Editorial Reviews. Review. “The kind of reference manual that the Internet cannot supplant. “Arthur Goldwag is a shrewd, fair minded, learned and entertaining tour guide through a world that’s simultaneously funny and frightening. Arthur Goldwag keeps the facts straight and gives the rumors as much respect as they deserve in “Cults,Conspiracies and Secret Societies.”. Cults, Conspiracies, And Secret Societies by Arthur Goldwag, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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You’d be really amazed how many cult leaders were one or both of the two witnesses to the Revelation–and even more have been the Messiah. He need xrthur update this book and use a better format and higher grade of paper. The discussion of secret societies was the weakest link in the book.

The book doesn’t go into incredible detail, but enough to satisfy a mildly curious reader. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Explore the Home Gift Guide. For many of these secret societies, I would have liked much more information. Unfortunately, there is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy to all of this–and as both extremist views gain popular support–we might just get Armageddon or another Holocaust.

Trivia About Cults, Conspiraci Good introduction to some of the more famous sicieties, conspiracies, and secret societies of the world. Suffice to say Koresh was shot and was later cooked in the resulting conflagration. Next came the conspiracy theories which I believe were societis with TOO much bias.

This is an extremely comprehensive study of cults, conspiracies, and secret societies, and the research is incredible. An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous messiahs, crepuscular cabals and suspicious coincidences.


Conspiracis and Secret Societies: So the next time someone claims that the black helicopters are piloted by the skull and bones in service of the Illuminati, you can at least understand what they are referencing.

An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous voldwag, crepuscular cabals and suspicious coincidences. May 03, Mollymillions rated it really liked it Shelves: Ggoldwag Aum Shinrikyo were based in Tokyo and were another insane group of Japanese, this time led by a blind yoga teacher by the name of Shoko Asahara.

The book offers some insight towards answering this question and then launches into an alphabetic summary of well known and obscure c Very fun book.

Cults, Conspiracies, And Secret Societies

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I really don’t need to know the exact day of the foundation of Scientology and its notable members’ birthdays. Just a moment while conspiraciez sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 19, Sophie Rayton rated it liked it. I took forever to finish the last two sections. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: Apr 10, Dan rated it liked it Shelves: One person found this helpful. It is more a display of facts rather than explaining the psychology and effects of the groups, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I got what I came for, which was cool new facts about various bloodthirsty cults to rattle off one by one at family dinner parties, but the way it was written made me enjoy the personal anecdotes about the KKK ritual that turned out to be a fraternity initiation.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. A rather comprehensive overview of Cults, Conspiracies and Secret Societies. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Interesting without being sensationalist or fear mongering, offering an overall viewpoint, relatively unbiased, and not glorifying them either.

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I would just really like to know where all this information came from–and that makes this book frustrating.

Spies of the Balkans. They have been called a brainwashing club by protagonists because of its high pressure recruiting tactics, especially on college campuses.

Showing of 40 reviews. This seemed more a discussion of fringe groups mixed with old men groups. I read this book as an avowed skeptic; though I have no better understanding as to why seemingly rational people buy into such pseudo-science and paranoia and absurdity, I admit, I had fun reading culrs it.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. My interest in the subject has mostly to do with the Conspiracists. It focuses mainly on American cults and conspiracies, and most of it is pretty familiar, but Goldwag has a deft hand and a wry style, which makes for a quick and entertaining read.