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Solomon's Power Brokers: The Secrets of Freemasonry, the Church & the Illuminati

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Is Freemasonry nothing more than a benign and charitable men's social club as the Order insists or does it have a deeper and perhaps darker purpose? Could these men be part of the "Illuminati" - a group of intellectuals with extremely grand plans for the development of civilization? And if so, what is the grand plan that these men were so determined to bring about, and why ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published June 30th 2007 by Watkins Publishing (first published March 1st 2007)
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Haarlson Phillipps
Aug 16, 2011 Haarlson Phillipps rated it liked it
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The first eighty or so pages are a bit tough going. There is a lot of information, much of it arcane and delivered in a very dry, almost ponderous tone, like unedited lecture notes.
Though the title refers to Freemasonry the book does not begin to discuss freemasonry proper ('... the existence of Freemasonry, which is definitely not directly related to the act of cutting and dressing stone ...') until page 186 of 288 pages of text.
There is a lot of interesting stuff here, especially regarding the
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Lisa Pletz
Sep 06, 2008 Lisa Pletz rated it really liked it
This book is a very interesting discussion of the origins of humankind, and religious belief and practice. The authors discuss the changes created in Christian beliefs over many centuries, and the influence of certain families on world politics throughout time. These families originated from a pious Jewish sect early in history, and may even be influencing events today. The writing can be a bit dry in some spots, but so much of the information presented is so intriguing that it is worth it to wa ...more
Catherine
Feb 10, 2009 Catherine rated it liked it
This was an interesting look at the history and development of the Masonic Orders, beginning with King Solomon. Lots of speculation and conjecture because so much literature has been destroyed over time by the Church... Plenty of opportunity to take what you want and leave the rest!
Leonardo Nobrega
May 07, 2015 Leonardo Nobrega rated it it was amazing
Very interesting book about the origins of most powerful religion in the world, freemasonry, templars and the family of. Stars. Based on several documents that really exists it exposure a lot of nice info about our past as society.
Martin
Sep 25, 2011 Martin rated it liked it
An interesting speculative look at the origins of Freemasonry and it's alleged connections to the Illuminati. It is worth a read but probably not as strict history since they're scholarly sources are limited and the authors are listed in six books on the bibliography.
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Christopher Knight, born in 1950, has worked in marketing, advertising, and public relations. He joined the Freemasons in 1976 and grew interested in studying their rituals and history, which led to Knight writing the bestselling The Hiram Key. He has continued his study of rituals through time.

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