July 17th, 1918. The deposed Russian Emperor Nicholas II is murdered by the Bolsheviks – with his family and servants. The order to kill the Tzar and his family came directly from the Bolshevist leader Vladimir Lenin – it was a revenge (cut and dry, plain and simple) for the execution of Lenin’s elder brother Alexander Ul’yanov thirty years earlier.
Although Adolf Hitler was no monarchist (his ideal system of government was the Führerstaat), he was horrified by this horrendous crime. Because it meant that was really nothing sacred for the Bolsheviks – and thus they had to be prevented from coming to power at all cost.
Another fact that undoubtedly made a powerful impact on Adolf Hitler was the nationality of the leader of the firing squad that killed Nicholas II, his family and their servants.
This individual – Yakov Yurovsky – was Jewish. The fact that Yurovsky publicly repudiated his Jewish roots by being baptized Lutheran did not make any difference to Adolf Hitler whatsoever.
For him the very fact that the murder of the Russian Emperor was planned, organized and executed by a Jew, proved beyond the reasonable doubt that (1) it was a Jewish “ritual murder”; and (2) that Bolshevism was, indeed, a key part of Jewish conspiracy to destroy the Western Civilization as he knew it.
Both conclusions were, of course, utterly and completely wrong; however, they became one more “layer of snow” that 23 years later will trigger the “Holocaust avalanche”.
August 4th, 1918. Adolf Hitler receives Iron Cross First Class – a decoration rarely awarded to one of Hitler’s Gefreiter rank (one had to do something really outstanding – well above and beyond the call of duty – to earn it).
Which Adolf Hitler did – Hitler’s Iron Cross First Class was awarded after an attack in open warfare during which messengers were indispensable (message delivered by Adolf Hitler in time and under heavy enemy fire saved more than a hundred lives). Given the fact that this decoration was the only one that Hitler wore for the rest of his life, he was very proud of his achievement and bravery on that day.
Curiously enough, Hitler received this award on a recommendation by Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann, Hitler’s Jewish superior (commanding officer). When Adolf Hitler came to power, he protected Gutmann from persecution and helped him emigrate first to Belgium and then to the United States.
August 18th, 1918. The Thule Society – a mysterious occult group – is founded in Munich. All evidence points to an inescapable conclusion – the society had but one objective: to provide Adolf Hitler with the “critical mass” of resources to launch his stellar (for 22 years) career of a political entrepreneur – the most successful one in modern history.
Indeed, the Thule Society provided Adolf Hitler with highly valuable connections and associates, money, the newspaper… and even carried out (sometime during the summer of 1919) his transfiguration from essentially a nobody (an outcast, a misfit a loser with zero managerial experience or aspirations) into a political and administrative genius – the most successful political entrepreneur and statesman in modern history.
More than that – the Thule Society set up the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (DAP – German Workers’ Party), which was later reorganized by Adolf Hitler into the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP or Nazi Party).
According to Hitler biographer Ian Kershaw, the society’s “membership list … reads like a Who’s Who of early Nazi sympathizers and leading figures in Munich”, including Rudolf Hess, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Julius Lehmann, Gottfried Feder, Dietrich Eckart, and Karl Harrer.
September 28th, 1918. Adolf Hitler miraculously escapes death for the third time (fourth, if you take into account the Slaughter of the Innocents at Ypres).
On that date, one Henry Tandey (the most highly decorated British private of the First World War) encountered a lone German soldier near the French village of Marcoing.
Tandey got an impression that the German was wounded – to the point of being unable to raise his rifle – and, being a man of honor, chose not to shoot. That soldier was… Gefreiter Adolf Hitler.
In 1938, when Neville Chamberlain (then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) visited Hitler at his alpine retreat (the Berghof) for the discussions that ultimately led to the infamous Munich Agreement, Hitler allegedly told him about the incident:
That man came so near to killing me that I thought I should never see Germany again; Providence saved me from such devilishly accurate fire as those English boys were aiming at us
According to the story, Hitler asked Chamberlain to convey his best wishes and gratitude to Tandey (which the latter apparently did). Since then, every unsuccessful assassination attempt only strengthened Hitler’s belief in being under protection of the Almighty Providence. As long as he fulfils his (at the time yet unknown) Divine Mission.
October 15th, 1918. Adolf Hitler is poisoned by the mustard gas (ironically, a German invention), temporarily blinded and shipped to a hospital in Pasewalk. There he finds out that he suffered a permanent damage to his eyesight that would make it impossible for him to become a painter (let alone an architect).
It is well-known that “sometimes not getting what we want is a wonderful stroke of luck” – or an Act of God, if one believes in the latter. And that when God permanently closes one door, He at the very same moment opens another – to a much better future.
It is not known whether Adolf Hitler thought about it that way, but nevertheless God (by closing the door to painting and architecture) opened for Adolf Hitler the door into politics. The door that in twenty years will make him the most successful political entrepreneurs in modern history.
It is a well-established fact that SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler had more than a passing interest in just about “all things occult”. Unfortunately for him, for the SS, for Nazi Germany and possibly even for the European Civilization and for the whole world, he was never serious about occult (any occult).
Which prevented him from using the immense power offered by the occult objects and practices (and he had everything he needed to use these objects and practices to the fullest extent possible). The power that could very well have won the war for the Third Reich.
One of the occult system that he (and the SS in general) toyed with were the Runes. More precisely, the Rune magic.
Rune magic (“Runic magic”) is one of the most powerful (if not the most powerful) kinds of magic there is. There is ample evidence that since time immemorial Runes (of all kinds) in addition to being a writing system, Runes were used in magical rituals (i.e. for communicating with all kinds of invisible entities for all kinds of purposes).
Or, which I believe to be far healthier – and what I actually practice – harnessing cosmic energies from the realms of the Runes. Actually, energy – an extremely powerful spiritual energy which goes by different names (I prefer Vril).
In the early 20th century, Germanic (and not only Germanic) mysticism created new forms of “runic magic”, some of which were continued or developed further by contemporary adherents of Germanic (and not only Germanic) Neopaganism.
Not to mention two news systems of runes – by Guido von List (Armanen Runes) and Karl Maria Wiligut (Wiligut Runes). The former appears to be the one most commonly used by contemporary runic magicians (myself included); however, the most common traditional runic systems (Elder and Younger Futharks) are still widely used.
Runes (of all kinds) are far more complicated and powerful objects that might seem at the first glance. They are, of course, “letters” of an “alphabet” used to produce all sorts of texts; however, they are also so-called “archetypal symbols” that represent the most basic human desires, emotions and qualities.
However, the true power of runes lies in the fact that they are triggers, portals, gateways even that provide the magician (if properly used, of course) with the ability to connect with The Source of immensely powerful “cosmic” energies… or with invisible, spiritual, supernatural entities and even deities (the latter is NOT recommended).
As not every sound that the language could produce has a corresponding Rune, it can be surmised that runes were originally used for sacred purposes only, not as an alphabet. And only subsequently began to be used to write names, short messages and then longer texts.
Whether the runes were developed from Old Italic alphabets by Germanic people, who often served as mercenaries in the Roman army (as is commonly believed) or they are rooted in a much older tradition of the “Atlantean North” (possibly a reminder of a very old global tradition) is still an open question.
Regardless of their origin, runes were used for magical purposes and thus were a part of a Germanic pagan religion. Which was ruthlessly eradicated by Christianity (probably the most intolerant religion there is).
However, some open-minded Christian priests (or those that had been born with magical and mystical abilities)… and not only priests quickly discovered the immense power of the Runes (magic and occult rituals were far more widespread among Christian clergy than is commonly believed).
More specifically, the power to help them achieve their political, religious and personal goals. Hence, these characters tried (and tried hard) to get hold of the sacred Runic knowledge even while they publicly condemned all those who used the Runes (and the Runes themselves).
Indeed at the same time when King Olaf of Norway (subsequently canonized by the Holy Roman Catholic Church) had been persuaded to kill all the Rune masters in his country, and destroy all standing Rune Stones, there were Christian priests (and not a small number of them) who were trying to obtain the secret Runic knowledge for themselves.
It is believed that to prevent misuse (and abuse) by such unworthy and ruthless people that Rune masters (allegedly) decided to block access to the enormous powers of the runes by adding new symbols and changing old ones.
As a result, only properly initiated individuals (“righteous seekers”) were able to understand the Runic system and to use the Runes with success (in other words, to achieve their objectives with Runic magic). For those who lacked the proper preparation and initiation, working with the new system became ineffective or even hazardous.
Some Runologists see Runes as so-called “primary abstractions”. In fact, the simplicity of Runes, and at the same time complex and very powerful effects, are a clear indication that these abstractions are of a pre-linguistic, in some situations even non-linguistic kind. This means that we can trace back this type of “creative interaction with the environment” to the earliest origins of humankind, even before language as we know it evolved.
From the energy perspective (and everything in our Universe is ultimately energy), Runes are defining and creating energies. In other words, energies that first create and then implement a certain blueprint (or a plan).
They can do it by either connecting the magician to The Source of immensely powerful cosmic energies (recommended); or to the spiritual entities and even deities (NOT recommended) or by creation of energy fields (artificial supernatural spiritual entities) with a power and flexibility that simply cannot appear when we work with the same energies without the impact of a connection to certain Realms of Creation (it depends).