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  • The Freemasons: The Mysterious Roots of Freemasonry

  • Secret Societies, Book 5
  • By: Conrad Bauer
  • Narrated by: Charles D. Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, World
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Freemasons, history's most mysterious secret society! A worldwide conspiracy, a shadowy cabal, a secret sect, or just a misunderstood organization? Who really are the Freemasons? Let's find out!

Who really rules the world? According to some people, a shadowy cabal of hidden men rule over the world governments from behind the scenes. These invisible puppets masters are tied into conspiracy theories across the world, taking in everything from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the attack on New York on September 11th, 2001. Typically, if you trace these conspiracies back far enough, you will come across one name. The Freemasons.

But who exactly are the Freemasons? Believe in the conspiracies and you might well assume that they are responsible for every major geopolitical decision and event that takes pace. But to others, they are simply a sort of gentlemen's club, a social group that does a lot of good work in the community. In this book, we take a different approach.

Where did the Freemasons come from? Here, we will examine the links between the Freemasons and another of history's most famous organizations, the Knights Templar.

Could the Templars have laid the foundations of the Freemasons? Did they set up the secret society to extract revenge for their demise? Did they inspire an English rebellion simply to destroy their enemies? Over the course of many centuries, we will try to find the evidence that demonstrates the links between these two organizations.

Simply because they are so very secret, people are liable to project their beliefs onto the hidden group. But, in this book, we will try and focus on the facts. Sometimes, these facts can be far more shocking than the theories.

©2016 Conrad Bauer (P)2016 Conrad Bauer

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  • Rocker
  • 30-03-2017

interesting

if you are mason and have wondered about the history prior to 1717, this book is for you. much was lost in history and can only be speculated, but this gives it a good shot.

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  • John Ruckman
  • 14-11-2021

less than expected

not horrible but not much content and repeat himself several times much more research is needed on this topic a seemingly outside view of the history i wouldn't guess the author to be a mason

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  • ncullen
  • 01-02-2020

Great book

I enjoyed listening, I liked the narrator, it was easy to listen and follow, it held my interest from start to finish.
I plan to listen to it again.

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  • Dave
  • 24-12-2019

just terrible

one of the worst books on Freemasonry I have ever listened to. The book should be called the history of the Templars having nothing to do with masonry

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  • Ben
  • 31-01-2018

a little short

it's a short story of the knights templare. I'd suggest freemasons for dummies if you really want to learn.

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  • Thomas Hutchinson
  • 06-04-2022

Templars, not freemasonry

Nice story about the templars and watt Tyler but not much about the actual masons, also narrator is good for grandpas bedtime stories but not for a lecture

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  • MR K.
  • 29-12-2021

Nothing new

More a romanticised story of the Knights Templar than a history of the Freemasons. The links that have been debunked many times were trouped out once more.

Entertaining for someone who may want a historical fantasy, but that was it.

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  • Jonathan B
  • 10-12-2021

Couldn’t get past the poor narration

I was interesting in this topic however far too quickly I found the narration of poor quality with emphasis on repeated words and phrases which took away from the narrative.

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