Direct spiritual and esoteric enlightenment by means of revelation from a higher source or the inspiration of human reason.
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Il·lu`mi·na'ti noun plural
[ Latin illuminatus
. See Illuminate
, transitive verb
, and confer Illuminee
.] Literally, those who are enlightened ; -- variously applied as follows: -- 1. (Eccl.)
Persons in the early church who had rece
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Literally, those who are enlightened; variously applied as follows: ... 1. Persons in the early church who had received baptism; in which ceremony a lighted taper was given them, as a symbol of the spiritual illumination they has received by that sacrament. ... 2. Members of a sect which sprung up in Spain about the year 1575. Their principal doctr
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• (v. t.) The Rosicrucians. • (v. t.) Members of a sect which sprung up in Spain about the year 1575. Their principal doctrine was, that, by means of prayer, they had attained to so perfect a state as to have no need of ordinances, sacraments, good works, etc.; -- called also Alumbrados, Perfectibilists, etc. • (v. t.) Literally, tho
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(from the article `Italy`) ...During the 1780s Masonic lodges had begun to replace scholarly academies and agrarian societies as loci of political discussion. In the 1790s ... ...Enlightenment, especially when it became allied with the expanding claims of an autocratic `enlightened despotism.` The brotherhood cultivated by ......
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illuminati Any one of various groups of people in history claiming to have received special religious or spiritual enlgihtenment.
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Illuminati (ilOO"minā'tī, –nä'tē) [Lat.,=enlightened], rationalistic society founded in Germany soon after 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a professor at Ingolstadt, having close affinities with the Freemasons and seemingly organized on a Masonic plan. While briefly ...
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Illuminati ('the enlightened') is a name given to the members of several societies, especially to those of a secret society founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, professor of law at Ingolstadt, Bavaria, for mutual assistance in attaining a higher degree of morality and virtue. It spread over Roman Catholic Germany, and contained in its most flourishin
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persons possessing or claiming to possess superior understanding and knowledge.
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Illuminati is an EP released in 2002 by Fatboy Slim. The EP`s title track is a re-make of a previous Fatboy Slim song entitled `Michael Jackson,` which is featured on the US edition of Better Living Through Chemistry and was the B-side to the `Going Out of My Head` single. Bootsy Collins from Parliament/Funkadelic provides the vocals t
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The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, `enlightened`) is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. The society`s goals were to oppose superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life and abuses...
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Illuminati is a remix album credited to The Pastels, released in 1998. It contains remixes of songs from The Pastels` album Illumination by artists such as Stereolab, Mouse on Mars and My Bloody Valentine. ==Track listing== ...
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===Jack White (musician)=== The article is well documented, but doesn`t read well, and needs some encyclopedic cleanup (like sentences that began with `Currently` or weasle words and phrases, like `It is generally considered...`)--Esprit15d 18:10, 12 May 2006 (UTC) Some suggestions: -- Underneath-it-All 03:27, 14 May 2006 (UTC) ..
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Illuminati is from the Italian language for illuminated/enlightened (ones), refers to one of any number of secret societies. Illuminati may also refer to: ==Secret societies== ==Literature== ==Music== ==Games== ==Companies== ...
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The Illuminati are a group of comic book superheroes who joined forces and secretly work behind the scenes in Marvel Comics` main shared universe. The Illuminati were established to exist (via story retcon) in their first published appearance in New Avengers #7 (July 2005), written by Brian Michael Bendis. Their history was discuss
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Illuminati is a standalone card game made by Steve Jackson Games (SJG), inspired by the 1975 book, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. The game has ominous secret societies competing with each other to control the world through sinister means, including legal, illegal, and even mystical. It was designed
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