Otto Wilhelm Rahn (18 February – 13 March ) was a German writer, medievalist, and Cathars with the Holy Grail: Kreuzzug gegen den Gral ( Crusade Towards the Grail) in and Luzifers Hofgesind (Lucifer’s Court) in Rahn later became a member of the Ahnenerbe (“ancestral heritage”) bureau of the SS, in whose employ he finished Lucifer’s Court. It is generally conceded. Read “Lucifer’s Court A Heretic’s Journey in Search of the Light Bringers” by Otto Rahn with Rakuten Kobo. Rahn’s personal diary from his travels as occult.

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How contradictory are Christians! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. In this book, one more clearly can see the connection between the bright and morning star and Jesus, the light-bringer.

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His journeys on assignment for the Reich–including researching an alleged entrance to Hollow Earth in Iceland and searching for the true mission of Lucifer in the caves of southern France that served as refuge for the Cathars during the Inquisition–also led to his disenchantment with his employers and his mysterious death in the mountains after lucife break with the Nazis.

Raiders of the Lost Grail. But whereas Jones rode the Lkcifer to box-office glory, Rahn’s obsession ended up costing him his life. Speculation still surrounds Otto Rahn and his research.

Jan 25, Stephen rated it it was amazing.

It is particularly anti-Catholic, so much so as to reduce the antisemitic implications of its rejection of Yahweh to a mere subtext. Mysteries of the Middle Ages.

Largely as a result of immersing himself in the Iliad, Schliemann had found what he believed to be the ruins of Troy on the western coast of Turkey. Otto Rahn im Wikipedia.


The story of the world since the triumph of Christianity, however, is the story of lcifer consequences of the interruption of that flow. Feb 18, Eirikir is currently reading it.

A review of Otto Rahn’s Lucifer’s Court by John J. Reilly

Megan Keith rated it really liked it Feb 27, The time has come for the groom to crown his bride; guess where the crown lies? The Grail for Rahn, to the extent that he considers it a physical object, is the German Grail, the Stone that fell from Heaven in Parzival, rather than the cup associated with Jesus in the Anglo-French Grail stories.

This book pretty much sums the subject up. We may note courf, after the meditation, he camps with a group of Hitler Youth; they are Courtiers of Lucifer, too. Likewise, some great leaps are made to include other figures from mythology and folklore in with Lucifer.

He found lucjfer a faithful echo of his own innermost beliefs in the lives of the heretics of the past that he eventually called himself a Cathar and nurtured ambitions of restoring that faith, which had been cruelly destroyed in the fires of the Inquisition. One day in he received a mysterious telegram offering him 1, reichsmarks a month to write the sequel to Crusade Against the Grail.

Legends communicate a higher truth than does sober history. The sum total has produced this pageant.

We will get to the Rhan below, after we have given the devil his due. In the basement, surrounded by busts of prominent Nazis, was an empty plinth where the Grail would go. In the early days, Himmler had been prepared to turn a blind eye to it. If you have any texts, photos, links about Otto Rahn that are not yet at this site, or existing materials translations, ckurt let us know.


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As Indiana Jones returns to our screens, John Preston looks at the Nazi archaeologist who inspired Spielberg’s hero, and finds a story more bizarre than anything the director could have dreamt of. The Cathars seemed to have believed that Jesus was never really material, and that he was never crucified. Parzival introduced the idea that the Grail Stone had been brought to Earth by angels of ambiguous allegiance.

At university he was inspired by the example of another German archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann. Fact or fiction this was a great book. Refresh and try again.

The sun and the climate are milder there, and the earth means well for those who love it. Where something divine or celestial strikes the Earth, we are told, a horde may turn into a people. The translator notes are quite amusing, with opinions of their own and added information that sometimes makes no sense to me. As the estate manager said at the time, ‘The Grail is like Everest: The Glory of the Empire. This journey was also one of self-discovery for Rahn.

Lucifer’s Court: A Heretic’s Journey in Search of the Light Bringers

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This book was written by a Nazi.