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The Secret King: Karl Maria Wiligut, Himmler's Lord of the Runes

Karl Maria Wiligut, Michael Moynihan, Stephen Flowers

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ISBN 10: 0971204403 / ISBN 13: 9780971204409
Verlag: Dominion, 2001
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There is much speculation about the “occult roots” of National Socialism, yet little concrete documentation has ever been uncovered. Of the materials that do exist, almost nothing has been translated into English--until now. This book, ten years in the making, contains the collected occult writings of Karl Maria Wiligut, the runic initiate and shadowy “Secret King” of Germany. His works were originally published in the rare ariosophical journals Hag All All Hag and Hagal. Heinrich Himmler --the leader of the SS and possibly the most powerful figure in the Third Reich-- commissioned Wiligut to write private reports on Runes, secret Germanic traditions, and prehistory. It was through this position of influence that Wiligut came to be known after his death as “Himmler’s Rasputin.” Adeptly translated by Germanic history expert Dr. Stephen E. Flowers and edited by Michael Moynihan, these writings allow a glimpse into the strange magical world that enchanted high-ranking officials of Nazi Germany. For anyone fascinated about the role occultism played in the Third Reich, here is the evidence. Never before have source documents of this nature been made available to the English-speaking world!

The Secret King contains: A full-length biographical introduction about Wiligut’s turbulent life and exploring his magical worldview -- Translations of all Wiligut’s major writings -- Wiligut’s mysterious invocations, the “Halgarita-Sayings” -- Translations of private documents Wiligut submitted directly to the Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler -- Essays on Wiligut’s cosmology and traditions by other ariosophists of the past and present -- Himmler’s own report of an SS name-giving ritual, attended by the inner circle of SS leaders and presided over by Wiligut -- An exclusive interview with Gabriele Winckler-Dechend, Wiligut’s closest colleague from his period of service in the SS.

Über den Autor: Stephen E. Flowers studied Germanic and Celtic philology at the University of Texas and in Göttingen, West Germany. He received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Germanic Languages and Medieval Studies. His dissertation was published in book form as Runes and Magic (Peter Lang, 1984). Other books by Dr. Flowers include Fire & Ice (Llewellyn, 1990) and Lords of the Left-Hand Path (Rûna-Raven, 1997). He has also translated and edited The Secret of the Runes by Guido von List (Destiny, 1988) and the Icelandic grimoire The Galdrabók (Weiser, 1989). He is presently the director of the Woodharrow Institute for Germanic and Runic Studies in Texas.

Michael Moynihan studied languages and history at the University of Colorado and Portland State University, and received his B.A. in German in 2000. He is the co-author with Didrik Søderlind of Lords of Chaos (Feral House, 1998), and has edited two books by the Italian traditionalist philosopher Julius Evola: Introduction to Magic (Inner Traditions, 2001) and Men Among the Ruins (Inner Traditions, 2002). He is the North American Editor of the journal Rûna (London, UK) and contributes regularly to other periodicals.

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Titel: The Secret King: Karl Maria Wiligut, ...

Verlag: Dominion

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

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