By Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
"Anyone who recalls the devastation wrought by means of Nazi fanaticism can in basic terms be astonished and dismayed via this publication. Who may have foreseen that part a century after the defeat of the 3rd Reich the jews may once more be perceived as a demonic energy cause on destroying the 'Aryan race', or that Hitler will be imagined as a divine being who's approximately to come back to earth to accomplish the Holocaust? For the problem, who can have foreseen that the preposterous 'pagan' cult built via Heinrich Himmler could ever be revived?
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke exhibits not just that this stuff have certainly occurred yet how and why they've got occurred. He additionally indicates what risks they could portend. Black sunlight is either a captivating and a deeply hectic paintings. It merits the main severe awareness - and a large readership." - Norman Cohn, writer of The Pursuit of the Millennium and Warrant for Genocide.
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke has performed pioneering paintings within the box of the occult roots of Nazism. within the current quantity he plays an identical important provider in regards to the ideological fantasies of put up warfare neo fascism. -Walter Laqueur
More than part a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the a ways correct is back hard the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical events are feeding on anxiousness approximately fiscal globalization, affirmative motion, and third-world immigration, flashpoint matters to many conventional teams in multicultural societies. A curious mix of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, jap philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and assisting to use the frequent worry that invisible elites are shaping international occasions.
Black sunlight examines the hot neofascist ideology, exhibiting how hate teams, militias and conspiracy cults try to achieve effect. in keeping with interviews and large study into underground teams, Black sunlight records the hot Nazi and fascist sects that experience sprung up from the Seventies throughout the Nineties and examines the mentality and motivation of those far-right extremists. the result's an in depth, grounded portrait of the legendary and devotional facets of Hitler cults between Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy steel tune lovers, and in occult literature.
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke bargains a different point of view on a long way correct neo-Nazism viewing it as a brand new kind of Western spiritual heresy. He paints a daunting photo of a faith with its personal relics, rituals, prophecies and a world sectarian following that may, below the right kind stipulations, achieve political strength and try and observe its risky millenarian fantasies.
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In their sectarian enclave, American neo-Nazis embrace a prophetic religion in which Hitler is no less AMERIC AN NEO-NAZISM 29 than a Christ ﬁgure, and Rockwell equates to St. Paul. As Jim Saleam has argued, the neo-Nazis see Nazi Germany’s twelve years [as Hitler’s ministry], the times of revealed faith and miracles. The war was the cruciﬁxion. The swastika was the cross, a talisman against evil. The Nazi chiefs were Hitler’s disciples. The Nuremberg trials produced martyrs and forced the faith into the political catacombs.
There is a indeed a certain structural, if not theological, parallel between the Christian gospel and the racial evangel of neo-Nazism. This prophetic and structural similiarity, especially in view of the millenarianism and the messianic status of Hitler in neo-Nazism, makes this doctrine of racial salvation intelligible to individuals in a culture where Christian fundamentalism has always flourished. The Nazi heritage of George Lincoln Rockwell can be traced back to the patriotic, pro-German and appeasement groups during the 1930s.
48 Another strand in this thinking was supplied by Richard Kelly Hoskins, a Christian Identity follower, who wrote about “the Phineas Priesthood” based on biblical references in Numbers and Psalms. When the Lord is angered by the Israelites’ cohabitation with Moabite women, Phinehas (in the King James spelling), the grandson of Aaron, thrusts his spear through a race-mixing pair of lovers. The Lord is pleased, spares the Israelites from the plague and makes a covenant of “an everlasting priesthood” with the zealous Phinehas (Numbers 25:6–13).