The Basis of Illuminism is the first in a series called Illuminism Journals belonging to the Church of Illuminism. This volume states the situation of humanity at the present time and why we feel we cannot do anything about it. We have moved away from knowledge thus taking away our power and making us feel helpless. There is a solution and it is apotheosis...but how do we get there? Will this really help? Yes this will really help us and enable us to build a better world for us and our children. The process of achieving this is what the Church of Illuminism has been built to teach.