- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 16, 1998
From Ancient Egypt to the lodges that dot America today, this is a probing look at the world's most famous secret organization.
George Washington, Paul Revere and Ben Franklin were all members. So were Mozart and Duke Ellington. The Freemasons are the world's most famous secret society, a nearly 400-year-old organization whose influence is the subject of intense debate and a favorite subject of conspiracy theorists worldwide.
Are they a sinister cabal that uses their influence to help members and further their own mysterious plans, or a harmless social club with a taste for colorful pageantry? THE SECRET BROTHERHOOD OF FREEMASONS is a riveting investigation. Journey back to ancient Egypt to uncover a murderous legend that inspired dark rituals. See a reenactment of the initiation ritual that has remained unchanged for centuries, where candidates swear, on pain of death, to uphold the moral code and secrets of the order. Explore the profound impact Freemasonry had in the formation of our national character, and revisit the sensational murder case that nearly destroyed the Masons.
From mysterious symbols on the $1 bill to the estimated 6 million worldwide members, this is an illuminating look at the SECRET BROTHERHOOD OF THE FREEMASONS.