I want to start by saying:
That was my initial reaction when I stumbled upon all of this information. I couldn't believe my eyes. So much so that I believed it must be a hoax
of some sort. "How have I never heard of this before!?" Since then I have wavered in my beliefs on how important/relevant this information is. I
even tried to leave it alone for a while to see if it would go away. It didn't.
And so I was forced to make this thread, mainly to get the information "out there", so to speak, and partly because I wanted someone to come along
and either confirm it's importance or burst my bubble.
So I shall present to you what I have been looking into (as best I can) and then sit back and prepare for the worst
To kick us off we need to quickly look at an individual who seems to be the orchestrator of it all...
Rudolf Steiner, born in February 1861, was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist. He gained initial recognition as a
literary critic and cultural philosopher. At the beginning of the 20th century, he founded a spiritual movement, Anthroposophy, as an esoteric
philosophy growing out of European transcendentalism and with links to Theosophy.
Anthroposophy postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world accessible to direct experience through
inner development. More specifically, it aims to develop faculties of perceptive imagination, inspiration and intuition through cultivating a form of
thinking independent of sensory experience, and to present the results thus derived in a manner subject to rational verification. In its
investigations of the spiritual world, anthroposophy aims to attain the precision and clarity attained by the natural sciences in their investigations
of the physical world.
His legacy to the world is more than 350 volumes of collected works including about forty volumes containing his writings as well as over 6000
lectures. His legacy is also preserved through his Waldorf schools, which, as of 2011, there are 998 independent Waldorf schools located in sixty
countries throughout the world.
The reason I draw your attention to Steiner is because he moved in some very interesting, some very occult/esoteric circles and seems to have been the
originator of the accusations you are about to see. We will be hearing more from him later.
What started me off on this journey of discovery was an article from New Dawn Magazine entitled:
Brothers of the Shadows: A Perspective on
. I will be using the relevant extracts from that article as the skeleton for my thread so there isn't any particular need to go
and read it now, although it wouldn't do any harm.
Anyways, what first caught my attention was this...
In 1893, an Englishman called C.G. Harrison delivered six lectures to the Berean Society, a mysterious group of ‘Christian esotericists’. A
record of these lectures is to be found in Harrison’s remarkable book
The Transcendental Universe. Little is known about
the Berean Society or Harrison, although he wrote two further books in his lifetime. What is clear is that Harrison, who speaks in defense of the
“high” Church, had access to a phenomenal store of esoteric thought, and was furthermore privy to a certain amount of inside knowledge.
In his second lecture, he spoke not only of “the next great European war”, but also of the “national character” of the Slavic peoples and its
ability to “enable them to carry out experiments in Socialism, political and economical, which would present innumerable difficulties in Western
Europe”. Remember that these lectures were given in 1893, 21 years before the First World War and 24 years before the Bolshevik
How could he know about the forthcoming War as well as the “experiments in Socialism”, which would take a grip on Russia and its surrounding
states for most of the twentieth century? If he was not, as he claimed, a “practical occultist” himself, it is reasonable to assume he had contact
with people who were, and who had access to the malign plans of such secret groups referred to above.
I could find very little about Mr Harrison. The above link to his book regards him as a "mysterious and unknown figure" whilst a short bio from
Steiner Books (yes, Rudolf Steiner) states that he was "(b. 1855) an English occultist, Anglican Christian, writer, and lecturer." So I have reason
to believe that Harrison did indeed have contact with people who were, and who had access to secret plans - that person being Rudolf Steiner.
The second significant piece of evidence which offers some backing for Steiner’s claims of occult interference in world politics is to be found
in a special edition of the satirical weekly The Truth, published at Christmas 1890. Under the heading ‘The Kaiser’s Dream’, the magazine
featured a cartoon map of Europe together with a humorous commentary. Many observations can be made of the map, but the most pertinent point to note
in relation to the above is that all the countries of Europe are shown as republics with the exception of Russia and its neighbouring states, over
which are written the words “Russian Desert”. In addition, Germany is identified with the words “German Republics”! This map signifies not
only a foreknowledge – similar to Harrison – of the fate of Russia to become a cultural as well as an economic ‘desert’, but also of the
future splitting of Germany into ‘republics’. The magazine’s editor, Henry Labouchère, was a Freemason. Was his remarkable foresight pure luck,
or once again did he have some inside knowledge of future plans to shape the world?
I was able to find the cartoon map in question and have reproduced it below:
I retrieved that map from a book entitled 'The Crisis of Civilization
written by the Russian Anthroposophist Gennady Bondarev. Bondarev was expelled from the General Anthroposophical Society in 1998, the given reason
being the alleged "anti-Semitism" expressed in his works. So, once again, he has obvious links with Rudolf Steiner.
However, that wasn't the only interesting map that Bondarev's book contained. He also reprints two other maps that are credited to Karl Heise. Heise
was a theosophist (obvious links to the Occult via Helena Blavatsky) and wrote several books about the society and Occultism in general.
What is even more interesting is that Heise was being funded by Rudolf Steiner, who wrote the preface to the first edition of Heise's 1919 book
'Understanding Freimaurerei-und Weltkrieg', in which Heise denounced a Masonic plot to have orchestrated the First World War.
We shall now look at these maps in more depth...
Entente-Freimaurerei und Weltkrieg (Masonry and Allied World War II)
Here is an online copy of the book:
Entente-Freimaurerei und Weltkrieg
From the contents regarding this map:
“Geographical map from the secret society circles of the English-speaking world.”
The heading of the above map reads: In the secret circles of the English speaking world, a future has been imagined involving a world war and it's
consequences shape Europe.
Below the map reads: Inscriptions in the map above:
(Over Germany is written) "the Germans remaining area (Rhine, Danube)"
(Over Austria, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia is written) "According to the prophesy world wars arising Danube-Balkan Federation (Danube)."
(Written over most of Eastern Europe is) "From the dissolution of the Russian State from Tscheco Slovaks, Poles, Russians, etc. resulting Slav
Okkultes Logentum (Occult Lodges)
Top left is written: "Second British secret lodges map about the distribution of Europe."
Over Russia is written: "States decreed for the socialist experiment by England."
So here we have maps from two books, published in 1919 and 1921 respectively, and a cartoon map, published in 1890, that have been drawn by the so
called "secret societies" that:
- Speak of an upcoming World War
to shape Europe.
- Speak of Russia an an ongoing Socialist Experiment
- Show a Germany divided into two seperate states
Rudolf Steiner, who seems to be the driving force behind these revelations, puts them into context:
In 1916 and 1917, in the midst of the catastrophic First World War, Steiner gave a series of 25 lectures to a group of his followers who gathered
together at their centre in Dornach in neutral Switzerland. These lectures, since translated and published in English, offer a unique reading of
Behind the outer façade of world affairs, suggested Steiner, the machinations of occult groups or ‘brotherhoods’ were at work. Certain of these
brotherhoods had wanted the Great War to take place, and had manipulated events to bring it about. In doing this, they sought to protect the dominant
economic position of the English-speaking world, and in turn to crush the ‘mediating’ role of Central European powers such as Germany, the
Austro-Hungarian empire, and so on.
These occult brotherhoods – small groups of men who met together in ‘lodges’ and practiced ceremonial magic as a means of achieving certain
goals – originated from the English-speaking (Anglo-Saxon) world and were allied, in particular, with Anglo-American interests. Their aim was to
extend Anglo-American influence across the globe, and to ensure the predomination of Anglo-American culture. Furthermore, they sought to extend its
superiority into the distant future; essentially to ensure that the present state of affairs continues evermore.
According to Steiner’s research, human evolution goes through ‘great periods’ of development. During each of these periods, a particular people
is given the task of leading humanity in a spiritual sense. Over the millennia, it has been the destiny of different peoples to bring specific
qualities, in a benevolent way, to the whole of humanity. Particular periods of history are thus led by particular nations. This does not imply a form
of political control or empire – and is certainly not a theory of national or racial superiority – but is referring to a spiritual form of
Steiner suggested that the Western world, and in particular the English-speaking peoples, have been given the task of getting to grips with the
material world – of becoming comfortable on Earth and developing in harmony with it. In this specific sense, the West was to introduce a certain
kind of (beneficial) materialism into human development. But this materialism was only meant to be developed up to a certain point. It was necessary
in order for humans to become fully part of the earthly world, and to help introduce an individualised consciousness (the ‘I’). But beyond that it
had the potential to be destructive. Materialism as a philosophy, which shuts out the possibility of soul and spirit, is retrogressive, asserted
Steiner, and works as an evil in human evolution.
The Anglo-American brotherhoods that seek dominion over mankind know this, and hence today are deliberately sponsoring various kind of materialism in
the hope of halting and trapping humanity at the present stage of its development. They don’t want humans to progress beyond the present stage of
immersion in the material world. In other words, they don’t want us to reconnect in a free way with our spiritual ‘I’, because they know that
their grip over humanity would then be lost. Human progress is dependent on spiritual knowledge, and thus the occult brotherhoods work against it.
Steiner explained further the brotherhoods were aware that the Slavic peoples were to be given the task of leadership on behalf of humanity during the
next ‘great period’ of history. For this reason, the Anglo-American brotherhoods not only sought to dominate the present great period of human
development, but – knowing that the Slavs had an important mission in the future – sought to gain control over the Slavic peoples (Russia in
particular) in the present, in order to interfere with or even put a halt to their coming task. In this way, the Anglo-American brotherhoods could
extend their control over human development into the distant future.
Steiner later claimed that the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, which led to the creation of the USSR and the 72-year cultural, intellectual, economic
and political repression of the populations of its various peoples, was masterminded and sponsored by these same brotherhoods as a means of
controlling the region and its peoples.
You can read for yourself what he had to say (it makes for a FASCINATING read!) by visiting his online
From the archives I present to you a couple of paragraphs that seem to be indicating his foreknowledge of an oncoming Second World War...
For we must be clear that the time can come again – today I choose my words very cautiously and therefore say: can come –, when, because
peace is not wanted at all, the conflict will be ferocious, maybe still more ferocious than it has already been, if something does not come from one
side or another to prevent this ferocity. Then the possibility will be found again to talk of the atrocious deeds of Middle Europe, and under the
ruins and the rubble one will bury the fact that one could have prevented these atrocious things oneself if one had not responded to the appeals for
peace with the bellowing of a bull. It lay after all in the hands of the forces of the periphery to bring about peace. But the time will come …
where it will again be said: The Germans are doing this or that in violation of all rights of nations (Jan. 8, 1917,GA 174).
There are a number of people already – and this number will quickly grow –, who grasp that it is entirely impossible to go through anything
else but a revolution if one continues to work in the old sense. Just as in the old sense people were told: we have to wage a war in order to quell
the revolution in our own country, so nothing other is meant than that work has to be done, particularly amongst those people of the West who are
versed in the old way of thinking, to prepare the ground for the Second World War. There is no other way than, in order to overcome inner
Bolshevism, to work in the West towards the Second World War. You can hear the cry from the lower strata of society: World-revolution! This idea of
world-revolution can only be shrouded in a fog through the unleashing of this Second World War catastrophe. There cannot be any other way (Jan. 2,
1921, GA 338, Dornach 1986).
So, what do you guys think?
I think the above maps/books/quoted lectures are INCREDIBLE!
It seems to me that people who moved in the esoteric/occult circles of the time were, somehow, privy to secret information about how the world was
going to be manipulated. These "people in the know" seem to blame Freemasonry in particular, although that seems to be Karl Heise's particular
gripe. Others don't give "them" names.
Any help from you fine people would be great as I believe there is plenty more to research. Especially those of you who's native tongue is German, I
can imagine you wincing at my poor translations
Over to you...