Ok, so this research into the occult often appears to hit dead ends for many of us. Sometimes however you come across a source of information that explains so many things in such an elegant manner.
I believe Michael Tsarion, if you've never heard of him, has better explained the origins and the relationships of "secret societies" and practices better then alot of other researchers.
Although there is undoubtebly going to be one hang-up most of you will have with his research. The hang-up may be Michael Tsarion's belief that humans were genetically altered by aliens thousands of years ago. At least accept that as interesting, because the other information he provides is absolutely stunning.
You can read a superb 400 page paper here:
or you can check out his blog:
Are our leaders Devil worshippers? Yes, but its much more complicated than that - because so are the Christians. Again, giving it some thought and time- I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.