Top 10 secret societies in the world

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11:57 pm 25 Oct, 2010

The real kingmakers in classic sense! Read this article of Topyaps to discover the 10 most mystical and influential societies in the world comprising the self-styled patriots with elevated destinations.

10. The Thule Society:

Founded by Rudolf von Sebottendorf on August 18, 1918, the Thule Society is well known for sponsoring the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (DAP), which later turned into the Nazi Party. Committed to the betterment of Germany, this society was strictly against the communist mainstream. Governed by scholars and intellectuals, this society had a great companionship with Adolf Hitler, the “fair haired boy”.

9. The Fenian Brotherhood:

This Irish organization was was founded by Michael Doheny and John O’Mahony in 1858 in the United States to overthrow the British rule in Ireland. Combination of Irish and American revolutionaries, this secret society was named after the term “Fianna”, which was an eminent band of Irish warriors. Their propaganda of “Social Justice” was very popular in North-east and Mid-west.

8. The Club of Rome:

This secret society is an international think tank which was founded by Aurelio Peccei (an Italian businessman) and Alexander Christakis (Scottish scientists) in April 1968. Apart from other secret societies, The Club of Rome focuses on crucial global concerns such as economy, education, environment, poverty, resource consumption, cultural diversity etc. This society grabbed the international attention after publishing its report, “Limits to Growth” in 1972.

7. The Bilderberg Group:

An unofficial but very confidential society consisting influential members form various fields such as defense, education, politics, business, media and administration. This group was conceptualized to tackle anti-American activities in Western Europe. Due to its total secret policies, the Bilderberg Group is often charged with political conspiracies.

6. Knight of Columbus:

Founded in Connecticut in 1882 by an Irish-American Catholic Priest, The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivny, the Knights and Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world. A multi-billion dollar non-profit charitable organization, this secret society is devoted to the rules of Unity, Charity, Patriotism and Fraternity.

5. The Illuminati:

The Shadow Government! This society was initiated on May 1, 1776, by professor Adam   Weishaupt of University of Ingolstadt. According to Conspiracy theories, lot of prominent  people were attached with this secret society or still working for it. The notable followers of the Illuminati are – David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Bush family, Barack Obama and Winston Churchill. They are also considered as the originator behind the phenomenon of New World Order.

4. The Knight Templar:

Also known as The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, this secret society was certified by the Roman Catholic Church in 1129. The Bible is considered as the base of Templars and they are said to be the devotee of Sophia,  Goddess of Truth and Wisdom. It is claimed that large number of building projects were financed by this society  across the Europe and also started the concept of safe deposit and banking activities.

3. Freemasons:

This “society with secret” is considered as the true descendant of The Knight Templar which follows the propaganda of moral uprightness and fraternal friendship. This philanthropic society worked for the betterment of common people and rejected a specific religion or creed. Throughout history, Freemasons has been criticized for secretly controlling the world politics.

2. Skull and Bones:

Founded at Yale University in 1832 by William H. Russell, this college secret society is considered as the mastermind of some major cases such as the concept of nuclear bomb and the assassination of J.F. Kennedy.  Symbol of imagination, intelligence and speculation, Skull and Bones is different from other societies on several points.

1. Sons of Liberty:

Founded in 1765 by a group of local artisans and shopkeepers in Boston, this radical group contradicted the Stamp Act and other parliamentary revenue programmes of the United States. Covered with secrecy, this patriotic society had played a significant role in the American Independence from United Kingdom.

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