Added on: 21st Dec 2014
ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS
The Ancient Order of Hibernians was organized in 1890 and is a
fraternal circle of Irish Roman Catholics who uphold the values of
friendship, charity and oneness among its members. This
organization has historically been primarily devoted to protecting
Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces, and assisting Irish Catholic
immigrants to get into America, especially those who faced
discrimination or harsh coal mining working conditions.
Oliver Hudson Kelley organized the National Grange in 1867
following the order given to him by President Andrew Johnson to
visit the southern United States and identify the war-ravaged areas
that needed rehabilitation. In response to the order, he proposed the
formation of a secret society that would promote the advancement of
rural life. Today, this secret society uses the Masonic Fraternity as its
model but accommodates both men and women.
THE UNITED ANCIENT ORDER OF DRUIDS
The Ancient Order of Druids (AOD) is a fraternal organisation founded
in London, England in 1781 that still operates to this day. It is the earliest
known English group to be founded based upon the iconography of the
ancient druids, who were priest-like figures in Iron Age Celtic paganism.
UNITED ORDER OF THE GOLDEN CROSS
In 1876, Dr. J.H. Morgan organized the United Order of the
Golden Cross to provide a means through which members can have
a safe and economical method of getting life insurance policies.
Though it originated in England, the strength of this secret society lies
in its New York chapter. Its members today are men and women from
Indiana, Columbia, Tennessee and Kentucky who pledged to abstain
from taking alcoholic drinks. The Golden Cross is among the very few
secret societies that treat men and women equally.
THE MYSTIC ORDER OF VEILED PROPHETS OF
THE ENCHANTED REALM
A Freemason organization more commonly known as M.O.V.P.E.R.
or The Grotto, was originally created to “add in greater measure to
the Masonic fraternal spirit the charm of radiant cheerfulness and
to maintain within the fraternity an impetus of royal good fellowship”.
One of their most notable accomplishments is their resolution to
establish a 501(c)3 national charitable program, named the
Humanitarian Foundation whose first project was
“Aid for the Cerebral Palsy Child”.
Since its inception over $1,000,000 has been contributed to
Research for Cerebral Palsy.
HERMETIC ORDER OF THE GOLDEN DAWN
Also known as the Golden Dawn this was a “magical order”
active in Great Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries,
which practiced theurgy and spiritual development. It has been one of
the largest single influences on 20th-century Western occultism.
Foresters Friendly Society is a British friendly society which
was formed in 1834 as the Ancient Order of Foresters. Although not
as secret or mysterious as some of the others on this list its
nearly 70,000 strong membership deserves some mention. As far
as purpose is concerned, as with most friendly societies it primarily
seeks to provide insurance policies to its members.
“Illuminati” typically refers to various organizations claiming or
purported to have unsubstantiated links to the original (and very real)
Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, and often alleged to
conspire to control world affairs by masterminding events and
planting agents in government and corporations to establish a
New World Order and gain further political power and influence.
Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy
theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows
and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels,
movies, television shows, comics, video games, and music videos.