It's one thing to simply become illuminated to the "secrets of the ages" and another to use those secrets for a self serving benifit.
I believe we are talking about forgiving those who missuse the information they find, right? It's not really a bad thing to be illuminated. . . It's all about what you do with it once you've found it.
Maybe the term "illuminiti" carries an us vs them connotation with it. If so, it's truly not forgiving someone for missusing a tool, it's forgiving what they did while missusing it.
Most guys have used a wrench as a hammer at least once n there lives. Now using a wrench as a hammer on someones finger. . . That takes some serious forgiveness.
Gnothi Seauton (know thyself)