First Thoughts about “The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati”

I am highly satisfied with my copy of “The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati.” I cannot believe how much error exists regarding this historical order, but we now understand the reasons orders such as the Bavarian Illuminati Order are demonized to avert us common man from discovering things, Continue reading First Thoughts about “The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati”

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’

American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

Classicism in Liberal Education and Republicanism: A number of the American founders were classicists, and were trained in the classical education, which was characteristic of Enlightenment Liberal, or Republican thought, and was once therefore integral to education in the U.S. It should also be kept in mind, that the first U.S. president, George Washington was Continue reading American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

The Lamp of Diogenes: “A Worthy Goal for the Welfare of Mankind”

“In this time, when the games and abuses of secret societies were without end, I wanted to make use of this human weakness for a real and worthy goal, the welfare of mankind (…) I wanted what the heads of the ecclesiastical and secular powers should do and want by virtue of their offices.” Johann Continue reading The Lamp of Diogenes: “A Worthy Goal for the Welfare of Mankind”