The Secret Societies of All Ages & Countries - Volume 1

Forsideomslag
Cosimo, Inc., 1. nov. 2005 - 376 sider
This society, probably the most pernicious association which has ever existed in Europe, was, or is-for we have no proofs that it has ceased to exist-an association of blacklegs, thieves, extortioners, rogues and villains of every kind... -from "The Camorra" From the modern intrigue of conspiracy theories to the immense popularity of The Da Vinci Code, the fascination with secret societies-and their arcane knowledge and power-has never been so rampant. This monumental, encyclopedic work details the initiations and ceremonies, the codes and customs of mysterious organizations from ancient times to the modern world. First published in 1875 and completely revised and updated in 1897, this remains the definitive, authoritative guide to secret societies... and to the spiritual evolution of humanity they represent. Volume I explores: the Magi and the Mithraics . Egyptian priests and kings Chinese metaphysics . the Druids . Cabbalism and Gnosticism pagan rites and myths echoed in Christianity . heretics the Assassins and the Dervishes . chivalrous knights the Inquisition . Alchemy . the Mafia . the Illuminati and much more. Also available from Cosimo Classics: The Secret Societies of All Ages & Countries: Vol. 2. British historian and author CHARLES WILLIAM HECKETHORN (c. 1826-1902) was born in Switzerland but emigrated to England as a child. Among his writings are a novel, a book of verse, translations of Scandinavian folklore, and the travelogues Italian Lights and Shadows, London Souvenirs, and London Memories.

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Indhold

Ikteoddctiok I Intelligibility and Nature of Secret Societies 2 Classi
12
BOOK I
21
Thb Mithkaics 29 Mysteries of Mithras 30 Origin of Mithraio
30
Egipiiah Mysteries 47 Antiquity of Egyptian Civilisation
42
Grata Rifoa or Highbsx Dbobse op Esiphan Initiation 59
51
Metamorphosis op thb Lbgind of Isis 68 Spread of Egyptian
57
CHINES and Japanese Mtstbbibs 77 Chinese Metaphysics
63
The Dbuids 93 The Druids the Magi of the West 94 Temples
73
BOOK VIII
195
A10HTMISTS 238 Astrology perhaps Secret Heresy 239 Process
201
Bmanusi Swrdkkbobg 254 Emanuel Swedenborg 255
211
Makrnism 266 Martinez Paschalis 267 SaintMartin 217218
217
The Thugs 294 Introductory 295 Name and Origin 296 Prac
245
The Chauffeurs ob Bubkirs 301 Origin and Organisation
252
Thb Camokba 312 Origin of the Caniorra 313 Different kinds
264
Rosiobcoiaks 268 Merits of the Rosicrucians 269 Origin of
273

BOOK II
81
Thk Gnostics 118 Character of Gnosticism 119 Doctrines
94
CHRISTIAN INITIATIONS
103
BOOK IV
111
Sous of thb Widow hi Origin of Religion of Love 112 Manes
113
The Boshbsiah154 The Rosheniah Sect and its Founder 155
123
Thi Dbbvishis 165 Derrahes 166 Shiites and Sannites 167
132
HERETICS
137
BOOK VI
147
BOOK VII
161
ThbBbaTI Paoli 214 Character of the Society 215 Tendencies
169
Mala Vita 326 The Mala Vita 275
275
Beggars Tkamps and Thieves 331 Languages and Signs 332
282
Asiatic Bbkthken 28 r Origin of the Order 282 Division of this
291
The Skopzi341 Various Russian Sects 342 The Skopzi
292
The Cantors oe Muckers 349 Eva von Buttler arid her Sect
301
Ilmtminati351 The Term IUuroinati 352 Foundation of Order
306
Tub Gbbman Union 364 Statements of Founder 315
315
Gibman Wobkmens Uniosb373 Huntsmans Phraseology 374
330
Authorities Consulted
336
Index
345
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