Philip Gardiner has spent his life on a crusade uncovering the truth behind myths, legends and ancient mysteries. In Secret Societies, Gardiner's quest is to uncover truths and secrets of the world's most powerful men in history. Gardiner delves into a world that is formidably hidden from our eyes and finds himself in situations that seem to mirror the fictional world of the Da Vinci Code. Discover the core of the 'Secret Societies' belief systems. Explore the secret origins of Freemasonry and the links to Serpent Cults. Examine the actual members of the "Illuminati," analyze the history of the group in Europe and America.