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Beorc-Berkana-Brica-Berkna-Bairkan-Bjarkan  is one of the tree runes. The basic symbolism points at the birch tree. The birch was one of the first trees to grow after the retreat of the glaciers, a tree of beginning that was involved in numerous spring festivals. The birch is one of the fertility trees, its rune sign suggesting breasts, the breasts and a pregnant...

The most popular of all Grail Romances is the German epic poem Parzifal composed by Wolfram von Eschenbach, written sometime between 1200 and 1216. Although as he himself admitted did not "invent" the story, he gave spiritual meaning to it. He describes how at Munsalvaesche many brave knights dwell with the Grail. He wrote: "They live from a  stone of...

Backstory of the Maier-files part 2 the occult in British intelligence services MI5 - MI6. Another possible clue to Crowley’s wartime involvement with intelligence agencies, surfaced in a report, sent by Kim Philby in 1942 to Moscow. He was MI6 officer and a Soviet mole. Philby informed his Russian masters, that MI6 were investigating a blackmailing racket, linking Air force officers and...

Another Story behind the story. (ENG + NL) Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar. The British Intelligence certainly used him, and he was close to the likes of Lloyd George and Churchill’s Minister of Information, Brendan Bracken. As Aldous Huxley described him: "poet, painter, musician, aristocrat and millionaire. The unique fairy prince of modern life." His haunted country house was near Newport...

Winston Churchill was a Freemason and had even been initiated into a masonic-style Druidic order. Churchill had as a personal physician and advisor one Walter Stein, an Austrian expatriate and Anthroposophist. It was from Stein's theories that Ravencroft would develop the ideas expressed in "The Spear of Destiny". Stein wrote a book in 1928 published in English as "The Ninth...

It is surprising the number of practitioners of the magical arts and witchcraft who were involved in military and intelligence work during the Second World War. Perhaps the best known ‘occult spy’ operating in the Second World War, and in fact long before, is Aleister Crowley. In the 1930s there is the first solid evidence that Crowley was recruited by MI6...

Backstory of the Maier Files (NL+ENG) Another true, weird event and also one of the many layers in the Maier Files series is the occult used in WW2. This picture in this post is an excerpt of an article in the Illustrated from 1952, about Cecil Hugh Williamson. Williamson had been recruited into MI6 in 1938 by a family friend Major...