"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell "The God Factory" by Mike Hockney is the first of three books setting out the basis of Illumination, the religion of the Ancient Order of the Illuminati. The other two forthcoming titles are - "The God Game: How to Create the Universe" and "The Illuminated Soul". Illumination formally began with the ancient Greek mystic and mathematician Pythagoras and is the world's only "Logos" religion i.e. a rational religion founded on mathematics, science and philosophy. It has no connection with "Mythos" religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam which are based on faith, superstition, irrationality, stories, parables, myths, legends and "divine revelations". These religions are false in every possible way. Illumination is the only true religion. It's the Grand Unified Theory of Everything, linking science, religion, psychology, philosophy and even the paranormal. It does so via the sole medium of truth and absolute knowledge: mathematics, which Pythagoras enigmatically declared to be the arche, the fundamental substance of existence. Ontology and epistemology are finally united in the doctrine of "living mathematics". Mathematics is not a reflection or model of reality. Mathematics IS reality. This book provides the ultimate answers to the nature of existence. Whereas science is based on "mathematical materialism", Illumination uses Leibnizian "mathematical idealism". These are the only two possible accounts of reality. All other systems are bogus, worthless and pernicious. In order to follow the one, true religion, you must have an IQ well above average. No Jew, Christian or Muslim could ever hope to comprehend Illumination. Quite simply, the truth is not for everyone. The truth is a function of reason, not faith and superstition. All atheists, agnostics, skeptics and cynics will find a spiritual home within Illumination. They are most welcome. "Believers" are not. This is not a book for the faint-hearted. It is intellectually daunting and makes enormous demands of the reader. It addresses the core questions of existence and provides the only possible solutions. Illumination is the final answer to the ultimate questions. This is the book the world has always been waiting for. Apart from setting out the principles of Illumination, it critically examines Theosophy, Madame Blavatsky, Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the Noosphere, the Omega Point, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Kant, Neoplatonism, Henri Bergson, and Elan Vital. It discusses the ideas of such great Illuminists as Pythagoras, Leibniz, Hegel, Nicholas of Cusa, Giordano Bruno, Jakob Boehme and Paracelsus. The Pythagorean Illuminati are the sworn enemies of Abrahamism (the deranged belief system that God would order fathers to kill their children), privileged elites and the infantile legions of conspiracy theorists. Do not read our books if you are a stupid, cheap and petty person, or if you would be prepared to murder your child if "God" ordered it. Only seekers of true enlightenment will profit from reading our work. The three non-fiction books we have mentioned will form the technical background for the coded work of fiction called "The Soul Camera" by Mike Hockney, due at the end of 2012.