I was born in London in 1968 and spent over twenty years investigating secret societies, counter culture and conspiracy theories. During this time I built up an extensive knowledge and experience of secret societies, symbolism and esoteric thought.
As a manager for five years of Watkins Books in London, one of the oldest esoteric bookshops in Europe, I extended my research into transpersonal psychology, sacred geometry, Gnosticism and alchemy. I also came into contact with a number of secret societies during this time including the Priory of Sion, Freemasons, the Order of Lazarus, various neo-Templar orders plus the Sufis and other religious groups.
My first book, Inside the Priory of Sion was released in 2011 and explored the heresies and mysteries surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau and the bloodline of Jesus. My second book, The Last Pope, was released in June 2013 and examines the idea of prophecy through the predictions of St Malachy.
My latest book: The Illuminati – The Counter-Culture Revolution from Secret Societies to WikiLeaks and Anonymous, explores the history of counter culture beginning with the heretics whose teachings informed secret societies including the Illuminati through to the actions of the WikiLeaks and Anonymous in their fight against state control and corruption.
You can find me on Facebook as Rob Howells.