Early May, 1919. Adolf Hitler gets noticed by the Thule Society. Unlike all previous entries/sections in this chapter (i.e. in Hitler’s timeline/bio), this one is highly speculative.
Because we do not know for sure (and most likely will never know) how, when and why the Thule Society noticed Adolf Hitler and why on Earth it decided to transform (“transfigure”) him into Der Führer. The most successful political entrepreneur in modern history.
Great spiritual and charismatic leaders (and Adolf Hitler definitely was one – albeit not necessarily in the positive sense) are usually both born and made (or self-made). As are leaders of charismatic destructive totalitarian cults – and the Third Reich definitely was one.
Consequently, it would be safe to assume that Adolf Hitler was born with certain unique mystical/psychic/paranormal capabilities. Of which he was only vaguely aware of… until he began his incredibly successful career of an orator and a political entrepreneur.
There is no solid evidence that Adolf Hitler was ever interested in any kind of mysticism – whether Christian or occult (neo-pagan). However, it is known that he made the swastika – a deeply mystical Christian symbol (not only Christian, of course, but a Christian as well) the emblem/logo of his Nazi party and of his state – the Führerstaat.
One Adolf Josef Lanz (who called himself Lanz von Liebenfels) – an Austrian political and racial theorist and occultist (and a pioneer/inventor of Ariosophy) claimed not only that Adolf Hitler was an avid reader of the Ostara magazine (founded and published by Lanz) but that they have actually met in person and that Lanz even supplied young Hitler – free of charge – with two missing copies of the magazine.
There are also rumors that Lanz visited the Lambach Abbey (and even spent two weeks working in its impressive library) in 1899… when Adolf Hitler was a chorister in its church. No one claims that Hitler and Lanz met at that time, though.
There is no independent confirmation of these claims… except that after the Anschluss of Austria in 1938, Lanz applied to Hitler for patronage (which made no sense unless the claims of Lanz were true).
Instead, Hitler banned von Liebenfels from publishing his writings, and the surviving copies of Ostara (the magazine ceased to exist in 1931) were removed from circulation. And in 1942 Hitler ordered the suppression of Ordo Novi Templi (ONT) – an occult organization founded by Lanz. Incidentally, ONT was the first organization to openly use the swastika in an “Aryan” (racial) meaning.
However, these decisions and actions by Adolf Hitler do not really prove (or disprove) anything. It is well-known that he treated the Thule Society in just about the same manner, severing all ties between the Society and the Nazi Party right after he became Der Führer of the latter. He did it despite the fact that he owed to Thule Society… just about everything in his success.
April 6th, 1919. Bavarian Soviet Republic is established in Munich. It was essentially a clone of the Hungarian Soviet Republic and thus the second attempt of Comintern (i.e. of the Bolshevist leadership of the Soviet Russia and of its leader Vladimir Lenin) to use the Communist “fifth column” to seize power in the European country. With the ultimate objective of transforming the unfortunate nation in question into the Communist hellhole (in a very natural sense).
However, this attempt was a bit more complicated than a previous one. It was made almost immediately after the Communist uprising in Berlin (the so-called “Berlin March Battles”) failed – and failed miserably.
Lenin’s idea apparently was to use the total mess in Bavaria (which was spectacular even by the standards of chaotic revolutionary Germany) to seize power in Munich – and subsequently in the whole Bavaria. And then use the unfortunate former kingdom as a springboard, a bridgehead, a base area, a staging ground for launching an uprising that will ultimately bring Communists to power in the whole Germany.
This time the “Kremlin puppet” nature of the Communist government was even more evident as all three leaders of the Bavarian Soviet Republic were Russian émigrés. And dutifully (and predictably) took orders directly from the Soviet Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin.
Eugen Leviné – the official head of the Communist state – immediately began to enact hardcore Bolshevist reforms, which included forming a “Red Army” from factory workers, seizing cash (i.e. robbing every Bavarian who was even remotely wealthy), food supplies, and privately owned guns, expropriating apartments deemed ‘luxurious’ by his gang, nationalizing factories and other “means of production”… in short, following the “Soviet Russian blueprint” to a “T”.
Crackdown on the Catholic Church was equally ruthless – one of Munich’s main churches was taken over and made into a revolutionary temple dedicated to the “Goddess of Reason.” Bavaria was to be in the vanguard of the Bolshevization of Europe, with all workers to receive military training.
One of the Catholic officials mistreated (to put it mildly) by the Communists was one Eugenio Pacelli – then papal nuncio in Bavaria (and the future Pope Pius XII). This highly unpleasant experience made the future cardinal and pope a committed, dedicated and diehard anti-Communist – and thus a firm supporter of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.
Leviné’s comrade Max Levien, following Lenin’s orders (no surprise here), arrested aristocrats and other members of the Munich elite (more precisely, took them hostage).
During Leviné’s short reign, food shortages quickly became a problem (which happens every time one decides to implement the economic ideas of Karl Marx). Especially painful the absence of milk. Public criticism over the milk shortage turned political, precipitating the communist government to publicly declare:
“What does it matter? … Most of it goes to the children of the bourgeoisie anyway. We are not interested in keeping them alive. No harm if they die – they’d only grow into enemies of the proletariat.”
Like in the Hungarian Soviet Republic, these harsh and genuinely insane measures met some serious resistance. On April 13th, troops loyal to the Hoffmann government-in-exile, along with the Kampfbund (combat league) led by… Thule Society, attempted to overthrow the Communist government. The coup failed (as it did in Hungary later) which ultimately resulted in the execution of hostages – members of the Thule Society on April 20th.
Which turned out to be a big mistake – real big. Enraged beyond belief, the leaders of the Thule society put together a formidable force of Freikorps and other right-wing paramilitary units that on May 1st broke through Communist defenses and entered Munich.
It was a bloodbath. A massacre. Using flame-throwers, heavy artillery, armored vehicles, even combat aircraft, the Freikorps practically annihilated the Communist “Red Army”. More than 600 were killed, including a prominent anarchist (and a Commissioner of Enlightenment and Public Instruction) Gustav Landauer.
Eugene Leviné was captured, tried by a military court, found guilty of treason (which was actually true and correct), sentenced to death and executed by a firing squad in Stadelheim Prison in Munich. Max Levien escaped… only to be arrested, tried, sentenced to death and executed in the Soviet Union in 1937 – during Stalin’s Great Purge.
From the “life and death of the Bavarian Soviet Republic”, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis derived exactly the same two conclusions as they did from its Hungarian “brother” (or “sister”).
First, that the Bolshevist Soviet Russia (subsequently the Soviet Union) were the existential threat to European countries, Europe and the whole Western civilization. Which was undoubtedly correct.
The second conclusion was no less undoubtedly incorrect. It was derived from the undeniable fact that Eugene Leviné, Max Levien, Gustav Landauer, Erich Mühsam and other leaders of the Bavarian Soviet Republic were Jewish.
Hence, the Nazis (incorrectly) viewed the Bavarian Soviet Republic and the whole Communist project as the key component of the “global Jewish conspiracy” to establish full power and control over our world (i.e. the whole human civilization). Which for practical purposes meant destroying the latter and transforming it into a global totalitarian Jewish-dominated Bolshevist state.
Subsequently ignoring the no less undeniable fact that Max Levien (and thousands and thousands of Jews by blood) were arrested, tried, sentenced to death and executed by the Bolshevist Soviet state.
Active participants in the Freikorps units – those of Oven, Franz Ritter von Epp, and Hermann Erhardt – that suppressed the Bavarian Soviet Republic included many future powerful members of the Nazi Party, including Rudolf Hess, a member of the Freikorps Epp.
It appears that the short-lived but bloody Bavarian Soviet Republic became the “final straw” that convinced the Thule Society of the seriousness and of the existential nature of the Bolshevist threat to Germany, Europe, the Western civilization – and to the whole Western civilization.
Which made its leaders commence the search for the Messiah – the Chosen One – who would lead Germany and its allies to victory in the existential war with the Bolshevist hordes – and their leader, the “Red Tamerlane” Joseph Stalin.
Just two months later they had their Messiah – one previously totally unknown Gefreiter Adolf Hitler.
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).