The Illuminatus! Trilogy (ISBN 1567312373) is a series of three popular fictional books by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea, which were written between 1969 and 1971, and which deal with the many conspiracy theories surrounding the creation of the Illuminati, their history in society, and their modern day incarnations. The three books were The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple and Leviathan and were published starting September 1975, as three seperate volumes. "The books were collected in 1984 as one complete work, The Illuminatus! Trilogy and given a lengthy number of appendices.
The story within the book deals with all kinds of conspiracy theories, such as who shot JFK, Atlantis, or why there is a pyramid with an eye in it on the One Dollar Bill. There are a number of scenes of drug, sex, and magick use. The book covers many topics, such as Discordianism, the word "fnord", the number 23 enigma, and also numerology. It also has a number of appendices, which explain various things that happen in the book, or about the Illuminati in general.
The book has been adapted for the stage, and has also influenced a number of writers and role-playing game makers.
- Joseph Malik, a journalist.
- Saul Goodman, a detective.
- Hagbard Celine
- Markoff Chaney
Warning: Spoilers below
Part 1 - The Eye in the PyramidEdit
Part 2 - The Golden AppleEdit
Part 3 - LeviathanEdit
Aleph: George Washington's Hemp CropEdit
Beth: The Illuminati Ciphers, Codes, and CalendarsEdit
Gimmel: The Illuminati Theory of HistoryEdit
Daleth: Hassan i Sabbah and Alamount BlackEdit
Tzaddi: 23 SkidooEdit
Vau: Flaxscrip and HempscripEdit
Zain: Propery and PrivilegeEdit
Cheth: Hagbard's AbdicationEdit
Lamed: The Tactics of MagickEdit
Yod: Operation MindfuckEdit
Kaph: The Rosy Double CrossEdit
Teth: Hagbard's BookletEdit
Mem: Certain Questions That May Still Trouble Some ReadersEdit
Nun: Additional Information About Some of the CharactersEdit
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