Book of Secrets, The: Esoteric Societies and Holy Orders, Luminaries and Seers, Symbols and Rituals, and the Key Concepts of Occult Sciences Through the Ages and Around the World
Step through the doorway into the secret traditions of the fascinating unseen spiritual world: its symbols, secret societies, and fascinating seers. This is a guide book without peer. Discover more than 100 secret symbols and their meanings and meet up with hundreds of legends and historical personages.
The Book of Secrets
From the strange symbols on a one-dollar bill to the secret signs of the Knights Templar and Freemasons, invisible societies, and the world of magic and alchemy, The Book of Secrets is a comprehensive introduction to the world of secret and esoteric knowledge throughout history.
In the mystery tradition, “secrets” are levels of consciousness that are hidden from our normal mental state, the acquisition of a new point of view. The Book of Secrets delves into the world of the “occult,” the initiated secret traditions of the fascinating unseen spiritual world: its symbols, secret societies, and seers.
Excerpt from the introduction:
To search for secret knowledge is to journey into the soul of humanity, for what is more deeply buried or obscured than the very center of ourselves? The word “occult” has, in modern Western society, dark and sometimes evil connotations; however it simply means “hidden” or “secret.” Any knowledge or method that is not easily perceived or obvious may be called occult. It will, for many, bring to mind images of black robes, ritual sacrifice, and communion with dangerous spiritual forces. This popular image of occultism has distracted many from the central reason for, and tenet of, the initiated secret tradition that in many ways has not changed since the dawn of civilization – that man can become god.
Book of Secrets, The: Esoteric Societies and Holy Orders, Luminaries and Seers, Symbols and Rituals, and the Key Concepts of Occult Sciences Through the Ages and Around the World is available from Red Wheel Weiser Books or wherever books are sold.