Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult

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A&C Black, May 24, 2002 - History - 423 pages
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Engagingly written, Unholy Alliance is a comprehensive, popular history of the occult background and roots of the Nazi movement, showing how the ideas of a vast international network of late 19th- and early 20th-century occult groups influenced Nazi ideology. Levenda takes readers through the teachings of Madame Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, the Thule Gesellschaft - the occult secret society that formed the ideological heart of the early Nazi Party - the Order of the Golden Dawn, and the Order of the Eastern Temple and demonstrates how each influenced Nazi ideology. He also details the expedition to Tibet of the Ancestral Heritage Research and Teaching Society, comprised of the same SS officers who would later be involved in grisly medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners. Levenda traces the Nazis' movements as they continued their activities after the war or morphed into neo-Nazi, skinhead, and satanic groups, such as the Christian Identity and White Aryan Resistance movements. Levenda's is not only a "major work of investigative reporting," but also the striking story of the unholy alliance between politics and religion - or politics and occultism - that has dominated events in Europe and the Americas since World War I, with all its implications for continuing racial and religious violence in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
 

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Review: Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult

User Review  - Scott Baker - Goodreads

I had mixed feelings about this book. It seemed to be well researched and was extensively footnoted, although I never double checked the sources. Since my primary reason for reading Unholy Alliance ... Read full review

Review: Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult

User Review  - Brad Vance - Goodreads

Part of my research for "Rob the Daemon" involved looking at Nazi roots in/obsession with the occult. Some of what's in here has been discredited by a more scholarly writer, Corinna Treitel's "A ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition by Norman Mailer
1
At the Mountains of Madness
13
One Of Blood Sex and the Rune Magicians
29
Two Volk Magic
55
Three The Occult Messiah
80
Sex Spies
108
Five Cult War 19341939
141
The Ahnenerbe and
167
Nine Cult Counterstrike
240
Ten Walpurgisnacht 1945
261
Eleven Aftermath
280
Twelve Is Chile Burning? The Overthrow of Allende
309
Thirteen Nazi Occultism Today
327
Hasta La Vista Baby
354
Notes
367
Bibliography
389

Seven Lucifers Quest for the Holy Grail
203
For Mussolini the Bismarck
225

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Peter Levenda is the author of The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries and the Founding of America (Continuum, 2009) and Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult (Continuum, 2002), which has appeared in 6 foreign-language editions.

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