The Nazi Occult

The Nazi Occult In the dark dungeons beneath Nazi Germany teams of occult experts delved into ancient and forbidden lore searching for lost secrets of power Ordered by Hitler to discover new weapons that he could u

  • Title: The Nazi Occult
  • Author: Kenneth Hite
  • ISBN: 9781780965987
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Nazi Occult

    In the dark dungeons beneath Nazi Germany, teams of occult experts delved into ancient and forbidden lore, searching for lost secrets of power Ordered by Hitler to discover new weapons that he could unleash on his enemies, the occultists experimented with dark magics, mystical artifacts, and creatures thought only to exist in nightmare This book tells the complete historIn the dark dungeons beneath Nazi Germany, teams of occult experts delved into ancient and forbidden lore, searching for lost secrets of power Ordered by Hitler to discover new weapons that he could unleash on his enemies, the occultists experimented with dark magics, mystical artifacts, and creatures thought only to exist in nightmare This book tells the complete history of the Nazi occult programs, from their foundations in Hitler s early esoteric studies and the Nazi quests for the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, and the Holy Grail, through their experiments with lycanthrope and zero point energy It also includes sections on the shadow war fought in the dying days of the Reich as the Nazis sought to stave off defeat through pacts with diabolic entities, attempts to save the Fuhrer s brain, and the deployment of the strange flying saucers that battled to save the final Nazi stronghold in the Antarctic For years, the Allied governments worked to keep this information from reaching the public, and sought to discredit those few who dared to seek the truth Now, using a combination of photography and artwork reconstructions, the true story of the most secret battles of World War II can finally be told.

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    1. Tim Pendry

      Where to begin? This is wonderful stuff so long as you are not daft enough to take any of it seriously.The Nazis have been associated in the popular imagination with the occult with increasing intensity over time, much to the despair of professional historians. The introduction by Kenneth Hite perhaps does not have sufficient health warning here.It is true that Germany was riddled with occultist societies and that this infected early German nationalist circles. The best source is always Goodrick [...]

    2. Spencer

      This started off as an historical overview of occultism and its ties to the Nazis but it gradually descended into overly dry fictional account of how the Nazis researched and used otherworldly forces during world war 2.It was somewhat interesting and I can appreciate what Kenneth Hite was trying to do, but it didn’t quite work for me. The RPG crowd would get some use for this if used to set up weird war campaign or something like that!

    3. Justin

      I've been waiting for this book ever since I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark and heard the phrase "Hitler's a big believer in the occult". Ken Hite has taken a lifetime of study of the subject and turned it into a coherent narrative. He traces the Nazis interest in magic from the late 19th century, and the influence of various groups on the evolution of their occult beliefs and structures. I'm not sure if it's a quality of Osprey to exclude them, but for the slower of us at home the book might have [...]

    4. Christopher

      Ken Hite is always fun. I'm more than a little bit of a WWII buff, but I consistently couldn't identify the line between history and fiction in this book.

    5. Brian Rogers

      This was good, don't get me wrong. It's a slim volume full of nazi occult wackiness, much of which was new to me, that isn't tied down to any game system. It's also densely written, full of interconnections, divided by concept rather than time and not as indexed as I would like. That makes it hard to hop back to and forth between the key players who were involved in more than one part of the German occult movements in the first half of the 20th century.I'm sure I'll find a use for it.

    6. Joe Collins

      Interesting book. I am really liking the Osprey Dark series. They are written to appear to be serious works of research instead of obvious fiction. I loved the subtle reference the the events in the movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was actual events.

    7. Brian Turner

      First book in Osprey Publishings new "Dark Osprey" imprint. In a fiction-as-fact* approach, they present a breakdown of Hitler's interest in the occult and then branch that into different organisations within the German army with their own agendas and goals.As with all Osprey titles, this is well illustrated, making use of drawings and photo's. It looks at certain actions in detail, explaining the uniforms and insignia of these occult branches of the army.Would appeal to anyone who enjoys the pu [...]

    8. kbreezy

      A fun look at the insane world of the Nazi Occult. Hite writes clearly and concisely, but he also continually blurs the line between historical fact and outright fantasy. He's skilled enough that the truth/fiction line is hard to spot. For example, while it's obvious that German counterinsurgents after WWII (called Werewolves) did not actually include units of actual werewolves, it's not clear whether or not the Germans actually trained units of soldiers in occult magic in the hopes of turning t [...]

    9. Pedro García

      A medio camino entre la historia y la leyenda, con sutiles toques de humor, da una buena visión de lo que fue o creyó ser el movimiento oculista nazi desde antes de la fundación del partido, hasta Bueno, si os interesa lo leéis y ya sabréis hasta cuando. Interesados en la historia y el mito, o como trasfondo de una campaña de rol, muy recomendable.

    10. Stefan Percy

      Let me say that this was an entertaining book to read, but a little too far up the hokum scale for me.The actual history that is in this book is littered with pure unadulterated BS in my opinion.There was plenty of eye-rolling going on while I read this book but like I said, it was entertaining to read. I even had a few chuckles while reading it.

    11. Steven

      Amazing melding of fictional (or more fringe-belief nonfiction than most accept) and factual accounts and details to craft a great source for any WWII era games or urban fantasy works. The fact that it was hard to sometimes tell where the lines between facts and conjectures popped in make this an exemplary source on how to fold fringe matters into historical fictions.

    12. Patrick

      Well put together alternate history of the esoteric side of WWII, specifically the German side of things. I look forward to a companion book covering the esoteric war against the 4th Reich and their secret Antarctic base and squadrons of flying saucers.No, seriously - that's where this book leaves off.

    13. E. Kahn

      Yetis, magic battles and Nazi zombies, oh my.This book is pure nonsense but it might be useful to someone planning an RPG campaign with Nazi occultists as villains (or protagonists, if they're real sickos). This might actually be the purpose of the book; the author is apparently involved in the RPG industry.

    14. Mike O'Brien

      If you are at all interested in "Weird WWII", this book is for you. The book does a really good job of presenting an overview of various occult and weird science chapters concerning WWII. If you are looking for background for an RPG set in WWII, such as Godlike, or just a fast fun read then this is worth picking up.

    15. Jason Williams

      Kenneth Hite has put together an interesting resources for gamers who want to use the Nazi occult themes within their game.There is enough of a blend of fact and fiction to spark ideas for scenarios and campaigns. It is not system specific but instead focuses on key figures and timelines.

    16. Tamsen Kopp

      If you are reading this as a 'history' book, take this with a grain (bottle) of salt; unless you believe rituals determined the outcome of battles this might be best thought of as a conspiracy screed only.

    17. Nathaniel Cowper

      An amazing work, it's an enjoyable read, especially if you enjoy video games like Wolfenstein and Pathways into Darkness where the Nazis are all about using occult weapons. I'm looking forwards to reading the para-sequel: Nazi Moonbase.

    18. Gurvan

      Quite a funny book mixing up truths, half-truths and outright fabrications into a coherent and believable wholeI really enjoyed it and must add that this book should not be taken at face value! But what a nice yarn!

    19. Matt Silver

      Kenneth Hite is great at weaving a fiction around some loose facts. Has a reference to a certain New England Professor and procurer of rare antiquities.

    20. Jeremiah Genest

      I love a good counterfactual, especially of the occult variety. Hite does an excellent job of taking some of the saner Nazi-occult craziness and turning it into a believable narrative.

    21. Robert0

      A useful collection of crazy for stories/games set in the time period. Appreciated the implication of Indiana Jones in section on the Ark of the Covenant.

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