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Tonight, we begin a three-part series, ladies and gentlemen, on the occult history of the Third Reich. The occult history of the Third Reich. Make sure that you do not miss one single episode of it, and all of you people who have been scammed and caught up in this Aryan, uh, master race bullshit — and that’s exactly what it is. Listen very closely and find out how you’ve been conned and you’ll find out that everything that happened back in Germany during the ’20s and ’30s is happening again in the United States today, and all of you are going to make the connections between the New Age — and it really isn’t the New Age, it’s the Old Age, because it all took place a long time before, and it’s just surfaced again [sic], brought to you by the same people. You’re going to see the connections between the Third Reich, the Knights Templars, the Thule Society, Freemasonry, the British Israel movement. You’re going to see that (laughs), up until Helena Petrovna Blavatsky came along, there was no super race called Aryans and you’re going to find out all of these things link together is [sic] going to bring you the most incredible sense of Déjà vu that you’ve ever experienced in your life. And I hope, I hope, you’re man enough or woman enough to look yourself in the mirror and say, honestly, „I’ve been had.“
Straighten your act up, find the truth and stop being led by the nose by these people who would divide us just to put the chains around our ankles. Make sure you have pen and paper by your side and, folks, listen carefully.
(opening music: The Ride of the Valkyries (Walkürenritt), by Richard Wagner)
[playing audio from the documentary The Occult History of the Third Reich, Part One: The Enigma of the Swastika, narrated by Patrick Allen]:
Nazi Germany, 1936. A state which will sterilize, enslave and systematically murder millions of men, women and children. Entire peoples are to be swept from the face of the planet. Whole populations are to be scientifically reduced; those who remain persevered only for their value as slaves. The world is to be subject to a new order.
[sound of music and marching]
To foreign observers of 1930s Germany, national socialism is an enigma. No conventional political explanation seems sufficient to account for such an alien phenomenon. A whole world of strange rituals and beliefs seems to have risen from nowhere to mesmerize millions of Germans. Over the whole extraordinary spectacle of pageantry and military might presides the Messianic figure of Adolf Hitler, and everywhere there is a mysterious and ever-present symbol: the emblem of the swastika.
The great rallies of Nuremberg consummate the mystical unity of the party, the people and their leader. The climax of the Nuremberg rally is a mass display of up to 32,000 swastikas. A foreign reporter [American journalist William Shirer] finds himself overawed by the force of the spectacle he is witnessing. „Hitler,“ he writes, „is restoring pageantry and mysticism to the drab lives of the 20th century…The rally has the mystical and religious fervor of an Easter mass in a great Gothic cathedral.“
[noise, then crowd chanting, „Heil!“]
The ranks of the Hitler youth sing of their newfound faith: „No evil priest can prevent us from feeling that we are the children of Hitler. Away with incense and holy water. The swastika brings salvation on earth.“ [Taken from a song sung by the Hitler youth at the 1934 Nuremberg Rally] The symbol of the swastika will win the devotion of millions. Its rise will chart the growth of a strange and terrifying [creed]: the doctrine of national socialism, a doctrine born in the world of the occult.
The mission of Aryan man. The mystery of the blood. The soul of the race. These dogmas, fundamental to the Nazi vision, will lead Europe into the realms of [nightmare]. Their symbol is the swastika.
The swastika was adopted by the Nazi party in 1920, but it was neither the party’s invention nor its discovery. Since the end of the 19th century, the swastika had been spreading amongst the peoples of Europe, and everywhere it was a sign of a new and powerful force — a deepening fascination with the arcane, the esoteric and the occult.
The revival of the occult in Europe has its roots deep in the trauma of the Industrial Revolution. By the dawn of the 20th century, the lives of millions had been changed out of all recognition. Cities, the traditional centers of commerce and fashionable life, have been transformed into sprawling industrial slums. Yet, everywhere, the catchphrase is „progress.“ There is a widespread belief that a new world is coming. A world in which the ills of the past will be cured by science, by technology and by democracy.
Many, far from welcoming the dawn of a new age, are deeply disturbed. With the Industrial Revolution had come a decline in the power of traditional authority. The political power of the landowner is [waning] in favor of a new class of industrialists and financiers. Hierarchy is being threatened by democracy. It appears to many as if the world of beauty and order is disintegrating before their very eyes. Worst of all, religion itself seems in mortal danger. Cherished beliefs, accepted as true for all time, are being questioned by science.
The ancient Himalayan kingdom of Tibet. From the late 19th century Tibet is the mysterious and forbidding destination of a steady stream of travelers from the industrialized world. Many, disillusioned with the certainties of science, come in search of another deeper knowledge. One such traveler is a Russian adventuress and self-proclaimed telepath, Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.
In 1888, Madame Blavatsky publishes a book, The Secret Doctrine, in which she claims that, deep in an underground Himalayan monastery, she has been shown an ancient occult text. In it will reveal the mystical secrets of the universe and the future course of human history. In The Secret Doctrine, Madame Blavatsky describes the universe as having fallen from pure spirit into base matter, darkness and chaos, but soon it will rise once more to reach the pinnacle of spirituality. Madame Blavatsky claims that this knowledge, and more, she has learned through initiation into the Mysteries of seven esoteric symbols. Of these seven symbols, one she believed to be more potent than any other: the symbol is the swastika.
In Tibetan mythology, the swastika is the sign of Agni, the god of the sun, of fire and of creation. And always, with a clockwise or anti-clockwise, with a curved or straight arm, it is the symbol of good fortune. For Madame Blavatsky, each cycle of creation has associated with it seven stages of human evolution. Stages she calls, „root races.“ The race which will begin once more, the ascent from darkness to the light of the spirit, she names, „Aryan.“ In the occult teachings of Madame Blavatsky, the sign of the Aryan is the swastika. The Nuremberg rally of 1934 has as its theme a mystical concept: the triumph of the will, homages paid to a fundamental dogma in the Nazi creed of the swastika. Pure will, the expression of the soul of the race, will overcome the forces of darkness and of chaos.
In the world of national socialism, the race of light, of order and of the spirit, is the Aryan race. Decades before the swastika was adopted by the Nazi party, a periodical published in Germany by an American occult society [the Theosophical Society] became the first German publication to carry the swastika on its cover. The society’s founder was Madame Helena Blavatsky. It would be the followers of Madame Blavatsky who would introduce to the peoples of Germany and Austria the occult doctrine of the Aryan.
[music playing (man singing in German)]
The Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 had left German-speaking Austrians an isolated minority and a predominantly Slavic Austria Hungary. By the early 20th century an intense longing has grown for unification with Germany. Hundreds of German-Austrian societies are founded, committed to the romantic revival of ancient Germanic mythology. A [folk] federation, with a membership of over 100,000 calling themselves the Germanen Bund, holds festivals bound to Germanic calendar, revives ancient rituals and appeals for unity in a new, spiritual German nationhood. The Germanen Bund was inspired by the writings of an Austrian mystic.
Guido Von List, born in Vienna in 1848, claimed to have psychic visions of the past in which he was initiated into the secrets of the ancient Teutonic tribes. List’s visions told him of a Germanic religion, the worship of the god, Wotan. His dream is to rediscover the occult heritage of its long banished priesthood. According to Norse legend the god-magician Wotan, leader of the dead heroes of Valhalla, had won by suffering a priceless store of esoteric knowledge. He had discovered the secret of the runes. List knew that the runes were the alphabet of a primitive system of writing, but to Germanic peoples from the 2nd century to the middle ages they were also magical symbols. Symbols which List believed possessed a deep esoteric meaning. Feoh, the rune of wealth, wandering in destruction. Ur, the rune of wild oxen, regeneration and sacrifice. North [Nied?], the compulsion of fate. Sieg [Sigil or Sowilo?], the rune of the sun and of victory.
To Guido Von List, runes were the key to the occult knowledge of the ancient Germanic peoples. Within a decade of his death in 1919, the runes would had become elements in a new language: the language of national socialism. The Sieg victory rune, emblem of the Hitler youth. The double Sieg, emblem of the Schutzstaffel, the SS. The Epel rune, symbol of Richard Walther Darré’s ministry of agriculture, the rune of inheritance, the rune of German soil. The man [eolh?] rune, the rune of death which, in time, will replace the cross in the graveyards of the SS. Study of the runes is required of all SS officers.
Of the many strange and mystical symbols which have found a place in the new order of national socialism, one dominates all others.
Guido Von List called the swastika, „The twice high holy secret of constant generation.“ He recounts a Nordic tale in which the god Mundelfori whisks the cosmos into being. The swastika is the fire-whisk, the very act of creation.
A Nazi hymn proclaims, „The time of the cross is gone now, the sun-whisk shall arise and so with God we shall be free at last and give to our people back their honor.“
By nineteen hundred and nine, the occult visions of Guido Von List have made him famous throughout the German speaking lands. To List every stream, hill and forest in Austria was associated with a Germanic god or spirit. In the devices of heraldic shields, in the beams of Austrian houses, in folk customs and rituals, List claimed to see evidence that Austria was and always had been a part of the German homeland. For two generations, German speaking Austrians had looked to Germany for reassurance and a sense of identity. But events were about to occur which would place in doubt the very future of the fatherland itself.
[sounds of gunfire and explosions]
1914: The Great War. For the first time in history, the might of industry is unleashed on the battlefield. Nothing could have prepared the peoples of Europe for slaughter on such an unimaginable scale. As the war grinds on and casualties mount, front line soldiers on both sides of no-man’s land take to the wearing of charms and amulets. In the ranks of Germans and Austrians, the most popular of all magic talismans is the swastika. The swastika medallions and amulets worn in the trenches of the Great War are based on the researches of Guido Von List.
By now an influential and wealthy society devoted to the teachings of the master has already been formed in Vienna. It is the List Society, which supplies designs to the manufacturers of swastika talismans The swastika, now spreading amongst the German armies, is fast becoming the emblem of militant German nationalism. But since 1908 it has acquired another even more ominous meaning.
Shortly before the outbreak of the Great War, List had incorporated the occult teachings of Madame Helena Blavatsky into this own German mythology. Now he no longer refers to ancient Germans or Teutons. Instead the tribes who populate his visions he names, „Aryans.“
In Madame Blavatsky’s writings, the Aryans are the race of upward spiritual evolution, the race whose sign is the swastika. In Hitler’s Mein Kampf the meaning of the swastika to the Nazi party is made clear. „In the swastika,“ he writes, „we see the mission for the struggle of the victory of Aryan man.“
[voice of Adolf Hitler]: „We cannot give up what makes life worth living. It is worthwhile because ours in a great mission. The mission was not given to us by a worldly superior bu by the God who created our nation.“
By the 1930s in the great Nazi rallies in Nuremberg, the concept of the Aryan has become a cornerstone of the party’s mystical ideology. The grand design for the Aryan state has already existed for over twenty years. Its author was Guido Von List. In the slaughter and misery of the Great War, the writings of Guido Von List assumed greater and greater significance for the soldiers of the German and Austrian armies. To List, the Great War is the conflict which will purge the world of evil and herald a new age. Democracy and materialism will be destroyed on the battlefields of Europe. Victory will usher in an [Ario-German] empire.
By 1911, List had already described in detail his vision of the future Germanic state. It will be a strict hierarchy in which leaders will be obeyed without question. It will be patriotic with full rights only for the male heads of family. Only Aryans will be entitled to citizenship. There will be strict laws to ensure the purity of the race. Every family will keep a record of its ancestry as proof of its Aryan blood.
By 1918 the conflict which List calls, „the holiest war,“ had cost the lives of two million Germans. That same year the German armies had won a series of military victories. The Russian enemy had collapsed and yet Germany had [sued] for peace.
For men who had suffered so much, it seems like a colossal betrayal. Then comes the greatest shock of all: the Kaiser is forced into exile. The terms imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles are harsh and punitive. Key industrial regions must be handed over to the victors. The German army is to be reduced to a fraction of its former strength. Heavy reparations must be paid when war has already left the German economy on the verge of collapse.
(break music: The Blue Danube Waltz, by Johann Strauss II)
[documentary resumes, narrator continues]:
The Versailles Treaty will fatally undermine the authority of the new Vimar Republic. The ministers who signed its terms will become known as the „November Criminals.“ As food supplies dwindle, and the once proud nation is reduced to dependence and misery, Germany threatens to descend into anarchy. The infant Vimar republic quickly becomes a battleground of warring factions.
In the major cities revolutionary, socialist republics are declared by councils of workers and soldiers. Nationalists and monarchist groups muster private armies and mobilize the counter-revolution. Behind the factions on both sides is the hidden hand of conspiracy. Among the many shadowy groups organizing nationalist counter-revolution is the wealthy and powerful Thule Society. Thule is the Munich lodge of the nationalists and anti-Semitic German order. The German order is dedicated to the occult teachings of Guido Von List.
On November the 9th, 1918, Rudolph von Sebottendorff, master of Thule, addresses a hastily convened meeting of the lodge. Socialist republics had been declared in both Munich and Berlin. „Yesterday we experienced the collapse of everything which is familiar, dear and valuable to us. I am determined to pledge Thule to this struggle. Our god is Walvater. His rune is the Ar-rune. The Ar-rune signifies ‚Aryan‘ primal fire, the sun and the eagle. Thule will fight until the swastika rises victoriously out of the icy darkness.“
In the following months, along with other nationalist groups, Thule stockpiles weapons and trains volunteers. On April the 30th, 1919, twenty thousand men, including strong detachments armed and led by Thule, storm Munich in a bloody counter-revolution. On the helmets of many nationalist volunteers is the emblem of the swastika. The success of Thule in the 1919 Munich counter-revolution would have far reaching consequences for the Germany of the 1920s. A shadowy organization devoted to arcane rituals and the creation of an Aryan empire would attract support from the highest levels of German society.
The secret German order, parent order of Thule, was funded in 1912. It was and would remain virilely anti-Semitic and anti-Democratic. The membership of the Thule and of all the lodges of the German order is drawn from the ranks of aristocrats, industrialists, lawyers, judges and medical men. All are required to prove that they and their spouses are of pure Aryan blood. Applicants must submit details of hair, eye and skin color. Hair must be blond to dark-blond Eyes must be blue or light-brown. The skin must be fair. For membership of the Berlin lodge, even the shape of the skull is taken into account.
By the autumn of 1918 Rudolph von Sebottendorff, master of the Thule Lodge, had attempted to extend the influence of Thule ideas by secretly sponsoring the formation of a workers‘ discussion group. Unknown to most members of the group, its chairman, Karl Harrer, would belong to Thule. The most active member of the workers‘ group is a locksmith, Anton Drexler. By the end of 1918 Drexler had proposed that the workers‘ circle be formed into a new political party. The Thule chairman agreed. On January the 5th, 1919, the new party is formally founded in a Munich tavern, Der Fürstenfelder Hof. It is to be called the German Workers‘ Party.
On September the 12th, 1919, ten months after the foundation of the party, an army spy is sent by his superiors to attend one of the meetings. The spy is a thirty year old Austrian war veteran. His name is Adolf Hitler. Within weeks, Hitler has joined the party, become a regular speaker at their hall political meetings, and has been appointed to the party’s steering committee. Within four months, the party has changed its name. It has become the National Socialists German Workers‘ Party [NSDAP].
[dramatic music playing]
On May the 20th, 1920, the swastika was formally adopted as the symbol of the new Nazi party. The form chosen, straight-armed and anti-clockwise, was chosen by Adolf Hitler himself. Until now, the nationalist swastika had no set direction. The swastika talismans of the Great War were vertical and tilted, clockwise and anti-clockwise. Hermann Goering, future chief of the German Air Force, as a nationalist volunteer in 1919 wore a vertical, anti-clockwise swastika. In the ranks of the nationalist counter-revolutionaries, both clockwise and anti-clockwise forms were commonplace.
The curved swastika of Thule, chosen from the many popularized by Guido Von List, would not to be forgotten by the party to which Thule gave birth. It will live on on the belt buckles of the brown-shirted stormtroopers. The ceremonial swords of the Luftwaffe will bear the Thule swastika. Decorations for anti-partisan warfare on the eastern front will display the Thule dagger and the curved swastika. Whatever the form in which the swastika would appear in the banners and regalia of National Socialism, its meaning will remain the same. It is the meaning claimed for it by Madame Blavatsky and Guido Von List. It is the sign of creation, the sign of the mystical destiny of Aryan man.
By the 1920s, the spread of Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution has had a profound impact on nationalist consciousness. A new explanation for the differences between cultures and for the rise and fall of civilizations is now possible. Increasingly, laws of inheritance are believed to be the key to history. The artistic achievements of a nation, its courage in war, its temperament — even its spiritual life — are all believed to be the legacy of race. It is a belief that will culminate in the official Nazi doctrine, that each race has its soul, and each soul its race.
The myth of the Aryan, developed in the occult teachings of Madame Blavatsky and Guido Von List, has by the late 1920s spread throughout Europe, the United States and Britain, and with it fascination with the swastika. The stories of India by the British author Rudyard Kipling appeared emblazoned with the seal of the swastika. In Scotland, the discovery of swastika markings in the Pictish cave inspired the creation of the swastika [kilt-pin]. In the United States, costly earrings and broaches appear in the form of the swastika. During the Great War, the British War Savings Drive has a swastika as its official emblem. Its administrators are awarded swastika lapel badges in recognition of their services to the nation. By 1930, members of the British druidic cults display swastika
s on their ceremonial robes.
In 1932, an English periodical appears with the title, „The Superman.“ It is devoted to physical culture and on its cover is a border of swastikas. „The Superman,“ as well as features on sport and health, carries articles by respected British scientists warning of the racial contamination of Saxon Britain
[Adolph Hitler giving a speech]: „I know this cannot be otherwise because you are flesh from our flesh and blood from our blood. The same spirit that dominates us burns in your young minds. As the columns of our movement sweep through Germany today then I know you will join with them. And we know around us is Germany — in us Germany marches and behind us Germany follows!“
[sounds of a large crowd cheering]
The Nuremberg rally of 1934. The Fuhrer addressing the mass ranks of the Hitler youth speaks of Germany, of the blood and of continuity of the race. In the coming year, a series of new German laws will be signed into existence by Adolf Hitler. The first Reich Law of Citizenship will divide the people of Germany into two classes: Those of pure Aryan blood will be full citizens of the Reich; non-Aryans will be reduced to mere subjects of the state. A second law, the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor, will forbid pure-blooded Aryans from marrying people of Jewish descent. Soon after, the measure will be extended to forbid intermarriage between Aryans and all non-Aryans. The Germanic vision of Guido Von List is becoming a reality.
In 1935, a foundation is established in what is now, „National Socialist Germany.“ The Ahnenerbe is the ancestral heritage society of the study of German pre-history. Its official task is to investigate the territorial extent and spirit of the Nordic Indo-Germanic race. The Ahnenerbe will grow to over fifty departments controlling all archeology in the Third Reich. By 1937, it will be the research branch of the SS.
Ahnenerbe researchers, dispatched to Tibet, South America, Greece, and Rome, conclude that all were once populated by great Aryan civilizations. The work of the Ahnenerbe will reinforce what are already deeply held beliefs. Civilization and everything that is valuable are products of the Aryan soul.
The way is open for Adolf Hitler to claim: „If we divide the human race into three categories: founders, maintainers and destroyers of culture, the Aryan stock alone can be considered to represent the first category.“
Munich, 1937. National Socialism celebrates the history of the Aryans of the sacred mystery of the swastika. The solemn ritual has been organized by Alfred Rosenberg, official ideologist of the Party, and one-time associate of the Thule society. Today, Rosenberg proclaims: „A new mythos is dawning: the mythos of the blood, the belief that the godly essence of man himself is to be defended through the blood. The Nordic race represents the mysterium which has overthrown and replaced the old sacraments.“
Already in the rituals of the Hitler Youth, the Christian gospels have been replaced by readings from Mein Kampf.
In the League of German Maidens, the compulsory youth organization for girls, the religious rights of a mythical Aryan past are reenacted. The sun-whisk swastika is carried in procession. The loom of fate and destiny of Nordic legend is woven once more. By 1939, the very word „Christmas“ has been banned from official use. In children’s books, there are no references to Christ, to angels, or to shepherds. Instead there are emissaries of nature and the power of the sun. Concerted efforts are being made to convert Christmas into a festival of light. In the National Socialist calendar, the summer solstice has become a national holiday. The swastika is revered as the sign of the sun and of creation. Ceremonial fires are lit all over the Reich. In nocturnal rituals, fire incantations are recited by the assembled worshipers of the new Nordic faith.
[sounds of fire burning, music playing]
The consecration of the Blood Flag [Blutfahne]. On the 9th of November, 1923, the fledgling National Socialist Workers‘ Party, led by Hitler, attempted to overthrow the government of Bavaria. In a Munich street their advancing ranks were met by a volley of police gunfire. Sixteen are killed, including the stormtrooper marching beside Hitler. In the chaos, the swastika flag, carried in the front rank of marchers, is knocked to the ground and drenched in blood. The Blood Flag, entrusted to the guardian of the SS, becomes the most sacred relic of the Nazi party. All new Nazi banners must be consecrated by contact with the original Blood Flag.
„We do not want to have any other god, only Germany,“ proclaims Adolph Hitler, „and in the doctrine of National Socialism, Germany is the race. Already the priesthood of the Aryan empire of the future is in the process of creation. It is to come the mystical brotherhood of the SS.“ [full quote?]
The SS, first created as the bodyguard of the Fuhrer, will become a state within a state. Its members are chosen as the most perfect living examples of Aryan man. Even a single filled tooth will bar a candidate from entry to the racial elite of the Reich. Each applicant for SS membership must prove his German ancestry to 1750. He must undergo thorough instruction in racial biology. He must study the mystical destiny of Aryan man. He must be obedient without question and loyal to the death.
In the Aryan empire of the future, the SS are to be the incorruptible guardians of the purity of the race. It is from their ranks that a new breed will come. It is they who will pave the way for the next phase in human evolution. For the followers of the creed of the swastika, the Fuhrer Adolf Hitler has been sent by providence. It is his mission to lay the foundations for the coming Aryan [millennium]
During the Great War, Guido Von List revived an ancient Nordic prophecy. „The strong one from above ends the faction. He settles everything with fair decisions. Whatever he ordains shall live forever.“ In reality, the thousand-year Reich will live for twelve years. In those twelve years, Adolf Hitler will preside over a nightmare of mass murder, world war and the destruction of Germany itself. And yet, long before the rise of Hitler, or even the foundation of the National Socialist’s Party, the seeds have been sown. Germany had inherited a legacy which will pave the way to the most horrifying chapter in human history.
The occult teachings of Madame Blavatsky, Guido Von List and their disciples, the Aryan fantasies of secret societies, the racial myths of militant nationalism. A legacy already inextricably bound to a symbol.
[sounds of explosions, dramatic music playing – end of documentary]
Well, folks, I’ve been trying to tell you for a long, long time. And, to put it bluntly…and, as an understatement, you ain’t heard nothing yet. Don’t you dare miss tomorrow night or Wednesday night’s episode of the Hour of the Time.
If you listened closely tonight and if you listen closely again tomorrow night you will know why the chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, the new chairman appointed by Clinton, lied about his father, whom he said he’s not really a member of the SS, he was conscripted. There’s no such thing as a conscripted member of the SS, ladies and gentlemen. The man is a liar. He’s covering up his father’s Nazi past and his willing, willing enlistment in the SS and therefore, must be, probably is, one of the ones who have received the heritage passed down from his father. And I don’t believe he would be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff if he were not a National Socialist.
Remember what you’re learning is that really is nothing new under the sun. (laughs)
(closing music: continuation of the dramatic music used in the documentary)
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