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Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft (Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft) (Bk. 1) Hardcover – June 21, 2005

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"The first installment of a thesis that is by turns compelling, cautious, maddening, and intriguing."  —Norman Mailer

About the Author

Peter Levenda has researched the material for this book over the course of 25 years, visiting more than 40 countries and gaining access to temples, prisons, military installations, and government documents. He is the author of Unholy Alliance. He lives in Miami, Florida.
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Product Details

  • Series: Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Trine Day; First Edition edition (June 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975290622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975290620
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Sinister Forces (Vol. I) digs far beyond the plots and counter-plots familiar to conspiracy buffs. By now, the American people have endured their own initiatory journey of multiple assassinations, wrong-headed wars hot and cold, and passed through enough contemporary "gates"--Watergate, Contragate, Irangate to name a few--that at this point, reports of low deeds in high places are often greeted with a certain sickened fatalism.

Sinister Forces analyzes American History more profoundly than anything most of us are accustomed to, takes us behind the scenes of consensus reality to show us not just the puppetmasters manipulating the events that become our headlines, but does a convincing job of tracking the spoor, footprints and slime trails of Whatever might be holding the strings of those puppetmasters. We know about the spinmeisters already, but who, or what, Levenda asks, is controlling "them?"

The author's thesis, sketched out boldly and backed by exhaustive documentation, is that something sinister, possibly Satanic, in any event appallingly Other, has been shaping American history from the days of its earliest human inhabitants. Levenda is tackling nothing less than the metaphysical underpinnings of American history from the mysterious mound-building cultures through the Salem witch trials to 20th century mind-control experiments. This is no speculative history, but--as we've come to expect from Levenda--a meticulously researched argument that sheds disturbing light on the land of the free--which may be anything but.

This book deserves five stars-plus for intellectual courage alone.
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Format: Hardcover
_Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft: Book One: The Nine_ by Peter Levenda, author of _Unholy Alliance_ a book about the Nazis and the occult, published by Trine Day is an occult political history of America. This book is the first book in the trilogy of books _Sinister Forces_ put out by the author. The author traces the history of America from its earliest days up until the Kennedy assassination and the Manson murders, showing how sinister occult influences lie underneath the political fabric of this country. This book is a rather rambling account which attempts to piece together various obscure and occult articles of information that have remained hidden beneath the surface to other investigators. While many so-called "conspiracy theorists" have picked up on this underground knowledge, few others in the mainstream know of these occult synchronicities. Indeed, the notion of synchronicity of Carl Jung plays an important role in this book, which often borders on a stream of consciousness attempt to connect disparate elements within the American political historical landscape.

The book is divided into three sections entitled: "Deep Background", "Agents of the Devil", and "Crossfire". Each section provides a snapshot of various events within American history and their occult origins. The first section begins by discussing the writer of occult horror H. P. Lovecraft, whose incorporation of Native American elements, with ancient pagan religions brought over from old Europe, along with tales of New England witchcraft and sorcery into his stories provided such a unique understanding of the esoteric origins of America.
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Format: Paperback
This is the first installment in Levenda's Sinister Forces trilogy. The Nine delves deeply into America's darker political history, and covers a range of topics from Native American burial mounds, to Manson's early years, to the assassination of J.F.K. The connections between things only become more dizzying as Levenda pieces them together. This book truly is a grimoire and makes the reader feel, at times, quite unsettled. This book is addictive, believable, and scary as hell. I loved it and recommend it to anyone who's interested in the country's secretive seedy underbelly. Truly a great piece of work for both research and entertainment.
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Format: Hardcover
This in one of the best books I've read in a while...and I read a lot!

This book really has nothing to do with conspiracy theories, the author purposefully stays away from theorizing and points out areas where many are prone to. He just brings many amazing facts, from out the memory hole, together in one place; making a very readable, entertaining book in the process.

If you're generally into this subject matter (the strange side of politics) then read this, you won't be sorry!
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This is one book that I was expecting much less of and was thrilled to find that it yielded so much more! Unfortunately the title may keep some serious readers away and I'm wondering why the author decided on such a culturally charged title. Perhaps it was to get more people to buy the book, however the kinds of readers that would be persuaded to buy the book based on the title are, most likely, not the type to thoroughly and uncritically examine and integrate the documented information in this book in their daily lives. And that information is truly world changing! It will inform you reading of the mainstream media "news" to an extent that will allow you to immediately recognize the sub-text and deconstruct what the "establishment" (for lack of a better word) wants you to believe. You will recognize that most "news" reporting and analysis is nothing more than cover-ups and disinformation. And perhaps most importantly, you will recognize that we are still entrenched in a now 2000 year old conflict of "sinister forces".
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