Talk:Alumbrados

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"What we know about the alumbrados (the illuminated ones), whether male or female, can be stated succinctly for the period 1500— 35. They were commonly of converso ancestry. Their first practitioners emerged about 1512 from the context of the reformed Franciscan order, but spurned the physical manifestations of divine ecstasy— the trembling limbs, fainting spells, and oral exclamations— that were the rage in many Franciscan houses. •• All alumbrados disowned the external rituals of Catholicism, from meditation on Jesus’ crucifixion to physical gestures in church; they also demonstrated a certain anticlericalism, because they rejected priestly intermediaries between God and human beings. They stressed instead a spiritual, interiorized relationship with the divine, which ensued from dejamiento (abandonment) to the love of God and to the direction of the Holy Spirit. In practical terms, their abandonment meant that they identified internal impulses with holy cues, and reacted accordingly. If their spirit prompted them to act, they had to obey, even if the result went against the Ten Commandments and Church tradition; on the other hand, if that stimulus were absent, then they could not be moved, even toward good works."

Homza, Lu Ann. Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance. Baltimore, MD, USA: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. p 7. L Hamm 03:00, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Any connection with the Bavarian Illuminati? Or was the choice of name just a matter of zeitgeist? --87.162.51.217 (talk) 02:50, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

No, no connection at all, AFAIK. The Alumbrados were not even an organized group. --jofframes (talk) 23:31, 5 January 2009 (UTC)