Jules Evans

It’s Happened Before: When New Age Thinking and Extremist Conspiracy Theory Collide

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The Nazis were also convinced that society was secretly under attack by an elite class of monsters. Sound familiar?

 

After the trauma of defeat in World War I and the despair of the depression, Germany experienced a big occult revival. Germans turned to magical solutions for their problems, and that brought the “occulture” into the mainstream.

Like other gurus, Hitler was a malignant narcissist, willing to lead the entire nation to death and destruction rather than back down and admit his magical prophecies of a thousand-year Reich were fantasy.

 

Jules Evans

Jules Evans is a Fellow @ Centre for the History of the Emotions, the author of Philosophy for Life, The Art of Losing Control, Holiday from the Self, and his latest book, Breaking Open.

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