Members Only

Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults — Exposed!

by Julie Tibbott


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Throughout human history, people have banded together to pass on traditions, climb the social ladder, and often just have a good time. And sometimes, keeping other people out is part of the fun. (Every hot club needs a velvet rope, after all.) But some of these groups have proved so exclusive and secretive that we on the outside can’t resist some speculation. Wouldn’t you like to know what they’re really up to? No need for secret handshakes or passwords—Members Only is your all-access guide to the secret societies, clandestine cults, and exclusive associations that you’ve always wondered about.

Profiling over fifty groups, from the centuries-old Freemasons to the snooty Skull and Bones Society to a club just for magicians, this book reveals the secrets of these mysterious organizations—and even tells you how to join up. Get ready to go underground and explore secret worlds that are sometimes shocking, sometimes frightening, and always fascinating.

“With detailed, engaging text and eye-catching photographs, this book will draw in those interested in little-known facts of the deliberately strange. [Tibbott’s] short, almost encyclopedic chapters and dry wit will appeal to struggling readers. …An appealing but nonacademic look into a wide variety of secretive groups.” – School Library Journal

“Members Only is a mesmerizing browse from cover to cover. Highly recommended!” – Midwest Book Review

Product Details

  • Reading level: Teen Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books (February, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-52-2

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1 comment

  1. Robert G says:

    Jun 12, 2014


    Can’t wait to see how it turns out! I was asked some questions (Why I joined, what it’s like, etc) since I am a 20 year old mason. Julie Tibbott is a very nice woman and asked questions that were very easy to respond to, and even joke with.

    It was a pleasant change from the typical “So… What’s up in the cult? Any secrets you shouldn’t share but want to?” LOL.

    Definitely looking forward to picking up a copy upon release 🙂

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