Subliminal images in Watchtower literature



“Are Jehovah’s witnesses part of the Illuminati? Why do some Watchtower publications have weird drawings in the pictures like the Revelation—It’s Grand Climax At Hand! book page 159 where there is a face in the palm of Jesus? And on page 52 of the Revelation book there is a demon hand on the left side of Jesus? Yes, I do believe in Jehovah as our God, but I’m just really confused. I’ve been raised as a Jehovah Witness, but now I just don’t know what to think about this religion.”



Dear friend,

There is a lot of speculation regarding the Illuminati and subliminal images in Watchtower literature.  Much of this conjecture stems from the prolific use of Masonic symbols by Charles Taze Russell and Judge Rutherford in early Watchtower literature:



While many conspiracy theories abound to link Freemasonry to an alleged secret organization called the Illuminati (whose goal is to rule the world), documentation proving this connection is completely lacking.  Without solid documentation, our ministry is cautious not to embrace these conspiracy theories.

Yet, as can be seen by anyone, artists working for the Watchtower have drawn several creepy images into the literature that is being distributed by Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Many more Satanic images in addition to the ones you pointed out are listed here:


We can certainly understand your confusion and fear of being involved in a religion that has these connections to the dark side.

We would encourage you not to disregard this uneasy feeling you have about the Watchtower religion.  If you take the time to thoroughly research the beliefs and historical background of the Jehovah’s Witness faith, you will discover more issues than just creepy images to be concerned about.  If you are looking for help and encouragement to maintain your faith in Jehovah, while reevaluating the history and beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, we are here for you. Our ministry offers a private, online support group that you can join free and learn from others who are on the same journey you are:

We would also encourage you to read the following articles on our site for help with the confusion you face:

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