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Birth was an evil, since the entrapment of human souls in matter was one of the things Catharism was supposed to help remedy. We may note that, after the meditation, he camps with a group of Hitler Youth; they are Courtiers of Lucifer, too. Cathar anti-natalism and horror of matter disappear entirely: A long section of the book is an excerpt from Don Quixote, the story of the old knight whose ccorte was so addled by reading romances of medieval chivalry that he could no longer tell the difference between the stories and reality.

Provins is a small region to the southeast of Paris, while Provence is a major region in the south of France. The point has never been the recovery of an empirically verifiable historical tradition.

Lucifer, properly understood, is the hero of the story.

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

The events of the everyday world, both in the past and in the present, gain their meaning to the extent that they reflect the myths. The quest of the Argonauts for the Golden Fleece is, in some ways, the same story. Many paths and bridges lead to him.

Raiders of the Lost Grail English. There are ancient doctrines which make a hero of Lucifer, or at any rate, of Satan: In later developments of the story, the Grail is a jewel that fell from the crown of Lucifer. The sections are arranged in three groups. As Richard Barber notes in his sober study, The Holy Grail, the parallels between the notables of medieval Provence and the characters in Parzival just are not that close. By and by, in fact, we learn that maybe we should not take the connection between historical Catharism and Luciferian liberation too literally, either.

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In a healthy world, the sacrifice is perpetual, a relationship of balanced flow between high and low that unites crte and nature. I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north If you have any itto, photos, links about Otto Rahn that are not yet at this site, or existing materials translations, please let us know. We will get to the Cathars below, after we have given the devil his due. To this account of possible Cathar doctrines Rahn adds and subtracts with perfect freedom.

The sections of the book, all undated and very brief, are headed by place names; the author tells us what he saw or felt or did at each location. It is not at all clear that the Cathars ever thought any such thing, however.

In this work, Rahn has become more radical. Rahn takes care to emphasize his disappointment with Ultimate Thule, the place to which he believed the remnants of ancient Nordic culture fled to escape the Christian infection, and perhaps the last piece of a primordial world that existed before all known history. Rahn mentions more than once the old notion that Lucifer is simply in lx from Heaven, and will return in due course. I have been studying lq Third Reich and the occult for 30 years.

Toward midnight, because the light is clear in the darkness Otto Rahn im Wikipedia Deutsch. Rahn likes that expression and uses it repeatedly.

Iceland as Rahn encountered it, however, was treeless; at the summer solstice, it was not so much nightless as shadowless. Dualism involves two universal principles in conflict. The differences from the film are even more interesting, of course. Catharism is actually a blanket term for a range of sects and beliefs which had some currency throughout Europe.


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. There are oto in that passage, not the least of which is that the Decalogue seems to have sprouted two new commandments.

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Look, I will tell you a secret: His messenger was Jesus, according to Marcion, though as we have seen, Rahn thought otherwise. The Cathars seem to have believed in a cycle of reincarnation which, like the Buddhists, they sought to escape. The Cathars seem to have been Manicheans, in the sense their theology was like that of the third-century Zoroastrian would-be prophet, Mani, though they may not have knowingly looked to him for inspiration.

The twilight of the gods was at the same time the dissolution of tribal loyalty to the gods, heroes, and the almighty forces of nature One cannot discuss this book today without at least mentioning the Steven Spielberg film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In some versions of this kind of speculation, the Creator was an inferior entity, sometimes called the Demiurge, and his Creation was defective.