The Freemason Invention of the Nazi Party

Dedicated to the memory of Richard Stanley, whose works inspired this one





A fact that has been largely unrecognized is that the infamous Nazi Party seems to have been a longstanding project of Freemasonry. This secretive organization was able to achieve this without being recognized by using a proxy, Helena Blavatsky, and the pseudo – mystical organization she invented, the Theosophical Society. 

While may strike the reader as farfetched, it is the case that virtually every aspect of what became the Nazi party originated from a member of the Theosophical Society. Whereas one or two aspects could certainly be circumstantial, the number of disparate elements that owe their origin to members of the Theosophical Society is unlikely an accident. It appears that the Theosophical Society was used as a mystical camouflage under which the Nazis symbols, racial and economic perspectives, the Nazi party itself and finally its leader, Adolf Hitler, were created.

It is perhaps surprising that all of the facts asserted in this article are well known. The only original aspect of this analysis to to present them as a group, which to my knowledge has never been done before, and to note the obvious fact that when seen as a collection, it does not seem to be something that could have occurred by chance. 

One obvious question that needs to be answered is why hasn’t the obvious connection between the elements that created Nazism become part of the historical understanding?

Blavatsky Was a Freemason

Freemasonry’s ‘Nazi Project’ began with its promotion of the famous mystic, Helena Blavatsky. Developing a reliable account of Blavatsky’s early life is impossible because she seems to have deliberately provided contradictory accounts and falsifications about her past. Furthermore, few of her own writings before 1873 have survived, meaning that biographers must rely heavily on later accounts. The accounts of her early life provided by her family members have also been considered dubious by biographers. (Wikipedia)

Based solely upon this analysis, Blavatsky’s claims to have been in Tibet as a youth where she had a mystical experience, were presumably fabricated to create some plausibility for her strange attraction for the mystical spiritualism she presented within Theosophy. 

However, one fact about her that is known is that in 1867, at the age of thirty-six, Blavatsky was a member of the all-volunteer army of the Freemason Grand Master Giuseppe Garibaldi, and therefore was at the battle of Mentana where Garibaldi battled the army of Pope Pius IX. By the time the battle was over, Blavatsky lay bleeding in a ditch. Left for dead, she was rescued by Italian civilians who appeared to help the wounded.

For some reason, likely because of her Masonic zealotry, Garibaldi selected her and brought Blavatsky with him to England and introduced her to other high level Freemasons.

 As an example of her zealotry, when Blavatsky met the Freemason Henry Steel Olcott in London in 1874, he reported that she was still wearing a Garibaldi ‘red shirt’, the army’s uniform. 

She told Olcott about being wounded at Mentana. “In proof of her story,” he wrote in his diary, “she showed me where her left arm had been broken in two places by a saber stroke, and made me feel in her right shoulder a musket bullet still embedded in the muscle, and another in her leg.” (Olcott, Old Diary Leaves, pp. 4-9.) As a doctor and veteran of the American Civil War, Olcott recognized her injuries as authentic battle wounds.

Though typically described only as a Theosophist, Blavatsky was also a Freemason. John Yarker – who also initiated the satanist Alister Crowley – made Blavatsky a ‘Brother’ of the ‘Adoptive Rite of Freemasonry’. Blavatsky’s Masonic diploma was signed by Yarker and reads:

“We, the Thrice-Illustrious Sovereign Grand Master Generals… do declare and proclaim our illustrious and enlightened Brother, H. P. Blavatsky, to be an Apprentice, Companion, Perfect Mistress, Sublime Elect Scotch Lady, Grand Elect, Chevalière de Rose Croix, Adonaite Mistress, Perfect Venerable Mistress, and a crowned Princess of the Rite of Adoption.”

The Other Founders of the Theosophical Society Were Also Freemasons

To begin to understand Freemasonry’s connection to Nazism, it is necessary to recognize that the Theosophical Society was an annex of it. This is shown by the fact that, like Blavatsky, the other cofounders were also either overt Masons or had a direct connection to the organization. 

On 7 September 1875, George H. Felt gave a talk at Helena Blavatsky’s parlour in New York. He spoke about the elemental spirits of the Egyptian temple mysteries, which he claimed to have subjugated, tested, and found efficacious. The assembled audience was so impressed at the importance of this work, that they agreed to form a new fellowship which would become known as the Theosophical Society. (Esoteric World of Madam Blavatsky, ch. 6). Felt was a versatile scientist, engineer and inventor, and was a member of a Masonic Lodge. (Felt Genealogy).

Henry Steel Olcott was a co-founder and became the first president of The Theosophical Society. In 1859, while reporting the hanging of John Brown, the abolitionist, for the Tribune, Olcott was arrested as a spy and condemned to death. However, he was released upon his appeal to his captors under the seal of confidence as a Freemason. (Theosophy Wiki)

Charles Sotheran, another co-founder, was initiated as a Freemason on April 8, 1872, in the United Grand Lodge of England. Sotheran was also active in the English Brotherhood of the Rosie Cross, and in Egyptian Rite masonry. (Theosophy Wiki)

William Q. Judge (1851–1896) another individual present at the seminal meeting, was the son of Frederick Judge, a well known Freemason. (Theosophy Wiki)

The term theosophy came from the Greek theos (“god(s)”) and sophia (“wisdom”), thus meaning “god-wisdom” or “divine wisdom”. It should be noted that one mystery this analysis clarifies is Theosophy itself. Its spiritual system is so ridiculous that it begs the questions as to why it was invented, let alone popularized. However, once it is recognized that the group was organized for political purposes, the mumbo-jumbo is explained.

In addition to Blavatsky, Garibaldi also brought to England a new version of Freemasonry called The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraïm, sometimes known as “Egyptian Freemasonry”. Garibaldi was the “Grand Hierophant” or leader of the order. After his death, above mentioned John Yarker was named Grand Hierophant in 1902. The philosophy presented by Memphis-Misraim was the basis for much of Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, which Dieter Eckart claimed somehow inspired Adolf Hitler.

The Theosophical Society and the Rite of Memphis-Misraim had substantially overlapping memberships. For example, Mr. Reginald G. Macbean, the British ambassador to Palermo and a member of the Theosophical Society, was elected Grand Master of the Rite of Memphis-Misraïm in Italy in 1921. The Rite went dormant again in 1925 because of opposition by the Mussolini government. But,  Macbean issued a charter to five prominent Freemasons who were both members of the Memphis Misraim Rite and of the Theosophical Society:

  1. James Ingall Wedgwood (England),
  2. Charles Webster Leadbeater (Australia),
  3. George Arundale (England),
  4. C. Jinarajadasa (India), and
  5. Oscar Kolleström (Australia) 

(Masonic Biography of James Ingall Wedgwood; History of Misraim and Memphis)

The Nazis’ Use of the Swastika Came from the Theosophical Society 

Blavatsky used the Swastika to represent her organization. She wrote:

“Few world-symbols are more pregnant with real occult meaning than the Swastika. It is symbolized by the figure 6; for, like that figure, it points in its concrete imagery, as the ideograph of the number does, to the Zenith and the Nadir, to North, South, West, and East; one finds the unit everywhere, and that unit reflected in all and every unit. It is the emblem of the activity of Fohat, of the continual revolution of the ‘wheels’, and of the Four Elements, the ‘Sacred Four’, in their mystical, and not alone in their cosmic meaning; further, its four arms, bent at right angles, are intimately related, as shown elsewhere, to the Pythagorean and Hermetic scales. One initiated into the mysteries of the meaning of the Swastika, say the Commentaries, ‘can trace on it, with mathematical precision, the evolution of Kosmos and the whole period of Sandhya’.”

“The Secret Doctrine”, H. P. Blavatsky, Vol. II, Theosophy Company, Los Angeles, p. 587.

In fact, Blavatsky’s bizarre understanding of the swastika seems to deliberately misdirect from one important fact. Given her connections to Freemasonry, it is dubious that Blavatsky was unaware that the swastika was the premier symbol of Operative Freemasonry. 

Though seemingly trivial, her failure to mention Freemasonry’s use the swastika is important. It is an example of the use of mythicism to camouflage Theosophy’s connection back to Freemasonry. Moreover, based upon this analysis, the Nazis’ use of the symbol was chosen to cryptically indicate who was really in control of the organization.

Thomas Carr wrote:

“Among Operative Freemasons the VII° candidate is taken into a vault under the Grand Lodge Room and from the darkness looks up to the centre of its roof and there sees a large letter G. from which a plumb-line is suspended which hangs down into the chamber in which he is placed. He is told that this plumb-line comes down from the Pole Star and that the Swastika is its symbol. The Swastika is depicted on the Sacred Pedastal in front of him. When an Operative Lodge is opened in the VIP each of the Grand Masters puts his “Square” together with the Square on the Volume of the Sacred Law in such a way as to form a Swastika which is a much venerated symbol among all Operative Freemasons and is held to represent El Shaddai or the Most High, Himself.” 

Thomas Carr – The Rituals of Operative Freemasons

The Nazi Concept of the Aryan Race Comes From Theosophy

The concept of the “Aryan Race” was not used by Germanic people to self identify before Blavatsky, who invented the application of the term that was subsequently used by the Nazi Party. She asserted the mystical notion that humanity is now in something she claimed was the fifth Aryan root race, which she saw as having emerged from the previous fourth root race (the Atlantean root race) beginning about 100,000 years ago in Atlantis.

Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol II, P 249 

If Nazism was a long term project of Freemasonry, the idea of the “Aryan Race’ was invented to begin the process of giving the German people a focused racial identity that would ultimately be used by the Nazis to promote their racial separatism. Of course, as history played out, Blavatsky’s invention of the ‘Aryan Race’ was not a gift to the German people, but simply isolated them for destruction. 

Writing about Blavatsky, Peter Staudenmeier noted:

The Secret Doctrine drew a pointed contrast between Aryan spirituality and Jewish materialism, characterizing the Jews as an “unspiritual people” who have “falsified” and “mangled” their own scriptures and systematically degraded the traditions they borrowed from other peoples; Judaism is “a religion of hate and malice toward everyone and everything outside of itself.” The “national features” of this “stiff-necked race” included “the idiosyncratic defects that characterize many of the Jews to this day – gross realism, selfishness, and sensuality.” According to Blavatsky, “if the root of mankind is one, then there must also be one truth which finds expression in all the various religions – except in the Jewish.” Between Occultism and Fascism: Anthroposophy and the Politics of Race and Nation in Germany and Italy, 1900-1945 by Peter Staudenmaier

The World Leader – the ‘Lord Maitreya’

Blavatsky invented the concept of the ‘Lord Maitreya’—a term she borrowed from Buddhism — to describe an Aryan Messianic figure who would come to Earth to rule it.

Though it has been little noticed by historians, Blavatsky’s disciple Dietrich Eckart claimed that Hitler was the Maitreya. Eckart claimed that he was “told in a séance that the ‘Lord Maitreya’ would soon make his appearance as a German messiah. Eckart saw himself as being charged with the responsibility of ‘nurturing’ the Maitreya.” (The Twisted Cross, Joseph Carr, p.110).

This fact could not be more important because, as shown below, Eckart can be said to have created the ‘Adolph Hitler persona’.

The Concept of National Socialism Came From Theosophists 

Edward Bellamy and his cousin Francis Bellamy were Theosophists who developed the concept of ‘national socialism’ which they also called “military socialism”, as they wanted all of society to emulate the military. Following their development of the term and practices in the US they brought National Socialism to Germany in the late nineteenth century.

Blavatsky wrote in the Theosophist’s magazine how pleased she was with the Bellamys’ international progress in promoting National Socialism in Germany. She wrote: “The organization of society, depicted by Edward Bellamy, in his magnificent work ‘Looking Backward’, admirably represents the Theosophical idea of what should be a first great step towards the full realization of universal brotherhood.”

In fact, Looking Backward actually advocated a dehumanized bureaucracy in which all decisions would be made by the State. Consider Bellamy’s description of a central government with the humans removed: “The machine which they direct is indeed a vast one, but so logical in its principles and direct and simple in its workings, that it all but runs itself” (p. 129).

Bellamy’s next quote is critical and is not merely an amazing foreshadowing of fascism. Within the context of this analysis it is literally its definition and, by the advocation of it, part of the way it was implemented:

‘The organization of the industry of the nation under a single control, so that all its processes interlock, has multiplied the total product over the utmost that could be done under the former system. [It may be compared] with that of a disciplined army under one general – such a fighting machine, for example, as the German army in the time of [Prussian general] Von Moltke.’ (p. 165) Looking Backwards

Given that there is no obvious connection between the mystical world view promoted by Theosophy, and the centralized economy and focused nationalism promoted by the Bellamys the question arises as to why were they brought together? 

Moreover, as shown below, this was not the only time this strange fusion occurred. Theosophy spawned the Thule Society, a Germanic racial-mystical organization looking for Atlantis, the Holy Grail and the origin of the Aryan Race, but without the economic perspective promoted by the Bellamys. This mystical group then, through a tortuous process, ultimately merged with German Workers organizations founded by the Theosophists to form the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP on February 24, 1920.

The Nazis’ One Arm Salute Came From Theosophists

Francis Bellamy created the Pledge of Allegiance that is still performed in the United States. As he invented it the Pledge was recited with a straight armed military salute that was extended outward to point at the flag. The Bellamys then influenced the National Socialist German Workers Party in its rituals, dogma, and symbols. 

Those wishing more documentation concerning the Bellamys’ connection to Nazism should review Rex Curry’s website.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion Came From a Theosophist

According to the received history, Justine Glinka, a Russian Theosophist and, in fact a close friend and colleague of Blavatsky’s, was the person who brought the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to the public’s attention. She somehow obtained a copy of the Protocols that she claimed had been stolen from a Masonic Lodge in Paris. Glinka then purportedly gave the manuscript to her uncle, General P. V. Orzhevsky, who tried—and failed—to show it to Tsar Alexander III. Eventually, Glinka’s stolen manuscript made its way to Sergei Nilus who published it in his 1905 book.

Despite the fact that they had been exposed as a fraud, they had great influence in Germany after World War I. “ There they were used to explain all of the disasters that had befallen the country: the defeat in the war, the hunger, the destructive inflation.”

Nora Levin, The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry 1933–1945.

The 1800s was a century that delivered legal reforms and emancipation that improved the rights and status of Jews in many parts of Europe.

An 1830 motion by the French government recognised Judaism as an official religion, alongside Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Jews in the German-speaking states were granted economic and legal rights that exceeded those of their compatriots elsewhere. They were permitted to enter into legal contracts and purchase land and businesses. These reforms allowed German-speaking Jews to flourish. They became involved in banking and finance, law, medicine, higher education, theatre and the arts. This momentum reversed however for a number of reasons, among them the Protocols and the influence of Theosophy.

As shown above, Blavatsky subtly promoted anti-semitism by asserting the superiority of the ‘Aryan Race’ over the Jews. Thus, the notion that her colleague would have been the individual who discovered it seems preposterous. A more logical explanation would be that the forgery was prepared as part of the overall plan to bring the Nazis to power.

This theory is supported by the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the forgery. As Wikipedia explains:

In 1920-1921, a dramatic exposé showing that the Protocols were fraudulent occurred in the series of articles in The Times by its Constantinople reporter, Philip Graves, who discovered the plagiarism from the work of Maurice Joly.

According to writer Peter Grose, Allen Dulles, the future CIA chief who was in Constantinople developing relationships in post-Ottoman political structures, discovered ‘the source’ of the documentation Graves ultimately provided to The Times. 

Grose writes that The Times extended a loan to the source, a Russian émigré who refused to be identified, with the understanding the loan would not be repaid.[50] Colin Holmes, a lecturer in economic history of Sheffield University, identified the émigré as Michael Raslovleff, a self-identified antisemite, who gave the information to Graves so as not to “give a weapon of any kind to the Jews, whose friend I have never been.”[51],_1921

Raslovleff’s explanation is, of course, totally incoherent but simply adds to the improbability that any part of story of the Protocols was real. The claim that a close friend of the individual who brought the ‘Aryan Race’ to Germans was also the person who discovered the Protocols is as far fetched as the idea that a CIA chief was then the individual who discovered the they were a fraud. The idea that both of these events were circumstantial is too unlikely for consideration.

A Theosophist Oversaw the Financing for the Nazi Party

Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England from 1920 to 1944, was a dedicated Theosophist. According to biographer Andrew Boyle, Norman typically shared his religious views primarily with married women friends. But on one occasion, “he took briefly into his confidence a Bank of England colleague whose cultured breadth of mind he admired. After a long and earnest defence of theosophical principles, Norman rose to his feet, tapped the heavily panelled wall of his library and said with calm emphasis: ‘I could walk through this wall and do no harm to it our myself if I were so minded.'” (Andrew Boyle, Montagu Norman, pp. 86-87.)

This Theosophist banker was responsible for the financing that put Hitler into power and enabled to him build the war machine that the German nation, in effect, committed suicide with. The following analysis comes almost completely from research done by the ingenious Larouche scholar, Anton Chaitkin, who has given me permission to use it. 

While the thesis that the other elements in the chain of connections from Blavatsky to Hitler were circumstantial is far fetched, the fact that an element so removed from the other aspects as the Nazis’ financing was also brought about by the individual Chaitkin identifies as a “satanic Theosophist” seems to indicate that some ‘hidden hand’ was behind all of them. 

The following is excerpted from an article by Anton Chaitkin that appeared in New Federalist, June 9, 1997, under the title “Now, as Then: Bush and the British, from Auschwitz to Africa.

“When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, his Nazi Party was in the minority. The Nazis had just suffered setbacks in the German elections of Nov. 6, 1932, losing 34 Reichstag seats. President Hindenburg had appointed Kurt von Schleicher Chancellor.

Yet, less than three months later, on Jan. 30, 1933, after a well-financed Nazi propaganda and armed-terror campaign, Hindenburg appointed Hitler to take Schleicher’s place. The Nazis got Hindenburg to schedule new elections for March 5. With streams of money for their propaganda and guns, the Nazis “won” the election, and Hitler seized power.

The two principal German organizers of this Hitler takeover, were Hjalmar Schacht and Fritz Thyssen. Both men were operatives of the British Empire, through Bank of England Governor Montagu Norman, and of a British-controlled Wall Street grouping at the center of which were Averell Harriman, and Harriman’s partner, Prescott Bush, the father of the later U.S. President George Bush.

Over several years, every Nazi step toward power in Germany was coordinated, and Nazi campaign finances were overseen, by this British-New York axis. Hitler’s master-race ideology, which led to mass extermination, was simultaneously promoted and given the stamp of approval by this same British-New York faction.


Fritz Thyssen was the earliest important financial backer of Hitler. In 1923, he gave Gen. Erich Ludendorf 100,000 gold marks for the Nazis, prior to the attempted putsch by Hitler. From then through the 1930s, the bulk of the funds to build both the Nazi party, and Hitler’s career, went through Thyssen.

On Oct. 5, 1942, during World War II, U.S. government investigators reported on Thyssen’s Nazi base in America: “Averell Harriman was in Europe sometime prior to 1924 and at that time became acquainted with Fritz Thyssen, the German industrialist.” Harriman and Thyssen agreed to set up a bank for Thyssen in New York.

“[C]ertain of [Harriman’s] associates would serve as directors.” Thyssen agent “H.J. Kouwenhoven . . . came to the United States . . . prior to 1924 for conferences with the Harriman Company in this connection.”

The first Harriman-Thyssen meeting was most likely in 1922, when Averell Harriman had been in Berlin to set up the Berlin branch of W.A. Harriman & Co. This Harriman banking house had recently been created by the British-allied American financier, George Herbert Walker (George Bush’s maternal grandfather), who was the bank’s president.

In 1924, Harriman and Walker formally organized, within their New York office, a shell company entirely devoted to projects to be run through Thyssen, called the Union Banking Corporation. This interlocked with the Thyssen-owned Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart (BHS) in the Netherlands, which represented Thyssen’s German interests.

Thus, the W.A. Harriman & Co. (alias Union Banking Corporation) would be transferring funds back and forth between New York and the European Thyssen projects. By putting up about $400,000, the Harriman organization became the controller of Thyssen’s banking operations outside of Germany.

In 1926, Walker’s son-in-law, Prescott Bush (George’s father), joined the firm as vice president, and soon became its Chief Executive. That same year, Wall Street’s Dillon Read set up the United Steel Works, Thyssen’s main German corporation.

On Jan. 1, 1931, the Harriman bank merged with the old British-U.S. company, Brown Brothers. This put the new Brown Brothers Harriman, which would be the world’s largest private investment bank, directly under the control of London’s Montague Norman. The governor of the Bank of England, personally a satanic Theosophist, and Britain’s best-known public supporter of Adolf Hitler, Norman had earlier been a Brown Brothers partner; his family had run the firm since the 1860s. London’s Hitler project was stepped up, with Harriman, Bush, and Thyssen as leading intermediaries.”

Norman’a creation of Brown Brothers Harriman bank merged  Theosophy with Skull and Bones, another renamed annex of Freemasonry. Eight of the original ten partners listed were Skull and Bones members.

Skull and Bones, like Theosophy, used one of the premier symbols of Freemasonry to represent itself , and was founded by Freemasons. Alphonso Taft, was a prominent member of Kilwinning Lodge No. 356 in Cincinnati and two of William’s brothers had already been raised Masons,  William Taft, the future President, didn’t become a Mason in the traditional way. Instead, he was “made a Mason at sight.” The other founder – Russell – family’s was also masonic.

Returning to Chaitkin’s article, he wrote:

Schacht Passes the Hat

After Hitler was appointed Chancellor, Hjalmar Schacht hosted and chaired a meeting on Feb. 20, 1933 at Goering’s Reichstag President’s palace for Thyssen’s representatives and a few other German businessmen. Schacht passed the hat, raising 3 million gold marks for the final drive to Nazi dictatorship.

The biggest contributors there were Karl Bosch and Georg von Schnitzler for the IG Farben company, steelmaker Gustav Krupp (who had previously held off supporting Hitler), and the Thyssen-Wall Street United Steel Works chief executive Albert Voegler. Herr Voegler was also a director of the Harriman-Bush affiliated BHS Bank in Rotterdam, and a director of the Hamburg-America shipping company, which would soon be owned jointly by the Harriman-Bush enterprise and the Hitler government.

With Hitler and the Gestapo in power, Central Bank President and Economics Minister Hjalmar Schacht threw all resources into creating a Nazi war machine. Fritz Thyssen was made the dictator of the Ruhr region, with mammoth war contracts. He and his British-Wall Street allies took complete ownership of every industrial concern in which Thyssen was involved; his opponents were defeated, purged, and arrested.

While Hitler cynically denounced the IG Farben company as an “international Jewish organization,” Schacht simultaneously awarded that company huge contracts to produce munitions and chemicals for the military buildup.

Throughout this period, up until 1937, banker Max Warburg was the leading stockholder of IG Farben. Warburg (like the Rothschilds, politically loyal to the British crown) meanwhile presumed to instruct his fellow Jews in the western countries not to boycott or otherwise protest Hitler’s anti-Jewish persecution.

Max Warburg had brokered the Harriman-Bush takeover of German companies, and their subsequent staffing by Nazis. The Warburg family’s Kuhn Loeb bank in New York had earlier launched the Harriman family’s railroad fortune, with capital from the British monarchy. In the 1930s, Kuhn Loeb was selling new bonds in New York for Hitler and Schacht, to replace, at a lower interest rate, the German public and private bonds held by Americans. Max Warburg meanwhile served as Schacht’s deputy at the German central bank.

In May 1933, an agreement was reached in Berlin, for the coordination of all Nazi commerce with the U.S.A. The Harriman International Co., led by Averell Harriman’s first cousin Oliver, was to head a syndicate of 150 firms and individuals, to conduct all exports from Hitler’s Germany to the United States. This pact, reported in the May 20, 1933 New York Times, had been negotiated in Berlin by Hjalmar Schacht and John Foster Dulles, attorney for Harriman, Prescott Bush, and various Nazi enterprises, with the counsel of Max Warburg. Leading up to this agreement, a telegram (now in the Harriman papers, Library of Congress) was sent to Nazi official Hjalmar Schacht at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, dated May 11, 1933: “Much disappointed to have missed seeing you Tuesday afternoon. . . . I hope to see you either in Washington or New York before you sail. With my regards, W.A. Harriman.”

At the top, Montague Norman made all the decisions. Schacht went abroad to meet several times each year with Norman to plan the budget of Nazi Germany within the guidelines of British credit policy. These meetings were often at Montague Norman’s London house, or at the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland, which was controlled entirely by Norman and his Nazis. Norman, whenever he was in the U.S.A., coordinating Britain’s Hitler project with his New York allies, would stay at the home of his fanatical devotee, Thatcher Brown, the partner of Harriman and Bush.”

The German organizer of the Nazis’ funding was a Freemason.

Hjalmar Schacht stated, “Freemasonry runs in my family,”,,, “my father belonged to an American Lodge. My great-grandfather, Christian Ulrich Detlev von Eggers, was one of the Masonic notables of the Age of Enlightenment.”

Schacht sent a letter to Hitler in August of 1932, commenting that “Your movement is carried internally by so strong a truth and necessity that victory in one form or another cannot elude you for long,” adding “Wherever my work may take me to in the near future, even if you should see me one day within the fortress – you can always count on me as your reliable assistant.”

On March 17, 1933, Hitler asked Schacht to reassume the presidency of the Reichsbank. Schacht accepted and became president of the Reichsbank. He declared: “the Reichsbank will always be nothing but National Socialist, or I shall cease to be its manager.” Schacht’s status in the party skyrocketed. In August 1934, Hitler appointed Schacht as Minister of Economics, though he still retained his position as president of the Reichsbank. 

Less than a year later, in May of 1935, Schacht was appointed General Plenipotentiary for the War Economy. Hitler even made jokes about how useful it was to have a Freemason as minster of economics because Schacht’s time as a Mason had trained him in the ways of “Jewish banking” and thus prepared him to beat international Jewish capitalism at its own game.

One fact that is put to rest by Hitler’s relationship with Schacht is the idea that Hitler was trying to destroy Freemasonry. 

Hitler did ban the lodges after taking power but this was done, as was the entire tortuous process of the creation of Nazis, simply to hide the fact of who was truly behind the organization. In fact, a large numbers of Masons worked inside the Third Reich.

The Nazi Party Sprang From an Organization Created by a Theosophist

The founder of the Thule Society the organization that led to the creation of the Nazi Part was Rudolf von Sebottendorf, the alias of Adam Alfred Rudolf Glauer. Glauer was a Theosophist who was influenced by the writings of Madame Blavatsky. “He used Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine to launch his own recreation of ancient Germanic myth, positing a coming historical moment in which he theorized that the Aryan race would be restored to prior glories by the appearance of a race of Supermen.”

In his 1933 book, Bevor Hitler Kam (Before Hitler Came), Rudolf von Sebottendorf claimed that the Thule Society led directly to the founding of Hitler’s National Socialist movement. He stated,

“It was Thule people to whom Hitler first came and it was Thule people who first united themselves with Hitler. The armament of the coming Leader consisted, besides the Thule itself, of the German Workers’ Society, founded in the Thule Society by brother Karl Harrer and the German-Socialist Party led by Hans Georg Grassinger, whose organ was the Munchener Beobachter, later the Volkische Beobachter. From these three sources Hitler created the National Socialist German Worker’s Party.”

The Jewish Virtual Library further explains:

The Thule Society, which espoused ideas of extreme nationalism, race mysticism, virulent anti-Semitism, and the occult, was formed shortly after the end of World War I in Munich by Glauer. It attracted about 250 ardent followers in Munich and about 1500 in greater Bavaria. Members of the Thule Society included the future Nazis Rudolf Hess, Dietrich Eckart, and Alfred Rosenberg.

The Thule Society had a parallel Aryan race mystical society, the Ariosophists. This organization also produced individuals who became members of the Nazi party. The Ariosophist Society was founded by the Theosophists Guido von List and Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels and was active in Vienna before the First World War, It was another renamed annex of Theosophy.

Members of the Thule Society – Anton Drexler, Karl Harrer and other – developed links to right workers’ organizations in Munich. They then formed formed the Political Workers Circle (Politischer Arbeiter-Zirkel) in 1918. Drexler then merged the two organizations into what became known as the München Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (DAP). It was the DAP that Adolf Hitler became involved with in 1919. By April 1, 1920, the DAP had been reconstituted as the Nazi Party. Thus the economic nationalism of the Bellamys’ was again merged with Blavatsky’s Aryan Race mysticism.

It is useful to see a diagram showing the linked societies that led to Hitler:

Freemasonry – Theosophical Society – Thule Society – DAP – Nazi Party – Hitler

The Man Who Trained Hitler was a Theosophist

During his early years in Vienna, Adolf Hitler claimed to have studied occult religions as a way of gaining power. Eventually he came under the influence of the Theosophist, Dieter Eckart, the ‘high priest’ of the Thule Society. Eckart claimed that he was told in a séance that “Lord Maitreya” would soon make his appearance as a German messiah. Eckart saw himself as being charged with the responsibility of ‘nurturing’ the Maitreya. 

As noted above, Eckart claimed that Hitler was the Maitreya.

Eckart stated, “Here is the one for whom I was but a prophet and forerunner.: He began introducing Hitler in Munich occult circles as “the long-awaited savior.”  

Fulfilling his goal of nurturing the Maitreya, Eckart gave Hitler books to read, bought him a a trench coat to wear to make him seem more manly, and made corrections to Hitler’s style of speaking and writing. Hitler was to say later “Stylistically I was still an infant.” Eckart also schooled the provincial Hitler in proper manners.

Hitler dedicated the second volume of Mein Kampf, to Eckart, writing that Eckart was “one of the best, who devoted his life to the awakening of our people, in his writings and his thoughts and finally in his deeds.”

The following quote from Eckart is important to this analysis. It completely exposes the hidden linkage between the Freemasonry and the man who led the German people to destruction. 

Eckart stated:“Follow Hitler. He will dance, but it is I who have called the tune! I have initiated him into the ‘Secret Doctrine;’ opened his centers in vision and given him the means to communicate with the Powers. Do not mourn for me: I shall have influenced history more than any German.” 

Hitler’s Cross, Lutzer, p61

Eckart claims are supported by the fact that U.S. Army historians catalogued Hitler’s personal library. Among the books was the one that Hitler is rumored to have kept by his bedside, “The Secret Doctrine” by Madame Helen Blavatsky. 

The Man Who Installed Hitler was a Theosophist

Hitler did not come to power through his charisma or by the German working class seeking a ‘strong leader’. He was installed by a conspiracy organized by Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff the German general, politician, military theorist and, as shown below, someone with direct links to Theosophy.  

Ludendorff achieved fame for his central role in the German victory at Tannenberg in 1914. Following his appointment as Erster Generalquartiermeister of the German Imperial Army in 1916, he became the chief policymaker in a de facto military dictatorship that dominated Germany for the rest of the war.

Notice in the passage below that, for the second time, Hitler was identified as a ‘Maitreya’ or messianic leader before he came to power, though in this case seemingly by accident. The following excerpt is taken from “I Was Hitler’s Boss” an article by Karl Mayr who was Hitler’s immediate superior before and after his joining the DAP.

“Ludendorff hunted diligently through the Bavarian mountains for a red headed peasant girl to play the part of a German Joan of Arc who could be sold as a goddess, a divine messenger sent straight from Valhalla to wake up the Germans and save them from their bondage by leaving them to victory and everlasting glory, But no girl was found with the right kind of vitality and glamor to incite the masses. This is where Hitler came in. In discharging his duties he had visited a meeting of the newly founded German Workers Party. This handful of workers, though most of them were miserably poor, still had a great deal of respect for the former officers and capitalists. A day or two after I had received a report on this patriotic organization, Ludendorff came into my office to get details. At that time he and his friends were like Hollywood scouts looking for talent. In this case for “loyal” workers and they too, almost at the same time as Hitler came across these extraordinary patriots of the German Workers Party.

Members of the Reichwehr were not allowed to join political parties but to please Ludendorff whose wishes were still respected in the Reichwehr, I ordered Hitler to join the Workers Party and help foster its growth. He was allowed at first the equivalent of twenty gold marks weekly for this purpose.“

I was Hitler’s Boss, p 195, Captain Karl Mayr.

Mayr’s story about the identification of Hitler as the messiah does not ring true. Ludendorff was seeking a messianic leader, but did not pick Hitler, Mayr did. However, Mayr did not choose Hitler, who he described as a “tired stray dog”, for any special reason but seemingly only to respect Ludendorff’s search by sending someone to attend a DAP meeting. This accidental candidate is then somehow recognized by Dieter Eckart as the messianic leader or ‘Maitreya’ that he and Theosophy had been looking for and he starts to groom him. Finally, even though he could not find a single candidate in the Bavarian Mountains that could meet his qualifications, Ludendorff then agrees with Eckart that Mayr’s accidental candidate may be the messiah he has been looking for and funds Hitler. The described process is so illogical as to completely defy belief.

A more parsimonious explanation is that Ludendorff had found his messianic race leader and therefore sent him to the DAP meeting where Eckart was waiting knowing that the ‘Lord Maitreya’ was going to attend. Historian Thomas Weber suggested that Hitler’s political radicalization occurred during this post-revolutionary period when Hitler was working with Karl Mayr. (Weber, Hitler’s First War, p. 345)

Hitler’s rise in popularity was not an organic function of the German people. Ludendorff’s conspiracy used propaganda to ‘sell’ their agent to the public.

“Ludendorff and his friends decided to put everything on a strict business basis, In fact they cited American methods of salesmanship. The party in Munich was so organized that its ideas were gradually pushed by political salesmen into every home in Germany.”

I was Hitler’s Boss p 195 Captain Karl Mayr.

As with all of the linked elements above, Ludendorff ties directly into Theosophy.

“In 1925, Erich Ludendorff founded an umbrella organization called, Tannenbergbund (Tannenberg League) that had approximately 100,000 members (Mecklenburg, 1996:375). Its aim was to disseminate a specific metapolitics. Part of the umbrella organization was the Verein Deutschvolk (German Volk Society), founded 1930. Its purpose was to disseminate Mathilde Ludendorff’s ( Erich Ludendorff’s wife) science-based religious views called Gotterkenntnis (God-knowledge or – cognition).” P 9

Mathilde’s religion was spawned from the Thule Society and thus rejected Christianity and promoted its Aryan-Germanic paganism.

Mathilde von Kemnitz Ludendorff was an active member of the Edda Society, that had been founded by Rudolf Gorsleben (1883-1930) as a spin off of the Thule Society which he was a member of. In April 1919 Gorsleben was arrested together with Dietrich Eckart (shortly after to identify Hitler as the ‘Maitreya’) by communist insurgents during the Soviet revolution in the city. Only Eckart’s quick-witted answers under interrogation prevented their summary execution in common with the other Thule hostages. Undaunted, on 18 December 1920 Gorsleben delivered a lecture entitled ‘The Aryan Man’ to the Thule. 

Gorsleben regarded old Icelandic literature, especially the Edda, as ‘the richest source of Aryan intellectual history’.” On 29 November 1925 he founded an Aryan study-group called the Edda Society at his farmhouse in Dinkelsbuhr.

THE OCCULT ROOTS OF NAZISM: Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology NICHOLAS GOODRICK-CLARKE P 153

“After being banned In 1937, following a new rapprochement between Hitler and Ludendorff, the latter founded the Verein Deutsche Gotterkenntnis (Society for German God-knowledge). Its members were Mathilde’s followers.” P 9

‘Gotterkenntnis’ is a German translation of ‘Theosophy’; as noted above, the term theosophy came from the Greek theos (“god(s)”) and sophia (“wisdom”), thus meaning “god-wisdom” or “divine wisdom”.

There can be little doubt that ‘Gotterkenntnis’ was a reference to Blavatsky’s mystical philosophy. Mathilde von Kemnitz Ludendorff was a known follower of Blavatsky.  Mathilde accompanied General Ludendorff when he visited Hitler in prison . After marrying Ludendorff in 1926, she interested him in numerology and freemasonic magic squares.

The Occult Establishment, by James Webb, 1976. pp. 306-307.

Her concept of the “German knowledge of God” is worked out above all in the writings “Triumph des Immortlichkeitswillen” (1922) and “Der Seele’s origin and essence” (3 vols., 1927-1934). 

A central axiom of her world view states that the religious experience of a people occurs individually depending on its “racial” characteristics. Measured by the ability attributed to them for individual and collective “knowledge of God”, humanity is hierarchically divided into “light” and “shaft peoples”.

Mathilde Ludendorff followed a concept of God shaped by monism and pantheism. She emphasized the divine animation of the entire cosmos – from simple matter to protozoa, plants and animals to humans.” These ideas were taken from Blavatsky, who also saw God as shaped by monism and pantheism.



Ludendorff was therefore not merely a Theosophist in the sense that he was someone who promoted Blavatsky’s mystical ideas, he can be said to be its greatest promoter as he created its largest congregation, the Verein Deutschvolk. Moreover, he created a German Theosophical Society, a second time.

This analysis suggests that Ludendorff selected Hitler to destroy the German people. If this is correct it was the second time he used a messianic leader to destroy a nation. Ludendorff was the individual who sent Lenin into Russia.

“Ludendorff agreed to send the Bolsheviks into Switzerland by train through Germany from where they would then travel to Russia via Sweden. Lenin, however, still took some convincing, insisting that he be sent on a sealed train. Lenin ultimately agreed on 31 March, and departed Switzerland on 8 April 1917.”  Wikipedia

One mystery that this analysis seems to clear up is the Bolsheviks’ paper currency that cryptically depicted Blavatsky’s right angle swastika in the notes’ center. The same group controlled both political systems. When the February Revolution of March 1917 dethroned the autocratic monarchy, one of the first decisions of the Provisional Government was to print new money. The swastika could be seen on the banknotes until 1922.


The central question on motivation is why did the Freemasons use a mystical camouflage to develop Nazism? The answer seems to be that they needed a layer of buffers to escape detection. Mysticism is by definition confusing to the normal mind and when critics of Nazism during its ascendancy or later historians researching its origins discovered mystical societies they tended to look no further, as mysticism neither requires nor permits analysis. Moreover, all of the ‘mystical racial principles’ placed into German culture by Theosophists worked together to create a deluded mental state in Germans from which Hitler would be seen as a Savior.

Thus, the mystical history of Nazism is a narrative woven together for social control, first to confuse the Germans into following Hitler and then the historians who tried to understand how he emerged. 

The second question is what was their purpose? To this question  I can see no answer other than they wished to bring about what happened – the destruction of the German people. The secret society Ludendorff was part of inserted Hitler for the same reason it inserted Lenin.

It must be noted however that there may be another hidden reason. British Freemasonry in the mid eighteenth century was proto zionist. For some reason, all of its Grand Master promoted the bizarre notion that “now was the time for the Jews to return to the Holy Land”. This was the political force that led to the Balfour Document.

So the question must be asked: Did Freemasonry maneuver the people of Europe like pieces on a chessboard to reverse the war of the first century, where the Romans were victorious and the Jews expelled from Israel?

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