The occult history of the third reich, starring patrick allen and directed by dave flitton, is a 1991 fourpart history channel documentary regarding the occult influences and history of nazi germany and early 20th century germany. A loose and highly sensational definition of the occult has been a part of cinema since its inception. Feb 07, 2018 international intrigue, espionage, state terror, and research of the paranormal to be used for the aims of the dictatorship of the proletariat took place in soviet russia early on. The term applies to a wide variety of doctrines and practices, ranging from elaborate belief systems such as theosoph y and anthroposophy to sorcery, witchcraft, and divinatory practices of all sorts, and from th e seances of the. A27021898 threebooksofoccultphijpsophvormagi olin 31924028928236 printedinu. Studies on language and culture in central and eastern europe book download this looks like a strong addition to the library in regards to my theories applying russian occultism and mysticism to current propaganda and information warfare campaigns, and you can download it in full below. Top 10 films with creepy links to the occult listverse. Weishaupt was a professor of jewish canon law at the university of ingolstadt in bavaria, germany. The cultural ferment unleashed by the collapse of the soviet union reawakened interest in the study of russian religion and spirituality. Lord of the rings glorifies all of the incarnations of demons. Chernobyl russiansoviet sorcery and occult youtube.
The recovery of a philosophical heritage, edited by james p. The occult in russia today holly denio stephens political implications of the early twentiethcentury occult revival bernice glatzer rosenthal russian. The books main subject was the racist occult movement of ariosophy, a major strand of nationalist esotericism in germany and austria during the 1800s and early 1900s. Other contributors document occultism in the cultural life of the early soviet period, examine the surprising traces of the occult in the culture of the high stalin era. Cosmism entailed a broad theory of natural philosophy, combining elements of religion and ethics with a history and philosophy of the origin. Occultism in late imperial russia 18901917 was not simply a passing fad. People who were or are merely believers of occult practices should not be included unless they played a leading or otherwise significant part in the practice of occultism. Jan plampers the stalin cult has catalyzed a dynamic, wideranging set of exchanges in the past week or so on russian history blog.
The line between magic and science disappeared in the utopianism of the early soviet period. Bernice glatzer rosenthal the occult in russian and soviet. Shchusev was a diligent student of old russian art, and in 1897 he graduated from imperial academy of arts in st. Ideas of resurrection in fedorov and solver, in russian thought after communism. In the video, amy, dressed in a red robe, used in witchcraft rituals strangely flashes a sixpointedstar on the palms of her hands.
Occultism was an element in soviet culture as well. Freemasonry, addressed here by maria carlson, may have established its first lodge in russia in 1731. The occult in russian and soviet culture, 1997 online. Our purpose in detailing the vast array of occult practices in russia today is to better equip believers in christ to identify and challenge teachings incompatible with christianity. Bernice glatzer rosenthal author of the occult in russian. Judge in the path for march, 1893, under the title. The contributors examine shifts as well as zones of transition along the axis between conformity and nonconformity from the 1960s to the present. Unfortunately, at our disposal, there are only anecdotal.
Keller on rosenthal, the occult in russian and soviet culture hnet. May 11, 2016 weve grown accustomed to exciting titles that announce the occult roots of anything from nazism to electronic music. Jun 22, 2011 about the occult background of soviet rule has been written no less than the legendary occult third reich. The bolsheviks occult war espionage history archive. The occult revival in russia today and its impact on literature birgit menzel t he word occult, following maria carlsons broad ideas rather than the ideas. Occult knowledge and experiences of joseph stalin mysticism. Culture and the occult reich the occult history of the. Learn more in the cambridge englishrussian dictionary. Cult of personality seventeen moments in soviet history. For the sham culture which the jew possesses today is the property of other peoples, and is mostly spoiled in his hands.
The occult in russian and soviet culture book, 1997. The cult of personality, as khrushchev would call it many years later, was in full swing by the end of the 1930s. Russian cosmism is a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in russia in the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. That is why you place your hands on the quija board. The occult in modern russian and soviet cultur e bernice glatzer rosenthal fordham university introduction the occult means that which is covered or hidden. Russia history, national socialism and occultism, soviet union intellectual life. The occult history of the third reich occult history of the. Lord of the rings is a particularly occult blend, which strongly influenced the heavily occult dungeons and dragons craze.
Soviet science, esoteric movements, parapsychology, occultism, non standard. Bernice glatzer rosenthal the occult in russian and soviet culture 1997, cornell university press free ebook download as pdf file. The occult revival of late 19th and early 20th century russia was a response to th e fading credibility of the. The present collection of papers is the first attempt to juxtapose the late soviet and putin eras in russian nonconformist culture. What role is played joseph stalin, who almost 30 years, who ruled the country, victorious socialism.
Adam weishaupt founded the bavarian order of the illuminati. But as the authors in bernice glatzer rosenthals admirable anthology demonstrate, not only are. The occult in russian and soviet culture 9780801483318. List was the first popular writer to combine volkisch ideology volkisch being an extreme german nationalist movement of the time with occultism, and he thought of himself as the link with an ancient race of germanic priests and wise men called the armanen, whose holiest symbol had. Keller on rosenthal, the occult in russian and soviet culture. Jun 14, 2018 occult and esoteric dimensions series.
The occult in modern russian and soviet culture pdf. Chernobyl russiansoviet sorcery and occult opensourceocculttv. Love is for, some occult symbols are clearly and openly displayed. This book provides a comprehensive account of the influence of occult beliefs and doctrines on intellectual and cultural life in twentiethcentury russia. The occult in modern russian and soviet culture university. Who was he regular tyrant, or stood behind the unknown forces. The recovery of a philosophical heritage, edited by james.
A pioneering, richly interdisciplinary volume, this is the first work in any language on a subject that has long attracted interest in the west and is now of consuming interest in russia itself. The occult in russian and soviet culture edition 1 by. It is common knowledge the hands are the primary contact point in the occult. Historian nicholas goodrickclarkes 1985 book, the occult roots of nazism, discussed the possibility of links between the ideas of the occult and those of nazism. Stalinist political culture utilized ideas taken from the occult elements in its attempt to influence the masses. The synth was named after and dedicated to the russian. Hopes formerly invested in religion and magic were transferred to technology and science. Edited excerpt reprinted with permission from holly denio stephens, the occult in russia today, in bernice glatzer rosenthal, ed. The occult in russian and soviet culture internet archive. Rasputin rasputin, the mad monk occultopedia, the occult. It may well be that those russians in the west, who were recruited predominantly from postrevolution emigres, were in general deeply religious and conservative. Occult doctrines influenced the art and thought of late imperial russia. The volume includes bibliographical essays on russian occult materials available outside russia. Bernice glatzer rosenthal is the author of the occult in russian and soviet culture 4.
The occult in russian and soviet culture by bernice. This book provides a comprehensive account a pioneering, richly interdisciplinary volume, this is the first work in any language on a subject that has long attracted interest in the west and is now of. Stalins control of the communist party and the soviet state were incontestable, and at his behest historians rewrote party history to make him a central figure. Occult mysteries of the soviet secret police youtube. Other contributors document occultism in the cultural life of the early soviet period, examine the surprising traces of the occult in the culture of the high stalin era, and describe the occult revival in contemporary russia. Jun 27, 2012 soviet synthesizer bridged occultism and electronic music. Jan 03, 2017 this feature is not available right now. In her book the occult in russian and soviet culture 1997, she convincingly. Contributors explore the varieties of occult thinking characteristic of prerevolutionary russia, including kabbala, theosophy, anthroposophy, and the fascination with satanism. Appearing at the imperial court in the russian capital st.
Soviet science, esoteric movements, parapsychology, occultism, nonstandard. Hidden luciferians in american culture, politics, academiaand. Apr 16, 2016 the bolsheviks occult war april 16, 2016 mark hackard 12 comments in his analysis of the modern world, french traditionalist thinker rene guenon noted that the true masters of revolutions, materialism and secularism were not actually ends in themselves, but only the initial phases in the occult processing of society. However, in this case the abovementioned explanation does not really cut it. While theres certainly a lot of attentiongrabbing hyperbole in such claims, it is true that much of the vaguely deviant, oppositional, and radical segments of western culture has a touch of the occult for reasons we are starting to understand quite well tag. Its a nearly forgotten russian synthesizer designed by evgeny murzin in 1938. In her book, the occult in russia and the soviet union, historian, bernice glatzer rosenthal, states. The book originated in the 1991 conference the occult and modern russian and soviet culture held at fordham university new york, usa, and as such is a collection of essays on a variety of topics. Stalinist political culture utilized ideas taken from the occult elements in its attempt to influence the. The occult in russian and soviet culture by bernice glatzer rosenthal editor 22may1997 paperback unknown binding january 1, 1600 4. The occult in modern russian and soviet culture pdf ucis. The jewish people, with all its apparent intellectual qualities, is nevertheless without any true culture, especially without a culture of its own.
Soviet synthesizer bridged occultism and electronic music. This list comprises and encompasses people, both contemporary and historical, who are or were professionally or otherwise notably involved in occult practices. Petersburg about 1907, rasputin soon acquired a reputation as a mystic and healer, and became a favorite of empress alexandra fyodorovna and through her influenced nicholas ii. The mausoleum was designed not by a soviet but by an acclaimed russian architect alexey shchusev. The documentary was originally shown and released in four parts in 1991. His responses to the postsparticularly his engagement with joan neubergerhave been equally provocative.787 71 284 1100 741 2 1432 1465 1294 1147 1250 393 510 125 777 536 907 792 1390 1406 649 688 336 522 96 1058 1308 1199 636 1368 25 254 251 872 676 313 640 1008 1057 187 558 1125 1394