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Unholy Alliance

His­to­ry of Nazi Involve­ment with the Occult

by Peter Lev­en­da
2002, Con­tin­u­um Inter­na­tion­al Pub­lish­ing Group
ISBN 0826414095
423 pages, illus­trat­ed.

From ravenoir.com
This com­pre­hen­sive pop­u­lar his­to­ry of the occult back­ground and roots of the Nazi move­ment shows how the ideas of a vast inter­na­tion­al net­work of late 19th- and ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry occult groups influ­enced Nazi ide­ol­o­gy, from Madame Blavatsky and Aleis­ter Crow­ley to the Thule Gesellschaft, the Order of the Gold­en Dawn, the Order of the East­ern Tem­ple, and the pseu­do­sci­en­tif­ic expe­di­tions to Ice­land and Tibet of the Ances­tral Her­itage Research and Teach­ing Soci­ety. Nazi appro­pri­a­tion of the occult was a weird far­ra­go of astrol­o­gy, Freema­son­ry, racism root­ed in occultism and pop­u­lar Euro­pean folk­lore (the Cathars, the Holy Grail, the Knights Tem­plar, the Arthuri­an leg­ends). It also traces the Nazi move­ments as they con­tin­ued their activ­i­ties after the war (the Nazi rat­lines to South Amer­i­ca, the Colony of Right­eous­ness in Chile) or “mor­phed” into neo-Nazi, skin­head and satan­ic groups such as the Chris­t­ian Iden­ti­ty and White Aryan Resis­tance move­ments.

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.

THIS BOOK IS IN PRINT. Avail­able com­mer­cial­ly. Learn more about Peter Lev­en­da [1].