Secret Societies: Inside the Freemasons, the Yakuza, Skull and Bones, and the World's Most Notorious Secret Organizations

Secret Societies: Inside the Freemasons, the Yakuza, Skull and Bones, and the World's Most Notorious Secret Organizations


They generate worry, suspicion, and—above all—fascination. mystery societies thrive between us, but they continue to be shrouded in secret. Their secrecy indicates, to many, sacrilege or crime, and their loyalties are usually accused of undermining governments and tipping the scales of justice. The Freemasons, for instance, carry extra seats of energy within the U.S. govt than the other association. No fewer than 16 presidents have declared their Masonic association, and there could have been extra. mystery societies have infiltrated popular culture to boot. superstar participants of Kabbalah comprise Madonna, Demi Moore, and Elizabeth Taylor, between others.

From the Mafia and the Yakuza to the Priory of Sion, cranium and Bones and the Templars, Reynolds deals an illuminating and wonderful exploration of the stories—confirmed and fabricated—that encompass those societies, in addition to offers distinct details on their origins, initiations, rituals, and mystery symptoms. Dispelling myths and delivering gripping revelations—such as a right away historic hyperlink among the Assassins of the center a while and today’s Al Qaeda—Secret Societies offers us a sensible, magnificent examine the simplest identified and infrequently least understood covert organizations.

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