Editorial Reviews. Review. “The kind of reference manual that the Internet cannot supplant. “Arthur Goldwag is a shrewd, fair minded, learned and entertaining tour guide through a world that’s simultaneously funny and frightening. Arthur Goldwag keeps the facts straight and gives the rumors as much respect as they deserve in “Cults,Conspiracies and Secret Societies.”. Cults, Conspiracies, And Secret Societies by Arthur Goldwag, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Signs of the Gods? Most of these cults were set up by insane conmen from all walks of life and it is really amazing to see how the general populace goes for these outlandish and often dangerous set-ups.

Goldwag keeps the facts straight and gives the rumors — socleties matter how lurid and entertaining — about as much respect as they deserve. It’s really not that important. Very interesting read nonetheless and the author writes with a hint of sarcasm just when you’re thinking the same. He tells the what, the who, the whenand sometimes the why of how something started and what happened to it and pretty much where it is today.

Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. The author restrains himself from commentary, giving the reader an unemotional, non-judgmental account connspiracies a far-flung phenomenon that is fascinating at best, terrifying at worst.


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Next came the conspiracy theories which I believe were written with TOO much bias. He leaves it for the reader to follow the trail if she’s hungry to find more information on the matters that interest her, many of which she may never had known of before exploring Goldwag’s work.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Sep 11, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: It provides a nice overview– quite wide-ranging in that it includes groups from all over the world, from a variety of belief systems.

About this title Audio Format. Such societies included in the book are: Also it used a cheap grade of paper which is not good for a book you want to refer to again and again. The review must be at least 50 characters long. The secret societies section was a bit of a let down, but not due to the writing.

Essentially it was an interesting, encyclopedia-like documentation of the most bizarre cults, bizarre conspiracy theories and elusive secret societies, both contemporary and from history.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. If this author was a little more object I think this book would be more interesting.

Ultimately, it’s a pretty shallow read.

Took me a while to read this book because it’s essentially a reference book. The book does a good job of showing how goldwqg often many amazing co-incidents presented to prove a conspiracy are just facts pulled out of pure air and made to look like they are par A rather comprehensive overview of Cults, Conspiracies and Secret Societies. See and discover other items: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Super interesting read that breaks down cults. It is broken up into three sections, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies, and then within each section, there is a blurb culhs each included group.


I got through them this time though, so obviously they weren’t that bad. Crash of the Titans. The difference between the two groups is: All in all, it’s a really good non-fiction book but unless all three subjects tickle your pickle, it can get boring.

Overall, it is a good exploration into these sovieties and can help one narrow down his or her interests in cults, conspiracies, and secret societies Some topics are familiar—the Kennedy assassinations, the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, the People’s Temple and Heaven’s Gate—and some surprising, like Oulipo, a select group of intellectuals who created wild formulas for creating literary masterpieces, and the Chauffeurs, an eighteenth-century society of French home invaders, who set fire to their victims’ feet.

This book is good if you don’t want any one thing in depth but just a general overview, this book is what you are looking for. In other words, they both seek external causal explanation for events; and justify their actions accordingly. The cults section was riveting, as was the conspiracies section. Having taught both urban legends and the cultural paranoia class, I wasn’t rea Meh.

I will keep the book to review when I hear of an conspuracies to see if it is listed in this very detailed book. Societiee free and yours to keep. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Conxpiracies amount of research done in this book is astounding.

The real problem with the book is the dangerous lack of any sources and citations. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor!