@COVID19Up: The 20-minute video above, “Mass Psychosis — How an Entire Population Becomes Mentally Ill,” created by After Skool and Academy of Ideas, is a fascinating illustration of how mass psychosis can be induced.
Mass psychosis is defined as “an epidemic of madness” that occurs when a “large portion of society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions.”
One classic historical example of mass psychosis is the witch hunts that occurred in the Americas and Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, when tens of thousands of people, mostly women, were tortured, drowned and burned alive at the stake. The rise of totalitarianism in the 20th century is a more recent example of mass psychosis.
Man’s Worst Enemy
As noted in the video:
“The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
That’s a quote attributed to Gustave Le Bon, a French social psychologist renowned for his study of crowds. His book, “The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind,” takes a deep dive into the characteristics of human crowds and how, when gathered in groups, people tend to relinquish conscious deliberation in favor of unconscious crowd action.
Similarly, psychologist Carl Jung once stated that:
“It is not famine, not earthquakes, not microbes, not cancer, but man himself who is man’s greatest danger to man, for the simple reason that there is no adequate protection against psychic epidemics, which are infinitely more devastating than the worst of natural catastrophes.”
When a society descends into madness, the results are always devastating. Jung, who studied mass psychoses, wrote that the individuals who make up the affected society “become morally and spiritually inferior.” They become “unreasonable, irresponsible, emotional, erratic and unreliable.”
Worst of all, a psychotic mob will engage in atrocities that any solitary individual within the group would normally never consider. Yet through it all, those affected remain unaware of their condition and cannot recognize the error in their ways.
What Causes Mass Psychosis?
To understand how an entire society can be driven to madness, you must first understand what drives any given individual to insanity. Barring drug or alcohol abuse, or a brain injury, psychosis is typically triggered by psychogenic factors, i.e., influences that originate in the mind.
One of the most common psychogenic factors that can trigger psychosis is a flood of negative emotions such as fear or anxiety that drives the person into a state of panic. When in a panic, the natural inclination is to seek relief. A psychologically resilient individual may adapt by facing their fear and ultimately defeating it.
Another coping mechanism is a psychotic break. As explained in the video, a psychotic break is not the descent into chaos, but rather a reordering of one’s experiential world in a way that blends fact and fiction, reality and illusions, in such a way that a sense of control is restored and panic ends. The psychogenic steps that lead to madness can be summarized as follows:
- Phase of panic: Here, the individual begins to perceive the world around him or her in a different way and is frightened on account of it. There’s a perceived threat, whether it be real, fabricated or imagined. Confusion grows as they can’t find a way to rationally explain the strange occurrences taking place around them.
- Phase of psychotic insight: Here, the individual manages to explain his abnormal experience of the world by inventing an illogical but magical way of seeing reality. The term “insight” is used, because the magical thinking allows the individual to escape from the panic and find meaning again. However, the insight is psychotic, because it’s based on delusions.
Just as a psychologically weak and vulnerable individual can be driven to madness, so can large groups of weak and vulnerable people descend into madness and magical thinking.
Totalitarianism is a Society Built on Delusions
In the 20th century, we’ve seen a rise in totalitarianism, defined by professor and religious studies scholar Arthur Versluis as:
“The modern phenomenn of total centralized state power coupled with the obliteration of individual human rights: In the totalized state, there are those in power and there are the objectified masses, the victims.”
In a totalitarian society, there are two classes: the rulers and the ruled, and both groups undergo a pathological transformation. Rulers are raised to a god-like status where they can do no wrong—a view that easily leads to corruption and unethical behavior—while the ruled are transformed into dependent subjects, which leads to psychological regression.
Joost Meerloo, author of “Rape of the Mind,” compares the reactions of citizens living in totalitarian states to that of schizophrenics. Both rulers and the ruled are ill. Both live in a delusional fog, as the entire society and its rules are sustained by delusional thinking.
As noted in the video, only deluded people regress to a child-like state of total submissiveness, and only a deluded ruling class will believe they possess the knowledge and wisdom to control society in a top-down manner. And, only a deluded person will believe that a power-hungry elite ruling a mentally regressed society will result in anything but mass suffering and financial ruin.
The mass psychosis that is totalitarianism begins within the ruling class, as the individuals within this class are easily enamored with delusions that augment their power. And no delusion is greater than the delusion that they can, and should—indeed are destined to—control and dominate all others.
Whether the totalitarian mindset takes the form of communism, fascism or technocracy, a ruling elite that has succumbed to their own delusions of grandeur then sets about to indoctrinate the masses into their own twisted worldview. All that’s needed to accomplish that reorganization of society is the manipulation of collective feelings.
Killing of the Mind
Menticide is a term that means “killing of the mind,” and it’s an ancient way of controlling the masses by systematically killing the human spirit and free thought. It’s a system through which the ruling elite imprints their own delusional worldview onto society.
A society is primed for menticide by the intentional sowing of fear. A particularly effective way to induce fear and panic that results in psychosis is the unleashing of waves of terror, and it doesn’t matter if the “terror” in question is real or fictitious. The waves of terror technique can be graphed out as an escalating wave pattern where each round of fear is followed by a round of calm.
Contradictory reports, nonsensical recommendations and blatant lies are deployed intentionally, as it heightens confusion. The more confused a population is, the greater the state of anxiety, which reduces society’s ability to cope with the crisis. As the ability to cope withers, the greater the chances a mass psychosis will develop.
After a short period of calm, the threat level is elevated again, with each round of fearmongering being more intense than the one before. Propaganda—fake and misleading news—are used to break down the minds of the masses, and over time, it becomes easier and easier to control everyone as confusion and anxiety give way to the magical thinking and psychotic insight presented as solutions through the media.
Contradictory reports, nonsensical recommendations and blatant lies are deployed intentionally, as it heightens confusion. The more confused a population is, the greater the state of anxiety, which reduces society’s ability to cope with the crisis. As the ability to cope withers, the greater the chances a mass psychosis will develop.
As noted in the video, “Confusion heightens the susceptibility of a descent into the delusions of totalitarianism.” Or, as Meerloo noted in his book:
“Logic can be met with logic, while illogic cannot. It confuses those who think straight. The big lie and monotonously repeated nonsense have more of an emotional appeal … than logic and reason. While the people are still searching for a reasonable counterargument to the first lie, the totalitarians can assault them with another.”
The Rise of Technocracy
What sets modern-day totalitarianism apart from previous totalitarian states is technology. The means to incite fear and manipulate people’s thinking has never been more efficient or effective. TV, internet, smartphones and social media are all sources of information these days, and it’s easier than ever to control the flow of that information.
Algorithms automatically filter out the voices of reason and rational thinking, supplanting them with fear narratives instead. Modern technologies also have addictive qualities, so many voluntarily expose themselves to the brainwashing. Commenting on man’s reliance on technology, Meerloo notes:
“No rest, no meditation, no reflection, no conversation. The senses are continually overloaded with stimuli. Man doesn’t learn to question his world anymore. The screen offers him answers already made.”
Isolation — A Mass Psychosis-Inducing Tool
Aside from the onslaught of fearmongering and false propaganda, the ultimate tool to induce psychosis is isolation. When you are deprived of regular social interactions and discussions, you become more susceptible to delusions for a number of reasons:
- You lose contact with corrective forces of positive examples, role models of rational thinking and behavior. Not everyone is tricked by the brainwashing attempts of the ruling elite, and these people can help free others from their delusions. When you’re in isolation, the power of these individuals greatly diminishes.
- Like animals, human behavior is significantly easier to manipulate when the individual is kept in isolation. As animal research has discovered, conditioned reflexes are most easily developed in a quiet, secluded laboratory with a minimum of stimuli to detract from the indoctrination.
When you want to tame a wild animal, you must isolate the animal and patiently repeat a particular stimulus until the desired response is obtained. Humans can be conditioned in the same manner. Alone, confused, and battered by waves of terror, a society kept in isolation from each other descends into madness as rational thought is obliterated and replaced with magical thinking.
Once a society is firmly in the grip of mass psychosis, totalitarians are free to take the last, decisive step: They can offer a way out; a return to order. The price is your freedom. You must cede control of all aspects of your life to the rulers, because unless they are granted total control, they won’t be able to create the order everyone craves.
This order, however, is a pathological one, devoid of all humanity. It eliminates the spontaneity that brings joy and creativity to one’s life by demanding strict conformity and blind obedience.
And despite the promise of safety, a totalitarian society is inherently fearful. It was built on fear, and is maintained by it too. So, giving up your freedom for safety and a sense of order will only lead to more of the same fear and anxiety that allowed the totalitarians to gain control in the first place.
How Can Mass Psychosis Be Reversed?
Can totalitarianism be prevented? And can the effects of mass psychosis be reversed? Yes, but just as the menticidal approach is multipronged, so must the solution be. To help return sanity to an insane world, first you need to center yourself and live in such a way as to provide inspiration for others to follow.
As noted by Jung:
“It is not for nothing that our age cries out for the redeemer personality, for the one who can emancipate himself from the grip of the collective psychosis and save at least his own soul, who lights a beacon of hope for others, proclaiming that here is at least one man who has succeeded in extricating himself from the fatal identity with the group psyche.”
Next, you need to share and spread the truth—the counternarrative to the propaganda—as far and wide as possible. Because truth is always more potent than lies, the success of propaganda relies on the censoring of truth. Another tactic is to use humor and ridicule to delegitimize the ruling elite.
A strategy proposed by Vaclav Havel, a political dissident who became the president of Czechoslovakia, is called “parallel structures.” A parallel structure is any kind of business, organization, technology, movement or creative pursuit that fits within a totalitarian society while being morally outside of it.
Once enough parallel structures are created, a parallel culture is born that functions as a sanctuary of sanity within the totalitarian world. Havel explains this strategy in his book, “The Power of the Powerless.”
Last but not least, to prevent the descent into totalitarian madness, sane and rational action must be taken by as many people as possible. The totalitarian elite do not sit around twiddling their thumbs, hoping and wishing to increase their power and control. No. They are actively taking steps to augment their position. To defend against them, the would-be-ruled must be just as active and resolute in their counter-push toward freedom.
All of this can be extremely challenging as people around you succumb to collective psychosis.
But as Thomas Paine once said:
“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered, yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
This article is free and open source. It was chosen for republication with permission from the author based on the interest of our readers. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect COVID-19 Up editorial policy.
Smallpox immunity may last a lifetime
Vaccination may induce life-long immunity to smallpox, suggest the results of the first detailed tests of their kind. This means that any terrorist release of smallpox might not spread as catastrophically fast as feared, and fewer people might die.
Smallpox was declared eradicated in the wild in 1980, after a worldwide vaccination campaign. But the disease stopped circulating earlier in the west, and routine vaccination ceased in the 1970s. That means most westerners born since then have not been vaccinated, making smallpox – which is highly contagious and kills a third of its victims – potentially a horrific biological weapon.
But how horrific depends on whether people who were vaccinated have retained their immunity. It has been assumed that few would. DA Henderson of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, who led the eradication drive, told New Scientist that when smallpox was still circulating, “it was recognised that primary vaccination alone did not protect much beyond five or 10 years.”
A limited study in 2002 found that only 10 per cent of people re-vaccinated for smallpox showed evidence of immunity in their skin response to the vaccine.
But Mark Slifka of the Oregon Health and Science University in Beaverton says skin reactions may not be a reliable test. The problem is that, with no smallpox around, it is impossible to test what kind of immunity protects. In 1972, however, investigators found that people with a certain level of antibodies to the smallpox vaccine remained immune during outbreaks.
Now, Slifka’s team has measured these antibodies in a group of 306 US residents vaccinated between one and 75 years ago. Of those vaccinated 20 or more years ago, half still had antibodies at or above the protective threshold determined in 1972.
Henderson points out that the serological methods used in 1972 were so unreliable that the old and new results should not be compared. But while Slifka admits there are difficulties working with a dead disease, he says: “At least we should try and make the measurement.”
One major question is whether antibodies are the key factor in immunity. Slifka says: “The assumption in recent years has been that immunity depends, not on antibodies, but on T-cells” – blood cells that attack invaders. The team found that such cell-mediated immunity does indeed wane after vaccination, with a half-life of eight to 15 years. But in the test group, even people with little cell-mediated immunity left still had high levels of antibody.
Taken together with the earlier observations, “this suggests that long-term smallpox immunity might depend on antibodies, not T-cells,” says Slifka. This would be good news, because in the test group antibodies seemed to remain “remarkably stable” after vaccination.
It suggests that half of those vaccinated as children – about one in four westerners – is currently immune to smallpox. Furthermore, nearly all of the rest of the vaccinated population may be partially immune. This could mean they might get only mild disease, says Slifka, and – importantly for control measures – would probably not be contagious.
Journal reference: Nature Medicine (DOI: 10.1038/nm917)
Rockefeller connections to Nazi Germany
The Key Role Played by Occult Practices In Nazi Germany
PURPOSE and INTRODUCTION
The primary purpose of this brief document is to expose the key role that occult practices played in the building of Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Occultism was not a fringe spiritual activity; it was central to Nazism, thus, central to the near destruction of the Europe that had been known until that time.
During the period of 1919 through 1933, while the Roman Catholic Church Administration failed to seek all the aid that it could have obtained for the whole world from God and from the Virgin Mary (1), the Nazis and their allies were invoking all the aid they could get from hell.
Nazism and Germanic occultism – allies at the beginning:
Military defeat, economic collapse, anti-Semitism, and militant, vengeful nationalism are part of the explanation for the emergence and spread of Nazism. But there was another critical factor, as well: the influence of occultic, irrational forms of spirituality in Germany.
1919-1923: the Thule Society and Dietrich Eckart
The German Workers’ Party, which became the National Socialist German Worker’s (Nazi) Party in February 1920, was founded on January 5, 1919. (2) The German Workers’ Party was the creation of the Thule Society, an extreme-right, Aryan-theosophical organization that had been founded in July 1918; its first meeting occurred in Thule Society offices. (3) Hitler, who was serving as a political spy for the German Army in Munich, entered the German Worker’s Party to determine whether it was a leftist threat, or whether it could – as his superiors in the Army hoped – serve as an opponent to the new, liberal regime in Germany. Soon – as early as August-September 1919 – he gained notice as a mesmerizing speaker with the ability to mobilize the masses for counterrevolution. By March 1920, he had become “indispensable” to the Nazis.
At this time, Hitler received critical assistance from Dietrich Eckart, an anti-Semitic, occultist playwright and journalist. (4) Part of this help included “lending him books” and “helping to improve his German – both written and spoken.” (5) Eckart, a member of the Thule Society with connections to the Army, also introduced Hitler to wealthy and influential residents of Munich; they then began supporting Hitler and the Nazis. Eckart also helped to transfer funds from Henry Ford to Hitler and the Nazis; Ford’s 1920 anti-Semitic book The International Jew inspired what Hitler wrote about the Jews several years later in Mein Kampf. (6)
Several other Thule Society members – Rudolf Hess, Alfred Rosenberg, and Hans Frank – became Nazi leaders and had key roles in the Third Reich. The Nazi choice of the swastika symbol was influenced by the Thule Society’s example. Hitler was already an anti-Semite before 1919, but his tutelage from Eckart and Rosenberg accentuated this – to the point that by 1922, Hitler told an associate that “if I one day actually come to power, then the extermination of the Jews will be my first and most important task.” (7)
With financial help from Eckart’s friends, the Nazis bought the Thule Society’s newspaper, the Volkischer Beobachter, in December 1920. This became the Party’s official paper, and continued publishing until the fall of the Third Reich. Eckart, who had regarded Hitler as his own protégé, died on December 26, 1923, soon after the failure of the Beer Hall Putsch. (According to one source, Eckart said on his deathbed, “Hitler will dance, but it is I who play the tune. … Do not mourn for me, for I will have influenced history more than any other German.” (8)) When Hitler published Mein Kampf – which became the Nazi “bible” – in 1925 and 1927, he dedicated the second volume of the book to Eckart; Hitler described Eckart as “that man, one of the best, who devoted his life to the awakening of his, our people in his writings and his thoughts and finally in his deeds.” (9)
There is no honor or gratitude among thieves – or among fanatics. Once Hitler seized power, he banned the Thule Society and other occult organizations. Rudolf von Sebottendorff, the founder of the Thule Society, spent time in a Nazi jail before emigrating to Turkey and serving as a spy for Germany. (10) On May 9, 1945, with Germany’s defeat, he committed suicide by jumping into the Bosporus. (11)
Rudolf Hess and his mentor, Professor Karl Haushofer:
As Hitler built his movement, he continued to learn from his Thule Society comrades. (12) By the end of 1922, Hitler had become convinced that Germany needed to conquer Lebensraum, “living space” in Eastern Europe and Russia; he never wavered from this view in later years.
By 1922, Rudolf Hess had introduced Hitler to the geopolitical, imperialist ideas of his mentor, Professor Karl Haushofer (1869-1946), who taught at the University of Munich. Haushofer – who became a general in the German Army by World War I – was fluent in Japanese, and had served as a military attaché to Japan for the Kaiser in 1908-1909. During the 1930s, Haushofer helped to establish the alliance between Germany and Japan; he also formed relationships between the Third Reich and South American governments, building ties that would later be useful to Nazi war criminals fleeing prosecution after 1945. His geopolitical theories helped to win intellectuals over to Nazism. However, Karl Haushofer fell out of favor with Hitler after Hess flew to England in 1941. He was suspected of involvement in the anti-Hitler resistance during 1944, and was held for eight months by the Gestapo in the Dachau concentration camp. The Professor survived the war, but he and his wife committed suicide by taking arsenic in 1946. Haushofer had taught Hitler the necessity of colonizing the “East” to gain Lebensraum for Germany, but there is no evidence that he was ever a member of the Thule Society, or that he initiated Hitler into occultism. (13)
During the late 1930s and the first years of the war, Professor Haushofer’s son, Albrecht, unsuccessfully attempted to broker an anti-Bolshevik alliance between Germany and Great Britain. It is possible that he influenced Rudolf Hess’ decision to fly to Britain in May 1941 in a foredoomed quest for such an alliance. As the war went on, Albrecht became convinced that the Nazis would ruin Germany. He joined in the unsuccessful July 1944 bomb plot against Hitler, and was arrested in December 1944. Albrecht Haushofer was executed by the Nazis in April 1945, as the Russians were entering Berlin.
Hitler’s Jewish psychic – and a critical occult intervention in late 1932
On July 31, 1932, the Nazis had won 37.4% of the votes in national parliamentary elections, making them the largest party in Germany. However, their share of the vote fell to 33.1% in the November 6, 1932 elections, and the Nazis lost seats in the Reichstag.
During the fall of 1932, Hitler had showed his willingness to cooperate with his Communist enemies, to the horror of old-line conservatives and middle-class voters. (14) On September 12, the Nazis in the Reichstag voted for a Communist no-confidence motion against the government (which passed overwhelmingly). In October, the Nazis joined the Communists in supporting a strike by transit workers in Berlin – a strike that the Social Democrats and the mainstream unions opposed. These alliances of expediency foreshadowed the 1939 pact between the Nazis and the Soviets. In their turn, “the Communists, at the behest of Moscow, were committed to the last to the silly idea of first destroying the Social Democrats, the Socialist trade unions, and what middle-class democratic forces there were, on the dubious theory that although this would lead to a Nazi regime, it would be only temporary and would bring inevitably the collapse of capitalism, after which the Communists would take over and establish the dictatorship of the proletariat.” (15)
In December 1932, the Nazi tide seemed to be further on the wane. (16) Its votes in the December 4 local elections in Thuringia declined by up to 35%. As historian Michael Burleigh said, “for the first time, what had seemed since 1930 to be an unstoppable movement showed signs of fatigue and internal strain.” Intrigues within the Nazi Party and between the German government and Gregor Strasser, leader of a left-socialist Nazi faction, threatened to split the movement. Historian Burleigh said, “at least once during this high-stakes poker game, a despondent Hitler spoke of suicide, if his Party should disintegrate under the weight of frustrated expectations.” During the last week of 1932, Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels wrote in his diary, “1932 has brought us eternal bad luck … The past was difficult and the future looks dark and gloomy; all prospects and hopes have quite disappeared.” (17)
At this critical moment, Hitler got spiritual assistance from below. (18) Hitler sought help from Erik Jan Hanussen, a famous astrologer, hypnotist, and occultist whom he had met in 1926 in Berlin. (Ironically, Hanussen was Jewish, and was born in a Viennese jail cell on June 2, 1889. Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria on April 20, 1889 – the Saturday before Easter). Hanussen had taught Hitler how to project his voice and how to use his hands to emphasize emotions; he thus had contributed to Hitler’s ongoing success as a spellbinding orator. In the autumn of 1932, Hanussen told Hitler that his horoscope showed that he had been cursed. To remove this curse, Hanussen said that it was necessary for someone to travel to Hitler’s home town and take a mandrake root from a butcher’s back yard. (Occultists have used mandrake roots for protection, and as aphrodisiacs.) Hanussen volunteered to do this himself, and at midnight on a night of a full moon, he took a mandrake root from a suitable location in Linz, Austria. Hanussen returned to Berlin with the mandrake root on New Year’s Day, 1933. He told Hitler that the curse had been lifted, and that Hitler’s ascent to power would resume on January 30.
And so it occurred….
By January 4, 1933, Hitler’s mood had lifted, and he resumed the negotiations that would make him Chancellor on January 30. By January 16, 1933, the Nazi Party had received large donations from business interests, enough to remove the threat of bankruptcy that the Party had faced during November and December, 1932. (19) By natural causes, or by “spiritual” assistance, or both, the road to power was again open for Hitler.
At a séance in Berlin (held at Hanussen’s ornate “Palace of Occultism”) on February 26, 1933, Hanussen predicted the Reichstag Fire – which occurred the next day. (20) As the Nazi seizure of power progressed, Hanussen went with the spirit of the times. In February 1933, he had joined the Nazi Party and the Storm Troopers (using false proof of Aryan background), and he had converted to Catholicism. Nevertheless he went swiftly to his doom. On March 24, Hanussen was arrested by the Storm Troopers, and he was murdered on March 25, 1933.
The founder of the Thule Society, and Erik Jan Hanussen, and the Haushofer family all cooperated with the Nazis at critical times. All received – in the end – the wages due for their works.
Note Added in June 28, 2016
We have just found historical confirmation of Hitler’s demonic possession. Quoting Hitler’s own words: ““In that hour it began“
(1) The requests and offers from Heaven.(2) Richard J. Evans, The Coming of the Third Reich, Penguin Books, 2003, pp. 168-175.(3) A leading historian on Nazism and occultism says, “The Thule Society certainly acted as an important focus for nationalist and racist circles at the end of the First World War and provided military support against the left-wing revolution in Bavaria in the spring of 1919. It may justifiably be regarded as a ginger-group and predecessor of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. Organizational and personal links passed directly from the Thule Society via a Political Workers’ Circle to the German Workers’ Party, the precursor of the Nazi Party. Such later leading Nazi personalities as Rudolf Hess and Hans Frank were members of the Thule, while Dietrich Eckart and Alfred Rosenberg were guests.” (Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity, New York University Press, 2003, p. 114. The author is British, and “ginger-group” is a British idiom for a radical or militant faction within a movement). On the location of the first Workers’ Party meeting, see James Webb, The Occult Establishment, Open Court, 1976, p. 298.(4) Richard J. Evans, The Coming of the Third Reich, Penguin Books, 2003, pp. 176-179; Ian Kershaw, Hitler – 1889-1936: Hubris, W. W. Norton and Co., 2000, pp. 154-156; Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, The Occult Roots of Nazism, New York University Press, 1992, pp. 46, 149-151. A historian of the occult says, “Although Hitler never joined the Thule Society, he did become a member of Drexler’s German Workers’ Party. … Soon after he joined, Hitler came under Eckart’s wing, and if anyone is responsible for creating the monster Adolf Hitler, it was Eckart.” (Gary Lachman, Politics and the Occult: The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen, Quest Books, 2008, p. 200; see also pp. 198-199.) Another historian of occultism says, “Nazi studies of the playwright and ‘veteran fighter’ unite in presenting him as a mystic and seer rather than as an orthodox exponent of völkisch ethics, and there is every indication that they are correct.” (James Webb, The Occult Establishment, Open Court, 1976, p. 284; see also pp. 283-311.)(5) William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Fawcett Publications, 1962, p. 65.(6) James Pool and Suzanne Pool, Who Financed Hitler: The Secret Funding of Hitler’s Rise to Power 1919-1933, Dial Press, 1978, pp. 89-91, 116-119.(7) David Redles, Hitler’s Millennial Reich: Apocalyptic Belief and the Search for Salvation, New York University Press, 2005, pp. 112, 161.(8) Peter Levenda, Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult, Continuum, 2002, p.92.(9) Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, tr. Ralph Mannheim, Houghton Mifflin/Mariner, 1999, p. 687.(10) James Webb, The Occult Establishment, Open Court, 1976, pp. 310-311.(11) Peter Levenda, Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult, Continuum, 2002, pp. 77, 147.(12) Information in this paragraph and the two following is from: Ian Kershaw, Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris, W. W. Norton and Co., 2000, pp. 248-249; Ian Kershaw, Hitler 1936-45: Nemesis, W. W. Norton and Co., 2000, pp. 378-379; Wikipedia, “Albrecht Haushofer,”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_Haushofer, viewed 04/13/09; Wikipedia, “Karl Haushofer,”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Haushofer, viewed 04/13/09; Peter Levenda, Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult, Continuum, 2002, pp. 109-114, 133-134, 174, 242-244, 251, 263, 338.(13) Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, The Occult Roots of Nazism, New York University Press, 1992, pp. 219-221, 223; Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity, New York University Press, 2003, pp. 114-117, 120-121, 323.(14) William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Fawcett Publications, 1962, pp. 238-241.(15) William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Fawcett Publications, 1962, p. 259.(16) Michael Burleigh, The Third Reich: A New History, Hill and Wang, 2001, pp. 144-145, 150.(17) William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Fawcett Publications, 1962, p. 249.(18) Information in this paragraph is from Paul Roland, The Nazis and the Occult, Chartwell Books, 2007, pp. 76-77; Peter Levenda, Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult, Continuum, 2002, pp. 102-105; Mel Gordon, Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant, Feral House, 2001, pp. xvi, 1, 237, 248-249.(19) William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Fawcett Publications, 1962, p. 246-247, 249, 251.(20) Information in this paragraph is from Paul Roland, The Nazis and the Occult, Chartwell Books, 2007, pp. 76-77; Peter Levenda, Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult, Continuum, 2002, pp. 102-105; Mel Gordon, Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant, Feral House, 2001, pp. xvi, 1, 237, 248-249.
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This secret community was founded, literally, on Bulwer Lytton’s novel The Coming Race.
The book describes a race of men psychically far in advance of ours. They have acquired powers over themselves and over things that make them almost godlike. For the moment they are in hiding. They live in caves in the centre of the Earth. Soon they will emerge to reign over us.
This appears to be as much as Dr. Ley could tell us.
He added with a smile that the disciples believed they had secret knowledge that would enable them to change their race and become the equals of the men hidden in the bowels of the Earth. Methods of concentration, a whole system of internal gymnastics by which they would be transformed. They began their exercises by staring fixedly at an apple cut in half…. We continued our researches.
This Berlin group called itself The Luminous Lodge, or The Vril Society.
The vril [the notion of the ’vril’ is mentioned for the first time in the works of the French writer Jacolliot, French Consul in Calcutta under the Second Empire. Is the enormous energy of which we only use a minute proportion in our daily life, the nerve-centre of our potential divinity.
Whoever becomes master of the vril will be the master of himself, of others round him and of the world. [Reich’s “orgone“…? -B:.B:.]
This should be the only object of our desires, and all our efforts should be directed to that end. All the rest belongs to official psychology, morality, and religions and is worthless.
The world will change: the Lords will emerge from the centre of the Earth. Unless we have made an alliance with them and become Lords ourselves, we shall find ourselves among the slaves, on the dung-heap that will nourish the roots of the New Cities that will arise. [shades of Crowley’s Liber AL? -B:.B:.]
The Luminous Lodge [Silver Star, Argon Astron, L.V.X. and latter-day “Lightworkers” woven together in this Luciferian tapestry? -B:.B:.] had associations with the theosophical and Rosicrucian groups.
According to Jack Fishman, author of a curious book entitled The Seven Men of Spandau, Karl Haushofer was a member of this lodge.
We shall have more to say about him later, when it will be seen that his association with this Vril Society helps to explain certain things.
The Vril Society was one of he most influential of the occultic groups in post-WWI Germany, many of Germany’s social elite were members.
Like the Thule Society, the Vril Society was at the base of the Nazi gnosis for the early leaders of the movement. The Vril Society was also known as the Lodge of Light, and as the Luminous Lodge. It is difficult to obtain reliable information most secret initiations in the Vril Society. As it is with most secret lodges like the Masons one must leave to divulge any information.
This society finds its beginnings in France and associated with French writer Louis Jacolliot (1837-1890). Who drew on the esoteric materials from occultic sources such as the Swedenborgians.
Also associated with the Vril Society was the 16th-century teachings of mystic Jacob Boehme (a cofounder of modem Rosicrucianism) and Claude de St. Martin, a leader from French Illuminism during the early 19th-century.
There seems to be a thread of parallelism of these and others related to the illuminati in the 18th cent from Bavaria (Adam Weishapt) (Ravenscroft)
The Vril movement is said to still exist throughout the orient where, it is claimed by Angebert, (The Occult and the Third Reich by Jean-Michel Angebert) there can be as many as two million converts, mostly in India. The current Vrilists are sun worshippers. Vril temples in India are said to be decorated with swastikas.
One of the primary qualifications for admission to the Vril Society was minimum competence in Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine. Karl Haushofer was alleged to be a master of the secret doctrines exposed by Blavatsky, and it was he who initiated prisoner Adolf Hitler at Landsberg Prison.
Haushofer eventually became one of the earliest members of the fledgling German Workers Party (DAP), which is the group that changed its name to the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP or “Nazi”) when Hitler became its leader.
The Vril Society was the mother of the Nazi party.
“Vril” means the Light Force. What Light force? Lucifer the light bearer’s light force. The true nature of Nazism is being concealed. When Hitler came to plan, he was placed into power in accordance with the Illuminati plan which was spelled out in writing.
This plan said,
“Nowadays if any state raise a protest against us it is only pro forma (provided in advance) at our discretion and by our direction, for their anti-semitism is indispensable to us for the management of our lesser brethren.”
Spain stayed neutral during the war to serve as a conduit of supplies to keep Hitler’s war going. Hitler was a participant in rituals where human sacrifices were carried out. He himself killed a number of men by pulling their hearts out of their bodies while they were alive. One Monarch slave remembers his father, who was powerful in the Illuminati, describing how Hitler killed a man in front of him by pulling his heart out.
Some of Hitler’s key advisors and key men were in the Illuminati.
There are also lots of tie ins with the OTO, the Vril Society, the Thule Society, the Society of Green Men. The head of the Tibetan Monks that Hitler imported to help him lead Germany was known as The Man with the Green Glove. The monks were posted in Berlin, Munich, and Nuremberg.
By the way, the NWO is still using Tibetan Monks.
Have you ever watched how much travel the Dalai Lama gets in? And did you notice that Tibetan Monks were imported in the Bakaa Valley Colorado by a U.N. leader?
The Mishpuka (Jewish Mafia) leader Pritzker who lives in seclusion on Haulon Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048 on a 1300 acre piece of expensive real estate, had the Dalai Lama consecrate a shrine for him.
Haulon Rd. has two access points, a northern and a southern.
(The road was bought by Pritzker and is guarded. Pritzker has been active in Chicago for the Mishpuka. He is reported to have spent millions renovating his house, where for some reason, dead bodies keep showing up on its estate grounds.)