We just passed June 21, which is one of the key dates for occultists, representing the summer solstice (you may have seen news reports on them worshiping, as summer started, at places such as Stonehenge).
Another important date is April 30 — “Walpurgis Night,” or Beltaine, perhaps the most significant unholy date on satanic calendars.
And it is interesting because April 30 is also the date, in 1945, on which Adolph Hitler, who was in the news a bit lately (when Nazi artifacts were discovered in South America), committed suicide.
Do such dates really have relevance?
It’s an interesting query due to the fact that Hitler and his men were immersed in precisely such occultism. As just one example, consider that the Führer had astrologers on his staff, relying on them when it came in making major decisions.
He also had refurbished a castle in Wewelsburg at the center of a planned city that with a new sibylline religion was supposed to supplant the Vatican. Notes a recent issue of American Spectator, reviewing a scholarly book, published by Yale University, on this very topic:
“When he came to power Hitler had a dowser scour the Reich Chancellery for cancerous ‘death rays.’ Before flying to Scotland Rudolf Hess had his horoscope drawn up by a personal astrologer. Himmler backed research on the Holy Grail and medieval devil worship (‘Luciferism’) and sent an SS expedition by the explorer Dr. Ernst Schafer to Tibet in 1938 to investigate the ancient Indo-German ‘Aryan’ origins of Buddhism.
“Himmler also founded the SS Witches Division, which collected evidence in eastern Europe in the second world war that Teutonic ‘wise women’ had been persecuted and burnt in a Jewish-Catholic Inquisition plot against volkisch German culture and blood. In 1939 Goebbles sat up late at night reading the prophecies of Nostradamus, which he revealed to an enthusiastic Führer as evidence that the British were soon to be defeated.” (Photo at top: with Helmut Schreiber, head of the Magic Circle, at the Obersalzberg in 1943.)
At the root of much of Hitler’s later evil was none other than the occultist Aleister Crowley and the woman who succeeded Crowley, Madame Blavatsky — occultists who had an effect on everything from establishment of the New Age Movement to the Church of Satan in America. He was also influenced by Margaret Sanger, who practiced Rosicrucianism.
Although most secular biographies stay away from all this, Hitler by his own description was an occultist and like many who dabble in the dark arts, there were strong indications that he was infested, obsessed, or possessed by demons and had been since boyhood.
During his Confirmation ceremony at a cathedral in Linz, Hitler turned sulky and surly, repulsed by the holy ritual.
He was also prone to satanic trances, on occasion turning pale, taking on a sinister countenance, and with a hoarse, raucous voice, launching into impassioned speeches. “It was as if another being spoke out of his body, and moved him as much as it did me,” noted a friend named August Kubizek.
A similar trance occurred while Hitler was recovering from war injuries in the Prussian Military Reserve Hospital at Pasewalk.
There he heard voices that told him he was Germany’s messiah.
Did he not soon act like it?
At one point, the leader of Germany cried out to aides — terrified of a black shadow that would appear in his bedroom.
This is all documented fact.
His most frightening moods were witnessed at a museum known as the Hofburg as he stood before a relic called the “spear of Longinus,” a long, black, tapered spearhead that the centurion (also known as Cassius) supposedly used to pierce the side of Christ.
Hitler revered the macabre artifact and in its presence fell into what was described as a demonic ecstasy.
Standing in front of the velvet dais, his face would flush and his brooding eyes would shine with what one observer described as “an alien emanation.” Hitler swayed on his feet and “his whole physiognomy and stance (apparently) transformed as if some mighty spirit now inhabited his very soul.”
At the museum, he had an experience during which, he himself said, “the air became stifling so that I could barely breathe. The noisy scene of the Treasure House seemed to melt away before my eyes.
“I stood alone and trembling before the hovering form of the Superman — a spirit sublime and fearful, a countenance intrepid and cruel. In holy awe, I offered my soul as a vessel of his will.”
So there we have it — in Hitler’s own words.
The holocaust? A burnt offering. The SS? The letters even have a hiss.
Was Adolph Hitler possessed?
The better question: did an entire nation then also enter into a trance?
[adapted from the bestseller, The Final Hour]
[see also: Hitler and werewolves]