The term means FRATER Lucis BROTHER OF LIGHT and Frates Lucis means LIGHT Brothers or Brotherhood of Light.
ILLUMINATTI means “ILLUMINATED ".
Nothing is "superior" words “Fratres Lucis” or “Illuminati”, as nothing is more than words “Rose Cross” or “Masonry”. This means that any of these paths, leads to the same end, Different forms and methods.
However, over time there have been many orders fraternity and using these words interchangeably, with different meanings.
What we mean by this?
Each Order or Fraternity give your answer. Precisely because each has a method with a different way of working and must be respected. Sejas Martinista, Thelema, Masonry, Nao Illuminati, Rose Cross or name you want, use. Each has a method whose aim is to reach the same end.
But they can only be true in the sense that it really is an emanation of the invisible church that tells us our Master Eckarthausen.
Karl Von Eckartshausen (1752 – 1803) wrote in his first letter “The Cloud on the Sanctuary”:
“The highest aim of religion is the most intimate union of man with God, and this union down here is already possible, But it is not more than the opening of our inner, spiritual sensorium that opens our hearts to make it capable of receiving God ".
“These are great mysteries that philosophy even suspicion and whose key can not be found among the wise school ".
“However, a school has always been higher, which was entrusted the deposit of all science, and this school was the interior is bright COMMUNITY OF LADIES, the SOCIETY OF ELECTED that spread without interruption since the first day of creation until the present time ".
“It is certain that its members are dispersed throughout the world, but have always been united by a spirit and truth and never had more than a knowledge, a source of truth, one Lord, A Doctor and a master. A doctor and a master, in which lies substantially universal fullness of God and that He only began in the high mysteries of nature and the spiritual world ".
“This COMMUNITY OF LIGHT was called at all times to INVISIBLE CHURCH AND INTERIOR, or OLDEST COMMUNITY…”.