Excerpted from THE OCCULT CONSPIRACY
    by Michael Howard
    Published by Destiny Books
    Pages 179 - 183

    40,000 BCE
    Early establishment of Mystery schools, as depicted in the Lascaux
    cave paintings.

    30,000 BCE
    According to some occult traditions this period saw the
    colonization of Asia and Australasia by the inhabitants of the
    lost continent of Lemuria or Mu.  Goddess worship and matriaarchal
    cultures established worldwide.

    10,000 BCE
    Evidence suggestive of early contact between extraterrestials and
    Stone Age tribes in Tibet.

    9,000 - 8,000 BCE
    Estimated date of the destruction of Atlantis, according to some
    occult traditions.  The Atlantean priesthood flee to establish
    colonies in the British Isles, Western Europe, North Africa and
    South America.  Rise of the Northern Mystery Tradition centered on
    the island of Thule and the Aryan culture.  Invention of the runic

    5,000 BCE
    First primitive cities established in the Middle East.
    Agriculture begins with domestication of animals such as sheep and
    goats.  Possible contact between extraterrestials and early
    Sumerian culture.

    5,000 - 3,000 BCE
    Formation of the two lands in pre-dynastic Egypt ruled by
    outsiders (Isis and Osiris).  The Egyptian pantheon of gods
    established including Horus, Thoth, Set, Ra, Ptah and Hathor.
    Pharoahs regarded as the divine representatives of the Gods.

    3,000 - 2,000 BCE
    Building of burial mounds and chambered tombs in Western Europe
    and the Mediterranean area; the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of
    Giza and Cheops of Egypt; and the ziggurat (Towers of Babel) in
    Ur.  Sarmoung Brotherhood founded in Babylon.

    2,000 - 1,000 BCE
    Reign of Thothmes III in Egypt (c. 1480).  Foundation of the
    Rosicrucian Order.  Reign of Akhenaton (c. 1370) who establishes
    the mystical Brotherhood of Aton dedicated to the worship of the
    Sun as a symbol of the Supreme Creator.  Erection of Stonehenge
    and other megalithic stone circles in the British Isles.  Reign of
    Ankhenaton's son Tutankhamun who re-establishes the old pantheon
    of Egyptian gods and goddesses.  Moses leads Children of Israel
    out of slavery in Egypt during the reign of Ramses II to the
    promised land of Canaan.

    1,000 - 500 BCE
    Foundation of the Dionysian Artificers.  The building of Solomon's
    temple (c. 950).  Establishment of the city states of Greece and
    the Olympic pantheon of gods to replace earlier Nature worship.
    First temples erected in Mexico, Peru and southwest North America.
    Celts invade Western Europe.  Decline of Goddess worship and rise
    of patriarchal sky gods personified by priest-kings.  Rome founded
    in 750.

    500 BCE - 001 CE
    Celtic culture established in Britain.  The foundation of Druidic
    wisdom colleges in Gaul and the British Isles.  Odin recognized as
    major god in the Northern Mysteries replacing the Mother Goddess
    and is credited with inventing the runes.  Buddha, Lao Tze,
    Confucius, Pythagoras, Plato and Zoroaster preach their new
    religions and philosophies.  Maya culture in South America.
    Establishment of Eleusinian mystery cults.  Rise of the Essene
    sect in Palestine and Judea.  Birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

    001 - 400 CE
    Jesus possibly travels to India, Tibet and Britain to be initiated
    into the esoteric traditions of East and West.  Crucified for his
    radical political and religious ideas (c. 33).  Joseph of
    Arimanthea establishes first Celtic Church at Glastonbury (c. 37).
    Invasion of Britain by Roman legions and suppression of the Druids
    (40 - 60).  Paul travels to Asia Minor and Greece preaching his
    version of the gospel (50).  Jewish revolt against Roman rule led
    by Zealots (66).  Essenes suppressed and Dead Sea Scrolls hidden
    in caves.  Temple in Jerusalem destroyed by Romans (70).  New
    testament written.  The Nazarenes break away from Judasim to found
    the Christian Church (c. 80).  Ormus is converted to Esoteric
    Christianity by Mark.  Mithrasim and the Mysteries of Isis compete
    with Christianity in the Roman Empire.  Mani, a Persian high
    priest of Zoroastrianism, is crucified (276).  Emperor Constantine
    declares Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.
    The Council of Nicea defines heresy, condemns paganism and lays
    the theological foundation for the Catholic or Universal Church
    (325).  Constantine's successor Julian the Apostate (361 - 363)
    briefly re-establishes the pagan old religion.  Emperor Theodosius
    outlaws the worship of the pagan gods in Rome and closes the pagan
    temples (378).  Invasion of Rome, Greece and Europe by the
    barbarians led by Atilla the Hun (395-480).  Withdrawal of the
    Roman legions from Britain (395).  Foundation of the Order of
    Comacine by ex-members of the Roman College of Architects.

    500 - 1,000 CE
    Mohammed founds Islam (dies 632).  Celtic Church outlawed by
    Council of Whitby (664).  Foundation of first Sufi secret
    societies (c. 700).  First written translation of Emerald Tablet
    of Hermes Trismegistus.  Charlemagne founds alleged first
    Rosicrucian Lodge in Toulouse (898).  Foundation of the Cathars,
    Druzes and Yezedi (900).  Heretical Catholic monks found first
    Rosicrucian college (1,000).

    1000 - 1400 CE
    Foundation of the Order of the Devoted of Assassins by
    Hasan-i-Sabbah (1034-1124) and the Order of St John (1050).  First
    Crusade to the Holy Land (1095).  Capture of the city of Jerusalem
    by Godfrey de Bouillan, founder of the Priory of Sion (1099).
    Assassins infiltrate Thuggee cult in India.  Foundation of the
    Order of the Knights of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem (1118).
    Charter granted to the Priory of Sion by Pope Alexander II (1178).
    Crusade launched against Cathars (1208).  Inquistion created to
    fight heresy (1215).  Massacre of the Cathars at Montsegur in
    Southern France (1241).  Troubadours practising their cult of
    courtly love.  Occult schools teaching the Cabbala and alchemy
    established in Spain by the Moors.  Count Rudolf von Hapsburg
    crowned as Holy Roman Emperor (1273).  Knights Templars arrested
    by King Philip of France on charges of devil worship, heresy and
    sexual perversion (1307).  Last official Grand Master of the
    Templars, Jacques de Molay, burnt at the stake and the Order goes
    underground (1314).

    1400 - 1600 CE
    Alleged life of Christian Rosenkreutz (1379-1482).  Foundation
    of the Order of the Garter by Edward III (1348).  First
    publication of the Corpus Heremeticum by the Medici family in
    Italy (1460).  Publication of Malleus Malifiracum and the papal
    bull of Pope Innocent which began the medieval witch hunting
    hysteria (1484 and 1486).  Martin Luther begins Reformation
    (1521).  Henry Agrippa refers to the Templars as Gnostics and
    worshippers of the phallic god Priapus (1530).  Life of Dr John
    Dee (1527-1608).  Foundation of the British Secret Service by Sir
    Francis Walsingham.  Birth of Johann Valenti Andrea (1586).  Life
    of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626).  Defeat of the Spanish Armada,
    with magical help from the New Forest Witches (1588).

    1600 - 1700 CE
    Foundation of the Virginia Company by James I (1606).  The
    Romanovs become Czars of Russia (1613).  Publication of
    Rosicrucian manifesto (1614).  Life of Elias Ashmole (1617-1692).
    Voyage of the Mayflower to New England and the publication of Sir
    Francis Bacon's novel The New Atlantis (1620).  Establishment of
    the pagan community of Merrymount in Massachusetts by Thomas
    Morton.  English Civil War begins (1642).  First English Mason
    guild accepts non-stonemasons into its meetings (c. 1646).
    Charles I convicted of treason and beheaded (1649).  Oliver
    Cromwell allegedly makes pact with the Devil in order to retain
    power.  Introduction of Freemasonry to American colonies by Dutch
    settlers (1658).  Order of Pietists founded in Pennsylvania

    1700 - 1800 CE
    Birth of the Comte de Saint-Germain (1710).  Masonic Grand Lodge
    of England and Druid Order founded (1717).  First Masonic lodge
    founded in France (1721)>  Benjamin Franklin initiated as Mason
    (1731).  Chevalier Alexander Ramsey informs French Masons that
    they are heirs to the Templar tradition (1736).  Roman Church
    condemns Masonry (1738).  Birth of Count Cagliostro.  Comte de
    Saint-Germain involved in Jacobite plot to restore Stuart dynasty
    to the English Throne (1743).  Society of Flagellants and Skopski
    founded in Russia (1750).  George Washington initiated as a Mason
    (1752).  Sir Francis Dashwood founds the Hell Fire Club.  Franklin
    visits England to discuss the future of American colonies with
    Dashwood (1758).  Foundation of the Rite of the Strict Observance
    by Baron von Hund based on the Templar tradition.  Frederick of
    Prussia founds Order of the Architects of Africa and uses the
    title Illuminati to describe his neo-Masonic lodges (1768).
    Franklin elected Grand Master of the Nine Sisters lodge in Paris
    (1770).  Grand Orient founded in France (1771).  Boston Tea Party
    (1773).  Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief of the new
    American Army (1775).  Order of Perfectibilists or Illuminati
    founded.  American Revolution (1776).  Czar Peter founds the
    Secret Circle (1778).  Supposed death of the Comte Saint-Germain
    (1784).  Grand Masonic Congress allegedly plots French Revolution.
    Cagliostro involved in Diamond Necklace Affair.  Illuminati banned
    in Bavaria and goes underground (1785).  French Revolution (1789).
    Illuminist conspiracy to overthrow the Hapsburgs (1794).

    1800 - 1900 CE
    Count Grabinka founds secret society in St. Petersburg based on
    Martinism and Rosicrucianism (1803).  French republican plot to
    assassinate Napoleon by placing a bomb under his coach, led by
    occultist Fabre d'Olivet.  Emperor Napoleon takes control of
    French Masonry (1805).  Revived Templar Order in France celebrates
    the martyrdom of Jacques de Molay with public requiem (1808).
    Foundation of the Order of Sublime Perfects (1809).  Eliphas Levi
    (1810-1875) reveals the secret symbolism of the Templar idol
    Baphomet.  Czar Alexander I and Emperor Francis von Hapsburg unite
    to defeat Italian revolution incited by secret societies.  John
    Quincy Adams, initiate of the Dragon Society, is elected US
    President (1820).  Czar Alexander outlaws Masonry in Russia
    (1822).  Decembrist secret society attempts coup when Czar
    Alexander allegedly dies (1825).  AntiMasonic Party founded in US
    to combat secret societies in American politics (1828).  Wagner
    joins the Vaterlandsverein, a secret society dedicated to the
    formation of a pan-European federation of nations.  Masonic
    convention at Strasbourg allegedly plots second French Revolution
    (1848).  Napoleon III condemns Grand Orient for dabbling in
    radical politics (1850).  Paschal Randolph founds Hermetic
    Brotherhood of the Light (1858).  Abraham Lincoln is assassinated
    (1865).  Klu Klux Klan founded (1866).  Society of Rosicrucians in
    Anglia founded (1867).  Foundation of the Theosophical Society by
    Madame Blavasky on instructions of the Great White Brotherhood.
    Birth of Aleister Crowley (1875).  Mysterious suicide of ArchDuke
    Rudolph von Hapsburg at a hunting lodge at Mayerling (1889).
    Foundation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (1888).
    Assassination of Empress Elizabeth von Hapsburg by anarchist

    1900 - 1897 CE
    Foundation of the Ordo Templi Orientis (1900).  International
    Order of CoFreemasonry founded in 1902.  Publication of The
    Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion in Russia (1905).  Foundation of
    the Ancient and Mystical Order of the Rose Crucis (1909).  Black
    Hand Society founded in 1911.  Aleister Crowley accepted as head
    of the British OTO.  Order of the Temple of the Rosy Cross founded
    in 1912.  Assassination of ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand and
    Archduchess Sophia von Hapsberg.  Attempted murder of Rasputin.
    WWI begins in 1914.  Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates.  Hapsburg dynasty
    is overthrown.  Bolshevik Revolution in Russia (1917-1918).
    Foundation of German Workers Party by Thule Society (1919).
    Hitler joins GWP and changes its name to the National Socialist
    Party (1920).  Crowley employed by MI6.  Cardinal Roncalli, later
    Pope John XXIII, allegedly joins Rosicrucian Order.  Hitler
    becomes first chancellor of the Third Reich (1933).  Roosevelt
    places Illuminist symbol of eye in triangle on the dollar bill
    (1935).  Nazi invasion of England prevented by New Forest Witches
    (1940).  Rudolf Hess lured to Britain on peace mission by fake
    astrological data (1941).  Order of the Temple revived in France
    (1952).  First Bilderberg meeting in 1954.  Foundation of the P2
    Lodge (1960).  Death of Pope Paul VI, election and alleged murder
    of Pope John Paul I, and election of Pope John Paul II (1978).
    Exposure of P2 conspiracy.  Attempt to assassinate John Paul II
    (1981).  L'Ordre Internationale Chevelresque Tradition Solaire
    founded on instructions of the revived Order of the Temple in
    France (1984).

    5 January 1991