Societies, you’re a part of it. Society is what makes who you’re, is what defines you. There are societies that are based on what interests you share with the others, or your thoughts, or your workings. There has been many societies than you can’t keep a count of, based on the interests we share with the others, the workings and more.
And moreover, the world is vast and big enough, which leads to the formation of many societies, some of them, you’re already a part of it, some of them, you’re not aware of its existence.
There has been many societies, secret societies that has been working for a cause, or are in formation due to the fact, that they share a common interests, or sometimes there popularity drives them to be a part of such secret societies.
Let me introduce you to some secret societies, that are not secret, anymore.
Top 6 Secret Societies
Skull And Bones
Members are assigned nicknames (e.g., “Long Devil”, the tallest member, and “Boaz”, a varsity football captain, or “Sherrife” prince of future). Many of the chosen names are drawn from literature (e.g., “Hamlet”, “Uncle Remus”), religion, and myth.
Founded in 1832, by William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft, as “the Order of the Skull and Bones”, at Yale University, Connecticut. Bonesmen(if you’re a member of this society, you’re a Bonesmen) meet every Sunday and Thursday in a building called “Tomb”.
Not everyone is allowed to join such society, for it’s a secret. And is lead by the idea and the workings in its own way, for its own cause. It’s limited to white protestants males. Catholics were also allowed to join the group. If you’re a sportsperson, you could be a part of such society through invited accesses.
Prominent members of this secret society includes the former President George H. W. Bush, his son. Henry Luce, founder and publisher of Time, Life and Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines. Every other famous celebrity is a part of this secret society.
Freemasonry Or Freemansons
Freemansons, a secret societies, works in its own mysterious ways. The basic unit of Freemasonry is known as the lodge, which are supervised and governed by a Grand Lodge or Grand Orient.
The first Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of London, was founded on 24 June 1717, at a joint dinner by the four existing London lodges.
There are levels of Membership to be followed. First and basic membership level is “Entered Apprentice”, then the “Fellowcraft”, is an intermediate level and then the deserved and devoted member is promoted to the degree of “Master Mason”.
The lodge meets regularly to carry out their rituals and the usual business activities. Since Freemansons, is a secret society, members use signs and handshakes to gain admission to their meetings.
To join such a secret society, you’re never invited. But is to be introduced by a existing member at a lodge social function. Later, a interview would determine the candidate’s suitability. The candidate must be free, of good character and should be a mature adult to join Freemansons.
Ordo Templi Orientis
The ritual is very stylized and uses virgin priestesses, children, and priests. Many Ancient Egyptian God’s are invoked, as well as the Devil, and at one point the priestess performs a naked ritual.
Ordo Templi Orientis or Oder of the Temple of the East is an internation fraternal and religious organization founded at the beginning of 20th century. What was to be associated and modelled just like Freemansons, was redirected to follow the rules and customs of the Law of Thelema, under the foundership of the English author and the world’s most wicked man, occultist Aleister Crowley.
The Law expressed as “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” and “Love is the law, love under will”, via the writings of the “The Book of the Law”, written by Aleister Crowley.
A candidate is introduced through a series of degree ceremonies that use ritual drama to establish the connection to impart spiritual and philosophical teachings. While Freemansons, has 3 degrees, which defines the level of membership, the OTO’s entire system is quite complex determining the degree of membership. It was founded by Carl Kellner, a wealthy Austrian industrialist, but is styled and controlled much by Aleister Crowley. Look who’s influenced by this wicked beast here
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Many celebrities belonged to the Golden Dawn, such as actress Florence Farr, Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, Irish writer William Butler Yeats, Welsh author Arthur Machen, English author Evelyn Underhill, and English author Aleister Crowley.
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn or Golden Dawn, a secret society devoted to the studies of metaphysics, occultism, paranormal activities.
Founded by three Freemansons, William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott, and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers. The secret society almost follows the same hierarchy and initiation like Masonic Lodges, as that of Freemansons. Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, consists of three orders, Golden Dawn, being the first, which taught esoteric philosophy based on Hermetic Qabalah and personal development through the studies of astrology, tarot, divination and geomancy. Second, “Inner” Order deals with the teachings of proper magic, includes scrying, astral travel and alchemy. The last order known as “Secret Chiefs”, a group of highly skilled members, who directs and administer the order of the lower two orders.
Golden Dawn, is claimed to be one of the largest single influence on the 20th century Western occultism.
With objectives like opposition of superstition, prejudice, religious influence over the public life, abuses of state power, to support women’s education and gender equality, Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt on May 1, 1776.
With over 2000 members over the span of ten years, it’s believed that Illuminati is still operating and trying to follow their objectives. A pyramid, being a symbol of Illuminati, could be seen in music albums of many independent artists. Read more.
Illuminati has been alleged to conspire to control the world affairs by planting their agents in government and corporations to live up to its objectives and to gain further political power and influence. Illuminati has made its way to popular culture and has been using the same to promote themselves. Read how and where the Illuminati has influenced the popular culture to this date.
Founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz, a society devoted to the study of nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm.
The Fame of the Brotherhood of RC and The Confession of the Brotherhood of RC are the two anonymous manifestos were published between 1607 and 1616, presenting the order of mystic-philosopher-doctor, promoting a “Universal Reformation of Mankind”, giving rise to what’s called, “Rosicrucian Enlightenment”.
These manifestos opposed Roman Catholism. Secret society is afflicted with Freemansons, which is later became a base for many esoteric societies.
The Fame of the Brotherhood of RC, presented the legendary work of German doctor. He was unable to spread the knowledge he had acquired to any European figure. Though, in order to do so, he gathered a small group of friends and the founded the Rosicrucian Order.
Each member is to serve and heal the sick without any payments in return, and to maintain a secret fellowship. And also to find a replacement for himself before he died.
There are so many secret societies of which a world is not aware of, they’re working grandly, everywhere, promoting themselves, spreading their doctrines and words they believe in. They’re like air, they’re there, yet you cannot see them. You’ll only feel them if you observe them closely. Hope we made a difference in your life by introducing you to these secret societies.