Today there are three main branches who study and teach history. One is main stream academia, which is the history that is thought at school and universities. Here our history is presented as predictable and unchanging. No room is allowed for mythology and deviations from the established theories is met with ridicule. To advance studies in this field and earn to extra income, teachers hope to be given grants. If approved by the policy makers these grants may offer nice trips and new material for textbooks. The policy makers who decide what is thought in school and who gets to receive grants, work under major politicians who run individual sectors of public institutions.
These brings me to the second branch that studies history, Secret societies. The majority of influential political figures through out the US history have been Freemasons or have been associated with secret societies such as Skull and Bones and the Bohemian Grove. In their positions of power they ultimately decide what information and services are given and withheld from the public. Manly P. Hall a prominent Freemason in his time gave many lectures about the ancient civilizations and the origin of religions. In his books and talks he speaks of mythical civilizations like Atlantis or Lemuria like it was historical fact. At the top levels of these societies history is studied in relation to mythology and ancient occult traditions.
Their knowledge has remained within their organization for decades has been passed down through different groups down the ages as far back as ancient Babylon. Many of these groups still practice ancient rituals and worship the same gods their ancestors did in the ancient past. At the Bohemian Grove top level politicians engage in mock sacrifices to a giant Owl statue representing the Babylonian god Molech. Ancient Egyptian traditions are also preserved by this group. The Washington monument is actually and Egyptian obelisk and its one of three that stand where the influence of secret societies is the greatest. The other two lay in the City of London and in the court if the Vatican.
The third group that studies history are what I like to call renegade historians. Mainstream scientists calls this group pseudo scientists and they spend a great deal of energy questioning the legitimacy of their ideas. The renegade historians study a type of history better known as alternative history. Many alternative history authors have suggested that civilization is older than modern science is willing to accept. Like secret societies, their theories seek to reconcile ancient myth with physical ruins. Prominent alternative history authors like Graham Hancock have suggested that the similarity between ancient cultures is a result of a common influence. Many authors have suggested that this mother civilization that gave birth to many of the ancient civilizations around the world was Atlantis.
Alternative historians bring forth information that threatens the established point of view of history. While Freemasons may agree with many of the ideas brought forth by alternative historians they are not ridiculed by their beliefs because they do not publicly disclose them. Accordingly the public is also divided when it comes to an understanding of the past. The first group blindly accepts and does not question the mainstream view of history. This groups is quick to denounce those who question the establishment. The second group questions the establishment and seeks answers in alternative history and secret societies. The third group is an elite group at the top of secret societies. This group knows and was guarded the true knowledge about the human history. Throughout history the kings and rulers, priests and upper class have always kept knowledge from the general population. Knowledge is power and in a socially stratified society the people at the top guard their power through the withholding of knowledge.