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The Master Game: Unmasking the Secret Rulers of the World

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The Master Game is a roller-coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world.

Pivotal historical events and processes, not least the Renaissance, the birth of scientific rationalism, and the French and American revolutions, are radically re-evaluat
Paperback, 576 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by The Disinformation Company (first published May 1st 2011)
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Linda No, it is not an easy read, but the information one gains is worth the time and effort required to read the rather long and detailed book.
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H. Blalock
Jul 19, 2012 H. Blalock rated it really liked it
There are plenty of books out there focused on shadow organizations supposedly controlling the world economy and governments, but this book (most focusing on groups going back as far as ancient Egypt) blames it on the worship of Isis.

This odd assertion is heavily documented with a remarkable perception of historical events, personages, and location. There is the inevitable accusation against Freemasonry, the unsurprising blame at the Roman Church, and the inclusion of inference that there was a
Nov 16, 2011 Marcus rated it it was ok
Shelves: occult, conspiracy
The Catholic Church: Evil; Gnostics/Cathars: Good. Revealed Truth: Evil; Relativism: Good. Conservatism: Evil; Liberalism: Good. Christianity: Evil; Islam: not too bad. Freemasons were behind the French and American revolutions. Freemasons were inspired by Egyptian lore. Egyptian monuments are built according to certain plans and ratios. Washington DC is built according to Masonic principles, which is in turn based on Egyptian principles.[return][return]There you have it: Hancock's The Master Ga ...more
Mike Luoma
Feb 11, 2012 Mike Luoma rated it liked it
The book started out strong... and there's nary a mention of the Masons for quite some time. But then the authors begin to travel the same ground trodden recently be so many others, and the promised revealing of the "Master Game" is an empty one. Much is suggested and hinted at, but nothing is ultimately revealed or "Unmasked".
G. Tramaine Peoples
Jul 06, 2012 G. Tramaine Peoples rated it it was amazing
Whoa.. Very interesting and detailed book on the evolution of Christianity across the world, the incorporation of Egyptian beliefs/monuments in past & modern times and how this may all time in to secret societies, most importantly the infamous Freemasons. I found it fascinating and one of the more logical accounts on a society very few truly understand. I suggest you take a pen and pad with you on this journey, take notes and come to your own conclusion..
Joe Terry
Oct 04, 2012 Joe Terry rated it it was amazing
very well written book, imo...traced the evolution of the elites from Alex the Great all the way to the present...i found it fascinating....the Inquisition the Knights Templar and more....good job by a great author and researcher.....the Illuminati traced back and if one is open minded, one can see where the reptilians are present..heavy read...
Indrid Cold
Jan 06, 2013 Indrid Cold rated it really liked it
I already read this under it's original title - TALISMAN ... a little sneaky trying to slip this one out again without letting the reader know it's a re=issue.
I thoroughly enjoyed about 90% of this book. A deep look into history, the ancient origins of mankind and the occult mystery religions, thru the Crusades periods and the disbanding of The Knights Templar, which found refuge and lived on in Freemasonry, the Renaissance, the building of great cities (Rome, Paris, London, Washington D.C.) to Egyptian/Templar/Masonic/Kabalistic astral ideologies and forward into modern history.
My problem with the book was when it stepped into the 20th century and on
Sep 25, 2013 Amethyst rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Having read books by both authors, this one is pretty rambling, yet still has some interesting information, if you like that kind of thing.
Steven Atkinson
Nov 19, 2015 Steven Atkinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very long book, but it covers a long history from many angles and points of view, showing how the old beliefs of Egypt and beyond have fought to survive while the many attempts of other beliefs to wipe it out have only managed to drive it underground.,
It gives a very detailed history of the Cathars etc through the inquisition, the English and French revolutions, the freemasons, roseacrusions, illuminati and other off shoot societies and how they have taken over and steered society to where it
Roger Charles
Jan 26, 2016 Roger Charles rated it it was ok
I really admire and like Hancock and Bauvel but I just couldn't get into this book and it's something I was most interested in. I was disappointed in the book by two wonderful researchers and explorers.
Doodle Chlor
Interesting, long, much detail.
A well-referenced book is the signature of Graham Hancock in the domain of Science and that of the Alternative.
Jun 25, 2014 Steven rated it it was amazing
Fascinating book. Interesting take on history
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Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist. His books include Lords of Poverty, The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis (released in the US as Message of the Sphinx), The Mars Mystery, Heaven's Mirror (with wife Santha Faiia), Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization, Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith (with co-author Robert Bauval), Supernatural: Mee ...more
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