The Russell family was incredibly wealthy from worldwide trade, one of the most lucrative being that of opium smuggling. William H. Russell was also descendant of other wealthy New England family names like Hooker, Willet, Bingham and Pierpont (which is the “P” in JP Morgan)
The worshipped Eulogia, the goddess of eloquence, who took her place in the pantheon upon the death of the orator Demosthenes, in 322 B.C.
The Yale society fastened a picture of its symbol—a skull and crossbones—to the door of the chapel where it met. Today the number 322, recalling the date of Demosthenes’ death, appears on society stationery. The number has such mystical overtones that in 1967 a graduate student with no ties to Skull and Bones donated $322,000 to the society.
(The number 322 has also been a particular favorite of conspiracy-minded hunters for evidence of Skull and Bones’s global connections. It was the combination to Averell Harriman’s briefcase when he carried classified dispatches between London and Moscow during World War II. Antony C. Sutton claims that 322 doubles as a reminder of the society’s mother organization in Germany; the American group, founded in 1832, is the second chapter—thus 32-2.) [source]
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This chronicle of espionage, drug smuggling, and elitism in Yale University's Skull & Bones society offers rare glimpses into this secret world with previously unpublished documents, photographs, and articles that delve into issues such as racism, financial ties to the Nazi party, and illegal corporate dealings. A complete list of members, including George Bush, George W. Bush, and John F. Kerry, and reprints of rare magazine articles are included.
Takes a behind-the-scenes look at Yale's mysterious society, the Order of the Skull and Bones, and its prominent members, numbering among them Tafts, Rockefellers, Pillsburys, and Bushes. This book reveals that far from being a campus fraternity, the society is more concerned with the success of its members in the post-collegiate world.
Dave Richards, an alum of Yale, takes us through the history from Phi Beta Kappa in the American Revolution (originally a social and drinking society) through Skull and Bones and its rivals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While there have been articles and books on some of those societies, there has never been a scholarly history of the system as a whole.
This is the only exposé of one of the world's most secretive and feared organizations: Yale University's nearly 200-year-old secret society, Skull and Bones. Through society documents and interviews with dozens of members, Robbins explains why this old-boy product of another time still thrives today.
Yes, this movie from the year 2000 is as cheesy as you would expect, however it's an interesting (and very tame) take on the Skull & Bones, as whitewashed by hollywood.An Ivy League crew star gets the chance of a lifetime when he is invited to join the secretive Skulls society in this thriller.
This definitive study chronicles the rise and fall of the Order of the Illuminati, a mysterious Enlightenment-era guild surrounded by myth. Describing this enigmatic community in meticulous detail, more than 1,000 endnotes are included, citing scholars, professors, and academics.
A ground-breaking text marking the first time that a comprehensive ritual book for the society has been reassembled - every degree, its instruction and associated texts, has been included and assembled in chronological order of progression.
If you are interested in the serious study of the notorious Bavarian Illuminati, Adolph Freiherr Knigge's "Philo's Reply to Questions Concerning His Association with the Illuminati" is a must-read. This book is the first full-length translation of any work by a major player of this secret and once very powerful brotherhood.
On Materialism and Idealism was first published by Adam Weishaupt in 1786, and has long been considered to be one of his philosophical works. After the publication of the Secret School of Wisdom, the Authentic Ritual and Doctrines of the Illuminati, it has been discovered, to in fact be the completion of the Docetist degree of the Illuminati.
This book traces the origins of a faith--perhaps the faith of the century. Modern revolutionaries are believers, no less committed and intense than were Christians or Muslims of an earlier era. What is new is the belief that a perfect secular order will emerge from forcible overthrow of traditional authority.
Lex and Cal travel back in time and break up a Skull & Bones ritual in the Tomb at Yale. Meanwhile, Carmot and Vodnar try to rescue the brothers from the W.I.L.D. Machine. Luna makes a cameo appearance, and Colonel’s plans for her are revealed.
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A pair of musicians travel through time and investigate conspiracies while fighting back against the illuminati’s hoards of sheeple (sheep/people hybrids).