The Conspiracy Book: A Chronological Journey through Secret Societies and Hidden Histories

The Conspiracy Book: A Chronological Journey through Secret Societies and Hidden Histories

by John Michael Greer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454930044
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: Sterling Chronologies Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 165,618
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


John Michael Greer is one of today's most respected writers and scholars in the fields of occultism and the unexplained. An initiate of Freemasonry, the Golden Dawn, and several Druid orders, he has written more than 50 books, including The Occult Book (Sterling) and TheElement Encyclopedia of Secret Societies (HarperCollins). He lives in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

c 975 BCE The Temple of Solomon 1

6th century BCE The Pythagorean Brotherhood 3

1st century CE The Gnostics 5

1030 The Cathars 7

1307 Fall of the Knights Templar 9

c. 1390 The Regius Manuscript 11

c. 1400 The Adamites 13

1511 The Alumhrados 15

1555 The Family of Love 17

1598 The Schaw Statutes 19

1614 The Rosicrucians 21

1639 Rituals of Brothering 23

1646 Elias Ashmole Becomes a Freemason 25

1688 The Glorious Revolution 27

c. 1710 The Chevaliers of Jubilation 29

1715 The 'Fifteen 31

1717 The First Masonic Grand Lodge 33

1724 The Gormogons 35

1736 Ramsay's Oration 37

1738 In Eminente 39

1745 The 'Forty-Five 41

1746 The Hell-Fire Club 43

1751 The Ancient-Modern Schism 45

1754 The Strict Observance 47

1755 The Golden and Rosy Cross 49

1760 The Committees of Correspondence 51

1765 The Sons of Liberty 53

1770 The Illuminés of Avignon 55

1776 The Bavarian Illuminati 57

1782 The Convention of Wilhelmsbad 59

1789 The French Revolution 61

1790 The Social Circle 63

1795 The Loyal Orange Order 65

1796 The Conspiracy of Equals 67

1796 The Black League 69

1797 The Philadelphes 71

1797 The Raggi 73

1797 Proofs of a Conspiracy 75

1800 The Carbonari 77

1809 The Sublime Perfect Masters 79

1810 The Chevaliers of Faith 81

1825 The Decembrists 83

1826 The Morgan Affair 85

1828 The Anti-Masonic Party 87

1832 Skull and Bones 89

1834 The League of Outlaws 91

1837 The League of the Just 93

1847 The Communist Manifesto 95

1852 The Know-Nothing Party 97

1854 The Knights of the Golden Circle 99

1855 The Nihilists 101

1858 The Fenian Brotherhood 103

1863 The Order of American Knights 105

1854 The First International 107

1865 The Ku Klux Klan 109

1866 The International Brothers 111

1869 The Knights of Labor 113

1871 The Shriners 115

1878 The Bohemian Grove 117

c. 1530 The Mafia Comes to America 119

1886 The Order of the White Rose 121

1887 The Fabian Society 123

1887 The American Protective Association 125

1889 The Second International 127

1895 The Protocols of the Elders of Zion 129

1897 The "Palladian Order" Hoax 131

1905 The Black Hundreds 133

1907 The Order of New Templars 135

1908 Ariosophy 137

1912 The Germanenorden 139

1915 The Klan Reborn 141

1916 The Easter Rising 143

1917 The American Protective League 145

1917 The Russian Revolution 147

1918 The Thule Society 149

1919 The Third International 151

1919 The German Workers Party 153

1920 Prohibition 155

1921 The Committee of 300 157

1921 The Council on Foreign Relations 159

1923 Anti-Klan Secret Societies 161

1925 The SS 163

1925 The Klan Destroyed 165

1928 Opus Dei 167

1929 Al Capone becomes Capo dei Capi 169

1933 Hitler Takes Power 171

1935 The Cagoule 173

1945 Neo-Nazi Secret Societies 175

1946 Propaganda Due (P2) 177

1948 The Mau Maus 179

1949 The National Renaissance Party 181

1954 The Bilderbergers 183

1956 The Priory of Sion 185

1959 The John Birch Society 187

1968 The Club of Rome 189

1980 Trilateralism 191

1983 The Order 193

1904 The Dominionists 195

1991 The New World Order 197

1994 The White Order of Thule 199

Further Reading 200

Index 206

Image Credits 211

About the Author 212

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