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illuminism (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. A psychotic state of exaltation in which one has delusions and hallucinations of communion with supernatural or exalted beings: The patient Elke was described as being in a state of exalted illuminism when she claimed that she could heal the sick.
2. A system of belief in which the adherents assume that they have received special knowledge: The monks at the monastery adhered to a set of illuminisms which they felt provided them with exceptional spiritual experiences.
This entry is located in the following units: -ism, -ismus (page 29) lumen-, lumin-, lum- (page 2)