How Ariosophy Helped Create The Third Reich

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The strange ideas of Ariosophy were a mix of racist “Volkisch” ideas and Madame Blavatsky’s ideas about theosophy. (Like Nietszche’s ideas, Blavatsky’s were taken over and twisted by German occultists.) However, neither Nietszche nor Blavatsky would have supported the violence and suffering that the Nazis would later cause. In fact, Nietszche was against anti-Semitism and … Read more

The Edda Society’s goal to study ancient Aryan religion

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Guido von List and his followers thought that the Icelandic Eddas were stories about the ancient Aryans. Rudolf John Gorsleben, a playwright-turned-journalist who was born in Metz and grew up in Alsace-Lorraine (which became part of the German Reich in 1871), added to List’s occult-historical system. Gorsleben lived from 1883 to 1930. In this place, … Read more

Swastika The Ancient Bronze Age Symbol Misused By Nazi Germany

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From the Bronze Age onward, the swastika was a common symbol that was used on all kinds of things. The word “swastika” comes from the Sanskrit words su (which means “good” in Greek), asti (which means “to be” in Greek), and the suffix ka. The word for “good luck” in Sanskrit and Tibetan is “Swasti,” … Read more