Everyone thinking that a secret society is a group of powerful people who decides the future of a country. I have listed the Top 10 powerful Secret Societies.
The truth is they are everywhere, even some of your friends could be one or your colleague.
People used to join this society by the influence of the others. That societies like to increase their strenght by brainwashing people to join them.
Everyone is doing this, this is not a conspiracy theory, this is what happens now. Societies were not acting underground, they are active on the internet.
They spread their motos using the internet, movies, and advertising. This society doesn’t have only wealthy people.
As stated earlier, the Hashishin fell in the thirteenth century, yet their ethos of carnage and terror continues to this day.
It was felt in the Duvalier regime of the 1960s and 1970s with the secret police of his elite Tonton Macoute corps.
It was in the killing fields of Cambodia of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge party and the unspoken corpses that lay buried in Chile as a result of the Pinochet administration. And it is embodied in the more recent brutalities committed worldwide by such outfits as Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and Boko Haram. It is not exclusive to Islam—by and large, a peaceful religion—and claims allegiance to neither sect nor country. It is in the hearts of those who willingly perpetrate evil under the guise of an ulterior agenda and therein lays its strength.
It is perhaps, the ultimate secret of any secret society. Power. At any given cost.
THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
The Templar mystique continues to this day, permeated through the teachings of esoteric orders and secret societies as well as seemingly innocuous entities.
The international youth organization Order of de Molay (a Freemasonic offshoot), professing to teach young men to become better and more responsible community leaders and organizers, takes its name from the “martyred” Templar, Jacques de Molay.
The Catholic fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus freely admits that their structure is modeled after the spirit of the Knights Templar. And the French Revolution—widely held to be masterminded by the Order of Illuminati (of whom we’ll go into detail in subsequent chapters—found an unlikely ally in the Templars when, during the public execution of Louis XV, an unknown man leaped onto the scaffolding to yell, “Jacques de Molay, thou art avenged!” before the applauding crowd before disappearing back into mystery. A blood-drunk boast? Or a Templar descendant?
The story of the Illuminati begins in Bavaria in 1770.
A Jewish convert to Roman Catholicism, Adam Weishaupt was elected as Professor of Canon Law at the University of Ingolstadt—a chair traditionally held by a Jesuit priest.
Despite a subsequent conversion to the Jesuit faith, the 22-year old Weishaupt still found himself a victim of repeated rebukes and character assassination by Jesuit colleagues and superiors. Rather than retaliate, the prank-minded Weishaupt decided to form an exclusive cadre of so-called “enlightened ones” or Perfectibilists (literally, “the perfected ones”) on May 1, 1776—coincidentally, the pagan holiday of Beltane—modeled after the degrees and structure of Freemasonry.
The overall goal of the Illuminati was to establish a free and just society, without ecclesiastical or political tyranny in which both men and women were considered equal, and church authorities had no say.
To this end, they allegedly sought freedom of speech and a complete overthrow of existing power structures, receiving funding from the House of Rothschild—both historically and currently the leading financiers in global banking—and forging alliances with Freemasonry, whose degree system they adopted into a series of ten symbolic levels: Novitiate, Minerval, Illuminated Minerval, Illuminatus Minor, Illuminatus Major, Illuminatus Drigens, Priest, Regent, Magus, and Rex.
The origins of Freemasonry, as Masonic apologists and authors are so fond of repeating, are forever lost to the sands of time; thereby grafting a highly dubious insinuation of ancient legacy upon the history of Masonic Craft.
How and why these mysterious legacies of the ancient pedigree are so integral to Freemasonry may be largely a result of an unconscious need to equate longevity with relevance (a notion discarded with the sudden rise of success of institutions such as McDonald’s or science fiction movies in the immediate years following WWII.
THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION AND THE BILDERBERG GROUP
In the altogether elusive lore of secret societies, no two entities seem more unlikely of inclusion than the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group.
Both are well-documented if private, institutions whose existence as advisors on topics of global political and economic affairs have been well documented.
Neither claim any illustrious (if dubious) heritage or claims to hidden “wisdom” or any esoteric underpinnings that have marked so many of the groups that we have covered to date.
In fact, both seem like standard geopolitical think-tanks, with all the trappings of banality, bureaucracy, and docile harmlessness that one would expect from any supposedly “non-partisan” socioeconomic institution. Minutes and synopses from regular conferences are routinely updated on their website, and both foundations appear to operate with the relative transparency belying any supposed clandestine activity.
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
Immediately following the first World War, America faced a certain dilemma on its interaction with foreign nations, in particular Germany.
America had been an initial supporter of Germany during its entrance into the war, but public and government sentiment soon turned against the nation, and support was at best ambivalent; and at worst, critical.
After Germany’s defeat, a fellowship of leading scholars, economists and political advisors had been asked to brief then-President Woodrow Wilson (who had famously used the term ‘New World Order’ during his Fourteen Points speech of 1918 when he stated apropos of Germany’s involvement in WWI:
“We wish her only to accept a place of equality among the peoples of the world – the new world in which we now live – instead of a place of mastery.”
At the conclusion of the delegates’ participation in the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, they decided to create an Anglo-American private institution called The Institute of International Affairs, which would proffer an independent, non-partisan opinion on international relations.
Yet the American public was wary of any internationalist activity as a result of the tragedies of WWI and withdrew support in a wave of public outcry. The fellowship instead reconstituted under the name of the Council on Foreign Relations and began meeting discreetly to avoid arousing public suspicion until 1922, when they announced their formal incorporation.
SKULL & BONES
Technically, the Skull & Bones society is not an undergraduate fraternity. Membership is by invitation only, and only extended to 15 inductees a year, and for that solely within their junior year.
Furthermore, both current and historical membership rosters are kept completely private. There is no official mission statement for the Skull & Bones society, and the organization refuses to divulge its activities.
Nor are their assets managed by Yale University, but by a private trust known as the Russell Trust Association (named after their co-founder and incorporated in 1856.) In fact, for many years both the society as well as Yale University refused to acknowledge the very existence of the group.
THE COMMITTEE OF 300
Generally speaking, many theorists attribute the Committee of 300 to a quote from murdered German industrialist Walther Rathenau in a 1909 article when he stated,
“Three hundred men, all of whom known one another, direct the economic destiny of continents and choose their successors from among themselves.”
At the time, Germany was facing an unprecedented increase in national wealth, and subsequently, a marked increase in both the cost of living and contrast between both labor and leisure classes; a discrepancy not helped by Kaiser Wilhelm II’s contentious relations with distant nations as well as his diplomatic support with neighboring countries, which precipitated Germany’s entrance into WWI in 1914. This discrepancy, which saw an increase in wealth for only a few of the nation’s 15 million residents, found an immediate target through anti-semitism, which had been a hallmark of German culture since the Middle Ages.
“The Bohemian Grove, that I attend from time to time—the Easterners and the others come there—but it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, that San Francisco crowd that goes in there; it’s just terrible! I mean I won’t shake hands with anybody from San Francisco.” – Richard Nixon, quoted during the Watergate Tapes sometime in 1973.
Researchers and critics are quick to point out that the origins of Bohemian Grove may lie in the ancient Druidic circles of the Celts or the Eleusinian mysteries of the Greeks; exclusive, typically all-male, rites in which celebrants huddled around a bonfire beneath starlit nights, sharing communal mysteries of death and rebirth through the sacrifice of a bull in homage to the gods. But the truth of the Grove’s origin is much more mundane—if no less romantic, in a distinctly American way.
THE SOCIETY OF JESUITS
The Society of Jesus was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish knight who had been wounded during the Battle of Pamplona in 1521 and subsequently experienced a religious conversion, later recounted in his famed Spiritual Exercises (to this day, still considered a fundamental classic of spiritual literature.)
In 1534, Ignatius and six other pilgrims announced the formation of the Society of Jesus, professing vows of poverty, asceticism, chastity, and strict and absolute obedience to the rule of the Pope and the Holy See.
Early Jesuit growth was established through a long scale period of missionary conversion, particularly in developing countries among indigenous peoples, resulting from Spanish explorations of the New World in North and South America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Critical to this growth was the need for a common enemy, and the newly emerged Protestant faith found itself at increasing odds with the rabidly zealous Jesuits.