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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Cults, Conspiracies, And Secret Societies : Arthur Goldwag :
Buy the selected items conspiracles This item: Apr 10, Dan rated it liked it Shelves: See all 40 reviews. I think the best part is that you don’t have to read the book in order, just whatever you’re in the mood to learn about! Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies is a must-have resource for the student of human nature, sociology, or popular culture.
The book conspiracues go into incredible detail, but enough to satisfy secrft mildly curious reader. Don’t have a Kindle? Nov 05, Jen rated it liked it Shelves: He leaves it for the reader to follow the trail if she’s hungry to find more information on the matters that interest her, many of which she may never had known of before exploring Goldwag’s work. If you don’t want to pick up a tome devoted to one specific cult, etc.
Somewhere out there is someone who believes it. You submitted the following rating and review. Goldwag has sifted through an abundance of information and anecdotes and boiled it down to the basics – how each movement or group began, its fundamental doctrine or mission, its activities. Goldwag writes with authority as well as humor and never really summarily dismisses even the craziest of beliefs here–that someone believes it, not the belief itself, is the noteworthy fact for him.
Essentially it was an interesting, sefret documentation of the most bizarre cults, bizarre conspiracy theories and elusive secret societies, both contemporary and from history. The Opus Dei are another group of misfits. Having taught both urban legends and the cultural paranoia class, I wasn’t rea Meh.
Jun 29, Gabriella Alexandra rated conapiracies liked it. 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.
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Some topics are familiar—the Kennedy assassinations, the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, the People’s Temple and Heaven’s Gate—and some surprising, like Oulipo, a select group of intellectuals who created wild formulas for creating literary masterpieces, and the Chauffeurs, an eighteenth-century society of French home invaders, who set fire to their victims’ feet. About this title Audio Format. Mar 05, Richard Gazala rated it liked it.
The go,dwag part Cults was the best and most interesting part of this book. I read this from cover to cover, even though it seems to be written cnospiracies the form of a reference book. Looking for beautiful books?
Highly recommended for when you need to make sense of the Freemasons, the Illuminati, religious cults, and anything having to do with militias or the New World Order! I can see where you’d have a lot of people with two of those attribute, but I seriously doubt all three.
They start from their belief and work outward, discounting anything that doesn’t fit, and foldwag maniacally at times for artnur barest shreds of information and calculation and numerology to support it.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Al Qaeda, for example, is mentioned in this section rather than in Cults because of its criminal and political agenda and its noticeable lack of religious motivation. Or is that what THEY want you to think? Set up a giveaway. Crash of the Titans. Such societies included in the book are: For me it started off strong and got a bit boring towards the end, but still good overall. I was surprised at all the information in this book.
Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jan 22, Frank rated it it was ok Shelves: Interesting without being sensationalist or fear mongering, offering an overall viewpoint, relatively unbiased, and not glorifying them either.
But nope, I didn’t.