Saturday, September 12, 2015

‘Cults and Secret Societies in Brooklyn’

Sorry, I had meant to post this earlier, but on Wednesday night, Morbid Anatomy Museum will host author Julie Tibbott for a lecture on “Cults and Secret Societies: A to Z, an Illustrated Lecture” beginning at eight o’clock. The author will return Wednesday the 23rd for a second lecture titled “Secret New York Exposed.”

Morbid Anatomy is located at 424A Third Avenue in Brooklyn. The cost of admission is $8 for Wednesday, or $13 for both lectures, and can be purchased here.

From the publicity:

Join Julie Tibbott, author of the book Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed, for a strange storybook journey through the world of cults, secret societies, and other exclusive groups. In this slideshow presentation, stylized to mimic a twisted alphabet book for grown-ups, A is for All-Seeing Eye, B is for Brainwashing, C is for Costumes…and so on! We’ll visit exotic locales, from the spiritualist hamlet of Lily Dale, New York, to the Jonestown commune deep in the jungle of Guyana; encounter larger-than-life personalities, such as Patty Hearst and Aleister Crowley; learn about secret initiation rites, magical rituals, reptilian humanoids, and much, much more! It’s a lighthearted look at some of the darker corners of history, sure to spark the imagination and make you feel like a curious kid who just found some very creepy reading material.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. It is part of the “Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed” lecture series with Julie Tibbott. “Secret New York Exposed” will be presented on the 23rd of September.

I guess we’re not talking Rose Circle caliber revelation here, but it sounds like fun. You can’t go wrong for eight bucks. You can’t even see a movie in Brooklyn for eight bucks.

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