Otto Wilhelm Rahn (18 February – 13 March ) was a German writer, medievalist, and Cathars with the Holy Grail: Kreuzzug gegen den Gral ( Crusade Towards the Grail) in and Luzifers Hofgesind (Lucifer’s Court) in Rahn later became a member of the Ahnenerbe (“ancestral heritage”) bureau of the SS, in whose employ he finished Lucifer’s Court. It is generally conceded. Read “Lucifer’s Court A Heretic’s Journey in Search of the Light Bringers” by Otto Rahn with Rakuten Kobo. Rahn’s personal diary from his travels as occult.

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A review of Otto Rahn’s Lucifer’s Court by John J. Reilly

Largely as a result of immersing himself in the Iliad, Schliemann had found what he believed to be the ruins of Troy on the western coast of Turkey. At university he was inspired by the example of another German archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann. The Pursuit of the Millennium: Manicheanism is a kind of dualism, rann that there are independently existing good and evil principles.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are ancient doctrines which make a hero of Lucifer, or at any rate, of Satan: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Openly homosexual, he was assigned guard duty at the Dachau concentration camp in as punishment for a drunken homosexual scrape. Otto Rahn im Wikipedia. Either through revisions, adding details, or underscoring–not to mention rearranging–I have prepared those chosen pages from my diary in such a way that others may scrutinize, understand, and love them.

Courr he’d been of a less optimistic bent, he might have shrugged his narrow shoulders and gone home.

Ernst and Johanna Lehner. To say that Rahn has a “different take” on the nature and origins behind the Holy Grail than what most readers might expect would be an understatement. To ask other readers questions about Lucifer’s Courtplease sign up.


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 adherents are scattered throughout history and in many countries. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. The sections of the book, all undated and very brief, are headed by place names; the ptto tells us what he saw or felt or did at each location.

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pucifer There are mysteries in that passage, not the least of which is that the Decalogue seems to have sprouted two new commandments. As it happens, there are just two such entities, Yahweh and Lucifer, that interest Rahn. The Little Book of Saints. In this book, one more clearly can see the connection between the bright and morning star and Jesus, the light-bringer.

Siyabonga Dlamini rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Aided by the French mystic and historian Antonin GadalRahn argued that there was a direct link between Wolfram von Eschenbach ‘s Parzival and the Cathar Grail mystery. More books from this author: The sun and the climate are milder there, and the earth means well for those who love it.

Lucifer’s Court

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo cokrt and devices: Towards midnight, because the light is clear in the darkness. Fact or fiction this was a great book. The second group includes trips to northern Italy, Switzerland, and southern Germany. In later developments of the story, the Grail is a jewel that lucifdr from the crown of Lucifer.


I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north In the basement, surrounded licifer busts of prominent Nazis, was an empty plinth where the Grail would go. The Secret Life of a Satanist.

Reviewed by John J. How the Irish Saved Civilization. This journey was also one of self-discovery for Rahn. It was an uneasy partnership for Otto Rahn; later, he explained his SS membership to friends in the following way: But one of the few things one can with any confidence say about him is that he looked nothing like Harrison Ford.

The first time I opened one of his books, I saw with terror and rapture subjects dreamed by me and described by him, twenty years earlier. Feb 21, Anna rated it it was amazing. Sep 12, Iris rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Jul 27, Fiona Robson rated it it was amazing Shelves: The differences from the film are even more interesting, of course.

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 s pursuing leads to the Grail and other mysteries. He didn’t find the Grail, but he did find a complex of caves nearby that the Cathars had used as a kind of subterranean cathedral.

His death was officially ruled a suicide. Books by Otto Rahn. My ancestors did not love St.