"Beneath the broad tides of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depth the changes that take place upon the surface."
-- Arthur Edward Waite, The Real History of the Rosicrucian
-- Arthur Edward Waite, The Real History of the Rosicrucian
Below is listed the names of many of the secret societies that exist in the U.S.. I believe many of these secret societies are practicing the esoteric principles which were founded by the Egyptians. They would place themselves into another level of consciousness. This level of consciousness is a sort of enlightenment, which enables the person to contact angels, demons, and alien/demonic lifeforms. It was practiced by Sir Walter Raleigh with the assistance of Dr. John Dee, who was a consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. Raleigh brought it into his Rosicrucian group and practiced these arts in hiding, since it was condemned by the Church at the time.
These practices were condemned by the Church, because they were obviously dabbling with something they should not be involved with. It was communicating with these spirits which gave Sir Walter Raleigh the insight into the New World and flamed the desire to found a New Atlantis. Even as early an era that Raleigh lived, he had an understanding of the electromagnetism of the earth, and that there was a connection with Atlantis. Francis Bacon had the same occult knowledge. I might add here that Nostradamus was believed to be a Freemason, since he used many of their symbols.
Esoteric practices and beliefs are something a Christian should know exists, but should not open the door to. It has been the people who have opened the door that has enabled Satan to gain power on earth, and will ultimately use to bring in the Antichrist.
David Bay of Cutting Edge Ministries clarifies that secret societies all share the same characteristics:
Along with this list of secret societies, this list of university student fraternities is included. Since we know Skull & Bones is a student fraternity and known to be involved in occult practices, I don't know how deeply involved these other student societies may be involved.1. Arrogant Pride = members parlay a sense that they are above and superior to others, an elite class, and specifically are chosen because of their innate and rare knowledge of the "Truth" while the rest of the world are mere peons. The secret truth they believe they possess is never to be revealed to any nonmember. Christians know that only God is omnipotent and can be arrogant and perfect, not man, but this is held true by the Elite in societies.
2. Dual Personalities = Those in secret societies behave one way when they’re with their fellow members and then put on a front for others when out in public. But Christians believe that God is the true personality with three in one-"God, the Father; Christ, the son; and the Holy Spirit, the advocate. God is always true to Himself and others. Societies, as a whole, don’t worship God because they consider themselves the high form of life . . . higher than the everyday man.
3. Teaching = Society members prize teaching their ways to new members but doing so only in small bits of information at a time until that member meets the requirements to be part of the upper Eschelon in the organization. Oral teaching was sacred, as only through verbalization could the secrets be shared without them becoming written records and then publicized.
4. Inherent Good = unlike biblical truth that says man is inherently evil (ergo, the sin of eating the fruit in Eden), secret societies claim the opposite, that man is inherently good and should be told the secrets through membership, providing the potential initiate meets the criteria to be considered worthy enough to be a society fellow.
5. Coming Savior = Bay says that most religions teach that a Redeemer King will arise to head the world. Christians will know Him as Christ while Satanists and society members will understand him to be the anti-Christ, though not necessarily labeled as such, and that the two antitheses will hold combat to gain power over humankind.
Secret society - Student societies
- Anak Society (1908) at Georgia Institute of Technology
- Berzelius (1848) at Yale University
- Bishop James Madison Society (1812) at the College of William and Mary
- Book and Snake (1863) at Yale University
- Cambridge Apostles (1820) at the University of Cambridge
- DERU (1895) at Northwestern University
- Episkopon at the University of Trinity College
- Elihu at Yale University
- The Eyes of Texas at the University of Texas at Austin
- Flat Hat Club (1750) at the College of William and Mary
- IMP Society (1902) at University of Virginia
- The Machine (1914) at the University of Alabama
- Michigamua (1902) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- The NoZe Brotherhood (1924) at Baylor University
- Order of the Acropolis at University of Georgia
- Order of the Bull's Blood (1834) at Rutgers University
- Order of Gimghoul (1889) at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Order of the Greek Horsemen (1955) at University of Georgia
- Owl Society at the University of Pennsylvania
- Phi Beta Kappa (1776) at the College of William and Mary, began as a secret society, but eliminated secrecy in 1831 and is now national
- Quill and Dagger (1893) at Cornell University
- Scroll and Key (1842) at Yale University
- Seven Society at the University of Virginia
- Shifters (1932) at Wittenberg University
- Skull and Bones (1832) at Yale University
- Society of the Pacifica House (1824) at Brown University
- Sphinx Head Society (1890) at Cornell University
- Sphinx senior society (1886) at Dartmouth College
- St. George Society (1915) University of Toronto
- Sword and Serpent (1870) at Rutgers University
- The Vitruvian Society at the University of Hartford
- Wolf's Head (1883) at Yale University
- Z Society (1892) at University of Virginia
Secret society - Business international or non-governmental organizationsWhile not self-styled as secret societies, these groups are often discussed in that context.
- Bilderberg Group
- Club of Rome
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Rhodes-Milner Round Table Groups
- Royal Institute of International Affairs (also known as Chatham House)
- Trilateral Commission
Secret society - Fraternal organizations
- Order of DeMolay
- Order of the Eastern Star
- AMORC (Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis)
- Confraternity of the Rose Cross
- Knights of Columbus
- National Society of Pershing Rifles
- Order Militia Crucifera Evangelica
- Order of the Solar Temple
- Ordo Templi Orientis
- Order of the Arrow
Secret society - Historical secret societies
- Beati paoli
- Knights of the Golden Circle
- Ku Klux Klan (exists at present with very small membership)
- Society of the Elect
- Thule Society
- Wide Awakes