The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology

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Tauris Parke, 2004 - History - 293 pages
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"Sixty years after the defeat of the Third Reich the complexities of Nazi ideology are still being unravelled. This book has provided the first serious account of the way in which Nazism was moulded by powerful occult and millenarian sects that thrived in Germany and Austria at the turn of the century. Their ideas and symbols filtered through to nationalist-racist groups associated with the infant Nazi party, and in time exerted a strong influence on Himmler's SS. Their fantasies were played out with terrifying consequences in the Third Reich: Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka are the hellish museums of the Nazi apocalypse, the roots of which lay in the millennial visions of occult sects. This bizarre and fascinating story contains lessons we cannot afford to ignore."--BOOK JACKET.

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An excellent book which gives a very detailed look into the lives and thoughts many major players of nordic philosophy, magic, and religion, which in turn sharply influenced many of the leaders of the ... Read full review

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Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is the author of several books on ideology and the Western esoteric tradition, including "Hitler's 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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