It is difficult to cover this vast subject without touching on the spiritual realm. From the very outset, the Illuminati were founded by Adam Weishaupt as a social, religious and political counter-force to subvert Christianity and to destroy the existing order in the world. Weishaupt harbored a particular hatred for the Catholic Church which he saw as the great enemy of his movement. He once declared that the Illuminati would bore away from inside the Catholic Church until its timbers were rotted away, leaving a hollow shell that would then collapse. This work is a graphic account of how the Illuminati have exercised its powers, and its activities in Europe and the United States from 1776 to 2008. Its influence is heeded by people who are the head of some of the world's biggest financial institutions. Kings, Presidents and dictators alike have been under the direction of the leading Illuminists, the movers and shakers behind all major world events. The book is a very definitive expose of a powerful Illuminati secret society, whose bloodlines run strong and deep in all forms of government and in whatever country they are located.