This was definitely a proud moment for me, even though I could not be there in person.
The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati by yours truly and edited by Josef Wäges, Reinhard Markner, and Jeva Singh-Anand is gaining momentum internationally. For those of your who are visiting this blog for the first time, this book is the first complete English translation of the entire ritual body of the Bavarian Illuminati ever.
On May 29, 2015 the book received the Regulus Award for Distinguished Service to the Scholarly Community at the first World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History. The conference is a biannual three-day event in Paris, convened by the Policy Studies Organization and visited by scholars from around the world.
The conference organizers noted that The Secret School of Wisdom provided scholars for the first time with “reliable information about what has been a myth in popular literature and on the Web, and thus opens up new possibilities for research.” Wäges and Markner, the editors of the book, traveled to Paris to receive the award, presenting a lecture on the Illuminati the following day.
Founded in 1973, the Policy Studies Organization is a nonprofit organization publishing a number of academic journals and books across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and organizing around twenty events at major universities annually. According to the PSO website, it was established as an outgrowth of the American Political Science Association, for academics and researchers who were interested in how public policy and organizational policy were being studied and discussed.