Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors : The Power and Influence of Secret Societies

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Custodians of secret knowledge, preservers of traditions or simply places of discreet and influential contacts, secret societies have played a fundamental role in the development of world history. But these covert organisations are not consigned to the past; from powerful political bodies and curious religious sects to obscure and sometimes sinister private organisations, secret societies still play a major role in the modern world."Behind Closed Doors" explores how bodies as diverse as the secretive Trilateral Commission, Opus Dei, the Freemasons and the Church of Scientology influence the society we live in. Drawing on the history and power of ancient organisations such as the Knights Templar, the Illuminati and the mystical followers of Mithraism, the book unveils the knowledge, structures and ambitions of the secret societies of the past and their impact on their modern successors.Revelatory, shocking and fascinating, "Behind Closed Doors" is an essential guide to understanding the secret forces at work in the world more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 28mm | 721.21g
  • New Holland Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 X inserts of 8pp b&w photographs/illustrations
  • 1845379373
  • 9781845379377
  • 2,432,784

About Michael Streeter

Michael Streeter is a freelance writer, and the author of many books on history and the occult. He is the author of Witchcraft: A secret history (Fair Winds) and has also written about the influence of ancient ideas on Western life in The Mediterranean: Cradle of European culture (New Holland).show more

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