Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity

Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity

by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Martin Campbell-Kelly
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New York University Press
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Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814731550
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 371
Sales rank: 687,917
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1American Neo-Nazism7
2The British Nazi Underground30
3Julius Evola and the Kali Yuga52
4Imperium and the New Atlantis72
5Savitri Devi and the Hitler Avatar88
6The Nazi Mysteries107
7Wilhelm Landig and the Esoteric SS128
8Nazi UFOs, Antarctica and Aldebaran151
9Miguel Serrano and Esoteric Hitlerism173
10White Noise and Black Metal193
11Nazi Satanism and the New Aeon213
12Christian Identity and Creativity232
13Nordic Racial Paganism257
14Conspiracy Beliefs and the New World Order279
Conclusion: The Politics of Identity303
About the Author371

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