5 books on secret societies and conspiracies to make you paranoid
The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club by Daniel Estulin
Every year, the 130 most powerful and influential people in the world meet in what is called the Bilderberg Club. Since 1954, such meetings have kept a low profile in the public eye. Visits by the press are forbidden and in recent years have been attended by the likes of Bill Gates, the Rockefellers and world political leaders. Estulin tries to analyze the influence of this group in the global control of society.
The Eight by Katherine Neville
It tells the story of Catherine Velis, a computer researcher who tries to put together the pieces of history to find the mythical Charlemagne’s Chess, a board game made of gold and diamonds capable of endowing unlimited power to whoever possesses it. The plot tells the story of the attempts of great characters of history to get it, such as Isaac Newton, Napoleon or Roberspierre, as well as the dispute between different secret organizations such as the Masons to find it before anyone else.
The Return of the Sorcerers by Louis Pauwels
One of the main works that influenced the great current best-sellers on the development of conspiracy fiction with historical facts. The themes on which the story focuses are varied, but all have in common the halo of mystery that surrounds them, contrasted with real situations, such as the disappearance of civilizations, the scientific developments of the Nazis, parapsychology and alchemy, which are hidden from the knowledge that is normally produced and accepted in today’s society as science.
The Rise of the Fourth Reich by Jim Marrs
The premise from which Marrs starts is an analysis that begins at the end of World War II, where, according to the author, fascism has traveled a winding road from Germany to the United States and, hand in hand with politicians, businessmen, social organizations and regulatory frameworks, attempts to impose Nazi principles that dominate global society, such as militarization, espionage, imperialism and propaganda as an ideological form of domination.
Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The worldwide best-seller that catapulted conspiracy theories with new airs may be a book that lacks accurate information, historical rigor and constantly falls into fantasy; however, it is a classic novel of the genre. The expectation generated by it was such that the story was taken to the big screen, and places like the Vatican and the Louvre Museum were the target of investigations trying to unveil its greatest mysteries.