Inside the Freemasons, the Yakuza, Skull and Bones, and the World's Most Notorious Secret Organizations
By (author) John Lawrence Reynolds
Format: Paperback / softback
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Secret Societies by John Lawrence Reynolds
They generate fear, suspicion, and above all fascination. Secret societies thrive among us, yet they remain shrouded in mystery. Their secrecy suggests, to many, sacrilege or crime, and their loyalties are often accused of undermining governments and tipping the scales of justice. The Freemasons, for example, hold more seats of power in the U.S. government than any other organization. No fewer than sixteen presidents have declared their Masonic affiliation, and there may have been more. Secret societies have infiltrated pop culture as well. Celebrity members of Kabbalah include Madonna, Demi Moore, and Elizabeth Taylor, among others. From the Mafia and the Yakuza to the Priory of Sion, Skull and Bones and the Templars, Reynolds offers an illuminating and entertaining exploration of the stories confirmed and fabricated that surround these societies, as well as provides detailed information on their origins, initiations, rituals, and secret signs. Dispelling myths and providing gripping revelations such as a direct historical link between the Assassins of the Middle Ages and today s Al Qaeda Secret Societies gives us a smart, surprising look at the best known and often least understood covert organizations.
A page-turner, with more twists and turns than The Da Vinci Code. Find a safe corner where no one can look over your shoulder, and dive into this compulsively readable expos . --Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Awards-winning author of MindscanISBN: 9781611450422
Classification: Freemasonry & secret societies
Format: Paperback / softback (230mm x 154mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Arcade Publishing
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Country of Publication: United States
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