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https://www.hthakl-octagon.com/

This library is very well known.  Not sure if above is the same.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliotheca_Philosophica_Hermetica

So Fraternitas Saturni was started in Berlin in 1928.

Right here:

Fire & Ice: Magical Teachings of Germany's Greatest Secret Occult Order (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series)

The Brotherhood of Saturn is one of Germany's most secret occult lodges and unknown to magicians of the English-speaking world. This is the first study of its inner documents and workings. Discover the fascinating histories of its founders and leaders. Witness the development of its magical beliefs and practices and its banishment by the Nazi government. The Saturnian path of initiation is revealed in full detail.

by Stephen Edred Flowers, 1995 Llewellyn

and also

The Fraternitas Saturni: History, Doctrine, and Rituals of the Magical Order of the Brotherhood of Saturn (2018)
by Stephen E. Flowers Ph.D.

https://www.amazon.com/Fraternitas-Saturni-History-Doctrine-Brotherhood/dp/1620557215/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?pd_rd_i=1620557215&pd_rd_r=e696a8b1-4085-44bd-b95f-fbe823551835&pd_rd_w=CJZZi&pd_rd_wg=JcJNJ&pf_rd_p=a6d018ad-f20b-46c9-8920-433972c7d9b7&pf_rd_r=WN7H2J2FMK3DSMBC4R5P&psc=1&qid=1581812061&refinements=p_27%3AS.+Edred+Flowers&s=books&sr=1-1-dd5817a1-1ba7-46c2-8996-f96e7b0f409c&text=S.+Edred+Flowers

look:
https://www.amazon.com/Fraternitas-Saturni-History-Doctrine-Brotherhood/dp/1620557215/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?pd_rd_i=1620557215&pd_rd_r=e696a8b1-4085-44bd-b95f-fbe823551835&pd_rd_w=CJZZi&pd_rd_wg=JcJNJ&pf_rd_p=a6d018ad-f20b-46c9-8920-433972c7d9b7&pf_rd_r=WN7H2J2FMK3DSMBC4R5P&psc=1&qid=1581812061&refinements=p_27%3AS.+Edred+Flowers&s=books&sr=1-1-dd5817a1-1ba7-46c2-8996-f96e7b0f409c&text=S.+Edred+Flowers#reader_1620557215

The FS would be a huge influence on the London Crowley OTO successor Kenneth Grant!

Right here, available:

 Fire and ice 
  The Fraternitas Saturni : history, doctrine, and rituals of the magical order of the Brotherhood of Saturn / Stephen E. Flowers, Ph. D.  (2018, Inner Traditions, Rochester VT)

So Flowers has other books in libraries.  But they do not have:

Fire & Ice: Magical Teachings of Germany's Greatest Secret Occult Order (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series)

Sex Magic thread
https://tuscl.net/discussion.php?id=70893

https://www.parareligion.ch/grosche1.html

So Grosche started his group, FS, in 1928.  The Nazi's prohibited it, but he got it going again after the war.  He continued till his passing in 1964.

https://www.parareligion.ch/fs1.htm

Any who have followed my posting might have noticed some years back that I found the absence of the Grotsch literary estate was a huge loss.  I feel that even more strongly now, but I would seem to be available!

I also like that this is being mediated by someone who is fascist politically conscious, as support for fascism is the Achilles heel for so much of this, people like Stephan Bannon.

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So continuing to read:

Hidden Intercourse: Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotericism
by Wouter J. Hanegraaff and Jeffrey J. Kripal

Looking to chapter written by Hans Thomas Hakl, talking about 4 early 20th Century groups.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Thomas_Hakl

https://www.amazon.com/Octagon-Hans-Thomas-Editor-Hakl/dp/3935164084/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Hans+Thomas+Hakl&qid=1581809741&sr=8-2

^^^^  that Hermeticism Library in Amsterdam

Fascinating:
https://www.amazon.com/Eranos-Alternative-Intellectual-History-Twentieth/dp/0773540881/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Hans+Thomas+Hakl&qid=1581809741&sr=8-3#reader_0773540881

Eranos : an alternative intellectual history of the twentieth century / Hans Thomas Hakl ; translated by Christopher McIntosh ; with the collaboration of Hereward Tilton ( 2013 in libraries! )


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Some Esoteric and Occult Books, are they available in libraries?

 The darkened room : women, power, and spiritualism in late Victorian England / Alex Owen  (2004)  Available

The place of enchantment : British occultism and the culture of the modern / Alex Owen  (2004) online only



The History of British Magic After Crowley by Dave Evans, 2007
https://www.amazon.com/History-British-Magic-After-Crowley/dp/0955523702/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=history+of+british+magic+after+crowley&qid=1581791875&sr=8-1


Also by the same author, 2007

Aleister Crowley and the 20th Century Synthesis of Magick

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0955523729/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Look real good, but the above two books and their author are not in libraries!

Harry Potter : a history of magic (2018) 272 pages, available

also this smaller 2017 book

Harry Potter : a journey through a history of magic / illustrations by Jim Kay, Olivia Lomenech Gill.  available.


Condensed chaos : an introduction to chaos magic / by Phil Hine ; foreword by Peter J. Carroll (2010, but manuscript goes back further ) available


The practical art of divine magic : contemporary & ancient techniques of theurgy / Patrick Dunn (2015) not actually available, in library only or copies lost



http://arthurversluis.com/
has written many books, most are available in libraries

Arthur Versluis, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Professor in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University.

for example

Theosophia : hidden dimensions of Christianity / Arthur Versluis (1994)

The esoteric origins of the American renaissance / Arthur Versluis (2001)
European esoteric currents -- Esotericism in early America -- The esoteric ambience of the American Renaissance -- Hitchcock -- Poe -- Hawthorne -- Melville -- Greaves -- Alcott -- Emerson -- Fuller -- Whitman -- Dickinson -- The esoteric origins of the American Renaissance

 The secret history of western sexual mysticism : sacred practices and spiritual marriage / Arthur Versluis (2008)

Magic and mysticism : an introduction to Western esotericism / Arthur Versluis (2007)


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Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Rennovia
« on: January 28, 2020, 03:19:00 pm »
Rennovia ??

https://www.macroaxis.com/invest/ratio/RNVA--Probability-Of-Bankruptcy

BioAmber files for bankruptcy and Rennovia ceases operations
https://internationalsugarjournal.com/bioamber-files-for-bankruptcy-and-rennovia-ceases-operations/

Rennovia, Inc. produces renewable chemicals. It offers adipic acids and adiponitrile for consumer end products, including carpets, heat-resistant automotive parts, furniture, apparel, footwear, luggage, adhesives, and coatings. Rennovia, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/rennovia#section-overview

executives and board members
Rennovia, Inc. produces bio-renewable chemicals. The Company develops advanced chemo-catalytic processes for the conversion of bio-derived, renewable feedstocks. Rennovia serves customers worldwide.

https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/9987492Z:US

Very Curious Technical Article
http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2018/03/09/rennovias-demise-the-rule-of-thirds-and-the-pursuit-of-sustainable-nylon-in-a-world-of-low-oil-prices/

and
https://greenchemicalsblog.com/2018/03/09/bio-based-chems-market-sees-setback-with-rennovia-exit/

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Philosophy, Religion, Esoteric, Occult / Nora Roberts
« on: January 24, 2020, 06:05:14 pm »
The Rise of Magicks: Chronicles of The One, Book 3
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L2QR5WD/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

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Industrial Concerns / Re: everactive
« on: January 24, 2020, 04:30:35 pm »
BOSS Control Systems Inc

https://www.bosscontrolsystems.com/




Building Automation Systems Design, Installation, Management


http://mtechcorp.com/automation/

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Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Regular Expressions, and Ruby
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:29:58 pm »


Practical Usage of Regular Expressions: An introduction to regexes for translators Paperback  – February 20, 2018
by Anthony Rudd

Introducing Regular Expressions 1st Edition
by Michael Fitzgerald (Author)

Learning Ruby: The Language that Powers Rails 1st Edition
by Michael James Fitzgerald

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Industrial Concerns / Baldor ABB
« on: January 10, 2020, 05:04:50 pm »
Baldor Electric is now ABB
https://www.baldor.com/

ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc.
 5711 R.S. Boreham Jr Street
 P.O. Box 2400
 Fort Smith, AR 72901

Blador Electric Company, Fort Smith, Arkansas based manufacturer of energy saving industrial electric motors, power transmission products, drives and generators, continues to expand its generator product offering from 1-2,000 kW. Manufactured in our Oshkosh plant in Wisconsin, each Blador generator, stock or custom, is designed to provide the greatest reliability while meeting NEMA, NFPA110, CSA and UL stndards.
https://www.equipmentworld.com/baldor-generators-and-light-towers/


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A longtime Facebook executive has admitted the company’s platform helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election, and it may happen again this year. In an internal memo, Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth wrote, “So was Facebook responsible for Donald Trump getting elected? I think the answer is yes.”

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/1/10/2020_election_digital_manipulation_cambridge_analytica#transcript

The Weaponization of Data: Cambridge Analytica, Information Warfare & the 2016 Election of Trump
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/1/10/defense_contractors_are_using_a_new#transcript

Targeted: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower's Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump, and Facebook Broke Democracy and How It Can Happen Again
https://www.amazon.com/Targeted-Cambridge-Analytica-Whistleblowers-Democracy/dp/0062965794/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=targetted&qid=1578689893&sr=8-1

SJG

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Gary Lachman's Dark Star Rising

page 61ff

talks of Frithjof Schuon, and his book "The Transcendent Unity of Religions."  REAL TURKEY!

Then opens discussion of Rene Guenon, and this of course leads to Julius Evola.

We have now mention of a book and writer who look most interesting:

Mark Sedgwick, Against the Modern World (2004)  Seems to be about this "Traditionalism" movement and Sedgwick is said to be a historian of esotericism.


Mark Sedgwick


https://www.amazon.com/Against-Modern-World-Traditionalism-Intellectual/dp/0195396014/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Mark+Sedgwick&qid=1578016775&sr=8-2

Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century


Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy Paperback  – February 5, 2019

Since the start of the twenty-first century, the political mainstream has been shifting to the right. The liberal orthodoxy that took hold in the West as a reaction to the Second World War is breaking down. In Europe, populist political parties have pulled the mainstream in their direction; in America, a series of challenges to the Republican mainstream culminated in the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

In Key Thinkers of the Radical Right, sixteen expert scholars explain sixteen thinkers, providing an introduction to their life and work, a guide to their thought, and an explanation of their work's reception. The chapters focus on thinkers who are widely read across the political right in both Europe and America, such as Julius Evola, Alain de Benoist, and Richard B. Spencer. Featuring classic, modern, and emerging thinkers, this selection provides a good representation of the intellectual right and avoids making political or value judgments. In an increasingly polarized political environment, Key Thinkers of the Radical Right offers a comprehensive and unbiased introduction to the thinkers who form the foundation of the radical right.

https://www.amazon.com/Key-Thinkers-Radical-Right-Democracy/dp/0190877596/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1578016999&refinements=p_27%3AMark+Sedgwick&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Mark+Sedgwick

Yes, both Mark Sedgwick books and his others are readily available.

Lachman also talks much about Putin't guy Alexander Dugin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dugin

^^^^  a real piece of work. Occult fascism is indeed on the rise world wide.

UKIP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Independence_Party

Nigel Farage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Farage

Again, what I find most telling is from Mark Sedgwick,

"Since the start of the twenty-first century, the political mainstream has been shifting to the right. The liberal orthodoxy that took hold in the West as a reaction to the Second World War is breaking down. In Europe, populist political parties have pulled the mainstream in their direction; in America, a series of challenges to the Republican mainstream culminated in the 2016 election of Donald Trump. "


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so page 60ff Lachman writes:

Power is perhaps the greatest intoxicant because it is linked to the feeling of life itself.  Nietzsche knew this, and it helped him to outgrow Schopenhauer's pessimism.  "What is goo?" he asks in The Antichrist.

All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.

What is bad? -- All that proceeds from weakness.

What is happiness? -- The feeling that power increases -- that a resistance is overcome.

Nietzsche's rhetoric is powerful itself and is too often quoted out of context to support attitudes and beliefs he did not share; that is an occupational hazard of a good writer.  Nietzsche is not advocationg power over others, as he is often said to be, but power over oneself.  Life Nietzsche tells us, is that "which must overcome itself again and again."  His Ubermensch -- usually mistranslated as "superman" -- is not a demigod or a member of a master race lording it over the rest of us, but someone who has "overcome" himself, an "overman."  When Nietzsche's prophet Zarathustra addresses the people in the market place and says that "as long as I can conceive of something better than myself I cannot be unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it."  The greatest sense of power comes from overcoming one's own weaknesses and strengths, from growing beyond oneself.  This is what creative evolution is about.

(Creative Evolution is the title of a work by Henri Bergson.  Lachman has to know this. )

But Nietzsche the psychologist knows that often this will to power finds other more immediately stimulating channels and that it is all to easy to develop the habit of following those rather than developing the more legitimate means of heightening our sense of power, that is of growth.  Indeed, one sign of self-mastery is that one outgrows the temptation to get a quick, cheap thrill at the expense of one's development.
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As Colin Wilson discovered, one of the avenues for this is sex.


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Dark Star Rising : Magick and Power in the Age of Trump, by Gary Lachman

p51ff

Both Hitler and Mussolini wanted people to believe in them, and both found that fhis was precisely what many people wanted to do.  They, it seemed, were made for each other.  ow Hitler and Mussolini got millions of people to believe in them was by believing in themselves an d their respective causes, in Hitler's case National Socialism and in Mussolini's fascism.  They did not win this believing through argument, persuasive reasoning, or a convincing display of facts. They didn't force people to believe nor did they buy their compliance.  Something much deeper and more immediate was at work.  Something that is a part of the very fabric of our being.

Mussolini and Hitler gathered the masses beind them by fulfilling a need, a very powerful one, and also by meeting a desire.  The need is to believe that our lives have some meaning and purpose beyond that of fulfilling our basic animal appetites.  This is the essence of all religion.  We need to feel there is some reason for our existence.  This lack of belief leads to nihilism, that belief in nothing, a condition that postmodernism seems to hvae saddled us with today.  Man, we know, does not live by bread alone; if he did, any feasible plan for the equitable distribution of the planet's resources would solve the world's problems overnight.  As George Orwell, a witness to the rise of populist demagogues in pre-World War II Europe, "Hitler...knows that human beings don't only want comfort, safety, short working hours, hygiene, birth control and, in general, common sense; they also want struggle and self-sacrifice, not to mention drums, flags and loyalty parades."

... Hitler and Mussolini were adept at providing many people in Germany and Italy with the sense that they belonged to some larger reality beyond their everyday lives.  This is why all attempts to explain Hitler's success through economic, class, or some other "rational" reason are ultimately inadequate.  They leave what we might call the "existential" element out of their reckoning, the need for a meaning to life more significant that a full stomach.
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The desire Hitler and Mussolini met in millions of people was a simple one: to be free of the burden of giving meaning to their lives themselves, of fulfilling their hunger for "struggle and self-sacrifice," for some greater purpose than the satisfaction of their own appetites, though their own efforts.

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There seems to be an inverse ration between a people's lack of self-belief, and the enthusiasm with which they embrace a belief in someone else, provided he displays enough self-belief to fill the void within them.  The examples above refer to how "charismatic leaders," as the sociologist Max Weber called them, do precisely this.  For Weber such figures are set apart from ordinary men and are often seen as superhuman or supernatural.  Charisma is of Greek origin and means a "gift of grace."

Then it goes into endorsement of a book I have long admired,  "Feet of Clay" by Anthony Storr.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684834952/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3

 



Jewish Community Denounces Anti-Semitic Attacks Fueled by a “White Nationalist Administration”
https://www.democracynow.org/2019/12/31/us_hate_crimes_gun_violence

First Lady of the World: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Impact on New Deal to U.N. Declaration of Human Rights
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/1/1/eleanor_roosevelt

Zion SRT
https://www.roadtrek.com/models/zion-srt/

Whitesnake - Still of the Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swPt9HBRXuE

DEEP PURPLE - LIVE - DENMARK 1972 HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGPLLAsctTI

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So from page 78ff

... is the brainchild of white supremacist Richard Spencer, and it came to global prominence when Hillary Clinton inadvertently gave it the best publicity it could ask for.  In her campaign speech in Reno, Nevada, on August 25, 2016, Clinton spoke out against her opponent, Donald Trump.  She accused him of basing his campaign on "prejudice and paranoia," of supporting anti-Semitism and white nationalism, and of bringing what had until then been a "paranoid fringe" in American politics into the mainstream.  This "paranoid fringe," in American politics into the mainstream.

This "paranoid fringe," she said, was the "alt-right," or "alternative right," a "loosely organized movement, mostly online," that--as she quoted from The Wall Street Journal--"rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism and views immigration and multiculturalism as threats to white identity."  They call themselves "racialists" rather than "racists" and speak of "white nationalism" rather than "white supremacy,"....

Steve Bannon, who through the right-wing website Breitbart.com, gave the alt-right a place to air its views. ....

Through this she believed that "a fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party."

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part of a "rising tide of hard-line, right wing nationalism around the world."

She included in this the far right British politician Nigel Farage and Vladimir Putin.

"There's always been a paranoid fringe in our politics,"..."But it's never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone."

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Clinton spoke out against Trump's endorsement of conspiracy theories and his intransigence when criticized for accepting the support of people like David Duke, head of the KKK.  She complained  of his retweeting white supremacist propaganda and giving his approval to the ideas of talk show host Alex Jones of InfoWars infamy....

Richard Spencer  ...  watched Clinton's speech in a hotel room in Tokyo. ....  spreading the alt-right word since 2008.

(a campaign to destabilize President Obama. )

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