Secret Societies

Secret Societies in The American Truth

Secret societies play a role in The American Truth since they are noted for being an influence behind the 9/11 attacks. The book gives the impression that members of secret societies would be the type to plot a cunning plan like a false flag terrorism event that they themselves would benefit from.

What are Secret Societies?
Secret societies are relatively small groups in which membership is gained by initiation. Many of the groups practice ritual ceremonies with religious influences, particularly that of mysticism and Satanism. Many of the societies claim to be just a social club, but others speculate that these fraternities have a hidden agenda – such as gaining power within society or amassing large amounts of wealth.

Since the practices of these societies are meant to be “secret,” much of the information about them are in question. The rumors that circulate about these secret societies lead many to form conspiracy theories and hypotheses about their internal motives. The most common hypotheses and theories are: 1) plans for starting a New World Order, and 2) deceiving the majority of population to gain power and wealth.

Famous Secret Societies
The following are the most widely known secret societies and the general belief that people hold about them.

Skull and Bones
Skull and Bones is the main secret societies addressed in The American Truth with chapters 35 and 36 providing an in-depth look at their organization.

Skull and Bones is a secret society at Yale University that selects 15 Yale students for membership every year. The members of this society are popular students at the university, and typically they will be important figures in the society after they graduate. The members of this elite club are most noted for having success in politics and business. It is well documented that the society practices rituals associated with the occult, including a fascination with death. Many claim that the society’s stems from the Thule society, an occult group in Germany that played a large influence in establishing the Nazi party. Notable members of the society include George W. Bush, John Kerry, and George H.W. Bush.

Freemasonry
Freemasonry is an initiate organization that has a worldwide presence. Freemasons have been the center of numerous conspiracy theories that have characterized them as being involved in almost every heinous act imaginable.

Though the organization is just a social club for the majority of its members, many scholars have pointed out that society is based on many occult practices and rituals. The majority of the individuals within freemasonry never practice or understand the mystical practices that the society promotes. It is believed that only the highest members of the society truly know the meaning and “secrets” of the society.

Writings by famous freemasons like Manly P. Hall and Albert Pike suggest that the organization is a Luciferian society that seeks to “enlighten” its members with occult beliefs. Others suggest that writings by Hall, Pike, and others have been taken out of context, and that freemasonry does not promote any particular religion, let alone Satanism.

The society traces back its history to the building of Solomon’s Temple, but many believe the rituals of the society derive from the occult mystery schools of Babylon and Egypt. Throughout history, many famous politicians have been involved with the society. Since a large number of America’s Founding Fathers were Masons, many speculate that America was designed with a strong Masonic influence.

The Illuminati
The Illuminati was originally a secret society created by Adam Weishaupt in Germany in 1776. In the following years, the group inducted many influential individuals throughout Europe. However, since no records of them exist after the 1790’s, the society is thought to have disbanded around this time. 1790’s.

In today’s term “Illuminati” is a general term for the “powers that be” that are associated with the New World Order. Many conspiracy theorist speculate that Weishaupt’s group never disbanded, but they just able to kept their “brotherhood” a secret. Many speculate that the Illuminati are still around today and have influenced many other secret societies like Skull and Bones.

Knight’s Templar
The Knight’s Templar is a another group who has been ascribed to multiple controversies that range from knowing secrets of the bloodline to Jesus to discovering the Ark of the Covenant.

The group was originally created in 1096 in order to ensure the safety of European pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. After spending a couple centuries in the Holy Land, the group was known for becoming very wealthy and were the innovators in establishing an early form of banking. In 1312 for reasons that are not known, the Pope called for the immediate disbanding of the Knights Templar, which led to many Knights being burned at the state.

The legend has it that the group found something of great interests during their time Jerusalem. Many have claimed it was the Holy Grail, others speculate they found the Ark of Covenant, and others claim it was a form of secret knowledge. The mystery surrounding why the Church started persecuting the Knights Templar has lead to the creation of dozens of conspiracy theories that frequently appear in modern pop culture.

Political Groups
Also, there are several political groups that are associated with having philosophies similar to secret societies or New World Order groups. Some of which include: the Council of Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg group, Bohemian Grove, and think tanks such as the neoconservative PNAC.


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