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Hitler and the Occult History Through Film
Disclaimer!!! The following information regarding Adolph Hitler’s obsession with the occult is based mostly on stories NOT FACT!!
OCCULT 1. of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies. 2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious. 3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
Young Adolf Hitler developed the idea that perhaps he was the chosen one to save the German people.
Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in 1933. Most occult leaders believed Hitler was “The Great One”.
Hitler created more than a political regime - the Third Reich was an Occult- based Order using Magical and Esoteric (private; secret; confidential) practices.
Everything which defined the Nazi Party was magical. From the Swastika to the Order of the SS, all elements were driven by secret teachings.
The political parties created after Germany’s defeat in World War I combined nationalistic sentiment and occultist practices to forge an image of a superior German people
The Nazi sacred symbols and concepts of the swastika or "gamma cross", the eagle, the red/black/white color scheme adopted from ancient rituals.
Ancient Nordic runes (one of which became the insignia of the SS), were all adopted from esoteric traditions going back centuries.
Religious Center Shortly after Hitler had come into power in January 1933, Heinrich Himmler, became interested in the Wewelsburg. What Himmler wanted was a religious center for the SS and the Nazi ideals.... something like St. Peter’s in Rome or the Temple of Jerusalem
Spear of Destiny Hitler coveted possession of the Spear of Destiny, supposedly THE spear with which the Roman soldier pierced the side of Jesus Christ.
Spear of Destiny?????
HOLY GRAIL Hitler devoted his life to pursuit of the legendary Holy Grail. The Holy Grail is supposedly the cup or dish used by Jesus at the Last Supper, preserved by Joseph of Arimathea, who brought it to Spain or Britain, and quested for by numerous knights.
HOLY GRAIL???? IS THIS IT?—NOBODY KNOWS
ARK OF THE COVENANT Its primary function was for God to communicate with Moses, also to give detailed instructions about what was good and what was forbidden. The Ark is thought by some to have supernatural power. Hitler was looking for the Ark for this reason. He wanted to use it as a weapon.