Over the past three centuries, thousands of books and pamphlets have been written about the Freemasons in an attempt to interpret the great truths that lie within its labyrinthine symbolic system and to expand on its seemingly impenetrable legends. But this guide is different: it anchors its analysis by shining a spotlight on several key historical events, and explores the darker side of Masonic conspiracies, murder, and world manipulation. Find about Freemasonry’s early history, and meet its many influential members—including Mozart, Winston Churchill, and several leaders of the American Revolution. Step inside the lodge, decode the secret symbols and special handshake, and delve into the Masons’ pagan rites, covert cousins, and secrets and lies. You’ll get an amazing view of a heretofore hidden fraternity.