For nearly as long as there have been human societies, there have been secret societies. And while some are devoted to the performance of good deeds and service, others have taken a decidedly more sinister bent. The one thing they all share is that none want outsiders knowing what goes on in their inner sanctums. Well, that’s too bad, because this book blows the whistle on more than 150 of the world’s most exclusive secret societies. And you won’t have to know the special handshake or stealthily tap out a series of coded knocks to get in the door, either. Instead, author Michael Benson kicks those locked doors right down, exposing underground groups from the illuminati to the Chinese Triads to the New World Order.
In Inside Secret Societies, you’ll get inside information on:
The Freemasons, long considered the most mysterious of the major societies
What really happens when the world’s business elite meet for their annual ultra secret meeting at California’s infamous Bohemian Grove
The Lion’s Club, using secrecy in the name of public service
Why Yale University’s Skull & Bones is anything but a typical college fraternity
The real purpose of the Committee of 300, and their stunning links to the New World Order
How India’s oldest criminal society, the Thugees, drew a deadly connection between religion and murder
The mysterious history of the Knights Templar and their arch-nemeses, the Assassins
And many more sizzling secrets
If you like The Da Vinci Code, you’ll love the stranger than fiction truths of Inside Secret Societies. But beware of learning too much, you never know who may be watching.
Authored by Michael Benson and published by Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Group of New York in 2005. Soft cover bound this First Edition copy is in Very Good condition, covered in plastic, with an illustrated cover. The size of the book is 230x153x18p757mm, ISBN 9780806526645. 262pp incl Index. Encyclopaedic Treatment. Pages yellowing, some underlining in pencil.