Christopher Hodapp

  • Take the mystery out of the Freemasons Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings. With new and improved content, including updated examples and references throughout, this new edition of Freemasons For Dummies provides the most straightforward, non-intimidating guide to the subject on the market. Updated expert coverage of the basic beliefs and philosophy behind Freemasonry Revised information on the history of the society, including updates concerning its founding, famous historical members, and pivotal events New coverage devoted to the recent influx of younger membership The latest and ongoing controversies and myths surrounding Freemasonry The role of women in a Masonic organization, including opportunities for women to participate in Freemasonry The effects cultural and political changes and worldwide events are having on the organization If you're intrigued by the mystery that surrounds the Masons, get ready to learn the facts about this ancient order in Freemasons For Dummies.

  • Freimaurer Lüften Sie das Geheimnis des Geheimbunds Undurchsichtige Rituale, rätselhafte Symbole und zahl-reiche Verschwrungstheorien: Geheimbünde üben auf die Gesellschaft eine große Faszination aus, so ist das auch bei den Freimaurern. Christopher Hodapp lüftet die Geheimnisse dieses Bundes und erklärt die Philosophie, den Glauben und die Symbole der Freimaurerei. Er geht auch auf die Gründung der Bruderschaft ein und natürlich erklärt er, was es mit den unterschiedlichen Verschwrungs theorien auf sich hat. Sie lernen außerdem berühmte Freimaurer aus Kunst und Politik kennen und erfahren, wie die Freimaurerei die heutige Gesellschaft beeinflusst. Sie erfahren: Was es mit den Logen auf sich hat Welche wichtigen Regeln Freimaurer einhalten müssen Warum uns die Freimaurerei seit Jahrhunderten so fasziniert Wie man in eine Loge aufgenommen wird

  • La franc-maçonnerie en 200 notions illustrées ! Que diriez-vous de découvrir dans un seul et même livre comment la franc-maçonnerie moderne s'est constituée au siècle des Lumières, que ce sont des rites organisés en " degrés " qui permettent à un franc-maçon de progresser, ou encore que les symboles utilisés par la franc-maçonnerie sont empruntés aux métiers des bâtisseurs de cathédrales ? C'est ce que vous proposent les Nuls en 200 notions illustrées avec ce tour d'horizon de l'histoire de la franc-maçonnerie à travers les âges. Vous saurez tout sur des thèmes aussi variés que les loges, les enseignements secrets, les obédiences, les symboles... Le tout en un seul livre !

  • What do Skull and Bones, the Kennedys, and UFOs all have in common? They're all shrouded in mystery and conspiracies    Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, parallel universe where the laws of physics don't apply and everything you know is wrong: black is white, up is down. If you want to understand what's really going on - from fluoridated water and chemtrails to alien autopsies, free electricity, and more - you need a good reference book, and that's where Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies comes in.  Whether you're a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, packed with the latest information, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories - such as Area 51, the assassination of JFK, and reptilian humanoids - and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Freemasons, the Ninjas, the Illuminati, the Mafia, and Rosicrucians. This behind-the-curtain guide helps you separate fact from fiction and provides insight into the global impact these mysterious events and groups have had on our modern world. Discover how to:  Test a conspiracy theory  Spot a sinister secret society  Assess the Internet's role in fueling conspiracy theories  Explore world domination schemes  Evaluate 9/11 conspiracy theories  Figure out who "they" are  Grasp the model on which conspiracy theories are built  Figure out whether what "everybody knows" is true  Distinguish one assassination brotherhood from another  Understand why there's no such thing as a "lone assassin"   

  • A captivating look into the medieval (and modern day) society of the Knights Templar  The Templar Code is more than an intriguing cipher or a mysterious symbol - it's the Code by which the Knights Templar lived and died, the Code that bound them together in secrecy, and the Code that inspired them to nearly superhuman feats of courage and endurance.?If you know a little or a lot about the Templars, read The Da Vinci Code (or saw the movie), or are a Catholic wanting to know the church's official stance on the Templars, you're in the right place.   The Templar Code For Dummies?reveals the meaning behind the cryptic codes and secret rituals of the medieval brotherhood of warrior monks known as the Knights Templar. With this comprehensive and user-friendly guide, you'll learn:  What part the Knights Templar played in the Crusades  How the Order started as protectors of pilgrims  The myths of the Holy Grail, and how they're connected to the Knights Templar  How the Knights Templar rose so high and fell so far  How the fraternity of the Freemasons' modern Order of Knights Templar figures in  Why the Catholic Church didn't like Dan Brown's version of the Templar story  The Catholic Church's relationship with women and the connection with the Knights  Why the Knights Templar still captures our imagination today  Whether the Knights had a real part to play in historic events such as the French Revolution and the American Civil War      You can learn about all of that and so much more, including sites where the Holy Grail might actually be, what you can't miss if you're sightseeing in Templar territory, and potential hiding places of Templar treasures. Get your copy of The Templar Code For Dummies?to learn m

  • Make yourself at home on the road Live down by the beach one week and way up in the mountains the next? It sounds like an impossible dream, but motor-homers do it all the time.  Whatever draws you to the mobile life-adventurous domestic vacations or permanently itchy feet-RVs & Campers For Dummies helps you feel right at home. The book explores the key aspects of glamping-with-wheels.  Discover how it's possible to bring beauty spots right to your doorstep without sacrificing domestic comforts like a comfy bed, private bathroom, and wholesome, healthy home cooking! In a down-home, friendly style, mobile-living veterans and husband-and-wife team Christopher Hodapp and Alice Von Kannon welcome you inside to discover everything from deciding to rent or buy the vehicle that best suits your needs to planning and prepping your first journey and then setting yourself up wherever you arrive at the perfect spot. Along the way you'll learn how to adapt your driving skills to pilot your home on the road, as well as how to keep every aspect of it shipshape and ready for action. Explore your RV and camper options Stock up with the right supplies Get a snapshot of the mobile home lifestyle Troubleshoot common problems Getting there is half the fun-and this guide shows you how to do it safely and in style. So, buckle up (or relax in the back) ... it's going to be a wild but incredibly comfortable ride!