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Blood on the Altar: The Secret History of the World's Most Dangerous Secret Society Paperback – January 3, 2005
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Heimbichner traces the many tentacles of secret organizations--many of whom are careful, like Scottish Rite Masonry, to "put a happy face" on for public view, while concealing even from the lower ranks in their lodges what the upper echelons are actually involved in.
What is so extraordinary about this book is not just the range and scope of citations from the "secret" documents of the organizations themselves (though that is mightily impressive), or the rogue's gallery of scoundrels and criminals to which we are introduced, but the way the book traces the genealogy of the occult currents that stretch back over millenia and keep recurring in new forms over the centuries. Not only does this book expose the underlying aims and methodologies of these nefarious cultlike groups, in particular the OTO, which Heimbichner credibly portrays as the controlling central group today, but he demonstrates the ways in which the Cryptocracy controls and manipulates the populace, all the while chipping away at the cultural values that once defined the West as a civilization.
All this is presented in lively and often sardonically witty prose, and to have crammed this much history and information into a mere 170 pages is an impressive achievement.Read more ›
That said, Craig Heimbichner's book is well-sourced and has a great amount of intriguing information not found elsewhere, both in scare books by Fundamentalist Xtians and hagiographies by Thelemites.
Well worth a read!
The preceding notwithstanding, "Blood on the Alter" is well written and important on its own account. Heimbichner shares with his readers herein the benefit of his evident serious and far reaching study of the cryptocracy, together with a well organized and excellent presentation. Those reviewers who have crudely criticized both style and content of this book clearly have another axe to grind.
Perhaps the greatest relevance of Heimblichner's account occurs toward the end of the corpus of his book. There, the author contrasts the moral and intellecutal bankruptcy of "judeo-christianity" with the small but growing movement of those who seek out the truth fearlessly. This is perhaps the most important dichotomy in today's world, and we are rightly grateful to Mr. Heimbichner for so clearly elaborating this terribly important dynamic. Read this very important book, and be both richly blessed and well informed.
--Michael A. Hoffman II
(Hoffman is the author of "Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare")
These OTO reviewers are so full of contradictions that they praise the glossary and the research while saying it is "ridiculous." Really? They also pull out accusations and "tags" which are inaccurate, such as "racial bias" or mentions of UFOs (utterly absent from the book) in an attempt to attack the author or the book itself.Read more ›
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Great book! Very well written. Tom and his fellow authors did an awesome job on wrapping up and explaining the how and whys of the very persecution of true church. Read morePublished 23 months ago by brent miller
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This book is a total load of tripe. The author appears to be a stranger to good grammar and proper spelling. He obviously is the worst kind of religious bigot. Read morePublished on December 13, 2010 by Joseph Marek
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A thoroughly enjoyable read! As a devout student of the occult and member of the O.T.O. I gave this book three stars for it's entertainment value! Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by Eris Discordia
The book is a good read but the author does not back up many of his assertions with solidly researched evidence. Read morePublished on March 8, 2008 by Supercharged Lee
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