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  • noun A belief system in which the adherents (the Illuminati) believe that they have received special enlightenment.


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  • The word Illuminism is always represented by this symbol in the correspondence of the Illuminati.

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • "Illuminism," he declares, "is becoming a great and formidable power, and I fear, in my conscience, that kings and peoples will have much to suffer from it unless foresight and prudence break its frightful mechanism [_ses affreux restorts_]."

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • Europe, and "Illuminism" of various kinds had taken particular hold of

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • "Illuminism" he means an organised attempt, or conspiracy, to undermine the foundations of Christian society and establish upon its ruins the system of atheism.

    The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss

  • The name of his magazine was The Equinox and it was subtitled "The Review of Scientific Illuminism" and that was its motto.

    Boing Boing

  • One of the other things that first caught my eye about this festival was the name Equinox, the subtitle, "A Festival of Scientific Illuminism," and its motto: "The Method of Science, The Aim of Religion."

    Boing Boing

  • Illuminism is not a pure doctrine, just because it is attracted by social activity and puffed up by pride.

    War and Peace

  • The majority of the Brothers, seeing in it dangerous designs of Illuminism, * met it with a coldness that surprised Pierre.

    War and Peace

  • Illuminism was making great progress, and had filled some youthful minds with an enthusiasm not less violent than the religious fanaticism to which Henry

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • We must admit, in fact, that since the undertakings of two young Germans initiated in Illuminism, it was natural that his Majesty should not have seen without anxiety the propagation of those bonds of virtue in which young fanatics were transformed into assassins.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon


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