A History of Secret Societies.

New York, NY: Citadel Press, 1990. Reprint. Softcover. Octavo. 256pp. Glossy illustrated covers. B&w illustrations, index. From the cover: "Almost every social system throughout history has produced its secret societies. Here is a unique study of such societies from earliest recorded times to the present, along with an analysis of their forms, rituals, and beliefs. The author has traveled extensively to gather documentation. The Charcoal Burners of Italy, the Castrators of Russia, the Old Man of the Mountains, and the Gnostics are but a few of the many described." 1. The old man of the mountains; 2. The Latter days of the Assassins; 3. The rise of the Knights Templar; 4. The Fall of the Knights Templar; 5. The path of the Sufi; 6. The secret rites of Mithra; 7. The Gnostics; 8. The Castrators of Russia; 9. The Charcoal-Burners; 10. The Garduna: Holy Warriors of Spain; 11. The Cults of the Ancient Mysteries; 12. False cults and societies; 13. The high Priesthood of Thebes; 14. The Decided Ones of Jupiter the Thunderer; 15. The Order of the Peacock Angel; 16. The Masters of the Himalayas; 17. The Secrets of the Witches; 18. The Cult of the Black Mother; 19. The Rosicrucians;
20. The Holy Victim; 21. Devotees of the Guardian Angel; 22. The Illuminated Ones; 23. Tongs of terror; 24. Primitive initiation societies. The covers show a little shelfwear and have a few small stickers around the deges, otherwise a tight, unmarked VG+ copy.ra. Item #69694
ISBN: 9780806508573

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