How does Illuminism make you feel?
What is worth it about Illuminism?
What feelings does Illuminism give you?
What feeling do you carry with you if you’re an Illuminist?
What value is there to believe in Illuminism?
First let us discuss what valuable feelings we get from traditional Christianity. In Christianity, the feelings we have are about being forgiven for our sins by Jesus Christ, because we are born with sin, and born sinful. So, because we’re sinful creatures, the benefit of Christianity is that we can be forgiven for our sins and so this is a positive feeling, a bit of a relief to know that if we believe in Jesus Christ, we can be forgiven. And so we are supposed to have a very positive and happy relationship with Jesus because of what that relationship can do for us and our inborn problem when we believe in him.
However, belief in Jesus and the forgiveness of ours sins is actually a secondary, derivative belief in Christianity. Faith in Jesus is not the primary belief. The primary faith belief in Christianity is that we are sinful, and that we are sinners. The primary faith of Christianity is to feel very poorly of yourself. Why are we sinful sinners? Because that’s what Christianity tells us we are. We don’t find that idea in pagan religions or in native and aboriginal populations, and the original sin concept is quintessentially Christian. So the primary faith belief in Christianity is actually that we are sinners. This is the first belief. The second faith is that we can be forgiven by Jesus.
We are sinners because “God”, who is Jesus because “God” is a trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, created us that way. So God/Jesus created man with sin, and then sacrificed himself to forgive that sin. God created man to be born with sin, and then let himself be crucified as a sacrifice to humanity so that the sin could be forgiven, for those that believe in him.
So, it feels very good to believe that we will be forgiven for the sins we were born with and into by believing in Jesus Christ. At the same time, believing in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice is only meaningful if you already believe you are sinner. So, the value of Christianity is in feeling like you are a sinner, an intrinsically bad person, and then also in the feeling that you can be forgiven for being a bad, unworthy person.
Now it comes to my attention that in a particular modern religion sect who believe themselves to be Christians, called Mormons, that the concept of original sin isn’t taught for them and also that their “heavenly father” wishes for them to have freedom of will and to gain knowledge. This obviously has nothing to do with traditional Christianity. It is actually almost synonymous with Illuminism, in *these* brief terms, and if we just replace “heavenly father” with our own higher soul and its higher powers, these terms become perfectly synonymous. Of course there are detailed differences in the pedagogy (i.e. teachings) because the Mormons must have an entirely different reason to believe in Jesus than the traditional Christians do, since they apparently do not subscribe to original sin and hence don’t absolutely require Jesus’ forgiveness.
But what feelings are associated with being an Illuminist? Illuminism is based on mathematics and pure logic and reduces to the concept of the immaterial dimensionless zero, which is identified as our soul. This comes out of rationally identifying, i.e. having figured out, what the basis of reality itself must be made out of, i.e. what the “substance” of reality is.
Well there are no feelings in that statement! To talk about what all of the logical and mathematical corollaries of this rational scientific discovery are takes, at current count, about 55 books, tens of millions of words, and years’ time worth of reading. Talking about Euler’s Equation and how it describes the nature of your soul and the plenum of reality via quantum mechanics and relativity theory, how Godel’s mathematical Incompleteness Theorem defines the existence of free will, the natural fundamental Hegelian Dialectic of the contradiction of something vs. nothing which is the basis of change, & etc., is devoid of feeling for all but perhaps a few thousand people on the entire planet of over 7 billion. For most people, no feelings are found in this as yet, let alone if they could be positive or negative feelings. Illuminists generally don’t think of their feelings because feelings don’t determine logical truths such as 0 = 0 and 1 + 1 = 1 + 1 = 2, & etc., which is what Illuminism is all about.
However, there *are* feelings associated with Illuminism.
Firstly, to make it clear up front, Illuminists are not atheists, but nor do they believe in the Abrahamic God, or Satan. They do believe in the concept of God, but this belief comes out of the pure logical understanding of reality that Illuminism has discovered, and so it is not actually a faith belief without proof like all other religions, but it is a rational knowledge “belief” similar to how someone would say they “believe” that gravity exists; this isn’t a faith belief but a rational knowledge belief (unfortunately the word belief is used too liberally and we have no good alternative as yet).
Illuminism doesn’t have original sin nor does it have any alternative style of intrinsic self-doubt. There is no a-priori (before the fact) reason for a human to be considered or to feel themselves sinful or to feel that they need to seek the approval of a higher spiritual power for their continued or improved existence now or in the after-life. The concept of worshipping another entity, whether it a “god” or another human, or even an animal if that’s the case, is a repulsive feeling to an Illuminist. The concept of worshipping another entity as an inevitable seeking for approval and blessings is a yucky feeling to an Illuminist because it means you are subservient, less-than, conditionally-approved, and in general this would be called a “slave mentality”. The nature of reality that Illuminism has rationally scientifically discovered shows that all souls are intrinsically completely free and intrinsically contain absolute free-will, and so Illuminism aligns itself with that knowledge in its teachings and its feelings.
Of course, absolute free-will means that souls are free to be subservient and to seek the approval of others. However, the Illuminist doesn’t find any value in this – this is not the practise of freedom and free-will that an Illuminist would choose to live and feel by, because if you have intrinsic and absolute free-will that has been mathematically proven, why choose to make yourself un-free by seeking the approval and/or blessings of others (whether it be other people or some idea of a “god” or “spirits”), which therefore makes you a slave to that seeking? This is not a rational way to practise free-will, and so an Illuminist feels absolutely free with no self-doubts about their existence and no need for it to be approved or blessed.
What about the God we said that Illuminism does rationally (not faithfully) “believe in”, i.e. have rational knowledge about? Where does it fit in because shouldn’t we be grateful to it for creating us? That wouldn’t be being a slave, it is just showing appreciation and gratitude isn’t it?
Well this question gets to the heart of the matter. There is no single creator God. What Illuminism has rationally scientifically discovered is that the basis of reality is the soul. The soul, being immaterial and dimensionless, has been mathematically identified with the rational concept of zero. Without writing 55 books right here to logically explain and demonstrate all of the mathematical details and proof of this, the essential element is that all souls are fundamentally equal in nature, and only different in character. All souls have absolute free-will and they all exist for the exact same logical mathematical reason; however, all souls have a different mathematical perspective and vantage-point in existence, the universe, and on planet Earth, and so each soul is unique and has its own character. The fundamental property of a soul, of all souls, which Illuminism has rationally scientifically mathematically discovered, is that they do not require creation – they have always existed, and are immortal. Souls can neither be created nor destroyed, they simply are, have always been, and always will be. Logically, if one soul can exist immortally due to entirely logical and inevitable reasons, than an infinite number of other souls can exist because that reason won’t arbitrarily stop at one soul.
Souls “are”, they are “being”, but because of their mathematically unique perspective and interaction with all other souls, i.e. existence, then the character of each soul is always changing and always developing, uniquely. Some develop fast, some slow, but they all do develop. In Illuminism, this is called “Becoming”, which is usually capitalized due the importance of the logical implication. The logic behind Becoming is called the Hegelian Dialectic.
The Illuminist asks, “What are we becoming”?
What we are becoming is more. Our character is Becoming, that is, developing, more and more. Our soul is immortal and so it keeps on experiencing more and more as time goes on, and so it inevitably Becomes more and more unique with more and more individual knowledge and experience and character.
Since the soul is immortal and indestructible, all of this “Becoming” is synonymous with *learning*, because the soul doesn’t and even can not forget anything that it has ever experienced and gone through. Becoming means Learning, and it never stops. Instead of saying that a soul is Becoming, we can equivalently say that a soul is Learning, if anyone likes that word better – but it means the same thing essentially.
If you simply extrapolate this into the future, the result is that what we all eventually Learn to Become is God. That is, if we’ve learned or become so much and for so long that we know everything that there is to know, and thus that we understand and can control everything that exists, and there remains nothing left unknown or to discover or that we must have control over, then this is the state of being God, and it is the inevitable state that all souls eventually reach because all souls are always becoming and learning.
When the final point is reached where all souls have finally made it to becoming God, the only thing left to do is for them all to Create. When all souls have become God, the period of discovery is over…the period of Learning and Becoming reaches its end. With no discovery left possible for any single soul, then the joy – and some today would call it battle – of discovery, ceases. With that possibility over and at an end, then the only thing left to do is to create something new to discover. This applies to all souls since all souls have at this point have ended the period of discovery because they’ve all become God, and so all souls collectively and simultaneously engage in an act of infinite creation.
The only substance that souls have to create with, is themselves, because souls are the only thing which make up existence! But because all souls have totally become God, then there is nothing left for them to create except the rediscovery of Becoming God once again itself. The collective of God-souls resets Becoming to the starting point, because the only thing that is possible to do is to Become, and so once you can no longer Become because you’ve become all the way and discovered everything to discover, then the only thing to do is to Become, Learn and discover once again.
This act creates universes; this act is what created the Big Bang, in infinite cycles that have always been cycling and always will, and the unity of all souls simultaneously engaging in this process is thermally imprinted on the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation which is the energy signature left over in our space-time universe of the creation event initiated at the Omega Point (end) of the last universe.
And so if we want to thank a Creator or to be grateful to it for our existence, then you have to understand what the Creator is: The Creator is us. The Creator is ourselves and it is all others. No soul is underneath any other soul and no soul needs to thank any other soul for its existence. Each soul is itself the creator.
The ultimate feeling that the Illuminist feels and carries around with themselves in their heart is a very positive happiness about the future. It is a strong idealism that we can, and will inevitably, overcome our problems and discover what we need to know to be our maximum expression. It is a comforting acceptance of their current character and their current situation in Becoming with the knowledge that at ANY time, they are absolutely free to change their character and their situation to make it whatever they want and whatever they desire, if they truly so desire and want it. It is the acceptance that life is Learning, and that all lessons in life will be learned, and more importantly and happily, that all lessons CAN BE learned, and that all learning is beneficial because there is nothing more beneficial than learning how to cope better and better and happier and happier as you Become God. As you learn what you learn you will be able to bring more joy and more happiness and more love and more peace into not just your own but also the lives of other souls.
In practise, being human, negative and unhappy feelings arise for the Illuminatus when they see a society of people who do not wish to learn, who have no interest in knowledge of themselves or of anything else important such as the basis of reality that they could learn the truth, when certain souls are drastically privileged over other souls due to non-spiritual worldly wealth like money instead of souls being privileged for their true intrinsic merit and value to other souls due to their intelligence and ability to spiritually help other souls become more, and especially, when souls enslave themselves to self-limiting ideas of their own worth, value, freedom, ability and blessings, that they seek merely to be told of or approved of from others instead.
Ultimately, the feelings and value of being an Illuminist is love and compassion, most of all for yourself, and also most of all for all other souls, especially the ones who are still struggling. But this only works for the Illuminatus because they have a severe, coldly logical, understanding of the rational scientific mathematical nature of existence, of what we are, and what we’re Becoming.
The ultimate unhappy enemy of Illuminism is ignorance of this truth.
Their ultimate joy is having learned it.