This is a study of how secret occult societies have changed the course of history. The influences of these sects and societies are seen to have been active behind the scenes in the affairs of every nation - to have helped shape the constitution of the United States, inspired the French Revolution, resisted the Tsarist regime and inspired today's New Age Movement. Corrupt sects are also seen to have encouraged movements such as the Nazis in the use of occult practices. Michael Howard discusses the good and bad in this "conspiracy" beneath the surface of world affairs. Michael Howard is also the author of "Traditional Folk Remedies" and "The Wisdom of the Runes".