First English translation of the book that introduced the realm of Hollow Earth • Explores the underground world of Agarttha, sometimes known as Shambhala, a realm that is spiritually and technologically advanced beyond our modern culture • One of the most influential works of 19th-century occultism • Written by the philosopher who influenced Papus, Rene Guénon, and Rudolf Steiner The underground realm of Agarttha was first introduced to the Western world in 1886 by the French esoteric philosopher Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre with his book Mission de l’Inde, translated here for the first time into English. Saint-Yves’s book maintained that deep below the Himalayas were enormous underground cities, which were under the rule of a sovereign pontiff known as the Brahâtma. Throughout history, the “unknown superiors” cited by secret societies were believed to be emissaries from this realm who had moved underground at the onset of the Kali-Yuga, the Iron Age. Ruled in accordance with the highest principles, the kingdom of Agarttha, sometimes known as Shambhala, represents a world that is far advanced beyond our modern culture, both technologically and spiritually. The inhabitants possess amazing skills their above ground counterparts have long since forgotten. In addition, Agarttha is home to huge libraries of books engraved in stone, enshrining the collective knowledge of humanity from its remotest origins. Saint-Yves explained that the secret world of Agarttha, and all its wisdom and wealth, would be made available for humanity when Christianity and all other known religions of the world began truly honoring their own sacred teachings.
Examination of legends of the subterranean kingdom of Agarttha and The King of the World in the light of traditional metaphysics. Incidental subjects include Luz: The above of immortality; The Holy Grail, Melkizedek, The Omphalos and Sacred Stones, and general considerations on the sites of spiritual centers
Real life "Indiana Jones," maverick archaeologist David Childress takes the reader on an incredible adventure across some of the world's oldest and most remote countries in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. Discover ancient cities in the Gobi Desert; hear fantastic tales of lost continents, vanished civilizations and secret societies bent on ruling the world; visit forgotten monasteries in forbidding snow-capped mountains with strange tunnels to mysterious subterranean cities! A unique combination of far-out exploration and practical travel advice, it will astound and delight the experienced traveler or the armchair voyager. Plenty of material on the Rama Empire of ancient India, ancient aircraft called Vimanas, Shambala and hidden lands in Tibet, China and Mongolia, and plenty more! Chapters include: Tales From the Seventh Gate; The Bowl of Buddha; Hidden Valley & the Lost Kingdom of Mustang; Call of the Yeti; Krishna & the Taj Mahal; Smugglers of the Kyber Pass; Thus Spoke Zarathustra; A Jihad Sweeps Iran; Mount Ararat & the Cult of the Assassins; Gurus & Lost Cities; Fierwalkers of t he Great Indian Desert; Shiva Dancing to the Juggernaut; The Seven Rishi Cities of the Rama Empire; Caravans Through the Karakoram to Hunza; At the Lost Tomb of Jesus; In Search of the Great White Brotherhood; Silk Road Across the Gobi Desert; Sojourn to the Tomb of Ghengis Khan; Tales From the Forbidden City; Taoist Pilgrim in the Jaws of the Dragon; more.
'The return of the serpents of wisdom' is an unprecedented work on ancient secret societies and lost civilizations. According to ancient records, the patriarchs and founders of the early civilizations in Egypt, India, China, Peru, Mesopotamia, Britain, and the Americas were colonized by the Serpents of Wisdom - spiritual masters associated with the original serpent - who arrived in these lands after abandoning their beloved homelands and crossing great seas. While bearing names denoting 'snake' or 'dragon' (such as Naga, Lung, Djedhi, Amaru, Quetzalcoatl, Adder, etc.), these Serpents of Wisdom directed the construction of dazzling civilizations where they and their descendants served as priest-kings and enlightened healers of mystery school traditions.
After the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 a Russian nobleman surrounded by an aura of mystical warrior continues the struggle in Mongolia and manages to restore the monarchy in that republic. Before falling into the hands of the Communists, he sends the Mongolian treasure to save it from his enemies. In the current age the members of an informal community of researchers called Bluthund keep track of that treasure in the Gobi Desert facing attacks from fearsome Mongol bandits, terrible sandstorms and persecutions of another rival organization working in the shadows. The findings in the Gobi lead them to a much more decisive search in Tibet with amazing and disturbing results. A vibrant thriller that will keep you in suspense until the end.
Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity
Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
More than half a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the far right is again challenging the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical movements are feeding on anxiety about economic globalization, affirmative action, and third-world immigration, flashpoint issues to many traditional groups in multicultural societies. A curious mixture of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, Eastern philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and helping to exploit the widespread fear that invisible elites are shaping world events. Black Sun examines the new neofascist ideology, showing how hate groups, militias and conspiracy cults attempt to gain influence. Based on interviews and extensive research into underground groups, Black Sun documents the new Nazi and fascist sects that have sprung up from the 1970s through the 1990s and examines the mentality and motivation of these far-right extremists. The result is a detailed, grounded portrait of the mythical and devotional aspects of Hitler cults among Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy Metal music fans, and in occult literature. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy. He paints a frightening picture of a religion with its own relics, rituals, prophecies and an international sectarian following that could, under the proper conditions, gain political power and attempt to realize its dangerous millenarian fantasies.