The most secretive secret societies you've never heard of
There has always been an elusive allure to secret societies and their mysterious members. Below is a list of some of the most occult ones in history.
The Bohemian Club:
The Bohemian Club was founded in 1872 in San Francisco. Every year they hold a retreat in the redwood forest at Bohemian Grove and only the most powerful Republican men are invited to attend. There, they get conduct a ceremony in front of a giant owl statue. Famous members include: Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Ordo Templi Orientis:
Founded in the early 20th century by an Austrian chemist. O.T.O's most known member is Aleister Crowley, the famed English occulitist. Crowley revamped the masonic group to focus on a religion he created called Thelema. Thelemites believe that our existence is a product of the relationship between the space-time continuum and the principle of life and wisdom. To become a member, you must go through a series of rituals and initiations.
Named for their symbol of a rose on a cross, the Rosicrucians have one central belief -- that all members of their order share the same secret wisdom. Their beliefs combine occultism with aspects of popular religion which they ironically spell out on their very public Facebook page.
Skull & Bones:
Founded at Yale university in 1832, Skull and Bones is arguably the most famous secret society. They have allegedly been a part of many monumental historical events, despite the fact that they choose only 15 students to join ever year. It's rumored that they took part in the creation of the nuclear bomb. Others suspect them to have stolen Geronimo's skull from his grave, which is very gross, indeed.
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