Christopher Hodapp

  • Geheime Bruderschaften, undurchsichtige Rituale und rätselhafte Symbole - da findet sich reichlich Stoff für Spekulationen und Verschwrungstheorien. "Freimaurer für Dummies" schafft Klarheit. Es beschreibt, wann und warum die Freimaurer gegründet wurden, erläutert die Rituale, erklärt die Symbole und deren Entwicklung über die Jahrhunderte und geht auch auf die unterschiedlichen Verschwrungstheorien ein. Der Autor, selbst Freimaurer, nennt Künstler und Politiker, die Freimaurer sind oder waren, und beschreibt den Einfluss der Freimaurer auf die heutige Gesellschaft.

  • Take the mystery out of the Freemasons Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings. With new and improved content, including updated examples and references throughout, this new edition of Freemasons For Dummies provides the most straightforward, non-intimidating guide to the subject on the market. Updated expert coverage of the basic beliefs and philosophy behind Freemasonry Revised information on the history of the society, including updates concerning its founding, famous historical members, and pivotal events New coverage devoted to the recent influx of younger membership The latest and ongoing controversies and myths surrounding Freemasonry The role of women in a Masonic organization, including opportunities for women to participate in Freemasonry The effects cultural and political changes and worldwide events are having on the organization If you're intrigued by the mystery that surrounds the Masons, get ready to learn the facts about this ancient order in Freemasons For Dummies.

  • La franc-maçonnerie en 200 notions illustrées ! Que diriez-vous de découvrir dans un seul et même livre comment la franc-maçonnerie moderne s'est constituée au siècle des Lumières, que ce sont des rites organisés en " degrés " qui permettent à un franc-maçon de progresser, ou encore que les symboles utilisés par la franc-maçonnerie sont empruntés aux métiers des bâtisseurs de cathédrales ? C'est ce que vous proposent les Nuls en 200 notions illustrées avec ce tour d'horizon de l'histoire de la franc-maçonnerie à travers les âges. Vous saurez tout sur des thèmes aussi variés que les loges, les enseignements secrets, les obédiences, les symboles... Le tout en un seul livre !

  • A captivating look into the society of the Knights Templar Brought to you by the author of Freemasons For Dummies, The Templar Code is more than an intriguing cipher or a mysterious symbol - it is the Code by which the Knights Templar lived and died, the Code that bound them together in secrecy, and the Code that inspired them to nearly superhuman feats of courage and endurance. The Templar Code for Dummies reveals the meaning behind the cryptic codes and secret rituals of the medieval brotherhood of warrior monks known as the Knights Templar. This intriguing guide will cover such topics as: Who the Knights Templar were How the Knights Templar rose so high and fell so far Why there is so much interest in them today  The Templar Code For Dummies will explore myths and theories of Christian history that appear in the Da Vinci Code such as the quest for the Holy Grail, the Catholic Church's relationship with women that are hotly debated now with special emphasis on the Templar connection. It also explores the surprising part the Templars have played in some of the most important historic events of these past seven centuries, including the French Revolution, the birth of groups such as the Freemasons, and even the American Civil War.

  • What do Skull & Bones, the Kennedys, and UFOs all have in common?
    Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, parallel universe where the laws of physics have completely changed: black means white, up is down, and if you want to understand what's really going on, you need a good reference book. That's where Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies comes in. Whether you're a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, packed with the latest information, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories - such as Area 51 and the assassination of JFK - and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Freemasons, the Ninjas, the Mafia, and Rosicrucians. This behind-the-curtain guide helps you separate fact from fiction and helps you the global impact of these mysterious events and groups on our modern world. Discover how to: Test a conspiracy theory Spot a sinister secret society Assess the Internet's role in fueling conspiracy theories Explore world domination schemes Evaluate 9/11 conspiracy theories Figure out who "they" are Grasp the model on which conspiracy theories are built Figure out whether what "everybody knows" is true Distinguish on assassination brotherhood from another Understand why there's no such thing as a "lone assassin" Why do hot dogs come in packages of ten, while buns come in eight-packs? Everybody knows its a conspiracy, right? Find out in Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies.

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