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Members only : secret societies, sects, and cults-- exposed!

by Tibbott, Julie, 1978-

Format: Print Book 2014
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Throughout human history, people have banded together to pass on traditions, climb the social ladder, and often just have a good time. And sometimes, keeping other people out is part of the fun. (Every hot club needs a velvet rope, after all.) But some of these groups have proved so exclusive and secretive that we on the outside can't resist some speculation. Wouldn't you like to know what they're really up to? No need for secret handshakes or passwords--Members Only is your all-access guide to the secret societies, clandestine cults, and exclusive associations that you've always wondered about.

The Bilderberg Group
The Bizango
Branch Davidians
Club 33
The Freemasons
The Ghost Club
The Hellfire Club
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
The Illuminati
The Knights Templar
The Lily Dale Assembly
The Machine
The Magic Castle
The Order of the Star Spangled Banner/Know Nothings
Peoples Temple (Jonestown)
Skull and Bones Society
La Santa Muerte
The Thule Society
The Society for Creative Anachronism
The Symbionese Liberation Army

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Because the adolescent years are secretive, this titillating nonfiction offering will appeal to a wide range of teen readers. Using a conversational style, Tibbott introduces 22 secret societies, sects, and cults, and touches upon several other related groups. Arranged alphabetically, they include the more familiar Freemasons and Illuminati to the lesser-known Bilderberg Group (a shadow government that may run the world) and the Magic Castle (a private clubhouse for members of the Academy of Magical Arts and their guests). Each profile highlights the group's history and background, membership requirements, and what it's like to be on the inside. It also provides fun rankings regarding exclusivity, secrecy, threat level, and quirkiness. Extended information, such as previous members of the eighteenth-century Hellfire Club (which was as raucous as it sounds), an interview with a current member of the Lily Dale Assembly (a society for spiritualists or mediums), and clandestine collegiate clubs like Yale's Skull and Bones Society, follows each profile. It's no secret: this title is sure to be popular.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Secret societies.
Publisher San Francisco :2014
Language English
Description 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781936976522
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