The Innermost Secrets
of the Illuminati Beckon You
They vowed you would never know. They thought there was no way you
could possibly unmask the sick things they have been hiding. They were wrong. Now, thanks to the incredible revelations in this amazing book, you can discover their innermost secrets. You can identify the members
of the Illuminati and unravel their astonishing plan to control and
manipulate. You can crack the Illuminati code.
They Have Their Own Hidden Language
Codex Magica is awesome in its scope and revelations. It contains over 1,000 actual photographs and illustrations. You'll see with your own eyes
the world's leading politicians and celebrities —including America's richest and most powerful —caught in the act as they perform occult magic. Once
you understand their covert signals and coded picture messages, your world will never be the same. Destiny will be made manifest. You will know the truth and everything will become clear.
Texe Marrs is author of over 37 books, including the #1 bestseller
Dark Secrets of the New Age and Circle of Intrigue: The Hidden Inner Circle of the Global Illuminati Conspiracy. A retired career U.S. Air Force officer, he has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and has appeared on radio and TV talk shows across America.
The Occult Script—A Colossal and Monstrous Conspiracy
"But let the Spirit of all lies with works of dazzling magic blind you. Then absolutely
mine, I'll have and bind you."
-The Devil, Faust
Play by Goethe (1749-1832)
They're everywhere. Cleverly disguised. On TV, imbedded in magazines,
and lurking in powerful advertising. Sometimes they're subtle or subliminal, other times direct, provocative, and mind-bending in effect.
Strange symbols, signs, charms, talismans, and handshakes that program and control
our minds. Henry Makow, astute inventor and essayist, says that they are key components of
the satanic conspiracy that now confronts us with maximum force and evil. "This
satanic conspiracy," Makow warns, "succeeds only because people cannot believe
something so colossal and monstrous actually exists."1
The world is a contest for our souls. The people who are pushing products,
violence, and sex are not operating on a random, 'whatever sells' basis. They have
Masonic symbols in their logos. The top players are following an occult script
designed to enslave us body and soul. They are building a gigantic prison based on
their own mental hell. This is the New World Order; we are the inmates.2
It is, in fact, "satanic indoctrination," Makow emphasizes, and we are all locked
into the prison classroom as this mental poison from hell is piped in to us 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
A Psychological Matrix
In this eye-opening book, Codex Magica, you will discover just how accurate and true
are the warnings of Mr. Makow and just a few others. Most people, of course, are so
far gone, their minds so awash with occultism acquired from decades of propaganda
encountered on every side, they cannot any longer decipher reality. The majority are
caught in some form of Psychological Matrix. Tragically, hundreds of millions of
people have, in a manner of speaking, become "Manchurian Candidates." They eat,
breathe, move, and sleep as if in a trance. Immobile, unable to react, afflicted with
amnesia, they are like Pontius Pilate who, when confronted with Jesus Christ
standing right in front of him, the very essence of unmovable Truth, asked Christ the
question. "What is truth?"
Well, here, in Codex Magica, in over 600 incredible pages, is truth. Here you will
see pictures of many of the foremost movers and shakers of human history, ancient
and modern, as they secretly communicate through sign and symbol. Naturally, the
elite do not relish being exposed in their dirty works and evil doing. They and their
dumbed-down minions —I am referring to the overwhelming "see no evil, hear no
evil" masses of people in society—can be expected to quickly jump to the attack and
attempt to deny it all. Through sleight-of-hand, they will do their utmost to divert
your attention. "The pictures are taken out of context," they will protest. "The images
are not what they seem."
"Here, listen to us," they will implore, "it's not what it looks like. Let us explain
it all to you."
"Don't be hasty now in your judgment," they'll cry. "You and I know that
conspiracies don't really exist. Everything is okay, nothing is amiss. It is all just an
accident, nothing to fret about."
"Are You Going to Believe Your Lying Eyes?"
Their weak and idiotic protestations remind us of the famous TV comedian, Groucho
Marx. Groucho enjoyed retelling the story of the time a startled wife came home to
find her adulterous husband in bed with another woman. "It's not what you think," he
assured her. "Are you going to believe what I tell you, or are you going to believe your lying
Thank God we no longer have to believe what they, the Illuminati, and their lying
accomplices in the media and government tell us. We can lay their propaganda aside
and view the actual evidence through the prism of truth with our own eyes. This
book is the result of over two decades of research. I believe it speaks for itself. The
pictures, illustrations, and proofs contained in these pages do, in my opinion,
document a monstrous conspiracy that surrounds and envelops us.
It may well be that some, a few, of the photographs, are not what they appear to
be. We all know that it is possible, for example, that photographers took shots of
certain people as their hands, fingers, arms, and bodies were inadvertently in odd
positions. A picture may be worth a thousand words, as the old Chinese proverb
says, but even pictures can be deceiving.
And so, I leave it all up to you to decide, dear reader. Do these proofs provide evidence of these peoples' involvement in nefarious, Masonic, occultic, or magical
activity or not? You be the judge.
To help you make a decision, often included in the captions that accompany the
photos and illustrations is commentary that helps one to better analyze the situation
or scene that is pictured. When possible, I present evidence and information
outlining the individual's membership in the Masonic Lodge, the Rosicrucian Order,
or other globalist or occultic groups, secret societies, and organizations. This is done
as an aid to your independent decision-making.
Sometimes, I admit, it is difficult from the picture alone to ascertain whether a
person, or persons, are displaying a Masonic or other sign, or to tell for sure that an
occultic pose or scene is being portrayed. Again, the author does his best to offer up
evidence, such as pages, excerpts, and descriptions of such signs and poses from
official textbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias of the Masonic Order or
illustrations and examples by experts and authorities.
In some instances, it is unclear what exactly is transpiring in a photo because the
intent, or motive, of the individual subject cannot be discerned. We cannot read
peoples' minds, and so we must judge based on the photographic evidence. For
example, there is much confusion today over the hand sign of the devil called "El
Diablo" or "Il Carnuto." Many confuse this sign of evil with the sign of the deaf for
"I love you" and with the sign given by many to indicate youthful rebellion, sex, and
rock and roll.
In the section of Codex Magica that pictures a number of people giving this
problematic sign, I therefore explain the difference in types of hand signs and discuss
the ongoing controversy in an attempt to clear up some of the confusion. Readers
may just find the clarifying information presented here revealing, to say the least.
All in all you will view in Codex Magica over 1,000 photos and illustrations
documenting Illuminists, Satanists, and other elitists practicing magic. Even if the
skeptics and naysayers were able to explain away a few of these proofs, the
remainder would be sufficient aplenty to prove the thesis of this book. That, indeed,
a massive conspiratorial network of occult magicians exists today and has existed
throughout human history.
From the perspective of the occult researcher and investigator, the key to
understanding the precarious world we live in is the recognition that a consistent
pattern exists. A criminal is often convicted by an overwhelming preponderance of
circumstantial evidence, even when no direct evidence — like a smoking gun—is
produced. But in our case, in Codex Magica, we do produce a convincing array of
direct evidence, along with many facts that connect the dots, to conclusively prove the continuing existence of an occult conspiracy. Over 600 pages of photographic
evidence and materials cannot all be wrong.
Exercising Fairness and Good Judgment
I wish to emphasize that I accuse no one pictured herein of being a Satanist or
occultist. Their being pictured here does not mean that individuals are necessarily
members of the Order of the Illuminati or prove anything whatsoever about their
social, political, religious ideology or other beliefs. Nor am I implying, suggesting, or stating that the men and women pictured are knowingly involved in any type of
plot, satanic or otherwise.
My friends are fully aware that over the years, I have authored and produced
numerous books, audiotapes, and videos on the subject of mysterious marks,
symbols, signs, and logos, including such bestseller classics as Dark Secrets of the New
Age, Mystery Mark of the New Age, and Circle of Intrigue. As such, the reader should
realize that the information in my books and other works is based solely on my own
opinion. True, I do my level best to judge things accurately and to marshall relevant
facts and data that might bear; but ultimately, the reader or viewer must decide if he
or she concurs with the author's judgements and opinions. As the cliche of a wellknown
TV news network so often echoes, "We report, you decide."
Those who have read and evaluated my past works know that I am always
concerned and desirous of presenting accurate information. I invite anyone who
believes the facts and analysis, or even the opinions expressed herein are incorrect or
incomplete to promptly inform me of such. I am more than willing to make
corrections or retractions based on the best evidence.
Deciphering A Mountain of Data
One of the problems inherent in an undertaking so vast as this book is that the subject
matter is so broad and complex. There are literally thousands of secret signs, grips,
and symbols to consider in evaluating photographic evidence. My opponents—the
men of the secret societies and the Illuminists—would agree that this is the case. In
the Royal Arch Mason, an official publication of Freemasonry, Dr. William L.
Cummings commented on how many hundreds of rites, rituals, and degrees
Obviously, in each of the hundreds of ceremonies a number of secret handshakes
and signs are taught and practiced. Thus, Cummings remarks, Masons themselves
are in a state of confusion:
It generally comes as a surprise and sometimes as a shock when the Mason who has
never given any attention to the subject learns at least a hundred Masonic and
quasi-Masonic rites and systems have existed and no less than eight hundred socalled
Masonic degrees have been revised.4
Royal Arch Mason editor Ray V. Denshaw wryly comments that a long-time
Mason of reputation may be asked, "How many of the hundreds of degrees have you
received? Have you received the Rite of Memphis of 90 degrees? Or the Rectified
Rite? Or the Swedenborgian Rite?"5
Moreover, Masons affiliated with the Grand Lodge of the Orient in Paris, the
United Lodge in London, or the Grand Masonic Lodge of Israel, may well utilize
signs and handshakes not used, seen, or understood in other orders.
Then, of course, there is the Order of the Rosicrucians, the Order of the
Trapezoid, The Priory of Sion, The Alta Vendita, the P2 Lodge, the Solar Order of the
Temple, the modern-day Knights Templar, the Vatican's Knights of Malta and
Knights of Columbus, the Order of the Odd Fellows, the Order of Ahepa, the Order
of Skull and Bones, the Bohemian Club, the Pilgrims Society, and a thousand or more
other secret societies and orders, not to mention the many Jewish cabalistic groups,
satanic churches, and witchcraft and druid sects.
Knowledge of Secret Signs Opens Doors
British Satanist Aleister Crowley, a man who fancied himself the "wickedest man on
the planet," was Grand Master of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) and also
founded the mysterious and Luciferian, Order of Astrum Argentinium. He once
ruefully and knowingly intimated that after he had independently learned and
practiced how to do the secret handshakes of a number of other secret societies and
orders throughout Europe, he traveled around from city to city and discovered that
by knowing how to convey the appropriate handshake, he was invited into what is
normally the guarded inner sanctum of almost all the groups. They were persuaded
simply by his handshake that Crowley was eligible to attend their conclaves and be
made privy to their most closely guarded secrets.
The average Mason or member of other secret orders knows little of the signs and
symbols of his own order, let alone that of others. In my work for this book, I have
communicated with a number of ex-Masons, but few were able to identify any but
the most rudimentary of signs and symbols. I did far better with Masonic
encyclopedias and with modern and ancient magical texts and guides.
I Give Credit to...
In addition to the individuals listed in the acknowledgements of the title page, I
would also like to acknowledge the assistance of a few very special friends was
invaluable to me in preparing this book. I'd like, therefore, to give credit to:
• Lawrence Patterson, publisher of Criminal Politics magazine and one of the
world's leading experts on global finances and investments.
• Alex Jones, well-known radio personality and top-notch producer of many videos
documenting the rise of the police state.
• Dr. Cathy Burns, author of the excellent Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, as
well as The Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star.
• Dean Grace, author of A Little Guide to the All-Seeing Eye Symbol On Our Dollar Bill.
• Ralph Epperson, author of Masonry: Conspiracy Against Christianity, The Unseen
Hand, and other fine books.
• Dr. Gail Riplinger, author of the bestselling classic, New Age Bible Versions.
• David Meyer, occult researcher and publisher of Last Trumpet newsletter.
• Michael Hoffman, II, author of the groundbreaking book, Secret Societies and
• Fritz Springmeier, author of Bloodlines of the Illuminati and other revealing works.
• Robert Gaylon Ross, author of Who's Who of the Elite and The Elite Don't Dare Let Us Tell the People.
I also wish to acknowledge the late Jim Shaw and Jim Keith, Bill Schnoebelen, Tom McKenney, Ed Decker, James Spencer, David Bay, Dr. Dennis Cuddy, Reginald Haupt, Jr., Dr. O.J. Graham, Jeff Rense, Des Griffin, Gary Blevins, Dr. Stanley Monteith, Jack Chick, Ted Pike, Donn de Grande Pre, Jack Roper, and Juri Lina, all of whose authoritative research and writings provided me with valuable information as
well as incalculable inspiration.
Hands On Membership Not Required
Illuminati paid provocateurs and other would-be critics might suggest that because
you and I are not Masons or Illuminists, my research in Codex Magica—or your own
independent research—has no authority. In answer, I am happy to respond by noting
that the best of homicide detectives have never been murdered nor participated in
such; few lifeguards have had an incident in which they were drowning and required
assistance; most lawyers have never been sued; most psychiatrists have never been
admitted as a patient to a mental institution; most neurosurgeons have never had
brain surgery; most sports writers have never played pro-football or pro-baseball yet
they report and comment on the same; most prison wardens have never themselves
been locked up as convicts, and no historians have lived in the past centuries of
history about which they amass information and facts and comment about.
It doesn't take a monster to know that human monsters exist or a serial killer to
know that murdering innocent people involves savage and evil acts. And there is
abundant evidence that exists about the Illuminati and secret societies so that we do
not have to join and participate in these repugnant groups to know what they are all
about. Codex Magica proves that.
A Challenge to Critics
I hereby challenge any and all Masons and other members of secret societies to meet
me on neutral ground with neutral observers in a contest, a duel of wits, if you will, to
see who knows more about the subject matter presented in this book. Until such time
as the critic accepts my challenge and is willing to publicly display that he knows as
much or more about secret handshakes and grips, symbols, marks, logos and other
occultic matters, I suggest that the critic shrink back to the shadowy confines of his
Masonic Temple, synagogue, or shrine and refrain from empty, futile criticism.
As for those skeptics and naysayers who get their kicks by pretending to know —
just know! —that these things cannot be true, that "conspiracies" just do not exist and
who maintain that anyone who even dares to mention the existence of any group
called the "Illuminati" just has to be wrong, may I humbly recommend that they
earnestly burn the midnight oil, carefully read this book, and examine the evidence
in a fair-minded and objective manner? Many a friend has written telling the author
that he likewise was once a doubter and skeptic, until, that is, he had heard and
considered all the evidence. In this regard, the Holy Scriptures have a tremendous bit
of advice worthy of consideration:
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
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