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Editorial Reviews


'...the most challenging expose of masonic magic ever written.' -- Lloyd Miller, A-Albionic Research

'The ultimate secret may well have been cracked by Michael Hoffman in his book, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare.' --Doug Moench, Big Book of Conspiracies

'Downard and Hoffman, certainly the two most inspired cryptographers of our time.' --Joan d'Arc, Paranoia magazine

About the Author

Michael Hoffman is a former reporter for the Associated Press and the author of six books of radical history, journalism and literature. He investigates political and occult crime by decoding what he calls twilight language.

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  • Paperback: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Independent History and Research (July 7, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970378416
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970378415
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Hoffman is a New York native and a former reporter for the Associated Press. He studied under Faiz Abu-Jaber and Richard Funk at the State University of New York at Oswego. Hoffman is the author of seven books of history. In addition, he has written the introductions to modern reprints of "The Traditions of the Jews" by Johann Andreas Eisenmenger, and "The Talmud Tested" by Alexander McCaul, D.D.

Hoffman is the executive editor of the bulletin, "Revisionist History," which is published six times a year. He is married and resides in north Idaho.

Hoffman writes:

The gatekeepers are determined to demonize this writer with stigmas such as "holocaust denier" and "anti-semite." These scurrilous libels are devices for intimidating potential readers, colleagues and supporters, and limiting the exchange of knowledge between a scholar and fellow truth-seekers. My authentic views are as follows: Judaic people suffered severe and unconscionable persecution during World War II, including mass murder at the hands of the Nazis. I deplore these crimes and the criminal Nazi ideology which inspired and directed them. At the same time, it is necessary to have the courage to point out the many parallels between Nazi ideology and the Israeli Zionist ideology which is engaged in the on-going dispossession and murder of Palestinians.

Concerning "anti-semitism": this phrase is supposed to denote racial loathing of Judaic persons, but is often employed to stigmatize those who dare to offer a narrative of Judaism which challenges the rabbinic narrative, or who dissent from the received opinion concerning Israeli actions in Palestine. Radical Judaic dissent from Talmudism and Zionism has largely been excluded from consideration. Consider that Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky are routinely accused of being "anti-semitic." This pseudo-scientific phrase is employed in many cases merely in order to gain advantage over political rivals. My work is based on love and not hatred. My targets are ideologies and theologies, not people.

I will not be silenced. I have as much right to question and investigate Judaism, or any other "ism," as anyone has to question Catholicism. Knowledge is not advanced by submitting to special immunities for one particular media-favored creed. It is not anti-Italian to point out iniquity in Renaissance or modern Catholicism; nor is it anti-Judaic to discover turpitude in the rabbinic Talmudic theology. If contemporary Catholicism is a form of oppression, then it is a liberating act to free Italians from its grasp. If contemporary Orthodox Judaism is a form of oppression, then it is a liberating act to free Judaic persons from Talmudic supremacy and tyrannical micro-management of their daily lives.

My work transcends tribal atavisms and resentments. For example, in "Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare" I sought to deconstruct the command ideology of the Cryptocracy, while exploring an epistemology capable of inspiring higher consciousness by decoding the esoteric manipulation of thought patterns and the 'group mind' which impede our ability to transcend humanity's perpetual squabbles and simian warfare.

In the book "They Were White and They Were Slaves" I studied anew the circumstances surrounding so-called 'white indentured servitude' and discovered the prevalence of a far more onerous chattel enslavement of seventeenth century whites in America, and the dehumanized status of poor whites over the next two centuries.

In my latest work, "Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not," I argue that during the Renaissance, gentile usurers gained firm purchase inside the Roman Church by scapegoating rival Judaic usurers. I also demonstrate that early Puritans, far from being the stereotypical skinflints and shylocks of legend, denounced and opposed usury, even as Renaissance Catholic popes and prelates were granting permission for it and benefiting from its proceeds.

My non-conforming research and writing do not fit simplistic Left/Right political or denominational categories, and because I violate taboos enforced by hysterical partisans, my name and reputation have been unfairly blackened. Truth-seekers with the curiosity and good will to look beyond the libelous opprobrium put forth by self-appointed thought police, will encounter in my writing, challenges to the consensus across a broad spectrum of revisionist history, Christian exegesis and Fortean epistemology.

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99 of 108 people found the following review helpful By New Age of Barbarism on January 25, 2003
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_Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare_ by Michael A. Hoffman II is a rambling account of some of the mysterious influences behind public events in the twentieth century and the occult significance of many different mass murders. Michael A. Hoffman II claims that through decoding the "establishment's" form of masonic twilight language, he can understand the occult significance of many dates and events. In particular, Hoffman reveals that alchemical principles underly the historic events of the atomic bomb detonation, the Kennedy assassination, and the moon landing. Also dealt with are the masonic influence in the "ritual killings" of the mass murderers Jack the Ripper, the Son of Sam, Ted Kaczynski, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Hoffman contends that these killers may have been raised since birth (as a sort of Rosemary's baby) to perform their dark deeds along with their secret occult brotherhoods. Hoffman also examines the Kabbalistic creation of the golem (the humonculous, the mannikin, the "artificial man"), the alchemical transformation of matter into energy via the atomic bomb explosion, the growing influence of a black market in human organs, the mysterious policies of the Vatican and the Jews, and the dark secrets of O.T.O. initiate Jack Parsons. Hoffman's views are thoroughly anti-establishment, Luddite, libertarian, and traditionalist. He advocates a return to the true principles of Christianity, a rejection of the modern world and its Judaic influence, and an assault on the lies preached by the freemasonic and Illuminati establishment cabal. The book concludes with a mysterious reference to Hoffman's favorite pet beast "Wicked King Wicker", which appears to refer to the ability to "bend reality".Read more ›
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93 of 101 people found the following review helpful By We think on August 4, 2006
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Studying conspiracy for years, it doesn't suffice to say that Hoffman has done his homework. He pulls back the covers of the greatest conspiracy of all time and reveals his insights succinctly.

Please do not pick this book up for light reading or if you are new to subjects such as conspiracy theory, the occult, or secret societies. It will not make much sense to you.

Having said that, if you are halfway attuned to the world around you and can find truth despite having to tolerate mainstream garbage, this book will open your eyes even more.

After reading dozens of related books I keep coming back to this one. Brilliant!
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Feral Puma on December 27, 2007
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The other reviewers pretty much summed it up already: This book is THE classic. Read in combination with the other classics: Rule By Secrecy by Jim Marrs, Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper, The Carnivals of Life and Death by James Shelby Downard, Programmed to Kill by David McGowan, Lucifer Dethroned by William Schnoebelen, etc. And find out, for one thing, what everyone is talking about, and also, who is controlling the world, how they operate, and how they communicate to people in the know that they are there operating. Hard to explan, go ahead and read to find out. Becoming fleunt in translating the cryptocracy's twilight language definetely adds another dimension to perspective, and to existence. If you think that Skull & Bones members like George Wanker Bush are good Christians simply because they said so in front of a Fix Noose Fox News camera, then maybe you should start thinking for yourself a bit. I thought the Bible said not to kill, let alone by the thousands of boatloads. Many people seem to think of the few elitists controlling and demolishing the rest of the world as saints, strange opinion on your part. How about you find out how they are nomadic pedophocratic satanists with no national obligations whatsoever? Pop yourself out of the matrix, through the rabbit hole, reclaim your own mind and keep in mind, billionaires with nothing but time on their hands communicate occassionally to us lowly commonfolk, albeit in a sick and psychotic way. Start here. For uninitiates and Inititates alike, the real deal, 10 stars.
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140 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Michael Tozer on April 2, 2004
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"Believe it or not,
I'm walkin' on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Flyin' away on a wing and a pray'r
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it's just me"

This was the theme song of the rather silly sitcom "Greatest American Hero" that came out in January of 1981. Shortly thereafter, newly elected President Reagan was shot by John Hinkley, an event which nearly gave Skull and Bones initiate George H.W. Bush his presidency eight years ahead of schedule. Does anyone remember the name of the main character of "Greatest American Hero"? Yes, it was Hinkley.

The show was silly. But the assassination attempt was dead serious. And Michael Hoffman describes herein how the elite have been laughing at the unitiated for years with little tricks such as these. This is truly an amazing book. It is the most complete philosophical treatment of the elite conspiracy that I have read to date. As another reviewer suggested, it is not for beginners. The writing is excellent. The facts are overpowering. And the overall message is desperately important. Inform yourself so that you can know justice and love mercy while yet there is time. This is a great book!

Addendum; 29-Dec-13:

Those who have read and been edified by Mr. Hoffman's excellent books should be aware that he has lately produced a magazine size edition of his newsletter that deals with the assassination of JFK, the assassination being surely one of the turning points of modern American history. I have read Hoffman's newsletter #69 now several times and have learned more with each reading. I would encourage others who have enjoyed and learned from Hoffman's work to pick up a copy of this newsletter. Also, we should endeavor to encourage Hoffman to continue his work on the sequel to "Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare", which is tentatively entitled "Twilight Language". God bless.
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