Hitler as Avatar
The so-called Hitler phenomenon cannot be explained primarily, or
even partially, by political references. Equally, the enduring power of
his very name cannot be explained by the hatred his enemies continue to
psychotically heap upon it 50 years after his immolation.
The power that Hitler still evokes, and
will continue to do so on an ever increasing level. is like that of no
statesman, ideologue or political leader. While the has-been idols of
Rousseau, Marx, Lenin et al come crumbling down and will within a few
be as forgotten as some
African tribal leader,
power imbued in his name will continue to live.
While even the religion of the Nazarene is now in eclipse, two
thousand years from now Hitlers sacred banner will flutter in far
Hitler was the earthly incarnation of the collective psychic power of
the Aryan, repressed for amillennium by Judeo-Christianity and a veneer
of domestication that it imposed. Hitler was and is, in a very real and
practical sense what the Indo-Aryans describe as an “Avater”.There is
nothing superstitious about this; it requires no faith or suspension of
rational mind. It is simply a sabre recognition of the only fact that
explains the force that Hitler evokes externally. The cosmic forces that
permeate all Life and History coalesced in One Being as never before.
From a Germanic perspective we might for convenience name this cosmic
force “Wotan”after the Old God of fury.
Acknowledged by Jung:
The great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung recognized in Hitler the
archetypal power of Wotan. Even before National Socialism Jung had urged
Germans to follow the Wotan revival. In 1919, the very year Hitler
joined the newly formed, insignificant German Workers party. Jung
declared: “I As the Christian view of the world looses its authority,
the more menacingly will the ‘blond’ be heard prowling about in its
underground prison, ready at any moment to burst out with devastating
In 1936, three years after the victory of NS, Jung wrote: “the depths
of Wotan’s character explain more of NS than all the economic,
political and psychological factors put together”.
Vision on Freinberg Mountain
Any of a number of events could have changed destiny. Had Hitler not
been rejected by the architectural academy because he lacked a school
leaving certificate, he would have pursued an architectural career.
During the course of World War I. a bullet or shell could have struck
the young corporal down at any moment. Yet his path had been chosen come
His friend during his adolescent years, August Kubizek. was to relate
in his book “The young Hitler I knew”how one starlit night Hitler and
he ascended Freinberg Mt, overlooking Linz (Austria). To the
astonishment of Kubizek . Hitler began to speak in an uncharacteristic,
hoarse and awkward manner.
“It was as if another being spoke out of his body and moved him as
much as it moved me . . . It was not at all the case of a speaker
carried away by his own words . On the contrary, I rather felt as though
he himself listened with astonishment and emotion to what burst forth
from him with elemental force … He conjured up in grandiose, inspiring
pictures his own future and that of his people. He was talking of a
Mandate which, one day, he would receive the people, to lead them from
servitude, to the heights of freedom – a special mission which he could
one clay be entrusted to him.”
During the horrors of World War I it was as if corporal Hitler was
conscious of his immortality, and so too were his
a messenger he volunteered for the most dangerous duties. Max Amann, his
regimental sergeant who was to become business manager of the Nazi
party several years later, recalled: “Oftenhe’d take another man’s
place, if he could -preferably a family man’s – and volunteer for the
extra dangerous job in his stead.” (Heinz “Germany’s Hitler”,1937).
Hitler himself was to recall. one day when he was eating dinner in a
trench with several comrades:
a voice seemed to be saying to me, · get up and go over there·. It was
so clear and insistent. I obeyed mechanically, as
if it had been
order. I got up and walked 20 yards along the trench, then sat down to
go on eating … Hardly had I done so when a flash and a deafening report
came from the part of the trench I had just left . A stray shell had
hurts over the group in which I had been sitting, and every
it was killed.”
3.754 men of Hitler’s regiment died during the War. Hitler received the
Iron Cross. 1st and
2nd Classes, the
Bavarian Military Medal 3rd class with bar, and three citations for distinguished conduct.
On returning to a defeated Germany, like many others he was
distressed at the communism and the treason about him, and the utter
subjection of Germany not just military but most of all morally and
culturally. It was in 1919 that he came upon the German Workers Party, a
small group founded by members of the Thule Society, an esoteric body,
to bring the working class over to Nationalism from Marxism.
This and other Nationalist groups had been awaiting a “National redeemer”,a
“German messiah”, since before the War. The principal herald of such a
redeemer had been the celebrated German poet and dramatist Dietrich
Eckart, active with the Thule Society, and various other nationalist
groups, and finally the German Workers Party. It was here that Eckart
and Hitler met. Eckart immediately recognized in Hitler the national
redeemer for whom they had waited, with his prophetic style, Eckart had
written that year, before
anyone had.heard of Hitler , that the national redeemer would be
“familiar and foreign at the same time, a nameless one.” (“Familiar and
foreign”:Hitler was a German of Austrian birth). On another occasion
Eckart had described the redeemer as a worker, a soldier, and a
bachelor, who could speak without wincing at the rattle of a machine
Again prophetically, on meeting Hitler, Eckart said. “There is the coming man of Germany of whom the world one day will speak.”
It was in Eckart that Hitler had a mentor who lent him books, improved his written and spoken, language, taught him the social graces, and introduced him to his wide circle of influential friends, Hitler was to reminisce many years later of Eckart, “he shone in our eyes like the polar star.” (“Hitler’s secret Conversations”).
Eckart had paved the way for Hitler and for NS , and is acknowledged by friend and foe as the “spiritual father of NS”.
It was to Eckart that Hitler dedicated Mein Kampf, and after triumph
of NS literary awards were established, monuments erected in his honour.
1923 was the year of the fateful Munich Putsch, when the Bavarian
government succeeded in crushing an attempted revolt by the NS, Eckart
had joined the putsch from his sick bed. Arrested with Hitler and
others, he had a heart attack in the filthy jail cell, and was released.
His last words to comrades, as he lay dying, were:
“Follow Hitler. He will dance, but it is I who have written the
music. Don’t mourn for me: I shall have had more influence on the course
of history than any other German.”
It was the cosmic dance of Shiva, destroying the Old to create the new: an Avatar brought to conscious of his mission by Eckart.
In a gesture full with meaning, Eckart bequeathed to the pioneer astrophysicist Prof. Herrmann Oberth a black meteorite which Eckart had kept as a talisman. What better symbol to pass on to someone who was to pave the way for the exploration of space under the auspices of the NS Reich: a link between present and future.