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Lucifer's Court: A Heretic's Journey in Search of the Light Bringers

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Rahn’s personal diary from his travels as occult investigator for the Third Reich

• First English translation of the author’s journeys in search of a Nordic equivalent to Mt. Sinai

• Explains why Lucifer the Light Bringer, god of the heretics, is a positive figure

Otto Rahn’s lifelong search for the Grail brought him to the attention of the SS leader Himmler, who shared his esoteric interests. Induced by Himmler to become the chief investigator of the occult for the Nazis, Rahn traveled throughout Europe--from Spain to Iceland--in the mid 1930s pursuing leads to the Grail and other mysteries. Lucifer’s Court is the travel diary he kept while searching for “the ghosts of the pagans and heretics who were [his] ancestors.” It was during this time that Rahn grasped the positive role Lucifer plays in these forbidden religions as the bearer of true illumination, similar to Apollo and other sun gods in pagan worship.

This journey was also one of self-discovery for Rahn. He found such a faithful echo of his own innermost beliefs in the lives of the heretics of the past that he eventually called himself a Cathar and nurtured ambitions of restoring that faith, which had been cruelly destroyed in the fires of the Inquisition. His journeys on assignment for the Reich--including researching an alleged entrance to Hollow Earth in Iceland and searching for the true mission of Lucifer in the caves of southern France that served as refuge for the Cathars during the Inquisition--also led to his disenchantment with his employers and his mysterious death in the mountains after his break with the Nazis.

Synopsis:

This English translation of Otto Rahn's travel diaries in search of a Nordic equivalent to Mt. Sinai reveals his work as an occult investigator for the Third Reich. It paints Lucifer, the Light Bringer, in a positive light, and reveals Rahn's own journey of self-discovery as a Cathar.

Synopsis:

Rahns personal diary from his travels as occult investigator for the Third Reich

• First English translation of the authors journeys in search of a Nordic equivalent to Mt. Sinai

• Explains why Lucifer the Light Bringer, god of the heretics, is a positive figure

Otto Rahns lifelong search for the Grail brought him to the attention of the SS leader Himmler, who shared his esoteric interests. Induced by Himmler to become the chief investigator of the occult for the Nazis, Rahn traveled throughout Europe--from Spain to Iceland--in the mid 1930s pursuing leads to the Grail and other mysteries. Lucifers Court is the travel diary he kept while searching for “the ghosts of the pagans and heretics who were [his] ancestors.” It was during this time that Rahn grasped the positive role Lucifer plays in these forbidden religions as the bearer of true illumination, similar to Apollo and other sun gods in pagan worship.

This journey was also one of self-discovery for Rahn. He found such a faithful echo of his own innermost beliefs in the lives of the heretics of the past that he eventually called himself a Cathar and nurtured ambitions of restoring that faith, which had been cruelly destroyed in the fires of the Inquisition. His journeys on assignment for the Reich--including researching an alleged entrance to Hollow Earth in Iceland and searching for the true mission of Lucifer in the caves of southern France that served as refuge for the Cathars during the Inquisition--also led to his disenchantment with his employers and his mysterious death in the mountains after his break with the Nazis.

About the Author

Otto Rahn was born in Michelstadt, Germany, in 1904. After earning his degree in philology in 1924, he traveled extensively to the caves and castles of southern France, researching his belief that the Cathars were the last custodians of the Holy Grail. Induced by Himmler to become a member of the SS as a civilian archaeologist and historian, Rahn quickly grew disillusioned with the direction his country was taking and resigned in 1939. He died, an alleged suicide, on March 13, 1939, in the snows of the Tyrolean Mountains.

Table of Contents

Translator’s Foreword: Prolegomenon

Prologue: The Journey Begins

Part One

Bingen am Rhein

Paris

Toulouse

Pamiers

Foix

Lavelanet

Montségur in the Pyrenees

Again, Lavelanet

Castle L. in the Toulouse Region

Carcassonne

Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Cahors

Ornolac in Fuxean Country

Mirepoix

Port Vendres, Roussillon

Marseille

Puigcerda in Catalonia

Lourdes

Part Two

Night Journey

Genoa

Milan

Rome

Verona

Meran

Bolzano Rose Garden

On the Freienbühl above Brixen

Brixen

Gossensass

Geneva

On a Southern German Roadside

Worms

Michelstadt in the Odenwald

Amorsbrünn

Amorbach

Part Three

With Relatives in Hesse

Mellnau in the Burgwald

Marburg am Lahn

Giessen

Siegen

Runkel am Lahn

Cologne

Heisterbach Monastery Ruins

Bonn

Asbach in the Westerwald

Goslar

Halberstadt

Berlin

Warnemünde-Gjedser

Edinburgh

In the Pentland Sea

In the North Atlantic

Reykjavik

Laugarvatn

Reykholt

Back Home

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594771972
Author:
Rahn, Otto
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Translator:
Jones, Christopher
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
RELIGION;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES;CHRISTIANITY;ESOTERIC;GRAIL;MAGIC;MAGIC & OCCULT SCIENCE;NORSE MYTHOLOGY
Subject:
RELIGION;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES;CHRISTIANITY;ESOTERIC;GRAIL;MAGIC;MAGIC & OCCULT SCIENCE;NORSE MYTHOLOGY
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 14.595 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This English translation of Otto Rahn's travel diaries in search of a Nordic equivalent to Mt. Sinai reveals his work as an occult investigator for the Third Reich. It paints Lucifer, the Light Bringer, in a positive light, and reveals Rahn's own journey of self-discovery as a Cathar.
"Synopsis" by , Rahns personal diary from his travels as occult investigator for the Third Reich

• First English translation of the authors journeys in search of a Nordic equivalent to Mt. Sinai

• Explains why Lucifer the Light Bringer, god of the heretics, is a positive figure

Otto Rahns lifelong search for the Grail brought him to the attention of the SS leader Himmler, who shared his esoteric interests. Induced by Himmler to become the chief investigator of the occult for the Nazis, Rahn traveled throughout Europe--from Spain to Iceland--in the mid 1930s pursuing leads to the Grail and other mysteries. Lucifers Court is the travel diary he kept while searching for “the ghosts of the pagans and heretics who were [his] ancestors.” It was during this time that Rahn grasped the positive role Lucifer plays in these forbidden religions as the bearer of true illumination, similar to Apollo and other sun gods in pagan worship.

This journey was also one of self-discovery for Rahn. He found such a faithful echo of his own innermost beliefs in the lives of the heretics of the past that he eventually called himself a Cathar and nurtured ambitions of restoring that faith, which had been cruelly destroyed in the fires of the Inquisition. His journeys on assignment for the Reich--including researching an alleged entrance to Hollow Earth in Iceland and searching for the true mission of Lucifer in the caves of southern France that served as refuge for the Cathars during the Inquisition--also led to his disenchantment with his employers and his mysterious death in the mountains after his break with the Nazis.

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