The Spanish Alumbrados: Origin of the Term ‘Illuminati’

def. Illuminati Helena P. Blavatsky’s Theosophical Glossary (published in 1892), references the term “Illuminati” and defines it, from Latin, as a reference to the “Enlightened,” or the initiated adepts† (Lat. adeptus. “an expert”). The term is the past participle of illuminare, meaning to “light up,” or “illuminate.” The plural term, “Illuminati” (Lat. illuminatus; Ital. Illuminato) was originally applied to Continue reading The Spanish Alumbrados: Origin of the Term ‘Illuminati’

Remembrance of the Gods: What the Origin of the Term Soul in English Reveals

Origin of Soul and Spirit in English In our English, the sawol (from saiwalō; Proto-Germanic origins), or soul, meant: life; animate existence; living being; the spiritual and emotional part of a being. Circa, 971, the term also referred to the “spirit” of a deceased person. The terms “soul” and “spirit,” became in the English, confusedly synonymous, and passed down to Continue reading Remembrance of the Gods: What the Origin of the Term Soul in English Reveals