illuminati? First You Have to Find It
The first thing you’ll notice when you do a simple Google search for “Illuminati” are the multitudes of crazy websites that come up. I work as an SEO expert for a number of clients, and I can tell you that the word “Illuminati” is searched for over 2,000 times a day.
It’s also highly competitive – meaning that there are also many thousands of sites that are discussing this group, and they are constantly publishing some of the most ridiculous and wild conspiracy theories about the group.
However, most of the sites are ridiculous – they list countless claims and accuse the shadowy Illuminati with limitless crimes against humanity, from causing war to the banking crisis. None of these sites cite sources or evidence – only innuendos and speculation about the symbolism and images that appear throughout our modern cultures (just as images and symbolism has existed in cultures throughout all of humanity’s history). When you search for what organizations and groups are using the word “Illuminati” online, you come across juvenile blogs like this one at Illuminati.org.
Illuminati.com is a website for a video game. Illuminati.net is a game site. Illuminati.info doesn’t exist, but Illuminatis.info does, but it’s a German blog – pretty much empty and void of activity. If the Illuminati exist, they are well hidden.
99.9999 percent of the sites out there on the Illuminati are written by conspiracy theorists. There’s no real way to contact anyone who may be part of any such organization, assuming it’s even real.
Discovering the Illuminati Order
During my explorations for some proof or even a hint of evidence that the group is even real, I typed in “Join Illuminati” into Google, and saw the following results.
The very top ranked website is the “Join” page of a fascinating website titled “Illuminati-Order.com.” Following this #1 ranked website are the usual insanity-infested conspiracy theorist websites. However, spotting this one, innocent-looking and nondescript website fascinated me. Clicking on the link, I found the following website.
The website template is both simple and classy – there are no ads, no banners, no footer company or organization information. The website is simply content on the right and the stripped-down menu bar on the left. At the bottom of the menu reads, “Individuals working together to build a better future.”
The main page reads like a very mature and elite reply to the countless immature and vitriolic theories that have been spouted off about the group for decades, as the author writes:
“However, because of widespread conspiracy theories, it has been our experience that a significant portion of what they have heard about us is incorrect. It is time to act against the misconceptions and disinformation. We aim to set the record straight by using this site to reveal the true nature of the Illuminati Order.
To begin with, we actually support personal freedom. We are pro-liberty and outspoken advocates of individual rights. The term “libertarian” describes us very well.”
Aside from the simple face value of the words written on this page, I noticed no attempt at SEO. On the Join page, the word “Join” is used only 4 times. While having the domain “Illuminati-Order.com” would certainly provide the site with a few extra ranking points, this site should not be the #1 ranked site for the search terms “Join Illuminati.”
On the other hand, upon closely examining the meta-tag setup for the Join page, I did find the terms: “illuminati, join, joining, member, membership” – but still, number 1?
Taking a Closer Look at Illuminati Order
The real test of an amateur playing a game and a real pro would come from the domain registration of the site. Immediately, I went to my favorite domain research site, DomainSolutions, and entered in the domain.
Sure enough I discovered:
- - The person who registered the site used DomainsByProxy.com to do so – ensuring absolute anonymity.
- - Illuminati-Order.com was created on December 14, 2004
- - Illuminati-Order.com was last updated on December 7, 2009
The fact that the website was just updated on December provides one clue as to why it went high so quickly in Google – Google loves new, fresh content the best. But still – number 1?
The information above also shows that the person, or group, is at least fairly well versed in Internet technologies and how to maintain anonymity online. The meta description for the domain also reveals much about the intention and purpose for the website.
“Information about the Illuminati Order, including contact information and how to join. “
It is clearly a recruitment effort – meant to draw in those who are interested in the Illuminati into submitting their information to join. The site does little to explain exactly what you’re joining.
- “We must emphasize, however, that the Illuminati Order is not an Objectivist organization, per se.”
- “It is essential that you comprehend the true nature of your membership with us. The Illuminati Order is not an altruistic society.”
The only hint as to what sort of group you might be applying to exists in the following statement on the main page:
All who support individual rights–which include the rights to life, liberty, justly acquired property, and the pursuit of happiness–are encouraged to join us!
I have to say that I’ve seen my fair share of cult websites, religious new-age fanatic websites and conspiracy websites – and this particular site has none of the characteristics of any of those. The carefully chosen layout and font hints at a deeper intelligence behind the site, and the lack of imagery, ads or other bells and whistles implies that the group behind the site seeks to prove or gain nothing.
My only remaining fear is that the site represents yet another of the countless cults that pop up every year – but my gut instinct tells me that there’s something different in this case, that this group truly believes they maintain the authentic history and heritage of the ancient Illuminati organization established by Adam Weishaupt in 1776.
What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments section below!
**Editor’s Note** : Please see this update regarding an attempted interview with “Grandmaster Merrick” from the Illuminati Order of this particular website.