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The Most Evil Secret Societies in History

The Most Evil Secret Societies in History

Secret organizations have existed in one form or another throughout history, but in the modern world, where television, the Internet and instant communications worldwide have exposed so many hitherto impenetrable networks, the mysterious nature of sects that set themselves apart from normal society holds a special fascination. Many of the secret societies functioning today are of a benign, even charitable nature but some, with roots that may stretch back many centuries, seek the power to fulfill ambitions that could change our way of life for ever. Others have strong and widespread links to organized crime around the world. Their policies and plans that revolve around hatred, violence, murder, political intrigue, sex and magic rituals make their activities profoundly disturbing, and their corruption, barbarism and brutality have led to some of the most heinous crimes ever committed. The Most Evil Secret Societies In History examines fifteen of the most notorious groups the world has ever seen, from the Hashishim killers in the Middle East at the time of the Crusades, who gave their name to the word 'assassin', to the Solar Temple international suicide sect of the 1990s. One secret society which has gained a unique notoriety in recent years is the Illuminati. The name has been adopted by a number of coteries over the centuries, the last of which is thought to have died out in the eighteenth century, although some conspiracy theorists continue to blame the Illuminati for having influenced almost every major world event, from the French Revolution to the 9/11 atrocities. While the continued existence of the Illuminati remains a subject of debate, other secret associations, such as the American Ku Klux Klan, continue to cast their shadow over civilization, pursuing an agenda that runs contrary to the beliefs of the majority of the population and proving that, even in the twenty-first century, clandestine organizations are still at work in our midst.

INTRODUCTION

THE ILLUMINATI – FOUNDERS OF A NEW WORLD ORDER

ARGENTEUM ASTRUM – ORGIES IN SICILY

THE THULE SOCIETY – NAZISM’S PRECURSORS

MUTI – RITUAL SACRIFICE IN LONDON

THE TONG – ROMANCING THE DRAGON

ORDER OF THE SOLAR TEMPLE – TRIAL BY FIRE

THE HASHISHIM – THE FIRST TERRORISTS IN HISTORY

THE MAU MAU – AFRICAN INSURRECTION

AUM SHINRIKYO – THE ‘SUPREME TRUTH’ SECT

ODESSA – A NAZI ESCAPE ROUTE

THE SOCIALIST PATIENTS COLLECTIVE – LUNATICS IN CHARGE OF THE ASYLUM

THE THUGS – WORSHIPERS OF KALI

THE CAMORRA – A SHADOW OVER NAPLES

THE HELL FIRE CLUB – DEVILRY, DEBAUCHERY AND POLITICS

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