Ever wonder where the term “thug” originated? Why an eye and pyramid grace the US dollar bill, or when exactly Friday the 13th became synonymous with horror and bad luck? In Members Only, Julie Tibbott answers these questions and more, opening doors that have long been closed while illuminating the clandestine practices of secret societies, sects, and cults as far away as Germany, Guyana, England, and India, and as close as your own backyard.
Methodically unraveling the mysteries behind over fifty organizations from the infamous Branch Davidians to the deadly La Santa Muerte, Tibbott fearlessly, and often humorously, describes the history and background, membership requirements, and inside scoop on the covert operations and aspirations of groups that reach as far back as 1120 with the Knights Templar and many that are still accepting applications today.
With an impressive roster encompassing world leaders and politicians like Benjamin Franklin and JFK, as well as tabloid favorites the likes of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Kim & Kanye, Members Only is a fascinating mix of cold, hard facts, hearsay, legend, rumors, interviews, and firsthand accounts that will captivate skeptics and conspiracy theorists alike.
Pallas Gates McCorquodale
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