The Pythagorean Degrees of the Illuminati

Standard degrees

1st: The Heaven of the Fixed Stars.

2nd: Kronos (Saturn). Kronos was the leader of the Titans. (He castrated his
father Uranus, thus taking his power from him. He ruled the world during the
mythological Golden Age. He was the father of the Olympian gods. He was
overthrown by his son Zeus, and he and the other Titans were bound in the

3rd: Zeus (Jupiter, Jove). The king of the Olympian gods.

4th: Ares (Mars). The god of war.

5th: Helios (Sol). The sun.

6th: Aphrodite (Venus). The goddess of love and beauty.

7th: Hermes (Mercury). The messenger of the gods.

Mystery Degrees

8th: Selene (Luna). The moon.

9th: Gaia (Terra Mater). The earth.

10th: Antichthon. The counter-earth.

Antichthon is the highest degree because it represents the opportunity for
humanity to transform itself beyond recognition. While this earth is corrupt, wicked
and fallen, the counter-earth offers the promise of the complete opposite:
paradise, free of the malignant influence of the Demiurge and the Old World
Order. Antichthon, the counter-earth, is what the earth can and should be.

The Mithraic Degrees of the Illuminati

In later times, the Greek Pythagorean degrees were restyled according to a
Roman system. The seven standard degrees became those of Mithraism, a
mystery religion closely related to Illumination:

Standard degrees

1st: Corax (the Raven), under the rule of Mercury.

2nd: Nymphus (the Bride), under the rule of Venus.

3rd: Miles (the Soldier), under the rule of Mars.

4th: Leo (the Lion), under the rule of Jupiter.

5th: Perses (the Persian), under the rule of the Moon.

6th: Heliodromus (the Sun Runner), under the rule of the Sun.

7th: Pater (the Father), under the rule of Saturn.

The Mystery Degrees

8th: Minerva (symbolised by an owl - the Owl of Minerva)

9th: Magus (symbolised by the phoenix, the sacred firebird that rises from the

10th: Deus Absconditus (the Hidden God, Abraxas, symbolised by the Tetraktys).

(The last of the four major Illuminati symbols is the skull and crossbones in
honour of Simon Magus. The Greek Sphinx also has special significance.)
These remain the degrees of the Illuminati. The majority of members belong to
the standard degrees; the 10th degree is for the 12 members of the Ruling
Council only. The identities of the Ruling Council are completely unknown to the
basic membership, but at each initiation, one masked member of the Ruling
Council is always in attendance and conducts the final part of the ceremony.
There were ten degrees in total because, for Pythagoras, the number 10 was
divine. 1, 2, 3 and 4 were also revered because they add up to 10 and they form
the divine triangle - the Tetraktys - which symbolized the four elements (earth, air,
fire, and water) and, in its totality, also the mystical fifth essence, the

The Tetraktys is:

It is an equilateral triangle composed of dots in four rows, a visual representation
of the equation: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10. The Tetraktys contains a hexagon and a
three-dimensional cube, as shown in the picture. It is a truly extraordinary figure.
It also symbolises key musical intervals: 4:3 (the fourth), 3:2 (the fifth) and 2:1
(the octave). If the Tetraktys is extended by adding new rows, up to a total of 36,
the 36th "triangular" number is 666: the Number of the Beast in the Christian
Book of Revelation. The number 36 has a crucial significance for the Illuminati, as
does the Tetraktys extended to order 36. As for the 666th triangular number, this
is equal to 222111. When two successive "triangular" numbers are added, the
result is a square number e.g. 1 + 3 = 4; 3 + 6 = 9; 6 + 10 = 16; 10 +15 = 25.

Views: 24

Have questions?

Need help? Visit our Support Group for help from our friendly Admins and members!

Have you?

Become a Member
Invited Your Friends
Made new Friends
Read/ Written a Blog
Joined/ Created a Group
Read/ Posted a Discussion
Checked out the Chat
Looked at/Posted Videos
Made a donation this month
Followed us on Twitter
Followed us on Facebook

Donations & Sponsorship

Please consider a donation to help with our continued growth and site costs


Visit The Temple
on Facebook:


Blog Posts

The Roc Bloodline (III)

Posted by Quingu on October 30, 2020 at 2:00am 0 Comments

The Tower

Posted by William J. Coblentz on October 29, 2020 at 6:35pm 0 Comments

Israel: Interregnum

Posted by William J. Coblentz on October 29, 2020 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

Conspiracy of Silence

Posted by William J. Coblentz on October 29, 2020 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Revelation 9

Posted by Quingu on October 23, 2020 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Zeta 2 Reticuli (Shaitan)

Posted by Quingu on October 22, 2020 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Upcoming Edits

Posted by William J. Coblentz on October 22, 2020 at 12:06am 0 Comments

The Black Madonna

Posted by Quingu on October 21, 2020 at 12:12pm 2 Comments

The Altarian (Phoenix)

Posted by Quingu on October 19, 2020 at 7:30am 0 Comments

The Spirits

Posted by Quingu on October 13, 2020 at 8:30am 5 Comments

The "Grey" Template

Posted by Quingu on October 12, 2020 at 5:30pm 0 Comments


Posted by Rosey on October 12, 2020 at 4:17pm 1 Comment


Posted by Quingu on October 10, 2020 at 4:34am 0 Comments

The Hidden God (666)

Posted by Quingu on October 9, 2020 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

False Gods

Posted by Quingu on October 9, 2020 at 6:49am 0 Comments

The Undead

Posted by Quingu on October 8, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments


© 2020   Created by Bryan   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service