Monday, 27 August 2012

Anders Behring Breivik and the phenomenon of group-delusion or mass-psychosis.

From 'The Universal Identifying Characteristics of a Cult' (David Brear, Axiom Books, copyright 2005)

Radical changes of personality and behaviour. Pernicious cults can be of any size, duration and level of criminality. They comprise groups, and/or sub-groups, of previously diverse individuals bonded by their unconscious acceptance of the self-gratifying, but wholly imaginary, scenario that they alone represent a positive or protective force of purity and absolute righteousness derived from their leadership’s exclusive access to a superior or superhuman knowledge, and that they alone oppose a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil.Whilst this two-dimensional, or dualistic, narrative remains the adherents’ model of reality, they are, in effect, constrained to modify their individual personalities and behaviour accordingly.

False justification. In pernicious cults, a core-group of adherents can be gradually dissociated from external reality and reformed into deployable agents, and/or de facto slaves, and/or expendable combatants, etc., furthering the hidden criminal objectives of their leaders, completely dependent on a collective paranoid delusion of absolute moral and intellectual supremacy fundamental to the maintenance of their individual self-esteem/identity and related psychological function. It becomes impossible for such fanatics to see humour in their situation or to feel pity for, or to empathise with, non-adherents. Their minds are programmed to interpret the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction, of inferior outsiders (particularly, those who challenge their group’s controlling scenario) as perfectly justifiable.


One of the main reasons put forward by the 5 Norwegian judges as to why they have unanimously decided that Anders Behring Breivik should be held criminally-responsible for his cowardly, unprovoked attack on his fellow citizens, is that Breivik's highly-organized belief (which he claims to be the justification for his actions) - that radical Muslims, assisted by brainwashed, Marxist and liberal multi-culturalists, are engaged in a secret plot to take over white Christian Europe, and must be stopped - cannot be a paranoid delusion, because it is shared by quite a lot of other people.

Unfortunately, although the decision to send Breivik to prison rather than to a secure hospital was probably the most satisfactory, it appears to have been based on the manifestly-dangerous premise that there is no such phenomenon as a self-perpetuating group-delusion or mass-psychosis. Consequently, Breivik smirked in triumph as the verdict was read out, because he had refused to acknowledge the authority of the Norwegian court, partly on the (not-unreasonable) grounds that, had he been an Islamist terrorist, his sanity would never have been questioned.  

Personally, I think that, whilst it remains generally misunderstood, then the cult phenomenon (of which Islamist terrorism and the Anders Behring Breivik massacre, are both glaring examples) will continue to be an unnecessary threat to the lives, liberty and happiness of all communities, families and individuals all over the world. 

On December 11th 1941, 4 days after the unprovoked, cowardly attack on Pearl Harbour, the leadership of Japan’s European allies, ‘Nazi’ Germany and ‘Fascist’ Italy, declared war on the USA. In the immediate aftermath of these infamous events (which revealed the general incompetence within, and total lack of communication between, America’s existing Intelligence Agencies), President Roosevelt’s administration created the ‘Office of Strategic Services.' This was later transformed into the ‘Central Intelligence Agency.' To the casual observer, the first register of researchers selected to staff ‘OSS’ is astonishing; for many were professional historians. 

One of the leading lights of the OSS Research and Analysis was Conyers Read, distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Read was almost unique in that he did have a prior-connection with espionage: he was the biographer of the Elizabethan ‘spy-master,’ Sir Francis Walshingham (1530-1590).

In 1939, the so-called ‘theory of Aryan racial supremacy’ had been used by the ‘Nazi’ leadership as the justification to ignite the catastrophic global conflict which, ultimately, would cost the lives of an estimated 72 millions individuals (of which 46 millions were civilians). However, before this unimaginable slaughter took place, the 'Nazis' had been widely-seen as being neither original nor unique. After all, these otherwise-mediocre little bullies bore a remarkable resemblance to America's home-grown ‘Second Ku Klux Klan’. One of the original functions of OSS was to supply US leaders with historical insight into the self-perpetuating fairy story that spawned, and financed, the movement first presented externally in Germany as a 'political' group, arbitrarily defined by its instigators as the ‘München Deutche Arbeiterpartei’ (‘DAP’ or ‘Munich German Workers party’) a.k.a. the ‘National Socialist German Workers Party’ (‘NSDAP’) a.k.a. the ‘Nazi Party’, but which internally required of its adherents an absolute subservience to the group and its self-appointed sovereign leadership above all other persons. The full OSS analysis of 'Nazism' has never been released. Other analyses are, however, freely-available. 

Erich Hermann Wilhelm Voegelin (1901-1985), was a gifted German academic, who, in the decade preceding WW II (working largely-alone), had already produced an insightful explanation of ‘Nazism’ as a form of perverted religion or cult. Sadly, during the 1930s, few people took much notice of Eric Voegelin. Whilst teaching political theory and sociology at the University of Vienna, he published two books, ‘The Race Idea in Intellectual History’ and ‘Race and the State’. In these, he pointed out the elementary, mistakes which invalidated various, popular ‘racial theories’. In 1938, Voegelin (aged 37) tried to publish 'The Political Religions'. In this, he focused on contemporary totalitarian ideologies derived from the ‘racial theories’ which he’d previously criticised as absurd pseudo-science. He now pointed out the glaring structural similarities of these ideologies to religions. Courageously, Voegelin was comparing medieval pseudo-sciences and 'Gnostic' cults to the 'Völkish’ or ‘Pan-German’ movement and its terrifying post-WW I incarnation, the 'Nazi party'.

In 1938, the ‘Nazi’ leader, Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), had held absolute power in Germany for almost 5 years. He had just taken control of Austria. The self-gratifying ‘Aryan Master Race’ delusion was spreading like a virus.

The dozens of books, essays and reviews which Eric Voegelin published during his lifetime, are almost impossible for the average person to take in.

Eric Voegelin 

To give readers some idea of the scale of his thinking, Voegelin’s Major work, ‘Order and History’, began to be published in the USA in 1956 when he was aged 54, but it remained unfinished when he died 31 years later. In simple terms, Voegelin was as much a philosopher as a historian who took an elevated, and broad, view. He observed that, throughout human history there have been periods of mass-alienation... following wars, plagues, natural disasters, economic depressions, etc. ... during these periods, dangerous manipulators (acting like ancient, Gnostic Prophets by pretending moral and intellectual authority and offering some form of Utopian existence in the here and now) who at other times might be dismissed as crackpots and charlatans, have found it much easier to become accepted as authentic Messiahs and to acquire a mass-following. 

Voegelin (a Roman Catholic) reasoned that traditional religion brought order, but it was from perverted or heretical religion that chaos sprang. As if to prove the validity of this line of thought, in 1938, the 'Nazi' leadership had immediately ordered the confiscation and burning of Voegelin's books. He was forced to run away, first to Switzerland, then to the USA where he developed his lofty theory on the ‘Gnostic’ origins of totalitarian 'disorder'.
Although it is now generally accepted that Adolf Hitler was a Narcissist turned megalomaniacal psychopath who first usurped absolute power (in a period of mass-alienation) then plunged the world into chaos whilst steadfastly pretending moral and intellectual authority, the majority of commentators have felt obliged to describe ‘Nazism’ using its instigators’ own reality-inverting jargon. However, soon after WW II, the French philosopher/sociologist, Raymond Aron (1905-1983), published 'The Secular Religions,' in which he offered essentially the same insight as Voegelin. Internationally, a growing number of radical-thinkers have followed in Voegelin's footsteps and compared 20th century totalitarian dictators to religious heretics. The body of historical evidence supporting the identification of 'Nazism', as a misleading , contemporary label shielding an age-old phenomenon, has always been irrefutable.

Joseph Arthur Compte de Gobineau (1816-1882)
During the first half of the 19th century, millions of Jews (fleeing persecution in Eastern Europe) were allowed to enter Germany and Austria. Inevitably, some of them took leading roles in society (business, education, arts, science, medicine, law, publishing, etc.), producing irrational fears that the Jews were taking over. Between 1850 and 1870, a series of orchestrated hate-campaigns against immigrants evolved into what became known as the 'Völkisch', or 'Pan-German', movement. By the 1880s, it had managed to acquire a small, but nonetheless significant, parliamentary presence in Germany and Austria. Unfortunately, the Xenophobic ideology driving the ‘Völkisch’ movement was given intellectual respectability by a flock of pseudo-scientists who, at the time, went largely-unchallenged. One of the most-convincing was Joseph Arthur Compte de Gobineau, a French diplomat, novelist, antiquary and (in later life) friend of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Circa 1853, in ‘An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races’, Gobineau set out a complex, but largely imaginary, theory founded on his perverted religious belief that In the beginning, God had created ‘3 pure human races’: the ‘superior Caucasoid (white) race’, and the ‘inferior Mongoloid (yellow)’ and ‘Negroid (black) races’. In brief, Gobineau claimed that, whilst posted in Persia, he had studied the ‘myths and symbols of the ancient Indo-European Aryan (Sanskrit aryas, noble) race’ and compared them to those of the ‘ancient German Teuton race’. He had discovered that they were one and the same, proving that the ‘Aryan and Caucasoid races’ were also one and the same. As the ‘Semitic races’ (Jews and Arabs) were an ‘impure mixture of all 3 human races’, they were, therefore, the ‘lowest form of human life’. 

Ironically, DNA proves that there is only one human race, and that each and everyone of us, including Gobineau, share common, African ancestors.

Guido List (1848-1919)
Circa 1905, a group of approximately 50 influential, white male subjects of the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires signed a document in Vienna which endorsed the foundation of the ‘Guido von List Society.’ A sizeable capital sum was collected by subscription to finance its objectives. One wealthy Austrian family, the Wanniek’s, gave over 3000 crowns. Guido Karl Anton List , after whom the group was named, was a 57 year old former mountaineer, journalist and businessman turned ‘Völkisch’ novelist, poet and playwright. His works sold by the tens of thousands. However, they blurred fiction with fact. They were set in ancient times and were written in accordance with his own belief in ‘Aryan racial supremacy’. Essentially, List produced Xenophobic tales of ancient Teutonic heroes vanquishing diabolical foreign villains. The creation of the ‘Guido von List Society’ seems to have also confirmed the author’s existing delusions of grandeur. He was actually the son of a prosperous Viennese leather merchant, but, from 1903, he pretended to be a descendant of a ‘noble family'. When, in 1907, he was ordered to appear before an official tribunal which challenged these lies, he managed to convince its members that he was telling the truth. He must have been a difficult man to argue with. List dressed in medieval-style robes and sported a long, white, flowing beard. 

Guido List also pretended to be descended from an ancient race of legendary Germanic priest kings called the ‘Armanen’ who worshipped the sun and whose emblem was the red, white and black Swastika (an ancient Teutonic symbol for the sun). Unfortunately, no official tribunal existed to challenge these fantasies.

Guido List had been brought up as a ‘Roman Catholic’, but by the age of 14 he was already obsessed with paganism and black magic. In his youth, List didn’t need to make a living. He spent much of his time climbing and walking in the Austrian Alps. Aged 21, he worked as a correspondent of the ‘New German Alpine Newspaper’ and he became the secretary of the ‘Austrian Alp Society’, the members of which used an ancient ‘Heil’ greeting. For a while, after the death of his father in 1877, Guido List took over his family’s leather business, but he appears to have had no talent as a traditional businessman. At this time, List discovered Madame Blavatsky and 'Theosophy.'

Madame Blavatsky
L. Ron Hubbard

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (a.k.a. ‘HPB’) has been called the L. Ron Hubbard (a.k.a. ‘LRH’) of the 19th. century. Hubbard is notorious for having made a speech to a group of aspiring science-fiction authors in the late 1940s, in which he affirmed that:

‘writing for a penny a word is a waste of time, perhaps the easiest way of becoming a millionaire is to start your own religion’.

It would seem to be more appropriate to call Hubbard the Blavatsky of the 20th. century. Blavatsky was (apparently) a real Russian aristocrat who, after a scandal in her native land, wandered the world. In 1875 (aged 40), she instigated the so-called ‘Theosophical Society’ in New York city. Exactly like Hubbard, Blavatsky fabricated her own personal history. She claimed total enlightenment derived from her exclusive contact with the spirit world, i.e. a lost race of wise men whom she’d met in the Himalayas. She amassed a fortune by creating a complex, but largely imaginary, theory which she christened ‘Theosphy’. She then peddled this mystifying fiction as fact using a constant repetition of thought-stopping key words and images. Blavatsky’s customers were mostly wealthy and well-educated, white Anglo-Saxons whose own egos would not allow them to accept that they’d been deceived. Gradually, their critical and evaluative faculties were shut down. At the same time, they were obliged to buy, and peddle themselves, a series of evermore-costly esoteric books, pamphlets, magazines, accessories, etc. Blavatsky retained absolute control of all the cash generated by this unoriginal racket. For a long time, belief in the ‘Theosophy’ fairy story spread like a virus.

Guido List soon gave up traditional business and emulated Blavatsky. During the 1890s, he put forward his own complex, but largely imaginary, theory which he christened ‘Runology.’ He then peddled this unoriginal fiction as fact using a constant repetition of thought-stopping key words and images. In brief, List claimed that he alone had discovered a lost secret knowledge contained in medieval heraldic symbols which themselves had evolved from a pre-Christian ‘mystical Aryan Alphabet’ — the ‘Armanen Runes’ invented by the Norse God ‘Wotan.’ At this time, List openly renounced Christianity and proposed a ‘return to pagan beliefs’. He began styling himself as a 'Priest of Wotan’ and ‘Runologist’.

Josef Lanz (1874-1954)
In 1902, List (aged 54) suffered 11 months of blindness due to cataract operations on both eyes. Subsequently, he started to pretend that during his illness, he’d had a ‘inner-vision’ in which the ancient magical secrets of the ‘Armanen Runes’ had been exclusively revealed to him. He now predicted the imminent arrival of an ‘Aryan Messiah’, a ‘great führer’, who would head the ‘Aryan race’ in a righteous war against the invading dark-skinned forces of evil. The ‘Guido von List Society’ comprised persons who accepted this dangerous fairy story as reality. The group’s chief instigator (and treasurer) was Josef Adolf Lanz a.k.a. ‘Jörg’ Lanz a.k.a. 'Baron von Liebenfels, a defrocked Cistercian monk and narcissistic adherent of the ‘Völkisch’ movement. Since the age of 20, Lanz had been claiming to be a ‘reincarnated Grand Master of the Knights Templar’ who had achieved a ‘sudden total enlightenment’. By the age of 30, Lanz had produced his own particularly grotesque pseudo-scientific book, ‘Theozoology’, in which he perverted the Judaeo-Christian ‘Creation’ myth to justify a call for the establishment of breeding colonies to produce pure, blond ‘Aryan Master Humans’, mass-sterilisation of mentally and physically handicapped ‘Aryans’ and the deportation of impure, dark skinned ‘Beast Humans’, or their extermination by forced labour and mass-murder. In essence, Lanz pretended that the ‘Book of Genesis’ had been wrongly interpreted by the traditional Church, white humans were, in fact, descended from ‘God’ and all other races were beasts descended from ‘Satan’. In 1907, Lanz (aged 31) transformed the ‘Guido von List Society’ into the 'Order of New Templars'. He appointed himself as its ‘Prior’.

Starting in 1905, each month for 10 years, Josef Lanz published and peddled a pulp-magazine, 'Ostara' (named after the Celtic 'Goddess of the Spring and Rebirth'). Typical copies, contained illustrated tales of bare-chested, blue-eyed, blond Teutonic heroes, protecting their bare-breasted, blue-eyed, blond Teutonic maidens from the bestial sexual attentions of dark-skinned villains. Readers could fill in their own questionnaires (eye and hair colour, shape of nose and feet, etc.) and discover how racially-pure  and ‘Aryan’ they were. Lanz’s claimed 100 000 monthly circulation figures were false, but he eventually acquired around 300 core-adherents for his ‘Order of New Templars.' For obvious reasons, he concentrated on recruiting wealthy individuals. He was able to acquire sufficient funds to buy several castles and a Baltic island. Lanz copied List and Blavatsky, and invented his own personal history. He began pretending to be ‘Baron von Liebenfels’. Externally, the 'Order of New Templars' was presented as a ‘fraternal secret society’ like ‘Freemasonry’; internally it required of its adherents an absolute subservience to the group and its self-appointed sovereign leader above all other persons.

Josef lanz’s ‘Order of New Templars' performed torch-lit secret rituals, wielding swords and dressed in hooded robes. He incorporated List’s hypnotic ‘Armanen Runes’ into his group’s controlling scenario and he also adopted the swastika and the ‘Heil’ greeting. Typically, Lanz amassed his fortune by obliging his adherents to climb a hierarchy of secret initiation which itself obliged them to buy, and peddle themselves, an ever-expanding range of incomprehensible pseudo-scientific publications and esoteric accessories. All the profits from this racket were shared by just a handful of individuals. Gradually, new recruits’ critical and evaluative faculties were shut-down until they believed that their ‘Prior’ was a reincarnated superhuman hero on a Crusade to defend the ‘Aryan Master Race’ from the dark sub-human forces of evil.

In 1909, Adolf Hitler, a penniless 20 year old already obsessed with 'Teutonic' myths popularised by Richard Wagner and Guido List, arrived in Vienna from a provincial town. Adolf Hitler had a strange family background (to say the least). His late father, Alois Schickelgruber, a minor customs official, had not known his true identity until he was middle-aged. At that time, he changed his name to Alois Hitler. He had required a special dispensation from the church to marry Adolf’s mother, because she was so closely-related to him. From an early age, Adolf Hitler suffered from delusions of grandeur. Although a complete failure in school, he was convinced that one day he would hailed as a world-famous celebrity. He dreamt of studying art and architecture in Vienna, but his father and teachers (who, apparently, all realised that young Adolf didn’t live in the real world) had opposed this. When his father died, Adolf Hitler’s mother indulged her son’s Narcissistic fantasies and paid for him to travel to Vienna, but, because of his lack of qualifications and talent, he was refused entry to the ‘Vienna Academy of Fine Arts'. By all accounts, when Adolf Hitler returned to Vienna in 1908, he was a deeply-troubled and emotionally vulnerable young man. His mother had just recently died of cancer. He was lonely, shy (particularly with the opposite sex), moody and with a violent temper. Whilst making his living as an itinerant street-artist 1908-1913, he is known to have read 'Ostara'.

Hitler seated to the right

Circa 1912, the 'Order of New Templars' was accused of being a criminal racket. List himself (who was more of a public figure than lanz) was exposed by the press as the ring-leader of a black-magic cult, a Gnostic or Satanic blood-brotherhood, that had substituted the cross with the swastika. Former adherents revealed that the group went in for stomach-churning, drug-fuelled, sexual perversions. At this time, List disappeared from Vienna. To prevent and divert investigation, Lanz rechristened his pseudo-science 'Ariosophy' and his ‘Templar’ group was officially dissolved, but almost immediately it re-materialised as the 'Germanen Orden' a.k.a. the ‘Order of Teutons’. 'Völkish' cults went quiet during WW I when most of their alienated customers, like Hitler, enlisted. 

Rudolf von Sebottendorff
Adam Alfred Rudolf Glauer (1875-1945) 
In 1918, the 'Germanen Orden' was revived and it merged with the Munich-based ‘Study Group for German Antiquity’ a.k.a. the 'Thule Society', instigated by Adam Alfred Rudolf Glauer a.k.a. 'Rudolf Freiherr von Sebottendorff' a.k.a. ‘Edwin Torre’, a Silesian German another admirer of Mme. Blavatsky. Whilst living in Turkey prior to WW I, Glauer had been employed by an aristocratic German family and he’d become initiated into ‘Freemasonry’. On his return to Germany, he began to claim that he was the adopted son of Count von Sebottendorf, and that he was a leading authority on Eastern philosophy and meditation. He was, in fact, a former merchant-seaman, the son a German railway worker.

The 'Thule society' used the symbol of the Black Sun, but also took the swastika for its emblem. Glauer named his group after a mythical northern Utopian land, ‘Ultima Thule’, described in Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’. He seems to have got much of his plot-line from Blavatsky, who pretended that, in ancient times, a race of extra-terrestrial super-humans had come to Earth and they still inhabited a ‘lost subterranean continent’ ( possibly, ‘Atlantis’). Thule was structured like a 'Masonic Lodge', but it was not affiliated to traditional 'Freemasonry'. Glauer and his followers systematically condemned all forms of ‘Freemasonry' as 'a departure from the True Way', because it had been subverted by the agents of an ‘international conspiracy’… Judaism was a ‘Gnostic/Satanic cult’ whose Masters (like Karl Marx) had secretly taken control of the world… European and American politicians were ‘controlled by international Jewry’… Freemasons and Bolsheviks were ‘all part of the same conspiracy’… Jews had used these groups as a front to ferment the industrial strikes which had caused the Germanic races to lose the War  — a ‘great führer’ was coming to ‘save the Aryans'. 

Dietrich Eckhart
Julius Streicher
Rudolf Hess

Officially, the 'Thule Society met to study ancient astrological texts', secretly its instigators were planning revolution. 'Thule's Masters' (who also included Karl Harrer, Dietrich Eckhart, Gottfried Feder, Hans Frank, Alfred Rosenberg, Julius Streicher and Rudolf Hess), created a newspaper and began to stock-pile weapons.

Birth of Anton Drexler, Will Help Found German Workers' Party
Anton Drexler
In 1918, the 'Thule' comprised approximately 1500-2000 deployable agents (mostly alienated ex-soldiers) in Munich and Bavaria. However, the 'Thule Society' fell apart after staging a series of failed attacks on Munich’s Communist government. Glauer ran away to Turkey, accused of betraying 7 adherents. ‘Thule’s’ remaining ‘Masters’ turned to Anton Drexler (1884-1942), a German locksmith and instigator of an extreme right-wing workers group. The two organizations merged and became known as the ‘München Deutche Arbeiterpartei’ (‘DAP’ orMunich German Workers party’). At this time, a double agent working for the political department of the army of the German Republic, was sent to infiltrate a secret ‘DAP’ meeting. He was invited to join. Mentored by Dietrich Eckhart (1868-1923), the inventor of the term ‘Third Reich,’ the agent quickly began to take control of the ‘DAP’ by manipulating its leaders' and adherents’ existing beliefs.

This double agent was Adolf Hitler (aged 30). By April 1920, he had transformed the ‘DAP’ into the ‘NSDAP’ (‘National Socialist German Workers Party’ or ‘Nazi Party’). The behaviour and personalities of core-‘Nazis’ reflected their belief that the world had always been ruled by secret societies, and that their ‘Aryan secret society’ would make them 'Masters of the world' whose reign would last for a ‘1000 year cycle until the next Deluge’ – the ‘Third Reich’.

Adolf Hitler first tried to become ‘Master’ of Germany by means of a bluff. He copied this proven career-move from his role-model, Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) who, in August 1922, had led his 'Fascist' supporters from Milan in a mass-march on Rome - resulting in his taking power. (Mussolini actually went by overnight train). 

Hitler was the instigator of the ‘Beer Hall Putsch’ which began on the evening of November 8th 1923. He, and several hundred core-'Nazis’, invaded a democratic political meeting in a Munich beer hall. This was attended by members of the National government. Hitler, who had already served 6 months in prison for violence, stood on a table, fired his pistol in the air and shouted 'the national revolution has begun...the Bavarian and Reich governments have been removed and a provisional national government formed'. By means of this outrageous lie, he intended to seize Munich and then march on Berlin. The occupants of the beer hall were cut-off from any outside information. At first Hitler's deception worked, but the following day, when he led a crowd of approximately 3000 towards Bavarian State government buildings, the police blocked the road and refused to bow down to him. After a short gun battle, in which 16 'Nazis' were killed, Hitler ran away. Two days later, he was arrested. In February 1924, he was put on trial and convicted of 'treason against the democratic Weimar Republic', then sentenced on April 1st 1924, to 5 years in prison. The ‘Nazi Party’ was officially dissolved. Hitler was released after 9 months, because of his good behaviour.

Whilst he was serving his time in the fortress of Landsberg, Hitler dictated more than 1000 pages of convoluted text to his secretary, Rudolf Hess. These were later edited and re-titled 'Mein Kamf' ('My Struggle'). How much of the final work was actually written by Hitler himself is open to debate, but the book was designed to elevate him into the ‘Aryan Messiah' predicted by the likes of List, Lanz, Glauer and Eckhart. Essentially, 'Mein Kampf' was a mystifying fiction presented as fact. It was a tedious pretence of moral and intellectual authority, in which Hitler set out how he intended to build Utopia for the Master Race and how the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction, of all inferior races (in order to achieve this noble end) was, therefore, perfectly justifiable.

First published in one volume in 1925 by the 'Eher Verlag’ (a ‘Nazi’ front group, registered as an ‘independent publisher'), 'Mein Kamf' was sold at double the price of comparable books in Germany. Not many people wanted to buy it, let alone read it. So, to enhance Hitler's reputation, the ‘Nazi’ leadership faked the book's circulation figures by a factor of 3. As a result, Hitler had to make false tax-declarations in which he claimed that his sole occupation was a writer whose political activities were 'necessary as research’, and, therefore, tax-deductible. When the ‘Nazis’ usurped absolute power, most Germans considered it wise to own, and display, a copy of 'Mein Kamf'. By 1939, ‘Mein Kamf’ had been expanded to two volumes and the price had been significantly reduced. In total, approximately 6 millions copies were sold in Germany and Austria. For several years, Hitler, was one of the most-successful, living authors in the world. 

So-called ‘National Reich Churches’ were ultimately compelled by Hitler's own decree to replace their altar-Bibles with giant hand-bound copies of 'the greatest of all documents' which 'embodies the purest and truest ethics for the present and future life of our nation'. According to the same law, a sword had to be placed to the left of 'Mein Kamf', and all crosses and pictures of Saints were to be exchanged for swastikas and portraits of Adolf Hitler. The profits from these esoteric accessories were controlled by the ‘Nazi’ leadership. Hitler compounded his personal wealth from royalties on recordings of his speeches, and from pay-to-enter mass-rallies (he always received a large cash fee for attending).

Adolf Hitler wrote about his time in Vienna, in Mein Kampf:

‘In this period there took shape within me a world picture and a philosophy which became the granite foundation of all my acts. In addition to what I then created, I have had to learn little; and I have had to alter nothing.’

In reality, whilst in Vienna, Adolf Hitler developed a sexually-based, morbid fear and hatred of all eastern immigrants (particularly, Jews), but typically, he saw himself as victim. His paranoid world-view perfectly reflected the Xenophobic fantasies which Lanz and List peddled as fact.

The following passage is again taken from ‘Mein Kamf’:

By defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the handiwork of the Lord... This Jewification of our spiritual life and mammonization of our mating instinct will sooner or later destroy our entire offspring...

Blood sin and desecration of the race and the original sin in this world and the end of humanity which surrenders to it.

With Satanic joy in his face, the black-haired Jewish Youth lurks in wait for the unsuspecting girl whom he defiles with his blood, thus stealing her from her people. With every means he tries to destroy the racial foundations of the people he has set out to subjugate. Just as he himself systematically ruins women and girls, he does not shrink back from pulling down the blood barriers for others, even on a large scale; it was and it is the Jews who bring Negroes into the Rhineland, always with the same secret thought and clear aim of ruining the hated white race, by the necessarily resulting bastardization, throwing it down from its culture and political height, and himself rising to be its master.

When you read material like this, its no surprise to discover that there exists witness evidence that Adolf Hitler met with Josef Lanz on several occasions. In fact, much occult literature was found in Hitler's library after WW II. Some of his comic-books were personally inscribed by Guido List, 'to my Armanen Brother'. During the 1930s, Hitler ordered the murder of at least one eye-witness to his embarrassing occult activities, and Lanz’ books were quietly suppressed. 

After Hitler was released from prison (December 20th 1924), access to progressively larger quantities cash, allowed him to modify his previous tactics. He concentrated on a more subtle plot to take power. Whilst publicly promising to respect the German Constitution, the ‘Nazi’ leadership secretly set-up a parallel totalitarian State within the German republic. This structure was divided into two hierarchies, known as 'P.O.I' and 'P.O.II’. The former was a subversive organisation designed to infiltrate and undermine the democratic process and rule of law. The latter, was a shadow government, complete with 'Ministerial departments'. The 'Nazi' leadership now began to create a labyrinth of (apparently independent) corporate structures producing newspapers, magazines, books, pamphlets, recordings, etc. In these, anyone challenging the authenticity of the ‘Nazi/Aryan’ fairy story was systematically condemned as impure and evil, and the 'Nazi' leadership was systematically praised as pure and righteous. Hitler continued to build the 'Nazi' wheel with an ever-expanding number of spokes. To casual observers, they appeared to have no rim, but they were, in fact, all tied together at their hub, and driven the same poisonous narrative. Germany was secretly being divided into geographically-defined enclaves, approximately the size of 34 Reichstag electoral districts, known as 'Gau'. Each was led by a male 'Gauleiter' appointed by Hitler. 'Gau' were sub-divided into 'Kreise' ('Circles'). These were led by a male 'Kreisleiter'. The next sub-division was an 'Orstgruppe' ('local group'), and finally 'street cells' and 'block cells'. Using this esoteric structure, belief in the 'Nazi/Aryan' fairy story spread like a virus throughout Germany, and eventually into neighbouring countries.

From its outset, the 'Nazi/Aryan' lie relied on gangs of thugs dressed-up in official-looking uniforms to silence anyone openly challenging its authenticity. However, in 1925, the ‘Nazi Party’ was reformed and the first 'Schutz Staffel' (‘SS’created. This was the military wing of the movement. An ‘SS’ was assigned to each 'local group' to act as an 'echelon of protection for the führer'. In 1927, the local ‘SS’ were joined into an 'independent national Order'. In 1929, Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) became the 'Reichsführer' of the ‘SS’. He transformed the 'Order' into an instrument of control to police 'Nazi' initiates, and to enforce arbitrary codes of ‘secrecy’ and 'justice'. Himmler was a perfect example of a Narcissistic personality attracted to the inverted world according to Adolf Hitler. He was a sickly ex-soldier, who had been brought up as a ‘Roman Catholic’. Himmler had previously been involved with the 'Völkish' movement and he believed in the superiority of the ‘Aryan race’. He was particularly interested in a newly-translated, ancient Hindu text the 'Arthasastra' ('Teaching of the Prophet') attributed to Kautilya or Chanakya the ‘Kingmaker’. This was essentially a step-by-step guide on how to be an absolute ruler. 

According to Himmler's assistant, Walter Schellenberg, the 'Reichsführer' began to pretend that he was the reincarnation of King Heinrich I (a 10th. century German monarch who had led an anti-Slav crusade). Himmler then became obsessed with the ‘Order of Teutonic Knights', and with the ‘Society of Jesus’ ( ‘Jesuits’). He incorporated the esoteric infrastructures of both these Orders into the ‘SS’. Himmler’s recruits were selected for their racial characteristics and socialised to believe that they were the first stage in the creation of the new ‘Aryan Master Race'. The 'SS' was progressively transformed into a cult within the already cultic 'Nazi' structure; its black-uniformed initiates were renowned for their robot-like obedience. They were forbidden to enter into any form of debate about their beliefs with non-initiates (on pain of death). Although the initiation rituals of the ‘SS’ inner circle of '12 Black Knights of the Round Table' are still not fully known, they did meet for a week each year in a fortified monastery (previously associated with the ‘Teutonic Knights'). The inner-circle followed the occult practise of 'visualisation'. Himmler apparently believed that men could exercise magical powers by holding a positive picture in their mind of what they wanted to achieve.

In 1925, the newly reformed 'Nazi Party' claimed less than 30 000 adherents, by 1929, its leadership had acquired almost 200 000 deployable agents. The 'Wall Street Crash' and subsequent world-wide depression created millions of alienated potential recruits. It was only at this time that the infamous 'Nazi' mass-rallies began to occur. The instigators had become so influential that the spokes of the 'Nazi' wheel could associate openly. Intense social pressure was put on all adherents to pay to attend. All casual observers remained convinced that ‘German National Socialism’ was a ‘political movement’. However, the highest initiates of the movement believed that they were on a sacred mission to purify the world of evil.

David Brear (copyright 2012)