Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity (Google eBook)

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NYU Press, Jul 1, 2003 - History - 371 pages
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More than half a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the far right is again challenging the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical movements are feeding on anxiety about economic globalization, affirmative action, and third-world immigration, flashpoint issues to many traditional groups in multicultural societies. A curious mixture of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, Eastern philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and helping to exploit the widespread fear that invisible elites are shaping world events.

Black Sun examines the new neofascist ideology, showing how hate groups, militias and conspiracy cults attempt to gain influence. Based on interviews and extensive research into underground groups, Black Sun documents the new Nazi and fascist sects that have sprung up from the 1970s through the 1990s and examines the mentality and motivation of these far-right extremists. The result is a detailed, grounded portrait of the mythical and devotional aspects of Hitler cults among Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy Metal music fans, and in occult literature.

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy. He paints a frightening picture of a religion with its own relics, rituals, prophecies and an international sectarian following that could, under the proper conditions, gain political power and attempt to realize its dangerous millenarian fantasies.


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Review: Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity

User Review  - Frank Bosman - Goodreads

As he did before in his Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology for the period 1850-1940, Goodrick-Clarke describes the strange mixture between occultism and ... Read full review

Review: Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity

User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Goodrick-Clarke follows up his excellent "The Occult Roots of Nazism" with this book dealing with occult and esoteric matters from World War 2 on through the 20th Century and into modern times. Once again fascinating and informative reading. Read full review


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Page 10 - mental sunshine," which bathed all the gray world suddenly in the clear light of reason and understanding.
Page 36 - Tyndall fulminated in a similar antiSemitic diatribe that "in our democratic society, the Jew is like a poisonous maggot feeding off a body in an advanced state of decay.
Page 36 - Jordan told this audience that "more and more people every day . . . are opening their eyes and coming to say with us Hitler was right. They are coming to say that our real enemies, the people we should have fought, were not Hitler and the National Socialists of Germany but world Jewry and its associates in this country.

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Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is the author of several books on ideology and the Western esoteric tradition, including Hitlerís Priestess and The Occult Roots of Nazism, which has remained in print since its publication in 1985 and has been translated into eight languages. He writes regularly for European and US Journals and has contributed to several films on the Third Reich and World War II.

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