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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A history of secret societies

It isn’t that the information is bad, or the writing, but that it became so very repetitive as the author cataloged the initiation information and goals of these societies that he examined. Christie Brannen rated it liked it Feb 04, The back cover has some minor surface wear along the edges.

The high Priesthood of Thebes — This book does little more than spread a vague awareness of the topic. His writings on the Isma’ilis are almost totally based on the accounts of Marco Polo and are otherwise devoid of historical accuracy. Histories are not always arranged chronologically, so suddenly the reader will be yanked into a different century without warning or explanation. Now if someone is looking for the kind of global conspiracy represented by folks like Icke, Marrs and Jones this is not the book for you.


See all 7 reviews. Write a review Rate this item: Overall, the chapters are too cursory, even with just examining just 24 societies. A light and cursory reading that mixes scholarship with sensationalism.

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Please try again later. Tongs of terror — It is neither an apologia for these cults nor a demonization of same.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Basement Seller Published: There is not much solid theoretical analysis, either, but, if you can sort out the information, there’s many intriguing stories.

More like this Similar Items. In other words it is an excellent starting point, especially for some of the most obscure cults like the skoptsys of Russia.

A History of Secret Societies

Books by Arkon Daraul. An illustrated study of secret societies from their earliest recorded times to the 20th C and an analysis of their forms, rituals and beliefs. The material is very interesting. Find Rare Books Book Value. False cults and societies — 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 eocieties sects.

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Bank of Books Published: Perhaps I’m missing the real ‘code’ hidden somewhere between the typeface of the printed page, but as a useful historical perspective on what ‘secret societies’ are all about, how they differ, how they perhaps associalte or embattle each other, or most importantly, how they might impact positively or negatively our lives today, I feel the value of this book was lost on me; or perhaps it’s just a ‘secret’.


Living behind veils of shrouded secrecy, and remaining uknown to the very populaces which have furnished their existance, Arkon Daraul provides the reader with research, as well as travels throughout Europe and the Middle East, from suburbia to the Himalayas, in search of answers.

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From the Knights Templar to the Rosicrucians this book covers a wide range of secret societies with details never before revealed of their signs, passwords, rituals and beliefs. Reading crease, ltly bumped and bent corners. I thought that this was a simple easy to read snapshot of several secret societies from history.

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