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The Secret History of the West: The Influence of Secret Organisations on Western History from the Renaissance to the 20th Century

(2005)

Published by O Books in 2005
ISBN 1905047045
Price £16.99/$29.95 Paperback

 

Publisher’s Outline

The Secret History of the West is a historical work (part one of a two-part work of which part two appeared as The Syndicate in October 2004) that examines the impact of recent organizations on revolutionary history from the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century to the end of the Russian revolution. It grew out of the treatment of “hidden history” in The Fire and the Stones.

The principal focus of the book is Western revolutionary history from c.1453 to the Russian revolution.

The Introduction defines the theme of the book as the influence of secret organizations on a succession of revolutions that have eradicated the old Europe of nation-states and are bringing in a world government (the so-called New World Order). It also defines revolution itself and explains the revolutionary dynamic. Part One is entitled ‘The Protestant Revolution’, and starts with the Reformation as the foundation for its analysis of the Puritan Revolution of the 17th century and its successor, the Glorious Revolution. Part Two – ‘Towards a Universal Republic’ – describes and analyzes the revolutions (and new societies) that grew out of the Age of Reason. The two great Templar revolutions of the 18th century, the American and the French, are covered in chapters 4 and 5. Chapter 6 deals with the influence of Rothschildian capitalism and Mazzini’s revolutionary Marxism on the rise of the rival 19th century British and German Empires. Chapter 7 analyzes the Russian revolution.

The threads are drawn together in a Conclusion which establishes the links between the secret organizations and the revolutions and demonstrates how all the revolutions have prepared the ground for the New World Order in our own time.

Finally, at the end of the book, an appendix on ‘Civilisations and Revolutions; Two Dynamics’ and a set of 10 appendices entitled ‘The Hidden Hand: The Kabbalistic Roots of Revolution’ provide extra insights into the Kabbalistic and occult origins of revolutions, and draws some interesting parallels between the ancient and medieval heretical sects – both Jewish and Christian – and modern revolutionary groups. There is also an appendix on ‘Venetian Foreign Policy and Rosicrucian Freemasonry’.

 

In Greater Detail

Who was behind the Protestant Reformation and the Renaissance? Is there a hidden hand behind Western history? Is there a link between the revolutions in England (by Cromwell and William of Orange), America, France and Russia? Has a dynamic power shaped the French revolution, Imperialism and Lenin’s Russian revolution?

Nicholas Hagger focuses on the turning-points in the history of the North American and European civilizations – the revolutions. He shows that secret organizations intrigued them – first the heretical Kabbalists and Cathars and then the Freemasonic Rosicrucians, Sionists and Templars – in pursuit of the hidden Masonic agenda of world revolution which has been an ambition of Freemasonry for hundreds of years. He reveals the hidden dynamic of revolution and the pattern of individual revolutions. As the book’s companion volume, The Syndicate, explains, all the interventions of these shadowy organizations have culminated in one attempt to create a world government.

The Secret History of the West traces the influence of secret organizations on history from the Renaissance to the 20th century and their role in fomenting revolutions.

The secret organizations are:

  • the Kabbalists and Cathars, who influenced the development of Protestantism and the Reformation revolution;
  • the Rosicrucians who shaped the Puritan Revolution – Dutch Rosicrucian exiles funded the Model Army so that Cromwell could readmit Jews to England – and also William of Orange’s Glorious Revolution;
  • the Templar Freemasons who inspired the American Revolution;
  • the Priory of Sion who created the Illuminati who, when hidden within Grand Orient Templar Freemasonry, stirred up the French Revolution, and who, through the Rothschilds, influenced the Imperialist revolution that produced the European empires in the 19th century;
  • Grand Orient Templar Freemasons who brought about the Russian Revolution.

The Secret History of the West reveals revolution’s roots in early attempts by heretical sects – Gnostics, Templars, Cathars, Kabbalists, Rosicrucians – to subvert Christianity. Their inspiration is traced to the Kabbalah, which links them to the Puritans and modern Freemasonry and is seen to provide the ideological foundations of the English, American, French and Russian revolutions.

The Secret History of the West is a narrative of the influence of secret organizations on all the revolutions from 1453 to the Russian revolution. The book proceeds chronologically through the world’s revolutions. No other work offers such a narrative. (Crane Brinton’s Anatomy of Revolution is aimed at postgraduates and assumes a thorough knowledge of the events of the main four revolutions.) All revolutions are found to begin with occultist dreams and to end in horror. The book thus appeals equally to left and right, and is highly educative for young idealists.

The four stages of the dynamic are exemplified by key historical figures, for instance:

 

Revolutionary Dynamic

Revolution

Occult
inspiration

I


ntellectual expression

Political expression

Physical consolidation

English

Bacon/Andreae

Hartlib/Menasseh

Pym/Cromwell

Cromwell

American

Bacon/Weishaupt

Franklin/Jefferson

Washington

Jackson

French

Rouseau/Weisshaupt

Mendelssohn/Mirabeau

Robespierre

Napoleon

Russian

Weishaupt/Hegel/
Marx/Engels

Herzen/Trotsky

Lenin

Stalin

 

 

Headings and sub-headings accompany the narrative treatment of each revolution in each chapter.

The Secret History of the West is the first book to explain revolutions by delving into the secret history of the West, which means probing into Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and Adam Weishaupt’s Illuminati, occult organizations that most conventional history books ignore. There can be no satisfactory explanation for all the revolutions if this secret history is ignored, and the 4-part revolutionary dynamic is drawn in part from this secret history. It is because this  secret history is admitted that the book’s “new view” is made possible.

The Secret History of the West is the first serious study of hidden organizations and revolutions as the driving force of modern history. The book traces the modern tide of world revolutions back to the Protestant revolution known as the Reformation which had its roots in the Cathar movement of medieval France.


While focusing on secret organizations, The Secret History of the West presents:

  • A narrative of all the revolutions from 1453 to the Russian revolution. Students in every country where there is civil unrest can read about Robespierre, Lenin and the like and see how Utopian visions of ideal societies end in massacres and guillotinings.
  • A completely new and original theory of why revolutions happen – a 4-part revolutionary dynamic:


    an idealist has an occult vision, which others state in intellectual terms; this becomes corrupted by a political regime, and results in physical suppression (e.g. Stalin’s purge). The summary at the end of each chapter includes tables summarising this dynamic as it applies to each revolution.

  • An overview that all the revolutions during the last 550 years are individual waves in a high tide of world revolution.

 

All these revolutions were unleashed by the hidden hand of Freemasonry in its Rosicrucian, Sionist and Templar forms. This is the first book to have exposed the impact of these secret organizations so comprehensively, and in relating revolutions to the activities of factions within Freemasonry the book reveals the hidden dynamics of revolution and the pattern of individual revolutions. As the book’s companion volume, The Syndicate, explains, in our time these revolutions have culminated in an attempt to create a world government. All the revolutions have advanced this hidden Masonic agenda of world revolution which has been an ambition of Freemasonry for hundreds of years.

 

The Back Cover Says

Contrary to popular belief, Western civilisation as we know it today is not the end of steady progress. For over half a millennium revolution has succeeded revolution like a succession of tidal waves.

At one level this book is a chronolog


ical narrative of these revolutions, from the Renaissance to the Russian. It shows how Utopian visions of ideal societies end in massacres and the guillotine, and therefore appeals to and challenges both left and right.

At a second level it offers a new and original theory of why revolutions happen. An idealist has a vision, which others state in intellectual terms. This becomes corrup


ted by a political regime, and results in physical repression.

The unique approach that The Secret History takes is that this vision has never been part of Establishment thought or practice. Indeed it usually has its roots in ideas and influences that have hitherto been unexpressed, “secret.” But all these ideas have a common thread. They can be traced back to the heretical sects-Gnostics, Templars, Cathars and Rosicrucians-and secret organizations such as the mysterious Priory of Sion. Their influence po


wered the Protestant Revolution, which in turn provided the ideological foundations of the English,


American, French and Russian revolutions. Factions within Freemasonry and families such as the Rothschilds have figured prominently in all these upheavals. They add up to a tide of world revolution that is reaching high water mark n our own time, as Hagger has shown in the companion volume to this work, The Syndicate: The Story of the Coming World Government.

 

Front cover for
Portuguese edition

 

 

Front cover for
Polish edition

Nicholas Hagger