the term secret federation or secret company marks an organization or also a combination with a conspiratorial background. Secret societies form a storage tank of different common interests, which mystizierenden from aufklärerischen , political , mirror-image-ritual , religious , for okkultistischen or esoterischen goals to be motivated can. Due to the fact that secret federations itself usually for conspiratorial reasons of together-found, in order to implement its goals, it is intended their knowledge not for the public and is subject to the secrecy.
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the term secret federation
substantial criterion of also today still existing secret federations is (possibly only vorgebliche) the presence of knowledge, which is passed on only within the secret federation. Further the ignorance is around this society a substantial condition, in order to be able to arrange it as secret federation or a secret company. However the knowledge around their existence became it as secret combination deklassifizieren. Secret federations existed in past epochs as also in today's time. However the ignorance around their existence does not in terms of figures certainly leave it becomes less! They represent contents and goals, which contradict the socio-political standards of the respective time in a respective country or opposed them. Among them also revolutionary, democratic , socialist, communist and anarchist combinations were in the modern times. A publication of their existence would accompany with large probability also with the failure of their secret goals and it open to attack would make.
secret federation vs.
Secret companies were often converted discrete society in the course of the centuries into a discrete society . Bspw. thereby the rose cruisers and Freimaurer would be to be called. Their occurrence can be regarded as discrete, since they avoid the attention of the public to a large extent, but although possess a certain admitting heating degree in the society.
Frequently discrete societies regard themselves rites as medals with Initiationsregeln and -. In the vernacular these are called also gladly secret federations, since they appear to the broad public usually unknown and thus suspect. Members have medal degrees and/or. Initiation degrees. The federations organize themselves thus either hierarchically or after classes and/or. Degrees. Certain parts of the teachings become thereby only in each case within „the higher “and/or. „internal “degrees passed on. The reasons are to be understood thereby fewer conspiratorial than rather philosophically. Many discrete societies 18. Century are based on the concept of the Neoplatonismus of the Renaissance and the gradual realization of its environment.
Historically appoint yourself today's discrete societies and/or. „Secret federations “in all rule either on the Templer, the Freimaurer, the rose cruisers or the Illuminatenorden. There are however also Christian „secret federations “, like for example Opus Dei.
It concerns to the free bricklaying not the switching „secret knowledge “, but clearing-up, self realization, fraternity and ethical growth in protected area. Sinnigerweise puts a certain secret behind the self realization nevertheless to even fathom its to which also the rituals should serve within the temple work. The actual secret of the free bricklaying is appropriate thus in the Freimaurer hidden. A Freimaurer is by his vow to the discretion concerning the registration numbers in such a way specified (documents of identification), which rituals and the Privatsphäre binds, likewise to general moral conceptions. Freimaurer are not in the today's time registered associations, make public work and keep its organisational structures by any means secret; they are not to be regarded therefore as secret federation.
From secret federations in principle to distinguish, however usually with very flowing borders regarding symbolism, phraseologies etc., are organizations, a whose goal is less retaining and passing on of knowledge, but the secret structure of a network of persons with same goals. At these organizations the membership, usually also the existence of the organization is kept as secret as possible usually. The range is enough from relatively harmless, smaller organization to attaching economical gang (similar the function of some gulf clubs) over organizations, which try to exert aimed influence on politics and economics (z. B. the Skull and Bones) up to criminal organizations like propaganda Due. At this end of the scale then again the transition is for grouping of terror flowing.
discrete societies of again-religious adjustments
If one regards the OTO and golden the Dawn also including its groups of fragments, then the transition between religions to define sparkling wines and new religions is rather flowing as clear. Thus the first trailers saw themselves rose cross ore around surely still as good Christians. Golden the Dawn appointing to the Rosenkreuzerei gave itself already very many more sektiererischer. The Ordo Templi Orientis abgespaltene of it already justified its own religion (Thelema), which attained however only marginal note meaning. In an absolutely marginal purchase to the OTO again Scientology sect is to be seen, which attained the status of one at least in the USA no longer completely insignificant, from the Christianity detached, religion.
secret federations in 18. Century
- “the history of the world is the history of the wars between secret federations. “Ishmael Reed, Mumbo jumbo jet (introductory quotation of “Illuminatus!“)
- “one states that all occurences in the world from one hundred secret causes and mainsprings happen, under what secret connections belong excellently”. Instruction for the recruitment of new members in the Illuminatenorden (the Illuminaten - sources and texts for the clearing-up ideology of the Illuminatenordens)
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- Carmin, E. R.: The black realm - secret companies. Nikol publishing house Hamburg, ISBN of 3-933203-62-7
- shoemakers, George: Secret societies, connections and medals. Comet publishing house Cologne, ISBN 3-89836-326-0
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- Ralf Klausnitzer: Invisible church, invisible hand. For the imagination history of secret societies in the Vorromantik and with Ludwig Tieck