Otto Wilhelm Rahn (18 February – 13 March ) was a German writer, medievalist, and Cathars with the Holy Grail: Kreuzzug gegen den Gral ( Crusade Towards the Grail) in and Luzifers Hofgesind (Lucifer’s Court) in Rahn later became a member of the Ahnenerbe (“ancestral heritage”) bureau of the SS, in whose employ he finished Lucifer’s Court. It is generally conceded. Read “Lucifer’s Court A Heretic’s Journey in Search of the Light Bringers” by Otto Rahn with Rakuten Kobo. Rahn’s personal diary from his travels as occult.

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Rahn traces the lineage of the Cathars and their connection to a Gnostic interpretation of early Christianity. A long section of the book is an excerpt from Don Quixote, the story of the old knight whose mind was so luclfer by reading romances of medieval chivalry that he could no longer tell the difference between the stories and reality.

At university he was inspired by ccourt example of another German archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann. When I stood under it and looked north, my eyes fell upon an amazing basalt mass.

Provins is a small region to the southeast of Paris, while Provence is a major region in the south of France. More books from this author: What was I supposed to do? The title should be at least 4 characters long. After earning his degree in philology inhe traveled extensively to the caves and castles of southern France, researching his belief that the Cathars were the last custodians of the Holy Grail.

He found such a faithful echo of his own innermost beliefs in the lives of the heretics of the past that he eventually called himself a Otho and nurtured ambitions of restoring that faith, which had been cruelly destroyed in the fires of the Inquisition.

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Perfecti pledged to vegetarianism, and not to take life, and to celibacy. The companion delivers a lecture. What gives Rahn’s luciver peculiar piquancy is that there’s evidence to suggest that he was Jewish himself – although it’s not clear if he was aware of it. Openly homosexual, he was assigned guard duty at the Dachau concentration camp in as punishment for a drunken homosexual scrape.

Lucifer’s Court: A Heretic’s Journey in Search of the Light Bringers

Gehane Sileem rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Devils, Demons, and Witchcraft. Licifer is actually coirt blanket term for a range of sects and beliefs which had some currency throughout Europe. Indeed, so confident was Himmler of finding the Grail that he’d already prepared a castle – Wewelsburg in Westphalia – for its arrival. Parzival introduced the idea that the Grail Stone had been brought to Earth by angels of ambiguous allegiance.

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There are ancient doctrines which make a hero of Lucifer, or at any rate, of Satan: Just a moment while we sign you ogto to your Goodreads account. Rahn believed it was possible to trace the Cathars, who guarded the Holy Grail in their ccourt at Montsegur, back to Druids who converted to Gnostic Manichaeism. Lucifer, properly understood, is the hero of the story. He’s a thinker, not a writer, and his journal entries are no great literary feats. She was known for the miraculous transformation of bread into roses.

Rahn arrived at Montsegur in the summer of If he’d been of a less optimistic bent, he might have shrugged his narrow shoulders and gone home. His adherents are scattered throughout history and in many countries.

This is a travelogue of Rahn’s trips from France to the Arctic in search of knowledge and the Holy Grail. Otto Rahn was a truly fascinating individual – luucifer real life Indianna Jones raahn this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Rennes Le Chateau mystery, though this is never directly referred to in the text.


See 1 question about Lucifer’s Court…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are questionable specific points. But Rahn was also a serious scholar coudt the more he pored over Parsifal, the more he became convinced that the Cathars, the medieval Christian sect, held the secret to the Grail’s whereabouts.

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His death was officially ruled a suicide. Fact or fiction this was a great book. We appreciate your feedback. Ben rated it liked it Jun 02, Openly homosexual, frequenting anti-Nazi circles, and having fallen out of favour with the Nazi leadership, Rahn was assigned guard duty at the Dachau concentration camp in as punishment for a drunken homosexual scrape.

Star rated it really liked it Shelves: However, Himmler loved the book and ordered 5, copies to be bound in the finest leather and distributed to the Nazi elite. Shakespeare was in on the secret, too, it seems.

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The feeling in my family was that Rahn was an honourable man who had got himself into this terrible bind. The Cathar secret wisdom being preserved by the later Troubadours, the travelling poets otti singers of the medieval courts of France-M.

But as time went on, his tolerance wore thin. Like Jones, Rahn was an archaeologist, like him he fell foul of the Nazis and like him he was obsessed with finding the Holy Grail – the cup reputedly used to catch Christ’s blood when he was crucified.