Illuminists are trying to manipulate you into serving their agenda, regardless if you realize this.
They do this by using a secret language that consists of a combination of slang, symbols, gestures, allegory and numerical codes. I do not claim to be fluent in it, but I know enough that I can recognize it.
Their language is hidden in plain sight all throughout the media. If you gain even a basic understanding of it, you will be shocked when realize how prevalent it is. This religion has more influence than people realize.
Illuminists present the public with a whitewashed version of their religion. But if you speak their language, it is apparent that they are lying to people.
They lie for a good reason because what they stand for is abhorrent. No reasonable person would ever go along with this religion if they knew what it represented.
They stand for a lot of controversial things, but there are two secrets they are particularly protective of.
Their first secret is that they practice sex magick, wherein one embraces sexuality in a ritualistic manner (note that “magick” has a k at the end to distinguish it from stage magic). They do this both as a way of becoming “illuminated” and to cast spells that manipulate their surroundings.
I could not make this stuff up even if I wanted to; they actually believe this.
You can find manuals on how to perform sex magick online, but as a warning: it is some of the most depraved stuff I have ever heard of. I understand why they want to keep it a secret.
Their other secret is that they are Satanic. They literally revere Satan as a spiritual entity who holds the secrets towards turning humans into gods.
It should come as no surprise that they have a hatred for Christians, or anybody that strives towards living in an ethical manner.
You need to understand that the Illuminist language contains many ambiguous terms. This allows them to promote these controversial beliefs while claiming that they mean something else.
For instance, one of the most influential Illuminist publications of the past century was Aleister Crowley’s 1924 book “Magick in Theory and Practice.” This book has a chapter explaining how to perform ritualistic human and animal sacrifices.
However, it is worded in such a way where it could potentially mean something else. They always fall back on this justification whenever people call them out on their questionable beliefs.
Another method of deception is that they like operating in secret societies, some of the more famous ones being: Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Freemasonry, Church of Satan, Ordo Templi Orientis, Argenteum Astrum, Illuminates of Thanateros and Temple of Set.
These organizations openly admit they withhold information about their beliefs from their own members, so you cannot take the things they say to the public at face value. If you speak their secret language, it is obvious they are different denominations of the same religion.
I know that everything I said sounds ridiculous, and you have the right (and even the responsibility) to be skeptical. But if you read enough occult literature, as I have, you will realize the merit of this religion.