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Third-Way Esotericism and Noopolitics: Beyond the “White Brotherhood” and the “Black Brotherhood.”

The Scholarly and Political Order of the Ur-Illuminati (SPOUI) is not just another Order that one can add to their previous ones; it is the end of esotericism and noopolitics. The SPOUI is an original, independent, and exclusive fraternity, whose philosophy, political ideology, strategy, and structure are delineated by Dr. Nicolas Laos in his book entitled:


published in 2019 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (England);
ISBN (10): 1-5275-3354-9 and
ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-3354-7

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Dr. Nicolas Laos’s book The Meaning of Being Illuminati articulates a new research program, called “Ur-Illuminism,” which consists in an integrated and systematic study of humanity’s quest for “illumination,” namely, for the highest and noblest possible mode of being. Thus, it takes on the challenge of revising widely accepted ways of understanding and interpreting the ontological underpinnings of civilization and the ontological potential of humanity. It allows the reader to delve into a creative “rediscovery” of Platonism, medieval Christian mystics’ and scholars’ writings, and various “illuminist” systems, from the Orphic mystical cult to the European Enlightenment and thence to the eighteenth-century Illuminati fraternities and beyond. Moreover, the book studies major issues in the history of philosophy, politology, and esoteric systems (such as Hermeticism, the Kabbalah, alchemy, the Rosicrucian movement, Freemasonry, and the Bavarian Illuminati). It maintains that a postmodern “rediscovery” of premodern metaphysics, specifically, a postmodern esoteric theocracy (as distinct from old sacerdotalism and religious formalism), is the best bulwark against oppression and the ontological degradation of humanity, as well as the best path to the attainment of that wisdom and spiritual self-knowledge which constitute the existential integration and completion of the human being. In this context, it proposes a peculiar and intellectually fecund synthesis between Tory Anarchism, Libertarianism, Platonism, and Byzantine Hesychasm, as they are elucidated in this book.

List of Illustrations
A. From Information to Illumination
B.Cosmic Complexity and the Exceptionality of the Human Being
C. In the Realm of Esoteric Societies
D. My Ur-Illuminati Project

Preface by a Grand Master
Giuliano Di Bernardo


Ur Illuminati

Ur Masonic Lodges


Nicolas Laos
Grand Lodge

Memphis Misraim
White Brotherhood
Black Brotherhood
World Order
Global Politics
Tory Anarchism
New World Order
Μεγάλη Συντεχνία
Μεγάλη Στοά
Λευκή Αδελφότητα
Μαύρη Αδελφότητα


Chapter One
Introduction to Esotericism
1.1 The Origins and the Meaning of “Esotericism”
1.2 The Noachites and the Esoteric Cardinal Points
1.3 Japheth’s Descendants: Ancient Greeks and the Quest for Knowledge
1.4 Ham’s Descendants and the Arabo-Islamic Civilization
1.5 The Essence of European Esotericism and the “Japhethite Ecumene”
1.5.1 The Punic Wars
1.5.2 The Communication between the Celts and the Greeks
1.5.3 The Communication between the Romans and the Greeks
1.5.4 The Communication between the Hebrews and the Greeks
1.5.5 The Orientalization of Greece and the Hellenization of the East
1.6 The Reason-Principle (“Logos”)
1.7 The Christianization of the Ecumene: A Theme in Need of a Focus
1.7.1 Greek Philosophy and Christian Trinitarian Theology
1.7.2 From Greek Philosophy to the Anthropology of the Greek Church Fathers
1.7.3 Maximus the Confessor, the Greek Humanistic Legacy,
and the Spirit of Asia

Chapter Two
Seeking the Mystical Path of Illumination
2.1 The Term “Illuminati”
2.2 Hesychasts: The Byzantine Illuminati
2.2.1 The Hesychastic Controversy
2.2.2 The Vision and Knowledge of God as Uncreated Light
2.2.3 The Mind–Body Problem According to Gregory Palamas
2.2.4 Hesychastic Psychotherapy
2.2.5 Illumination versus Academic Philosophy and Science
2.2.6 Hesychastic Mysticism and Eschatology
2.3 Alchemy: Transmutation as Illumination
2.4 The Kabbalah and the Tarot: Mapping the Conscious, the Unconscious, and the Itinerary of the Human Spirit towards Illumination
2.5 Hermeticism and the Concept of Celestial Ascension
2.6 The Rosicrucian Enlightenment
2.7 Freemasonry
2.7.1 The Formation of English Symbolic Masonry
2.7.2 The Formation of the Order of the Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem
2.7.3 Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
2.7.4 Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis–Misraim
2.7.5 From the Mosaic Pavement to the Geopolitical Chessboard

Chapter Three
The Illuminati’s World Vision
3.1 The Transition from Traditional Metaphysics to Modernity
3.1.1 The Ethos of Traditional Metaphysics and Its Enemies
3.1.2 Kantianism
3.1.3 Hegelianism
3.1.4 The Fallacy of Neo-Kantianism
3.1.5 The Heideggerian Fallacy: From Existential Despair to Totalitarianism
3.2 The Rediscovery of Traditional Metaphysics
3.3 The Bavarian Illuminati and the Ur-Illuminati
3.4 Personalistic Order
3.5 The Greco-Roman Imperial Ethos versus the Carolingian Feudalistic Order: A New Strategic Vision beyond the “White Brotherhood” and the “Black Brotherhood”
3.6 A World of Possibilities

Appendix: A Chronicle of Modern European Politics


You may buy Dr. Nicolas Laos’s book The Meaning of Being Illuminati from: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, or any other electronic or physical bookstore around the world by ordering this book using its ISBN number (ISBN (10): 1-5275-3354-9 or ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-3354-7).

Dr. Nicolas Laos (born in Athens, Greece, in 1974) is a philosopher, religious visionary, mathematician, noopolitics expert, Freemason (regularly installed Grand Hierophant–97ο of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis–Misraim), and the Founder and World Grand Master of the Scholarly and Political Order of the Ur-Illuminati (SPOUI). Apart from being the Grand Master of the SPOUI, Dr. Nicolas Laos is the Facilitator of an international network of Lodges of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis–Misraim that operate as Masonic nurseries of the SPOUI. He is an internationally published author in the fields of philosophy (ontology, epistemology, mathematical logic, foundations of mathematics, ethics, philosophical psychology, philosophy of mind, philosophical theology) and politics (political theory, noopolitics, political economy, world affairs).

The study of Dr. Nicolas Laos’s book The Meaning of Being Illuminati is an indispensable prerequisite to understanding the SPOUI and, in general, the research program of “Ur-Illuminism.”

“I am proud to be the founder of the Ur-Illuminati because the Ur-Illuminati are knowledge-seekers and scholars who not only see with two eyes but also seek and depend on uncreated sources of knowledge. We are Two-Eyed Illuminati! By contrast, other Illuminati organizations and, in general, other esotericists and other scholars see with only one eye, and ignore uncreated sources of knowledge. The left eye symbolizes rational, scientific knowledge and, in general, knowledge that is derived from external created sources (outer sight), whereas the right eye symbolizes esoteric knowledge, specifically, knowledge that is derived from spiritual intuition (inner sight). Therefore, symbolically speaking, if one is blind in the left eye, then one can easily fall victim to superstitions, prejudices, illusions, and any kind of irrationality, and, if one is blind in the right eye, then one can easily fall victim to selfish passions, moral barbarism, and psychological chaos. Thus, continuing to speak symbolically, I maintain that the visual acuity of the left eye can be improved through intellectual development, whereas the visual acuity of the right eye can be improved through moral development and psychic cleansing. However, above and beyond both outer sight (created exoteric knowledge) and inner sight (created esoteric knowledge), there are uncreated sources of knowledge, covered by the term divine illumination  (uncreated esoteric knowledge), which is reserved for those who are ‘pure in heart’ (Matthew 5:8).”  –Dr. Nicolas Laos, Grand Master of the Scholarly and Political Order of the Ur-Illuminati (SPOUI).

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