Manifesto

  1. It does not in any way infringe the just privileges of duly authorized Masonic Bodies.
  2. The dispersion of the original secret wisdom having led to confusion, it was determined by the Chiefs of all these Orders to recombine and centralize their activities, even as white light, divided into a prism, may be recomposed. It embodies the whole of the secret knowledge of all Oriental and Occidental Orders; and its chiefs are initiates of the highest rank, and recognized as such by all capable of such recognition in every country in the world. In more remote times, the constituent originating assemblies of the Church of Illuminism included such men as:
  3. It does not in any way infringe the just privileges of duly authorized Masonic Bodies.
  4. It is not lawful here to disclose the name of any living chief
  5. The name, Illuminism, means the use of the scientific principles known by few which will lead man to illumination, but it has also a secret meaning for initiates.
  6. The Order is international, and will have existing branches in every civilized country of the world.
  7. The aims of the Church of Illuminism can only be understood fully by its highest initiates; but it may be said openly that it teaches Hermetic Science or Occult Knowledge, the Pure and Holy Magick of Light, the Secrets of Mystic attainment, Yoga of all forms – Gnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakta Yoga and Hatha Yoga, and all other branches of the secret Wisdom of the Ancients. It its bosom repose the Great Mysteries; its brain has resolved all the problems of philosophy and of life. It possess the secret of the Stone of the Wise, of the Elixir of Immortality, and of the Universal Medicine. Moreover, it possesses a Secret capable of realizing the world-old dream of the Brotherhood of Man. It also possesses in every important centre of population a hidden Retreat (Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum) where members may conceal themselves in order to pursue the Great Work without hindrance.
  8. The name, Illuminism, means the use of the scientific principles known by few which will lead man to illumination, but it has also a secret meaning for initiates.
  9. The Order is international, and will have existing branches in every civilized country of the world.
  10. The aims of the Church of Illuminism can only be understood fully by its highest initiates; but it may be said openly that it teaches Hermetic Science or Occult Knowledge, the Pure and Holy Magick of Light, the Secrets of Mystic attainment, Yoga of all forms – Gnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakta Yoga and Hatha Yoga, and all other branches of the secret Wisdom of the Ancients. It its bosom repose the Great Mysteries; its brain has resolved all the problems of philosophy and of life. It possess the secret of the Stone of the Wise, of the Elixir of Immortality, and of the Universal Medicine. Moreover, it possesses a Secret capable of realizing the world-old dream of the Brotherhood of Man. It also possesses in every important centre of population a hidden Retreat (Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum) where members may conceal themselves in order to pursue the Great Work without hindrance