The Order of the Illuminati was a secret society whose name means "Enlightened Ones". That said, the original Illuminati were not the best of friends with the establishment. They looked beyond what they were told, because they could tell that there was more beyond. So why would anyone believe that the Illuminati, if they exist today, are the very establishment that they have so vigorously challenged?

True enlightenment is not about who you know or what you have in your bank account. Social circles and wealth do not define spirituality, but that doesn't mean those that are rich and famous do not have a humble soul or a worthy spirit. Celebrities that display symbols with their hands or by way of flashy jewelry are not stars by spiritual definition, but instead shining performers who market their mystique to appeal and sell their image to those that are fascinated with controversy rather than truth.

True enlightenment involves discovery through greater wisdom, not what you are told to believe. Those that are part of the system as well as those that foolishly believe they have mastered the system because of their material success are both, in reality, programmed by dark restrictions and are therefore not enlightened. They often stay trapped and seldom realize that they are trapped. Only those who can "see" beyond the mainstream muck, know the real meaning of life, and live as best as they can, in physical, emotional, and spiritual health, are truly free.

There are so many lost and misguided souls. But there is hope. Our spirits are intended to love and to help others. Greed and corruption do not produce power, but instead force a spirit even further below the depths of those that are unknowingly bound. Enlightenment is empowerment. Power comes from love, peace, and wisdom. Wisdom brings truth. Knowledge is power. And spiritual empowerment brings true enlightenment.

Magic and enlightenment are very much related, as long as one's spirit walks in the journey of light. With enlightenment comes the gift, the innate spiritual ability, to make magic happen in your life. Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, magic is in the eye of the believer, as we all have the power to make magic happen in our lives, to envision, wish for, and create happiness, peace, and love for our self as well as those we love and care about.

There are many people who have or believe they have a higher ability to perform magic for others. Truth be told, we all have the gift and once it is recognized and developed, to its greatest extent, we do not need candles, crystal balls, or any other materials to make use of our gift. We just need our belief and our mind. With a splash of love. Even if it is simply the love we have for our self. With these powerful ingredients, we can do anything. With them, we can find true enlightenment. And belief is only the beginning...

Author's Bio: 

GODDESSY, a portmanteau of "goddess" and "odyssey", was founded in October 1999 by Playboy Centerfold, spokesmodel and author Stephanie Adams, who originally wrote under the pen name "Sorceress". Adams is currently the author of two dozen metaphysical books, astrology calendars and tarot cards, in addition to having been the astrologist and contributing editor for 10 publications as well as a renowned psychic and tarot card reader. Adams is a Leo, born July 24, 1970, raised in New York City, and is an interracial mix of Black, White and American Indian. According to her Playboy pictorial, Adams is the direct descendant of two U.S. presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, later discovering that her lineage also traces back to the House of Plantagenet, Charlemagne, and Merovingian Dynasty. Adams has been featured in and on numerous magazine covers as well as various newspapers such as New York Post, Daily News, Newsday, etc. as well as TV channels 2 (CBS), 4 (NBC), 5 (FOX), 7 (ABC), 9 (WOR) 11 (WPIX), NY 1 News, CNN, etc. and other media such as Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show With David Letterman, Playboy TV, etc. Aside from her active modeling and writing career, Adams decided to dedicate most of her time investing in Fortune 500 companies, enabling her to become a self-made millionaire before the age of 30. Now Adams has decided to dedicate most of her time towards philanthropy, and developing as much of a private life as she can possibly have. Complete book, press information and photos can be found by visiting www.StephanieAdams.com and www.GODDESSY.com.