GODS AND BEASTS -- THE NAZIS AND THE OCCULT
Grateful acknowledgment is due to the following for permission to quote material which appears in this book:
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., for excerpts from "Psychotherapy and Political World View" by Kurt Gauger and "The Earth-Centered Jew Lacks a Soul" by Alfred Rosenberg, in Nazi Culture by George Mosse. Copyright © 1966 by Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. Used by permission of Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., for excerpts from Hitler by Joachim Fest.
Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. for excerpts from The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer. Copyright 1951 by Eric Hoffer. Reprinted by permission of Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.
Hoover Institution Press, for excerpts from Heinrich Himmler: A Nazi in the Making by Bradley F. Smith. Reprinted with the permission of the publishers, Hoover Institution Press. Copyright © 1971 by the board of trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University.
Houghton Mifflin Company, for excerpts from Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler, translated by Ralph Manheim, and The Young Hitler I Knew, by August Kubizek.
New American Library, for excerpts from Prophecy in Our Time, by Martin Ebon. Copyright by Martin Ebon.
The New Republic, for excerpts from" Is Hitler Youth Curable?", by Heinrich Fraenkel. Reprinted by permission of The New Republic, copyright 1944, The New Republic, Inc.
Pantheon Books, for excerpts from The Face of the Third Reich, by Joachim Fest. Copyright © 1970 by Weidenfield & Nicolson, Ltd. Reprinted by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Princeton University Press, for excerpts from Political Violence Under the Swastika: 581 Early Nazis, by Peter H. Merkl. Copyright © 1975 by Princeton University Press. For excerpts from C. G. Jung: Letters, I: 1906-1950, edited by Gerhard Adler, in collaboration with Aniela Jaffe, Bollingen Series XCV. Copyright © 1973 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, for excerpts from Zodiac and Swastika, by Wilhelm Wulff and The Voice of Destruction, by Hermann Rauschning.
The University of Chicago Press, for excerpts from They Thought They Were Free, by Milton Mayer. Copyright 1955 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.
In preparing this book, I have drawn on a wide variety of sources. The bibliography should not be taken as representing the whole of my source material, but rather as a list of suggestions for further reading.
I owe a special debt of gratitude to my husband, David, and my son, Steven, for their encouragement.
Hugh Rawson, my editor, performed the weary task of scrutinizing the manuscript.
Translation assistance was given by Hans Karlsruher.
It is not possible for me to thank all of the members (enchanted and disenchanted) of esoteric groups in America and England for information given in a spirit of cooperation and with a desire to enlarge our understanding of an emotionally charged, controversial subject.
... being frequently driven into straits where rules are useless, and being often kept fluctuating pitiably between hope and fear by the uncertainty of fortune's greedily coveted favors, they are consequently, for the most part, very prone to credulity. The human mind is readily swayed this way or that in times of doubt, especially when hope and fear are struggling for the mastery....
... in adversity they know not where to turn, but beg and pray for counsel from every passer-by. No plan is then too futile, too absurd, or too fatuous for their adoption....