The Secret Societies Bible: The Definitive Guide to Mysterious Organizations
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The Secret Societies Bible: The Definitive Guide to Mysterious Organizations

by Joel Levy
     
 

The definitive guide to those mysterious organizations that operate in secrecy.
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The definitive guide to those mysterious organizations that operate in secrecy.

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Library Journal
In this compact, colorful volume, Levy (Ninja: The Shadow Warrior) presents an essentially chronological overview of many secret societies, ranging from Greek mystery religions to more recent groups who believe that a new world order is coming. Along the way, he does not neglect the Knights Templar, Freemasons, Rosicrucians, and the Bavarian Illuminati—or the interconnections between some of these groups. Levy debunks claims by or about some societies, paying particular attention to societies of conspiracy theorists. Like many Firefly books, this is lavishly illustrated, but the subtitle is inaccurate. The book is not definitive: it is almost completely Eurocentric, devoting only six pages to the Triads and a few more to the Assassins. Readers will find no mention of African, Caribbean, or Native American religious secret societies or discussion of terrorist groups or criminal organizations apart from the Mafia and Triads. There are no notes to support the text, and some chapters end so abruptly it seems a page is missing. VERDICT Books on secret societies abound; this is an adequate addition to collections, but it should not be considered the only or final word on the subject.—Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Lib., Wisconsin Rapids
Waterloo Region Record - Kyle Collet
This is an A-to-Z history lesson describing some of the major secret societies that have existed on our planet for centuries. For any beginning researcher, this book would be a great place to start. If you are interested in the history and origins of groups such as the Freemasons, then this book should be in your library. It is beautifully put together and the colour illustrations and photographs are amazing. Many famous world leaders are shown dressed in their full Masonic gear. Many people of the Roman Catholic faith may be surprised to read about the occult orders within their church, groups such as Opus Dei and The Priory of Sion. The author, Joel Levy, reveals many of the rituals and rites of these secret orders

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554077342
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/26/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
879,747
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.04(d)

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