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by Olav Phillips

Ahnenerbe’ s 1938 Tibet Expedition.

Historical past, as we all know it, is a pervasively malleable factor and as time has proven us
historical past has typically used as an ideological software to help a philosophical or political
agenda. World historical past is ripe with examples of historic tampering such because the close to
deletion of World Warfare Two Japanese aggression in trendy Japanese textual content books, or
the downplaying of our personal aggression such because the bombing of Dresden or the use
of nuclear units in fight. In america we now have eliminated historic
references to our personal atrocities just like the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments or lined
up authorities tasks akin to Operation Midnight Climax and the LSD
experimentation completed in San Francisco. However maybe probably the most attention-grabbing and
sinister use of revisionism belongs to the Warrior Historians of the Third Reich, the
Ahnenerbe.

So who’re the Ahnenerbe and what precisely did they do? Extra importantly how
was Ahnenerbe analysis leveraged by the Nazi political machine to create a broader
mythology. A mythology, which when leveraged by the Nazi propaganda machine
galvanized the German individuals behind the sinister beliefs of the higher tier Nazi
group.

Our story begins in January of 1929 which Henrich Himmler, chief of the fledgling
Schutzstaffel or SS. On the time of its creation the SS quantity some 300 people,
however Himmler shortly realized that to completely understand his imaginative and prescient of the SS he wanted to
set up a strong Nordic mythos which might propel the SS from a bodyguard of
round 300 to an influence political engine of almost 10,000 members by 1931. To
obtain his totally realized agenda and aggressively recruit he knew that the SS should
be reworked into an elite group of Nordic women and men with some type
of historic precedent. It was a precedent derived from theosophy and the deeply
occult advisors to the then German leaders.

An instance of this may clearly be seen later in Leni Rienfenstahl’s Nazi epic Triumph
of the Will, which portrayed the SS as knights driving into the Nuremberg rally on
horse again sporting chainmail armor and shields sporting the swastika. Banners
fluttering within the wind because the volk or German individuals stand in addition to these trendy
Nazi nights. It was a picture which endlessly reinforcing the imaginative and prescient of the SS because the
knights of the Third Reich.

However we have to get again to our story. As an avid scholar of historical past Himmler
basically knew he wanted to ascertain a divine windfall with a view to
perpetuate this delusion and selected to do that by fashioning the SS after his
mythological interpretation of the Teutonic Knights, however that required reeducation
and analysis, it additionally required historic precedent. So in in 1931 Himmler tasked SS-
Obergrupenfuher Ruchard Darre to type the “Race and Settlement Workplace of the SS.”



The formation of this workplace resulted in new SS recruits being educated, or re-
educated, by Darre’s workplace and their senior officers in addition to a publication referred to as
“SS-Leitheft” which once more strengthened this mythos of the SS has trendy Nordic
Teutonic Knights defending the motherland and most significantly the volk or
peasant inhabitants.

The venture and Darre’s contribution was seen as extremely profitable, and in 1935
Himmler once more met with Darre in addition to Herman Wirth, who on the time was seen
as one among Nazi Germany’s pre-emanate pre-historians as properly a number of different “racial”
specialists with the intent to type a suppose tank to offer ongoing analysis and
help of the Nazi’s racial superiority and properly as supporting the constructed
historical past and pre-history of the German individuals.

What got here out of that assembly was the “Deutsches Ahnenerbe—Studiengesellschaft
für Geistesurgeschichte” or translated as “German Ancestral Heritage—Society for
the Research of the Historical past of Primeval Concepts.” Lengthy title, however brief story was this as
the very suppose tank and analysis arm the SS wanted to perpetuate their philosophy
and contrived historical past.

Wirth was given the position of president of the group with Wolfram Sievers as
the Normal Secretary functioning as the top of Ahnenerbe operations. A
operational portfolio which was as huge because it was damaging, particularly long run.
Sievers, Wirth and later Dr. Walther Wurst, former dean of Ludwig Maximillians
College, set about to vogue the Ahnenerbe as a analysis group and stuffed
it largely with lecturers which pedigree was used to bolster the legitimacy of the
Ahnenerbe findings, irrespective of how insane it was as a result of on the finish of the day these
findings had been legitimized by the state. So it was introduced and staffed as a
official SS analysis group, which sought to show the racial claims of the
Third Reich and so they did it with PhD’s and specialists, which is a reasonably scary notion. It
is historic manipulation on a mass scale and applied by the very lecturers
who had been imagined to be looking for precise historical past, however as a substitute leveraged their
expertise to perpetuate an ideology.

Okay so that you talked about the Ahenerbe was a analysis group, so what sorts of issues
did they analysis?

Financed by a SS finances line (which was huge to say the least), and beholden
solely to Henrich Himmler instantly, the Ahnenerbe started to unfold out throughout the
world looking for scientific proof of Aryan superiority, which additionally together with some
attention-grabbing aspect journeys looking for historic Christian relics and different strangeness.
What follows is a partial record of a number of the Ahnenerbe analysis excursions:
Karelia: In 1935 Himmler commissioned an expedition lead by Yrjo Von Gronhagen
to journey via the Karelia space of Finland looking for Nordic pagan practices

together with the usage of witches and sorcerers in hopes of not solely utilizing their expertise to
perpetuate the thousand 12 months Reich but in addition to foresee the outcomes of battles. The
expedition obtained underway in June of 1938 and leads to the capturing of a ritual
carried out by a soothsayer named Miron-Aku who was satisfied to carry out a
ritual on digital camera. Miron-Aku then proceeded to contact the traditional ancestors to
divine future occasions after informing the Ahnenerbe workforce they had been anticipated.

Ahnenerbe Expedition to Antartica

Bohuslan: In August of 1936 a brand new expedition was commissioned below the management
of Wurst however managed by Sievers to discover historic petroglyphs of the Bohuslan
area of Sweden. On the island of Rugen, Wurth believed he discovered symbols
representing an historic archaic Aryan alphabet, and he interpreted the symbols to
characterize “the Son of God” due partly to a petroglyph of a person with raised arms.
This was taken to point out that historic Aryan’s mastered, even early on a alphabet and
demonstrated their superior mental superiority.

Val Camonica: In 1937 the Ahnenerbe expedition lead by Dr. Franz Altheim, a
lecturer on the College of Frankfurt, journeyed to Val Camonica, once more in search
of petroglyphs which they imagine to point out that Rome and by proxy the Romans
had been of Nordic first rate.

Center East: In 1938 base don his perceived success at Val Camonia, Altheim lead
an expedition that moved all through the Center East looking for proof of struggle
fought between the Nordic Roman Empire and the Semetic peoples of the realm. This
expedition took Altheim from Romania to Istanbul, Athens, Lebanon, Iraq and
finally ending in Saudi Arabia.

New Swabia: In 1938 via 1939 the Ahnenerbe had been once more out looking for pre-
historic archeological finds. This time in Antarctica, and lead by famous explorer
Capt. Alfred Ritscher. The Antarctic expedition was partially to discover the Antarctic
contentment however the workforce additionally had a secondary goal of finding the misplaced
continent of Atlantis which some had hypothesized resided in Antarctica. What’s
notable about this expedition is that it additionally laid the bottom work for the Nazi
Antarctic survival mythos and the concepts round Base 211. Some readers might
do not forget that a web site of which was supposedly discovered through the expedition and later
prolonged by parts of the Navy and Military to function Base 211 or a hidden lengthy
time period fortress from which the dying (at that time) Third Reich may proceed their
motion.

Ahnenerbe in Greece

Germany: Beginning early on within the historical past of the Ahnenerbe a number of main
operations had been undertaken just a little nearer to house in each the Murg valley the place
Ahnenerbe groups excavated a historic fortress in addition to the burial mounds in
Tumulus. Maybe their largest discovery got here in Jura Mountains the place R.R.
Schmidt found the usage of crimson ochre pigment utilized by Cro-Magnon artists.

Moreover they discovered different artifacts akin to pendants, spears and a wooly
mammoth skeleton, which Dr. Assien Bohmers interpreted to point out that the location had

been utilized by the earliest Cro-Magnon on this planet who weren’t solely superb
artists but in addition the predecessors to the Aryans.

In the meantime in France two separate Ahnenerbe workforce members had been dispatched to
recuperate the Bayeux Tapestry which purported to point out lengthy misplaced Germanic heroes
defeating their enemies. The mission was a failure however once more demonstrates the
Ahnenerbe’s curiosity in all issues Heroic and Germanic.

Tibet: Maybe one of the well-known Ahnenerbe missions was one lead by Dr.
Ernst Schafer, a zoologist by coaching. Schafer lead the expedition in 1938 to journey
to Tibet and present a transparent hyperlink between the Tibetans and the mythological Germanic
heroes particularly attention-grabbing to the Ahnenerbe students due to the Tibetan use
of the Swastika. The mission was additionally tasked with discovering the magical cities of
Shambala and Agarti and to make contact with their legendary populations to safe
their help and achieve entry to the excessive tech weaponry they had been believed to
possess. Extra trendy value determinations of the mission have additionally pointed to Schafer
performing scouting for a base from which the Nazi’s may harass or assault India. It
can also be believed that Schafer introduced again a bunch of Tibetan monks who took up
residence in Berlin and had been later discovered after the occupation having dedicated
ritual suicide.

Poland: Shortly after the invasion of Poland, Sievers secured an Ahnenerbe mission
to Poland to retrieve the Viet Stoss altar in addition to the final looting of the
museums in Krakow and different main cities looking for information of Germanic
conquest.

Ahnenerbe Pin

Crimea: In July of 1942 Dr. Herbert Jankuhn was despatched to the Crimea to loot a number of
museums looking for Germanic and Gothic artifacts denoting Germanic ancestry.
After conferring with the native Einsatzkommando unit, the museums had been situated
and with the quilt of the 5 th SS Panzer unit Jankuhn was capable of enter the museum,
solely to seek out that the artifacts had been relocated.

This represents only a fraction of the missions carried out by the Ahnenerbe over the
course of their existence, and serves as a snapshot into the minds of the Ahnenerbe
program managers and their choice standards. Most notably the continued scientific
justification for the Nazi mythos, and by proxy the justification for his or her ongoing
applications of atrocity primarily based on that mythos.

Even whereas these explorations, and others, had been underway together with missions to
find Atlantis and Ultima Thule in each the Antarctic, the Arctic in addition to
Scandinavia one other extra sinister sample was additionally beginning to emerge.

Its lengthy been recognized that many members of the Nazi regime had been occultists, and by
proxy a lot of their choices had been pushed by their agency perception in issues just like the
occult and theosophy however what shouldn’t be usually recognized is their devoted applications
to recuperate, for some unknown function, Christian non secular artifacts.

A working example is the mission of Otto Rahn. Rahn, who whereas finding out on the
College of Giessen as a medievalist, got here into contact with a professor named
Baron von Gall. That contact lead Rahn to turn into fascinated with the Cathar Heresy
and the Bloodbath at Monsegur the place within the closing battle of the Albigensian Campaign
the crusader forces defeated the final Cathar stronghold and slaughtered all if its
occupants.

Rahn, fascinated by the Cathar heresy and the Albigensian Campaign started to do
analysis and in some unspecified time in the future grew to become satisfied that the Holy Grail was to be present in
Pyrenees area of southern France and was someway associated to the Heresy. Aided
by Wolfram Von Eschenbach’s Perzival in addition to Antonin Gadall, Rahn sought to
hyperlink the Cathars, who he believed to be the guards of the Holy Grail, which he additionally
believed to have been housed on the citadel of Montsegur, to Druids who had
apparently transformed to Gnostic Manichaeism.

Rahn held firmly to the assumption that the Druids in Britain shaped the inspiration of the
later Celtic Christian Church and that in tradition of the medieval Cathars there was a
sturdy resemblance to the beliefs of the traditional Druids. He equated the Druidic
monks to the Cathar Parfaits and believed strongly that the Cathar Thriller College
was being preserved by the Troubadours, a kind of the travelling poet and
entertainer of the medieval courts of France.

He researching the Grail thriller Rahn has developed the concept the Cathers, as
the Grail Guardians, had hidden the Grail at Monsegur, and as impending defeat
approached had moved it to another location in Languedoc area by sending
small groups of males over the partitions to repel down the perimeters of the fortress with the
Grail in hand.

Shortly after the publications of his books, Otto Rahn’s analysis got here to the
consideration of Himmler who requested an viewers and later satisfied Rahn to affix
the SS as a non-commissioned officer. Rahn’s becoming a member of the SS gave Himmler the
potential, via the Ahnenerbe, to bankroll Rahn’s analysis.

Rahn’s quest took him from Southern France to Iceland and all factors in-between.
However in some unspecified time in the future throughout his analysis and travels Rahn grew to become disillusioned with
the SS, the Ahnenerbe and Himmler’s questions and finally sought to depart the
SS. This repudiation of the SS and Ahnenerbe result in Rahn being punished, and despatched
to be a guard at Dachau till his eventual dismissal from the SS in 1939. Shortly
after which he was discovered frozen to dying within the Tyrolean Mountains.

On the time, Rahn’s dying was dominated suicide however many have hypothesized that Rahn
had been aware about some kind of bigger Nazi plan and was murdered to shut the loop.
Rumors nonetheless abound, regardless of his denial, that he truly did uncover the Holy Grail
and transferred it to the SS / Himmler and was then washed out and murdered to

bury the key. In response to this concept, the Grail, Spear of Future and the Ark on
the Covenant had been taken into protecting custody by america Authorities
on the finish of the struggle having been recovered throughout earlier Ahnenerbe
expeditions.

The bigger query that should now be taken on is Himmler and by proxy the
Nazi’s curiosity in Christian artifacts. Why would a company that’s
basically occult get hold of and stockpile artifacts of a competing faith? On
the floor it looks like a quite simple equation. The Nazi’s who sought whole
societal domination had been in search of to suppress a non-state sponsored occult
practices however on the similar time the Nazi get together loved some degree of help, as properly
as ongoing help, by the Catholic Church. So we face a conundrum – why would a
basically occult state fund operations to recuperate Christian artifacts?

For the reply to this we should look once more take a look at the Ahnenerbe and the SS as a
group as a complete. For instance, shortly after looting the “Spear of Future”
from an Austrian museum, looted by elite SS commandos, it has been reported by
numerous authors that the spear was introduced to Hitler by Himmler and at that time
early within the Nazi odyssey that the Nazi’s began to overhaul huge chunks of Western
Europe. It was additionally reported that whereas rebuilding Wewelsburg Citadel there was a
design on the books for a major corridor whose design was impressed to be the earth sure
illustration of the Spear of Future and by leveraging that design invoking the
spears energy of the SS and its conquests.

The Nazi get together, or at the least the leaders, clearly believed that these objects include
some kind of ritual energy, which they might leverage for continued success. Within the
case of the Spear of Future its, believed it was carried throughout early SS engagements
throughout World Warfare 2. However that path is obvious that the Nazi’s had been after non secular
artifacts, they had been deep occultists, and so they believed at a number of ranges of the ability
these objects wielded.

There may be additionally another choice. In conspiracy concept many instances we search as
researchers to ascertain hyperlinks to a Lucifarian agenda. In some methods it appears to be a
catchall for the dangerous, we as people cant imagine that we might do such issues to every
different so we evoke a type of evasion tactic and blame the Satan/Lucifer. On this case
although, particularly given the apparent occult agenda it is perhaps a state of affairs the place
these exact same artifacts captured by the Ahnenerbe may have been utilized in occult
rites to summon or to invoke. At some degree that will make sense, its
uncomfortable however it could reply lots of unknowns about why.

The investigations by the Ahnenerbe to ascertain the Aryan/Nazi mythos make
sense. The management had a lot invested in this sort of propaganda and used
Ahnenerbe findings to bolster their claims. It’s the obsession with Christian artifacts
that’s puzzling, and might actually solely be attributable to some bigger occult agenda that
was in play. The upper echelon actually believed within the occult agenda and
tried to leverage it all through their reign of energy not solely to encourage the volk

as they put it but in addition of their every day dealings. So it actually does make sense that in the event that they
may discover these Christian artifacts they’d make the most of them of their occult dealings
in addition to leveraging the ability, which they’re presupposed to include.

One closing observe on the Ahnenerbe, which can also be very attention-grabbing. When the Germans
had been defeated an excellent many issues and folks went lacking. Priceless artifacts,
work, cash and folks disappeared via the ratlines. Billions of {dollars}
disappeared into banks, and it’s believed an enormous loot of gold was dumped right into a
lake in northern Germany.

One factor that didn’t go lacking is the Ahnenerbe analysis archive. As Germany
was falling in these closing days, troopers had been despatched to spherical up paperwork and
protect them and stop them from being destroyed. Whereas they didn’t collect all
the paperwork, and I’m positive some had been inevitably destroyed, somebody someplace
positioned an excellent significance on the preservation of the Ahnenerbe archives. A few of
which might be discovered at this time in america Archive, if you realize the place to look.
What’s lacking we’ll by no means know however what’s there’s important. Their safety
and presence provides a attention-grabbing closing observe on the Ahnenerbe.

Why would a fringe occult group have such important info as to be
protected at that degree? We are able to solely marvel what they actually did discover, and what’s
suppressed. Did they achieve monitoring down the Holy Grail, the Ark, or the Spear
of Future? Probably, and simply because the closing to Raiders of the Misplaced Ark are these
objects saved in a warehouse someplace – most likely. It makes you marvel.

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