By John Michael Greer
Detect every little thing you ever desired to learn about mystery societies just like the Freemasons, the ancient secret of Atlantis, why King Arthur, Leonardo da Vinci and Hitler are key figures, plus conspiracy theories, forgotten sciences and historic knowledge.
A whole and informative A to Z for probably the most well known genres to have emerged lately -- the hidden historical past of the final 10,000 years. This encyclopedia solutions your whole questions about the extra arguable topics being debated.
Conspiracies and mystery societies, e.g. Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, the Bavarian Illuminati, the Hellfire membership, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Priory of Sion. additionally it is mystery traditions, hidden bloodlines, extraterrestrial intervention, forthcoming apocalypse, and the Mayan calendar prophecies.
Ancient knowledge and forgotten sciences, e.g. alchemy, prophecy, sacred geometry, ley traces, and magic, in addition to aiding proof for complex applied sciences in precedent days e.g. the mysteries of Stonehenge and the good Pyramids.
Unsolved ancient mysteries, e.g. the positioning of Atlantis, the early heritage of Christianity, the Holy Grail, the destiny of the Knights Templar, the authorship of Shakespeare's performs, the factors of the French Revolution, and the occult roots of Nazism.
Key figures in hidden historical past -- Pythagoras, Jesus of Nazareth, Leonardo da Vinci, King Arthur, Roger Bacon, John Dee, Alessandro Cagliostro, the Comte de St. Germain, Benjamin Franklin, and Adolf Hitler.
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COMPAGNONNAGE an incredible procedure of mystery brotherhoods in past due medieval and early smooth France, the establishment of Compagnonnage emerged between journeymen of numerous French trades because the medieval guild process broke down less than the pressures of early capitalism and the earliest kinds of industrialism. less than the unique guild process, such a lot journeymen may possibly expect advancing to the rank of grasp and possessing their very own company, yet as guild masters grew to become proprietors of enormous enterprise organizations that employed dozens or 1000's of journeymen, entry to grasp prestige and whole club in guilds used to be closed off. In reaction, journeymen in France created corporations modeled at the guilds yet open to journeymen. In France, those took the identify of Compagnonnage (from compagnon, “companion,” the normal French time period for a journeyman); a parallel method in Britain gave upward thrust to abnormal Fellowship, one of many significant mystery societies of the fashionable age. See guilds, medieval; strange Fellowship. Brotherhoods of Compagnonnage, like guilds, had their very own initiation rituals, shopper saints, and elected officials. such a lot brotherhoods belonged to 1 of 3 free institutions – the youngsters of Père Soubise, the kids of Maître Jacques, and the kids of Solomon – each one with its personal rituals and traditions. individuals contributed funds weekly or per thirty days to a typical fund used to pay for disorder and funeral advantages for participants and help the widows and orphans of these who died. because the establishment accelerated, rival brotherhoods took form, and infrequently fought pitched battles with quarterstaffs, the normal Compagnonnage weapon. Compagnonnage flourished throughout the 17th and eighteenth centuries, yet used to be mostly changed via the hard work union flow in France within the 19th. A handful of brotherhoods survived in provincial cities, and the second one 1/2 the 20th century has noticeable a modest resurgence in club and task. to this point, Compagnonnage has had little presence in glossy conspiracy idea or rejected wisdom literature, although a couple of books within the latter box have controlled to confuse it with the developers of the Gothic cathedrals. See rejected wisdom. extra examining: Truant 1994. CONCATENATED ORDER OF Hoo-Hoo one of many oddities of yankee fraternalism, the Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo was once based in a educate station in Gurdon, Arkansas in 1892, via businessmen within the wooden items on their approach domestic from a practice. one of many founders have been examining Lewis Carroll’s nonsense-poem The looking of the Snark; this explains why the nationwide governing physique of the order, the best 9, includes the Snark of the Universe, a Senior Hoo-Hoo, a Junior Hoo-Hoo, a Boojum, a Scrivenoter, a Jabberwock, a Custocatian, an Arcanoper, and a Gurdon. The mascot of the order is a black cat with its tail curled into the determine nine, its initiation rite can be a Concatenation, and new initiates are Kittens. in accordance with its structure, the gadgets of the order are the merchandising of wellbeing and fitness, happiness, and a longevity.