Otto Rahn and the Quest for the Grail: The Amazing Life of the Real Indiana Jones

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Overview

Otto Rahn led a life of incredible adventure in the South of France in the early 1930s. The Hessian language scholar is said to have found runic Grail tablets in the Pyrenean grottoes, unearthed as a result of his phenomenal scholastic detective work in decoding the hidden messages within the medieval Grail masterwork Parsifal. The fabulous artifacts identified by Rahn were believed by Himmler to include the Grail Cup, the Spear of Destiny, the Tablets of Moses, the Ark of the Covenant, the Sword and Harp of David, the Sacred Candelabra and the Golden Urn of Manna. There are those who believe that Rahn was a Nazi guru who wielded immense influence on his elders and "betters" within the Hitler regime, persuading them that the Grail was the Sacred Book of the Aryans, which, once obtained, would justify their extreme political theories and revivify the ancient Germanic myths. But things are never as they seem, and as new facts emerge about Otto Rahn a far more extraordinary story unfolds. Is it possible that-far from being an SS adept-Otto Rahn was a key defender of freedoms in a time of immense chaos and cruelty, in short a modern day Argonaut who sought the Golden Fleece to rekindle the dimming Light of humanity?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931882828
  • Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 539,306
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Life
Treasure and Legend     11
1904-1930 Relative Calm     27
France 1931-1933     38
The Polaires     55
Germany 1933-1935 "a precious treasure"     61
Karl Maria Weisthor "Himmler's Rasputin"     80
Otto and Gabriele     90
Germany 1936-1937 serving the Reichsfuhrer SS     105
France 1937 Forbidden Merchandise     119
Germany 1938-1939 "Gral"     126
Endura     143
Trompe l'Oeil     150
Troj de Reses     168
After Life
MI6     175
"We slew the wrong pig"     187
Himmler, Wolff and Canaris     195
Meaning
Over the hills and faraway     210
Philosophy     217
The Rosy Cross     219
The Argonauts     230
The Church     236
Tibet and Thule     254
The Black Sun     267
Prometheus Bound     278
Jehan's Last Steps     284
Illumination     293
Arthur's Bosom     300
Wilhelm's Haven?     305
Rudolf Hess' Scout?     311
Conclusions     318
Tale o' the Bank
A Short Story     327
Papers and correspondence     336
Bibliography     366
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