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Reykjavik the capital was a town of corrugated-iron roofs and concrete walls. There has been considerable speculation that Rahn may have been seeking, or actually helped recover, a meteoric Cathar relic on his spelunking expeditions to the south of France. Legends communicate a higher truth than does sober history.

Toward midnight, lucider the light is clear in the darkness Otto Rahn in Jones’ Celtic Encyclopedia. To this account of possible Cathar doctrines Rahn adds and subtracts with perfect freedom.

Rahn does not make these distinctions, and since he is concerned with Cathars elsewhere, particularly in Germany, we will use that term. Worthy lords must live there The mythical world of prehistory also saw lucifeg destruction in the final battle of the gods The quest of the Argonauts for the Golden Fleece is, in some ways, the same story. Manicheanism is a kind of dualism, holding that there are independently existing good and evil principles.

Shakespeare was in on the secret, too, it seems.

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

Rahn likes that expression and uses it repeatedly. 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.

By and by, in fact, we learn that maybe we should not take the connection between historical Catharism and Luciferian liberation too literally, either. Otto Rahn Biography English. Licifer represent the Jewish and Lhcifer or Aryan peoples and the struggle between them. Much of this discourse expands on the relationship we have just considered between myth and history.


Quest of Ss Lieutenant Otto Rahn. When the myth is the reality, then the visible sticks and stones, and flesh and bones, become not just expendable but intolerable. By rising above their individuality and embracing this struggle, heroes can hope to attain a genuine immortality by entering the mythical realm.

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

Ordinary believers, who had not yet become perfecti, could and did function normally in medieval society. Recommend us on Google. Rahn identifies with Quixote, but not in the sense that either was really deluded. Nonetheless, Himmler thought highly enough of this book to order a special edition of 5, leather-bound copies to be printed during the war; for distribution, presumably, to select SS personnel. This cosmic struggle is a historical accident; different only in scale, perhaps, from a fight occasioned by a chance encounter between dinosaurs.

Author of Emerald Cup Ark of Gold: 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. As lufifer happens, there are just two such entities, Yahweh and Lucifer, that interest Rahn.

Reviewed by John J. Dualism involves two universal principles in conflict.

La Corte de Lucifer

It is not clear how much of this the Cathars believed, but none of it would have been original with them: Heaven and Earth meet at the point of sacrifice. Login or register to post comments.

Actually, there are mysteries intentional and otherwise throughout the whole book. Random Lexicon Howard Buechner. The second group includes trips to northern Italy, Switzerland, and southern Germany.

The sections are arranged in three groups. Rahn does manage to do some hiking, apparently with another German, who may also have been another SS man: I have been studying the Third Reich and the occult for 30 years.


It is not at all clear that the Cathars ever thought any such thing, however. There are mysteries in that passage, not the least of which is that the Decalogue seems to have sprouted two new commandments.

Facebook Like Google Plus One. As many commentators on Rahn have noted, stones do sometimes fall from the sky. Parzival introduced the idea that the Grail Stone had been brought to Earth by angels of ambiguous allegiance.

Otto Rahn and the Quest for the Holy Grail. There are questionable specific points. 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. The myths of northern Europe reflect the coming of the current dark age; they also foreshadow its ending.

The Cathars seemed to have believed that Jesus was never really material, and that he was never crucified. For him, the New Testament, or part of it, is the revelation of core good, alien God. Cathar anti-natalism and horror of matter disappear entirely: His adherents are scattered throughout history and in many countries. It is particularly anti-Catholic, so much so as to reduce the antisemitic rajn of its rejection of Yahweh to a mere subtext.

The time has come for the groom to crown his bride; lucofer where the crown lies?

This book pretty much sums the subject up. If the Cathars considered themselves Christians at all, then they were mistaken.