Numerous secret societies arose throughout the history of mankind. While some of them have disappeared, others have remained active until today and live in a cloud of myth and mystery. However, most of the legends gathered around the ideas of the time of Nazism.
The Nazi regime fed on occult ideas that came in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The ideologists of the regime tried to reconcile their vision of the future and sacred ideology. This vision, divorced from reality, made them, in addition to the Holocaust, direct their weapons research program to a superweapon – Wunderwaffen.
To understand the degree of unreality in which the Nazi leaders lived, it’s enough to mention the case of Himmler and his belief in the reincarnation of the hunter Enrique. Based on this, we see that the second influential man in Germany of the thirties gave rise to delusions of a surreal nature of that period: Karl Maria Wiligut.
This madman, literally saved by the Reichsfuhrer from the psychiatric sanatorium where he was admitted, claimed to be the reincarnation of all German kings of the last 228,000 years. According to him, he remembered the lifestyle of the Paleolithic ancestors of the Aryan people. Those judging by the reviews, they were giants that dominated the giant beasts with the weapons of the gods.
Himmler believed in the idea and, based on his claims, developed a series of pagan rituals and worship in order to replace Christianity. As the original sacred point of the Aryan people, he chose a magical place known as the rocks of Externstein. The place itself was in close proximity to the center of power of the SS: Wewelsburg Castle.
Subsequently, the place will become the center of racial theories of Nazism and the “proof” that in the past the pure Aryan race dominated the world. At the same time, theories of Wiligut were supported and supplemented by the ideas of another secret occult society from which Nazism grew: Thule societies.
It is well known that some authors investigated the relations of German National Socialism with secret societies and initiative organizations. The motivation for this was an occult background for Hitler’s movement. This thesis was first proposed in the famous and very successful book Dawn of the Mages (Return of the Sorcerers), where National Socialism is defined as the union of “magical thinking” with technology.
But much more important for the hidden background of National Socialism is the role of the Thule Society. This racist society arose in Munich at the beginning of the twentieth century. Originally known as a research group of German antiquity, the society claimed that the origin of the Aryan race must be sought in a city called Thule, located in the mythical region of Hiperborea.
Their relationship and ability to influence the beliefs of National Socialism was significant because the founder of the Thule Society, Rudolf von Zebottendorf, generously sponsored the German Workers’ Party, which Hitler later converted to the Nazi party.
The secret society of Thule maintained close contacts with theosophists, followers of Madame Blavatsky. She is considered the founder of Theosophy and the creator of a teaching whose influence has reached our days with the New Age movement, and the author of The Secret Doctrine, 1875.
The book, which combines science and religion, tells about the secret knowledge allegedly acquired by Blavatsky during her travels around the world, especially in India and Tibet (according to her). Some wanted to see anti-Semitic and racist traces in their writings, as the book speaks of Aryans.
Rudolf von Sebottendorf was in the East and published a strange pamphlet entitled “The Practice of Ancient Turkic Freemasonry”. The practices described in the booklet included the repetition of syllables, gestures and steps, the purpose of which was the initial transformation of man. The truth is not clear with which Turkish Masonic organization Zebottendorf was in contact, whether he himself dealt with such issues or simply described them.
They say that the secret society of Thule was dedicated to material, political, social and economic things. While the Vril Society – to the subjects of the “beyond.”
After Hitler came to power, the Thule Society became one of many dissolved organizations. When von Sebottendorf published a book about the Thule Society, he was arrested and the book banned.
However, it is claimed that some members of Thule and their ideas were included in the Third Reich. Some of the teachings of the Thule Society were compiled in the books of Alfred Rosenberg. Many of the occult ideas were also popular with Heinrich Himmler, who showed great interest in occultism.
In 1919, the German Karl Haushofer, founded a secret society called the “Brothers of the Light” and, years later, became the Vril Society.
Famous medium of Austrian descent, Maria Orsic, along with other young women who claimed to have paranormal skills, separated from the Thule Society in 1919 and founded the Alldeutshe Gesselschaft für Metaphisik (Pan-German Society of Metaphysics), known as Vril.
This group of young mediums, thanks to their long hair, was able to connect with the original Aryan race, located in the star Aldebaran, in the constellation Taurus. At a secret meeting in the presence of members of Thule and SS men from DHvSS (People of the Black Stone), Maria Orshich claimed that she had received a message in the Sumerian language in which the “brothers” gave her technical information and plans for the construction of an aircraft.
There are two curiosities about this. Firstly, Maria Orshich chose the Sumerian language for these aliens, although she was not familiar with it. Secondly, her theories coincided with what we later learn about Sumerian mythology and the Anunnaki from the planet Nibiru. But Himmler and his SS men paid tribute to these statements.
Most of his activities in Vril society have been the subject of numerous speculations, including the very existence of society. Vril is a substance named by the author Edward Boulevard-Lytton in the science fiction novel ‘The Coming Race’. Several Theosophical readers believed that this was a true story of the existence of a superior race that lived in the bowels of the Earth and used energy called “Vril”.
Dietrich Eckart, a politician and ideologist who was addicted to morphine and power, a freemason and an alchemist, a racist and Hitler’s closest friend until his death, participated in the creation of the society. Rumor had it that he possessed the hypnotic power of persuasion.
The Vril Society is credited with political killings, calls and contacts of spirits, sexual orgies, and human sacrifice. Many of the disappearances of children in Bavaria will be associated with this society, since the strength of the child in Vril was the most powerful and served as the gateway between the astral and material worlds.
The Anenerbe Society (German Heritage Society) devoted itself to the study of this subject and connected it with others, such as underground cities.
The organization was created in 1935 through the National German Socialist Workers Party. The activities of Anenerbe were originally aimed at anthropology and archeology with the goal of demonstrating theories of the superiority of the Aryan race. Among it’s archaeological, ethnological and anthropological expeditions, the countries of the Himalayas, Brazil and other countries of South America can be noted.
In Scandinavia there is a legend about an amazing country in the Great North, where the sun never sets and where the ancestors of the Aryan race would live. When the Hyperborean continent began to plunge, its inhabitants built giant tunnels in the earth’s crust using large machines, settling in the Himalayas. This underground kingdom was called Agarta or Agarti, and the capital was called Shambhala.
In 1938-1939, the Nazi expedition was sent to Tibet under the command of Ernst Schaefer, accompanied by five German sages and twenty members of the SS. Hielscher, the head of the esoteric department of Anenerbe took an active part in this mission.
The mission was to establish ties with the mysterious inhabitants of the caves belonging to the city of Agarta. At that time, a very important conversion of Buddhists took place in Germany, especially in the partisan arena. The idea, which also encouraged the expedition, was to restore the old spiritual tradition associated with paganism and the practice of the Templars, who were said to still live in these regions of northern Asia.
The Anenerbe Society will also be responsible for creating the Wunderwaffen (high-tech military weapons). That is why Der Riese, the SS military complex, was built, in which Himmler and his scientists developed and tested aircraft devices as a mixture of fantastic theories of Vril, Scandinavian legends, Hindu vimans …
No wonder the Nazis tried to create artifacts like Die Glocke machine, Haunebu or the famous Death Ray. They really believed in the power and antiquity of artifacts from a great race – supposedly their ancestors.