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Joan Miller died in June 1984.  Despite efforts by MI5 Miller’s daughter managed to get her mother’s autobiography, One Girl’s War: Personal Exploits in MI5’s Most Secret Station, published in Ireland in 1986. Joan Miller was born in 1918. After leaving boarding school at 16 she found work in a tea-shop in Andover. This was followed by the post of...

What seest thou else in the dark backward and abysm of time? In the early stages of World War II a secret U-boat mission was set up to Scotland. Could it be that the untold story of "Unternehmen Kelch" has both a rational, political dimension and a "unworldly", esoteric one? [vc_row][vc_column width='1/2'] Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and esoteric lore,...

In traditional teaching the location of the center or primordial seat of the Olympian civilization of the Golden Age is to be found in a Boreal or Nordic Boreal region that became uninhabitable. This tradition of Hyperborean origins, in its original Olympian form or in its new emergences of a heroic type, is at the basis of founding or civilizing...

That Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Germany's greatest poet, had an interest in the occult and alchemy is clear from Faust. Based on an historical character, the original Faust legend goes back to medieval times and prior to Goethe's there were earlier dramatic renditions of the tale, notably Christopher Marlowe's. Yet it is to Goethe's Faust (Part I 1808; Part...

It was Rodin who stated that “Man never invented anything new, only discovered things.” Although it’s correct to say that certain symbols have been man-made for a particular purpose, it’s just as correct to argue that everything is somehow inspired by the natural world around us, by the forms of nature, plants, animals, the elements. Even a reaction against the...

Philosophical esotericism—the practice of communicating one’s unorthodox thoughts “between the lines”—was a common practice until the end of the eighteenth century. The famous Encyclopédie of Diderot, for instance, not only discusses this practice in over twenty different articles, but admits to employing it itself. The history of Western thought contains hundreds of such statements by major philosophers testifying to the...

Du Dunkelheit, aus der ich stamme, Ich liebe dich mehr als die Flamme, Welche die Welt begrenzt, Indem sie glänzt Für irgend einen Kreis, Aus dem heraus kein Wesen von ihr weiß. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] Aber die Dunkelheit hält alles in sich: Gestalten und Flammen, Tiere und mich, Wie sie’s erraft, Menschen und Mächte – Und es kann sein: eine große Kraft Rührt sich in meiner Nachbarschaft. Ich glaube an Nächte. Rainer Maria Rilke Gij...