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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A Treasury of Deception. 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.

He need to update this book and use a better format and higher grade of societiex. Interesting without being sensationalist or fear mongering, offering an overall viewpoint, relatively unbiased, and not glorifying them either.

Sep 08, Renee rated it it was ok. The Next Years. Or is that what THEY want you to think? May 03, Mollymillions rated it really liked it Shelves: My guy jokes that I hate conspiracy theories so much that I think they are a cons I almost hated giving this three stars–because it really was interesting. The Cultss Books of the Odyssey. Oct 03, Brad rated it liked it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Ultimately, it’s yoldwag pretty shallow read. I would just really like to know where all this information came from–and that makes this book frustrating. To it’s credit, the book is written in a rather accessible manner and will no doubt prove useful for those having their first brushes with cnspiracies subjects.

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We appreciate your feedback. Conspiracies were just as engrossing.

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I got through them this time though, so obviously they weren’t that bad. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. For many of these secret societies, I would have liked much more information.

The book offers some insight towards answering this conspiraces and then launches into an alphabetic summary of well known and obscure conspiracies. Books by Arthur Goldwag. Nov 05, Jen rated it liked it Shelves: A decent, casual read, one that will seem like either too much or only enough to increase your thirst for more information.

I was really curious about cults mostly, which is why I picked this up, but secret societies and conspiracies are also fun subjects we think about at least once every two weeks but don’t actually read about.


Very insightful and interesting.

Mar 05, Richard Gazala rated it liked it. Item s unavailable for purchase. An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secr Did you know? See all 40 reviews. An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous sociwties, crepuscular cabals and suspicious coincidences.

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Having taught both urban legends and the goldwga paranoia class, I wasn’t really his audience. Would be interesting to go in depth with some of these fringe groups.

Goldwag keeps the facts straight and gives the rumors — no matter how lurid and entertaining — about as much respect as they deserve.

Trivia About Cults, Conspiraci I was surprised at all the information in this book. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Goldwag’s writing is savvy, crisp and clean, often tongue-in-cheek, and he’s not afraid to voice conspirxcies personal opinion on some of the wackier Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies featured in his book.