From the time of the mystery schools to the present day there has been an underground stream of information protected by secret societies and enshrined in their rituals and symbols. These are the heresies of the Middle Ages and the ideas that underpin the occult revival of the 19th century. At key points in history these truths are revealed when deemed beneficial to the advancement of society towards enlightenment.
In the spiritual vacuum that followed the two world wars of the 20th century a secret society called the Priory of Sion were tasked with restoring the balance of masculine and feminine in Christianity. From the shadows they would influence the reinstating of Mary Magdalene as the historic bride of Jesus while symbolically restoring the feminine archetype of the emancipated woman. This is their story.
Robert Howells, born in London in 1968, has spent over 20 years investigating secret societies, counterculture and conspiracy theories. During this time he has built up an extensive knowledge and experience of secret societies, symbolism and esoteric thought.
As a manager for five years of Watkins Books in London, one of the oldest esoteric bookshops in Europe, he extended his research into comparative religion, transpersonal psychology, sacred geometry, Gnosticism and alchemy. He also came into contact with a number of secret societies during this time, including the Priory of Sion, the Freemasons, the Order of Lazarus and various neo-Templar orders, as well as Sufis and other religious groups.
His first book, Inside the Priory of Sion, was published in 2011 and his second book, The Last Pope, in June 2013. His next book is Illuminati: The Counterculture Revolution from Secret Societies to WikiLeaks and Anonymous
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