Elite secret clubs have always influenced society. In The Secret Societies Handbook, Michael Bradley examines the hidden story behind our economic and political hierarchy. He traces the roots of 21 secret groups that have shaped the history of the last two thousand years and reveals shocking new evidence concerning the true extent of their global power today. When the word "cult" is used, the response is usually the same: dangerous, subversive, anti-family, anti-social. And while this is certainly true, the most daunting discovery in this book is that the most powerful secret societies are actually running the world, seeking to destroy "morality" and the family unit while publicly appearing to be their biggest champions. Their ultimate weapons are power and time. They have the power; only time will bring their obscure scheme to its inevitable conclusion. Bold, uncompromising, and totally absorbing, The Secret Societies Handbook offers a challenging re-examination of world events and the hidden power structures that conspire to engineer them and determine our future.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Assassins; The Bilderbergs; The Bohemian Club; The Club of Rome; Council on Foreign; Relations; Essex Junto; Freemasonry; The Golden Dawn; The Illuminati; Knights Templar; Ku Klux Klan; Mafia; Majestic-12, The Aviary, and The Aquarium; Mensur; Opus Del; The Order of Skull and Bones; The Priory of Slon; The Rosicrucians; Round Table; Triads; Trilateral Commission; Epilogue.
Ever since he was approached by military intelligence while an undergraduate at Cambridge University in the 1980s (he politely declined), Michael Bradley has been fascinated by covert agencies and has dedicated countless hours and resources researching into the mysteries of the state. His other passions are computers and cryptology. After a brief spell in the army, he worked for several years as a futures trader in Hong Kong before marrying a French journalist and emigrating to Italy. They currently live in Florence with their two young children and three cats.