Illuminatiam: The First Testament of the Illuminati

Illuminatiam: The First Testament of the Illuminati

The roots of the various Illuminati factions and groups are to be found in the initial secret society that was founded on May 1776 by Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830). Little is known about this essentially anarchistic and disparate group of Freemasons who were deemed to be spiritual in their aspirations and whose name is derived from the Latin word for ‘enlightenment’. It is stated that the core principles of the Immunity was …to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them. As a secret society the original, Bavarian Illuminati as they are sometimes called, achieved little and singularly failed to achieve their… Read More

Gold by Israel Regardie (Ed. Chic & Tabatha Cicero)

Gold by Israel Regardie

When Aleister Crowley’s personal secretary, Israel Regardie, died in 1985, his passing marked the end of an important era in English occultism. The impact that Regardie had when he rather contentiously brought the secret teachings of the Golden Dawn Society to a wider audience has ensured the survival of the tradition, even up to today. However, Regardie was born into a quite different spiritual environment and his style and philosophy, even back then, was becoming something of an anachronism with ritual magick fading from popularity only to be superseded by an explosion of interest in Witchcraft and other Pagan traditions throughout the 1950s and 1960s. As the occult terrain has… Read More