Zitate aus dem Talmud – Das “Heilige Buch” der Juden

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Das Herz der jüdischen Eigenart und das Wesen des jüdischen Volkes liegt in einem Werk verborgen, das als Talmud bekannt ist.

Der Talmud ist der Kern des Judentums.

Verständnis des Talmud ist Verständnis des Judentums…”

Was liegt also näher, als den Talmud zu Rate zu ziehen, um das Geheimnis der jüdischen Eigenart zu ergründen? Doch bereits ein flüchtiger Blick in dieses Heilige Buch der Juden läßt erahnen, warum bereits Martin Luther den Talmud ein “Buch voller Abgötterei, Fluch und Lästerung” nannte.

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“Die Güter der Nichtjuden gleichen der Wüste, sie sind ein herrenloses Gut und jeder, der zuerst von ihnen Besitz nimmt, erwirbt sie.” (Baba bathra 54b)

“Dem Juden ist es erlaubt zum Nichtjuden zu gehen, diesen zu täuschen und mit ihm Handel zu treiben, ihn zu hintergehen und sein Geld zu nehmen. Denn das Vermögen des Nichtjuden ist als Gemeineigentum anzusehen und es gehört dem ersten [Juden], der es sich sichern kann.” (Baba kamma 113a)

“Wenn sich ein Nichtjude mit der Thora befaßt, so verdient er den Tod.” (Synhedrin 59a)

“Die Wohnung eines Nichtjuden wird nicht als Wohnung betrachtet.” (Erubin 75a)

“Den besten der Gojim sollst du töten.” (Kiduschin 40b)

“Weshalb sind die Nichtjuden schmutzig? Weil sie am Berge Sinai nicht gestanden haben.

Als nämlich die Schlange der Chava beiwohnte, impfte sie ihr einen Schmutz ein; bei den Jisraéliten, die am Berge Sinai gestanden haben, verlor sich der Schmutz, bei den Nichtjuden aber verlor er sich nicht.” (Aboda zara 22b)

Sobald der Messias kommt, sind alle [Nichtjuden] Sklaven der Jisraéliten. (Erubin 43b)

“Wer die Scharen der Gojim sieht, spreche: Beschämt ist eure Mutter, zu Schande die euch geboren hat.” (Berakhoth 58a)

“Wer die Gräber der Gojim sieht, spreche: Beschämt ist eure Mutter, zu Schande die euch geboren hat.” (Berakhoth, 58b)

“Eher gib einem Jisraéliten umsonst als einem Nichtjuden auf Wucher.” (Baba mezia 71a)

“Ihr aber seid meine Schafe, die Schafe meiner Weide, Menschen seid ihr, ihr heißt Menschen, nicht aber heißen die weltlichen Völker Menschen, sondern Vieh.” (Baba mezia 114b)

“Der Samen der Nichtjuden ist Viehsamen.” (Jabmuth 94b)

“Der Beischlaf der Nichtjuden ist wie Beischlaf der Viecher.” (Aboda zara 22b)

“Ein Mädchen von drei Jahren und einem Tag ist zum Beischlaf geeignet.” (Jabmuth 57b, Jabmuth 60 a, Aboda zara 37a)

“Der Notzüchter braucht kein Schmerzensgeld zu zahlen, weil das Mädchen diese Schmerzen später unter ihrem Ehemann gehabt haben würde.” (Baba kamma 59a)

“Wenn jemand wünscht, daß seine Gelübde des ganzen Jahres nichtig seien, so spreche er am Beginn des Jahres: jedes Gelübde das ich tun werde, ist nichtig; nur muß er beim Geloben daran denken.” (Nedarim 23b)

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<h3>Gefälschte Zitate?</h3>Die meisten Menschen reagieren auf diese Talmud-Zitate mit einer Mischung aus Nicht-Glauben-Wollen und Entsetzen. Nachfolgend werden die häufigsten Entgegnungen beantwortet:

1.) Diese Zitate sind gefälscht!

Antwort: Alle zitierten Passagen finden Sie hier: Der Babylonische Talmud , erste vollständige und zensurfreie Übersetzung ins Deutsche von Lazarus Goldschmidt, zwölf Bände, Erstpublikation im Jüdischen Verlag Berlin 1930-36; Neuauflage im Jüdischen Verlag Frankfurt 2002, (ISBN 3-633-54200-0). Schlagen Sie nach, Sie werden staunen!

2.) Diese Zitate sind aus dem Zusammenhang gerissen!

Antwort: In >welchem< Zusammenhang wären die hier zitierten Aussagen mit heutigen Vorstellungen von Ethik, Moral und Anstand vereinbar? Wer bemängelt, es würden nur einige wenige Stellen aus einem ca. 10.000 Seiten umfassenden Werk zitiert, der mache sich die Mühe, das Original etwas genauer zu studieren.

Beispielsweise wird alleine im Traktat Aboda zara über 500 mal auf Nichtjuden Bezug genommen, und in keinem einzigen Fall handelt es sich um freundliche Formulierungen. Auch im übrigen Talmud findet man keine einzige Stelle, an der Juden zu ethischem Verhalten gegenüber Nichtjuden ermahnt werden. Dies ist auch nicht weiter verwunderlich, denn nach talmudischer Auslegung der Thora ( Altes Testament ) gelten die Zehn Gebote nur für Juden untereinander, nicht aber für das Verhalten von Juden gegenüber Nichtjuden.

3.) Diese Zitatensammlung ist antisemitisch!

Antwort: Ist es nicht vielmehr so, daß der Judaismus geprägt ist von Haß und Intoleranz gegenüber Nichtjuden?

Vor diesem Hintergrund ist die Reaktion auf den Judaismus per Definition antisemitisch, präziser ausgedrückt anti-judaistisch.

Dies ist die zwingende Folge des Gesetzes von Ursache und Wirkung, meint der jüdische Gelehrte Bernard Lazar in seinem Buch "Antisemitismus". Wie sonnst ist es zu erklären, daß Juden zu allen Zeiten und bei allen Völkern auf Ablehnung stießen?

4.) Ja, aber die Bibel ist um keinen Deut besser!

Antwort: Dieser Einwand ist durchaus berechtigt, sofern das Alte Testament (von den Juden Thora genannt) gemeint ist, schließlich ist der Talmud nichts weiter als die rabbinische Interpretation der Thora .

Im Alten Testament wird an vielen Stellen davon berichtet, daß die Israeliten andere Völker ausgerottet ("den Bann an ihnen vollstreckt") haben, um ihrem zornigen, strafenden Gott Jahwe ein Opfer zu bringen (siehe u.a.: 4.Mos 21,3; 5.Mos 3,6; 13,16; Jos 6,21; 8,26; 11,11-21; Ri 1,17; 21,11; 2.Sam 12,31; 1.Chr 4,41; Jes 34,2-5 Jer 25,9; 50,21; 50,26).

Hingegen ist die im Neuen Testament verkündigte Lehre der Liebe, Barmherzigkeit und Vergebung eine diametrale Abkehr vom sprichwörtlichen alttestamentarischen Haß und vom Auserwähltheitsgedanken der Hebräer.

Nichts macht den Gegensatz zwischen dem Alten Testament und dem Neuen Testament deutlicher als die Rede Jesu Christi an die Juden:

"Ihr habt den Teufel zum Vater, und nach eures Vaters Gelüste wollt ihr tun. Der ist ein Mörder von Anfang an und steht nicht in der Wahrheit; denn die Wahrheit ist nicht in ihm. Wenn er Lügen redet, so spricht er aus dem Eigenen; denn er ist ein Lügner und der Vater der Lüge." (Joh 8,44)

5.) Die über tausend Jahre alten Aussagen des Talmud spielen für Juden von heute nicht die geringste Rolle!

Antwort: Dem steht entgegen, daß Rabbiner heute noch die zentrale Bedeutung des Talmud für das Judentum bei jeder sich bietenden Gelegenheit hervorheben. Auch folgende Äußerungen aus jüngerer Zeit legen den Schluß nahe, daß die talmudische Ideologie heute nach wie vor die spirituelle Heimat der Juden ist:

"Die Seelen der Gojim [Nichtjuden] sind von ganz anderer, minderer Art. Alle Juden sind von Natur gut, alle Gojim von Natur böse. Die Juden sind die Krone der Schöpfung, die Gojim ihr Abschaum." (Rabbi Shneur Zalman, einer der einflußreichsten Talmudgelehrten unserer Zeit, FAZ, 11. 3. 1994)

"Araber sind Tiere, keine Menschen. Ihr Fleisch ist das Fleisch von Eseln, deshalb sollten sie wie Tiere behandelt werden." (Sharon Kalimi, SZ, 3. 3. 1999)

"Im Lande Israel hat kein Araber das Recht zu existieren. Ganz klar, Araber stehen auf der Kulturleiter der Welt weit unten. Goldsteins Tat [29 Nichtjuden zu ermorden] stellt die Erfüllung einiger Gebote des jüdischen Gesetzes dar. Dazu gehört auch, Rache an Nichtjuden zu üben." (Rabbi Jizchak Ginsburg, Ha'aretz vom 5. 11. 2003)

"Wenn ein Jude eine Leber benötigt, erlaubt die Thora wahrscheinlich, einem gerade vorbeikommenden Nichtjuden die Leber gewaltsam zu entnehmen. Jüdisches Leben ist unendlich viel heiliger und einmaliger als nichtjüdisches." (Rabbi Jizchak Ginsburg, zitiert in: Israel Shahak, "Jewish Fundamentalism")

"Die Palästinenser sind Tiere auf zwei Beinen!" (Menahim Begin, ehem. israelische Premierminister, New Statesman , 25. 6. 1982)

"Wir, das jüdische Volk, kontrollieren Amerika, und die Amerikaner wissen das." (Ariel Sharon, israelischer Premierminister im Radiosender Kol Yisrael)

"Wir werden die Palästinenser vernichten wie die Heuschrecken und ihre Köpfe gegen die Wand schlagen" (Friedensnobelpreisträger (!) Yitzak Rabin, ehemaliger israelischer Premierminister, New York Times , 1.4.1988)

"Die jüdische Lehre ist rassistisch, und das ist gut so." (Rechavam Zeevi, ehem. israelischer Tourismusminister, SZ, 27. 10. 2001). Derselbe im israelischen Armeeradio: ''Wir sollten die Palästinenser auf gleiche Weise entfernen wie man Läuse los wird."

"Warum sind die Juden im Geschäftsleben überall auf der Welt unglaublich erfolgreich, außer in Israel?

In Israel gibt es nicht genug Gojim, will heißen Trottel, die darauf warten, betrogen zu werden.

Wenn alle um den Ball stehen, kann keiner ein Tor schießen." (Chaim Bermant, israelischer Schriftsteller)

"Suchen wir das Geheimnis des Juden nicht in seiner Religion, sondern suchen wir das Geheimnis der Religion [des Judaismus] im wirklichen Juden. Welches ist der weltliche Grund des Judentums? Das praktische Bedürfnis, der Eigennutz. Welches ist der weltliche Kultus des Juden? Der Schacher. Welches ist sein weltlicher Gott? Das Geld […] Das Geld ist der eifrige Gott Israels, neben dem kein anderer Gott bestehen darf. Der Gott der Juden ist der Weltgott geworden." (Karl Marx, Zur Judenfrage)

Soweit einige Zitate. Auch folgende Verhaltensweisen scheinen eher vom talmudischen Geist geprägt zu sein als von allgemein akzeptierten Ideen von Toleranz und Humanismus:
<h3>Terror- und Apartheidsregime Israel:</h3>Diejenigen, die sich heute Juden nennen, (also überwiegend Abkömmlinge des zentralasiatischen Volkes der Khasaren) rechtfertigen die brutale Vertreibung der Palästinenser aus ihrer angestammten Heimat mit dem scheinheiligen Argument, ihr Gott Jahwe habe das "Heilige Land" ausschließlich ihnen geschenkt. Im Staat, der sich Israel (zu deutsch: "Gottesstreiter") nennt, sind, ganz nach Manier der Nürnberger Rassengesetze von 1935, Eheschließungen zwischen Juden und Nichtjuden verboten.

Israel schickt nahezu täglich Panzer und Bulldozer in palästinensische Flüchtlingslager, um Häuser, Straßen und landwirtschaftliche Flächen zu zerstören (vgl. Erubin 75a). Außergerichtliche Exekutionen (sprich: die Ermordung) von Palästinensern (vgl. Kidduschin 40b) sind ebenso an der Tagesordnung wie die permanente Bedrohung und Demütigung der palästinensischen Bevölkerung durch das israelische Militär (vgl. Baba mezia 114b).

UN-Sonderberichterstatter John Dugard nennt Israel ein Apartheidsregime, das schlimmer sei als das seinerzeit international boykottierte Südafrika. Wo bleibt der Aufschrei im Fall Israel?
<h3>Beschneidung:</h3>Die genitale Verstümmelung männlicher Neugeborener ist aus medizinischer Sicht völlig unnötig, nicht selten sogar schädlich. Das häufig bemühte Argument der Hygiene ist in der heutigen Zeit geradezu absurd. Dennoch lassen so gut wie alle Juden ihre Söhne am achten Tag nach der Geburt im Rahmen einer religiösen Zeremonie beschneiden.

Mit anderen Worten: Schutzlosen Neugeborenen wird ohne triftigen Grund und ohne deren Zustimmung das wohl sensitivste Stückchen Haut weggeschnitten. Viele Ärzte plädieren dafür, die Beschneidung von Jungen genauso zu ächten wie die von Mädchen. <a href="https://archive.is/o/qLuDa/https://www.mosaisk.com/video/Circumcision_Omskaering_Video.mpeg">Beschneidung Video (9 MB- rechts klicken und runter laden)</a>
<h3>Die Kosher Nostra:</h3>Jeder hat schon mal den Begriff "koscher" gehört und weiß in etwa, was damit gemeint ist. Doch kaum jemand hat von der Kosher Nostra gehört. Dies ist ein weltweit tätiges Syndikat, das Lebensmittelkonzernen für teures Geld völlig sinnlose Koscher-Zertifizierungen aufnötigt. Firmen, die nicht mitmachen, werden unterschwellig mit Boykott oder negativer Presse bedroht.

Das Ergebnis dieser skrupellosen Taktik: In den USA ist gut wie jeder in Supermärkten erhältliche Artikel "koscher" zertifiziert, ganz egal, ob es sich um Limonade, Kekse, Waschmittel oder Plastiktüten handelt.

Dies ist im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes ein Milliardenschwindel. (<a href="https://archive.is/o/qLuDa/www.aztlan.net/koshernostra.htm&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Kosher Nostra Scam</a>).

Auch in Europa zahlen Verbraucher, ohne es überhaupt zu ahnen, eine Koscher-Steuer. Beispiele bekannter Firmen, deren Produkte "koscher-zertifiziert" sind: Coca Cola, Nestlé, Kellogg´s, Del Monte, Hilcona, Thomy, Dr. Oetker, Henkel, Underberg, Milford, Milupa, Beck´s Bier, Ulzena, Degussa, BASF, Bayer AG (letztere drei für chemische Grundstoffe und Lebensmittelzusätze).

Ist das nicht ironisch, Herr Bundespräsident? Erst vor kurzem gab es einen riesigen Skandal, weil das Holocaust-Mahnmal, mit Produkten von Degussa behandelt werden sollte? Den jüdischen Gruppen, die sich darüber öffentlich und lautstark aufregten war wohl nicht bekannt, daß die Produkte der Degussa koscher zertifizeirt sind.
<h3>Schächten:</h3>Fleisch ist nur "koscher", wenn das Schlachttier auf religiös-rituelle Weise getötet wird. Hierbei werden dem unbetäubten Tier gleichzeitig Luftröhre, Speiseröhre und Halsschlagader durchtrennt. Der Todeskampf dauert meist über zehn Minuten.

Diese völlig unnötige Grausamkeit gegenüber Tieren ist in Deutschland gesetzlich untersagt. Juden haben mit der etwas weit hergeholten Behauptung, das Schächten sei durch die Religionsfreiheit geschützt, eine Ausnahmeregelung erstritten, die es ihnen gestattet, diese archaische Tierquälerei fortzuführen.<a href="https://archive.is/o/qLuDa/https://www.mosaisk.com/artikler/Joedisk-Kosher-Rituel-Slagtning-Schaechtning.php&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Schächten Video</a>
<h3>Eruv:</h3>Jede größere Stadt in der Juden leben, hat einen Eruv. Dies ist ein durch eine symbolische Schnur eingegrenztes Gebiet, in welchem es frommen Juden gestattet ist, auch am Sabbat (Samstag) leichte Arbeiten zu verrichten wie z.B. einen Schlüssel tragen, Licht einschalten oder einen Fahrstuhlknopf betätigen.

Man mag dies für einen längst überkommenen religiösen Hokus-Pokus halten, aber die in London ansässigen Juden haben erst kürzlich gegen den Widerstand der nichtjüdischen Bevölkerung einen neuen Eruv ausgewiesen.

Sowohl das Europäische Parlament in Straßburg als auch das Weiße Haus in Washington befinden sich (rein zufällig?) in einem als Eruv gekennzeichneten Gebiet.

Herr Bundespräsident, gerne würden wir erfahren, ob das Berliner Regierungsviertel sich ebenfalls, rein zufällig natürlich, innerhalb eines Eruvs befindet. Würden sie die Öffentlichkeit darüber informieren? Sie wollen doch nicht, daß der Eindruck aufkommt, in der BRD wird die Trennung von Staat und Religion nicht so genau genommen, sofern der Judaismus betroffen ist.
<h3>Auf's Kreuz spucken:</h3>Für fromme Juden ist das Bespucken von Nichtjuden und deren religiösen Symbolen eine gottgefällige Tat.

In Israel hat der Haß auf das christliche Kreuz geradezu paranoide Züge angenommen: In vielen Schulbüchern wurde dort nämlich das international gebräuchliche arithmetische Zeichen für Addition "+" durch ein auf den Kopf gestelltes "T" ersetzt (Israel Shahak, "Spitting on the Cross").
<h3>Kol Nidre:</h3>Am höchsten jüdischen Feiertag (Jom Kippur) wird das Gebet "Kol Nidre" gesungen.

Damit erklären Juden alle Gelöbnisse, die sie im kommenden Jahr ablegen werden, im voraus für null und nichtig (vgl. Nedarim 23b).

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Gerichtsurteil in der Schweitz – Talmud Zitate nicht gefälscht

Die Neue Luzerner Zeitung muss die Richtigstellung veröffentlichen, dass die Zitate aus dem Talmud von Tierschützer Erwin Kessler NICHT GEFÄLSCHT sind. (Hier gibt noch mehr lächerliche und mörderische Talmud Zitate!) Lesen

George Hunt – The New World Bank, Religion, and Rulers 1987

George Hunt became aware of the environmental fraud after attending the Wilderness Conference in Colorado in 1987.

From then until his death Dec 23rd 2013 George dedicated himself to exposing the environmental fraud, masterminded by Maurice Strong and his boss, Baron Edmund de Rothschild.

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If you are interested in knowing who, how and why the plans for ‘sustainable development’ were founded and by whom, look no further than George’s courageous expose.

The Big Bad Bank
The expose documentary by George Washington Hunt of a secret bank created over the past 25 years.

The Big Bad Bank – Intro
The Big Bad Bank Intro George Washington Hunt introduces us to the World Conservation Bank. Mr. Hunt also explains his background and how he discovered the plan for this bank. One of the handouts included the Brundtland Report “Our Common Future” as well George reveals what the bank will need to get it’s feet off the ground.

The Big Bad Bank – Responsibility to Educate
The Big Bad Bank by George Washington Hunt, in this part he goes further into his background on how he assumed the vast education responsibility to educate us about the World Conservation Bank. We listen to the voice of David Lang, and elitist who tells us how the common people shouldn’t be told about this bank. Then we look at the wilderness inventory and what the US stands to lose as part of conservation projects that the bank will control. George Hunt goes into further explanation of how the Rich Evil Elitists are like and what they will own and how they can handle things.

The Big Bad Bank – Your Educator
The Big Bad Bank – George Washington Hunt is your educator, it’s his goal to educate millions of people about this bank. George also points out that the banks requiring bailouts should not have been saved and cost the tax payers dearly. The Big Bad Bank or The World Conservation Bank was formed at the 4th World Wilderness Congress in Estes Park in September 1987, the bank could be capitalized by the shares of stock and trusts of the members. The big problems are that the currency unit will rise to high, prices will skyrocket, and the worst part is that the bank will purposely go bust and all of the assets will be left in the hands of the shareholders in this bank. Also in this part of the video we hear from Baron Edmond James de Rothschild about technologies that the bank will use to ultimately come to its demise.

The Big Bad Bank – Conservation
The Big Bad Bank – George Washington Hunt tells us how he was selected as an official host at the 4th World Wilderness Congress. Thinking it was an environmental event he attended but his attention was shifted to bank matters, some of the people George met were the international bankers including David Rockefeller, Baron Edmond James de Rothschild, the Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland and Maurice Strong.

The Big Bad Bank – Greed and Power
The Big Bad Bank – This section focus on Greed and Power of the largest international bankers, the most famous was J.P. Morgan. George Washington Hunt’s Great Grandfather, Also GW Hunt, was building a railroad, at the same time Edward Henry Harriman was also building a railroad in the same direction and Harriman was able to go to JP Morgan for funds to continue his railroad and beat GW Hunt to the pass because he had the money to do so. More on the rich and powerful we get a little history on the Rothschild family as well as the Rockefeller family. “The custodian of the Planet” Maurice Strong is also a big player in the politics of this bank. Strong was working to take water from the San Luis Valley in Colorado and sell it at high profit margins to other cities in the US.

The Big Bad Bank – Reviewing the Scenario
The Big Bad Bank – Reviewing the Scenario, George Washington Hunt reminds us of what is involved with this bank and how they plan on making a whole lot of money by doing things such as those of Maurice Strong and how he was planning on destroying the wilderness in the San Luis Valley of Colorado but at the same time was also working as an environmentalists with the big investors in this Big Bad Bank. We also hear the voice of Maurice Strong speaking about this conservation bank and introducing Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

The Big Bad Bank – The Rich Elite
The Big Bad Bank – Here we see an article about David Rockefeller and William Ruckleshaus speaking about this bank, we also learn more about the Rothschild family, Nathan Rothschild had inside knowledge of the outcome of Battle of Waterloo in the war of 1816 and was able to quickly turn the events out in his favor and wound up owning the Bank of England overnight. One possible solution to turning this Big Bad Bank over to good has would be if the G-77 Countries of the world took charge and hired the best talent, rather than a private bank which could turn on the people.

The Big Bad Bank – Closing Statements
The Big Bad Bank – Bailouts, One big Bad Bank and more problems that America has, including the debt to the Federal Reserve. John F Kennedy tried to solve America’s problem with the Federal Reserve by having more money printed, but that’s a whole other theory. Wrapping up the show and quickly touching on what George Washington Hunt has presented to us in this video as well as a few last points about current events and theories about expensive and harmful environment projects.

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Juden in der Freimaurerei | Jews in Masonry

Juden in der Freimaurerei

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Die Freimaurerei 

(seltener auch Maurerei oder Masoney, engl. freemasonry, franz. franc-maçonnerie)

ist eine international agierende, einflußreiche und überstaatliche Vereinigung, welche öffentlich das Streben nach hohen Menschheitszielen wie Humanität, Toleranz, Brüderlichkeit, Selbstlosigkeit und Gemeinnützigkeit zur Schau trägt. Die Mitglieder bilden Gemeinschaften (Logen) und verwenden Symbole, Gebräuche und Bilder, die oft dem Maurerhandwerk, dem Alten Testament und der ägyptischen Mythologie entnommen sind. In gängigen Darstellungen erwecken Freimaurer den Eindruck, daß ihre „königliche Kunst“ auf das Wissen der alten Ägypter zurückgehe.

Zirkel und Winkel: Das weltweite Erkennungs- und Abzeichen der Freimaurerei

Die Stellung der Freimaurerei zwischen den Glaubenslehren

Obwohl es Christgläubigen streng verboten ist, Götzen zu folgen, sich gegen das ausformulierte Glaubensbekenntnis des Neuen Testaments zu stellen, folgten hohe und höchste Repräsentanten in den entstehenden europäischen Nationalstaaten schon seit dem 18. Jahrhundert der Freimaurer-Lehre. Sie fühlten scheinbar keinerlei Bedenken und keinerlei inneren Widerstand dabei, als gläubige Christen (oder als in der Öffentlichkeit das Christentum repräsentierende Fürsten, Gelehrte und Großbürger) sich Freimaurer-Logen anzuschließen. Außerchristliche Riten zu feiern – und solche Glaubensinhalte als „höhere“, geheimzuhaltende Wahrheit anzuerkennen, die Christen, Moslems und Juden eigentlich verboten sind –, ist Teil des Freimaurerlebens.

Es zählt dazu auch, fremde Gottheiten und Götzenbilder anzubeten, sowie fremde magische Siglen als Talismane zu verwenden. Sowohl Moslem-Führer als auch namhafte Christen fanden sich einst und finden sich jetzt in Hochgrad-Freimaurerlogen. Aber weder LuzifersLicht, noch babylonische oder altägyptische Gottheiten sind Teil der christlichen Glaubenslehre. Indem die Freimaurerei die christliche Lehre schnöde und herablassend als „Fabelei“ (in den Worten der Okkultistin Helena P. Blavatsky) behandelt, stellt sie sich selber stillschweigend über sie; die sogenannte „Toleranz“ der Freimaurer ist also nichts anderes als ein verheimlichter Machtanspruch, ein verheimlichtes Hegemonialziel. Die Auffassung von christlichen Dogmen als bloßer „Fabelei“ entspricht zwar dem Elite-Bewußtsein der gesellschaftlich privilegierten Freimaurer, sie hat aber keinen religiösen Zusammenhang mit den christlichen Lehren. So gesehen ist das Freimaurerlogentum eine länderübergreifende Sekte.

Die Freimaurer-Tradition ist in einem speziellen Sinn tatsächlich uralt, als sie einer jahrtausendealten Tendenz der Geschichte entspricht, synkretistisch Material aus untergegangenen Hochreligionen religiös nachzuverwerten. Nicht die magischen Anschauungen selber sind authentisch, aber der mit diesen Aussagen verknüpfte Sezessions-Anspruch. Es gibt in unserem Kulturkreis also tatsächlich einen heimlichen Siegeszug von uralten Sekten, die sich Teile der Konkursmasse von Glaubensformen des antiken Rom, Ägyptens, Babylons und jüdisch-mystischer Traditionen anverwandelt haben. Ein vorherrschender Zweck dieser halb im Geheimen, halb in der Öffentlichkeit agierenden Elite-Religion ist die Etablierung einer tyrannischen Weltregierung im Sinne einer Neuen Weltordnung (NWO), die Schaffung eines Einheits-Weltreichs. Und auch die Bereitstellung überlegener Taktiken, um in der direkten Machtentscheidung persönliche Konkurrenten auszumanövrieren, die nicht zu den Verschwörern zählen, leistet die Freimaurer-Verschwörung effektiv.

Geschichte

Entstehung

Als sichtbare Organisation ist die Freimaurerei aus den Tempelrittern hervorgegangen, der Gründungsort ist die Kapelle von Rosslyn. Traditionelle Bestandteile reichen bis ins alte Ägypten zurück. Die Mitarbeiter beim Bau der Kapelle nannten sich Brüder, übten bei der Aufnahme einen Ritus und verpflichteten sich zur Geheimhaltung. Um sich zu verständigen, griffen sie auf geheime Merkmale und Zeichen zurück.

In London bildete sich 1717 ein Bund, der sich „die Kunst des winkelrechten Bauens an der Vervollkommnung des eigenen Ichs und der gesamten Menschheit“ zum Ziel seiner Bestrebung und Tätigkeit gesetzt hatte. Er nannte sich Bund der „Freimaurer“ (engl. Loge). Spätere Konstitutionsbeschlüsse legten fest, daß der Bund frei von Schranken sei, also ohne Rücksicht auf Nationalität, Farbe und Rasse und der religiösen und politischen Anschauung.

Es entstanden in fast allen Nationen Freimaurer-Logen. Nach der Gleichstellung der Judenu. a. in England und Frankreich traten diese verstärkt den Logen bei.

Die menschheitsbeglückenden Ideen sowie gesellschaftlicher Ehrgeiz führten dazu, daß es zum guten Ton der Angehörigen höherer Schichten gehörte, Mitglied der Freimaurerloge zu sein. So kam es, daß Freimaurer bald fast alle führenden Stellen in Politik und Wirtschaft vereinigten.

Die Freimaurerei nahm sich das Recht und sah es als ihre Pflicht an, Revolutionen zu fördern oder selbst hervorzurufen. Die Französische Revolution 1789 war die erste Revolution, die nach den Plänen der Freimaurerei verlief. Bis 1790 waren in Frankreich ca. 700 Logen entstanden. Der 14. Juli, der Tag des Bastillesturms, wurde zum Feiertag der Weltloge erklärt. Einer der berühmtesten Freimaurer, Quartier la Tente, gab auf dem zweiten internationalen Freimaurerkongreß in Paris im Jahre 1900 unumwunden zu, daß das Hauptziel der Weltfreimaurerei sei, die Welt aus den Angeln zu heben. Als Endziel bezeichnete er die Errichtung der Weltrepublik.

Der VS-amerikanische Freimaurer Woodrow Wilson mit seinen tschechischen Freimaurerbrüdern Masaryk, Klofac und Kramar auf einer antideutschenHetzkarte

Deutschland

Die Einkreisung des Deutschen Reichesim Ersten Weltkriege war das Werk der Weltfreimaurerei, um wie behauptet die „freimaurerischen Ideale“ zu bewahren und durchzusetzen.

Einer der Kriegshetzer war der Hochgradfreimaurer König Eduard VII.von England. Mit der hauptsächlich duch Marxisten organisierten Novemberrevolte von 1918 strömten neue politische Ideen nach Deutschland. Die Freimaurerei hat im Reiche durch ihre Vertreter Friedrich Ebert, Philipp Scheidemann, Kurt Eisner, Karl Liebknecht, Walther Rathenau, der Hochgradfreimaurer war, die „Novemberrevolution“ inszeniert und das Deutsche Volk in maßloses Elend geführt. Vor allem wurden der Nationalsozialismus und andere völkische und nationale Bewegungen bekämpft. Die Thule-Gesellschaft um Rudolf von Sebottendorf war logenähnlich aufgebaut, einige wenige NSDAP-Mitglieder waren auch in anderen Logen organisiert. Das Dritte Reichzerschlug offiziell die Freimaurerei, da es sich um einen „gefährlichen jüdischen Weltorden“ handele und es keine fremdartigen Geheimgesellschaften im neuen Reich geben dürfe.

Am 17. August 1935 ordnete Innenminister Wilhelm Frick das Verbot der Freimaurerei in Deutschland an. In Erlangen und Chemnitz wurden Logenmuseen eingerichtet, die der Volksaufklärung dienten.

In Deutschland waren in den 1930er Jahren ca. 80.000 Männer in Logen organisiert. Heute sind ca. 14.000 Männer in 470 aktiven Logen organisiert. Darüber hinaus arbeiten etwa 50 liberale Logen und Logen angeblich ohne jede Anerkennung einer Großloge in der BRD. Die Propaganda Due war bis 1982 eine verbrecherische Freimaurer-Geheimloge, die Wirtschaft, Polizei, Geheimdienste und Politik infiltrierte.

Es wurde und wird oft behauptet, daß es auch judengegnerische Freimaurerlogen in Deutschland gab. So soll die Große Landesloge judenfeindlich eingestellt gewesen sein. Dies ist jedoch falsch. Artikel „Antideutscher Internationalismus“ am 1. Mai 1926:

„Man kann ein sehr guter Deutscher sein, Freimaurer ist man aber erst dann, wenn man seine freimaurerische Überzeugung nicht auf den deutsch-vaterländischen Standpunkt der Enge und Kleinheit stellt, sondern wenn man eine Plattform findet, auf der auch der andere stehen kann, wenn man ein Mann der Auslese, ein deutscher Jude ist.“

Die Große Landesloge war ebensowenig antijudaistisch wie irgendeine andere Großloge in Deutschland oder in der Welt.

Frankreich

Einem Bericht des französischen Magazins „L’Express“ zufolge hat sich die Zahl der Freimaurer in Frankreich seit 1970 vervierfacht. 2011 gehörten mehr als 160.000 Personen französischen Freimaurer-Logen an. Pro Jahr würden 3.500 weitere Franzosen Mitglied.[1]

Juden in der Freimaurerei

Das Judentum fand zum 18. Jahrhundert mit der – in Gesinnung und Habitus seit je – erzjüdischen Freimaurerei ein entscheidenes Mittel, um die nationale Politik und später die Weltpolitik entscheidend für seine Wünsche und Ziele zu beeinflussen. Dank der Freimaurerei erreichten die Juden Gleichstellung mit den Bürgern und konnten öffentliche Ämter bekleiden.

Der Rabbiner Dr. Isaak Wise erklärte in der Zeitschrift „Israelite of America“ vom 3. August 1866:

„Die Freimaurerei ist eine jüdische Institution. Jüdisch sind ihre Geschichte, ihre Grade, ihre Haltung und ihre Aussagen von Anfang bis Ende.“

Die freimaurerische Zeitschrift „Le Symbolisme“ aus Frankreich schrieb 1928:

„Es wird der erste Akt der Freimaurerei sein, die jüdische Rasse zu glorifizieren, die den göttlichen Gehalt des Wissens unverändert aufbewahrt. Dann werden sie sich auf die jüdische Rasse stützen, um die Grenzen auszulöschen.“

Das Judentum erstrebt den Weltjudenstaat, d. h. nach Zerstörung aller souveränen Nationalstaaten die Zusammenfassung aller Menschen in einem Weltstaat, der, aus Wirtschaftsprovinzen zusammengesetzt, unter zentraler jüdischer Leitung stehen soll. Walther Rathenau hat dieses jüdische Endziel in seinem Buch „Der Kaiser“[2] mit klassischen Worten gezeichnet:

„In hundert Jahren hat die französische Revolution den Kreis der Erde umschritten und sich restlos verwirklicht. Kein Staat, keine Verfassung, keine Gesellschaft, kein Herrscherhaus blieb vor ihr bewahrt. Ihr pathetischer Gedanke war: Freiheit und Gleichheit. Ihr unausgesprochener Wunschgedanke war: Befreiung des Kleinbürgers. Ihr unbewußter, wahrer und praktischer Gedanke war: Verdrängung der feudalen Vorherrschaft durch die kapitalistische Bourgeoisie unter Staatsform des plutokratisch-konstitutionellen Regiments. Der pathetische Gedanke der russischen Revolution ist Menschheit. Der Wunschgedanke: Diktatur des (zeitweiligen) Proletariats und idealisierter Anarchismus. Der praktische Zukunftsgedanke: Aufhebung der europäischen Schichtung unter der Staatsform soziallierender Freistaaten. In einem Jahrhundert wird der praktische Gedanke des Ostens so restlos verwirklicht sein, wie heute der praktische Gedanke des Westens. Im Hintergrunde der Zeiten steht wartend ein letzter Gedanke: die Auflösung der Staatsformen und ihre Ersetzung durch ein bewegliches System selbstverwaltender Kulturverbände unter der Herrschaft transzendenter Idee. Dieser Gedanke aber setzt eine veränderte Stufe der Geistigkeit voraus.“

Symbole, Zeremonien und Kleidung

Überprüft der Freimaurer die Symbole, die Zeremonien, die Kleidung des Ordens, wird er entdecken, daß in der Freimaurerei alles jüdisch ist:

  1. Hiram, dessen Tod gerächt werden muß
  2. Salomon, dessen Tempel wieder aufzubauen ist
  3. Die babylonische Gefangenschaft, aus der es zu befreien gilt
  4. Die Bezugnahme auf Abraham, Judith und Ester
  5. Die Quelle von Siloa in Juda
  6. Jehova, der jüdische Gottesname
  7. Die mit der mosaischen identische Chronologie
  8. Zorobabel, der jüdische Anführer bei der Rückkehr aus der babylonischen Gefangenschaft
  9. Die pompösen Titel, die sie einander in den Hochgraden geben: Ritter des Orients, Großpontifex von Jerusalem, usw.
  10. Die beiden Säulen Jakim und Boaz, die sich am Logeneingang befinden, stehen für Israel und Juda, die Vereinigung der beiden Reiche. Derjenige, der dieser Gesellschaft beitritt, hört von nichts anderem mehr reden als von Personen, Dingen oder Geschehnissen, die einen Bezug auf die Juden haben![3]

Freimaurer und Politik

Goethe war in seiner Eigenschaft als hoher Beamter von seinem Fürsten in die Loge entsandt worden, um diese – insbesondere nach eventuellen staatsgefährdenden Umtrieben – auszuspionieren.

Die Freimaurerei bestreitet seit ewigen Zeiten und ohne nachlassende Vehemenz, politisch tätig zu sein. Das ist für die „Geschäftsmaurerei“ der Johannisgrade (das sind die untersten drei Grade: Lehrling, Geselle, Meister) auf kommunaler Ebene nicht einmal die halbe Wahrheit und bezogen auf die Hochgrade und die „große Politik“ eine freche Lüge.

Welchen Einfluß Freimaurer ausüben, beweisen die vielen Mordanschläge freimaurerischer Anarchisten auf Monarchen und politisch unbequeme Persönlichkeiten. 1894 starb Zar Alexander der Dritte einen rätselhaften Tod. Im selben Jahr kam es zu vier Mordanschlägen gegen den französischen Staatspräsidenten Marie François Sadi Carnot durch den italienischen Anarchisten Sante Geronimo Caserio. Carnot, selbst Freimaurer, hatte die Einkreisungspolitik gegen Deutschland durch den Geheimvertrag mit Rußland maßgeblich vorangetrieben, vermochte jedoch durch seine große Volksbeliebtheit die radikalere Politik des französischen Freimaurerführers Théophile Delcassé zu verhindern. Am 23. Juni starb er an den Folgen einer Stichwunde. Am 8. August wurde der spanische Ministerpräsident Don Antonio Cánovas del Castillo ermordet, ebenfalls Freimaurer, der sich den Wünschen seiner Logenbrüder immer mehr entzogen hatte. Am 10. September 1898 wurde Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich-Ungarn durch den „Anarchisten“ Luigi Lucheni ermordet, am 29. Juli 1900 König Humbert von Italien und am 6. September der amerikanische Präsident William McKinley durch den „Anarchisten“ Leon Czolgosz. Das Todesurteil gegen Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand von Österreich-Este sprachen okkulte Hochgradfreimaurer in Frankreich bereits 1911 aus. Der Erzherzog erfuhr 1912 davon und ließ durch einen höheren Beamten des ungarischen Ministeriums, von Kleeberg, die Freimaurer seines Landes überwachen. Doch von Kleeberg war selbst Freimaurer. Er hatte sich vor seiner Loge eidlich zu Gehorsam und Verschwiegenheit verpflichtet. Schließlich haben die Freimaurer 1914 durch das Attentat von Sarajevo auf den Erzherzog den Ersten Weltkrieg begonnen.[4]

Als Gustav Stresemann, Kanzler und Außenminister des Deutschen Reiches, im Oktober 1929 begraben wurde, hielt sein freimaurerischer Großmeister, der Pastor Dr. Karl Habicht, einen Nachruf, in dem es wörtlich hieß: „Überhaupt ist von Stresemann zu sagen, daß er, der große Staatsmann mit dem weiten Blicke, sich als ein seiner Großloge untergeordnetes Glied dadurch bewährte, daß er, sobald freimaurerische Fragen auf der Tagesordnung standen, seien es Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen oder sonstige Fragen, ehe er seine Entschließung traf, mich um Rat und Richtlinien fragte.“

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Gegnerschaft

Wahrheitsbewegung: Keine Macht den Lügen und den Logen

Die Freimaurerei ist seit ihrem Bestehen auf scharfe Gegnerschaft gestoßen. Eine Feindschaft mit der Freimaurerei besteht heute hauptsächlich in nationalen und völkischen Kreisen, früher traten oft Katholiken den Logen entgegen. Der Geheimbund der Freimaurer wurde u. a. in den 1920er/30er Jahren in Ungarn, Portugal und Italien verboten. Der Nationalsozialismus lehnte den Freimaurerbund ab, er wurde demnach 1933–1935 offiziell im Deutschen Reichbeseitigt.

In England wurde die Freimaurerei von den Scald Miserables bekämpft, in Italienvon den Zappatori, der Antifreimaurerliga Gullimo Luigi, der Lega antimassonica und der Union générale antimaconnique, in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika von der Anti-Masonicparty, in Frankreich von dem Comité anti-maçonnique de Paris und der Ligue de défense nationale contre la francmaçonnerie.

Die Morgan-Affäre in Nordamerika führte von 1826 an durch ein volles Jahrzehnt zu schweren wohlbegründeten Freimaurerverfolgungen. William Morgan wollte ein Werk über die Freimaurerei herausgeben. Morgan wurde von freimaurerischen Offizieren entführt und wahrscheinlich umgebracht. Die Täter wurden zu Gefängnis verurteilt. Diese Affäre führte zur Gründung der Anti-Masonic-Party, die zwar in der Präsidentschaftswahl scheiterte, aber die Gouverneurswahlen in Neuyork und Vermont gewinnen konnte.

VS-Präsident John F. Kennedy sagte in einer Rede, daß einige Leute es gerne sähen, wenn der VS-Präsident nur der Ehren-Vorsitzende einer „großen bruderschaftlichen Organisation“ sei.[5] Er sehe dies jedoch nicht so und gedenke, sein Amt im Interesse des Volkes auszuüben. Kennedy wurde sodann 1963 im Amt ermordet.

Deutschland

In Deutschland hatten sich „Antimassonische Sozietäten“ gebildet, die aber nicht freimaurerisch waren; sie waren ähnlich wie die Freimaurerverbände aufgebaut, nahmen auch Frauen auf und beschränkten sich auf adlige Mitglieder. Da die deutschen Fürsten zum großen Teil selbst Freimaurer waren und die preußische Großloge unter dem Schutz der Hohenzollern stand, konnte sich eine ernste Gegnerschaft nicht entwickeln, obwohl die katholische Kirche nie ihren Kampf dagegen aufgab; auch Protestanten wie der Theologieprofessor Pfarrer Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg und der Generalsuperintendent Johann Friedrich Möller erblickten in ihr eine Gefahr für die Kirche. Die schärfsten Gegner im 19. Jahrhundert waren in Deutschland die Jesuiten, besonders die Patres Pachtler, Gruber, Bresciani und Schneemann.

Mit dem Aufhören des Protektorats durch die Hohenzollern wurde auch in Deutschland das Angriffsfeld gegen das Freimaurertum frei. Den Kampf eröffnete der österreichische Nationalrat Dr. Friedrich Wichtl mit seinem Buch „Weltfreimaurerei, Weltrevolution, Weltrepublik“ (1919). Er suchte den Nachweis zu erbringen, daß die Freimaurerei mit allen revolutionären Bewegungen, mit allen politischen Morden verknüpft sei, daß sie vor allem die Schuld im Ersten Weltkrieg trage am Rückzug an der Marne, vor dem verspäteten Einsatz der deutschen Flotte, an der Zermürbung der deutschen Front und an der politischen Umwälzung (→ Novemberrevolte). Sie stehe völlig unter jüdischem Einfluß und erstrebe die jüdische Weltherrschaft. Sie sei international gebunden, unterstehe unbekannten Obern, denen gegenüber die Mitglieder durch fürchterliche Eide zu unbedingtem Gehorsam verpflichtet seien. Als Begründung führte Wichtl die Mitgliedschaft zahlreicher führender Staatsmänner der Weltkriegs- und Nachkriegszeit an. Zur Verteidigung bestritt die deutsche Freimaurerei u. a. die Mitgliedschaft der von Wichtl genannten Staatsmänner und den Zusammenhang der deutschen Logen mit Organisationen wie dem „Freimaurerbund zur aufgehenden Sonne“, den „Oddfellows“, dem jüdischen „B’nai B’rith“, der „Allgemeinen Freimaurerliga“, dem „Alten und Angenommenen Schottischen Ritus“ und überhaupt mit der ausländischen und vorzüglich der romanischen Maurerei.

Einen großangelegten Kampf gegen die Freimaurerei führten General Erich Ludendorff und seine Frau Mathilde Ludendorff und der von ihnen gegründete Tannenberg-Bund; sie sahen in ihr eine den deutsch-völkischen Zielen feindliche „überstaatliche Macht“. Was die den Freimaurern kritische Literatur in der Weimarer Republik bewirkt hat, kann bestens an der Mitgliederentwicklung der ältesten 1772 gegründeten Lübecker Freimaurer-Loge (Johannis-Loge Füllhorn zu Lübeck) abgelesen werden, die im Zenit 1924 „stolze“ 455 Brüder zählte, von denen im Februar 1933 noch 110 Mitglieder übrig waren, wobei es der Hervorhebung bedarf, daß ein Druck der nationalsozialistischen Staatsführung zur Selbstauflösung der Logen erst im Sommer 1935 ausgeübt wurde.

Im Jahre 1937 fand in der Schweiz eine Volksabstimmung über eine Verfassungsinitiative statt, die ein Verbot der Freimaurerei und anderer Geheimgesellschaften vorsah. Dieses Referendum hatte zwar keinen Erfolg, aber immerhin votierte etwa ein Drittel der Wähler für ein solches Verbot.

Alfred Rosenberg faßte in seiner Schrift „Freimaurerische Weltpolitik im Lichte der kritischen Forschung“ (1929) die Gründe der Gegnerschaft des Nationalsozialismus gegen die Freimaurerei zusammen:

  1. Die romanisch-angelsächsischen Logen haben eine gegen das Deutsche Reich gerichtete Politik neben der allgemeinen Staatspolitik geführt. Oft fiel beides zusammen.
  2. An der Spitze aller deutschfeindlichen Kräfte ging und geht der Großorient von Frankreich, gefolgt namentlich von der serbischen Freimaurerei.
  3. Die liberal-plutokratische Logenpolitik befindet sich in stärkster Abhängigkeit von der jüdischen Finanz.
  4. Die deutsche Gesamtmaurerei hat die fremden Freimaurer verteidigt und sich mitschuldig gemacht an der Einschläferung des deutschen Volkes. Der linke Flügel befindet sich in unmittelbarer Abhängigkeit von der französisch-jüdischen Maurerei. Daß stellenweise glatter Landesverrat vorliegt, erscheint als erwiesen.
  5. Der „nationale“ und „christliche“ Flügel hat weder Ritual noch Weltanschauung aufgegeben. Sein „Nationalismus“ ist bloß erzwungene zeitliche Sicherheitsfärbung.
  6. Weil niemand den einzelnen Maurer zu werten vermag, so hat jeder deutsche Freimaurer die Folgen dieser Verurteilung des Ganzen auf sich zu nehmen. Deshalb darf kein Maurer der NSDAP angehören und umgekehrt.

Das oberste Parteigericht entschied im Jahr 1934, daß „kein Freimaurer und niemand, der jemals einer Freimaurerloge angehört hat, Mitglied der Partei werden kann und, falls er doch Aufnahme findet, niemals ein Parteiamt verwalten kann.“

Kritik

Das jahrzehntelange Leben in Symbolen und in dem freimaurerischen Brauchtum bewirkt, dem Autor Detlef Winter zufolge, eine chronische Schädigung der Denk- und Urteilskraft. Der Freimaurer ist dann nicht mehr in der Lage, dem Reichtum der Gedanken natürlichen und freien Lauf zu lassen, namentlich über alle die Freimaurerei betreffenden Fragen sachlich und logisch nachzudenken. Das ist gleichsam das Ergebnis einer intensiven Gehirn- und Charakterwäsche. Absoluter Gehorsam nämlich, hierarchische verborgene Strukturen, strikte Geheimhaltung und andere widernatürliche Einengungen der autonomen menschlichen Natur bewirken zweifelsfrei Deformationen des Charakters. Hinzu kommt das (fälschliche) Bewußtsein, einer „Elite“ anzugehören, obwohl alle Kennzeichen des Logenlebens doch den Eindruck des Gegenteils vermitteln sollten, nämlich einer unsichtbaren Elite zu dienen. Elitedenken mit rabitater Geheimhaltung zu verknüpfen, erzeuge eigentliche Hybris.[6]

Wesen

Eine Freimaurerei

Die Freimaurerei muß unterschieden werden zwischen freimaurerischer Idee, freimaurerischen Systemen und freimaurerischer Mimikry.

  • Die Freimaurerische Idee trägt den richtungsgebenden Gedanken des Weltfreimaurertums. So ist der Kosmopolitismus das spezifisch Freimaurerische.
  • Die freimaurerischen Systeme bestehen aus verschiedenen Lehrarten bzw. Unterrichtsmethoden, nach denen man Menschen in die freimaurerische Theologie einführt und sie zu Freimaurern erzieht.
  • Die freimaurerische Mimiky ist das vielseitige Anpassungsvermögen der Logen an den gemeinen Volkscharakter, an die Umgebung, ist die äußerste Formulierung der Freimaurer aus dem „Gesetz der Landschaft“. Man sucht ganz allmählich das Denken derselben durch sorgfältig unter mehr oder weniger kräftige patriotische Floskeln verstreute kosmopolitische Ideen in weltrepublikanische Gebärden zu lenken.

Zudem wird oft behauptet, einige Freimaurerlogen würden unabhängig arbeiten und seien isoliert. In Wirklichkeit gibt es nur „eine“ Freimaurerei. Der Hochgradmaurer August Horneffer schrieb in „Der Bund der Freimaurer“ auf Seite 2:

„Wer in den Freimaurerbund eintritt, muß ein Gelübde ablegen, muß sich einer feierlichen Einweihung unterziehen, muß nicht unbedeutende Opfer darbringen und sieht sich nach Vollzug dieser Bedingungen innerhalb eines geistigen Familien- und Verwandtschaftskreises. Alle Freimaurer auf dem Erdenrund nennen ihn Bruder!“

Die „Leipziger Freimaurerzeitung“ vom 28. Juni 1873 berichtete:

„Für uns Maurerbrüder ist die Loge nicht bloß der eng begrenzte Raum von vier Wänden; das Universum ist die Loge.“

Großmeister Quartier la Tente von der Großloge „Alpina“ in der Schweiz, Mitglied des „Vereines deutscher Freimaurer“, Leipzig, sagte im Juni 1901 auf dem Freimaurerkongreß in Genf:

„Wir haben den Gegnern des freimaurerischen Lichtes klarzumachen, daß alle Logen solidarisch sind und die Freimaurerei eine Einheit bildet.“

Vollkommen isolierte Freimaurerlogen gibt es nicht. Jede Einzelloge (auch sogenannte „Winkellogen“) und jeder engere Logenbund (Großloge) tritt von selbst

  1. in den Nationallogenverband,
  2. in den Gesamtlogenverband der ganzen Erde (Universal-Großloge) ein, welcher seinen lebendigen Ausdruck durch die zu erstrebenden allgemeinen (internationalen) Maurerkongresse und auf denselben zu wählenden obersten Beamtenkollegien erhalten soll.“

Ebendort, Seite 7:

„… In derselben Weise steht die National-Großloge unter den Gesetzen der Universal-Großloge …“

Die Logen tarnen vor der Öffentlichkeit und vor den niederen Graden diese Weltverbundenheit sorgfältig, oder vernebeln den wahren Sinn der Worte und Ziele durch „Phrasen und Menschlichkeit“.

Grade

Die Freimaurerei gliedert sich grundsätzlich in drei Grade, die als blaue Johannisfreimaurerei bezeichnet wird. Diese drei Grade heißen Lehrling, Geselle und Meister. Sie stellen keine Hierarchie dar, sondern beschreiben den Weg der persönlichen Weiterentwicklung.

Im Lehrlingsgrad, der Stufe der Selbsterkenntnis, soll der Lehrling seine eigene menschliche Unvollkommenheit erkennen, die durch den rauhen Stein symbolisiert wird. Eigene Fehler sollen erkannt und beseitigt werden können. Mit dieser Fähigkeit wird er in den Gesellengrad befördert, dessen Symbol der kubische Stein ist. Der Geselle soll sich in Selbstbeherrschung üben können, eine Voraussetzung, damit die behauenen und winkelgerechten Steine wirklich zu einem gemeinsamen Tempelbau der Humanität zusammenpassen. Der Meister-Grad, die Stufe der Selbstveredelung, hat als Symbol das Reißbrett. Der Meister soll sich der Vergänglichkeit des menschlichen Lebens bewußt werden und durch das Vorbild seiner Zeichnung mithelfen, daß der Tempelbau zur Vollendung geführt werden kann.

Zusätzlich gibt es verschiedene sogenannte Hochgradsysteme. Da deren Arbeitsfarbe rot ist, werden sie auch manchmal als rote Grade bzw. Andreas-Logen bezeichnet. Sie führen angeblich nicht darüber hinaus, sondern vertiefen nur die Lehren des Lehrlings-, Gesellen- und Meistergrades, daher bezeichnet man diese auch als Erkenntnis- oder Vervollkommnungsstufen.

Berühmte Freimaurer

 Hauptartikel: Prominente Freimaurer

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Adolf Hitler (1943)

  • „Zur Stärkung seiner politischen Stellung versucht er [der Jude], die rassischen und staatsbürgerlichen Schranken einzureißen, die ihn zunächst noch auf Schritt und Tritt beengen. Er kämpft zu diesem Zwecke mit aller ihm eigenen Zähigkeit für die religiöse Toleranz – und hat in der ihm vollständig verfallenen Freimaurerei ein vorzügliches Instrument zur Verfechtung wie aber auch zur Durchschiebung seiner Ziele. Die Kreise der Regierenden sowie die höheren Schichten des politischen und wirtschaftlichen Bürgertums gelangen durch maurerische Fäden in seine Schlingen, ohne daß sie es auch nur zu ahnen brauchen.
  • The meaning of NaZi = National Zionist

Alfred Rosenberg (1939)

  • „Hierher gehört das kirchlich-christliche Mitleid, das auch in der freimaurerischen ‚Humanität‘ in neuer Form aufgetaucht ist und zu der größten Verheerung unseres gesamten Lebens geführt hat. Aus dem Zwangsglaubenssatz der schrankenlosen Liebe und der Gleichheit alles Menschlichen vor Gott einerseits, der Lehre vom demokratischen rasselosen und von keinem nationalverwurzelten Ehrgedanken getragenen ‚Menschenrecht‘ andererseits, hat sich die europäische Gesellschaft geradezu als Hüterin des Minderwertigen, Kranken, Verkrüppelten, Verbrecherischen und Verfaulten ‚entwickelt‘.“[8]
  • „Die neue Lehre der Humanität war die ‚Religion‘ der Freimaurer. Diese hat bis auf heute die geistigen Grundlagen einer universaIistisch-abstrakten Bildung abgegeben, den Ausgangspunkt aller ichsüchtigen Glückseligkeitspredigten, sie hat (bereits um 1740) auch das politische Schlagwort der letzten 150 Jahre ‚Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit‘ geprägt und die chaotische, völkerzersetzende ‚humane‘ Demokratie geboren.“[9]

Kristjan Rakowskij (1938)

  • „Berücksichtigen Sie, daß zu jener Zeit die Regierenden aller alliierten Nationen mit ganz wenigen Ausnahmen Freimaurer waren.“[10]

Personal-Amt des Heers (1944)

  • „Die Vertretung der Hochgrad-Logen ist in jedem Lande ‚der oberste Rat‘. Diese Vertretungen der Hochgrad-Logen aller Länder sind wiederum zentral von einer Stelle aus geleitet, die in jüdischen Händen liegt. Der rein jüdische Bnai Brith-Orden ist aufs engste mit der obersten Geheimzentrale verbunden.“[11]
  • „Das Brauchtum (Ritual) der Freimaurerei wurde unter dem Einfluß des Judentums stets weiter ausgestaltet und ist heute fast rein jüdisch. Die Freimaurerei baut in ihren kultischen Handlungen am zukünftigen Welttempel Salomos, nennt sogar ihren Großmeister ‚Stellvertreter Salomos‘ und hat fast alles, was mit dem biblischen Tempel Salomos zusammenhängt, als Symbol übernommen. Paßworte, Erkennungszeichen, Bildzeichen und das Hauptstück des Rituals, die Hiramslegende, entstammen restlos dem Judentum. So kann man die Freimaurerei eine völlig jüdische Einrichtung nennen.“[11]
  • „Die Verlogenheit des Judentums und der Freimaurerei kann sich in nichts besser zeigen als in der Tatsache, daß nach unten in den Johannis-Logen das demokratische Prinzip gepredigt und auch durchgeführt wird, während im Supreme Consil, dem obersten Rat, das autoritäre Prinzip, also das Führungsprinzip, gilt, weil die Spitzen der Freimaurer ganz genau wissen, daß die demokratischen Prinzipien unweigerlich zum Verfall führen. Eine verlogenere und gefährlichere Organisation hat die Weltgeschichte jedenfalls noch nicht kennengelernt.“[12]

Houston Stewart Chamberlain

  • „Der Freimaurer ist ein künstlicher Jude.“[13]

Ausblick

Als Dank für die jahrhundertelange Mitarbeit am Bau des Tempel Salomo, d. h. an der Zerstörung der arischen Völker und Errichtung der jüdischen Weltherrschaft, wird die Freimaurerei alsbald nach der äußeren Machtübernahme vom Judentum vernichtet. Siehe hierzu:

Rakowskij: „Die Freimaurer haben jene erste deutliche Lektion nicht begriffen, nämlich die Große Revolution, in der sie eine bedeutsame revolutionäre Rolle gespielt haben und die die meisten Freimaurer verschlang, voran ihren Großmeister, den Herzog von Orleans, besser gesagt, den König, der auch Freimaurer war, und danach Girondisten, Hebertisten, Jakobiner … und wenn einige überlebten, so geschah es dank Napoleon Bonaparte und seinem Putsch im Brumaire.
Kuzmin: „Wollen Sie damit sagen, daß die Freimaurer bestimmt sind, durch die Hände der Revolution zu sterben, die von Ihnen selber herbeigeführt wird?
Rakowskij: „Ganz richtig … Sie haben eine tief geheim gehaltene Wahrheit formuliert. Ich bin Freimaurer, Sie werden es gewußt haben, nein? Also gut. Ich werde Ihnen also das große Geheimnis sagen, das man immer dem Freimaurer zu enthüllen verspricht – aber das man ihm weder im 25ten, noch im 33ten, noch im 93ten, noch im höchsten Grade irgend eines der Riten enthüllt. Ich kenne es, selbstverständlich nicht weil ich Freimaurer bin, sondern weil ich zu „Jenen“ gehöre. Die ganze Bildung des Freimaurers und das öffentliche Ziel der Freimaurerei geht dahin, alle notwendigen Voraussetzungen für die kommunistische Revolution zu schaffen und zur Verfügung zu stellen, natürlich unter verschiedenen Vorwänden, die sie unter ihrem bekannten Dreispruch verbergen. Und da die kommunistische Revolution die Liquidation der ganzen Bourgeoisie als Klasse und die physische Liquidation jedes politischen Führers der Bourgeoisie voraussetzt, ist das wirkliche Geheimnis der Freimaurerei der Selbstmord der Freimaurerei als Organisation und der physische Selbstmord jedes irgendwie bedeutenden Freimaurers. Nun verstehen Sie schon, warum, wenn dem Freimaurer ein solches Ende vorbehalten ist, man Mysterien, Theaterszenen und soundsoviel „Geheimnisse“ benötigt – um das wirkliche Geheimnis zu verbergen. Lassen Sie sich, wenn Sie dazu Gelegenheit haben, nicht entgehen, sich in irgendeiner zukünftigen Revolution die Geste von Erschrecken und Blödheit zu betrachten, die auf dem Gesicht eines Freimaurers erscheint, wenn er kapiert, daß er von den Händen der Revolutionäre sterben soll. Wie er kreischt und sich auf seine Verdienste um die Revolution berufen will! Das wird ein Schauspiel, um auch zu sterben – aber vor Lachen!
Zu diesem Zwecke werden wir alle hinrichten lassen, die unseren Regierungsantritt mit der Waffe in der Hand begrüßen. Jede Neugründung irgend einer geheimen Gesellschaft wird ebenfalls mit dem Tode bestraft werden. Die jetzt bestehenden und bekannten Geheimgesellschaften, die uns gute Dienste geleistet haben und noch leisten, werden wir auflösen. Ihre Mitglieder werden in fern von Europa gelegene Erdteile verschickt werden. Auf diese Art werden wir mit den Nichtjuden, die freimaurerischen Logen angehören und davon zuviel wissen, verfahren. Diejenigen, welche wir aus irgendeinem Grunde verschonen werden, werden sich unter dem ständigen Druck, ausgewiesen zu werden, befinden.

Siehe auch

Literatur

Freimaurer-Wiki

  • Encyclopedia de la Masoneria, selbstdarstellendes Freimaurer-Wiki in fünf Sprachen. Dort erklärt die Redaktion: „Die Akademie betrachtet sich selbst als einen Ort freimaurerischer Ökumene und hat sich darüber hinaus zu einer Plattform entwickelt, auf der sich Vertreter aller freimaurerischer Systeme über alle von Anerkennungsfragen gezogenen Grenzen hinweg zusammenfinden, um das allen Freimaurern gemeinsame, die Schaffung einer humanen, toleranten und brüderlichen Gesellschaft zu fördern. Zu den Mitgliedern der Akademie zählen persönliche und korporative Mitglieder aus allen freimaurerischen Systemen. Damit entspricht diese Bildungseinrichtung hervorragend dem Impetus des Freimaurer-Wikis.“

Monographien

Lexikonartikel

  • Horst E. Miers: Lexikon des Geheimwissens. Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, München 1993, ISBN 3-442-12179-5, S. 223–227
  • Caroline Klima: Das Große Handbuch der Geheimgesellschaften. Freumaurer, Illuminaten und andere Bünde. Bei tosa im Verlag Carl Ueberreuter, Wien 2007, ISBN 978-3-85003-096-0, S. 164–212
  • Gerald Willms: Die wunderbare Welt der Sekten. Von Paulus bis Scientology.Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2012, ISBN 978-3-525-56013-6 [6. Kapitel: Die esoterische Ordensszene und das moderne Logentum, S. 140–157]

Artikel in Periodika

Filmbeiträge

Verweise

Hörbücher

Filmbeiträge

Fußnoten

  1. Hochspringen  Deutschlandradio Kultur, 27. April 2011: „L’Express“: Zahl der Freimaurer in Frankreich seit 70ern stark gestiegen
  2. Hochspringen  Walther Rathenau: Der Kaiser. S. Fischer Verlag, Berlin 1919, S. 54 ff.
  3. Hochspringen  Vgl.: Die geheime Macht hinter den Zeugen Jehovas von Robin de Ruiter, Durach 1995, S. 62–64
  4. Hochspringen  vgl.: Friedrich Wichtl: Dr. Karl Kramarsch. Der wahre Anstifter des Weltkrieges(PDF-Datei)
  5. Hochspringen  Video der Rede (undatiert). Zitat: „Now I know there are some people who say that this isn’t any business of the President of the United States […] and who believe that the President of the United States should be the honorary chairman of a great fraternal organization and confine himself to ceremonial functions, but that isn’t what the Constitution says, and I did not run for President of the United States to fulfill that office in that way.“
  6. Hochspringen  Detlef Winter: Aphorismen, Zitate und Bibliographie zur Freimaurer-Kritik, S. 14
  7. Hochspringen  Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf. 1943, Seite 345
  8. Hochspringen  Alfred Rosenberg: Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts. 1939, Seite 169
  9. Hochspringen  Alfred Rosenberg: Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts. 1939, S. 200 f.
  10. Hochspringen  Josef Landowsky: Rakowskij-Protokoll. Nachdruck Faksimile Verlag, Bremen 1987, S. 41
  11.  Hochspringen nach: 11,0 11,1 96-book.png Personalamt des Heeres (Hg.): Wofür kämpfen wir?, 1944, S. 15
  12. Hochspringen  Personal-Amt des Heers: Wofür kämpfen wir. 1944, S. 17
  13. Hochspringen  Michael Angele: Der Feind ist maskiert und lauert überall, FAZ, 3. August 2000, S. 4 Vorsicht! Umerziehungsliteratur im antideutschen Sinne!
  14. Hochspringen  Josef Landowsky: Rakowskij-Protokoll, Editorial NOS, Madrid, 1950. Deutsche Übersetzung: Dürer Verlag, Buenos Aires, 1987, S. 41–42
  15. Hochspringen  Ulrich Fleischhauer: Gerichts-Gutachten zum Berner Prozeß – Die echten Protokolle der Weisen von Zion, U. Bodung-Verlag, Erfurt, 1935, S. 333
  16. Hochspringen  Forces occultes, BitChute, mit englischen Untertiteln und englischer Vertonung, 8. April 2019

Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich – Rede 12.01.1952 in Budapest

English Version+

Anfang 1952 wurde der

— Notstandsrat Europäischer Rabbiner

dringend zu einer Zusammenkunft nach Budapest (Ungarn) einberufen,

deren Gegenstand und Grund die Beschleunigung der

Ausführung der Pläne für die jüdische Weltherrschaft sein sollte.

Bei der, am 12. Januar 1952 in dieser Stadt abgehaltenen Sitzung gab der Vorsitzende,

— Rabbi Emanuel RABINOVICH von London,

in seiner Ansprache folgende Richtlinien — für die nähere Zukunft:

„Ich begrüße Euch, meine Kinder!

Ihr wurdet hierher gerufen,

um die hauptsächlichsten Schritte unseres neuen Programmes festzulegen.

Wie Ihr wißt, hofften wir, 20 Jahre Zeit vor uns zu haben,

um die im II. Weltkrieg von uns erzielten großen Gewinne zu festigen,

jedoch hat unsere,

auf gewissen lebenswichtigen Gebieten stark zunehmende Stärke,

Opposition gegen uns erweckt und wir müssen deshalb jetzt,

mit allen uns zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln

dahin wirken, den Ausbruch des III. Weltkrieges zu beschleunigen.

Das Ziel, das wir während 3000 Jahren mit so viel Ausdauer anstrebten, ist

endlich in unserer Reichweite und da dessen Erfüllung so sichtbar ist,

müssen wir trachten,

unsere Anstrengungen und unsere Vorsicht zu verzehnfachen.

Ich kann Euch versichern,

daß unsere Rasse ihren berechtigten Platz auf der Welt einnehmen wird:

jeder Jude ein König, jeder Christ ein Sklave!

(Applaus seitens der Versammlung).

Ihr erinnert Euch an unseren Propaganda Feldzug während der 1930er Jahre,

welcher in Deutschland antiamerikanische Leidenschaften erweckte;

zur selben Zeit weckten wir antideutsche Gefühle in Amerika,

eine Kampagne, welche im II. Weltkrieg gipfelte.

Ein ähnlicher Propaganda Krieg wird gegenwärtig intensiv auf der ganzen Welt durchgeführt.

Kriegsfieber wird durch ein stets antiamerikanisches Sperrfeuer in Rußland geschürt,

derweil in Amerika eine antikommunistische Angstmacherei über das Land fegt.

Diese Kampagne zwingt alle kleineren Nationen zur Gemeinschaft mit Rußland,

oder zum Bündnis mit Amerika.

Unser dringendstes Problem im Moment ist,

den zaghaften militärischen Geist der Amerikaner zu entflammen.

Das Versagen der Akte für die allgemeine Militär Dienstpflicht

(bei der Abstimmung im Kongress),

war ein schwerer Rückschlag für unsere Pläne,

es wurde uns aber versichert,

daß eine entsprechende Maßnahme sofort nach den Wahlen

1952 im Kongress durchgepeitscht wird

(gemeint ist die Präsidentschaftswahl am 4. 11. 1952 —

Anm. w3000: Ziffernsumme 23), bei der Eisenhower gewählt wurde).

Das russische Volk, ebenso wie die asiatischen Völker,

stehen unter Kontrolle und sind kriegswillig,

wir müssen aber warten, um uns der Amerikaner zu versichern.

Dieses Programm wird sein Endziel, die

🗺 Entfachung des III. Weltkrieges, erreichen,

der bezüglich Zerstörungen alle früheren Kriege übertreffen wird.

Israel wird selbstverständlich neutral bleiben und wenn beide

Teile verwüstet und erschöpft am Boden liegen,

werden wir als Schiedsrichter vermitteln und

Kontrollkommissionen in alle zerstörten Länder senden.

🌋 Dieser Krieg wird unseren Kampf gegen die Goyim für alle Zeiten beenden.

Wir werden unsere Identität allen

Rassen Asiens und Afrikas offen aufdecken.

Ich kann mit Sicherheit behaupten, daß zur Zeit die letzte

Generation weißer Kinder geboren wird.

Unsere Kontrollkommission wird, im Interesse des Friedens und um

die Spannungen zwischen den Rassen zu beseitigen,

den Weißen verbieten, sich mit Weißen zu paaren.

🧭 Weiße Frauen sollen von Mitgliedern der dunklen

Rassen begattet werden und

weiße Männer nur dunkle Frauen begatten dürfen.

So wird die weiße Rasse verschwinden,

da Vermischung der Dunklen mit den Weißen,

das Ende des weißen Menschen bedeutet,

und unser gefährlichster Feind zur Erinnerung wird.

Wir werden ein Zeitalter des Friedens und der Fülle von zehntausend Jahren beschreiten:

die Pax Judaica, und unsere Rasse wird unangefochten die Erde beherrschen.

Unsere überlegene Intelligenz wird uns befähigen,

mit Leichtigkeit die Macht über eine Welt von dunklen Völkern zu halten.

“ Frage aus der Versammlung:

— „Rabbi Rabinovich, wie wird es mit den verschiedenen Religionen nach dem dritten Weltkrieg?“

Rabinovich:

❗️⚠️❗️„Es wird keine Religionen mehr geben.

Nicht nur, daß die Existenz einer Priesterklasse

eine ständige Gefahr

für unsere Herrschaft bleiben würde, 🦢

auch der Unsterblichkeitsglaube würde unversöhnlichen

Elementen in vielen Ländern geistige Kraft geben und

sie derart zum Widerstand gegen uns befähigen.

Wir werden jedoch die Rituale und Sitten des Judaismus beibehalten als

Wahrzeichen unserer erblichen Herrscherkaste,

🦇 unsere Rassengesetze verschärfen,

indem keinem Juden erlaubt sein wird,

außerhalb unserer Rasse zu heiraten, auch

wird kein Fremder von uns angenommen werden.

🦂 Wir könnten gezwungen sein,

die grimmigen Tage des II. Weltkrieges, als wir zuließen,

daß Hitlerbanditen einige der Unseren ermordeten,

❗️ zu dem Zwecke zu wiederholen,

um Beweise und Zeugen zu haben,

um zu Gericht zu sitzen und

☞ die Hinrichtung der Führer Amerikas und Rußlands zu rechtfertigen,

nachdem wir den Frieden diktiert haben.

Ich bin sicher, daß Ihr auf dieses Opfer leicht eingehen werdet,

da das Opfern seit je das Losungswort unseres Volkes gewesen ist und

der Tod einiger Tausend im Tausch

für die Weltherrschaft tatsächlich ein niedriger Preis ist.

Um Euch von der Gewißheit unserer Führerschaft zu überzeugen,

laßt mich Euch aufzeigen,

wie wir alle Erfindungen der weißen Völker zu Waffen gegen sie gemacht haben.

Ihre Druckerpressen und Radios sind die Sprachrohre unserer Wünsche und

ihre Schwerindustrie stellt die Instrumente her,

die sie hinaus senden,

um Asien und Afrika gegen sie selbst zu bewaffnen.

🕍 Unsere Interessen in Washington erhöhen bei Weitem das

‚Punkt Vier‘ Programm für die industrielle Entwicklung in zurückgebliebenen Gebieten der Welt so,

daß nachdem die Industriebetriebe und Städte Europas und Amerikas

durch den Atomkrieg zerstört sind,

⛪️ die Weißen keinen

Widerstand gegen die großen Massen der dunklen Rassen mehr bieten können,

welche dann ihre unbestrittene Überlegenheit halten werden.

Und so, mit dem Ausblick auf den Weltsieg vor Augen,

geht zurück in Eure Länder und

steigert Euer gutes Wirken, bis zu dem sich nähernden Tag,

🏦 wenn Israel sich enthüllen wird,

in all seinem glorreichen Schicksal, als das Licht der Welt“

Deutsche Übersetzung des Originals aus

„History of the Jews“ von

— Eustace Mullins, ehemaliges Mitglied des Beamtenstabes der

Library of Congress,

Washington DC.

— Mullins ist Verfasser des Buches:

„Federal Reserve Conspiracy“,

dessen deutsche Ausgabe auf Befehl von

— Dr. Otto John beschlagnahmt und eingestampft wurde,

einige Tage bevor dieser sich in die DDR absetzte.

Seit einigen Jahren ist dieses Buch jedoch wieder erhältlich und zwar in der Bearbeitung von

Roland Bohlinger, Viöl / Nordfriesland (Eustace Mullins –

— Roland Bohlinger:

„Die Bankierverschwörung –

Die Machtergreifung der Hochfinanz und ihre Folgen“:

ISBN 3-922314-67-8)

(Anmerkung: Jede Aussage von Rabinovich basiert auf der in den “Protokollen von Zion” enthaltenen Agenda).

Hallo noch einmal Jeff, danke für meinen Kommentar letzte Woche ‘Unsere Rasse wird unbestritten über die Welt regieren’ http://rense.com/general45/race.htm , es scheint, dass dieser Artikel viele Juden auf der ganzen Welt schockiert hat. Ich wurde mit hunderten von E-Mails überschwemmt. Ich möchte mich bei vielen von Ihnen entschuldigen, dass ich nicht geantwortet habe, ich verspreche, dass ich jedem von Ihnen rechtzeitig antworten werde. Wenn jemand von Ihnen E-Mail-‘Probleme’ hatte, bei dem Versuch, mich zu kontaktieren, versuchen Sie es bitte noch einmal.

 

Eine Frage, die in vielen der E-Mails an mich wiederholt wurde, war: ‘Wie können wir die vollständige Rabbinovich-Rede finden?

 

Ich habe das Internet durchsucht, aber alle Webseiten mit Rabbinovichs Rede wurden ‘aufgeräumt’ oder blockiert (ich nehme an, wie immer von den Zionisten). Da ich mich erinnere, von meinem Großvater schon in den fünfziger Jahren von dieser Rede gehört zu haben, beschloss ich, meinen Rabbiner zu kontaktieren. Er suchte seine Lieblingswebsite http://abbc.com/ und fand den vollständigen Artikel. Ich füge hier die vollständige Rede von Rabbiner Rabbinovich (Rabinovich) bei.

 

Um die Wahrheit zu sagen, ich war überrascht über die fantastische Reaktion Ihrer Leser auf diese Rede. Schließlich gibt es wenig Neues in dieser Rede, und die meisten Leute, die die Protokolle der Ältesten von Zion lesen, sind bereits sehr vertraut mit dieser Information. Leider ist es uns Juden NICHT erlaubt, die Protokolle zu lesen, da die Zionisten uns über die versteckten Ziele des Zionismus auf dem Laufenden halten wollen.

 

Einige der E-Mails, die ich erhielt, behaupteten, dass die Protokolle der Ältesten von Zion eine Fälschung seien.

 

Dazu habe ich fünf Kommentare:

 

 

  1. Wenn es eine ‘Fälschung’ ist, impliziert dies, dass es irgendwo ein Original gibt, WO IST ES? WER HAT ES GESCHROTTET?

 

  1. Ob es eine Fälschung ist oder nicht, IST aus dem einfachen Grund, dass unsere zionistischen ‘jüdischen’ ‘Brüder’ bereits die meisten, wenn nicht sogar alles davon implementiert haben, irrelevant. Das ist eine Tatsache. Jeder Jude, der die Protokolle liest, weiß, dass sie von Juden geschrieben wurden, KEINER DER EINZIGEN ELSEN hätte sie schreiben können.

 

  1. Die Nichtjuden sind wirklich dumm (Entschuldigung), bis jetzt haben sie noch nicht erkannt, daß die Zionisten sie im wesentlichen kontrollieren.

 

  1. Es ist SEHR traurig, dass die meisten ehrlichen und ehrenhaften Artikel der jüdischen Denker und Intellektuellen heute nur auf moslemischen Webseiten veröffentlicht werden.

 

  1. Als eine Person, die mit der jüdischen Ethik aufgewachsen ist, bin ich mit großem Verlust und Schande konfrontiert, wenn ich sehe, wie unsere zionistischen Rabbiner den gegenwärtigen muslimischen Holocaust im Namen Gottes und unserer jüdischen Religion rechtfertigen. Eine Sache ist sicher, wenn es Gott gibt, dann ist er NICHT ‘zionistisch’ jüdisch. Nachdem ich viele nicht-zionistisch-jüdische Webseiten gelesen hatte, begann ich, wie viele Rabbiner in New York, zu glauben, dass der Zionismus ist: Satan entführt unsere jüdische Religion.

 

Einige der Emails waren Beschwerden, dass sie die Protokolle der Ältesten von Zion nicht kaufen konnten. Dies ist wahr, da wir Juden den größten Teil des Drucks und der Buchverteilung in den USA und vielen anderen Ländern kontrollieren. Ich musste selbst zu: http://churchoftrueisrael.com/protocols/ gehen. Ich druckte es und machte 100 Kopien und verteilte sie an ALLE meine Freunde und ALLE Mitglieder meiner Synagoge. Ich ermutigte jeden, sie an so viele Freunde wie möglich zu verteilen. Wenn die dummen Nichtjuden die zionistische Agenda nicht verstehen, marschieren wir blind in den 3. Weltkrieg als Lemminge von der Klippe.

 

Ich möchte Ihnen, Jeff, für Ihre wunderbare Website danken und dafür, dass Sie die beste Wissensquelle im Internet für Juden sind. Ich habe mir die Zeit genommen, Ihnen diesen zweiten Kommentar zu schreiben, da ich glaube, dass es UNSERE Verantwortung als Juden ist, die Welt auf die Gefahren des Zionismus aufmerksam zu machen.

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Rose Rabbinovich rabbinovich@bluemail.ch Ehemalige Zionistin Melbourne, Victoria, Australien

Übersetzt mit http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (kostenlose Version)


“Die meisten Juden geben es nicht gerne zu, aber unser Gott ist Luzifer.

… – … und wir sind sein auserwähltes Volk. Luzifer ist sehr lebendig.”

— Harold Wallace Rosenthal, ein Top-Administrationshilfe für einen der ranghöchsten Senatoren dieser Nation, Jacob Javits R-NY, in einem 1976 aufgenommenen Bandinterview von Walter White, Jr. Aus dem Buch “The Hidden Tyranny”.

http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Rabbi_Rabinovich_Speech/Rabbi_Rabinovich_Speech_En.html

The meaning of NaZi = National Zionist

RABBI RABINOVICH’S SPEECH OF JANUARY 12TH, 1952

Deutsche Version+

A report from Europe carried the following speech of Rabbi Emmanuel Rabinovich

before a special meeting of the Emergency Council of European Rabbis in Budapest, Hungary, January 12, 1952:

“Greetings, my children; You have been called her to recapitulate the principal steps of our new program.

As you know, we had hoped to have twenty years between wars to consolidate the great gains which we made from World War II, but our increasing numbers in certain vital areas is arousing opposition to us, and we must now work with every means at our disposal to precipitate World War III within five years [They did not precipitate World War III but they did instigate the Korean War when on June 25, 1950 they ordered the North Korean army to launch a surprise attack on South Korea.

On June 26, the U.N. Security Council condemned the invasion as aggression and ordered withdrawal of the invading forces. Then on June 27, 1950, our Jewish American President Truman ordered air and naval units into action to enforce the U.N. order. Not achieving their full goals, they then instigated the overthrow of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem, Premier under Bao Dai, who deposed the monarch in 1955 and established a republic with himself as President. Diem used strong U.S. backing to create an authoritarian regime, which soon grew into a full-scale war, with Jewish pressure escalating U.S. involvement].

 

The goal for which we have striven so concertedly for three thousand years is at last within our reach, and because its fulfillment is so apparent, it behooves us to increase our efforts and our caution tenfold.

I can safely promise you that before ten years have passed, our race will take its rightful place in the world, with every Jew a king and every Gentile a slave (Applause from the gathering).

You remember the success of our propaganda campaign during the 1930’s, which aroused anti-American passions in Germany at the same time we were arousing anti-German passions in America, a campaign which culminated in the Second World War.

A similar propaganda campaign is now being waged intensively throughout the world. A war fever is being worked up in Russia by an incessant anti-American barrage while a nation-wide anti-Communist scare is sweeping America.

This campaign is forcing all the smaller nations to choose between the partnership of Russia or an alliance with the United States. Our most pressing problem at the moment is to inflame the lagging militaristic spirit of the Americans.

The failure of the Universal Military Training Act was a great setback to our plans, but we are assured that a suitable measure will be rushed through Congress immediately after the 1952 elections.

The Russians, as well as the Asiatic peoples, are well under control and offer no objections to war, but we must wait to secure the Americans. This we hope to do with the issue of Anti-Semitism, which worked so well in uniting the Americans against Germany. We are counting heavily on reports of anti-Semitic outrages in Russia to whip up indignation in the United States and produce a front of solidarity against the Soviet power.

Simultaneously, to demonstrate to Americans the reality of anti-Semitism, we will advance through new sources large sums of money to outspokenly anti-Semitic elements in America to increase their effectiveness, and we shall stage Anti-Semitic outbreaks in several of their largest cities. This will serve the double purpose of exposing reactionary sectors in America, which then can be silenced, and of welding the United States into a devoted anti-Russian unit. (Note: — Protocol of Zion No. 9, para. 2, states that anti-Semitism is controlled by them.

At the time of this speech they had already commenced their campaign of anti-Semitism in Czechoslovakia). Within five years, this program will achieve its objective, the Third World War, which will surpass in destruction all previous contests. Israeli, of course, will remain neutral, and when both sides are devastated and exhausted, we will arbitrate, sending our Control Commissions into all wrecked countries. This war will end for all time our struggle against the Gentiles.

 

We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter- racial tensions.

 

Forbid the Whites to mate with Whites. The White Women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the White Men with black women. Thus the White Race will disappear, for the mixing of the dark with the White means the end of the White Man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory. We shall embark upon an era of ten thousand years of peace and plenty, the Pax Judaica, and our race will rule undisputed over the world. Our superior intelligence will easily enable us to retain mastery over a world of dark peoples.

 

Question from the gathering: Rabbi Rabinovich, what about the various religions after the Third World War?

 

Rabinovich: There will be no more religions. Not only would the existence of a priest class remain a constant danger to our rule, but belief in an after-life would give spiritual strength to irreconcilable elements in many countries, and enable them to resist us. We will, however, retain the rituals and customs of Judaism as the mark of our hereditary ruling caste, strengthening our racial laws so that no Jew will be allowed to marry outside our race, nor will any stranger be accepted by us. (Note: Protocol of Zion No. 17 para. 2, states: ‘Now that freedom of conscience has been declared everywhere (as a result of their efforts they have previously stated) only years divide us from the moment of the complete wrecking of that [Hated] Christian Religion. As to other religions, we shall have still less difficulty with them.’)

 

We may have to repeat the grim days of World War II, when we were forced to let the Hitlerite bandits sacrifice some of our people, in order that we may have adequate documentation and witnesses to legally justify our trial and execution of the leaders of America and Russia as war criminals, after we have dictated the peace. I am sure you will need little preparation for such a duty, for sacrifice has always been the watchword of our people, and the death of a few thousand lesser Jews in exchange for world leadership is indeed a small price to pay. To convince you of the certainty of that leadership, let me point out to you how we have turned all of the inventions of the White Man into weapons against him. His printing presses and Radios are the mouthpieces of our desires, and his heavy industry manufactures the instruments which he sends out to arm Asia and Africa against him.

 

Our interests in Washington are greatly extending the Point Four Program (viz. Colombo Plan) for developing industry in backward areas of the world, so that after the industrial plants and cities of Europe and America are destroyed by atomic warfare, the Whites can offer no resistance against the large masses of the dark races, who will maintain an unchallenged technological superiority. And so, with the vision of world victory before you, go back to your countries and intensify your good work, until that approaching day when Israeli will reveal herself in all her glorious destiny as the Light of the World.” (Note: Every statement made by Rabinovich is based on agenda contained in the “Protocols of Zion.”)

 *****

Hello again Jeff,

 

Thank you for posting my commentary last week ‘Our Race Will Rule Undisputed Over The World’ http://rense.com/general45/race.htm , it seems that this article shocked many Jews around the world. I have been inundated with hundreds of e-mail. I would like to apologise to many of you for not replying, I promise that I will reply to each one of you in time. If any of you had email ‘problems’ trying to contact me, please try again.

 

One question which was repeated in many of the emails to me was: ‘How can we find the full Rabbinovich speech?’

 

I searched the Internet, but all websites with Rabbi Rabbinovich speech have been ‘cleaned up’ or blocked (I assume by the Zionists, as usual). Since I remember hearing from my grandfather about this speech already in the fifties, I decided to contact my Rabbi. He searched his favourite website http://abbc.com/ and found the full article. I am enclosing here the full speech by Rabbi Rabbinovich (Rabinovich).

 

To tell you the truth, I was surprised at the fantastic reaction of your readers to this speech. After all there is little new in that speech, and most people who read the Elders Of Zion Protocols are already very familiar with this information. Unfortunately we Jews are NOT allowed to read the Protocols, as the Zionists want to keep us uninformed to the hidden agenda of Zionism.

 

Some of the email I received claimed that The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion are a forgery.

 

To this I have five comments:

 

 

  1. If it is a ‘forgery’, it implies that there is an original somewhere, WHERE IS IT? WHO WROTE IT?

 

  1. Whether it is a forgery or not IS IRRELEVANT for the simple reason that our Zionist ‘Jewish’ ‘brothers’ have already implemented most, if not all of it. That is a fact. Every Jew who reads the Protocols knows that it was written by Jews, NO ONE ELSE could have written them.

 

  1. The gentiles are really stupid (sorry), until now, they did not realise yet that the Zionists essentially control them.

 

  1. It is VERY sad that most honest and honorable Jewish thinkers and intellectuals’ articles are posted today on Moslem websites only.

 

  1. As a person who grew up on Jewish ethics, I am at a great loss and shame to see our Zionist Rabbis justifying the present Moslem holocaust in the name of God and our Jewish religion. One thing I am sure of, if there is God, he is NOT ‘Zionistically’ Jewish. After reading many non-Zionists Jewish websites, I started believing as do many Rabbis in New York, that Zionism is: Satan hijacking our Jewish religion.

 

Some of the emails were complaints that they could not buy The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion. This is true, as we Jews control most of the printing and book distribution in the USA and many other countries. I had to go myself to: http://churchoftrueisrael.com/protocols/

 

I printed it and made 100 copies, and distributed them to ALL my friends and ALL members of my synagogue. I encouraged everyone to distribute them to as many friends as possible. Unless the stupid gentiles understand the Zionist agenda, we are marching blindly into WW3 as lemmings off the cliff.

 

I would like to thank you, Jeff, for your wonderful website and for being the best source of knowledge on the Internet for Jews. I took the time to write you this second comment as I feel that it is OUR responsibility as Jews to alert the world to the dangers of Zionism.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rose Rabbinovich

rabbinovich@bluemail.ch

Former Zionist

Melbourne, Victoria,

Australia

 


 

http://abbc.com/quotes/q001-050.htm

http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Rabbi_Rabinovich_Speech/Rabbi_Rabinovich_Speech_En.html

“Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer
… – and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.”

— Harold Wallace Rosenthal, a top Administrative Aide to one of this nation’s ranking senators, Jacob Javits R-NY, in a tape recorded interview by Walter White, Jr., which was conducted in 1976. From the book “The Hidden Tyranny”.

The meaning of NaZi = National Zionist

What’s up with the jews?

  1. Judea Declares War On Germany. 1933. Reichstag Fire. 1933. Whitehouse Coup “The Business Plot”. 1933, “The Haavara Agreement”. 1933. US Bankruptcy,

Goebel’s wife was Jewish

Goebel’s mistress was Jewish

Himmler’s wife was Jewish

Hitler’s personal bodyguard was Jewish

Hitler’s personal hero was Jewish and he attended his funeral and carried the coffin

Hitler’s rise to power was funded by Jewish Bankers in the USA

Churchill’s mother was Jewish

Churchill changed political parties and got elected in a Parliamentary seat with large Jewish population and donors

Roosevelt was Jewish

Eisenhower was Jewish

Stalin was Jewish

WW2 was manipulated in order to create Israel

True History is not what we have been told..

by Hannah Newman — freeway@netvision.net.il 

“Creation is not finished. Man is clearly approaching a phase of metamorphosis. The earlier human species has already reached the stage of dying out…. All of the force of creation will be concentrated in a new species… [which] will surpass infinitely modern man…. Do you understand now the profound meaning of our National Socialist movement?” (Adolf Hitler, quoted by Hermann Rauschning, _Hitler ma’a dit [Hitler Speaks]_ p.147, translated in _The Occult and the Third Reich_, Jean & Michel Angebert, p.178.) 

“You’ll think I’m crazy, but listen to me: Hitler will bring us to a catastrophe. But his ideas, once they have been transformed, will acquire a new strength.” (Joseph Goebbels to his aide-de-camp, Prince Schaumburg-Lippe, quoted in Angeberts, p.234)
Nazism and the New Age 
While most Jews are sure that Hitler represented the Christian community, his associates knew better. In this section we see not only that Hitler rejected Christianity, but that there is also ample research showing that Hitler founded far more than a political regime – the Third Reich was an occult-based religious movement to usher in the same New Age examined in this series. [For documentation besides the Angeberts, see also D. Sklar, _The Nazis and the Occult_; Joseph Carr, _The Twisted Cross_; Robert G.L. Waite, _The Psychopathic God – Adolf Hitler_; Gerald Suster, _Adolf Hitler, The Occult Messiah_; Trevor Ravenscroft, _The Spear of Destiny_.] 
The Nazi President of the Danzig Senate, Hermann Rauschning (who defected to the Allies and in 1939 wrote the book quoted above), recorded statements made by Hitler which are unintelligible except from a NA orientation. [The fact that Rauschning included quotes which he admitted he did not understand only adds to the credibility of his testimony, for these often turn out to be occultic references of the kind meant to be understood by fellow-initiates alone.] 
[One of the best sources I have seen is the Angeberts’ book quoted above. The strength of their work is ironically due to their positive attitude toward the occult: it appears they rather admire the “Ancient Wisdom” as expressed in Gnosticism, Catharism and other esoteric movements, and they trace its threads through history with nostalgia as well as academic interest. Their far-ranging documentation allows them to conclusively show that Nazism was/is an initiation into the classical Gnostic “path of enlightenment”, but unlike me the authors do not fault the “Ancient Wisdom” itself for the infamous results. On the contrary, “the prime lesson to be learned is that the practice of occultism and magic is fraught with danger and, therefore, not to be entrusted to just anyone.” (p.160) This book is valuable for its uninhibited look at the many movements and occultists – including unlikely names like Plato, Nietzsche, Goethe and Pythagorus – who shared Hitler’s dream of the Holy Grail and a new-age return of the ancient Hyperborean godmen with their “sacred sciences”. The English publisher is MacMillan (1974), McGraw-Hill (1975) in paperback.] 
Hitler turned against Christianity from his early teens and sought his destiny in the occult. He later joined with associates who also embraced those teachings, and together they built a state guided by the same occultic principles and goals repeated in today’s NA. And no wonder, because he drew on the same esoteric sources as the NAers of today. [How have so many scholars overlooked this all-important key to understanding the Nazi mentality? In the words of the Angeberts’ English translator, Lewis A.M. Sumberg, nearly all historians missed the “militant neo-Paganism” and “Gnostic racism” in Nazism “because they have brought conventional outlooks and methodologies to their examination of an unconventional phenomenon.” (_The Occult and the Third Reich_, p.x) We must either re-assess the Nazi philosophy with these roots exposed, or be forced to settle for theories which fail to completely explain Nazi priorities. Its unconventional nature lay in “magic thought allied to science and know-how” (Angeberts, p.179) – exactly the hybrid being encouraged today by NA leaders like Peter Russell. Sumberg’s observation in 1974 about this blind spot among historians fell mostly on deaf ears, which makes it more difficult now – but more urgent than ever – to recognize that not only is Nazism not dead, we are now surrounded by a “kinder, gentler” version of the same philosophy, sprouted from the same roots and having the same priorities.] 
1. Hitler and the Occult 
According to available sources (see above), Hitler first made contact in 1909 with other occultists, the first of these being Goerg Lanz von Lieberfels and Guido von List, after coming across their occultic-racist magazine _Ostara_ in Vienna. (Sklar, p.5. For samples of the typical copy published in _Ostara_, and how Hitler later echoes it, see p.17-22) Besides his publishing activities, Lanz was known for starting a society called the “Order of New Templars” which imitated the traditions of occultic Grail lore. (Angeberts, p.237) Lanz would later claim credit for influencing Nazi ideology – a claim which has some merit considering that one of his books was found in Hitler’s personal library (now archived in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC). As for List, he founded the “Armanen”, a Germanic pagan priestly order which apparently accepted Hitler into their brotherhood; evidence is in another occultic book from Hitler’s library bearing an inscription from a comrade to Adolf, “my dear Armanen brother.” (Sklar, p.48) Books by List were found stamped with the insignia of the SS Ahnenerbe (the Nazi Ancestral Research division), indicating that his teachings were studied by SS candidates. (As an aside, Angeberts note that the documents dealing with the Ahnenerbe itself, which they identify as “the Nazi Occult Bureau”, are listed in the U.S. National Archives but for some reason are not available to researchers – p.259-260) Both Lanz and List were obsessed with blood purity, the Jewish threat, Grail legends and a “new world order”. Both embraced the swastika as a central symbol, borrowing it from Hindu mysticism. [see comments below] 
By 1913, Adolf had passed the novice stage in his occult pursuits. (Carr, p.95) In 1918 (age 29) he claimed to hear voices announcing that he was “selected by God to be Germany’s messiah” (Carr, p.36); later he made contact with an “ascended master” whom he identified as Lucifer or “the beast from the pit”. He eventually became convinced he was the reincarnation of Woden (or, Woton). At some point, he discovered two German occultists who eloquently expressed his own understanding of Aryan religion and destiny: Richard Wagner [details later] and Friedrich Nietzsche. These influenced Nazi thought so heavily that the authors of _The Occult and the Third Reich_ name them as “the two prime initiators of the Third Reich”, (p.119) and devote two entire chapters to documenting this claim. To these can be added a third, who lived before Hitler and tried to weld Wagnerian and Nietzschean thought into one work: the British occultist Houston Stewart Chamberlain, who wrote in his epic _Foundations of the Nineteenth Century_ (1900): “Every Mystic is, whether he will or not, a born Anti-Semite.” (Sklar, p.11) 
Another occultist to influence Hitler’s thinking was Dr. Karl Haushofer, who was introduced to Hitler in 1924 while the latter was in Landsberg prison. Haushofer, a Blavatsky disciple, combined a dubious “science” called “geopolitics” with Eastern mystical texts and _The Secret Doctrine_ principles, and claimed to have clairvoyant powers. It was Haushofer who schooled Hitler in _The Secret Doctrine_. (Carr, p.93) His geopolitical theories found their way into _Mein Kampf_. (Sklar, p.62) It was also Haushofer who forged Hitler’s alliance with Japan basing his case on astrological predictions (Sklar, p.69), and who gave him the “Lebensraum” concept. As the Nazi conquest advanced, Haushofer applied his theories through prophecies which overruled the military leadership in directing troop movements. (Sklar, p.69) Besides Hitler, Haushofer had other prominent disciples: Rudolf Hess, later to become Hitler’s secretary; and Anton LaVey, who gained notoriety in later years for his promotion of Satanism. LaVey dedicated his work _The Satanic Bible_ in part to “Karl Haushofer, a teacher without a classroom.” (Sklar, p.63) Haushofer’s fortunes fell, however, when his son Albrecht conspired in the 1944 coup against Hitler and was arrested; father Karl was sent to Dachau. 
Hitler, like today’s NA philosophers, firmly believed in the coming of a new species of humanity. Like modern New Agers, he expected them to be a literal “mutation” of homo sapiens, achieved by arriving at “higher levels of consciousness”. He also believed that the new humanity would be free of “the dirty and degrading chimera called conscience and morality,” as well as “the burden of free will” and “personal responsibility” which should rightly be borne only by the few with the fortitude to make the awful decisions necessary for the good of humanity. (Sklar, p.58) 
Hitler’s associate, Bernhard Forster (who happened to be Nietzsche’s brother-in-law) related to Hermann Rauschning how Hitler had proclaimed that he “would bring the world a new religion,… the blessed consciousness of eternal life in union with the great universal life… when the time came. Hitler would be the first to achieve what Christianity was meant to have been, [without] any fear of death [or] the fear of a so-called bad conscience. Hitler would restore men to the self-confident divinity with which nature had endowed them.” Forster then added his own opinion: “He drew his great power from intercourse with the eternal divine nature.” (Sklar, p.54-55) [The reader should note the familiar “cosmic consciousness” vocabulary here, more appropriate to the founder of a religion than to a political schemer.] 
The Nazi sacred symbols and concepts – the swastika or “gamma cross”, the eagle, the red/black/white color scheme, and ancient Nordic runes (one of which became the insignia of the SS ) – were all adopted from occult traditions going back centuries, shared by Brahmins, Scottish Masons, Rosicrucians, Manichaeans and others. (Angeberts give detailed histories, p.194-200) The Nazi motto, “One Reich, One Folk, One Fuehrer”, reflected the standard 3-fold power circles of the occult. (See a good example in Bailey’s _Discipleship in the New Age_ II, p.165, where the Great Invocation is to be explained on three distinct levels.) The Reich was the psychic adepts of the Nazi Party, which would build the bridge between the Folk (the masses which unite into a cosmic Entity greater than its parts) and the Fuehrer (the initiates in the elite leadership which unite with Hitler, the divine incarnation). The outer fringe, the Folk, are taught what they can handle: blind obedience, group service, a new history and identity. The Party elite such as the SS are taught something different: psychic knowledge, tapping into the “Vril Force”, self-denial, brotherhood mission, medieval lore, fearlessness of death. The innermost circle was privy to the hard-core Gnostic teaching on the Grail, immortality and godhood. Many neo-Nazi groups continue to pursue these topics with devotion. But under it all was the invisible presence of “Unknown Superiors” (Angeberts, p.178, quoting Rudolf Olden, _Hitler the Pawn_, written 1936. Rauschning used the same term – p.233) who taught Hitler himself and who were assumed by his associates to endow him with his uncanny hypnotic power. 
Concerning Hitler’s relationship with these Unknowns, there is not much known besides his reference to a guiding voice of “Providence”. However, we do have a vivid account related by an unnamed associate of Hitler to Rauschning (both were not sure what to make of it), in which Hitler wakes up in the middle of the night in total panic at some unseen visitation: “Hitler was standing there in his bedroom, stumbling about, looking around him with a distraught look. He was muttering: ‘It’s him! It’s him! He’s here!’ His lips had turned blue. He was dripping with sweat. Suddenly he uttered some numbers which made no sense, then some words, then bits of sentences. It was frightening. He used terms which were strung together in the strangest way and which were absolutely weird. Then, he again became silent, although his lips continued to move. He was given a massage and something to drink. Then all of a sudden, he screamed: ‘There! Over there! In the corner! Who is it?’ He was jumping up and down, and he was howling.” (Rauschning, p.285-286) [Whatever the reader may conclude about the Unknown Superiors, whether a figment of a sick mind or real entities, please remember that both Nazi cosmology and NA religion view(ed) them as real and independent beings – and also as extensions of one’s own untapped divinity. No provision is made in either system for the possibility of ascended beings who first seduce their channels and then torment them. Yet stories similar to the above are not uncommon in NA circles. From those who leave the New Age after such an experience, the verdict is uniform: the Guides are clever deceivers with evil motives. For those who stay, the solution is to blame oneself for the “bad trip” and blindly dive in deeper; this was apparently Hitler’s choice.] 
Hitler’s personal devotion to occult principles was proven ultimately by his self-inflicted death. His choice of April 30 for his suicide may well have been meant as a sacrifice; it was the eve of Beltane (known in Germany as Walpurgisnacht), identified on popular Wiccan websites as a Druid feast in honor of the deity Bel. In witchcraft, this “power-point” day is regarded as a “great sabbat” equal in potency to Halloween. According to Wiccans, Bel is derived from the Canaanite Baal; but Helena Blavatsky goes farther in _The Secret Doctrine_ (vol.2), reconstructing an astrological trinity of Bel/Baal (sun-god, father), Christos (Mercury, son) and Lucifer (Venus, holy spirit). [more on the Lucifer connection in “Gods of the New Age”] As for Hitler’s suicide itself, this was not a cowardly act from an occultist viewpoint, but rather an honorable practice known among the Druids, as well as among the Cathari “Perfects”, those medieval guardians of the Grail, who called it the rite of “Endura”. A curious requirement of the “Endura” was that it was always to be done by pairs of intimate friends, a detail known by the Nazis (Angeberts p.28) which makes sense of Hitler’s joint suicide with his new wife Eva Braun. Incidently, Hitler’s associates Karl Haushofer and Goebbels also killed themselves in ceremonial fashion along with their wives. (Angeberts, p.275, note 11) 
2. Hitler and Christianity 
Not only did Hitler regard Christianity as a defective, failed enterprise, he saw himself as replacing both its God and its Christ. At one of the huge Nuremberg rallies hung a gigantic poster of himself, with the caption stolen from the Christian gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word.” German youth were indoctrinated from infancy to pray to Hitler, who they were taught was sent from heaven to protect them. (Sklar, p.56) Nazi-approved sermons in German churches proclaimed, “Adolf Hitler is the voice of Jesus Christ.” And lest some readers [especially Jews] should conclude from this that Nazi Christians viewed Hitler as the mouthpiece of the New Testament Jesus, the statement is clarified to leave no doubt: “If Jehovah has lost all meaning for us Germans, the same must be said of Jesus Christ, his son…. He [Jesus] certainly lacks those characteristics which he would require to be a true German. Indeed, he is as disappointing, if we read the record carefully, as is his father [the G-d of Israel according to Christian tradition].” (“What the Christian Does Not Know About Christianity”, quoted by Sklar, p.56) 
In Hitler’s words, Christianity “only added the seeds of decadence such as forgiveness, self-abnegation, weakness, false humility and the very denial of the evolutionary laws of survival of the fittest [social Darwinism],” and would obviously be a handicap to the new species which he was personally commissioned by the “masters” to see properly birthed and nurtured. But Hitler perceptively placed the ultimate blame where it is due: “Conscience is a Jewish invention. It is a blemish, like circumcision…. There is no such thing as truth, either in the moral or in the scientific sense. The new man would be the antithesis of the Jew.” (Sklar, p. 57-58) Nietzsche likewise considered the Christian Bible nearly worthless because of its Jewish origin: “In Christianity, seen as the art of sacred lying, we’re back with Judaism…. The Christian is but a Jew of more liberal persuasion.” (_Antichrist_, quoted in Angeberts, p.126) [Compare with the NA view of how Judaism “defiled” Christianity.] In this context, antisemitism was not a starting point for the inner Nazi society as it was for the masses; Jew-hatred was the inevitable result of absorbing these bedrock occult teachings. 
The nurture of the new humanity included the need to “encourage the growth of a violent, domineering, intrepid, cruel youth… nothing weak or tender in it.” (Angeberts, p.209, Rauschning quoting Hitler) This reached its climax in SS training, and it corresponded to the Nazi view of “pure” Gnostic, Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, which did not teach compassion and gentleness, but Aryan duty and honor above all (Angeberts, p.220-221). [This would seem confirmed by the presence of Tibetan Buddhists in Hitler’s Berlin, as well as Bailey’s prediction that Buddhism is destined to drop its image of gentle pacifism.] 
But there was an obstacle to sweeping away the Jew and raising this cruel new generation, in the person of that “Jew of more liberal persuasion”, the Bible-believing Christian. Knowing that Christian Germany would not easily accept an open return to paganism, Nazism attempted to wean the masses from standard Christianity by removing the Jewish-influenced “negative” parts, that is the Old Testament and most of the New Testament, imposing gnostic meanings on key passages, adding colorful pagan legend, and repackaging it in their 1920 platform as “positive Christianity” (Angeberts, p.202-203). [This term is freely used today by many groups, some of them fervent NAers offering the same package to naive Christians, for the same purpose.] 
Hitler’s vision of returning to “pure” pagan religion was echoed, or more accurately anticipated, by psychoanalyst Carl Jung in 1923: “We [Germans] need new foundations. We must dig down to the primitive in us, for only out of the conflict between civilized man and the Germanic barbarian will there come what we need: a new experience of God.” (Sklar, p.134) When esotericist Jakov Wilhelm Hauer founded the Nordic Faith movment, Jung urged participation on the part of Germans who were “intelligent enough not only to believe but to know that the god of the Germans is Wotan and not the Christian God.” (“Wotan”, essay by Jung – emphasis his, quoted by Sklar, p.134) The Nazis reciprocated by making Jung President of the German Medical Society for Psychotherapy in 1933, at which time he finally found a forum from which to expound a belief he had held since 1918: the need to distinguish between “German” and “Jewish” psychology. (The Society’s Dec. 1933 issue) In his view, such a distinction was not antisemitic, it was liberating for both Aryans and Jews. (Sklar 136-137) When the Jews were fleeing Nazi Germany in ever-increasing numbers, Jung advised his followers in England to keep up their “negative feelings” about Jews and resist allowing them to participate as colleagues, as he also did. [See further details about Jung in Harvard Professor Richard Noll’s books.] As for the destruction being wreaked by the Nazis, Noll notes that Jung viewed them as the necessary precursors to the great “light”, those whose task was to destroy to make “rebirth” possible. [Compare with Bailey’s assessment below.] It took until 1945 for Jung to finally denounce the Nazi extermination of the Jews, but he never retracted his proposal for a “Germanic, Jew-free psychotherapy”. (Sklar, p.138-139) 
To remove the “bad seeds” of Christian (that is, Jewish) thinking, Nazi preparation of children for the new humanity would be diligent from cradle to grave, centered around the notion that they were born to die for their god, wmbodied in their Fuehrer. The education began with revised fairy tales teaching new-humanity principles of heroes struggling and dying to set their race free. Then group membership started at age 10, followed by continuous reinforcement in group settings for the remainder of their lives, “so that they shall in no case suffer a relapse, and they don’t feel free again as long as they live,” as Hitler bluntly put it. (Sklar, p.110) There was non-stop activity which required passive participation, allowing no time for reflection or discussion. 
And what did Christian leaders think of Hitler? Although many Christians eventually bought into “positive Christianity”, apparently there was enough opposition to necessitate an early purge of that community. Before launching his “final solution”, Hitler made an effort to remove all churches and pastors who showed the least resistance to policies already in operation. For example, refusal by a church to sponsor a Hitler Youth chapter was sufficient grounds to close it down. Leaders whose integrity would not yield to political expediency, who could not be discredited by scandal, and who had the potential to influence Christians at large, were imprisoned indefinitely (Dietrich Bonnhoefer for example). Although Hitler did not close down many Catholic churches, especially where local support was strong, he vented his rage on Pope Pius XI, who had issued an encyclical condemning him as “a prophet of nothingness”. (“Mit Brennender Sorge”, March 14, 1937, translation posted by Paul Halsall of Fordham University) The Nazi government lodged a harsh protest with the Vatican shortly afterward (April 12, 1937 – see Georg May, _Kirchenkampf oder Katholikenverfolgung_, p.582). [I would suspect that the most damaging statements in “Mit Brennender Sorge” for the Nazis were those which exposed their “religious war” against the legacy of Judaism found in Christianity. Pius XI flatly equated Nazism with “aggressive paganism”, condemned the removal of the Old Testament from churches and schools as an act of someone who “blasphemes the name of God”, and reaffirmed the Jewish Bible as “sacred books” which “record the story of the chosen people, bearers of the Revelation and the Promise”. The Catholic leader summarily rejected the anti-Jewish dogmas of “race and blood [and] the irradiations of a people’s history” as “false coins [which] do not deserve Christian currency”. See the end of the next entry, 2a, for related observations.] 
2a. Hitler and the Popes 
Piux XI and his successor Pius XII have long been subjects of controversy for their publicly ambivalent statements regarding the Jewish genocide taking place in their times. However, in the eyes of the Third Reich, Pius XI had already gone too far with his encyclical, and Nazi General Ludendorf was convinced that Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, then the Vatican Secretary of State and soon-to-be Pope Pius XII, was behind the wording of this document and “behind all the anti-German activities of Rome’s policy”. (Pinchas Lapide, _Three Popes and the Jews_, p.120) When Pius XII came to power in 1939, he appeared to adopt a more diplomatic tone, making his position much harder to identify. Yet the so-called “Silent Pope” came under attack in Nazi political cartoons published in _Der Stuermer_, which showed the pontiff kissing rabbis. (reported to me by German researcher Robert Jesolowitz, who has them on file) 
[It is not my aim here to evaluate whether Pius XII did or did not do enough to oppose the Holocaust. There are many published papers which come to conflicting conclusions, but the prevailing opinion today is that Pius XII failed abysmally by remaining silent in the face of Nazi genocide. For open-minded readers, I recommend a documented rebuttal from the Catholic side, which ironically relies on the research of several Jewish scholars, especially Israeli historian Pinchas Lapide. My goal here, however, is to show the disproportionate Nazi response to what Pius XII did say, and to suggest motives for it.] 
In what most historians consider a vague protest, Pius XII referred to “those hundreds of thousands who, without any fault of their own, sometimes only by reason of their nationality or race, are marked for death or progressive extinction” (Christmas Message 1942). Vague or not, his message was received loud and clear by the Nazi leadership. Himmler’s deputy Reynhard Heydrich responded with: “The Pope has repudiated the National Socialist New European Order… He is virtually accusing the German people of injustice toward the Jews and makes himself the mouthpiece of the Jewish war criminals.” (quoted by Lapide, p.137) In Italy, the editor of _Regime Fascista_ wrote: “The Church’s obstruction of the practical solution of the Jewish problem constitutes a crime against the New Europe.” (Michael Schwartz, _The Persistent Prejudice: Anti-Catholicism in America_, p.246) [Besides the obvious Nazi assumption that Catholics were heeding a covert call from the Pope for resistance, note the familiar phrase “New European Order”, its only difference being on a regional scale rather than today’s global goal.] 
[It can be – and usually is – argued that Pius XII did not do enough, given his vast resources and global influence. On the other hand, Lapide shows that he did substantially more than other leaders who were not caught in Hitler’s hammer-lock, and certainly more than the U.S. government which turned away Jewish refugees even though immigration quotas left room for over one million between 1933 and 1943. (Documentation of American inaction bordering on the criminal is available in _While Six Million Died_, by Arthur D. Morse.) This sense of perspective is often lost by over-reliance on the 1963 German drama, “Der Stellvertreter” (performed as “The Deputy” in London that same year), which repeats Heydrich’s charge of “war criminal”, only this time presenting the Pope as an accomplice for the Nazi side by his “silence”. Aside from the fact that the charge itself is debatable, I have yet to see anyone portray then-President Roosevelt as a similar “war criminal” for his refusal to get involved at a much lower risk.] 
[Four points about “The Deputy” which reflect on the NA-Nazi connection: (1) This play focusing on Pius XII to the exclusion of many other silent “Deputies” was introduced by playright Rolf Hochhuth as a “fantasy”, yet it has come to be regarded by many as a definitive “work” on the Holocaust Pope. In sharp contrast, many students of the Holocaust have never heard of Pinchas Lapide’s assessment of Pius XII, based not on fantasy but on solid research. (2) This belated initiative to elevate Pius to “war criminal” status did not come from the Jewish community but from post-Nazi Germany, where no small number of unrepentant war criminals were able to continue their lives – and their occultic beliefs. (3) “The Deputy” was strongly criticized by Lapide, who said that world Jewry did not endorse this view of Holocaust history. For some reason, few Jews are aware of this disclaimer, let alone in agreement with Lapide. Point (2) conveniently serves the NA divide-and-conquer strategy toward Jewish-Christian relations, manipulating this painful history of the Church failing the Jews while covering up their own designs against both groups. Points (1) and (3) show the unapologetic history revision commonly seen in the New Age framework – not merely a retroactive application of create-your-own-reality, but disinformation with an agenda.] 
[But here is a Point (4), which is perhaps the most telling: One of the earliest records of Pius XII denouncing the Nazi movement dates back to April 1935, when Pacelli was still a Cardinal: “These ideologues are in fact only miserable plagiarizers who dress up ancient error in new tinsel.” (address at Lourdes to 250,000 pilgrims) By recognizing the return of the “ancient error” which the Church had repeatedly battled in the past – occultic Gnosticism – this pope declared himself a formidible enemy in the arena most important to the Nazis: the ancient cosmic-religious War of Light against Darkness. I would submit that his evident knowledge of the occult roots of Nazism disturbed Hitler and his fellow-initiates far more than anything Pius did later, for they were in the process of burying all such traces [see below]. The yet-stronger statements in “Mit Brennender Sorge” two years later probably intensified Nazi fears that their cover was about to be blown. This is the best explanation for the hysterical tirades reportedly directed personally at Pacelli by Hitler, and even a plot in 1940 to kidnap him. The threat from this pope did not end with the Third Reich, because the real “War” was – and is – still in progress. On the contrary, Pius XII was so highly esteemed that at his death (1958), Israel’s Foreign Minister Golda Meir eulogized him in the name of the Jewish State, and the Israeli public called for a forest of 860,000 trees to be planted in honor of the estimated number of Jews saved by this Righteous Gentile. Surviving Nazi guardians of the Gnosis must have realized that Pacelli’s continuing influence on the Jewish people could do great damage to the future of the Plan if they ever came to comprehend his analysis of Nazism. This is the only reasonable explanation for the total reversal of his reputation within five short years, after unknown parties financed and heavily promoted the reconstructed pseudo-history of Pius XII on the stages of Europe. The ploy succeeded: today, not many Jews are interested in anything this Nazi “deputy” had to say.] 
3. Hitler and the Mufti 
And what about Islam, the third monotheistic religion? While Hitler ranted against Christianity and Judaism, expressing “a violent feeling of anger at the idea that some Germans were able to be taken in by theological doctrines devoid of any depth,” he contrasted these hated teachings with “those of Confucius, of Buddha and of Mohammed” which provided spiritual “sustenance”. (Angeberts, p.246) In this context, Hitler’s friendship with Haj Amin al Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem – which included asylum in 1941, the honorary rank of SS Major and an acceptable racial “genealogy” – can be understood as more a sign of respect than political expedience. There were even cases of Nazis relocating to Arab countries and converting to Islam. (p.275-276 note 14) In this opinion, Hitler had the backing of the Thule Society, whose founder Sebottendorf praised Islam for having a “vitality greater than that of Christianity” which flowed “from a torrent which nourished everything” – that same “thread of lost knowledge” which was the goal of the Nazi quest. (Angeberts, p.165-166) [This raises other ideas for why Hitler’s Mein Kampf is so popular among some Moslems; besides the expected political admiration for brute force, there may also be a consensus of spiritual worldviews.] 
4. The Nazi Mentality – Group Mind 
The Nazi goal was group-think, or the eradication of private conviction and dissent. As stated above, the “burden” of free choice and decision-making could be entrusted only to the few with the enlightenment and courage to implement the new age without flinching. For the masses, it was enough that they submit to the leadership, which would weld them into one entity through a common psychic experience. [Today this would be called a guided group “light experience”, practiced by most NA channelers on their followers. See the parallels in the “Transformation” Section.] 
[Eerily, this group-think is the stated goal and the practical outcome of the UN-sponsored World Core Curriculum, as well as the American OBE (Outcome Based Education) which incorporates the WCC into US public schools. Alice Bailey disciple Robert Muller, author of the WCC, presents planetary group-think as the proper goal for all enlightened individuals. The first principle of the WCC Manual clearly states that “the group idea, group good and group understanding” are to “replace all limited, self-centered objectives, leading to group consciousness”. The UN Global Governance Commission goes farther, branding “some assertions of particular identities” as nothing less than “intolerance”, a cardinal sin in the New Age. (See the massive report by the Commission on Global Governance, “Our Global Neighborhood”, and search for the “Core Value” of “mutual respect”.) Obviously, someone at the top will have to bear the “burden” of dictating the parameters for group-think. Yet the question of who will wield this immense power over the rest of mankind, and whether they might abuse it, is never brought up – seemingly not worth troubling ourselves about. The New Age global forum known as “Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose” is an example of those who have donned the mantle of choice for the group, as is the “State of the World Forum”, but as usual the question is never answered how the “We” who “choose” were themselves chosen.] 
Hitler’s contention that free will is a burden to the masses was confirmed by the popular reaction. Said one young Nazi to the press in the glory days of the Reich: “We Germans are so happy – we are free of freedom.” (Sklar, p.152) For many, it was a relief not to be saddled with personal convictions and responsibility for what was happening, as a perceptive professor reflected after the war: “I suppose we were grateful. Who wants to think?” (see _They Thought They Were Free_, Milton Mayer) 
On the other hand, cultivation of personal will and initiative is a noble duty incumbent on the high-level occult initiate destined to lead the pliant, group-conscious new humanity. Hitler was obsessed with the potential of the human will. So was Helena Blavatsky: “…that mysterious and divine power latent in the will of every man, and which, if not called to life, quickened and developed by Yogi training, remains dormant in 999.999 men out of a million.” (Sklar, p.51) It was likely this fascination which lay behind the title of that definitive Nazi propaganda piece in 1934, _The Triumph of the Will_. [The reader will remember that “Will” is not a mere human effort but is deified in NA as an attribute of Sanat Kumara.] A German youth interviewed by a French writer in 1937 explained the Nazi triumph of will not in militaristic but in gnostic terms: “I am studying the conception of the world…. We refuse to think and to be; we refuse to stand by helplessly under the determinism of the so-called laws of matter. What we want is inside, an inner structure…. We shall not let anyone stop us from building before God and before men that which must be built!” The writer then remarked on the similarity of Nazi sentiment to the (as he thought) extinct French Templar philosophy. (Alphonse de Chateaubriant, quoted in Angeberts, p.175) 
5. New Age Leaders Commenting on the Nazi Experiment
And what is the opinion in the NA community to this infamous historical figure who so closely resembles them? Ambiguous, to say the least. When pressed to comment publicly about Nazism, most will say the politically correct thing and applaud the fact that “the monster” Hitler failed. [It takes a bit of sleuthing to find out what they say to one another.] 
New Age references to Hitler are sometimes veiled in positive generalities. Examples are Alice’s husband Foster Bailey, and David Spangler, a Findhorn leader (a NA community in Scotland where the goat-god Pan is worshiped). F. Bailey tactfully does not name Hitler but describes a disciple who tried to put the Plan of the New Age gods into action “on a regional scale in the Rhine River valley” (_Running God’s Plan_, p.14). Spangler, dedicated to “anchor the Plan on earth” by establishing other NA communities like Findhorn, distances the New Age Aryans from Nazi Aryans only in that the “blond, blue-eyed Germanic race which Hitler spoke of” was unnecessarily narrow – the Aryans “are actually a more wide-ranging and ancient super-race”. (quoted by Constance Cumbey, _Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow_, p.107) As an avowed disciple of Bailey and Blavatsky, he can be assumed to hold the same views about need to safeguard the “purity” of the Aryan race. 
Then there is the schizoid response to Hitler – condemning his brutality while justifying his philosophical premises. This describes Alice Bailey (_The Externalisation of the Hierarchy_ II, p.122-127), who called Nazism a “peculiarly distorted blend of Fascism and Communism”, yet included it in “the great world ideologies” birthed by the “Shamballa force” (a flow of energy from the Hierarchy directed at the world). Says Alice, “The objective [of the Hierarchy] was to stimulate the free will of the masses; the result upon them has been relatively good.” And what prompted the “masters” to trigger these beneficial ideologies, including Nazism? “It was the acuteness of the situation and the wide extent of the cleavage.” Which cleavage is that? “The cleavage between the two groups… the forces of materialism and… the energy of light.” The forces of materialism are known to Bailey as the “Dark Forces”, which “work to preserve that which is ancient and material… and feed… separateness.” The Jews’ insistance on retaining their chosen-people identity “made it possible for the forces of separativeness and hate to use the Jewish race”; therefore, the Jews are the tools of the Dark Forces. (_Externalisation_ II, p.76-77) Here it took a bit of effort to piece the picture together, but later Bailey is more outspoken: “Hitler, who lifted a distressed people upon his shoulders; Lenin, the idealist; Stalin and Franco are all expressions of the Shamballa force and of certain little-understood energies…. We call these people dictators, demagogues…. But all these leaders are… being used to engineer great and needed changes and to alter the face of civilisation.” (_Externalisation_ II, p.134-5) So then, according to this channeler whose teaching is energetically promoted by the UN, Hitler was empowered by the Hierarchy to continue the ancient and honorable War against Darkness, personified by the Jews — precisely what Hitler himself claimed. [See more Bailey comments on the “beauty” of World War II in general, in the “Views on Jews” section.] 
It is no wonder, then, to find New Age factions which openly applaud the Third Reich. Savitri Devi Mukherjee, a French convert to Hindusim who became an influential mystical leader in the West, firmly believed that Hitler was an “avatar” (divine manifestation), a being in natural harmony with the Hindu tradition. She considered him the embodiment of twin mystical light sources, “the sun and the lightning.” [See _Hitler’s Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth and Neo-Nazism_, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke] Devi’s book about her human idol (_The Lightning and the Sun_) bears the dedication: “To the god-like Individual of our times; the Man against Time; the greatest European of all times; both Sun and Lightning: ADOLPH HITLER, as a tribute of unfailing love and loyalty, for ever and ever.” [capitals in original. It is likely that the tribute, “the Man against Time”, referred to Hitler’s reversal of the swastika’s direction from the Hindu orientation which symbolized harmonic movement with the sun, to the opposite direction, that is, against time.] Devi, now deceased, still has a following in India, known as the “Hindutva” movement. 
Naturally, Devi’s book is heavily promoted by neo-Nazis such as Canadian Ernst Zundel, as are her tapes, “for serious students of the occult”. Zundel himself follows the time-honored Nazi obsession with occult and psychic phenomena, particularly UFOs. Another major neo-Nazi center in New Zealand offers a book catalog which contains as many titles on the occult as on politics – dealing with runes, Atlantis, Norse religion, magicians, and Hitler-as-god. 
David Icke’s rebuttal from a page on his web site.

I am the one saying this is NOT a Jewish plot and that Jewish people as a whole have been victims, not perpetrators of it
I think the “New Age” is part of the problem, not the solution, and that people need to think for themselves and not look to gurus of any kind to tell them what they should think and believe. Therefore, the last thing I can be is a New Age guru. 

The best personal example of neo-Nazi ideology merged with NA thought is David Icke, former BBC commentator turned Green Party activist and “son of the godhead” guru, whose seminars are crowded with NAers and neo-Nazis alike. Likewise the British magazine Rainbow Ark and the Australian periodical Nexus, which Icke recommends to his followers. (For a good overview of Icke, see “From Green Messiah to New Age Nazi”, Left Green Perspectives, Jan. 1996.) [Note the quotes by Icke, many of which are almost verbatim Bailey teachings.] Also worthy of mention is the “New Acropolis”, ostensibly a NA philosophy club to outsiders, but a Fascist group known by insiders to be imitating the Third Reich. 

Reasons for Hitler’s failure to usher in the new humanity are given by various NA sources: he was premature; he did not coordinate with the “Hierarchy” but tried to build a rival power base [see below for confirmation]; his vision for mankind wasn’t global enough; he was blocked by the “old order”. If any of Hitler’s NA critics detected any weakness in him toward the Christianity which they are working to eliminate, they have yet to mention it. 
[Here it’s appropriate to speculate why prominent New Agers in recent decades have refused to follow the Baileys (and by implication the spirit guide “DK”) in rationalizing the Nazi war on the Jews. On the contrary, many are hard at work to perpetuate the memory of Nazi brutality in the Holocaust, even emphasizing their savage treatment of the Jews. There are two possible explanations: (1) The high-profile NAers are not necessarily high-ranking NAers, particularly in the entertainment industry – they may be uninformed about the NA doctrines of human evolution and Jewish karma, and honestly believe that New Age thought could never sanction Nazi antisemitism. (2) High-ranking NAers, who know the true roots of Nazism, are promoting the evil of the Nazi-brand Final Solution in order to more effectively contrast the benevolence of their own Solution – something like the “good cop / bad cop” strategy where two interrogators pretend to be on opposite sides to manipulate the suspect into trusting the “good guy” to protect him from the “bad guy”. Or call it reverse camouflage: next to pitch black, gray can look fairly white.] 
6. The “Missing” Link: The Thule Society 
The same year Hitler had his New Age revelation, Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorf, an avid fan of Helena Blavatsky, founded the “Thule Society”, a spiritist group which borrowed heavily from HPB’s _The Secret Doctrine_. Thule in occultic, Greek and Viking lore was the capital of an ancient ice-island called Hyperborea (known in Hindu legend as the “White Isle”), inhabited by superhumans with psychic powers who eventually founded the Aryan race. After an unexplained disaster, survivors of Hyperborea took refuge first in the “West” [meaning west of India, perhaps Babylon?], then in the Gobi desert, and later in Tibet; their spirit mentors retreated to a hidden spiritual center called “Asgard” (variously located in space or in a subterranean city). [Fans of the TV series “Stargate” will recognize this as the name of the benevolent alien race which offers hidden knowledge to the SG-1 team in times of need.] In Scandinavian myth, Asgard was the abode of the gods, connected with earth by a rainbow bridge. (Angeberts, p.280 note 43) These beings, headed by one known in Hindu/Buddhist tradition as “the Lama of lamas” or “King of the world”, can only be contacted on the spiritual plane. The symbol of this “Master” is the swastika, “symbol of the central power of the gem of Heaven”. (Angeberts, p.96, quoting J. Marques-Riviere, _In the Shadow of the Tibetan Monastaries_) [Note the similarity to the NA history of the “White Lodge” retiring to “Shamballa”. I would also guess that the “gem of Heaven” is a symbolic reference to Lucifer’s stone, or the Grail.] The Thule mythology was apparently embraced long before the Thulists by Nietzsche, who began his final work, _Antichrist_, with the words: “Let us see ourselves for what we are. We are Hyperboreans.” (Angeberts, p. 124) 
The goal of Thule members was to break the barrier of the “small self” – consisting of physical reality and (upon promotion to their inner circle) moral constraints – so as to merge with the “divine self” in the unseen spirit realm. (Sklar, p.33) That in turn allowed the initiate to reach the “universal energy fields” (Carr, p.108) which would “awaken the sleeping powers within” and access superhuman psychic abilities which had once belonged to the proud Aryan race. Attainment to this new level would lead to their thousand-year mastery over the earth. Thulist powers were embodied in pagan deities, specifically Woden/Woton; their symbols were the swastika (an ancient “rune” symbolizing the sun, the moving wheel of life and the process of transmutation) and the red eagle (which Sebottendorf defined as the symbol of the death-to-life experience – Sklar, p.40). Thule discipline required blind, unquestioning obedience to the enlightened master in whatever he may ask, which would create conditions for personal transformation. (Sklar, p.46) Sebottendorf called this the “Fuehrerprinzip” (“the Fuehrer principle”), and he concocted a formal response by which to salute such a god-man: “Sieg, Heil!” (“Glory, Hail!”) (Sklar, p.34) Thule initiates fervently awaited someone worthy of that title to whom they could submit. When Hitler joined the Society, Thule member Dietrich Eckart prophesied that the day had come; he began introducing him in Munich occult circles as “the long-awaited savior”. To Alfred Rosenberg he said: “I believe in Hitler; above him there hovers a star.” (Sklar, p.53) Eckart was following his own mission revealed to him in a seance: that when “Lord Maitreya” [none other!] would soon make his appearance as a German messiah to “lead the Aryan race to final victory over the Jews”, he, Eckart, was charged with the responsibility of “nurturing” him. (Carr, p.110) 
The Thule Society considered the Jew (“Juda”) their cosmic enemy. As early as 1920, Sebottendorf advocated a “Final Goal” of “cleaning out the Jews once and for all”, using “the most ruthless measures, including Sammellager [concentration camps] and sweeping out the Jewish vermin with an iron broom.” (Sklar, p.57) [Readers will recognize the same terms made infamous by later Nazi propaganda.] 
Thule did not stop with a war of words, however. Society members were implicated in the assassination of then-President of Bavaria, a Jew named Kurt Eisner. When police arrived to arrest suspects, Sebottendorf threatened to ignite an anti-Jewish pogrom. Whether due to expedience or to Thule’s wealthy backers, law-enforcers backed down. (Sklar, p.42) One year later (1919), the Thule Society established a political arm, the NSDAP, an acronym for the rather cumbersome name later shortened to the “Nazi” party. Sebottendorf wanted the new party run by his “Fuehrer principle”, but he was overruled in favor of elected leaders. Shortly thereafter, Thule absorbed several beleagured occult groups such as the Germanen Orden. Interestingly, Sebottendorf attacked certain kindred groups, specifically Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophists and the Freemasons – denouncing the former as a corrupted version of the truth, and the latter as Jew-ridden. [Since there was little actual difference in doctrine, the likely motive was either to discredit Thule’s closest occult competitors, or to eliminate those considered too “weak”, that is, too compassionate to carry out the necessary purge for the new humanity. Hitler later adopted the same strategy – see below.] Thule also joined forces with the “Free Corp”, a paramilitary group comprised of demobilized soldiers who knew no other life. When the Thule Society finally disbanded, the NSDAP and Free Corp (by now known as the Storm Troopers) continued, marching under the Thule sign of the swastika. 
Thule Society members or supporters who became key Nazi officials included: Max Amann (Editor of Nazi Party publications), Hans Frank (governor of Occupied Poland), Anton Drexler (founder of the German Workers’ Party), Gottfried Feder (co-founder of the Nazi Party), Karl Harrer (first chairman of the NSDAP), Rudolf Hess (Hitler’s Minister of State), Dr. Heinz Kurz (SS leader), Feiedrich Krohn (designer of Nazi insignia), Ernst Roehm (leader of Storm Troopers), Alfred Rosenberg (Foreign Services chief, propagandist, author of _The Myth of the Twentieth Century_), Julius Streicher, (Gauleiter of Franconia), and of course Hitler himself (as a “visiting brother”). [list supplied by Sebottendorf, _Before Hitler Came_, quoted in Angeberts, p.169] Dietrich Eckart, a leading Thulist who died in 1923, deserves posthumous Nazi membership; among his last words was this proclamation: “Follow Hitler! He will dance, but it is I who will call the tune.” (Carr, p.87) Eckart took credit for initiating Hitler into Blavatsky’s _Secret Doctrine_ and for putting him in contact with “the powers”; Hitler later dedicated _Mein Kampf_ to Eckart. 
7. Why would Nazis attack fellow-occultists? 
According to research (see _Adolf Hitler, The Occult Messiah,_ Gerald Suster), Hitler was devoted to Theosophy and kept a copy of Blavatsky’s _The Secret Doctrine_ by his bedside. Yet from the 1920s, his thugs ruthlessly attacked and killed adherents of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Freemasons and others who shared the same occult doctrines. He banned their groups from the Third Reich, and publicly denounced occultists Rudolf Steiner and Aleister Crowley. He ignored astrologers, seance mediums, fortune tellers and similar groups, until 1942 when they also were banned. This has led historians to assume that Hitler was simply anti-occult, a conclusion that fails to explain all the evidence to the contrary. 
The Nazi relationship to the Thule Society in particular begs for an explanation. By 1933, when occultist Sebottendorf sought to revive Thule, he found himself roundly rejected by the Nazi party he had nurtured. He retaliated by writing a book, _Bevor Hitler Kam_ (Before Hitler Came), claiming credit for Thule’s role in launching Hitler into leadership. The book was apparently popular and sold well, until the Nazis confiscated all available copies and sent the author into enforced retirement. Thus Nazi origins in the occultic Thule Society, as well as Nazi plagiarism of many Theosophical and Thule terms, were buried; to this day they remain relatively unknown to many students of the Holocaust. 
One explanation is camouflage. Hitler seemed determined to keep his occult roots hidden from the general public; the groups and individuals he targeted for early elimination were those who knew of those roots and who might expose him (thereby challenging his control of the “Plan”). This would explain why the Nazis burned every available copy of Sebottendorf’s book which proclaimed those roots, and why Rudolf Hess’s defection to the West in 1941 prompted Hitler to outlaw all remaining occultists in the Third Reich, such as astrologers, mediums and even parlor magicians. (Carr, p.88-100) 
Such actions can be also be understood as attempts to eliminate competition. Hitler recognized occultic power in each of the banned groups which could compete with his own occult enterprise, and eliminated them from the field. He considered Steiner a particular threat, making him the first target. [According to Angeberts, Steiner was an avowed practitioner of “white magic” who viewed Hitler as a tool of “black magic” – p.160. Since they both believed they manipulated the same Force, this equality would have suggested to Steiner the possibility of thwarting Hitler, a direct threat which Hitler in turn would have recognized.] This would make sense of the fact that he confiscated (rather than burned) all the books of the outlawed groups, and is the only explanation for his treatment of the Thule founder to whom he owed so much. Heinrich Himmler confirmed this when he defended the official Nazi policy banning astrology: “We cannot permit any astrologers to follow their calling except those who are working for us.” (SS astrologer William Wulff, _Zodiac and Swastika_, quoted by Sklar, p.2) While Himmler fell back on the traditional esoteric rationale, “It is not for the broad masses”, who would misinterpret the occult secrets, the fact that recognized adepts were also disenfranchised betrays more of an attempt to clear the field. 
Hitler did make one exception, however; his 1942 law banning secret societies and confiscating their assets specifically exempted the “old Prussian” Freemason lodges, otherwise known as the Bavarian Illuminati. This group followed the Nazi racial purity ideal far more closely than the “humanitarian Freemasonry” (as the Angeberts distinguish the different streams), and in fact the Bavarian sect shared Hitler’s disdain for the other branches of Freemasons, not to mention for the Jews as well. (p.157) [This would imply another reason why Steiner and the Freemasons, as “humanitarian” strains of occultism, were ruthlessly attacked by both Thulists and Nazis: they were considered too compassionate to do what was needed to usher in the New Age.] 
8. Gnostic-Nazi-New Age Convergence 
The one esoteric legend in particular which captivated the Nazis was the Quest for the Holy Grail. While popular mythology presents the Grail as the cup Jesus Christ used at his last supper, occult groups dismiss this materialistic interpretation as a “blind” to preserve for initiates the Grail’s true meaning: the quest for the divine bloodline or racial purity (See _Holy Blood, Holy Grail_, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln), which would bring with it supermortal Knowledge and immortality. Alternately, the Grail was defined in gnostic symbolic style as the “philosopher’s stone”, the “third eye” or the spiritual “crown” of Lucifer which fell from his forehead when he lost his place in heaven (Angeberts, p.264 note 14). In real terms, that “seeing eye” is the Knowledge of self-as-god which Lucifer exhibited, and which he offered mankind in the Garden of Eden. Hitler saw in Wagner’s _Parsifal_ a detailed parable of the Nazi calling as “a religious brotherhood of templars to guard the Holy Grail, the august vessel containing the pure blood”. (Hitler to Rauschning, quoted in Angeberts, p.155) The Grail defined here as the “vessel” refers to the racially pure body which holds the blood that can absorb god-knowledge. [See more about Wagner’s Luciferism in the “Gods” section.] The racially inherited god-consciousness idea appears in the Gnostic teaching of a divine lineage descended from Jesus Christ (not a Jew but a Gnostic initiate) who didn’t actually die on the cross, and who achieved a singular level of Aryan racial purity and corresponding god-consciousness (his Jewish identity was dismissed as an Oriental fiction). In search of this holy blood which contains the coveted god-knowledge, every member of the SS was screened for purity of Aryan lineage, and was taught his duty to father as many racially pure children as possible. Himmler believed that if conception took place in an Aryan cemetery, the resulting child would receive the spirit of “all the dead heroes” buried there; accordingly, lists of Nordic cemeteries were published in the SS periodical _Das Schwarze Korps_. (Sklar, p.114) 
Gnosticism had another, lesser-known influence on Nazi religion, which also appears in New Age thought: the Jewish God (as they mispronounce it, “Jehovah”) is not the Most High and only God, but a “demiurge” pretending to be such. Blavatsky agreed that the Gnostics “were right in regarding the Jewish God as belonging to a class of lower, material and not very holy denizens of the invisible world.” (quoted in Sklar, p.144) (For more evidence on the gnostic roots of New Age, see Stephan Hoeller’s “The Hermetic-Gnostic Roots of Theosophy”, sold on tape by the Theological Society.) In Blavatsky’s understanding, “only angels of a low hierarchy” could have created “those wretched races, in a spiritual and moral sense, which grace our globe.” [Not shy about contradicting herself, Blavatsky also identified the Jewish God as Cain, son of Eve by Satan.] The “moral wretchedness” referred to is Jewish enjoyment of everyday life (everything from meals to sex) and their continual thanksgiving for every material blessing. This attitude was feared and hated by the gnostics, who considered the body and the physical world a prison which the mind must reject and transcend through meditation and magical rites, and escape to the “real” or spiritual world. The “spiritual wretchedness” is the Jewish “Old Testament”, rejected by gnostics as evil, which teaches that the Creator of heaven and earth is the Most High God. Since materialism is evil, and “Jehovah” created the physical world, He must be evil as well: not merely a usurper of the title “God”, but in fact Satan. [For more details, see the “Gods” section.] The Jews who persist in spreading their teachings (in their Bible) are the tools of Satan, and their influence in the world is deadly to human souls. Hitler reiterated this gnostic doctrine: “The Jew is the anti-man, the creature of another god. He must have come from another root of the human race.” (Sklar, p.146) [compare with Bailey’s similar assessment] Hitler was also known for his severely simple lifestyle, voluntarily shunning material pleasures, physical appetites and a meat diet – all classic Gnostic elements of “purification from the world”. 
The NA cosmology placing the Jews in alliance with cosmic Evil neatly reinforced the Nazi pursuit of racial purity: not only was the Aryan race threatened with defilement on a genetic level, but on a spiritual level as well. Both NA and Nazism clearly borrowed from the Zoroastrian teaching (originating in Persia in the 6th c. BCE and experiencing a comeback through NA endorsement) and the Cathari, both of whom taught that Moses was an evil magician who received his law from “the god of Darkness”, and that this “Devil caused the Deluge”. (Angeberts, p.262 notes 24,25) The gnostic themes of the Grail quest and the cosmic struggle between Light and Darkness were portrayed in Richard Wagner’s _Parsifal_, a favorite opera of Hitler. Being an occult initiate, Hitler was aware of the gnostic message behind “the absurd externals of the story [Parsifal], with its Christian embroidery… [the real message was] pure, noble blood, in [whose] protection and glorification the brotherhood of the initiated have come together.” (Sklar, p.146, emphasis mine) Gnosticism also clarifies some otherwise unintelligible proclamations, like those by Nazi apologist Alfred Rosenberg: “The earth-centered Jew lacks a soul”; and “[The continuing existence of the Jew] would lead to a void, to the destruction not only of the illusory earthly world but also of the truly existent, the spiritual.” These statements, and also his insistence that “The denial of the world needs… to grow so that it will acquire a lasting predominance over affirmation of the world,” (Sklar, p.147-148) only makes sense to a Gnostic. [The Theosophy studied by Rosenberg as a Thulist was his likely source – see similar statements.] 
9. Other New-Age Threads Preserved in Nazism 
Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler first entered the Thule Society orbit as a fighter in the Free Corp, by which time he was already a devoted occultist. He was especially fascinated with reincarnation and karma (individual and racial); he became convinced that he was the reincarnation of King Heinrich I the Fowler (10th c), who spoke to him in his sleep. (Sklar, p.85) He was similarly obsessed with legends of the medieval order of Teutonic knights (a secret brotherhood which required Germanic racial purity for eight generations), the meaning of ancient Nordic runes, the Hindu/Buddhist idea of sacrificial detachment from the consequences of daily life, and the precepts of the _Kautilya Arthasastra_, a cynical, amoral Hindu philosophy utilizing deceit. (Sklar, p.91) When he was given command of the SS, he molded his Black Guards after a combination of all these. He required his officers to read the mystical research of SS Colonel and Ahnenerbe member Otto Rahn: _Crusade Against the Grail_ (1933) and _Lucifer’s Court in Europe_ (1936). [Both are available in German and French only, far as I know.] Himmler’s nickname, the “Black Jesuit”, stems from his slavish imitation of the (equally secretive) brotherhood of Jesuit priests, whose literature he avidly studied (Sklar, 86-87, citing Nuremberg Trials witness Walter Schellenberg). He made use of the time-honored Jesuit practice of “spiritual Exercises” – intensive visualization to create personal and group reality. (Sklar, p.88) [The explanation that visualization is not a powerful, time-honored occult manipulation of others, but merely a new psychological self-help exercise, is promoted only to deceive the few who still have scruples against occult practices.] 
Himmler, like his Thule fellows and like most NAers today, denied the existence of objective reality. Not surprisingly, he went on to advocate “freeing” science to pursue research unhampered by notions of provable truth – especially science dealing with ancient origins. [Leading evolutionists are only recently beginning to admit that their research is similarly “free” of objectivity, even proposing that Darwinism might be better classified as philosophy or myth than as science. See my sample list of quotes.] This attitude was shared by the Nazi leadership, and led their rejection of valid astronomy and physics in favor of occult-based pseudo-theories such as the “doctrine of eternal cosmic ice” concocted by Hans Hoerbiger, a mechanical engineer. It was Dietrich Eckart who introduced his protege Hitler to Hoerbiger’s work, and its similarity to Thule mythology on new ages birthed from ice was immediately recognized. Hoerbiger himself declared war on “objective science” as “a pernicious invention” (Angeberts, p.183), advocated substituting the “uselessness” of mathematics with a mystical “knowing” of the universe, and targeted Albert Einstein as an archenemy (emphasizing the latter’s Jewish origin no less than his pernicious scientific work). Hoerbiger’s cause was taken up by the Hitler Youth, and later by the SS Ahnenerbe, and Storm Troopers became fanatic supporters who disrupted meetings of conventional astronomers with shouts and threats. (Sklar, p.75-77) It was Hoerbigerian weather forecasting (continuing after his death in 1931) that fixed 1941 as a mild winter, convinced the Nazis to leave behind heavy winter gear for the invasion of Russia, and sent them into a record-breaking cold front which marked a turning point in the war. Even after the disaster, no one admitted the bankruptcy of Hoerbiger’s theory. (Amazingly, works praising his theories continued to be published as late as 1952 – see Angeberts, p.277 note 14) On the contrary, Hitler blamed the German people for the defeat in Russia: “The nation has proved itself weak, and the future belongs solely to the stronger eastern nation. Besides, those who remain after the battle are of little value; for the good have fallen.” (Sklar, p.81) [This follows the pattern of the “ascended masters” themselves, who invariably blame their devoted servants when things go wrong.] 
True to Hitler’s vow, “We shall wash off the Christian veneer and bring out a religion peculiar to our race” (Sklar, p.147), SS soldiers underwent occult initiations and ceremonies, to replace their Christian faith and names with ancient Germanic names and worship rites (Hitler being their incarnate deity), and to harness latent spiritual forces believed to reside in the Aryan psyche. (Sklar, p.100) [This was not an abrupt change, since these SS candidates had grown up in 1920s Germany, where the occult, psychic phenomena and paganism were quite trendy. Presumably their parents, school teachers, civic leaders and other role models had already contributed to the next generation’s conditioning by their own immersion in Eastern mysticism and spiritism. The implications for today’s youth, who are being raised on an even more potent and invasive brew of the same, are unmistakable.] Secrecy, a total dedication that erased all other loyalties, unquestioning obedience, isolation from ‘common society’, a sense of self-sacrifice, a place in an exalted and ancient line of “guardians” [as the black-cloaked, Force-wielding Jedi Knights were described in “Star Wars”], and a strict observance of hierarchal status were the methods of fostering unity – all of them borrowed from occult societies. 
But under it all, the abject fear was instilled in SS men of being found unworthy of their exalted status, especially through the sin of independent thinking. The group-think to which they had been subjected since early childhood sank to new depths to minimize the chances of such a mishap. A required achievement for SS candidates was Kadavergehorsam, or “dead-body [unfeeling, robotic] obedience”. In merciless drills, they were trained to disregard their own emotions and consciences by performing acts of brutality on self and others usually associated with satanic cult rituals. (See descriptions in Sklar, p.96-100) (Such practices in satanism are meant to produce an altered state of consciousness and, as they believe, to channel the natural horror response into psychic energy which empowers spells.) In the resulting numbness, they could carry out the most horrific orders without thinking, and walk among sickening sights without flinching. Himmler firmly believed in the holiness of this ultimate devotion, in which the SS suffered and sacrificed more than their victims. For him, the unsung “glory” of the SS was “to have stuck it out… and to have remained decent fellows.” As for Himmler himself: “I try to reach a compromise in my own life; I try to help people and do good, relieve the oppressed and remove injustices wherever I can. Do you think my heart is in all the things which have to be done simply from reasons of state?” The extreme sacrifices of the SS, he said, were required in part by German racial Karma; an individual “oughtn’t to think of himself”. (Sklar, p.90-91) [Undoubtedly, many NAers will view themselves in precisely the same light when they are required to take part in necessary future purges. The view is already prevalent in NA that individual human rights must give way to humanity’s rights, and this includes inflicting pain as well as enduring it.] It was also German Karma, Himmler said, that they be “saved” by “a figure of the greatest brilliance” – meaning not Hitler, but the spirit “incarnate” in him and possessing him. (Sklar, p.157) 
An inner circle of SS officers took on the roles of Teutonic knights, complete with coat-of-arms, and met regularly at Himmler’s Wevelsburg fortress for deep meditation, week-long visualization sessions (Sklar, p.88) and contacts with disembodied spirit masters. The very insignia of the SS was loaded with occult meaning; the twin lightning bolts were an ancient Nordic power rune. [Savitri Devi also focused on the imagery of twin cosmic light sources in her adoration of Hitler.] The Ahnenerbe branch of the SS invested huge sums in trips to Tibet to search for an ancient Aryan clan, (Angeberts, p.95) and exhaustive efforts were made to harness supernatural powers for the Nazi war effort: everything from pendulum divination and ESP to yoga and Zen Buddhism was investigated. (Sklar, p.101-103) Himmler was certain that his British adversaries were doing the same kind of research, and possibly with more success. (In reality, the British were aware of the high regard Himmler and others had for astrology, and commissioned astrologer Ludwig von Wohl to predict what kind of advice they were getting from Nazi stargazers.) Hitler’s strict vegetarianism was a matter of principle because of reincarnation of souls into animal bodies. (This was not only Hindu and Buddhist belief but Cathar as well – Angeberts, p.238) In fact, Nazis were seen to show great respect for animal life even while slaughtering human beings (see note 6 by Angeberts’ translator, p.281). [This peculiar devaluation of humans below animals is a pillar of Hindu life as well, where the sacred cows and cobras of India fare far better than the luckless human born to a low caste. In the West animal rights are threatening to eclipse human rights as well, reflected in the “Earth First” mentality.] 
Yet another ancient belief adopted by the Nazis was the dualist cycle of the universe – a cosmos full of energies at polar opposites carrying on a continual battle, colliding to bring temporary balance and transmuting to a higher state of being, evolving into a new polarization, renewed battle, and on endlessly. Fire and Ice, Light and Darkness, Matter and Spirit, Good and Evil, the human races all followed this spiral path. Each “new world order” could not proceed without the destruction of the “old order”; therefore destruction is as healthy as the following restructure. This cosmology was shared by many cultures: the Zoroastrians of Persia (who greatly impressed Nietzsche), the Hindu writers of the Veda, the Greek gnostics (particularly Pythagoras, who carried the concept from Egypt), the Manachaeans (gnostic Christians), the Cathars, Nordic legends (Angeberts, p.68ff) and Germanic lore tranmitted mostly through Wagner (p.154). It is also a pillar of Theosophical teaching and of Alice Bailey, who clearly approved of Hitler’s role in destroying the old order and “establishing of a new world order”, as Hitler described it in Bailey’s own words. (Angeberts, p.155) 
A tactic especially interesting to Jews which was shared by both Nazism and NA is faulting the Jews for rejecting Jesus as their Messiah. Like Hitler, no NA leaders accept Jesus’s claims as recorded in the New Testament, yet they make much of the fact that the Jews did not either. While Hitler drew on Martin Luther’s vitrolic condemnation of the Jews for stubbornly rejecting Jesus, Alice Bailey simply adds this rejection to her tally of the Jews’ karmic debt: “Christ came to bring an end to the Jewish dispensation which should have climaxed and passed away as a religion… In the rejection of Christ as the Messiah, the Jewish race has remained symbolically and practically in the [astrological] sign of Aries, the Scapegoat [actually Aries is a ram, as noted elsewhere in her book, but the purpose for this “mistake” is self-evident]… they will repeat their ancient sin of non-response to the evolutionary process. They rejected that which was new and spiritual in the desert [by making the golden calf at Sinai]; they did it again in Palestine 2000 years ago; will they do it again, as opportunity is offered to them?” (Alice Bailey, _The Reappearance of the Christ_, p.81) 
[Here we have a masterful “catch-22”, for if the Jews reject Maitreya as a false messiah, they will “remain the Scapegoat” and be removed from the new humanity as they deserve. If they accept him, they will accept his assessment that past karma requires their annihilation – first spiritual erasure and then physical death. The only question is whether they will go out in submission or in rebellion, but go they will…] 
Knowing that Christians are susceptible to such reasoning, today’s NAers have become adept at using “Christian” arguments against the Jews. Christians coming from an environment that never mentioned Alice Bailey will recognize the eerie similarity of Bailey’s quote above to the widespread Christian doctrine known as “Replacement Theology”, the belief that the Jewish dispensation ended with Christ and that the failure of Jews to accept him cost them their place as G-d’s chosen people. But the Christian linkage is maintained on the NA side for its PR value only; it rallies support among Christians for their own goals, while they work for the end of both the Jews and the Christians, as did Hitler. [A case can be made that the very existence of this as a “Christian” theology may be due to NA infiltration into Christian leadership. Only someone who is indifferent to the survival of Christianity could support such a belief, because if Replacement happened to the Jews, there is no guarantee that it won’t happen next time to the Christians! Precisely the argument that NA uses.] 
Besides all the above common ground, there is universal reverence in NA and Nazism for Tibetan Buddhism. Blavatsky and other Theosophists considered the Tibetan Himalayas the home of the Hierarchy themselves. According to some opinions, Hitler sent SS officers to the Himalayas not only to seek out the source of the Aryan race, but if possible to make contact with “Asgard” and consult directly with the “ascended masters”. A colony of Tibetan Buddhists flourished in Berlin (Angeberts, p.215). The translator of Angeberts’ work, Lewis Sumberg, notes that the Russian troops entering Berlin in May 1945 found “the corpses of a thousand men of Himalayan origin, in German uniform, but carrying no papers or identification.” (p.281-282) [One wonders what today’s Dalai Lama might be conveniently forgetting in relation to his community’s Nazi affiliations, each time he proclaims the Tibetan Buddhist’s identification with the suffering of the Jews.] 
A virtually unknown component in Nazism is the glorification of homosexuality as a path to higher consciousness and superhuman power. In accordance with widespread occult practice dating back to the Greeks, promotion in the SS brotherhood was conditional on adopting “warrior” or super-masculine homosexuality. The homosexuals who were despised and were sent to the camps were exclusively the effeminate kind. [See _The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party_, Scott Lively & Kevin Abrams, on line via the Web. I recommend an annotated version, an interesting blend of the original, somewhat flawed text with a reader’s hostile comments; the end result is a welcome correction of minor points and an unintentional confirmation of the authors’ main contentions.] It is interesting to note the rising popularity of “warrior” images in entertainment (both male and female-Amazon types) which combine occult powers with subtle homosexual or anti-heterosexual attitudes. [A good, blatant example is the cheesy “Xena” TV series newly arrived on Israeli TV – read the character histories.] 
10. Nazi and American Eugenicists Working Together 
The agreement among eugenicists from these two vastly different societies (for more details, see the eugenics section) reveals yet another thread borrowed from ancient occult-based societies both in the East (India) and West (classical Greece). While the Nazis were open about the necessity of “blood purity” to elevate the human race, Americans were more circumspect, veiling their goal of “racial thoroughbreds” in more acceptable social/humanitarian terms – undesirables in the U.S. were ostensibly targeted because they were “uneducated and poor”, not because they were racially inferior. The Nazis understood the restrictions to which their U.S. colleagues were subjected and did not protest. They closely followed the writings of Madison Grant, associate of American Birth Control League director Stoddard, who advocated the ancient Spartan practice of infanticide as a natural weeding-out process. The Nazis publicly thanked both Grant and Stoddard for “awakening in Germany the movement for the preservation and increase of the Nordic race.” The U.S. League likewise took a great interest in ongoing Nazi developments, and published an article in May 1933 entitled “Eugenic Sterilization, an Urgent Need”, by Ernst Rudin, Director of Genetic Sterilization and founder of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene. A group of American eugenists sat as guest judges in the German “eugenic courts” in the 1930’s, and returned with highest recommendations: “The [Nazi] sterilization law is weeding out the worst strains in the Germanic stock in a scientific and truly humanitarian way.” (Lothrop Stoddard, 1940, after spending 4 months in Germany) [For excellent source material, see Professor Stefan Kuhl’s _The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, & German National Socialism_] 
11. Never in a Vacuum…
Countless historians and sociologists have tried to analyze how Nazism became the new value system for a civilized, humanistic people seemingly overnight. The fact is that Nazi doctrine was introduced to an entire generation of Germans raised on magic, cosmic mythology, medieval lore, tales of secret guardians of the Ancient Wisdom and mystical god-men. The titles being published and devoured were reminiscent of today’s blockbuster movies in the science fiction, mythology and “world disaster” genres: _Ulysses’ Bow_, _The Great Dream_, _The Seventh Ring_ (an actual end-of-the-world novel), _The Star of the Alliance_. (See Angeberts, p.253-255 for a list of German bestsellers between 1896 and the 1930s.) Astrology, Theosophy, experiments in “animal magnetism”, clairvoyance and other ESP, combinations of “white” sorcery and science, seances, and other occult pursuits were widespread and trendy. Some were involved purely for entertainment or psychological manipulation, but others took it quite seriously as a door to enlightened knowledge and spiritual power. The reasons for this stampede away from reason and into mysticism have been attributed to a complex environment: the upheaval in German society and economy, an inner emptiness and fatalism which stifles personal initiative, an erasure of moral and spiritual boundaries which leaves youth with nothing to believe in and nowhere to belong, disintegration of traditional family authority, a social devaluation of personhood which makes one ashamed of having private values and goals at variance with the group. (Sklar, p.150) [I would propose that all these conditions are not the cause for the abandonment of rational thinking, so much as the result of a society accepting theosophical principles like Karma and Group Mind.] 
What happens then is inevitable. Out of the chaos and apathy (the destruction of the old order) rises a mass movement (a new order). It feeds on the loss of individual thinking, but in return promises a secure, responsibility-free place in the Group Mind where thinking is done for you. It removes all rights to family autonomy, but guarantees a lifelong brotherhood; outlaws all religions except its own, but provides ego-friendly answers for all life’s questions. It requires you to die, but offers a Supreme Opportunity to give up your life with honor and dignity, and a sense of intrinsic value as a tiny cog in the Vast Plan. It’s better than being lost and lonely. And after all, there is no real death, nor is there any particular reason to hang onto this life; why not pay the karma sooner than later? At the head of the movement is an enlightened individual who apparently has a direct connection with that which the whole society has been seeking: Asgard, home of the Hierarchy across the Rainbow Bridge. And he declares that the time has come for the new humanity, for a return to our long-lost god consciousness, and he has been “overshadowed” and sent to guide us there. Only first, there is a “virus” that must be removed from the body of humanity so that it does not endanger the pure “seeds”. And now you have a Cause to fight for – a personified yet dehumanized Darkness on which to vent your righteous rage as Sons of Light. 
[Thus a whole generation of German youth was prepared to receive a NA messiah and obey his every command. How did it happen that a vulnerable society at its lowest point had the misfortune to cross wires with a loser, an obscure little man, and inexplicably welcomed him hysterically as an “avatar” – a divine channel? And how did he proceed to turn the “Shamballa force” loose across a continent and rip through the Jewish community, with millions to help him and no one to stop him? Was it just a ghastly conjunction of random social trends? If so, we are witnessing an eerie repeat coincidence – the same occultic atmosphere, and another mass movement based on the same foundations, calling for unity against the same “virus”. This time it is on a far wider scale and has a global media-driven culture to accelerate its spread. At this point, the movement appears to be securely entrenched; only its “avatar” is lacking. And all this within two generations of the last nightmare encounter. The evidence suggests that we should not only acknowledge the familiar face of this movement, but stop viewing it as a “repeat” and recognize it as a continuation of something that never really went away.] http://freemasonrywatch.org/thenewage.html
Last Update: 19/dec/00. 
Resource: THE RAINBOW SWASTIKA
INTRODUCTION FOR READERS PRO AND CON 
A. HOW BIG A CONSPIRACY? 
B. HUMAN HISTORY PER NEW AGE 
C. THE GODS OF NEW AGE 
D. ‘THE PLAN’ OF THE NEW AGE 
E. VIEWS ON JEWS AND JUDAISM 
F. NAZISM AND NEW AGE 
G. THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIETY 
H. EDUCATION IN THE NEW AGE 
I. MISSIONIZING AMONG JEWS 
J. WHAT TO DO: A JEWISH RESPONSE Further Reading:

Did the Knights Templars form Switzerland? Answers to self proclaimed historian Sean Hross

It’s time to call out Sean Hross and his weird theories he’s spreading and hating the Swiss people all over the internet.

Thesis: http://blog.templarhistory.com/2010/03/did-the-templars-form-switzerland/

Answers:

First answer.

Wow. I’m not a historian, so, happy to be corrected, but my instinct on this one is to call bullshit. Very loudly.

  1. Yes, their decline was roughly, plus or minus a few decades around the time Switzerland formed. Honestly, that doesn’t mean much.
  2. Switzerland is East of France? WEll, at the time, East of France was the Empire. Why Switzerland, especially? It’s just one part of the Empire
  3. Mysterious tales of white knights? First of all, sources? I’ve certainly never heard any. Also, why mysterious? Wouldn’t people recognize them?
  4. Sure, they were big on banking. You know who wasn’t? THe early Swiss. Early Switzerland was poor. It took centuries for Switzerland to become a banking country.
  5. We don’t know our history? Yeah, no. I mean, sure, there are parts we don’t know in detail. That’s history. There’s a few national myths, like Wilhelm Tell. Everyone has those. But most of it is known.
  6. The templar cross is on the flags of the Swiss cantons? Yeah, no. THese are the flags of the original three cantons:
You’ll notice one of these has a cross. It’s not a templar cross, which looks like this:
Quite distinct. You know who else likes crosses? All Christians. This particular cross is all over the HRE. Look at the flags of the other first cantons, none have a cross. Acht Alte Orte – Wikipedia
And you know who uses keys as their emblem? The pope. Also, those keys haev been on the flag of Unterwalden only since the 17th century, before that, it was just red and white. Lambs, once again a common Christian symbol. Also, not on any Cantonal flag.
7. Religious tolerance? Pfff. They were crusading knights. They went on the Reconquista. No, they weren’t. Some of the cities of Switzerland were a bit more tolerant to the Reformation than other parts of the Empire, sure, but we even had our own internal religious wars.

Second Answer.

Agreeing with the other answers here, I would have made similar points, just one more:

Switzerland was formed over centuries, the modern state called Switzerland was founded in 1848.
As a rather progressive state, since the revolutionary, reformed powers won against the Catholics. So then it should have ended. After centuries of having stayed in the hidden? And he even tells us: Go to Switzerland and ask the people there. Well, I’m from Switzerland and NOBODY has ever had such an idea, no farmer, no historian. It’s an lazy argument: Because you can’t check on it, I’m right. Or all Swiss are lying and then there’s only the base of “everything is a lie and only I know the truth”. It’s a bit like saying “There are green people with black eyes and blue dots living on Uranus, they developed a social democracy with federal states and they mate underwater.” – “Can you prove it?” – “No, but can you counter proof it? And if yes, then your proof is a lie.”
Oh and everybody was into farming in the medieval period because that’s how you got food.

Third Answer.

The reference given is pure bullshit – a historian who starts by saying “read my book” is to be listened to only with precaution.

Then Switzerland was founded by mountain farmers communities who wanted to :
  • Help each other against arsonists
  • Control the northern reaches of the Gotthard Pass
  • Not create a country!
And the legend about white knights mysteriously helping is… not even amusing.
Lastly because I stopped there: banking. Yes, the Templars were rich and were bankers to France. But Switzerland became a banking heavyweight in the interwar period only, 600 years later!
So: no.

Source


Next question:

Is it true that modern Switzerland has roots of Knights Templar who escaped from 1307 arrests?

Ian Griffiths

It is very unlikely. The original Swiss confederation in the 13th century was made up of people from difficult to access mountain valleys within the Holy Roman Empire. They had a status that made them directly accountable to the emperor but were threatened by Habsburg “expansionism” within the empire. Their objective was to protect themselves against the Habsburg but also to ensure the peaceful management of the important trade routes through the Alps.

Although these regions are easy to access today both by train and by car, it doesn’t require much imagination to realise just how wild the place must have been before tunnels and bridges were built to make the Gotthard pass more accessible:

Even then it was rather scary in the best of weathers:

It is only round the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that it was made secure. Today the region is a paradise for hikers. So long as the weather is good!

It was a region inhabited by mountain farmers who made some money providing shelter to the merchants crossing the Alps with their wares.

Switzerland grew progressively over the centuries to become the country that we know today. It was to take hundreds of years before it became a rich country. In fact that happened in the last hundred to a hundred and fifty years with the rise of tourism, banking and the service industries that are the basis of the modern economy.

To earn money many Swiss worked as mercenaries in foreign armies including the Pope’s. This probably made them a well trained force with experience of real fighting. They would also have known the ground well and the very remoteness and wildness of the region would have made them a tough proposition to conquer!

There is no historical evidence of any Templar influence in the early history of Switzerland and no particular reason for them to want to go to a small region withing the Holy Roman Empire which had neither fortune, nor particular interest at the time.


Next question.

Are Swiss the Templar Knights?

First answer.

No. The Templars were suppressed as an Order throughout Latin Christendom in 1312. Surviving brethren were farmed out to other orders, usually the Hospitallers. In Portugal, the brethren were formed into a new order, the Order of Christ.

There is no evidence that fugitive Templars fled either to Scotland or to Switzerland. Most likely, this story is a distorted retelling of a virulently antisemitic tract from the 19th century, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” that claimed the world was being controlled by Jewish bankers. It would probably be best to avoid such theories.


Second answer.

Quora User

Banking secrecy only exists since 1934.

The pontifical Swiss guard was a result of a deal between the Pope and the confederacy to protect each other during the Italian Wars with the Habsburgs in the 16th century.
Switzerland’s trend towards neutrality was a result of losing the Battle of Marignano in 1515, after which it was smarter to just stay out and stop entering conflicts.
Since the Knights Templar were active from the 12th to 14th centuries, it’s unlikely that there is a link as such.
Switzerland was not founded by French-speaking cantons, and our History since has been one of immigration and culture-mingling that has little to do with a secret mountain tribe.


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Why does Switzerland have the Knights Templar cross as their flag?

First answer.

Thanks for asking me Ross.

As pointed out already, the Swiss flag has a white Greek Cross on a red background. The Knights Templar had a Red Cross Pattee on a white background as their combat emblem. The International Committee of the Red Cross uses a red cross on a white background, but this is a Greek cross and was chosen as an inversion of the Swiss flag and not for any association with the Knights Templar.
The Knights Templar also used a double cross (shown below) – especially in England & Scotland.
My home town, Leeds, has connections to the Knights Templar – include a property called Temple Newsham and a a pub called the Packhorse, which claims to be the city’s oldest pub (current one since 1615) Building has a Templar cross on the outside:
This is nothing like the Swiss flag (but they do serve a decent pint).


Second answer.

Are you kidding me? Are you blind sighted?

  1. The Swiss cross is white, the KT cross is red,
  2. The Swiss cross is rectangular, the KT cross is shaped.


Third answer.

Actually, this is the Templar cross:

And this is the Swiss flag:

The flag of Switzerland has been in use since the formation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the Medieval Period and was used as identification in battle. It has no ties whatsoever to the Knights’ Templar, and if you take a second look bears no resemblance to their design.


Fourth answer.

The white cross on a red background symbolizes Christianity and represents neutrality, democracy, peace and protection. Nothing to do with Knights Templar as it is quite different.

Actually didn’t know that but google just told me and well, makes sense 🙂


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Where did the Knights Templar go to besides Switzerland and Scotland?

First answer.

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Templars fled to Portugal, and became the Knights of Christ/ Order of Christ, from whose ranks Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco De Gama came. They also fled to Spain and were allowed to continue by the orders of Calatrava and Montesa.

But, the Templar wealth went to Scotland for safe keeping it is said (though, this may have been a ‘diversion), though the Portuguese Templars and King Denis were placed ‘in charge’ of the wealth. The main connection was between the Scot Sinclairs and their French brethren the St. Clairs. There is plenty of evidence of the shipments and part of that ‘wealth’ was a large number of documents and information relating to bloodlines, family relationships and monarch history of Judea. THIS was the big threat to the vatican and roman catholic narrative of ‘Christianity’.
When it became known that philip and the pope were in collusion, (the Templars had exemplary intelligence operations, operations that grew out of Mason connections as eyes and ears on catholic church cathedral work sites, nobleman fortifications, movements of goods and peoples etc) arrangements were made to transport all the wealth and treasures of the French Templars out of France to the Orkney Islands off Scotland, owned by the Sinclairs, via the Templar fleet.
King Edward is on record complaining that the Templars were providing the Scots funding to make weapons purchases through neutral Ireland and it was indeed fortunate for the Bruce that Edward died on his way to Scotland, allowing a substantial ‘building period’ with French Templar finances for arms and provisions.
The Bruce had made a seemingly ‘remarkable’ recovery from his devasting defeat at Methuen…thanks to Templar money from France. At Bannockburn, many things besides Scottish Independence were decided. The Templars were given Scottish lands and disguised by being members of masons guilds. They descended into two orders, one under the Bruce, as Grand Master, known as the hidden Royal Order of Scotland and the second being the Order of Heredom, which was presided over and protected by the Sinclairs.
Thousands of French Templars made Scotland their home, in 1338 over 500 properties were registered in Scotland as ‘terrae Templariae’ and they were employed in the extensive tunnel and vault building that went on prior to the construction of Roslin. The tunnels were the hiding place of the great Templar wealth…until the ample fleet of the Sinclairs would be employed to move it.
The English Templars became known as The Knights of St John of Jerusalem.


Second answer.

As already answered the Knights Hospitaler were a common destination for former Templars. The Hospitaler were also endowed with much of the Templars lands and properties.

It was only in France and Italy that the Templars were actively persecuted. In other countries they were merely disbanded with their properties forfeited to the Crown.
In England ex-Templars were supposed to join non-military religious orders, which were endowed with former Templar properties to pay for their upkeep. As many of the English Templars were middle aged or older they were happy to pensioned off. Some of the younger and more active Templars preferred to join the Teutonic Knights in Germany. Participation in the Baltic Crusades was already popular among English knights, who could no longer make their reputation, or pay penance, in the Holy Land, so the English Templars knew they would be welcome.
In Spain and Portugal the Templars essentially rebranded. They surrendered their castles to their kings and formally disbanded. In Portugal the king used the former Templar properties to found a new military order, and in Spain the properties were endowed to a number of existing, smaller, military orders. The former Portuguese and Spanish Templars then joined these local orders, which also accepted foreign Templars seeking refuge.


Third answer.

Most Templars remained in their country of origin and joined other orders — particularly the Hospitallers for fighting men but other orders for the lay brothers. Some Templars certainly went to Spain, Portugal and Cyprus — countries where they had been found innocent by the local authorities — to continue the struggle against the Saracens.

The notion of a Templar “treasure” that was transported anywhere is legend. Most of the Templar wealth was in land, fortresses, horses, weapons etc. The seizure of Templar headquarters in Paris meant that much of the mobile wealth of the French Templars was taken by the French King in the initial action. In other countries where the Order was found innocent there was no need to hide their resources until the dissolution of the Order, at which point it was transferred to the Hospitallers or other Orders.


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What is the link between the Knights Templar and Freemasonry?

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Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?
To claim any such link would be presumptuous. A look into their histories might explain.

The Knights Templar

They grew in influence and wealth, fierce fighters, now numbering thousands. At the height of their power, they owned Cyrus, had their own fleet, and were rich enough to be moneylenders to monarchs.

Jerusalem fell to the Muslims in the late twelfth century. Soon the popularity of the Knights Templar waned and they shrank from a European presence to one limited to Paris. The Catholic Church and Pope Clement V turned against them, so too King Philip IV of France. Under accusations of heresy, desecrating the cross, homosexuality and financial fraud, they were hunted and many burned at the stake. The last Grandmaster Jacques de Molay too was tortured and burnt in 1307.  The complete disbandment of the order is supposed to have taken place at this time.

Some people believe that the order went underground, and operated secretly. 

The freemasons

Any relation between the supposed underground Knights Templar and the Freemasons would be conjecture. There is no evidence to support such a claim.

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Yes. Absolutely. The relationship between Freemasonry and the Knights Templar goes waaaaaaay back.
Freemasons built many of the Knights Templar commanderies, knights halls, churches, abbeys, preceptories and castles. In France, the Knights Templar were major financial backers for many major building projects, including the great cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, which was constructed under the direction and particiaption of operative Freemasons. Wherever Knights Templars built or funded the building of great buildings, Freemasons were heavily involved; from the Middle East, through France, Italy Portugal, Spain, England, Scotland France and other European countries.
Wherever these building were constructed, the Knights Templar had holdings. Templar ‘districts’ were holdings that weren’t subject to city or country taxation (they were – technically – Church property), where the ancillary personnel for the Commandry or other Templar operations lived. Many masons lived within the Templar districts, and by the 1200s, both group began profiting from each other’s expertise. Both groups simultaneously created labor unions, Masons (through historic documents) joined the Templars and worked on Templar and church buildings. Templars needed buildings for banks, churches and other buildings, and Masons … well, they were builders. Built by Masons, financed by Templars.
After the Knights Templar were arrested, their buildings certainly didn’t disappear. Neither did the districts where many Freemasons and Templars lived. This same held true in England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and other nations throughout Europe. Masons & Templars living in the same communities, doing much the same work (especially after the collapse of the popularity of running Crusades in the Holy Land).
This included building Roslin Castle (not to be confused with Rosslyn Chapel), which was started in the early 1300s, after a large influx of Freemasons from France … this “large influx” happened right around the same time as the French arrest of the Templars. Henry Sinclair (who was a witness at at least one Templar trial) is linked to the Knights Templar, as is his son and the entire Sinclair clan from the 1300s.
There is plenty of paperwork and documentation to prove the intermingling of the two from the earliest founding of the Templars, through their arrest, and up through the point where Freemasonry changed from an operative fraternity to a speculative one.
As to whether the rituals and symbols are the same … it’s unlikely; the symbol of Freemasonry is the Square and Compass, the Knights Templar is the Beauceant, the Red Cross and the white mantle. The Knights Templar rituals are unique and completely different than any Masonic ritual. No Knights Templar ritual I have participated in has been related to or similar to any Masonic ritual.
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The ancient Knights Templar was actually quite awesome, and I have nothing but respect.
Some history on the Order
In setting the stage, you have to bear in mind that they come from a time where everything was sorted through war and battle, the Kings would send in their men for squabbles, and campaigns would last years. However with a slow but sure pace the general populace began emerging out of the Middle Ages, new ideas started to emerge. The idea of romanticism, where amongst Knights chivalry and valour ranked high and they became champions to the public.
The Templars existed for over 200 years and as the ranks grew to fight the Holy battles so they became a threat. More so since they had so much money they loaned money to kings to assist in war efforts. Although they started the idea of banks, rather think of them for the real inventions that gave rise to it – cryptography and thus secure travellers cheques.
Initially the protected the route accompanying pilgrims on their route to the holy land. Instead of travelling with gold, they were given a viable alternative in the form of a Cheque or Deposit slip. This would mean nothing to a thief, however would allow the traveller to withdraw funds at his destination.
The fall of the Templars
Now, one of the Kings they were loyal to, as part of the Christian Realm (mainly western Europe) was the King of France, known as Phillip the Fair. He was anything but fair, and as he owed the Templar order a vast amount of money, came up with a cunning plan). He summoned the Grand Master of the Templars, who abided. Unfortunately he was promptly arrested on charges of heresy, as was all the Templars stationed in France on that fateful Friday the 13th of October (origin of the Friday the 13th superstition).
The evil connection
The charge was that of praying to Maphomet (as recorded phonetically). This was ironically a bastardization from the name Muhammed. From the Muslim faith as encountered in the Holy Land.
This Maphomet became Baphomet in the writings of Elphias Levi, and he drew up a demonic vision of the goat headed creature you see on the internet today. This was picked up and expanded upon by Alistair Crowley, and was used in the creation of the Satanic Church, founded by Anton Levay. Ironically there is a a Satanic statue in the USA that is based on the image created by Elphias Levi.
Interesting world we live in.
How does this tie to Freemasonry?
This became even more popular in the mind of the populous when Leo Taxil shared the letters that detailed the practice of devil worship in his popular and controversial hoax to get back at the Catholic Church. Even though this was a very public and openly admitted hoax, the details an misquotes he used are still in circulation today.
It forms the meat of the arguments from the conspiracy theorists, Freemasonry so regularly have to fend off. Part and parcel of why there is an evil connotation to Freemasonry.
Back to the Templars, what happened to the rest, those not captured?
What happened to the fighting fit army, the wealth, and the biggest Armada of ships that disappeared from the port in France where they were docked until the evening before?
Part went to Malta, where the order of Malta exist to this day.
With ships, and a grudge against the Monarchy, the Templars hoisted sail and their flag was flown high. Their flag? You might know it as the Jolly Rodger – welcome to the birth of Piracy!
A considerable chunk went to Scotland though, where they did what they did best. Having been a noble order, they had ties everywhere. They blended in and continued in their nature, fought with the Scotts’ and even sponsored buildings, like the wonderful Rosslyn Chapel.
Now, comes the interesting tie-ins.
Roslyn was built on the ground of the clan Sinclair (St Clair), and low and behold – William Sinclair of Roslin became the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. This can be disputed, but the Sigil of the Knights Templar is found in the Chapel.
But the dates don’t match!
Some may also claim that the dates don’t match. However they fail to realise that even thought the Grand lodges was only created at the beginning of the 1700’s (the UGLE, or rather GLE was founded in 1717). Yet we have masonic documents like the Regious Poem (Halliwell MS) that was dated and re-dated, to approximately the 13 90s. There being earlier references, but no actual clear documentation.
As for the dates not matching – remember the Templars fled France in 12 October 1307.
Apologies for the long answer, but I do hope this paints a bit of a different picture.
Getting the full story and it’s tie-in’s makes a for a completely different holistic view and understanding of the order.
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There are PLENTY of ‘links’ from the basic philosophy of both organizations to the Scottish ‘overlap’ of putting French Templars back into the masons ranks, to the distinct duties of both.
The ‘links’ have been attempted to be erased by the infiltrating jesuit entities into the craft.
View my answers in Freemasonry, Templars and Illuminati to read of them. I’m tired of repeating myself on multi questions here that are basically the same.
Freemasonry goes back to ancient Egypt and the priest class of Pharaoh Thoth ( Ningishzida, who was son of Enki) who was displaced by Ra (Marduk, his brother). Some of the earliest ancient Egyptian Freemasonry rituals were found in the crata repoa CrataRepoa. The Templars arose from French Freemasonry, known as the Carbonari secret society, who descended from Akhenaten-Moses’ Brotherhood of the Sun, not the other way round. The Templars were Merovingian descendant nobility families from the Israelite tribe of Benjamin Tribe of Benjamin – Wikipedia. The Benjamites were ‘second in command’ to Pharaoh Akhenaten-Moses and as such fulfilled the role of the spiritual advisor/high priest ( lord chancellor, if you will) ‘green man’ Green Man – Wikipedia or anubis Anubis – Wikipedia.
The ‘green man’ from Rosslyn Chapel (marking Sinclair Clan Sinclair – Wikipedia as the Scot Templar ‘advisor high priest’ to the Scottish King, the role identified as ‘Lord Chancellor’ with the English monarchs) fellow Templar Oliver Cromwell ordered General Monck George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle – Wikipedia out of Rosslyn ( he had stabled horses there) and prevented any further desecration to the chapel, though he (Cromwell) destroyed many other ‘Scottish’ churches.
The secret society Carbonari was the pinnacle of French Freemasonry, high initiate nobility Freemasonry and it aligned itself with the Merovingian dynasty Merovingian dynasty – Wikipedia nobility network across Europe.
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Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?
There seems to be a tenuous connection. I don’t know it’s significance.
DeMolay International, AKA The Order of DeMolay.
DeMolay derives its name from Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of theKnights Templar
Here is the connection:
With the sponsorship of a Masonic body, a DeMolay chapter often meets in a Lodge room or, if not in a Lodge room, in some other appropriate room within the same building. Although not a “Masonic organization” as such, DeMolay is considered to be part of the general “family” of Masonic and associated organizations, along with other youth groups such as Job’s Daughters and Rainbow. As with Rainbow, a family connection to Masonry is not a prerequisite for membership into DeMolay.
The Wikipedia article, linked above, contains a lot of warnings about lack of references or research citations. I cannot comment one way or the other on its reliability. To repeat, the article is claiming that an organization with Masonic connections is named after the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar.
I have a personal anecdote to relate that might be of no significance. When I was a kid in the US state of Georgia, I was approached by two older kids for recruitment into DeMolay. They asked if I was Catholic and I said I was baptised as such, and they said, sorry you can’t be a member of DeMolay. That was that.When I asked my dad about this, he said Masonics didn’t much care for Catholics. I left it at that, because the whole religious/tribal business was to me a complete loser proposition. I was Catholic only by baptism, and did not identify with the label.That memory was revived when I read the question I’m now answering. The Wikipedia article on the Order of DeMolay is the first information I’ve encountered that links the Masonic Order through DeMolay to the Knights Templar. The connection is tenuous because the timeframes are so much apart, 1314 for de Molay being burned at the stake by a Catholic French king, and 1918 for the founding of the DeMolay Order in Kansas City MO.I leave to others the establishment of some deeper link, if there is any.
Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?
From a pure historical point of view, there is no link between the Knights Templar and freemasonery. Not only are there several centuries between the demise of the Templars (except in e.g. Portugal where they continued as the Ordem Militar de Cristo/ Order of Christ, but that’s another story), and the freemasons, but also the background is different. The real history of the beginnings of freemasonary (in England, Scotland and Ireland mainly) is actually unknown. Several histories were invented, histories that even Dan Brown could not have come up with. Anyway, freemasons relate their rituals to presumed rites of the old guilds (at that time abolished in England) and not in any way to the Templars.
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Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?
There is a rich mythology about the Knights Templar, the Freemasons, and connections between them. It all makes wonderful storytelling, with mystery, suspense, action and adventure baked together, and just a soupcon of actual historical names and events to make it all seem more real.

Consequently, books and movies and TV “documentaries” abound; and they never lack for audiences. I eat that stuff up myself. “The DaVinci Code,” “National Treasure” — Bring it on! I’ll pay for two hours of colorful fantasy.

But that doesn’t mean I believe it. I’m skeptical about secrets and conspiracies in general because I’ve studied history. I’ve never seen much evidence that humans are smart enough — or self-disciplined enough — to carry out long-running, complicated plots. 

I’m skeptical about the Templar/Masons tales in particular because bona-fide experts say there is no credible historical evidence to substantiate the legends. What hints exist can be explained more efficiently and believably by ordinary human nature and well-documented events.

Personally, I have not devoted serious study to this subject, so I cannot do the kind of footnoted debunking that it deserves. I know just enough to confidently assert that there is some good professional history out there that will tell you all about the real history of the Templars and/or the Masons AND elucidate the flaws in the mythical claims.

(CAVEAT: If I’m proven wrong and someone finds a cave filled with ancient gold, texts from the Library of Alexandria, the Ark of the Covenant, and blueprints for a flying saucer — all guarded by a demented 700-year-old Templar — why, no one will be more delighted than me. But I’m not holding my breath.)

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Yes in Masonic Orders ONLY. Not all knights Templars are Free Masons.
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Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?

There is no connection.  The Knights Templar were put out of business in the 13 th century.   The Freemasons became prominent in the 18 th century. 

I  know the  Conspiracy Theories love to tie them together  just as they love to assert that the Knights Templar  have buried the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail  somewhere in Texas or Arizona.  

But they are Wrong.   The whole thing is the doings of Ancient Aliens and both the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail are in Warehouse 18.

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Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?
Well it is said that the ideas brought back from the crusades fed what was a proto freemason organization. The Masons themselves trace their organization to the middle ages, when Masons made their own guild. Hence the triangle and the compass for their sigil. Before the crusades there was very little cultural contact with the muslim east. Afterwards, the masons had ideas of Allah to add to their mix. 
It would probably be wrong to trace the Masons to just the 18th century, since there was a group called the Illuminati that was proto masonic. They existed in tje renaissance.
Were all templars masons? No. Could their ideas and experiences have influenced them? Definitely.
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Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?
Thanks for the a2a!

In my teens I was fascinated by the Templars and I remember reading some very interesting crypto-historical books that linked the Templars and the Free-Masons.

If I remember correctly, the theory is that after the Templars’s fall in France, some members of the order went underground and reorganized themselves in secret societies that would later bear the name Free-Masons. 

That’s really all I can remember now, but I do believe such ideas arose because both groups were rather secretive and exerted some political influence at one point or another. The Templars and other Crusaders  are also sometimes credited for the emergence of Gothic Architecture, apparently established after the return of the European knights from the Middle-East.

Hope this helped!

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Originally Answered: What is the link between the knights templar and freemasonary?
Wholly imaginary.  The initial claim was to the Knights Hospitaller, who however had survived as the “Sovereign Military Order of Malta” and could deny it.

I’d put the supposed quote from Nathan Rothschild at a level with the Abraham Lincoln quote that you can’t trust eveything you read on the internet Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild was no more than middle-ranking.  And I think that “Money supply” is a much more modern concept.  In his day, the link was to gold.

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Additionally

http://freemasonrywatch.org/knightstemplar.html

Another History of the Knights Templar: Conclusion 

Sources & Backup see below.


The Templar seal depicting a horse with two riders has always mystified historians, at least those not familiar with its Sumerian antecedent.
 But given the complex and sometimes contradictory story of the Knights Templar, it makes sense on a number of different levels.

It symbolizes the exoteric and the esoteric nature of the Order.
 It symbolizes the agenda of Rome and the hidden agenda of the grand masters.It symbolizes the Norman core of the Order and also its shadowy patrons, possibly Venetians. And it symbolizes the virtual empire of the Normans/Templars and the ancient virtual empire of the Phoenicians.

The Phoenicians were similarly dualistic. There was the obvious mercantile component of the virtual empire; “an empire built on trade, not conquest” as the cliche goes, but there was also the cultural component as well. The Phoenicians were in many ways the Internet of the ancient Mediterranean.

There was the exoteric religion of the Phoenicians and their Canaanite kin that was based on the Sumerian-derived pantheon, and then there was a parallel, syncretic Greco-Egyptian Mystery tradition the Phoenicians seem to have created and disseminated, from Persia to the British Isles. And then there was the evolution of that tradition from the Mysteries to Gnosticism, which Phoenicians seem to be the secret force behind as well. 

Rome had countless thousands killed —
perhaps up to a million people or even many more— from the reign of Constantine to the Albigensian Crusade in order to eradicate Gnosticism from Europe. It was much like conservative hero Cato’s genocide of the Carthaginians— probably the most efficient genocide of a people in terms of raw percentage– up to 85% of the nation was killed during Rome’s invasion.

The never-ending Crusade would be slowed with the rise of the Rosicrucians and the original Freemasons, who would bring down the Medieval royal families and greatly reduce the power of the Vatican in Europe.

Even so, tens of thousands of Rosicrucians and Freemasons would then be slaughtered in concentration camps with the rise of self-confessed Christian Adolf Hitler who– contrary to all of the ridiculous and somewhat sinister disinformation floating around out there —went out of his way to crush all forms of Esotericism, outside of the traditional Volkisch mysticism of the SS.

And we can add the hundreds of Templars burned alive to the death toll.

What becomes clear is that the heresy the Templars were accused of was Johannite Gnosticism; in other words, a reverence of John the Baptist as the true messiah. The Vatican is unambiguous about this– or rather, was until it reversed course in the mid 2000s under pressure or influence we can only guess at. As Pope Pius IX wrote: 

“The Templars, like all other Secret Orders and Associations, had two doctrines, one concealed and reserved for the Masters, which was Johannism; the other public, which was the Roman Catholic. Thus they deceived the adversaries whom the sought to supplant. Hence Free-Masonry, vulgarly imagined to have begun with the Dionysian Architects or the German Stone-workers, adopted Saint John the Evangelist as one of its patrons, associating with him, in order not to arouse the suspicions of RomeSaint John the Baptist, and thus covertly proclaiming itself the child of the Kabalah and Essenism together.
– 
Pope Pius IX

Was John himself Phoenician? Syrian Phoenicians are generally credited with the creation of Gnosticism and the Vatican is on record as believing the Baptist to be the “Father of the Gnostics.” It’s hard to say, but what is clear is that like many other hubs of the Roman East, Israel was a marketplace of religious ideas during the time of John and Jesus and the lines of demarcation were not always clear. Syncretism was rampant and ideas were stolen left and right as any number of sects competed for adherents among the bustling cities of the eastern Mediterranean, from Antioch to Alexandria.

The fact that the Templars would use the Gnostic deity of Abraxas on their official seals only confirms these connections.
 The Gnostics were like the Phoenicians in that they valued magical gems or coins, known as “scarabs” or “amulets,” as portable icons for the believer. The figure of Abraxas was especially popular:

The Basilidean Gnostics taught that from this supreme God was created nous (mind). Abraxas also was identified with the Hebrew ‘Adonai, the Egyptian Horus, and the Hindu Prajapati.

Gnostic amulets known as Abraxas gems depicted the god as a pantheos (all-god), with the head of a cock, herald of the sun, representing foresight and vigilance; a human body clothed in armor, suggestive of guardian power; legs in the form of sacred asps. In his right hand is a scourge, emblem of authority; on his left arm a shield emblazoned with a word of power. – Glossary of Spiritual and Religious Words


Abraxas was identified with Horus and was probably derived from a common Phoenician scarab design picturing a kneeling Horus atop the two symbolic serpents of Egypt called the Uraei, often seen on pharaonic headdresses. As you can see in the images above, the snake legs of Abraxas take the place of the Uraei. Note that Abraxas also carries Horus’ pharaonic flail. The rooster was identified with Horus in his form of Harpocrates, the rising sun, for obvious reasons.

But how could the Templars have learned of Abraxas, with the original Gnostics long buried and even the anti-Gnostic writings of the aristocratic Church Fathers generally unavailable in the days before the invention of the printing press?

Scholars have long cited the survival of ancient wisdom in Arab and Persian lands, which became sanctuaries for scholars and religious minorities fleeing the rampaging desert monks (literally the first “storm-troopers,” in that they came out of the Egyptian wilderness into the cities to destroy all opposition to the orthodoxy like a desert storm).

But the tolerance of Hellenistic learning had waned considerably by the time the Templars came along, and a backlash was rising in the Muslim world due to a number of thorny religious disputes:

(Abbasid caliph al-Mamun) responded to a crisis of legitimacy by attempting to undermine traditionalist religious scholars while actively sponsoring a doctrine called Mu’tazilism that was deeply influenced by Greek rationalism, particularly Aristotelianism. To this end, he imposed an inquisition, under which those who refused to profess their allegiance to Mu’tazilism were punished by flogging, imprisonment, or beheading.

But the caliphs who followed al-Mamun upheld the doctrine with less fervor, and within a few decades, adherence to it became a punishable offense. The backlash against Mu’tazilism was tremendously successful: by 885, a half century after al-Mamun’s death, it even became a crime to copy books of philosophy.

But there were other sects in the Levant where the Templars could rediscover the lost legacy of Western civilization. A process would begin in which ancient wisdom and sacred science would be rediscovered, a process that would lead to the progress and prosperity of the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance and the gradual weakening of Roman power.

This would be the true birth of Europe, which may have been midwifed by a mysterious sect who arose in Phoenicia at the same time the Normans were making their mark on Europe.

Remember that contrary to the popular myth of fanatical holy warriors, the Knights Templar often made peace with the “Saracens”, a blanket term not only for Muslims but for other non-Christian sects in Asia. They would be criticized for their contacts with the indigenous people of the lands they were occupying, one group of whom was almost certainly the source of the Templars exposure to the ancient Gnosis.

Unlike the Knights Templar, this sect survives to this this day:

The Druze faith began as a movement in Ismailism, that was mainly influenced by Greek philosophy and gnosticism and opposed certain religious and philosophical ideologies that were present during that epoch. The faith was preached by Hamza ibn ‘Alī ibn Ahmad, a Persian Ismaili mystic and scholar. He came to Egypt in 1014 and assembled a group of scholars and leaders from across the world to establish the Unitarian movement.- Wiki

As with the Sikhs of India and arguably the Templars themselves, the Druze learned that the only way for a Gnostic sect to survive was to learn how to fight, and fight better than their oppressors:

It was during the period of Crusader rule in Syria (1099–1291) that the Druze first emerged into the full light of history in the Gharb region of the Chouf Mountains. As powerful warriors serving the Muslim rulers of Damascus against the Crusades, the Druze were given the task of keeping watch over the crusaders in the seaport of Beirut, with the aim of preventing them from making any encroachments inland.

Subsequently, the Druze chiefs of the Gharb placed their considerable military experience at the disposal of the Mamluk rulers of Egypt (1250–1516); first, to assist them in putting an end to what remained of Crusader rule in coastal Syria, and later to help them safeguard the Syrian coast against Crusader retaliation by sea- Wiki 

Following the Persian conquest of Syria and the Phoenician homelands, there was a lot of exchange of people and ideas between Persia and the Levant. Ismailism seems to have Phoenician fingerprints all over it, and the Druze religion– largely centered in historical Phoenicia– is nearly identical to the Phoenician Mysteries and Gnostic cults in nearly every way:

The Druze religion is a secret faith. They have preserved the strictest silence upon their beliefs and truly occult rites…….Of the alleged 45 sacred books of the Druze, none were ever seen, let alone examined, by any European scholar.

To the Druze, previous religions are mere types of the true, and their sacred books and observances are to be interpreted allegorically. As converts are no longer admitted, the faithful must keep their doctrine secret from the profane; and in order that their allegiance may not bring them into danger, (they are allowed) to make outward profession to hide their inner belief… –Antioch Gate

A Phoenician crescent and star symbolizing Ba’al (“Lord”) and a Templar seal

The connections between the Phoenician Mysteries and the Druze extend to the special relationship between the Druze and the post-Templar esoteric orders of the late Renaissance and Enlightenment periods. Many have argued that the Templars were changed forever by contacts made in the Levant and it would seem that those contacts were with the Druze (note etymological similarity to “Druid”)

Sophisticated Druze still sometimes claim connection with Rosicrucians, and a special relation to Scottish Freemasons. The Druze are rather like Druids, and also like Freemasons. In fact, some say that Templar Knights were initiated into Druze orders, and thus Freemasonry was born. It must be pointed out that the Druze were much given to making vehement warfare against the Crusaders.

Rosicrucian doctrines spread to Europe from Arabia, and it is possible that Druze doctrines were carried to Europe during the Crusades. There are modern and traditional parallels between the Druze and the Rosicrucians who came a few hundred years later.

In the modern sense, some Druze were initiated into Orders of the Rose-Croix or higher degrees of Masonry (or the mystical Masonic Rite called the Order of Disciples of Pythagoras) and they came to a faith which is in essence the same mystery doctrine that the Rose-Croix teaches. –Antioch Gate

Even more remarkable is the special attachment to Akhenaton, whose conversations with a mysterious flying disk he called Ra-Horus-Aten changed the course of world history:

That organized school began to spread to other lands during the reign of Akhenaton, and spread to Greece (where Pythagoras, Plato and Plotinus were initiates), then Canaan. Akhenaton is recognized as a divine being by both the Rose-Croix and Druze. Even the mystical work of Rose-Croix (and Martinist work) revolved around “reintegration.”

Archetypical Man as a divine being forgot his true essence and mistakes the material universe (which is part of him) as separate and external, since the Fall. Physical man is but a material shadow though endowed with a divine spark. –Antioch Gate

The Druze are not the only Syncretic/Gnostic sect in the former Phoenician lands, nor the only sect with a special link to Mt. Hermon, home of the Igigi, the Watchers left behind by the Anunnaki in Sumerian myth and later regarded as “fallen angels.”

Also known as Nusayris, (the Alawites) are an Arabic speaking ethno-religious community, who also live in the Latakiah province of Syria and in the adjacent districts of northern Lebanon and southern Turkey. In recent years many ‘Alawis have moved to the large cities of Syria. A small number still survive in Wadi al-Taym south of Mt Hermon. World-wide they number 2.2 million people, of whom 1.6 million live in Syria where they constitute 13% of the population and are the largest minority group.

Their religion is secret and seems to be a syncretistic mixture of extreme Shi’a (Ghulat), ancient pagan, gnostic and Christian elements. They are sometimes classified as a branch of Twelver Shi’ism, but are actually an independent religion. They do not keep the five pillars of Islam, and they have no mosques but meet in private houses for their religious observances. Their festivals include Persian and Christian holy days. They have a ceremony similar to the Christian mass and believe in a trinitarian manifestation of God.

The Druze and the Alawi both arose from the mountains of the Levant and almost certainly stem from earlier common antecedents, the same philosophy that also produced the so-called Assassin cult of Hassan-i Sabbah, which has become closely entwined with the Templar mythology.

Despite mutual animosity, the Alawis are much like the Druzes. Historically both the Druze and the Alawis are off-shoots of Ismailism, which was an earlier split from the Shi’i Imamis (Twelver Shi’ah, the sect that predominates in Iran) …Alawis reject Islam’s main tenets; by almost any standard they must be considered non-Muslims. 

An accepted reference on Nusayri rites and doctrines was published in Aleppo in 1859 as Kitab al-Majmu. According to its author, Sulayman al-Adhani, the Nusayris, like other sects of the Syrian mountains on the Mediterranean, primarily believed in the transmigration of souls.- Islamic Articles Library

The Assassins were yet another warrior Gnostic clan in the former Phoenician homelands, a fact which beggars coincidence. It could be argued that the Phoenicians kept close to home and took on whatever exoteric guise their neighbors adopted and continued to pursue their own interests apart from the demands of the religious and military forces running rampant throughout Asia Minor and North Africa for centuries.

And contrary to the reductionist propaganda surrounding them -the hashish and the false Paradise and the rest- the Assassins also followed Gnostic ideas of spiritual incarnation, the same ones that inspired Bogomil high initiates to hurl themselves onto the Crusader bonfires, rather than beg for mercy:

“Isma’ili theology was thus revolutionary in character. The haqa’iq transcended human reason and ultimately derived from gnostic doctrines, considering the principles of spiritual and physical worlds in Neoplatonic terms.

The Gnostics held that the physical world had been created by an inferior deity, the Yahweh of the Old Testament, who was allowed a certain lassitude until God decided to send His son to inhabit the body of Jesus and free the world from false teachings.

Certain Gnostic notions passed into Islam when Mohammed adopted the gnostic idea that the body which was crucified was only a phantom which the Jews and Romans could not harm.”–Edward Burman, The Assassins: Holy Killers of Islam

The radicalism of the Assassins showed that the dreamy, hippie Gnostics of Alexandria were a distant memory and a new kind of Gnostic emerged in the Levant, forged in the endless human bonfires of Rome’s inquisitors and crusaders. But the indulgent Gnosis of the Alexandrian rich kids may well be an aberration itself.

Taaut, the sacred Phoenician fire serpent

Gnosticism originally arose in Roman Syria, the territory carved out of Phoenician rubble, and was a rigorous and pessimistic creed, exactly what you might expect from a defeated people whose racial memory stretched back to a time when men walked with gods:

(The Syrian) school represents the oldest phase of Gnosticism, as Western Asia was the birthplace of the movement. Dositheus, Simon Magus, Menander, Cerinthus, Cerdo, Saturninus Justin, the Bardesanites, Sevrians, Ebionites, Encratites, Ophites, Naassenes, the Gnostics of the “Acts of Thomas”, the Sethians, the Peratae, the Cainites may be said to belong to this school.

The Naassenes (from Nahas, the Hebrew for serpent) were worshippers of the serpent as a symbol of wisdom, which the God of the Jews tried to hide from men. The Ophites (ophianoi, from ophis, serpent), who, when transplanted on Alexandrian soil, supplied the main ideas of Valentinianism, become one of the most widely spread sects of Gnosticism. Though not strictly serpent-worshippers, they recognized the serpent as symbol of the supreme emanation, Achamoth or Divine Wisdom.

The universe they symbolized by a triangle enclosed in a circle. The number three is the key to all mysteries. There are three supreme principles: the not-generated, the self-generated, the generated. There are three logoi, of gods; the Saviour has a threefold nature, threefold body, threefold power, etc. – The Catholic Encyclopedia

And the constant bickering between the El cults of Canaan and the El cults of Israel certainly seems to be reflected in the jaundiced eye the Syrian Gnostics regarded the God of the Jews and Christians with.

The Serpent– who represented Wisdom to the Gnostics– wasn’t a tempter in the Garden, he was a liberator. Yahweh was a slave-master, denying knowledge to Adam and Eve in the same way plantation masters forbade their slaves from learning how to read or write:

The Garden of Eden story is then transformed so that the biblical tree of the knowledge of good and evil becomes a vehicle of knowledge (gnosis) established by the heavenly or pleromatic realm. But the tree of life becomes a vehicle of bondage and dependence established by the demiurgical realm. 

The divine messenger from the pleroma encourages man to eat from the tree of knowledge; and in so eating, man discovers that the jealous Creator – Demiurge (often linked with misspelled forms of Yahweh such as Yaldabaoth or Yao) is not in fact the ultimate God but really an enemy of God. Man, as a result of divine help, thus comes to know more than the Creator. 

Gnostics are those set within a world where they are the spiritual persons (pneumatikoi) who possess the light particles and need only to be awakened in order to inherit their destinies.

The Valentinian goal is reentry into the pleroma, which is often symbolized by terms such as “union” or “unity.”… At death the Gnostics, who had experienced awakening, shed the rags of mortality as they ascended through the realms of the fates (or planets). — G. L. Borchert, Elwell Evangelical Dictionary

To the true Gnostic, death was a liberation from the false prison planet of the Demiurge and his Archons. It’s no surprise then how Gnostic sects like the Druze became such fearsome warriors.

But there’s an even older Gnostic sect in the Middle East than the Druze or the Alawi, one that the Templars almost certainly came into contact with and one that would explain the reverence for John the Baptist in esoteric orders. 

No less an authority than Josephus recorded that the Jews believed it was the execution of John and not Jesus that was believed to have brought the wrath of God down upon them in the civil wars that led to the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in the First Century:

The Mandaeans (literally, “the knowers”) are the only surviving Gnostics from the time of late Antiquity. They have dwelled for the past eighteen hundred years in southern Iraq and southwest Iran, and increasingly, as a result of recent wars, in other parts of the world. They adhere to the typical Gnostic doctrines and mythologies regarding the soul’s entrapment in earthly life and the existence of a heavenly Lightworld, the soul’s true home.

Being baptists, the Mandaeans consider John the Baptist their main prophet and renewer of the religion, which, they say, ultimately stems from Adam himself. The Mandaeans live next to but remain apart from their (mostly Moslem) neighbors, and throughout the centries they have preserved their traditions to a remarkable degree.

Conversion to Mandaean beliefs would explain the charges most consistently aimed at the Templars by defectors in the ranks, namely that “they spit on the Holy Cross, these Knights Templar. Not only do they deny the divinity of Christ during their reception, they do not even worship God Almighty, but a graven idol instead. ” From Pope Pius IX’s landmark Allocution:

“The secret thought of Hugues de Payens, in founding his Order, was not exactly to serve the ambition of the Patriarchs of Constantinople. There existed at that period in the East a Sect of Johannite Christians, who claimed to be the only true Initiates into the real mysteries of the religion of the Saviour.

“The Johannites ascribed to Saint John the foundation of their Secret Church, and the Grand Pontiffs of the Sect assumed the title of Christos, Anointed, or Consecrated, and claimed to have succeeded one another from Saint John by an uninterrupted succession of pontifical powers. 

Pio’s charge of Templar Johannite subversion seems ridiculous to orthodox historians, but the mystical ferment of the 11th Century might well speak to contact between the Normans– no admirers of the soft, decadent pederasts who were taking away their ancestral gods– and Mandaean sects in the mountains of Antioch. Pio again: 

“Thus the Order of Knights of the Temple was at its very origin devoted to the cause of opposition to the tiara of Rome and the crowns of Kings, and the Apostolate of Kabalistic Gnosticism was vested in its chiefs. For Saint John himself was the Father of the Gnostics, and the current translation of his polemic against the heretical of his Sect and the pagans who denied that Christ was the Word, is throughout a misrepresentation, or misunderstanding at least, of the whole Spirit of that Evangel.”

And of course the eternal Roman fear of being overthrown– the ultimate source of all religiously-based conspiracy theory dating back to the Bacchants and the Syrian Goddess— informs Pio’s frankly baseless charge that the Templars were planning to overthrow the Holy See.

Blavatsky’s Secret Chiefs in suspiciously Mandaean garb

All evidence points to the conclusion that the Templars had become fat and happy in their new role as Europe’s bankers, a fact that cause considerable resentment among those who once saw them as self-sacrificing Holy Warriors for Christendom. In that regard, Pio’s retroactive conspiracy theorizing below seems particularly specious. When Rome wanted to murder an entire population and steal its treasure, it always dreamed up imaginary conspiracies that its armies swept in to prevent:

“To acquire influence and wealth, then to intrigue, and at need to fight, to establish the Johannite or Gnostic and Kabalistic dogma, were the object and means proposed to the initiated Brethren. The Papacy and the rival monarchies, they said to them, are sold and bought in these days, become corrupt, and to-morrow, perhaps, will destroy each other. All that will become the heritage of the Temple: the World will soon come to us for its Sovereigns and Pontiffs. We shall constitute the equilibrium of the Universe, and be rulers over the Masters of the World.”

The worship of Baphomet – a skull or model of a severed head (such ‘relics’ were common in the Middle Ages) by most reputable accounts- seems also to derived from the John-worshipping Mandaeans, who were probably also conversant in Arabic given their settlements in modern-day Iraq. “Baphomet” could be a sacred pun, combining the Baptist with the Arabic Abufihamat, meaning “Father of Understanding” or “Father of Wisdom.”

If Gnostic sects thrived in the Middle East and continue to survive to this day, the same couldn’t be said for their brethren in Europe. The Cathars built a prosperous Gnostic community in France at the same time the Templars were active and developed a two-tiered system roughly analogous to the laity and clergy of the Catholic Church:

(The Cathars) believed in reincarnation, rejected the Old Testament, rejected the sacraments of the Catholic Church, rejected material possessions, and rejected the image of cross. They also had a clergy known as the “perfect”, which were distinguished from other Cathars, known as “good Christians”, by black clothing. The perfects abstained from meat and marriage, for which the general population of Cathars showed them reverence and respect. Although ascetic doctrines were advocated and adhered to by the perfects, other Cathars continued to own material possessions, have families, and likely ate meat. — Crusades-Encyclopedia

Rome set about to liquidate the Cathars but found that they weren’t like the old Gnostics- they were more like the Druze. Rome’s tactics became more and more brutal, providing a model for the Nazis- who saw themselves as the new Teutonic Knights, slaying the enemies of the Mother Church.

Indeed, by calling themselves the “Third Reich” the Nazis defined themselves as the inheritors of the mantle of Charlemagne, another religiously-inspired mass-murderer who established the First Reich of the Holy Roman Empire. Note the tactics of the fanatically-religious crusader, De Montfort (who like Philip the Fair, died a gruesome- and humiliating- death not long after the massacre):

The Cathars spent much of 1209 fending off the crusaders. The leader of the crusaders, Simon de Montfort, resorted to primitive psychological warfare. He ordered his troops to gouge out the eyes of 100 prisoners, cut off their noses and lips, then send them back to the towers led by a prisoner with one remaining eye. This only served to harden the resolve of the Cathars. –Wikipedia

Overwhelmed by superior numbers, the Cathars eventually fell to the waves of bloodthirsty maniacs:

The doors of the church of St Mary Magdalene were broken down and the refugees dragged out and slaughtered. Reportedly, 7,000 people died there. Elsewhere in the town many more thousands were mutilated and killed. Prisoners were blinded, dragged behind horses, and used for target practice. What remained of the city was razed by fire. Arnaud wrote to Pope Innocent III, “Today your Holiness, twenty thousand heretics were put to the sword, regardless of rank, age, or sex.”–Wikipedia

Indeed, heretic or true believer- it made no difference to Rome. The Cathar genocide would give rise to a famous slogan popularized during the Vietnam War:

The Béziers army attempted a sortie but was quickly defeated, then pursued by the crusaders back through the gates and into the city. Arnaud, the Cistercian abbot-commander, is supposed to have been asked how to tell Cathars from Catholics. His reply, recalled by Caesar of Heisterbach, a fellow Cistercian, thirty years later was “Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.”—”Kill them all, the Lord will recognise His own.”

In this light, I don’t think it’s very difficult to imagine why people formed secret societies in Medieval Europe.

The Templars were the next human sacrifices in the endless procession of religious genocide in Europe. The French Templars got it the worst, but many other Templars elsewhere in Europe either did the usual penance or were simply allowed to change their identification or melt into other orders.

The “Great Templar Escape” that has inspired legends and novels and even films like the first National Treasure film has been dismissed by historians for lack of documentation– as if flouting the direct orders of the Holy See (and risking the usual, Cathar-type bloodbath) would leave a paper trail. Recent theories have the Templars taking refuge in Switzerland (which would later produce modern Gnostics like Carl Jung, Erich Von Daniken and Albert Hofmann, essentially the three founding fathers of the Secret Sun).


But the most popular theories have it that the Templars escaped into Scotland.
 Again, orthodox historians have poo-poohed this, but Robert the Bruce was a Norman, the Scots would rout the English at Bannockburn and go on to establish a permanent aristocracy inside England based in banking and shipping, just as the Templars and the Venetians and the Phoenicians before them.

When the Papal letter reached the hand of Robert the Bruce of Scotland to imprison the Templars, he summarily dismissed it. No effort at all was ever made to prosecute the Knighthood in Scotland and this was undoubtedly a major attraction to many noble Templars in hiding. Though perhaps no longer able to openly call themselves Templars, they appear to have continued to exercise real power in the world.

Much evidence supports the belief that Robert the Bruce apparently welcomed renegade Templars into Scotland, both by overland journey from England, and as well as on ships from France. He was in great need of experienced and well equipped fighting men of this there is no doubt. the English outnumbered and out-eqquipped him badly, particularly when it came to armor and horse.– Acheson Geneological Society

And sure enough, the earliest stirrings of Freemasonry- ultimately traced back to the Norman St. Clair family and the building of Rosslyn Chapel– would ride with Bruce into England. American Masons under the rule of the Grand Lodge of Ireland would eventually form the core of the Revolutionary Army before becoming absorbed in the aristocracy themselves, just like the Templars before them.

Just like the Templars, the power and arrogance of the newly-empowered American Masons would inspire a populist backlash leading the creation of the Anti-Mason Party. However, the Freemasons took the crisis as an opportunity to create a dizzying array of collegiate fraternities and civic organizations,groups that would ultimately evolve away from their mystical origins andovershadow the Masonic Orders as the backbone of the American ruling class. That’s evolution for you…

In Europe and South America, Masonic orders would foment revolutions that would overthrow or marginalize the old ruling dynasties and severely curtail the power of the Catholic Church, forcing the Vatican to establish itself as a sovereign state to protect its own power. The fortunes of the Church are in free-fall in Europe and the Americas, a process accelerated by the priestly vice of pedophilia finally being exposed to the public.

Scandals over abuse date back to the very earliest days of the Churchand were fomented by reformist radicals within the Vatican in the Middle Ages, but the fear of the Church’s power kept them out of the major media until finally exploding– due to sheer, mind-numbing volume– in the early 2000s. And despite the protestations of ridiculous Vatican shills, the crisis is not closeto being over.

Strangely enough, at the very same time that these crimes were finally being brought to light in public, private talks with a shadowy English group claiming to be the true remnant of the Knights Templar resulted in the Order being exonerated by the Holy See in 2007, the 700th Anniversary of the original Templar repression.

A European church is usually an empty church


While the power of the Christian world has shifted
 ( Rupert Murdoch and the Chinese Communist Party are now the world’s largest publishers of Bibles), and with South America increasingly becoming less Catholic and more Pentecostal, it seems the Templars’ exoneration is just part of a overall evolution in the late-period history of the Church.

The Vatican is still powerful and still unimaginably wealthy, but the shift of its power base from Europe to Africa (where it will have to contend to the aggressively expansionist ideology of Islamism) seems to harbor an uncharted future for the Church. If indeed the Freemasons are the inheritors of the Templar mantle, it would seem their fortunes are in decline as well. Membership in the various Masonic Orders is dropping as the aging lodges fail to attract enough younger members to stay relevant.

Of course, the greater Masonic-derived method of grooming tomorrow’s ruling class is with us more than ever, though the regimented systems of the high-level fraternities and professional and civic organizations has nothing to do with the Mysteries or the Gnostics at all. But the same evolution seemed to happen with the Templars themselves. Money has a funny way of making even the most committed mystics break their vows.

At the same time, the Gnostic story seems to be entering a new stage, as those Swiss hierophants Jung, Hofmann and Von Daniken have popularized methods for understanding the dense, often-impenetrable visionary cosmologies of the ancient Gnostics. This process is still developing but could easily accelerate as disillusionment with the status quo intensifies.

Then of course there are various neo-Gnostic Christian sects identified by Bloom in The American Religion, Mormonism being the most powerful and successful (and best-looking, apparently).

Indeed conspiracy theory itself, as self-defeating as it can be and as tainted as it often is with fascism and fundamentalism, is nothing less than a modern reincarnation of the totalizing pessimism and suspicion of the ancient Gnostics, with the defunct “Illuminati” or the non-existent “Luciferians” taking the place of the Archons. But it’s wise to remember that genocides arealways preceded by conspiracy theorizing.

Even as the Internet and other new technologies seem to have empowered narcissism and self-absorption, they have also empowered new seekers with the tools to bypass the filtering systems of the mass media and the academic and ecclesiastical establishments.

The future of these new Gnosticisms is entirely dependent on which model their adherents choose to follow: the navel-gazing, hippy-dippy Gnosticism of the Alexandrian cults and the Bogomils, or the rigorous, unshakable Gnosticism of the Druze, the Sikhs and indeed, the original Knights Templar. The jury is still very much out on this question.

As for the Templars themselves, they have yet to really emerge from the shadows. There have always been pretender groups, but it may well turn out that the Hertfordshire Templars are different from all of the Masonic and quasi-Masonic Knight Templar orders.

Watch this space- if the situation changes, it will be a major topic for discussion around here.


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