An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies,
Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions
by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.



The Leylines of Nuremberg

Note: "Leylines" refer to earth's network of electromagnetic flows.  Some call these "dragon-lines" (from an esoteric perspective, myths of "dragon-slaying" are a misunderstanding of helping to  focus and activate a particular dragon-line).  Others speak of power-spots, pulses, and so forth.  Water-dowsers are able to locate these "dragon-lines," which does not however mean that leylines exist wherever there is water.  Another way of looking at these forces is as "songlines," which is what Australia's Aboriginal culture calls them.  As author Johanna Lambert writes in Wise Women of the Dreamtime: Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers (Inner Traditions, 1993:47):
...Aboriginal culture explains [this] through its concept of "songlines," magnetic and vital force flows that emanate from the earth, crisscrossing the continent.  Aborigines believe that they can project their psyche or inner consciousness along these songlines as a means of communicating songs, stories, and knowledge over great distances.  It is said that songlines were once a sacred tradition that stretched across the entire earth, and, in this way, cultural knowledge was shared worldwide....

The medieval city of Nuremberg
from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

8 January 2004,
Author's Note:
What if you knew of a place where immense power could be constellated? -- where ancient powers of justice, politics, and spiritual fire co-exist? -- where vast tragedies have pierced the earth herself, awakening coffers of intense emotion -- compassion, available for wise beings who could activate such power, or hatred, available for those insane enough to attempt to control it?  What would you do?

What if you had a college of 64 trained dowsers who could find exactly where the potent power-spot was?  What if you could have a lake drained to shift the lay of the land so you could build a high platform from which to address your nation -- a platform built at the precise nexus of ancient lines of force -- a power that could be used for good or ill?  How would you use such power?

Nuremberg Rally 1938

One madman's obsession with occult forces gave him both the knowledge, the trained dowsers, and the money to leash those ancient powers.  That was Adolf Hitler.  He turned the lovely, sleepy medieval city of Nuremberg into the site of his huge hate-mongering rallies.  We know the place had special "power" because of the wildly successful results obtained by this otherwise unexceptional man.  We speak of being in the right place at the right time.  In Hitler's case, the "right time" was an accident of birth combined with ambition in an uneasy nation riddled with turmoil and ripe for ruthless leadership.  But the "right place" was no accident.  As author/researcher Katherine Neville writes:
...Nurnberg had been the site of Hitler's famous outdoor rallies where his architect, Albert Speer, had designed what he called a Cathedral of Light in the night sky, and a stadium complete with parade ground and Zeppelin field that was patterned after the temple of Diana at Ephesus and the amphitheater where St. Paul once spoke out against the goddess. Hitler often said that if Berlin was the head of the Third Reich, Nurnberg was its heart....

...According to our informant, Hitler had kept an official college of dowsers with sixty-four members who marched in pararde in a block across the chessboard squares that are still visible as you enter the Nurnberg parade grounds. These officials dowsed in advance the terrain Hitler's car would traverse in parades, and each balcony from which he delivered speeches. They found the energies wrong at the Nurnberg site, so Speer had to move the stadium, requiring him to drain a lake and reroute the existing railroad....

But why Nuremberg in the first place?  Neville asked the same question:
The minute I first stepped off the train in 1989 at the jewellike town of Nurnberg, I realized that in all the books I'd already read about Nazi Germany in my research for The Magic Circle -- everything from serious historical treatments to woo-woo occult fantasy -- nobody had ever raised one question. Why did Adolf Hitler base his personality-centered cult, so important to the myth of Aryan supremacy, off the beaten path, in this obscure little German town? ...

In 1992, I went to the Nurnberg parade grounds with a group of friends and a director of the German Society of Dowsers -- water diviners who trace natural sources of power beneath the earth. As a young person in Idaho I'd learned to locate water and missing objects using tree branch rods. At Nurnberg, with professional dowsing rods, we dowsed the Zeppelin field and the stadium as the German director filled us in on the history of Hitler's involvement with this particular piece of turf.

Nuremberg Rally 1935
[Scanned from Time-Life Books' excellent
TimeFrame AD 1925-1950: Shadow of the Dictators, 1989:14]
The most interesting part of our experience was that the fog had closed in on the parade ground. When we climbed the steps to the platform from which Hitler delivered his speeches, we were surrounded by black fog. But his platform itself was clear. It was bitterly cold everywhere else, but Hitler's podium was warm and cozy. There were seven of us in all, and our dowsing rods on the platform pointed in three directions forming the six-pointed star of the Hail Rune, Hitler's runic initial and secret symbol. The German Society of Dowsers is on record certifying that three major power sources crossing Europe meet at this precise point: the Grail Line, the Siegfried Line, and the line of Fate.
Nuremberg, once known as Nornenberg, Norn's Mountain, is where the three Norns were said to live.  (For more, see Myth*ing Links: The Norns of Norn Mountain (Nuremberg).)  When I read Neville's account of those leylines and Hitler's platform some years ago, I was haunted by her experience.  I placed a link to her page on several of my own webpages.  Most recently, in expanding my Icelandic, Nordic & Teutonic Traditions, I quoted her entire page lest it ever vanish from the web.
In mid-December 2003 I received a phone call from one of my former students, Merlinda.  She told me about a dream she had had a few weeks earlier in which she and I and several other women had come together to explore the ancient past.  In the dream, we were seeking knowledge we had shared in earlier lifetimes and then hidden, leaving clues so that we could retrieve it when we most needed it in this present age in which, apparently, we foresaw we would most need it.  Merlinda felt the knowledge lay in prehistoric Egypt.  Since I have long felt a special bond with that period, I was both intrigued and skeptical. I invited her to my house for a marathon of past life regressions. (FYI: I have been a pastlife facilitator since the 1970's.  The demands of academic life in the 1990's until my retirement in June 2003 drastically curtailed the time and energy available for such work, but now I am in private practice once more.  Merlinda has been a licensed psychotherapist for 11 years, an Interfaith minister for 13 years, and is currently completing  a Doctorate of Divinity.  She also has a degree in body work and cranial sacrum.)

Loving "wonder tales" as I do, I was hoping the dream was accurate and that we had indeed had the foresight to hide something marvelous -- some unexpected theurgy, some sacred dance or ritual chant that would unlock new reserves of hope and wisdom, allowing us to share it with anyone open to hearing about it.

Merlinda and another women, "J," a fellow academic whom Merlinda had enlisted for our preliminary "scouting expedition," arrived late one snowy morning on Epiphany, 6 January 2004.  Since the three of us have a common bond in being long-time friends of Jean Houston and her husband Robert Masters, we spent a fair amount of time sharing stories about Jean and Bob, as well as our own stories, journeys, and patterns of hope.  At some point I mentioned Katherine Neville's information on Nuremberg, Hitler, the three Norns, and the three major leylines.  Merlinda immediately began to tremble with chills of excitement.  I didn't think much of it at the time -- unlike me, many of my close friends have strong psychic gifts and often get "chills" over something or other.  My usual response is to ooh and aah appropriately and then move on.  Such "chills" seem to function as simple astral "smiley faces" beamed to let people know they're on the right track, a verification of something that at least keeps us interested.  Merlinda's "chills," however, returned forcefully anytime the topic of Norns was mentioned, which made them suggestive of something of uncommon significance.

By late afternoon we finally were ready to start exploring the past.  I first did a brief "group regression" with the two women in which I asked them to go to pre-dynastic Egypt and ask to be taken to whatever pivotal lifetime seemed to be promised by Merlinda's dream.  Merlinda's friend, "J," was a little girl in a group of nomads who were worried about where they were to go next and were awaiting a sign; she had an older brother with a tall staff who seemed to have an unusual sense of power around him, at least to the child.   Merlinda strongly resonated with that brooding sense of uncertainty and sign-waiting and felt it involved some important message from the stars.  I picked up a brief image in which I entered a cave-temple and lay down on a stone slab.  Several attendants were around the slab -- we all seemed to be colleagues.  This felt like a frequent occurrence with nothing exceptional about it.  As I lay on the slab, high above me I could see the night sky through a rectangular opening approximately the same size as the slab, at least from my vantage point.  Supposedly, the stars were in the right position to transmit, or ground, healing energies for whomever lay on the slab.  The cave-temple was filled with a deep blue light from some unknown source.  The blue light and "sky window" were my strongest impressions.

When it was over, we three women briefly discussed what we had seen or felt.  The sky definitely seemed to be the common denominator in this "trial run."  Then I began a one-on-one session with "J."  It was a short life as a child in early Egypt -- it was unclear if this was the same child from the trial-run or another one.  The content was personal -- no hidden theurgies.  Since "J" had to leave that same evening around 8pm, there was no opportunity to explore ancient Egypt further with the two of them.

Merlinda and I sat up late talking. The subject of the Norns came up several times -- each time bringing her those strange "chills."  The next day was January 7th, my 64th birthday.  In the late afternoon, I began a one-on-one regression with her.  When I asked her just beforehand what she would most like to focus upon, I was not surprised when she said the Norns.  Pre-dynastic Egypt had vanished.

What follows is an account of that session -- not a transcript -- we had no working tape recorder (I couldn't get either of my recorders to work so we decided it wasn't meant to be recorded) and I couldn't scribble fast enough to catch every word.  But it's as accurate as I could make it.  Since it's also fairly long, I'm putting it on a new page:

NEXT: Regression Session


A few links on Hitler's connections to the "occult"
and related issues:

Undated Nuremberg Rally

"...If a modern ritual magician of the utmost expertise had designed a ritual intended to 'invoke Mars' he could not have come up with anything more effective than the ceremonies used at Nuremburg...." [see link directly below]
This is "Hitler and the Nazis - an Occult Order using Ancient Esoteric Knowledge and Practices...."
Some excerpts from this lengthy, illustrated essay:
Hitler founded far more than a political regime - the Third Reich was an Occult-based Order using Magical and Esoteric practices. Everything which defined the Nazi Party was Magical.  From the Swastika to the Order of the SS, all elements were driven by Esoteric teachings.  Inspired by the occult writings of Helena Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, Eliphas Levi, Nosradamus and John Dee to name but a few, along with the magical elements contained within the music of Richard Wagner and Wolfgand Mozart, the Third Reich sought to usher in a New World Order through overwhelming physical strength and might....
...For those unaware, the Earth and all its associated spirits hold immense power, which when harnessed, can be used for whatever means you choose. Magic is neither good or evil.. It is your intention behind the magic which makes it 'white magic' or 'black magic'. To hold this power gives you power and dominance over those who do not. And Magic works solely within the laws of nature and what we have seen happening around the world is the knowledge of Nature's Laws being eradicated from practically every culture on the planet. One thing is probable - the dismissal and ultimately destruction of every native culture is deliberate action, thought out and implemented by people who are fully aware of the powers of the Ether. As Hitler himself said, "How fortunate for leaders, that the masses do not think."....

...Hitler was trained to be a supreme adept in the arts and ritual of Black Magic by Dietrich Eckart, the leader of a powerful, secret society called the Thule Society. Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorf, an avid fan of Helena Blavatsky, founded the "Thule Society", a spiritualist group which borrowed heavily from Blavatsky's "The Secret Doctrine"....

...The Thule Society considered the Jew ("Juda") their cosmic enemy. As early as 1920, Sebottendorf advocated a "Final Goal" of "cleaning out the Jews once and for all", using "the most ruthless measures, including Sammellager [concentration camps] and sweeping out the Jewish vermin with an iron broom." Interestingly, this Thule Society was part of the international "Brotherhood of Death" secret societies. The dominant American "Brotherhood of Death" society is the "Skull and Bones" group at Yale University, an identical society to Hitler's Thule Group. The most famous adept from this "Skull and Bones" group is President George W Bush and his father, George....

...The religio-magical aspects of the rallies were emphasised by the fact that their high points were reached after dusk and took place in a 'Cathedral of Light' - an open space surrounded by pillars of light coming from electric searchlights pointed upwards to the sky. If a modern ritual magician of the utmost expertise had designed a ritual intended to 'invoke Mars' he could not have come up with anything more effective than the ceremonies used at Nuremburg....
This is "The Unknown Hitler: Nazi Roots in the Occult," written in 2000 by David Icke for an e-magazine.  It is very long, detailed, and engrossing.  Icke offers what some writers have claimed and then balances this with what detective work has shown to be false.  Regardless, deeply disturbing material about the Thule Society and much else remains intact.  Since I have taught Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival for years, I was especially jolted by this passage about a peyote experience Hitler had:
...Hitler had hoped that his former existences, viewed in his drug trance, would include an early incarnation as a powerful Teutonic ruler, but it was not to be. Instead his psychedelic perception revealed von Eschenbach's Parzival to have been prophetic of events that would take place a thousand years after it was written, i.e. in the present. And it showed Hitler to have been the historical personage behind the evil sorcerer Klingsor, the very spirit of the anti-Christ and the villain of Parzival...
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