It all begun in Washington DC, USA where the young influencial members became enlightened and realised there is more to it that meets the eye and decided to continue the life work of the original founders as they themselves became Grand Masters and raise the Illuminati to be the New World Order
Several recent and present-day fraternal organisations claim to be descended from the original Bavarian Illuminati and openly use the name "Illuminati". Some of these groups use a variation on the name "The Illuminati Order" in the name of their own organisations, while others, such as the Ordo Templi Orientis, have "Illuminati" as a level within their organisation's hierarchy. However, there is evidence that some of these present-day groups like the Freemasons have real connection to the historic order. As they have amassed significant political power and influence, and most, rather than trying to remain secret, promote unsubstantiated links to the Bavarian Illuminati as a means of attracting membership.