Hitler and the occult. The rise of the Nazi regime which led to the occupation of several countries and the extraction and eradication of countless Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, aged, disabled and children did not happen by accident. It was a calculated move by the leader of the regime Adolf Hitler.
Hitler grew to power in an almost seemingly divine manner and by all accounts it never should have happened.
He was short, unimpressive in looks and composure but he did have charisma and that trait coupled with the ability to stir pride within a people who were devastated after the events of World War I got the German people listening. This little man with a skill for public speaking rocketed to icon status after he was arrested for his failed Munich Beer Hall Putsch.
The rise of the Nazi party culminated from a collection of existing occult groups.
They sprang up in Europe in the late 19th century as a result of advances in materialism and technology of the day. The groups spoke of a new age and the coming of a new messiah that would save Germany. A youthful Hitler was inspired by these tales and began to believe that he was the one prophesied, and a chance encounter with The Spear of Destiny all but sealed the notion. The spear was part of the Hofberg library in Vienna.
Hitler overheard a tour guide describe the spear by claiming “This spear is shrouded in mystery; whoever unlocks its secrets will rule the world”. A witness to a young twenty-something Hitler’s meeting with the Spear of Destiny describes the change in the soon to be ruthless dictator of the German people.
“Adolf Hitler stood like a man in a trance, a man over whom some dreadful magic spell had been cast…he was swaying on his feet as though caught up in some totally inexplicable euphoria. His entire physiognomy and stance had transformed as though some mighty spirit now inhabited his soul, creating within and around him a kind of evil transformation of its own nature and power.” -Dr. Walter Stein
Hitlers obsession with the dark arts only continued.
With his messiah status all but sealed he set about trying to perfect alchemy (the turning of lead into gold). He also came to believe that Germany could be elevated by creating a race of super-beings, the next step in the evolution of man. He saw this race as fair-haired and blue-eyed, the supreme race gifted with strength, will and resolve. He authorized countless tests to be performed on twins, convinced these anomalies of the human race held the key to evolution locked in their brains.
Hitler and his henchmen held secret meetings that borrowed heavily from the masons, the Thule society and a variety of other brotherhoods masked in rituals, sacrifice and conjuring of the spirits.
When one makes deals with the devil it comes at a cost.
The rise to power typically means that the way down is a long way to fall and ultimately Hitler ended up taking his own life rather than face a tribunal for his crimes. Hitler’s control over the dark forces of the occult was most impressive as evidenced by his followers belief that he was indeed the chosen one.
Joachim Von Ribbentrop said at the Nuremberg trials of his former leader: “Even with all I know, if in this cell Hitler should come to me and say ‘Do this!’, I would still do it.”