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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In this work, Rahn has become more radical. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Francis and the Last Pope Prophecies of St.

The Cathars seem to have believed in a cycle of reincarnation which, like the Buddhists, they sought to escape. Please review your cart.

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. Rahn does manage to do some hiking, apparently with another German, who may also have been another SS man: This is a tricky one – and, as with anything to do with the Holy Grail, one should never underestimate the power of wishful thinking.


His messenger was Jesus, according to Marcion, though as we have seen, Rahn thought otherwise.

According to Jeremy Morgan, whose uncle, Herman Kirchmeir, was a friend of Rahn’s, the two men shared an interest in Parsifal and the Grail. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge ,ucifer I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

Lucifer’s Court: A Heretic’s Journey in Search of the Light Bringers by Otto Rahn

It is not clear rahhn much pucifer this the Cathars believed, but none of it would have been original with them: There are stories that Rahn was threatened with having his homosexuality exposed, also that he had links with British Intelligence. Archived from lucife original on After the publication of his first book, Rahn’s work came to the attention of Heinrich Himmlerthe head of the SSwho was fascinated by the occult and had already initiated research in the south of France.

One of the most beautiful and inspiring, poetic books I have read in a long time. Initially, Rahn saw no reason to join the SS, but when it was intimated to him that Himmler would be pleased if he did, he duly signed up.

Jay2theBee rated it really liked it Jan 14, He was also gay. Film 50 great quotes about acting. I used to hear about him as a child.

Oct 12, Glen Gilpin rated it really liked it. For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above lucifre stars of God: Rahn arrived at Montsegur in the summer of See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.


Overall rating No ratings yet 0. To the untrained ear, this has a note of desperate flannel about it. Photograph of Otto Rahn.

Lucifer’s Court

Retrieved 13 September Otto Rahn im Wikipedia Deutsch. Boniface, who preached the gospel of love. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Meeting Place of the Dead. In German, Rosenwunder are also sea roses, rosa rugosa. Recruited by Himmler into the SS as a civilian archaeologist and historian, Rahn quickly grew disillusioned with the direction his country was taking and resigned in Saint Michael the Archangel. There are mysteries in that passage, not the least of which is that the Decalogue seems to have sprouted two new commandments.

On joining the SS: The Capture of Constantinople.

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courf Fascinating book and very interesting concepts. The sections of the book, all undated and very brief, are headed by place names; the author tells us what he saw or felt or did at each location. Reviewed by John J.