When I bought the Tarot Illuminati, I assumed two things: 1. It was about the Illuminati (or, at the very least, secret symbolism through the ages) 2. It was designed under the guidance of the author, Kim Huggens.
Unfortunately, I was wrong on both counts. Not only is this deck not about secret societies or symbols, but also it was created before the author came on board for the project. (I found this out via the companion booklet, which states that the “panicked” illustrator needed an author to pen the text in a matter of weeks, so took to Facebook to put out a call to writers).
Although author Kim Huggens attempts to perpetuate the aura of “secret symbols” by saying the full-length companion book (Tarot Illuminati Revealed, available separately and only digitally) illuminates the multiple symbols imbedded in each card, the sample chapter on the High Priestess—included at the end of the companion book—reveals merely the usual Rider-Waite-Smith motifs (moon, pillars, scroll, etc.).