Allot of our favorite scary movies that have Nazi’s almost always alleged some kind of Nazi occult dabbling. Turns out in real life there was!
In looking into this one will find allot of real oddball stuff like Nazi UFO’s and journeys to the Arctic (or the Moon as some like to claim). A good deal of it is b.s., that shouldn’t detract from some of the incredible yet true stuff. Recently I read a book entitled simply enough, “Nazis and the Occult” by Paul Roland (2007) which dispels allot of the far out there stuff but has just enough that makes you wonder just how far gone the regime really was. Most sources say that Himmler ( and others )were more the occultist(s) and Hitler only put up with it when it suited him. But then again who knows really?
Here’s just a few examples of the Nazi’s and their journey to the dark side.
The movie at left in full entitled “Nazis, the Occult Conspiracy”
surely inspired the Indian Jones films. This real life expedition to find the origins of the “Aryans”. The expedition brought back records and research of mandalas, artifacts, etc. Ernst Schafer (the expedition leader- as well a world leading zoologist, hunter and ornitholigist) to be fair was a reluctant Nazi and already butted heads with various Vril cultists but Himmler was willing to fund Shafer’s next Tibetan expedition as long as his team were SS.
2/ The Spear of Destiny
Apparently the spear that pierced Christ on the cross. Those that held it were destined to rule, as did Charlemagne apparently who died when he lost it. Kind of sounds like the Lord of the Rings…. but there is a real life artifact and Hitler did claim it immediately after taking over Austria.
(above picture of “bell henge” where the Bell may have been placed for experimentation) Most of the people involved in this project from regular workers to the scientists were ordered executed by Hitler when the war started going south for the Nazis. I found one site where the author claims it was a particle accelerator. Maybe this was part of the “Black Sun” or the Nazi atomic weapon? There are various locations given for different wonder weapons factories. One that is confirmed is the Der Reise or The Giant.
apparently psychic and mediums,dowsers and the whole gamut were called up time to time but a great many of them were thrown into concentration camps as well. Maybe the Nazi’s didn’t like what was predicted? Unfortunately some of these experiments would become the seeds for MKULTRA via Operation Paperclip.
5/ Vril and Thule Societies
The Vril and Thule societies that were occult in nature and practice, had allot of weird ideas that the Nazi regime adapted. But how much influence they really had in the Reich is up for speculation. This ties back into the whole UFO’s and Antarctic base/hollow earth Nazis thing. There is also an apparent connection to the concentration camps offering up human sacrifices to the Vril Society.
6/ New Swabia/ Antarctic expedition
There was in fact an expedition but apparently it was to establish a whaling station. Other say that the expedition was to find the mystic “hollow earth”. Interestingly many of the “hollow earth” theorists would be sent to concentration camps by the Nazi regime.
Further information– great show from COAST TO COAST AM radio program on the Nazi Diaspora
7/Update Jan 4th/2015
Recently there has been a large Nazi underground bunker complex discovered in Austria (Saint Georgen an der Gausen) . Of course those who were digging it up have been stopped (never know what is actually hidden in there) by local government citing historical permits,etc. Needless to say NATO has probably sent a team in to check it out.