NOT SO WELL KNOWN SECRET SOCIETIES
Added on: 11th May 2015
THE ANCIENT ARABIC ORDER OF THE NOBLES OF
THE MYSTIC SHRINE
Commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S.,
they were established in 1870, and are an appendant body to
Freemasonry. In 2010, the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine, as well as Shriners North America, changed its
name to Shriners International, now covering nearly 200 temples
(chapters) across North America, South America, Europe and
Southeast Asia. The organization is best known for the
Shriners Hospitals for Children it administers, and the
red fezzes that members wear.
Established in 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root, Woodmen is among
the largest fraternal benefit societies today with about 845,000
members worldwide. Members of this organization are called
“Neighbours” and conduct fraternal projects for various communities.
Its services include the donation of equipment to police and fire
and rescue units as well as the provision of assistance to senior
citizens, orphans and disaster victims. Known today as the Modern
Woodmen of America, the society uses an axe, beetle and
wedge as its primary symbols.
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE
The Knights of the Golden Eagle is a fraternal benefit society founded
in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1873. At the peak of membership in
1900, this organization was active in 20 states with approximately
20,000 members. It began to decline about 1943-1944, during
World War II. Some historians believed that this fraternal
organization had become extinct.
ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS
The “Ordo Templi Orientis” or the “Order of the Temple of the East”
was founded at the beginning of the 20th century as an
international fraternal and religious organization dedicated to have
the Law of Thelma as its guiding principle. Membership in this
organization is like in Freemasonry where an initiatory system followed
by a series of secret ritual dramas is among the prerequisites.
The purpose of the system it adopts is to strengthen fraternal
ties as well as to introduce its spiritual teachings.
THE PRIORY OF SION
The Priory of Sion is an umbrella society composed of multiple
smaller groups that all aim to allow and convince their members
to involve themselves in studies and mutual aid. Considered the
most controversial secret society to have ever existed in the
Christian world, the Priory of Sion is said to have been founded as
early as 1099 by a man named Godfrey of Boullion on Mount Zion.
Initially named “The Study Group for Germanic Antiquity,” the
Thule Society is a secret organization formed in Munich, Germany,
principally created to return power to Germany after its defeat in
the First World War and the fall of the Treaty of Versailles. Its name
was derived from a fictitious northern country from Greek mythology,
Thule. Since 1917, people who seek to become members of this
secret society have been obliged to undergo a “blood declaration of faith”
before being admitted.
THE SONS OF LIBERTY
The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that
originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies.
The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and
to take to the streets against the taxes by the British government.
They are best known for undertaking the Boston Tea Party in 1773,
which led to the Intolerable Acts (an intense crackdown by the British
government), and a counter-mobilization by the Patriots.
Devoted to the pursuit of esoteric wisdom, the Rosicrucians is a
secret organization founded between the 16th and 17th century
to spread occult doctrines and occult powers. By the dawn of the
17th century, two books were published to allude to the rituals
of Rosicrucians, which generally bring together elements of Egyptian
Hermeticism, Gnosticism as well as Jewish Cabalism.
It is believed that Isaac Newton was a member of this secret organization.
SKULL AND BONES
Informally known as “Bones,” Skull and Bones is a secret society
that evolved from a group of senior students from Yale University.
The senior class of Yale founded the organization in 1832 to show
its resistance to the debating societies of the university – Linonia,
Brothers in Unity and the Calliopean Society. Much like the Illuminati,
This society is sometimes theorized to play a critical role in global
conspiracies that aim to dominate the world.