Illuminism is an applied religious philosophy which has existed for ages with different names. Illuminism is essentially the hidden wisdom in all religions. Illuminism lays out the process and method by which man can reach his highest evolutionary state. This philosophy has existed for thousands of years and is embedded in the religions of the world, albeit in an encoded manner. Illuminism does not reject any religion, but instead decodes the hidden knowledge and path described in all religions.
Yes and no. Yes, there is a connection to the Illuminati by way of the word itself. This means that the word Illuminati is actually the plural form of a person who accepts Illuminism. No, the Church of Illuminism is in no way affiliated with the Illuminati. We, in the Church, call a member of our organization, an Illuminist.
Basic membership in the Church is $8/month. Prior to December 5, 2020, Church membership was free. The COI decided to change this because many people who were not serious about learning or about the mission of Illuminism would join and waste the time of our support and service departments. The Church of Illuminism will never charge extra for any COI classes or events/services. The Church does sell books, courses, and other items in its store to raise money for its services and activities. People wishing to enter in the Order of Ancient Illuminists, will pay for the 0˚ Aspera Lapis course and all subsequent degrees.
As of the writing of this (December 21, 2019), we have yet to open the physical church. We are currently in the process of securing a location in San Francisco, California. This location will be the flagship location of the Church of Illuminism. Stay tuned to our website for more information and updates.
For full, detailed information on what the Church teaches, please read our Statement of Faith.
No. If you joined the COI prior to December 5, 2020 while the membership was free, then this free membership will apply to you for the length of your membership as long as you do not cancel. Any current (free) memberships that are cancelled and then re-activated will be subject to the new monthly membership fee of $8/month.
The Order of Ancient Illuminists (OAI) is an ancient Druidical magickal order which teaches the art of magick as it has been handed down to us by our Druidic ancestors.
The OAI is divided into two branches of teaching, the Druidical Magickal Order and the Egyptian Magickal Order. The Adeptus Minor Grade is the 1° in the Druidical Magickal Order whereas the Zelator Grade is the 1° in the Egyptian Magickal Order.
Yes, you may study both magickal systems offered by the OAI. In fact, our highest degree members are proficient in both systems. If you would like to study both systems, please contact us first before enrolling in a program online.
Yes. The Church of Illuminism does have its official text, Noetics: The Science of Reaching Man’s Highest Potential. The book may be purchased in our store.
Magick is absolutely real. It is an ancient art. Most people do not understand how magick works and those that do accept its truth, do not have access to genuine magickal teachings. Real magickal systems and their teachings are not easily found in books in the local bookstore.
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