In the first post of this series we spoke about connecting the dots between the knowledge gained in the Inner Library and historical facts and events. Both sides of the mirror - inner and outer realms - hold one half of the truth. Only if we join them together can we understand how a current of energy unfolds all the way from Kether to Malkuth.
We then turned to look at two principle catalysts of the magical current of Nazism who are still little known outside of rightwing esoteric or runic circles today, Guido von List and Adolf Lanz. While their work and lives had major influences on the later mythology of Nazism I am convinced that they - like many others who followed - were much more instruments than active protagonists in the magical events that unfolded from 1933 onwards...
In order to conclude this highly abbreviated list of 'gates' for this destructive current to come through let's take a look at two further people...
- Karl Maria Wiligut (1866-1946): Wiligut has been dubbed as the 'Rasputin of Himmler' - a rather lurid title that still paints a fair impression of the strong and continuos influence he had on Himmler. Interestingly by the time Wiligut was introduced to Himmler in 1933 he had already completed most of his working life. At this point Wiligut was 67 of age and had been retired from a highly decorated military career in Austria for 14 years. It was only after his retirement that he intensified his occult studies and became a member of Lanz' previously mentioned 'Ordo Novi Templi'. The interesting aspect about Wiligut - or 'Weisthor' as was his chosen name once he joined the SS - is that he claimed to have direct access to the ancestral memories of his ancient family, the Wiligotis. Thus Weisthor didn't had the need to research any of his claims about primeval events on the Germanic land but directly accessed them in trance via his blood-memory. Well, luckily Wiligut - because such a feature comes handy if no scientific proves at all can be found for your claims: e.g. that Germans didn't descend from apes but from ethereal spiritual beings that descended upon Earth high in the North, that natural disasters led to a destruction of their ancient civilization which in turn forced these pure 'Ur-Race' to migrate South and East where they helped to create the civilizations of Ancient India, Egypt, the Greek and later on the Roman empire... Really? However, marking Wiligut as a complete fraud would oversimplify things and not do justice to the records we can still access today about his activities. E.g. we know about an event when he fell into trance sitting in the back of an SS-car right next to Heinrich Himmler. The car was forced to stop at roadside and Wiligut jumped out still deep in trace. He ran off into the fields, Himmler and the other SS-men right behind him. At a remote point in the middle of nowhere he stopped and started to dig up the ground with his hands. An archeological dig was ordered at this point and indeed relicts of an ancient settlement were found underground... It were events like these that gained Wiligut significant influence over Himmler and made him the person to not only be allowed to design the death-head-ring of the SS but also to be closely linked to the annexation and rebuilding of the Wewelsburg into a formal education and ritual castle of the black SS order. Until today Wiligut remains one of the most arcane persons that deeply influenced the mythology of Nazism. Facts like his committal and incapacitation into an Austrian mental home for several years in Austria stand in stark contrast to the significant role he played in later years as Himmler's personal consultant and a high ranking SS officer.
- Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945): if we came close to the periphery of the occult centre of Nazism with exploring Weisthor we are entering its epicenter with the figure of Heinrich Himmler. In stark contrast to the other three 'gates of the current' we looked at before Himmler is one of the most well known figures to be responsible for designing, leading and implementing the horrors of the WWII. Holding the highest rank in the SS order as 'Reichsführer' Himmler was the most prominent Nazi leader next to Hitler and less than half a dozen other party executives. To give you somewhat of an understanding of the scope of his responsibility let's quote Wikipedia directly: "As overseer of the concentration camps, extermination camps, and Einsatzgruppen (literally: task forces, often used as killing squads), Himmler coordinated the killing of some six million Jews, between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma, many prisoners of war, and possibly another three to four million Poles, communists, or other groups whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live, including homosexuals, people with physical and mental disabilities, Jehovah's Witnesses, and members of the Confessing Church. Shortly before the end of the war, he offered to surrender both Germany and himself to the Western Allies if he were spared prosecution. After being arrested by British forces on 22 May 1945, he committed suicide the following day before he could be questioned." However, Himmler not only was the engineer of the horrors of the Holocaust and concentration camps, he was also the central gate for all occult influences that fed the current of Nazism. The main medium to focus his efforts on and through which he aimed to 'transform' German society was his black order of the SS or Schutzstaffel. We know from historic evidence that Himmler saw much more in the SS than just a paramilitary organization. For him the SS was directly linked to the tradition of medieval orders of knights and warrior monks and its mission was deeply rooted in metaphysical grounds. Comparing the SS to Catharism - and following the leads of Otto Rahn in doing so - Himmler was convinced of the essential human-breeding ('menschenzüchterische') responsibility of his order and saw a strong requirement to train new members as thoroughly on metaphysics and ideology as on war tactics (Sünner, p.78). The central poles of Himmler's SS order were clan and ancestral cults as well as the pre-Christian world of the Northern Gods and runic lore. In order to mold these elements into a consistent ideology and doctrine Northern myths such as the Icelandic Sagas, the Edda, the story of King Arthur and the Nibelungs were ruthlessly exploited, intentionally simplified, bended and broken in order to fit the artificial ideology of occult Nazism. What is most startling about this, however, is Himmler's strangely complex character itself: The same man that visited a concentration camp to order execution of hundreds of captives in a single blow, that ordered that the campaign into the East to kill at least 30 million inhabitants, would sit down a few hours later to consider subtle details of the rituals and regalia of the SS order, write detailed letters about the design of the visitor centre for site of a Germanic worship or involve himself patiently into the preparation for sanctification games during Germanic holidays. I guess looking closely at Heinrich Himmler, his work and particular way of thinking teaches us one of the most scary insights to be understood: If our convictions are deeply rooted enough, if the needle of our faith is pointing into a single direction stable enough - we will turn blind to the gap between the real-life impact of our actions and the higher goals we pursue. Both deepest cruelty and sincerest love can co-exist, reside side by side in a heart that has turned black in the fires of faith. Belief is the most dangerous power we humans can harvest - or be harvested by.
I titled this post series 'demon drones' - aiming at a better understanding of the demonic forces that drove the current of Nazism as well as the role some of the leading occult protagonists played in setting it free. In a hive a drone's main function is to be ready to fertilize a receptive queen. Maybe there is something we can learn from drones about the main function of the four people described above? Maybe their purpose was to fertilize a current that was ready to come through, to emerge from the inner realms and disrupt and destroy what had been established before. Maybe their individual actions were small to the extent of being meaningless - like burying bottles in the shape of a swastika in the ashes of a fire... Yet all of them had a place, a single mark to leave for others to follow - until the rivulet turned into a river and the river into a stream. Maybe they all added one drop of water but the stream buried 50 to 70 million people who all had their own dreams of marriage, of children and leading a happy life.
So let's not fool ourselves. Wether we add a single drop or unscrew a whole fire hoarse we all have a choice. Always. We know it from the bold people who resisted the Nazis, who died in revolt and Hitler's failed assassination attempts. It is what sets us apart from all other beings: we are given the power to believe and now we must struggle to control it. Himmler and his occult entourage followed their own faith - until it had completely swallowed them, eaten them alive and only left their walking bodies, their empty shells - unable to recognize the true impact of their actions, numbed icons of fascism.
So if we all have a drop of water to add - which current do we chose?