Up until about a year ago, I thought that the Illuminati were just a fake cult, made up by Dan Brown in order to spice up his writing. Now after having researched them, I understand that they are much more. This research got me wondering about other secret societies like Yale's Skull and Bones society, the Knights Templar, and the Free Masons. In my research, I have found that many of these secret societies believe in the "invisible hand of world government". This is a belief that there is a very elite group of wealthy people that run the world from behind the scenes of government.