Further Knowledge

Here are some suggested books and films about this topic. Not all of them are easy to obtain, but we've tried to link places to find them.


This definitive study chronicles the rise and fall of the Order of the Illuminati, a mysterious Enlightenment-era guild surrounded by myth. Describing this enigmatic community in meticulous detail, more than 1,000 endnotes are included, citing scholars, professors, and academics.

The Secret School of Wisdom

A ground-breaking text marking the first time that a comprehensive ritual book for the society has been reassembled - every degree, its instruction and associated texts, has been included and assembled in chronological order of progression.

Philo's Reply

If you are interested in the serious study of the notorious Bavarian Illuminati, Adolph Freiherr Knigge's "Philo's Reply to Questions Concerning His Association with the Illuminati" is a must-read. This book is the first full-length translation of any work by a major player of this secret and once very powerful brotherhood.

On Materialism and Idealism

On Materialism and Idealism was first published by Adam Weishaupt in 1786, and has long been considered to be one of his philosophical works. After the publication of the Secret School of Wisdom, the Authentic Ritual and Doctrines of the Illuminati, it has been discovered, to in fact be the completion of the Docetist degree of the Illuminati.

Fire in the Minds of Men

This book traces the origins of a faith--perhaps the faith of the century. Modern revolutionaries are believers, no less committed and intense than were Christians or Muslims of an earlier era. What is new is the belief that a perfect secular order will emerge from forcible overthrow of traditional authority.