Illuminati, which means "enlightened ones", refers to numerous organizations that are purported to belong to various secret societies around the world. They conspire to control world affairs by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations in order to gain political power and influence, which is part of their mission to establish a New World Order.
Would you try another book from Philip Gardiner and/or Philip Gardiner?
You can't even hear the Naive New Age Rhetoric this guy is spewing forth in inaudible dribbles under the eerie New Age music. He drags it out so slowly, what little he has to say, that it is sheer torture.
Has Conspiracy Chronicles turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, there are some really important Conspiracy books in existence. This is not one of them.