Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons and the Great Pyramids

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Set aside your preconceptions of the world, of what you've read in your history textbooks, and what you see and hear from the mainstream media. Jim Marrs, award-winning journalist and author of Alien Agenda and the New York Times bestseller Crossfire, is about to change your perspective, as he unmasks the hidden masters of history and religion.

In Rule by Secrecy Marrs painstakingly examines the world's most closely guarded secrets, tracing the history of secret societies and ...

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Overview

Set aside your preconceptions of the world, of what you've read in your history textbooks, and what you see and hear from the mainstream media. Jim Marrs, award-winning journalist and author of Alien Agenda and the New York Times bestseller Crossfire, is about to change your perspective, as he unmasks the hidden masters of history and religion.

In Rule by Secrecy Marrs painstakingly examines the world's most closely guarded secrets, tracing the history of secret societies and the power they have wielded, from the ancient mysteries to modern-day conspiracy theories. Searching for truth, he uncovers disturbing evidence that the real movers and shakers of the world collude to start and stop wars, manipulate stock markets and interest rates, maintain class distinctions, and even censor the six o'clock news. And they do this under the auspices of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, the CIA, and even the Vatican. According to Marrs, the power of these groups extends as far back as humankind's prehistory. Drawing on historical evidence and his own impeccable research, IMarrs clearly traces the mysteries that connect these modern-day secret societies to the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the Knights Templar, and Egypt's Great Pyramids. The result is a masterful synthesis of historical information, much of it long hidden from the public, that sheds light on the people and organizations that rule our lives.

Disturbing, thought-provoking, and utterly compelling, Rule by Secrecy offers a provocative worldview that may explain who are we, where we came from, and where are we going.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060193683
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Marrs is a celebrated journalist andthe author of The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy. He lives in Texas.

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Be forewarned.

If you are perfectly comfortable and satisfied with your own particular view of humankind, religion, history, and the world, read no further.

If you truly believe that humanity has almost reached the peak of its scientific and spiritual fulfillment and that the corporate-owned mass media is keeping you well enough informed, stop here.

But if you are one of those millions who look at the daily news, scratch your head in wonder, and ask, "What in the world is going on?," or if you entertain questions of who we are, where we came from, and where we're all going, you are in for a joy ride.

This book deals with the secrets of government, hidden history, and clandestine religion; the secrets of wealth, power, and control; the secrets rarely recorded in the history books and never mentioned in the mass media. This material may be disturbing and unsettling to some. But no one has ever gained wisdom by studying material that only reinforced their own predetermined ideas.

Addressed here will be issues many would have us believe occupy only the fringe of knowledge. But how often have fringe issues suddenly become areas of major concern? Older readers might recall that irritating but seemingly inconsequential German radical who gained power in Europe in the 1930s. Then there was that small conflict halfway around the world in an obscure place called Vietnam. Or we might remember that little-noticed burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in 1972.

The book also deals with conspiracy, an activity long decried by the major media despite the fact that the American judicial system regularly convicts people for criminalconspiracy.

Do secret societies truly exist? Is there really a secret government? Is there a worldwide conspiracy bent on the subversion of freedom and democracy? Or is such talk just the irrational ramblings of "conspiracy theorists"?The answer all depends to whom you choose to listen. And too many people writing about conspiracy'on both sides of the question'have their own particular agenda. It is time we step back and take the broader view of our world and its history.

As the new millennium begins, the American public is becoming more aware of one not-so-secret conspiracy: that for half the year they work for the government. About the first six months of any given year is spent making money which disappears into taxes before the worker even gets his or her check. Withholding this invisible tax money has, over the years, caused most citizens to forget just how much tax burden they really carry. And this is not to even mention the daily sales, state, city, and other taxes which openly burden us. The simple British tax on tea said to have precipitated the American Revolution was a pittance by comparison.Despite assurances of a healthy economy by the skewed statistics of the mass media and politicians, polls indicate the public feel an increasing uneasiness about the direction of our national life.

This may be why more and more thoughtful people are taking a serious look at conspiracies and the secret groups that spawn them. The Internet is filled with Web sites and chat rooms where conspiracy is the watchword. More and more books and periodicals are being published filled with conspiracies ranging from the secrets of the Crusaders to the JFK assassination.

Yet despite the length and breadth of the Information Highway, the average American remains woefully ignorant. That is not to imply they are stupid or mentally challenged. They have simply not been exposed to the information now available. Many thoughtful, educated people in a variety of fields'physicians, lawyers, computer experts, stock brokers, accountants, bankers, merchants, scientists, teachers, etc.'are totally in the dark about a wide variety of issues and the connections between them concerning who truly rules the United States.Primary causes for such ignorance are the lack of time to educate ourselves and our reliance on a corporate-owned mass media which does not present the information in all its broadest implications. As A. J. Liebling once said, freedom of the press is for those who own the presses . . . or the radio and TV stations.So how does one know what is true and what is not? What is important and what is trivial? Who is really in charge? Are there ongoing conspiracies that affect us all? Are there plots that can be traced back through mankind's history? What are they and what is their purpose?

This book deals with these questions. But before there can be answers, the issue of conspiracy must be addressed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2006

    Alot of research went into this one

    I really enjoyed Mr. Marrs' title. If you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes, look no further. The author really goes into detail about things of this world, that are often overlooked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2002

    Finally someone has what it takes to expose the secret Truths!

    The book is risky writing for a society that has become too comfortable with the status quo. Now that the financial security of America has been shattered,perhaps we will now wake up and see who is really behind the Fall of America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2001

    A MUST READ!!!

    I say throw out every other history/religious book you got in your house and put this book on place of that one. This is the book which backs up the conspiracy theories with proofs. Although there are some logical fallacies, a lot of stuff has substantial evidence backing it. Even if 5 percent of what it says in here is true, we may be in for a surprise. Do Not disregard this book, this may be the most important book of you life. Hail the author, for risking his life to write this. A lot of people have died to expose a lot of secrets for the sake of the people, NOW YOU PEOPLE should not lay their work waste ,READ THIS BOOK, Pass it to everybody, put it into your school. IT will set you free....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2000

    You will never view the world around in the same light

    A most thought provoking view of how world society evolve by influences so powerful that they are beyond everyday conception. One could easily be caught up in the views presented by Mr. Marrs. The book is definitely worth the thought provocations. If the world around is as Mr. Marrs suggests, then life and its values are not as we have all been taught or as they seem. Imaging that the only source of fuel additive for engines of war came from the 'enemy' or that the enemy was the largest consumer of your product. How does that happen? Try to imagine how Hitler was able to take Germany from a bankrupt country with heavy reparations and still have resources to build a massive war machine. Where did the money to do that come from? Whether one believes all that is written by Mr. Marrs, one cannot read this book without revising his thinking about the world around. Seemingly well documented, Mr. Marrs has done considerable backround research in this subject matter. It may become one of the more important books that I will ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2000

    If you ever wondered who....

    If you ever wondered who is really behind the events taking place in the world today, and why they are taking place, you must read this book. Marrs takes us from the present modern day secret societies which influence and determine world events, backwards in time with extensive research which unveils the mystery surrounding the powerful and elite organizations of todays 'invisible one world government.' He states historical facts and names the names, some of which will greatly surprise you. The only thing missing is the how and when the end game scenario will happen. For that answer I recommend 'Transfer: the end of the beginning,' by Jerry Furland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2000

    Jim does it again!

    Jim continues to be a top notch investigative reporter demonstrating his skills yet again with Rule By Secrecy. I am thoroughly enjoying this book. Jim takes nothing at first glance, instead, he digs deep to find the truth beneath the layers of dis-information. He shares what he has found here in this, the newest of his books.It is well past time for us to look at what is really going on in our world. Read this and get a mindful.

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