A History of Secret Societies has ratings and 16 reviews. Leo said: This is a good book if one has a good knowledge of history to start. However I di. LibraryThing Review. User Review – krisiti – More a study of religion than societies, I think; most were really more what I would call mystery . Find A History Of Secret Societies by Daraul, Arkon at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Sociehies covers the Assassins, the Knights Templar, and the Rosicrucians in quite some detail; the Sufi, the Mithraists, the Skoptsi, the Carbonari, the Garduna, ancient Mystery cults, the Decided, the Yezidi, the Tibetan Buddhists, the Thuggee, the medieval witches, and the Vehm are given shorter investigations.

It isn’t that the information is bad, or the writing, but that it daral so very repetitive as the author cataloged the initiation information and goals of these societies that he examined.

A History of Secret Societies

The author focuses a lot on ceremony and degrees of initiation rather than the historical account of the societies. There is no method discernable, though a few accounts include reference to his personal experiences with some groups.

NY, Citadel Press [, c]. Tearing on cover repaired with book tape. Llmcgowan rated it really liked it Jul arokn, Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.


Too cursory to be very interesting unfortunately. Adkon such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Be the first to ask a question about A History of Secret Societies.

Published August 13, July 10, Russell Books Ltd Condition: A good one-time readif you are into non-fiction mysteries. Jan 12, Lesley Prince rated it really liked it Shelves: From the Knights Templar to the Rosicrucians this book covers a wide range of secret societies with details never before revealed of their signs, passwords, rituals and beliefs. Chris Feldman rated it really liked it Jul 27, While I did pick up some information that I didn’t have before, the book as a whole was only partly ‘a history’, and darau much or more I have to admit that I skimmed the last 50 or so pages of this.

Notify me of new comments via email. World of Books Ltd Condition: There is not much solid theoretical analysis, either, but, if you can sort out the information, there’s many intrigu The material is very interesting.

The author has traveled extensively dqraul gather documentation. If you can track this down, this has a whole range of whacky material and is one of the best of its ilk I’ve come across. There is not much solid theoretical analysis, either, but, if you can sort out the information, there’s many intriguing stories.


Refresh and try again. Very interesting book, but a bit of a curate’s egg good in parts and not others. First American Paperback edition. Definitely recommended as a starting point, as long as your willing to check your facts.

A History of Secret Societies by Arkon Daraul

Published November 1st by Citadel first published January 1st We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. The study of each group also takes unusual paths.

Kate’s Kwik-Ship Books Condition: Interesting high-level overview of various societies. Dj some wear, in protective sleeve. Histories are not always arranged chronologically, so suddenly the reader will be yanked into a different century without warning or explanation.

Christie Brannen rated it liked it Feb 04, Having some interest in obscure cults I took it home and, despite its failings, finished it in a couple of hours. Sign Akron Register Help Cart. I could imagine joining them. Red-orange textured boards moderate corner, edge wear. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Lists with This Book.

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