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Strange Cults and Secret Societies of Modern London

August 30 @ 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm

In 1934 Elliott O’Donnell, the world-famed prince of ghost hunters published Strange Cults and Secret Societies of Modern London. It tells strange stories behind many covert organisations including the Thirteen society, the Black Brothers, Chinese secret societies and black magic, the Mafia, the Tree cults, the Suicide Society, the Cult of Cruelty, The Goats and Sophienism. Fr Alan Walker revisits O’Donnell’s classic book in the light of modern thinking about religious cults, moral panics and enthusiasm for the esoteric. Is his work fiction masquerading as fact, or should it be read more critically as a picture of contemporary fears and social experiments?

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Date:
August 30
Time:
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/321981581665190/

Organizer

The London Fortean Society
Phone:
0795 201 2487
Website:
http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Venue

The Bell
50 Middlesex Street
London, E1 7EX United Kingdom
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