Illuminati

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Il*lu`mi*na"ti
Literally, those who are enlightened
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  1. [Eccl] 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. [Eccl. Hist] 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.
  3. [Mod. Hist] Members of certain associations in Modern Europe, who combined to promote social reforms, by which they expected to raise men and society to perfection, esp. of one originated in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, professor of canon law at Ingolstadt, which spread rapidly for a time, but ceased after a few years.
    1. An obscure sect of French Familists;
    2. The Hesychasts, Mystics, and Quietists;
    3. The Rosicrucians.
  4. Any persons who profess special spiritual or intellectual enlightenment.

Etymology: L. illuminatus. See Illuminate (v. t.), and cf. Illuminee

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Latin illuminatus.

  1. Any of various societies, sects or other people claiming religious or intellectual enlightenment.
    1. Persons in the early church who had received baptism and been given a lighted taper as a symbol of the spiritual illumination they had received.
    2. Members of a Spanish sect of the sixteenth century, who believed that, by means of prayer, they had attained so perfect a state as to have no need of ordinances, sacraments, good works, etc.; the Alumbrados or Perfectibilists.
    3. Members of certain associations in Europe who combined to promote social reform in pursuit of perfection; especially one originated in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt.
    4. An obscure sect of French familists.
    5. The Hesychasts, Mystics, and Quietists.
    6. The Rosicrucians.
  2. An alleged global, elite, secret society which has as its ultimate objective the subjugation of humanity (world domination or New World Order).
    The methods of control used by "Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe" in the 1980 film Flash Gordon are a metaphor for what some perceive to be the influence of the on the real world.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Illuminati

Ivo Illuminati was a film director, screenwriter, and actor. Ivo was born on June 11th, 1882 in Ripatransone. He died in 1963.

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Past life for Illuminati born Jan 14, 1983

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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