Snagged from Dr. Richard Kaczynski’s FB:
“’Das Wort!’ is the German-language journal of Theodor Reuss and Leopold Engel’s revival of the Bavarian Illuminati.
“O.T.O. co-founder Reuss had a long-standing interest in the Illuminati, reportedly reviving the order in Munich in 1880 before rebooting it again around 1895 (1894?) with Engel, a like-minded seeker who in 1896 served as treasurer of the German branch of the Theosophical Society in Europe, with Reuss as vice-president and Franz Hartmann as president. Although Reuss and Engel parted ways in June 1902, Reuss remained fascinated with Weishaupt’s group, subsequently incorporating some of its grade names into the O.T.O. degrees of Minerval (0°) and Epopt/Perfect Pontiff of the Illuminati (VIII°).
“While many of this volume’s articles are anonymous, none are signed by Reuss. Reuss however maintained authority in the Illuminati, and between 1901 and 1902 he granted William Wynn Westcott honorary membership and authority in the UK, and sent him copies of its constitution, regulations, and rituals.
“Despite having a journal and other publications, this Illuminati revival remains an under-studied, but important, linkage in the history of Western esoteric groups in the ‘long nineteenth century.’”