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Secret societies : inside the world's most notorious organizations
Secret societies : inside the world's most notorious organizations
Reynolds, John (John Lawrence)2006
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Imprint:
New York : Arcade, 2006.
Collation:
320 p. : ill., map, ports., facsim. ; 25 cm.
Notes:
"First published in Canada under the title 'Shadow people' by Key Porter Books Limited" -- T.p. verso.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction : fools, fears and fanatics -- The Assassins ; nothing is true, everything is permitted -- Templars, illuminati and Freemasons : the secret seat of power -- Priory of Sion : keepers of the Holy Grail -- Druids and gnostics : knowledge and the eternal soul -- Kabbalah : origins of the apocalypse -- Rosicrucians : the pursuit of esoteric wisdom -- Triads : cultural criminals -- The Mafia and Cosa Nostra : wise guys and businessmen -- Yakuza : traditions and amputations -- Wicca : the great goddess and the horned god -- Skull & Bones : America's secret establishment -- Secret societies in popular culture : an endless fascination -- Critics, alarmists and conspiracy theorists : when does paranoia make sense? -- Afterword : of demons and baloney.
ISBN:
9781559708265 (hbk)1559708263 (hbk)
Dewey class:
366366
Language:
English
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Sandringham LibrarySociety and Beliefs366 REYIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 15 Jul 2019)
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