Esoteric Nazi Societies
Prior to the advent of the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party, many esoteric societies emerged in the late 19th century in a concerted effort to return Germany back to its pagan and occult roots. They had become increasingly dissatisfied with the faithless Lutheranism that had become the norm of State Christianity in Germany. The most notable of these organizations was the Germanenorder (Order of Teutons) which formed in 1911 to study German paganism and occultism. What was most notable was the adoption of the Swastika as their logo. Captain Sean Renard (TV Show Grimm, Season 1, Episode 13) gives a brief explanation of the history of the swastika to his subordinate detectives, Nick and Hank:
The Swastika itself is not a new symbol, but a very ancient symbol. Historians claim the word and the symbol originated in the Indian Subcontinent about 500 B.C.E. and even to this day it is equated with health, good luck, success, and prosperity. The Chinese equated the swastika with "eternity" and called it an "all things symbol." The symbol traveled west and can still be found on or near the altars of many Roman Catholic Churches around the world. It is interesting that the swastika was NOT found in the Germany of the pre-Christian era.
By 1916, The Order of the Teutons split and one of the splinter organizations became The Thule Society (Thule-Gesellschaft) in 1917. (See the logo to the right.) Its membership included such famous Nazis as Rudolf Hess, Hans Frank, Dietrich Eckhard, and many others. It was a fairly public organization that made the news for a number of reasons: both good and bad. Many historians suggest the Thule Society was a direct ancestor of the German Workers' Party which formed in 1919. This party was later transformed by Adolf Hitler into the now more well-known National Socialist German Workers' (Nazi) Party.
However, the Thule Society was not the only organization studying paganism and occultism. The Vril Society (led by Maria Orsic and a group of White Russian mediums) merged the study of paganism and occultism with the Theosophy of Helena Blavatsky. Drawing from a book by Edward Bulwer-Lytton titled Vril: The Power of the Coming Race published in 1871, the Vril Society researched the concept of "Vril Energy," hoping they could tap into this energy and help at least some of humanity evolve into the new "Ascended Masters" of this world. Little is really known about this society as it kept its proceedings secret. The American public only learned of the existence of the society from Willy Ley, a German rocket engineer who emigrated to the United States in 1937, when he published an article in the magazine Astounding Science Fiction titled "Pseudoscience in Naziland." French authors Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier published of book titled Le Matin des Magiciens (The Morning of the Magicians) in 1960 theorizing the existence of the Vril Society and its connections to the infamous Golden Dawn coven of Alastair Crowley. The most notable book on the subject was Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke's book Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity published in 2002.
When the Nazi Party won enough seats in the Reich stag (German Parliament) to control the German government, Adolf Hitler's close associate, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel (ᛋᛋ) bought the broken-down Wewelsberg Castle in Büren, Westphalia, Germany near the Rhine River. Mr. Himmler renovated this castle, turning it into a spiritual center for the SS. It also became a center for his favorite society: The Order of the Black Sun. Mr. Himmler was so enamored with this Order of his creation that he instructed his tradesman to inlay the floor of the foyer in north tower of his castle with the Black Sun logo. It was very prominently placed.
But the Order of the Black Sun was much more than just a fraternal society. The Order's membership roll contained the names of many prominent members of the SS, along with executives of major German corporations (they were called Atkengesellschafts), and many prominent scientists. The only real meeting of the Order was on August 10, 1944 in Strasbourg, France at the Hotel Maison Rouge. Under very tight SS security, Dr. Otto Scheid announced to the Order's membership that the War was lost and that the membership had to prepare for that eventuality. He then spent the rest of the day outlining what the Order should do to prepare for this eventuality.
This Order is a mixture of the occultism that Mr. Himmler was so fond of coupled with some very serious scientific research. Dr. Joseph Farrell, Ph.D., author of Reich of the Black Sun suggests that the German atomic bomb project was under the cover of this organization along with research into such things as flying saucers, "free" energy, death rays, and other fringe subjects. Dr. Farrell further contends in his book that the Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were German made and taken from the German Navy after the War off the German submarine, the U-234. (pp. 60-65) Dr. Farrell's book further argued that our intelligence agencies changed this history, replacing the true history with the "Allied Legend."
As World War II started to scale down in 1945, the world's fear of Nazism was replaced by the postwar perceived fear of Communism. The Office for Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) noticed quickly, how effective the forces of the Soviet Union were in retaking their own land back from the Nazis, and then moving west into Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia before moving into Germany and literally destroying Berlin, the capital of the Nazi German empire. The OSS grew rightfully concerned that if German technology were to fall into the hands of the Soviet Union, that the "balance of power" in the world would favor the Communists. If that happened, all their plans for a "New World Order" with them in control would "shatter into dust." Once the OSS and its military counterparts moved into Germany and began to see what the Germans were working on, they knew that they had to repatriate these scientist to the United States or their dreams would be "crushed." They learned that these science efforts were under the control of Heinrich Himmler and a secret society they called The Order of the Black Sun (Sonnerand or Schwarze Some). The Western intelligence agencies were thankful that most of the records for this organization were at Wewelsburg Castle, which the allies captured in early 1945. It was for this reason that their Operation Paperclip was so successful. Or maybe, it was because the Order planned it that way?
Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS and the Order of the Black Sun determined that their Order would never survive in Russian hands. Mr. Himmler knew that at the conclusion of the War, that he would be tried for "War Crimes" and summarily executed (he ended up committing suicide). But what if he set up the Order to last well after he had died? They would continue to operate in secret as they had in Nazi Germany, but they could survive and maybe, as they had done in Germany prior to World War II, they could subvert the United States government and the West with their occult ideologies and become the new "Deep State." Their big advantage was that Christianity in the West was being invaded by the "higher critical" theologies taught by German theologians. At the end of World War II, the seminaries were already embracing these theologies and teaching them to their students, who would later become pastors and ministers.
Dr. Rudolf Bultmann and other German theologians convinced the West that it was time to "demythologize the Bible." By accepting the premises of "higher critical" theology in exchange for worldly acceptance, the power Christianity once had was reduced to a form of moralistic vanity. Only the more conservative churches remained, but even they were beginning to be as the Apostle Paul described it, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof..." (II Timothy 3:5) Without this spiritual power, members of these church organizations would be easy targets for the occultists in the Order of the Black Sun.
The real question becomes for us: Did the Order of the Black Sun survive after World War II? Many would argue that these Nazi secret organizations just died after the War and that the people repatriated to the West under Operation Paperclip were just "assimilated into our modern society." Unfortunately, assumptions can be dangerous. Make the wrong assumption and horrible mistakes could be made. Could these secret societies have survived after the War and even flourished? Our answer might be in the Bible Codes... Click on this link to go to the next page and find out.