I was reflecting on the Illuminati blue&black symbol, pictured here:
The more I thought about it, the more I was reminded of certain characters in Kanji. (Kanji is one of the three types of Japanese writing.) Certain Kanji characters that look like the symbol also have meanings that relate to it.
For example, the Kanji pictured below means circle or ring:
It is different from the Illuminati symbol only in that the latter has a circle in the center, as this schematic drawing shows:
Perhaps the added circle is intended to emphasize the meaning that the kanji already has.
This second Kanji also resembles an additional horizontal line near the top. It’s meaning is circumference.
It is therefore a little remarkable that the Illuminati symbol also resembles pi, the constant used to compute the circumference of a circle!
This next Kanji is similar to the others, but lacks the middle vertical line. It means same/similar or together.
My final example has an additional horizontal line at the bottom. It means solid, solidify or strength.
So, taken all together, these Kanji seem to bring together the concept of a circle and a sense of solidarity and strength.
And what is a circle? Consider the ouroboros, a symbol used by the alchemists.
Alchemists are remembered today for wanting to turn lead into gold. But in reality their true goal was to achieve Immortality by means of the elixir of life or the philosopher’s stone. And the ouroboros represents the destruction of death by perpetual self sustenance and regeneration.
In other words, the Illuminati symbol carries the meaning of “a strong union of those devoted to immortality.” What better emblem could there be for a powerful secret society of Immortals? — JD