What is “Illuminism”

Contrary to popular misunderstanding, Illuminism does not equal “Illuminati”. However The Illuminati{The Bavarian Illuminati or “order of perfectablists”, founded by professor Adm Weishupt in 17} is a type of Illuminism, but not the ONLY, nor the FIRST/original Illuminism. Nearly a century before Weishupt founded the Illuminati order there was a group/movement the ‘Alambrados”- Spanish Illuminists. Their doctrine was that Illuminism is to attain divine enlightenment or connection to God/the divine{by whatever name/title one calls it; the Alambrados were largely mystic christians, but also a precursor to mystical deism and panentheism} by contemplation alone{this includes things such as intellectual contemplation, meditation, and gnosis from within}. They were short lived movement but made their mark and influence on Weishupts Illuminati and other forms of Illuminism. This is the spiritual/mystical/theological aspect of true Illuminism

The rest of what Illuminism IS can be summed up by the words of Weishupt. Writing on what characteristics are needed in a person to be a canditate for initation into his Illuminati order, he said:

the secret schools of wisdom, or the western mystery paths and traditions “were always the archives of nature and of the rights of man; through their agency, man will recover from his fall: Princes and nations, without violence, will vanish from the Earth; the human race will become one family, and the world the habitation of rational beings. Moral science alone will effect these reforms ‘imperceptibly'”, adding “yes, a time shall come when man shall aknowledge no other law but the great book of nature”{a Deistic/Pantheistic principal}.

Weishupt added that these following traits would signify whether one was a candidate for his order, however “Illuminism” in general also rests on these traits and principals or characteristics, regardless of Weishupts organization -which one does not need and never needed to join to be an “Illuminist”; these charcter traits and principals are as folows, as written by Weishupt:

“Whoever does not close his ear to the lamentations of the miserable, nor his heart to gentle pity; whoever is the friend and brother of the unfortunate; whoever has a heart capable of love and friendship; whoever is steadfast in adversity, unwearied in the carrying out of whatever has been engaged in, undaunted in the overcoming of difficulties; whoever does not mock and despise the weak; whose soul is susceptible of conceiving great designs, desirous of rising superior to all base motives, and of distinguishing itself by deeds of benevolence; whoever shuns idleness; whoever considers no knowledge as unessential which he may have the opportunity of acquiring, regarding the knowledge of manking as his chief study; whoever, when truth and virtue are in question, despising the approbation of the multitude, is sufficiently courageous to follow the dictates of his own heart- such a one is a proper candidate[for Weishups Illuminati}”

– regardless of whether they join an Illuminist org[such as the Illuminati} or not, regardless of whatever paths they may folow or be inspired by, if they have these character traits and believe God{the divine} and divine wisdom can be understood, perceived, and understood, that enlightenment, or divine Illumination can be achieved via contemplation alone{which includes meditation, contemplation, and today one can also add the “psychic”..that of MIND…whether conceived intellectually or through trancendence of physical brain/mind towards the shared universal divine conciousness}…such a individual is and can be called “Illuminist”.

Now, this article is meant to be on what “Illuminism” IS and as a defense for Weishupts organaization, and to counter the accusations that the NWO elites are the Illuminati[which can be factually proven wrong, as Weishupts Illuminati was as all Illuminism is, opposed to the establishment..ie: abusive, corrupt, oppressive or repressive and unjust powers of aristocracy, monarchy, state, state religion, fundamentalist religion or fundamentalist anything,etc}. Weishupts Illuminati was taken down by the corrupt establishment and never fulfilled it’s goals, which his organization had it’s flaws as they promoted and fought for egalitarian values for the people but had a authroitative heirarchy within the organization itself…not for malovolent purposes but merely so that it could remain secret and they could so subvert the corrupt powers that be, given the time…such secrecy was essential to achieving these ends. But infighting and corruption sunk into the org as well as well as Weishuopt himself; thus it was found out and the organization was outlawed by the church/officials, state, and monarchs/aristocrats/etc.It is plausable that some Illuminati members managed to continue the legacy and work on secretly, but if so…they would be today the same as they were…anti-corrupt establishments and abusive powers and for justice and liberty for all individuals, and indeed there are today organizations that can be fouind on the internet for example which purport to carry on Weishupts Iluminatis work and in his/their original motivations and intents, that of subverting and taking down the corrupt powers that be, not to replace them as tyrants themselves, but to move the world forward, to progress it. Furthermore, the work of the Illuminati is much more alike the works of groups such as Wikileaks and Anonymous than it is with the global sociopathic power elites. Thus the labelling of the New World Order power elites as “Illuminati” is a falsehood. If they even considered themselves “Illuminati”..they would be against the things they are dooing as power elites, not for. Thus, even if they did call themselves such{which there is no evidence that they do}..they’d no more be truly the Illuminati or truly “Illuminists” than the crusaders, inquisitors, witch-hunters,etc, were genuine “Christians”.

In closing what the Alambrados taught theologically/mystically and what Weishupt taught as Illuminist character traits, this is what Illuminism IS.

This little light of mine…I’m gonna let it shine  😉 will you let yours?  ;D

In love, light, liberty, justice, and “true” free-will

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