Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: A Visual Guide (Hardcover)
An engaging, humorous, and startling look at how fraternal orders and secret societies shaped American life.
About the Author
Adam Parfrey is the editor of "Apocalypse Culture", "Apocalypse Culture II", "It s a Man s World", and coeditor of "Sin-a-Rama". He is the coauthor of "Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society", "The Secret Source: The Law of Attraction and Its Hermetic Influence Throughout the Ages", and "Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and The Germs". Adam also wrote the compilation "Cult Rapture", which contained his early feature article on the crazy Keane story.
"Ritual America is an impeccably designed and wide-ranging survey of the topic that indulges in neither sensationalism nor extreme skepticism. Parfrey and Heimbichner cover Freemasons and Oddfellows, Jesters and Rosicrucians. They mine the possible Masonic roots of Mormons and magic. Brian Doherty, Reason.com