Secret societies have existed for thousands of years.
But what are they?
Why do they exist?
And who joins them?
Through painstaking research Arkon Daraul reveals the dark world of secret societies.
From the deadly Assassins to the Skoptsy of Russia, the Rosicrucians to the Roshaniya, as well as many more, Daraul uncovers their foundations, what we know about them and whether they continue to exist.
Daraul’s work is fascinating account of secret societies from across the entire globe, bringing light to what has so frequently been hidden from view.
Arkon Daraul was the pen name of Idries Shah who was an author and teacher. He was born in India, descended from Afghan nobles but grew up and lived in England. Over the course of his life he wrote over three dozen books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies. He won the BBC’s Outstanding Book of the Year twice and was awarded six first prizes at the UNESCO World Book Year in 1973. This work was first published in 1961 and he passed away in 1996.
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