Interview with Joseph Thiebes

Last week, I was interviewed by Joseph Thiebes for the podcast Speech in the Silence, which focuses on Thelema, Aleister Crowley, and Ordo Templi Orientis while also touching upon the subjects of magick, yoga, and initiation. While the similarities between the Bavarian Illuminati and the O.T.O. are only cosmetic, there is a strong interest in…

Quick Update

I apologize for the fact that this blog has not been updated in quite a while. Marker, Wages, and I have been feverishly working on completing the translation of Ritual & Doctrine of the Illuminati, and this has been the main focus of my activities for the last few weeks. The good news is that the…

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Progression of the Illuminati Ritual

By Josef Waeges, with introductory comments by Jeva Singh-Anand It is a general misconception that the Illuminati degree structure and ritual were fully developed when it was launched in 1776. Actually, the structure continuously evolved over the course of its brief lifespan and as Knigge recounted in Philo’s Reply, many degrees had not even been…

Der aechte Illuminat (1788), one of several 18th century publications containing the authentic Illuminati rituals

Illuminati Degree: Scottish Novice (Illum. Major)

Scottish Novice Degree: Illuminatus Major (Greater Illuminatus Degree) Translated by Jeva Singh-Anand, edited by Josef Waeges and Reinhard Markner (draft version) This degree includes not only the initiation ritual, but also the requirement for admission to the Greater Illuminatus degree — including three very lengthy questionnaires, expected to be completed by the candidate’s peers-to-be —…