The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History: The Ultimate A-Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom
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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History: The Ultimate A-Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom

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by John Michael Greer
     
 

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Discover 10,000 years of the shadowy side of our world in this treasure trove of alternative history. The Encyclopedia of Secret Societies features detailed information about secret societies from Freemasons to the Bavarian Illuminati, lost civilizations from the Mayan culture to Atlantis, and key figures from Da Vinci to Hitler. Complete with intriguing

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Discover 10,000 years of the shadowy side of our world in this treasure trove of alternative history. The Encyclopedia of Secret Societies features detailed information about secret societies from Freemasons to the Bavarian Illuminati, lost civilizations from the Mayan culture to Atlantis, and key figures from Da Vinci to Hitler. Complete with intriguing insights about unsolved historical mysteries like the location of the Holy Grail and the fate of the Knights Templar, plus conspiracy theories, ancient wisdom, and forgotten sciences, it’s everything you need to dig deeper into the hidden histories of our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435110885
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Element Encyclopedia Series
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

John Michael Greer has published numerous books about occult traditions and the unexplained.  As well as researching the immense scholarly literature on occult traditions and secret societies. Greer is a practicing occultist.  Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) and 32nd degree Freemason.  His recent works include Monsters: An Investigator’s Guide to Magical Beings and The New Encyclopedia of the Occult.

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Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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the book was not what I was expecting. It had more info than I would have thought.
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BeachReaderMom23 More than 1 year ago
My teenage son absolutely LOVED this book, and the entire series for that matter! Its too bad they are so dificlt to find. They are well written, very informative, and easy to follow setup. definately recomment!The creatures book is his favorite!!
Mythicdreamer More than 1 year ago
While the name is intriguing, just keep in mind this is an encyclopedia. This book is more about fact rather than fiction. While it is very well researched, it is a little disappointing that it does not contain references to current topics of secret societies or more information on popular myths, such as the Illuminati. Overall though, it's a great book to reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It wasn't written from the stand-point of a conspiracy theorist. Instead, it stuck to the facts. When something was speculative for any reason, it tells you that it is. Since it is in an encyclopedia form, it is easy to look up little detailed items. It is also very thorough. I bought this item because I wanted to create a secret society for a work of fiction. This was a great help, because I now have a better understanding of a number of key elements in secret societies (from alters and symbolism to the hiarchy of the societies themselves). Also, I can easily find any one element I want to return to refresh my memory.
Sparrow20 More than 1 year ago
This book really gets into the core and specific details of each society. A must for historians and students of the paranormal and history. Many questions get answer by this reference book. An A plus for this book.
AuroraEH More than 1 year ago
Extrodinarily well written by an Arch Druid. Worth the investment. Manager Brian recommended The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signgs and Symbols, which was a good match.

These are republished from orginal larger Hard Back Versions that I had though lost before completed set.

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