The Occult Conspiracy
Secret Societies: Their Influence and Power in World
by Michael Howard
Freemasonry is one of the 'bad guys' yet again in this exhaustive listing of the
many, many conspiracies that no one seems to have fully found - except, of
course, this author whose credentials (educational or scientific) are not
mentioned anywhere. He is, we can only assume, highly qualified to pass judgment
and provide information on this topic. Uh-huh....
Sources? Of course they're provided. For Freemasonry, he's used a grand total of
five! Manley Hall's 'Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians', Charles Heckleton's
1897 speculative work 'The Secret Societies of all Ages & Countries',
Stephen Knight's anti-Masonic diatribe 'The
Brotherhood', and two wildly imaginative books from J.S.M.Ward 'Freemasonry
and the Ancient Gods' (circa 1926) and 'Who Was Hiram Abiff?' (circa 1925). We
tried to think of a good comparison for creating something using books like
this. The only one that came to mind was the creation of a car repair manual
using books like David Noble's 'The Religion of Technology' and a biography of
Of course, Mr. Howard has already anticipated our objections. The very first
sentence of his Preface reads "It is the generally accepted view among
those who have very little knowledge of the matters discussed in this book that
occultism is the province of a minority of deluded individuals." That, Mr.
Howard, pretty well sums up our feelings indeed despite your best efforts to
prove anything to the contrary - and to link Freemasonry with some type of
ancient, occult conspiracy using the work of Stephen Knight!
In his chronology of world events from 40,000 BCE to 1987, Mr. Howard indicates that
during his lifetime, "Jesus possibly travels to India, Tibet and Britain to be
initiated into the esoteric traditions of East and West." Need we say more?
'don't waste your money' book