(redirected from illuminist)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.


A psychotic state of exaltation in which one has delusions and hallucinations of communion with supernatural or exalted beings.
References in periodicals archive ?
These efforts, despite sharply reflecting illuminist thinking that industrialization was beneficial to the economic and social development of a country, were not in the interest of the upper classes with their landed estates, especially in the peak days of coffee production in the second half of the nineteenth century.
In this sense, Octave Mannoni analyses a scene from Casanova's memoirs, in which the cynical illuminist (an "esprit fort"), posing as a magician to ridicule and swindle the "fools" around him, falls into his own trap.
Jerusha McCormack cites, on the one hand, the 'Irish Bull' - a kind of verbal bluffing that 'keeps the form of logic, while outraging reason and bringing it to a violent halt' (9) - and on the other, the influence of the Taoist philosopher Chuang-Tsu, (10) whom Wilde described as 'something more than a metaphysician and an illuminist.
The illuminist is one who attaches himself to the sign, the experience, without regard for the invisible substance of a contact which transcends experience.
In this sense, while being hugely indebted to the lay thought emanating from Illuminist France, we Europeans are at the moment missing a major lesson to be derived from Illuminism: wisdom means humility, and vice versa.
And for Coppe as antinomian illuminist, see Nigel Smith, Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion 1640-1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), esp.
This book, one of a successful series published by the University of Milan, very clearly describes the scientific, architectural and artistic innovations that took place at Baveno, mainly promoted by the illuminist governments of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
is not a Christian but an Illuminist, worshiping obelisks and hanging out with Masons.
Barruel's paranoid interpretation of the French Revolution as a grand conspiracy of illuminated philosophes against the Church and all things holy, Roberts argues, crucially informs Shelley's adventures as a political agitator in Ireland: Shelley imagines himself playing the role of the subversive illuminist, spreading the idea among the as-yet unenlightened masses.
Mozart was a prominent Mason, and so too in much of his thought about ritual purification, initiatory trials of endurance and moral fortitude, a deep veneration of the highest humanistic Illuminist ideals (all of this memorably embodied in Mozart's Sarastro), was Beethoven.
8) His other influences are the Protestant mystic Jakob Boebme (Ars Magna 65, 156), the alchemical physician Paracelsus (Ars Magna 40, 152), the Illuminist philosopher Louis Claude St.
The last in the long tradition of French "Universelles," with their common eighteenth-century Illuminist legacy, the exposition Greber planned was the first to open its doors widely to the most radical modern arts.