Ask yourself: what is popular culture? How does popular culture, along with universally accepted ideas of art and creativity, mass media, publishing and financial constructs, political and social... More > doctrines come into existence? Are mass social and cultural movements—coupled with one's personal and social identity perception—always a natural, turbulent flow of social, economic, philosophical, spiritual and artistic threads of the collective human experience? Movements which organically emerge from the underground eventually to become mainstream cultural and socially accepted consensus? Then from these options, we pick and choose objectively from this smorgasbord of tastes and opinions? That we, as the consumer, the investor, the voter—including our individual decisions, affiliations, allegiances and even our emotional attachments—are all a unique personal experience, determined exclusively by our own choices when all is said and done?
The answer to all these questions is NO.< Less
Did you know that Hitler feared a dormant demonic force residing inside the moon which he believed somehow created and controlled human destiny?
In Walpurgis Night: Volume One, Thomas Sheridan... More > known for his work on psychopathology, mass hysteria and social engineering, for the first time tackles a historical subject using these concepts as a framework in which to re-examine the rise of the Nazi cult and its legacy.
Sheridan's research goes beyond the occult development of the Nazis by delving into the repressed Teutonic Häxan psyche. Examining everything from the movies of the era, to the political factions of 1919 who were invoking their own demons of death and destruction.
The book takes into account every aspect of the Nazi occult from Fascination (eye magic), to word spells, to the sex magic rituals of the Third Reich. You will never see history in the same way ever again, and you'll be left wondering if indeed their Black-Häxan magic is still at work today. (includes illustrations)< Less