Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels


Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels
Adolf Josef Lanz aka Jörg Lanz, who called himself Lanz von Liebenfels (July 19, 1874 – April 22, 1954) was an Austrian publicist and journalist. He was a former monk and the founder of the magazine Ostara, in which he published anti-semitic and völkisch theories.

Early life
He was born on July 19, 1874 in the Penzing district of Vienna in what was then Austria-Hungary, as the son of schoolmaster Johann Lanz and his wife Katharina, née Hoffenreich. His parents were middle class, and his father's ancestors had been burghers in Vienna since the early 18th century. Lanz became a monk in the Cistercian order in 1893, assuming the name Georg and living in the Heiligenkreuz monastery. In 1894, he claimed to have been "enlightened" after finding the tombstone of a Knight Templar, and began developing his theories of "blue-blond aryanism" and "lower races". He left the monastery in 1899; although Lanz claimed that this was due to "growing nervousness", the official documents recorded "carnal love" as the reason.

Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels.

Work with Theozoology
In 1904, he published his book Theozoologie ("Theozoology") in which he advocated sterilization of the sick and the "lower races" as well as forced labour for "castrated chandals", and glorified the "Aryan race" as "Gottmenschen" ("god-men"). Theozoology could also be classified as a work encompassing what has now come to be called cryptozoology. Lanz justified his neognostic racial ideology by attempting to give it a Biblical foundation; according to him, Eve, whom he described as initially being divine, involved herself with a demon and gave birth to the "lower races" in the process. Furthermore, he claimed that this led to blonde women being attracted primarily to "dark men", something that only could be stopped by "racial demixing" so that the "Aryan-Christian master humans" could "once again rule the dark-skinned beastmen" and ultimately achieve "divinity". A copy of this book was sent to Swedish poet August Strindberg, from whom Lanz received an enthusiastic reply in which he was described as a "prophetic voice". One year later, in 1905, he founded the magazine Ostara, Briefbücherei der Blonden und Mannesrechtler, of which he became the sole author and editor in 1908. Lanz himself claimed to have up to 100,000 subscribers, but it is generally agreed that this figure is grossly exaggerated. Readers of this publication included Adolf Hitler and Dietrich Eckart, among others. Lanz claimed he was once visited by the young Hitler, whom he supplied with two missing issues of the magazine. As a student of Guido von List, Lanz further expanded his theories; other influences included Otto Weininger, of whom Lanz was a fervent follower.

have been shown to be fabricated. directly or indirectly. Neither organization really managed to attract a large member base. Lorch. he purchased the Werfenstein castle ruins in Austria. in Vjschr. (1905) • Das Breve "Dominus ac redemptor noster". the most prominent of which was the poet Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando. Frankfurt. 1913/1914 • Weltende und Weltwende. in Der Brenner 4. [1] ” After Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. 1905-1917 (38 issues were republished in Vienna between 1926 and 1931) • Kraus und das Rassenproblem ("Kraus and the Race Problem"). He also founded his own esoteric organisation. or the Account of the Sodomite Apelings and the Divine Electron"). 1905 • Der Taxilschwindel. These movements were supposed to "further the racial self-confidence by doing pedigree and racial research. 1923 • Grundriss der ariosophischen Geheimlehre ("Outline of the Ariosophic Secret Teachings"). racism and esotericism. In the preface of issue one in the 3.and fascist movements are basically offspring of Ostara. There is no strong scholarly consensus as to whether Hitler was significantly influenced. series of Ostara. c. Lanz hoped for Hitler's patronage. beauty contests and the founding of racist "future sites" in underdeveloped parts of the Earth" ("das Rassebewusstsein durch Stammbaumund Rassekundeforschung. Most notably copies of Ostara were removed from circulation. 1927 . but Hitler. To further this agenda. Frankfurt. which was officially founded in 1908. für Bibelkunde 1. Lanz accused Hitler of having not only stolen but corrupted his idea. he wrote: “ One shall remember that the swastika. 89 issues. the Ordo Novi Templi (Order of the New Templars) in 1907. Lanz tried to be recognized as one of his ideological precursors. by Liebenfels' work. though the association has been repeatedly made by critics and occultists during and after the Third Reich. 1925 • Der Weltkrieg als Rassenkampf der Dunklen gegen die Blonden ("The World War as a Race Fight Between the Dark and the Blondes"). though. After the war. Ein welthistorischer Ulk. Rodaun and Mödling. 1903/1904 • Theozoologie oder die Kunde von den Sodoms-Äfflingen und dem Götter-Elektron ("Theozoology. Lanz mixed völkisch and anti-semitic ideas with Aryanism. 1903/1904 • Zur Theologie der gotischen Bibel ("Regarding the Theology of the Gothic Bible") in Vjschr. Oestrich. 1927. Publications In his publications. Lanz's claim that the organization was already founded prior to 1900. banned him from publishing his writings. 1903 • Anthropozoon biblicum. ("World's End and World's Turn"). it is estimated that the order had around 300 members. The following is a partial list of Lanz's publications: • Katholizismus wider Jesuitismus ("Catholicism versus Jesuitism"). Vienna. and no strong evidence that he was interested in the occult movement as a whole apart from its racial aspects. Schönheitswettbewerbe und die Gründung rassistischer Zukunftsstätten in unterentwickelten Teilen der Erde zu fördern"). and that he met with August Strindberg in 1896 and managed to convince him to join the order. After Hitler's rise to prominence in the 1920s. and also of being of "inferior racial stock". embarrassed by this early connection.Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels 2 Interactions with Aryan societies In 1905 Lanz and some 50 other supporters of List signed a declaration endorsing the proposed Guido-von-List-Gesellschaft (Guido von List Society). 1905 • Ostara (magazine). Frankfurt. für Bibelkunde 1. Vienna.

1994 References [1] Ostara. Toppenstedt. 3 Further reading • For a relatively unbiased scholarly English account of Lanz see Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke's The Occult Roots of Nazism p.archive. • Wilfried Daim: Der Mann. Peter Paul Heller: Thule. 1985. 1929–1934 • Praktisch-empirisches Handbuch der ariosophischen Astrologie ("Practical-empirical Handbook of Ariosophic Astrology"). • Joachim C. Hitler. der Hitler die Ideen gab. Pforzheim and elsewhere. p. Vom völkischen Okkultismus bis zur Neuen Rechten. archive. or the Secret Bible of the Initiated"). 1.org/details/Theozoology_0) • Das Buch des Psalmen Teutch "The Book of the Teutonic Psalms" by Lanz von Liebenfels at archive. 1926–1934 • Jakob Lorber. Eine Biographie. ed.ed.org/details/DasBuchdesPsalmenTeutch) . In German (http://www. Stuttgart. 1. 1926. 90-122.org. 1995. Düsseldorf. 169f. Das grösste ariosophische Medium der Neuzeit.org (http://www. 175f • Ekkehard Hieronimus: Lanz von Liebenfels.3 (http:/ / www. 1991 • Anton Maegerle. 2. 3.archive.rev. III. rev. Düsseldorf.archive. Edition 1957.org/details/EuropaHouseTheozoology) • Complete text of Lanz von Liebenfels' Theozoology or the science of the Sodomite Apelings and the Divine Electron in German at archive.Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels • Bibliomystikon oder die Geheimbibel der Eingeweihten ("Bibliomystikon.org (http://www. Fest. org/ details/ UnknownOstara152ndSeries) External links • Complete text of Lanz von Liebenfels' Theozoology or the science of the Sodomite Apelings and the Divine Electron in English at archive. 4 Bänden. 10 volumes. p.

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