Nazi occult books/documentary

Started by Modular Lazvig, June 21, 2020, 07:46:40 PM

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Quote from: online prowler on March 26, 2021, 11:44:32 PM
Richard Stanley's film documentary The Secret Glory (2001) details 'the story of SS officer Otto Rahn and his search for the Holy Grail'. I think you can find it on youtube. 

beautiful documentation, just watched it on youtube (it´s divided on 11 smaller videos). I appreciated everything, from the contents to the aesthetic and the low-fi audio, which added somehow some charme to the work. I read some stuff about Rahn already and I found it very interesting. I will try to deepen his research about Catars and Grail, the books he wrote are apparently still pretty easy to find. (Industrial / ambient)


Quote from: tiny_tove on March 27, 2021, 10:41:36 AM
Marco Dolcetta's series of VHS "IL nazismo esoterico" covered, not always perfectly, many topics. 12 vhs series putting together from the classic "black new age" of occult Hitlerism, wandervogel with all its gay undertones, Evola, Codrean (definitely interesting but surely not very occult), a completely over the top Serrano's interview in his home, Savitri Devi (Jay!), the elders of Zion book (cool because it traces the origin, but again what is so occult about a libel case?), very confused nazi ufo, Islam & national socialism, Tibet, etc etc. The VHS were both brilliant and hilarious, with some total nonsense, but the booklet going with that were very interesting and well documented.
The guy behind the operation was able to get in touch with some not-very open people, who trusted him, gave contacts, but then regretted it.

It was crazy I bought these in news stand. Unfortunately I lost all booklets and one of the tapes (sadly the one about the Exersteine, that was brilliant).

watching a clip now on Youtube. Could be that some stuff off this VHS collection ended up in a dvd DeAgostini collection, named "Il terzo Reich"? I have it at home in Italy but I can´t recall if some of this stuff was on this collection as well but I´m sure it was, at least the "episode" about the Tibet Expedition.
Super interesting and I love the low-budget aesthetic of it, as well as the political almost complete "non-allineation", which makes the whole narration somehow sober and fascinating. (Industrial / ambient)