A History of Secret Societies has ratings and 16 reviews. Leo said: This is a good book if one has a good knowledge of history to start. However I di. LibraryThing Review. User Review – krisiti – More a study of religion than societies, I think; most were really more what I would call mystery . Buy A History of Secret Societies by Arkon Daraul (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
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For those deeply immersed in the notion of secret societies and Illuminati conspiracies this book won’t really be what you are looking for.
Very interesting book, but a bit of a curate’s egg good in parts and not others. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Christie Brannen rated it liked it Feb 04, Rolonda Polk rated it it was amazing Oct 17, A fascinating look at the terrifying practices of an unconscious humanity East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Describes the practices and philosophies of cults and secret organizations and looks at the Sufi, gnostics, witches, Rosicrucians, and initiation societies.
His writings on the Isma’ilis are almost totally based on the accounts of Marco Polo and are otherwise devoid of historical accuracy. And there arjon a wide selection: Daraul, Arkon Citadel Press. Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.
Pf basically the definition of an esoteric society, so it’s nothing new, but it’s interesting how many societies he claims this for. Not only does it cover the most popular “secret” societies like the Knights Templar, Rosicrucians and The Illuminatus, but also certain less known sects like the bizarre Castrators of Russia and the Charcoal Burners of Italy.
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False cults and societies — You may send this item to up to five recipients. This would be much more fascinating to the reader if they had some background as to this group. He also fails to cite many references, and there’s no bibliography, which would have made this a five-star book for me — if he’s wrong, at least with his sources handy you can check for yourself.
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Though not exhaustive, “A History of Secret Societies” provides a nice introduction to various teachings and spiritual expressions. The book delves very little into the rituals and mystical hogwash of the orders, and instead gives a history of the society, hence the title. The Gnostics — 8.
Now if someone is looking for the kind of global conspiracy represented by folks like Icke, Marrs adraul Jones this is not the book for you. Please enter your name. Though the author does not really delve into detailsthere’s enough to keep you gripped and flipping through the pages. Almost every social system throughout history has produced its secret societies.
There are no references or further readings. Some sections of the book deal with the Middle Eastern assassin cults, whom would gladly kill themselves thinking they would attain Paradise, helping us see the Al-Qaida type cults of today are not an anomally, but part of the history of the Islamic world. Miss B rated it liked it Aug 20, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Books purchased before 11am EST normally shipped same day.
Histoy who enjoy history and true crime will enjoy this book. The Masters of hixtory Himalayas — It’s a good and fast overview of a plethora of secret societies existing since yore. If there’s any merit to this book it may be in its being oriented to the East, many of the groups discussed being referred back to Islamic sects and even older pre-Islamic sects. Published November 1st by Citadel first societiez January 1st Preview this item Preview this item.