Books about Secret Societies

Hidden History       Conspiracy Primers       Conspiracy Classics
World War II       Protocols       Freemasonry       The Vatican       Wars and Revolutions


"We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its influence—on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice . . . Its preparations are concealed . . . its mistakes are buried . . . no secret is revealed."
— President John F. Kennedy




Hidden History


The influence of Secret Societies on world history is more pervasive than most people realize. Secret networks of spies, financiers, and criminal operators have existed since ancient times and have influenced western civilization for centuries. Yet they are difficult to research because their activities are hidden, their records are not public, and they are protected by powerful people.

This collection of books was assembled in order to help people who would like to know more about the unseen forces behind world events research for themselves. Our focus is on historical subjects, especially wars, revolutions, and criminal syndicates between 1650 and 1980. Other topics related to Secret Societies, such symbolism, occult knowledge, and ancient religions are touched on, but not emphasized. We focus on history and do not include books by living authors or discuss current events.

Most of the following books were published by authors who did original research or made valuable disclosures in the pre-internet age. Their accounts upend much of what we think of as established history and their books are still valuable resources for the study of secret societies. Surprisingly, the problems of secret societies and organized criminal networks were discussed more openly a hundred years ago than they are today. This is because modern media is highly controlled and serious discussion of malevolent international conspiracies is forbidden.

Researching secret societies has always been challenging. No single author has all the answers or a complete picture of events. But every detail does not need to be resolved in order to see the hidden hand behind world events and the more you study, the more clear the picture becomes.

Think for yourself.
Research for yourself.
Trust yourself.

If you are new to researching these topics, we have written a short Secret Society FAQs. We have also listed some of the most helpful introductory texts, written specifically for the uninitiated in our Conspiracy Primers section.



'Conspiracy' Primers



These books are introductory texts intended for those who are not familiar with conspiratorial interpretations of history. Most people believe what they are told and try to make sense of world events without resorting to an over-arching conspiracy. However, these authors present many disturbing proofs that a world-wide network of criminals does exist, and are able to put the problem into understandable terms, without overwhelming their readers.

Allen       Fagan       Ramsay       Carr       Johnson       Butler      

Authors who died unexpectedly are indicated in blue.


Gary Allen (1936-1986) — Allen's "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" was published and distributed independently during the early seventies and sold several million copies. Allen discusses the existence of an international criminal network responsible for much world-conflict, but his book focuses mostly on the nefarious activities of a network of "insiders" within the United States government, whose loyalties are clearly un-American. Allen died at age 50 of unknown causes.

None Dare Call it Conspiracy Gary Allen     (1972) 81 pts
None Dare Call it Conspiracy
Gary Allen     (1972) 81 pts


Myron Fagan (1887-1972) — Myron Fagan was a successful theatrical and movie producer who worked to expose corruption and communist agents in Hollywood during the "Red Scare" of the 1950's. His essay is short, easy to understand, and intended to alert Americans of the threat posed by Secret Societies. This book is the transcript of a speech that covered operations of the 'illuminati' in the United States from the Civil War to the 1950s.

The Illuminati and the CFR Myron Fagan     (1959) 48 pts
The Illuminati and the CFR
Myron Fagan     (1959) 48 pts


Archibald Ramsay (1887-1972) — Captain Ramsay was a British MP who opposed Britain's involvement in European wars and believed the Soviet Union, backed by international banking cartels, was a greater threat to Britain than Nazi Germany. His book exposes "Jewish" influence on revolutionary activity in Europe and pro-war propaganda and manipulation. Ramsay faced tremendous backlash and criticism for his disclosures and was imprisoned without charges for the duration of WWII.

The Nameless War Archibald Ramsay     (1952) 74 pts
The Nameless War
Archibald Ramsay     (1952) 74 pts


William Guy Carr (1895-1959) — Carr was a Canadian Naval Officer, and an expert in Submarine Warfare. Before publishing 'Pawns in the Game', he wrote numerous books on naval warfare. Like several other researchers who begin their studies working from a secular point of view, Carr came to realize that Biblical history was of enormous importance in understanding the diabolical alliances behind secret societies. Carr died at age 64 while writing 'Satan, Prince of this World'.

Pawns in the Game William Guy Carr     (1956) 200 pts
Pawns in the Game
William Guy Carr     (1956) 200 pts
Satan, Prince of this World William Guy Carr     (1966) 144 pts
Satan, Prince of this World
William Guy Carr     (1966) 144 pts


Manning Johnson (1908-1959) — Johnson was a courageous negro who rose to a high rank in the Communist party before realizing the true Communist agenda was to use the negro race to divide Americans, foment race wars, and destroy the social fabric of the country. Fully understanding the risk to himself, he wrote the book 'Color, Communism, and Common Sense' exposing the hypocritical and cynical Communist plan to exploit negroes, and began a speaking tour to alert black communities throughout America to the danger. Soon afterward Johnson died suddenly and his book was withdrawn from circulation.

Color, Communism, Common Sense Manning Johnson     (1958) 42 pts
Color, Communism, Common Sense
Manning Johnson     (1958) 42 pts


Smedley Butler (1881-1940) — Butler was a Marine Corps officer and hero, the most decorated Marine in U.S. History. After 34 years fighting American Wars, from the Philippines to WWI, he became an outspoken critic of American foreign policy and engagement in foreign wars. By the end of his life he was an extreme critic of American military entanglements and advocated a non-interventionist foreign policy. His work is a "classic" among anti-war activists. Though in excellent health at age 59, he died unexpectedly, just as Roosevelt began ramping up U.S. involvement in WWII.

War is a Racket Smedley Butler     (1935) 35 pts
War is a Racket
Smedley Butler     (1935) 35 pts


'Conspiracy Classics



Most of the authors in this section focus mainly on subversive movements in 20th century America. A few authors, such as Mullins and Webster, make connections to a worldwide conspiracy, but most books treat a specific topic in detail and are very well documented. Other notable authors, who wrote about topics of critical interest to conspiracy theorists, such as World War II, the Protocols of Zion, and Freemasonry are listed elsewhere.

Webster       Coan       Whitney       Tchernavin Josephson      
Gordon       Smoot       Mullins       Allen       Cooper      

Note: Most prominent authors in the field of Secret Society research are regularly portrayed as "anti-Semitic", "Nazis", "racist", "paranoid", "extremist" and "conspiracy theorists". They are maligned, misrepresented, and quoted out of context. The object of their detractors is to discredit the authors so that their works remain unread. Nevertheless, most are courageous patriots and are highly regarded by those who have actually read their works.



Nesta Webster (1876-1960) — Webster was an outstanding English scholar who did pioneering work in Secret Society research. Her books are meticulously researched and documented, so her work is cited by many other researchers. Her special areas of expertise include the French Revolution, revolutionary movements throughout Europe in the 19th century, and the prel18th century history of secret societies. Webster makes insightful and well-founded claims and is always careful to distinguish what can and cannot be known with certainty. Her analysis of complicated situations is very intelligent and has aged well.

Secret Societies Nesta Webster     (1924) 288 pts
Secret Societies
Nesta Webster     (1924) 288 pts
The Cause of World Unrest Nesta Webster     (1920) 117 pts
The Cause of World Unrest
Nesta Webster     (1920) 117 pts
World Revolution Nesta Webster     (1921) 220 pts
World Revolution
Nesta Webster     (1921) 220 pts
Surrender of an Empire Nesta Webster     (1932) N/A
Surrender of an Empire
Nesta Webster     (1932) N/A
Boche and Bolshevik Nesta Webster     (1923) N/A
Boche and Bolshevik
Nesta Webster     (1923) N/A
The French Revolution Nesta Webster     (1919) N/A
The French Revolution
Nesta Webster     (1919) N/A


The 1920s were a critical period in world history. The catastrophe of the first World War, shocked the world, labor strikes paralyzed western governments, and violent revolutions in both Russia and Mexico had put 'bolsheviks' in power. Thousands of people began waking up to the fact that a world-wide network of "communists" was actively working to overthrow western democracies. The following authors provide tremendous insights into America's early struggle with the "communist" menace.

Richard M. Whitney (1874-1924) — Whitney wrote the book "Reds in America" shortly after a Federal raid on Communist Party Conference in Bridgman, Michigan. Several high ranking communist leaders were arrested and hundreds of documents revealing plans to subvert and overthrow the U.S. government were found. This books is based on those documents, which outline an ingenious plan for infiltrating labor unions, colleges, newspapers, churches, the army, and many other civic groups. Plans to radicalize women, negroes, farmers and laborers are laid out along with a strategy of infiltrating congress by using sleeper agents from both parties. At the time Whitney wrote this book, trials for the communist agents were still on-going, and the author hoped that public exposure of the Bridgman documents would awaken Americans to the threat. Unfortunately, Whitney died (at age 48) a year after the book was published, almost all the conspirators were freed, and the incriminating documents of the Bridgman raid were forgotten. The incident is almost never mentioned in conventional histories, and the extremely prophetic nature of the documents uncovered is rarely discussed.

Blair Coan (1887-1949) — Coan was a journalist and investigator during the early 1920's and in his book "The Red Web" gives a first hand account of the events surrounding the Railroad strike of 1922, the death of President Harding, and the forced resignation of Attorney General Daugherty. The book casts a great deal of light on the contrived 'scandals' of the Harding administration, the hypocrisy of the Senate investigation committees, and on the political assassination of anti-communists. The American "Reds" identified by Coan saw the Justice department as a threat to their ability to subvert the government and they instigated a smear campaign, targeting not only Daugherty, but the entire Department of Justice. Coan provides reams of evidence that the Harding Cabinet 'scandals', were maliciously contrived. Along with Flynn's The Smear Terror, the Red Web is a good source for understanding the "communist" technique of systematically discrediting their opponents.

Reds in America Richard M. Whitney     (1924) 161 pts
Reds in America
Richard M. Whitney     (1924) 161 pts
The Red Web Blair Coan     (1925) 98 pts
The Red Web
Blair Coan     (1925) 98 pts


Vladimir V. Tchernavin (1887-1949) — Tchernavin was a Russian scientist who escaped from the Soviet Gulags in the early 1930's. I Speak for the Silent is a riveting, well written page-turner that gives both a personal account of his ordeal and many factual insights about how the Soviet work camps, secret police, and prison system were organized. Tchernavin's account was one of the earliest first-person accounts of Soviet slave labor camps published in English, and it was the book that convinced Whitaker Chambers to leave the communist party. The book was published and distributed in the early thirties, so there is no question that the outrages and abominations of Soviet slave camps were well known and documented before Churchill and Roosevelt made their alliance with Stalin.

I Speak for the Silent V. Tchernavin     (1934) 179 pts
I Speak for the Silent
V. Tchernavin     (1934) 179 pts
Escape from the Soviets T. Tchernavin     (1934) 136 pts
Escape from the Soviets
T. Tchernavin     (1934) 136 pts


Emanuel M. Josephson (1895-1975) — Josephson was an eminent eye-doctor in New York who become one of the most vocal and effective critics of Roosevelt and his administration. He was extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of the cabal, and based on his resume (John Hopkins, Columbia, Red Cross, etc.) one might assume he had some access to "insider" knowledge of their workings. It is curious that he was prominent enough to have his letters posted in the New York Times, publish a dozen books, and to have direct access to several persons in Roosevelt's administration, and yet his biography is not listed anywhere on the internet.

Josephson's books contain certain information that cannot be found in most other sources. This indicates a great deal of original research, or access to some sources of information that are not widely known. He also provides fascinating analysis from an highly informed and intelligent viewpoint. Josephson's surveys of the Roosevelt and Rockefeller networks are full of fascinating details about both obscure and well known characters, and his scathing critique of the American Medical system is insightful and well-researched. Overall, Josephson is a highly interesting and unusual contributor to the annals of 'hidden' history.

The Strange Death of FDR Emanuel Josephson     (1948) 164 pts
The Strange Death of FDR
Emanuel Josephson     (1948) 164 pts
The Truth about Rockefeller Emanuel Josephson     (1964) 100 pts
The Truth about Rockefeller
Emanuel Josephson     (1964) 100 pts
Roosevelt's Communist Manifesto Emanuel Josephson     (1955) N/A
Roosevelt's Communist Manifesto
Emanuel Josephson     (1955) N/A
Your Life is Their Toy Emanuel Josephson     (1941) N/A
Your Life is Their Toy
Emanuel Josephson     (1941) N/A


Rosalie Gordon (1911-1996) was a researcher who worked for John T. Flynn for over 25 years. After his death she published a critical study of the Supreme Court from the Roosevelt to Eisenhower eras. Gordon points problems with a number of decisions by the liberal 'Warren Court' (1953-1969), but makes special note of the series of decisions during the mid 1950's that made it impossible for federal, state, or local governments to defend themselves against Communist infiltration, sabotage, or propaganda. The meaning of "Free Speech" was expanded to protect the "rights" of both communists and criminals, even when they were accused of open acts of subversion and violence against the American government.

Nine Men Against America Rosalie Gordon     (1958) 68 pts
Nine Men Against America
Rosalie Gordon     (1958) 68 pts


Dan Smoot (1913-2003) — Smoot served in the FBI until 1951 and for the next ten years, worked as a private researcher and pamphleteer. His 'Dan Smoot Report' was an independent newsletter and his popular news program was eventually driven off the air by the FCC. 'The Invisible Government' is one of the best known exposé's of the methods, members, and affiliated organization of Council of Foreign Relations (a.k.a. the "Illuminati in America").

The Invisible Government Dan Smoot     (1962) 94 pts
The Invisible Government
Dan Smoot     (1962) 94 pts


Eustace Mullins (1923-2010) — Mullins began researching the Federal Reserve while working in the Library of Congress, and when he published his first exposé of the system he was dismissed from his job and blackballed by publishers. His subsequent works exposed the names and financial dealings of hundreds of malicious agents, particularly those associated with the Rothschild and Rockefeller financial networks. Mullins "follows the money" and exposes foundations, financial connections, and family networks that prove close coordination and cabal control of an enormous share of the American economy. His books are tremendously informative, and often shocking, but difficult to refute because of the depth of his research.

Secrets of the Federal Reserve Eustace Mullins     (1991) 150 pts
Secrets of the Federal Reserve
Eustace Mullins     (1991) 150 pts
New World Order Eustace Mullins     (1992) 211 pts
New World Order
Eustace Mullins     (1992) 211 pts
Rape of Justice Eustace Mullins     (1989) 285 pts
Rape of Justice
Eustace Mullins     (1989) 285 pts
Murder by Injection Eustace Mullins     (1986) 165 pts
Murder by Injection
Eustace Mullins     (1986) 165 pts
Curse of Canaan Eustace Mullins     (1987) 172 pts
Curse of Canaan
Eustace Mullins     (1987) 172 pts



Garry Allen (1936-1986) — Allen was a conspiracy researcher whose most famous book, None Dare Call it Conspiracy sold millions of copies and helped launch the "Reagan Revolution" of the 1980's. For several years he was associated with the John Birch Society, and they aided in the distribution of his books. Shortly before his unexpected death, Allen broke his ties with the John Birch Society and they no longer promote or publish his works.

None Dare Call it Conspiracy Gary Allen     (1972) 81 pts
None Dare Call it Conspiracy
Gary Allen     (1972) 81 pts
The Rockefeller Files Gary Allen     (1976) 114 pts
The Rockefeller Files
Gary Allen     (1976) 114 pts
Richard Nixon Gary Allen     (1971) N/A
Richard Nixon
Gary Allen     (1971) N/A
Kissinger Gary Allen     (1976) N/A
Kissinger
Gary Allen     (1976) N/A


M. William Cooper (1943-2001) — Served in the Naval Intelligence, and his book, Behold a Pale Horse describes not only malicious political intrigue but also reveals the existence of certain 'black ops' and advanced U.F.O. related technology that he claims the government has developed but is keeping secret. Cooper correctly predicted a number of developments, most notably an impending terror attack which he claimed would be attributed to Osama bin Laden. Cooper was outspoken regarding the cover-up of government involvement in the '9-11' destruction of the World Trade Center. He was charged with "tax evasion" and two months after the attack the 9-11 attack he had predicted, he was killed in an altercation with sheriffs at his home in Arizona.

Behold a Pale Horse William Cooper     (1991) N/A
Behold a Pale Horse
William Cooper     (1991) N/A



World War II 'Revisionists'


"The Rockefeller Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations intend to prevent, if they can, a repetition of what they call in the vernacular 'the debunking journalistic campaign following World War I.' Translated into precise English, this means that the Foundation and the Council do not want journalists or any other persons to examine too closely and criticize too freely the official propaganda and official statements relative to 'our basic aims and activities' during World War II."
— Charles A. Beard

Even people who don't know much history are familiar with America's heroic victory over the Nazi's and Japanese during World War II. Unfortunately, the way the conflict has been portrayed in "conventional" histories is a carefully constructed myth. The most significant outcome of WWII, in geopolitical terms, was to greatly expand the realm of "Soviet" influence. According to "conventional" histories, the passing of Eastern Europe and China to Communist hands was an unfortunate, but unintended outcome. On closer inspection, however, the policies that led to the debacle were undoubtedly planned well in advance.

Flynn       Barnes       McCarthy       Reed      

The authors listed above are serious journalists who proposed 'revisionist' accounts of WWII. As a result they were smeared and their findings were repressed. Some of their works infer that many highly-placed officials in the British and American governments appeared to serve the interests of the Soviets rather than that of their own people. In other words:—treason at the highest levels of government.


John T. Flynn (1882-1964) — Flynn was an American journalist who began his career as a left-leaning, non-interventionist political reporter. At first he supported Roosevelt, but over time became increasingly critical and began to report on a pattern of mendacious and dictatorial behavior. Flynn stopped short of accusing Roosevelt himself of treason, but provided detailed accounts of the corruption, profligacy, betrayal and communist sympathies of those in FDR's administration. He also reported on the orchestrated propaganda, smear campaigns, perfidy, and outright lies of the complicit press corps. Flynn's meticulously researched accounts leave no question that Roosevelt, Truman and their advisors intentionally led the United States into war against the wishes of most Americans, knowingly sacrificed Eastern Europe to Stalin, and much of Asia to Communist forces. Flynn's books are an extremely important resource for understanding the truth about American involvement in WWII and the Cold War Era.

The Truth about Pearl Harbor John T. Flynn     (1945) 31 pts
The Truth about Pearl Harbor
John T. Flynn     (1945) 31 pts
The Smear Terror John T. Flynn     (1947) 34 pts
The Smear Terror
John T. Flynn     (1947) 34 pts
The Roosevelt Myth John T. Flynn     (1948) 258 pts
The Roosevelt Myth
John T. Flynn     (1948) 258 pts
The Lattimore Story John T. Flynn     (1949) 53 pts
The Lattimore Story
John T. Flynn     (1949) 53 pts
Militarism: The New Slavery John T. Flynn     (1955) 11 pts
Militarism: The New Slavery
John T. Flynn     (1955) 11 pts


Harry Elmer Barnes (1889-1968) — For most of his long career as a historian, Barnes wrote conventional histories, that were widely published and well-reviewed. During WWI he supported the U.S. entry into the war against Germany, but after the war changed his mind, and came to believe U.S. involvement in the World War had been a disaster. He and many other historians of his age were anti-interventionists, and wrote histories arguing that the allies were as much responsible for WWI as Germany. Once America entered WWII however, many historians—especially those in government or University sponsored positions, adopted the government's pro-war positions. Barnes continued arguing against U.S. involvement in foreign wars, and as a result, he claims that he and other non-interventionist, revisionist' historians were blacklisted. In later years he was labeled a pro-German, anti-Semite 'holocaust denier'.

Revisionism and the Historical Blackout is Barnes best known work from the post war period. In it he describes the methods by which Historians who departed from the 'official story' justifying U.S. entry into WWII, were blacklisted, smeared, and demoted, and how every effort was made to prevent public discussion of historical controversies related to WWII.

Historical Blackout of Revisionism Henry Elmer Barnes     (1953) 42 pts
Historical Blackout of Revisionism
Henry Elmer Barnes     (1953) 42 pts
Interventionist Liberals Henry Elmer Barnes     (1955) 29 pts
Interventionist Liberals
Henry Elmer Barnes     (1955) 29 pts
Perpetual War for Peace Henry Elmer Barnes     (1953) N/A
Perpetual War for Peace
Henry Elmer Barnes     (1953) N/A


"What is the average American to think when the New York Times and Herald-Tribune; the Methodist Bishop Oxnam and the Chicago Catholic Bishop Shiel; Gus Hall, National Secretary of the Communist Party; Adlai Stevenson and General Eisenhower are all united in one great cause—the war on Senator McCarthy because he is fighting Communists in Government? This curious collection of allies compels us to re-examine some of our cherished assumptions about America. If we will do that with candor, we will begin to understand why the Communist revolution in America is so terrifying a threat to our civilization." — John T. Flynn

Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) — Nothing illustrates the terrifying ability of Secret Societies to smear and destroy their detractors, control public opinion, and falsify history better than the story of Joseph McCarthy. In conventional histories, he is vilified as a demagogue and bully who made 'reckless' and 'false' accusations against hundreds of 'suspected' communists. The truth is McCarthy was a courageous patriot, and his real crime was to make extremely well-substantiated charges of conspiracy and treason and against a few very powerful people, including George Marshall (Secretary of Defense), and Dean Acheson (Secretary of State). In America's Retreat from Victory, McCarthy demonstrates that the loss of Eastern Europe and China to the 'Communists' following America's victory in WWII was intentionally orchestrated at the highest levels of government. He demonstrates how the leaders of the Defense and State departments knowingly worked to further the aims of International Communism, and betrayed the interest of freedom-loving people in America and throughout the world.

The life, career, and reputation of Joseph McCarthy were systematically destroyed so that Americans would not read this book or recognize the seriousness of the charges he makes against the most powerful and 'respected' leaders of their government. Read it, understand the implications, and make your own decision.

America's Retreat from Victory Joseph McCarthy     (1951) 102 pts
America's Retreat from Victory
Joseph McCarthy     (1951) 102 pts


Douglas Reed (1895-1976) — Reed was an independent British journalist stationed in Germany during the 1930's. He recognized Hitler as an unstable megalomaniac and his 1938 book Insanity Fair described conditions in pre-war Germany and criticized Nazi policies towards the Jews. During the war and in the years after, however, he became increasingly suspicious of the activities and pro-war propaganda of the allies, and over time came to believe that a malevolent 'Zionist' conspiracy was responsible for much of the political chaos in the world. It is ironic that a writer who rose to prominence as one of the first British journalists to denounce the Nazis and criticize Hitler (long before the Munich agreement), was ultimately branded as an anti-Semite, Fascist, and 'holocaust-denier'.

Insanity Fair Douglas Reed     (1938) N/A
Insanity Fair
Douglas Reed     (1938) N/A
The Controversy of Zion Douglas Reed     (1956) N/A
The Controversy of Zion
Douglas Reed     (1956) N/A



Protocols



The following texts are alleged to be authentic transcripts produced by leaders of secret organizations that explicitly state the techniques used by secret societies to gain control over people and governments. All have been called forgeries, or frauds, but the evidence for them being falsified is inconsistent and anecdotal. Whether authentic or falsified, however, they were unquestionably written by an "insider" with a deep knowledge of the workings of the cabal. (Note that the "Elders of Zion" likely refers to a Canaanite cabal, rather than a Jewish conspiracy.)

Protocols of the Elders of Zion Serge Nilus     (1906) 63 pts
Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Serge Nilus     (1906) 63 pts

A Fifteenth Century Protocol Serge Nilus     (1906)
A Fifteenth Century Protocol
Serge Nilus     (1906)
Permanent Instructions of the AltaVendita Rev. G. E. Dillon     (1885)
Permanent Instructions of the AltaVendita
Rev. G. E. Dillon     (1885)
Letter of Piccolo Tigre Rev. G. E. Dillon     (1885)
Letter of Piccolo Tigre
Rev. G. E. Dillon     (1885)


Reaction to the Protocols —The English translation of the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion' caused an enormous uproar in Britain, including a lively debate in the London Morning Post. The authors of Cause of the World's Unrest (some of whom remained anonymous) presented compelling evidence that a world-wide conspiracy promoting sedition and violent uprisings did in fact exist and that the 'Jewish Peril' was an authentic threat. Lucien Wolf, a one-man ADL (anti-Defamation League) argued that the 'Protocols' were a forgery inspired by anti-Semitic malice.

The Cause of World Unrest Nesta Webster     (1920) 117 pts
The Cause of World Unrest
Nesta Webster     (1920) 117 pts
Myth of Jewish Menace Lucien Wolf     (1921) 30 pts
Myth of Jewish Menace
Lucien Wolf     (1921) 30 pts


The Dearborn Independent — In the United States, Henry Ford (1867-1947) paid to promote distribution of the Protocols. He also funded the Dearborn Independent, a newspaper that published a series of articles discussing the implications of "Jewish" influence in finance, politics, and business. The series was published in four volumes under the title The International Jew. Ford was not the author, but he promoted the series and advocated an open discussion of the "Jewish Problem" among Jews and gentiles of good will.

Though frequently condemned as "anti-Semitic", The International Jew, is a fascinating, and meticulously documented history of Jewish activities and influence in the United States. The author acknowledges that those he condemns as dangerous conspirators are a small minority of American Jews, and the only 'remedy' he proposes is public exposure of their underhanded methods and deceptions. His works provide detailed insights into the 'methods and operations' of a dangerous cabal with enormous power over the American government. And it is this exposure of their perfidious activities, suspicious foreknowledge of events, and manipulation of political institutions—rather than animus against Jews—that makes this an especially relevant series.

These volumes cover many facets of Jewish-American operations and are of such historical interest that we organized all eighty articles in the series by topic on This Page.

The International Jew Henry Ford     (1920) 157 pts
The International Jew
Henry Ford     (1920) 157 pts
Jewish Activities in U.S. Henry Ford     (1921) 142 pts
Jewish Activities in U.S.
Henry Ford     (1921) 142 pts
Jewish Influence in America Henry Ford     (1921) 160 pts
Jewish Influence in America
Henry Ford     (1921) 160 pts
Aspects of Jewish Power Henry Ford     (1922) 142 pts
Aspects of Jewish Power
Henry Ford     (1922) 142 pts



Freemasonry



The most familiar "secret society" in recent centuries is Freemasonry and its role in modern history is enormous. Freemasonry has been a major factor in every social conflict from the French Revolution to the Great War. Freemasonry embodies many characteristics common to other secret societies, such as a deceptive outer appearances, "degrees" of secret knowledge, and occult rites and symbolism.



The Catholic Church played an important role in opposing Freemasonry in the 19th century, and most of the following surveys were written by Catholic priests or Christian ministers. They describe the political intrigue, deceit and method of operation of Freemasonry as well as its rites, symbols, history, and relationship to Christianity.

War of the Antichrist Rev. G. E. Dillon     (1885) 67 pts
War of the Antichrist
Rev. G. E. Dillon     (1885) 67 pts
Freemasonry and Judaism Leon de Poncins     (1928) 97 pts
Freemasonry and Judaism
Leon de Poncins     (1928) 97 pts
Anti-Christian Freemasonry Rev. E. Cahill     (1929) 93 pts
Anti-Christian Freemasonry
Rev. E. Cahill     (1929) 93 pts
Freemasonry Unveiled J. M. Caro     (1928) N/A
Freemasonry Unveiled
J. M. Caro     (1928) N/A
History of Jacobinism Augustin Barruel     (1797) N/A
History of Jacobinism
Augustin Barruel     (1797) N/A


John Robison (1739-1805) — Robison is one of the Godfathers of Conspiracy Theory literature. He was a respected scientist and high ranking British Freemason whose landmark book exposed the Bavarian Illuminati and documented the involvement of Freemasonry in the French Revolution. It is of tremendous historical importance because it was widely read at the turn of the 19th century, and temporarily restrained the most noxious elements of American Freemasonry. It is a compelling and insightful book, but its lack of chapter topics and organization make it somewhat difficult for introductory readers to follow.

We are working on trying to make this work more accessible by breaking up certain long chapters (over 100 pages), and adding subtopic headings, but in the meantime refer interested readers to the project Gutenberg version.

Proofs of a Conspiracy John Robison     (1797) N/A
Proofs of a Conspiracy
John Robison     (1797) N/A


Albert Pike (1809-1891) — Pike was a 19th century authority on Scottish Rite Freemasonry, responsible for adapting English Freemasonry to suit the occult purposes of the 'illuminati'. This book is an invaluable reference which includes a wealth of information relating to the rites, symbolism, and philosophy of Freemasonry, Many of the symbols and rites described have important associations with Semitic history and culture, but their meanings are not accessible to the uninitiated. A good grouding in Jewish and Canannite history is helpful to understanding the significance of much of the information presented.

The text includes a great deal of Hebrew letters and symbolism that cannot be easily reproduced on the Heritage History website so we reference the Gutenberg version for online reading.

Freemasonry: Morals & Dogma Albert Pike     (1871) N/A
Freemasonry: Morals & Dogma
Albert Pike     (1871) N/A


Semitic History: Israelites and Canaanites



"I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not,
but are the synagogue of Satan." — Revelation 2:9

Almost all 'Secret Society' research demonstrates links to a world wide criminal network under supposedly "Jewish" control. But it would be more accurate to describe the cabal leaders as "Semitic". Racially speaking, the ancient Phoenicians (Biblical Canaanites) were closely related to the Israelites, but instead of worshipping the God of Abraham they worshipped Baal, a fallen Angel. Many occult rites and symbols are closely related to the Canaanite religion and culture, so a study of both Jewish and Phoenician history provides helpful insights into the activities of secret societies.

After the fall of their Phoenician cities of Tyre and Carthage, the Canaanites dispersed throughout the Mediterranean while maintaining secret alliances. Some lived as Romans, Greeks, or Arabs, but a good number adopted Hebrew identities so the history of the 'Jews' remained entangled with that of their Phoenician brethren. Understanding that some Canaanite sects have embedded themselves within Jewish communities helps to explain a great deal about the relationship between so-called 'International Jews' and secret societies.



1000 Years of Jewish History Maurice Harris     (1904) 154 pts
1000 Years of Jewish History
Maurice Harris     (1904) 154 pts
History of Mediaval Jews Maurice Harris     (1907) 204 pts
History of Mediaval Jews
Maurice Harris     (1907) 204 pts
Modern Jewish History Maurice Harris     (1922) 102 pts
Modern Jewish History
Maurice Harris     (1922) 102 pts
The Story of Carthage Alfred J. Church     (1886) 108 pts
The Story of Carthage
Alfred J. Church     (1886) 108 pts
History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson     (1889) 226 pts
History of Phoenicia
George Rawlinson     (1889) 226 pts
The Jews Hilaire Belloc     (1921) 143 pts
The Jews
Hilaire Belloc     (1921) 143 pts
Last Days of Jerusalem Alfred J. Church     (1903) 48 pts
Last Days of Jerusalem
Alfred J. Church     (1903) 48 pts
The Jews Under Roman Rule W. D. Morrison     (1895) 143 pts
The Jews Under Roman Rule
W. D. Morrison     (1895) 143 pts



The Vatican



The Catholic Church has a long and complicated relationship with the 'Synagogue of Satan.' There is no question that the Church condemns Secret Societies and that the vast majority of Christians are faithful to the truths of the Church and enemies of everything Secret Societies stand for. Unfortunately, certain religious orders and members of the Catholic hierarchy have been infiltrated with subversives and saboteurs, and they have done great harm.

Catholicism Opposing Secret Societies — We have seen that many Catholics have taken a leadership role in researching and opposing secret societies and occult organizations. The books of some these faithful priests are listed in the Freemasonry section above. In addition, books such as Pinay's Plot Against the Church do an excellent job of presenting the Church's long war against heresy and subversion.

Plot Against the Church: Part 4 Maurice Pinay     (1962) 254 pts
Plot Against the Church: Part 4
Maurice Pinay     (1962) 254 pts
Freemasonry and the Vatican Leon de Poncins     (1967) 100 pts
Freemasonry and the Vatican
Leon de Poncins     (1967) 100 pts


Secret Societies Subverting Catholicism — Unfortunately, there is considerable evidence that secret societies have infiltrated Church leadership, particularly during the last century. We are therefore presenting several books that allege serious corruption in the highest levels of the Church, not out of distain, but out concern and openness to the truth. Our own research appears to indicate that the leadership of the Jesuit Order has long been infiltrated, but Faithful Catholics should do their own research and draw their own conclusions.

The Broken Cross Piers Compton     (1984) 153 pts
The Broken Cross
Piers Compton     (1984) 153 pts
Secret Instructions of Jesuits Diego Laynez     (1596) 42 pts
Secret Instructions of Jesuits
Diego Laynez     (1596) 42 pts



Wars and Revolutions



At Heritage History we are interested, not just in the 'Big Picture' of how Secret Societies influence history in general, but in the details of how they have affected individual leaders, nations, and conflicts. We are currently working on a Wars and Revolutions page that provides links to specific events of interest. Hopefully this will be a useful resource for researchers.


Great fortunes are made during times of upheaval. Conflicts result in enormous changes in the possession of property and the expansion of debt. Nations borrow money to fund wars and to rebuild after wars. Long held personal property is often destroyed, confiscated, or sold at a great loss. There is a direct link between those who benefit financially from conflicts and those who work behind the scenes to foment wars and revolutions.

"The time to buy is when there is blood in the street."
Baron Rothschild

Wars and Revolutions that have been fomented, funded, and controlled by secret societies include almost all major conflicts in the last two hundred and fifty years. Most modern wars—including all those listed below—have begun as a result of a "false flag" or provocation that can be traced to secret powers who benefit from conflict and upheaval. Additional information about specific conflicts is available at the links below.

English Civil War (1640-50) American Civil War (1861)
Glorious Revolution (1688) Franco-Prussian War/Paris Commune (1870)
American Revolution (1776) Boer War (1899)
French Revolution (1789) Spanish American War (1899)
Mexican Independence (1821) First World War (1914)
July Revolution (France) (1830) Russian Revolution (1917)
Mexican American War (1846) Mexican Revolution (1921)
Revolutions of 1848 (1848) Spanish Civil War (1936)
Risorgimento (Italy) (1860) Second World War (1939)


From Congressional Testimony of T. Cushing Daniels, Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury circa. 1918

"When going through the Bank of England I presented a letter which I had from Secretary Hay, and the official of the bank was very polite. He took me through the bank and when we got back to the reception room I asked him if he would allow me to put a few leading questions to him. He said he would, and I asked him if he would give me a statement of the Bank of England.

B.E.: 'We do not issue statements.'
Daniel: 'Does not the House of Parliament sometimes call on you for some statement as to the condition of the bank?'
B.E.: 'No, sir; they do not call on us.' . . . .
Daniel: 'How is it that some of these revolutionists, so-called, do not get up in the House of Commons and raise the devil to know something about what is going on down here? That would be the condition in our country.'
B.E.: 'Oh most of them are large borrowers from the bank, and we have no difficulty with them.' (laughter.)"