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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History (Used)

by Greer, John Michael

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Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 9780007220687, 0007220685

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Behind the ordinary history of the world lies a second, hidden story-- of secret societies, lost civilizations, sinister conspiracies, and mysterious events. Alternative visions of history have been around for nearly fifty years and popular culture has rapidly fed into this growing obsession, from The X-Files to the phenomenon of Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code. But how secret are these secret societies and what traces do the murky events of hidden history leave behind?

The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History holds all the information you've been looking for to guide you through the shadows of this mysterious world. Here you'll find the facts, arguments, important figures, and theories surrounding key questions being asked by many today: Do secret societies actually control the world, and if so, what do they plan to do with it? What were the real origins of Christianity, the Freemasons, or the French Revolution? What is the significance of King Arthur, Leonardo da Vinci, and Adolf Hitler to the world's secret societies? Like the quest for the Holy Grail of legend, the truth behind the shadowy side of history is easier to seek than to find. John Michael Greer is a unique guide: using a wealth of research, he also draws upon personal knowledge of secret societies and the occult underground world to guide you through the fascinating labyrinth of conspiracy theories, unsolved historical mysteries, lost arcane sciences, and secret organizations.

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