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A psychotic state of exaltation in which one has delusions and hallucinations of communion with supernatural or exalted beings.
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In their correspondence, Illuminists were required to use code names for themselves.
The Terror also claimed the lives of many Illuminists as mob violence spun out of control.
But before then the Illuminists had already attempted to export Jacobin-style revolution to the infant United States.
Dostoyevsky, a former adherent of an illuminist radical group, knew whereof he wrote.
In the instructions found in the personal papers of Illuminist Baron Bassus, 1787, "There is no way of influencing men so powerfully as by means of the women.
Luchtanas (2002: 158) doubts this hypothesis leaving the ideas of nationality for the 18th century illuminists.
Spanish Erasmists, proto-Protestants, and illuminists all raised their own challenges to the need for the mystical path.
Perez gives passing recognition to the role of the Inquisition in repressing other heretics, primarily Lutherans, superficially converted Muslims, Illuminists, foreign Protestants and those who adhered to some form of materialism, as well as its role in searching out individuals accused of moral crimes, for example, soliciting priests, bigamy, blasphemy, superstition and sodomy.
At least some Jesuits (Tomasso Ceva, for example) entered into dialogue with the new line of thought and rhetoric espoused by Illuminists such as Ludovico Muratori.
By placing Illuminists in governments, institutions, and positions of influence, Weishaupt said, "we may, in secret, influence all political transactions.
The Illuminists consider their objectives "to be so good, that murder, butchery, and war, however extended and dreadful, are declared by them to be completely justifiable, if necessary for these great purposes.