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Secret Societies for Aging Swingers

Lecture no. 23 from the course: The Real History of Secret Societies

Secret Societies for Aging Swingers

Taught by Professor Richard B. Spence | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

In what sounds like the start of a bad joke involving L. Ron Hubbard, J. Edgar Hoover, and Charles Manson, Professor Spence introduces you to a crazy-sounding story about Aleister Crowley’s secret society, Ordo Templi Orientis, as he debates the merits of truth around it. From there, hear some fantastical stories about UFOs, the Priory of Sion, the American Heraldry Society, the Society of St. John of Jerusalem—known as Shickshinny Knights, and other groups and events developed from hoaxes and disinformation that was intentionally designed to distract and mislead.

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h********m
September 21, 2019

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g********m
September 12, 2019
Awesome classes. Professor Richard is very, very good!

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r********m
August 17, 2019
Excellent lecture series... well researched and presented in an interesting way.

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