The atlas of secret societies : the truth behind the Templars, Freemasons and other secretive organizations / David V. Barrett

Barrett, David V.

Published by London : Godsfield, 2008
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Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages; Physical description: 175 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm. Summary: Throughout history secret societies have exerted a powerful hidden influence on our culture, politics and spirituality. This comprehensive book explores quasi-spiritual political movements, revolutionary causes and secret sects from ancient times to the present day. Often underpinned by mystical or religious principles, each society had clear political aims and sought to bring about social, moral and political change. From Chinese Triads to the Knights Templar, and from the Thuggee Cult to the Freemasons, "The Atlas of Secret Societies" explores the motives of each society, their purpose and what we know of their mysterious practices. Lavish artwork reconstructions depict the ancient rites and practices of selected societies, and take you into a fascinating and hidden world. 2 Kg. 175 pp. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Throughout history secret societies have exerted a powerful hidden influence on our culture, politics and spirituality.

Step into the shadowy world of secret societies with the latest edition to the illuminating Atlas series. Unlock the mysteries behind some of the world's most powerful covert organizations, some of which have faded into obscurity, others which still hold power today.

Often underpinned by mystical or religious principles, each society had clear political aims and sought to bring about social, moral and political change. From Chinese Triads to the Knights Templar, and from the Thuggee Cult to the Freemasons, The Atlas of Secret Societies explores the motives of each society, their purpose and what we know of their mysterious practices. Lavish artwork reconstructions depict the ancient rites and practices of selected societies, and take you into a fascinating and hidden world.

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Title: The atlas of secret societies : the truth ...
Publisher: London : Godsfield
Publication Date: 2008
Edition: First Edition.

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