A comprehensive and compelling account of the secret society that has shaped world events—and its ongoing influence today.
Freemasonry, with its arcane rituals, occult symbols, and labyrinthine hierarchy, has mystified the outside world for centuries. But today, even the most senior Freemasons do not understand its ancient origins or purpose. So what is this powerful and arcane organization really for?
In this eye-opening account, two seasoned researchers show that today’s Freemasons are the spiritual descendants of an ancient priesthood that was forced to act in secrecy. They predicted the birth of Jesus Christ, who was part of their mission. Soon after the Crucifixion they were nearly wiped out in a genocide conducted by the Romans. Later, in feudal Europe, they grew to a position of unparalleled power before being branded as heretics and forced underground. Yet despite this adversity, they continued to work in subtle, anonymous ways to pursue their objective—a new world order that put God above, and yet out of, human affairs.