#6: Secret Societies
"At present, books are widely available which contain the lion's
share of the secret teachings that one is likely to come upon in
most secret societies. Yet the lack of interest most people have
in penetrating into inner realities assures that these teachings
remain unperceived - and therefore 'secret'."
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction
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Introduction: Human Rites and Hidden Assets
by Jay Kinney
The Templar Tradition: Yesterday and Today
by Gaetan Delaforge
A short history of the Knights Templar and a look at the ideals of their spiritual heirs.
The Rosicrucian Dream
by Christopher McIntosh
The relevance and influence of Christian Rosenkreutz today.
The Mountain of the Philosophers
by Adam McLean
A Rosicrucian emlem interpreted.
The GNOSIS Interview: Gwenc'hlan Le Scouezec
by Sophie Moore
The Great Druid of Brittany discusses contemporary Druidism.
Freemasonry and the Hermetic Tradition
by R.A. Gilbert
What links, if any, are there between Freemasonry and esoteric teachings?
The Craft Meets the Craft
by Chas Clifton
Talking with male witches who are also masons.
The Priory of Sion
by Robert Anton Wilson
What hath Holy Blood, Holy Grail wrought? A close look at the bizarre world of the ultimate secret society.
The Hermetic Secret of Sir Walter Raleigh
by David Fideler
Unveiling Raleigh's kabbalistic interests and " the School of Night."
The Invocation of the Black Sun
by Tim O'Neill
What happens when performance art, post-industrial music, and ritual magic meet?