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Secret societies

Author: Nick Harding
Publisher: Edison, N.J. : Chartwell Books, Inc., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines these societies and why common and influential people alike are drawn to their ceremonies, rites, secrecy, and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Harding
ISBN: 0785821708 9780785821700
OCLC Number: 78244509
Description: 160 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The Assassins --
The Bilderberg group --
The Bohemian Grove --
The Castrators of Russia --
The Cathars --
The Charcoal burners --
The Cult of Abramelin --
The Cult of the Black Mother --
The Cult of Mithra --
The Decided Ones of Jupiter the Thunderer --
The Freemasons --
The Garduna --
The Gnostics --
The Golden Dawn --
The Hell Fire Club --
The High Priesthood of Thebes --
The Himalayan Masters --
The Holy Vehm --
The Illuminati --
The John Birch Society --
The Knights of Malta --
The Knights of St Columba --
The Knights Templar --
The Ku Klux Klan --
The Mafia --
The Society of Merchant Venturers --
The Odd Fellows --
Opus Dei --
The Order of the Peacock Angel --
The Ordines --
P2 --
The Prieuré de Sion --
The Rosicrucians --
The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes --
The Shriners --
The Skull and Bones --
The Sufis --
The Thugee --
The Triads --
Other secret societies.
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Abstract:

Examines these societies and why common and influential people alike are drawn to their ceremonies, rites, secrecy, and more.

"Secret societies in one form or another have existed throughout the history of human culture. But what is their appeal? What is it that makes so-called respectable people indulge in peculiar ceremonies, dressed in fanciful costumes uttering bloodcurdling oaths of loyalty with the threat of death hanging over them should they reveal the inner workings of the cult? Nick Harding investigates these societies and their vagaries in a full and frank examination."--Back cover.

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