“In everything we recognize two principles that determine the events; light and darkness, good and evil, creation and destruction–as in electricity we know plus and minus. It is always; either–or… Everything destructive is of Satanic origin, everything creative is Divine… Every technology based on explosion or combustion has thus to be called Satanic. The coming new age will be an age of new, positive, Divine technology.“
In a time preceding the dawn of the space age inspiration to reinvent a golden age arose in Germany at least, from the pages of an obscure novel that, had it not been for WW11 would have been consigned to the dust bin of history. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a Rosicrucian author published “THE COMING RACE” in 1871. It describes the discoveries of an intrepid explorer who encounters the “Vril-ya” an advanced race of subterranean humans who had formerly been surface dwellers until a global catastrophe forced them to take refuge deep under the Earth. The survival of this society was facilitated by their application of a force they referred to as “Vril”.
Or, in the words of Bulwer-Lytton: “…I should call it electricity, except that it comprehends in its manifold branches other forces of nature, to which in our scientific nomenclature, differing names are assigned, such as magnetism, galvanism, etc. These people consider that in ‘vril’ they have arrived at the unity in natural energetic agencies, which has been conjectured by many philosophers above ground…”
The overall success of the American space initiative of the 1960’s can be ascribed to the ingenuity of Dr. Hermann Oberth and Dr. Wernher von Braun; two physicists, whose names are synonymous with rocketry and manned space flight. In designing ballistic missiles throughout the second world war both rose to prominence in their chosen field of rocket design for Germany’s Third Reich. Even so they both admitted the success of their technical efforts would not have been achieved if not for the intervention of ‘outside forces’.
To quote Dr. Oberth, “We cannot take the credit for our record advancement in certain scientific fields alone; we have been helped.” When asked by whom, he replied; “The people of other worlds.”
In revealing his awareness of extra-terrestrials in 1959 Dr. Von Braun admitted“We find ourselves faced by powers which are far stronger than hitherto assumed, and whose base is at present unknown to us. More I cannot say at present. We are now engaged in entering into closer contact with those powers, and within six or nine months time it may be possible
to speak with more precision on the matter.”
Various German occult secret societies after the First World War, professed the arrival of the Aquarian Age; an age they considered to be the era of spiritual and technological enlightenment that would allow them mastery of the seas, skies and space. Proponents of these theories also believed through the decipherment and study of ancient manuscripts, that past civilizations once wielded these technologies, now long lost to our modern way of thinking.
As a student of the ancient mystery schools Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton had access to secrets that suggested artifacts of ancient cultural significance still existed in clandestine caches hidden away in Tibet and the Gobi Desert and that they contained supernatural powers. One such was an ancient Sanskrit texts from India that tells of great civilizations that flourished before the great flood that commanded technologies beyond the comprehension of our modern sciences. The epic poem, “Samarangana Sutradhara“, describes the construction of amazing flying machines…“Strong and durable must the body of the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light material. Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath. By means of power latent in the mercury, which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky. The movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend, or move slanting forwards and backwards. With the help of machines, human beings can fly through the air and heavenly beings can come down to Earth.”
Through the quiet between the First and Second World Wars, Thule and Vril Society scholars considered such ancient myths as greatly significant, and diligent efforts were made to seek out the source of this legendary energy and harness it as a technical reality. This became the focus of these German secret societies who wanted nothing short of mastery of the ‘Vril’ force. This would not only assure German technical superiority–it would ultimately liberate their country from any dependence upon the international petroleum cartels supported by the United States and Britain.
Their goal was nothing short of harnessing ‘Vril’, or Prana. Initiates of both the Thule and Vril societies were determined to formulate a “spiritual dynamo-technology” superior to the mechanistic primitivisms of modern science”–a power source that would function harmoniously with our natural world. Based on principles from civilizations of a long lost golden age these occult scholars sought to tap the font of fundamental, limitless, cosmic life-force energy and make it readily available for the benefit of the modern world.
At the very heart of the Vril legend was Maria Orsic. This gifted medium was leader of the Vrilerinnen, a team of psychic girls serving the Vril Gesellschaft, who characteristically wore their hair in long horse-tails, contrary to the popular short, bobbed hairstyles of the day. The ladies of the Vril actually claimed their long hair acted as cosmic antennas that helped facilitate their occult contact with beings from beyond. Presumably through a telepathic form of automatic writing, Maria Orsic made contact with an off-world civilization which was offering just the kind of ‘alternative’ technology the German Secret Societies were looking for.
A meeting was held in 1919 at an old hunting lodge near Berchtesgaden, where Maria Orsic presented to a small group assembled from the Thule, Vril and Black Sun Societies, telepathic messages she claimed to have received from an extraterrestrial civilization existing in the distant Aldebaran solar system, sixty-eight light years away, in the Constellation of Taurus. One set of Maria’s channeled transmissions was found to be in a secret German Templar script unknown to her. A second series of transmissions appeared to be written in an ancient eastern language, which Babylonian scholars within the Thule group, recognized as ancient Sumerian. Maria Orsic along with Sigrun, another of the Vril Society’s female mediums, began the task of translating these transmissions and discovered they contained instructions for building a circular flying-machine.
It is worth noting here that the Vril Society traced its philosophical origins back to a secret Bavarian, Gnostic-Templar order styling itself as “The Lords of the Black Stone” founded in 1221; an order steeped in ancient Babylonian and Sumerian theologies. Members of this Templar group displayed the winged-bull for their symbol–an obvious reference to Taurus, and according to the order’s archives, successful contact with beings from the Aldebaran star system may have occurred during the middle ages.
If indeed, a high-tech civilization actually existed in the Aldebaran star system, what would account for their possible motivation to assist the Vril Group and Germany to develop advanced technologies? Researcher Wendelle Stevens tells us that, rather than a militant gesture of aid to aggressive Nazis, the Aldebarans perceived an economic disparity in Earth cultures that fueled perpetual wars and conflict. To alleviate this disparity the Aldebarans reasoned that by offering ‘free-energy’ technologies, used to create affordable mass transportation devices, a new innovative generation of industries, promoting prosperity and greater peaceful interaction between nations might result; thus diminishing violent wars. Clearly such a plan resonated with members of the Vril Society and their dream for a utopian New World based on ‘alternative science’.
Upon studying these otherworldly, designs, Dr. W.O. Schumann and his associates from the University of Munich and the Thule Society realized the channeling actually contained viable physics, and over the ensuing years construction was initiated to make this flying machine a reality. By 1922 development of a working prototype was underway. Although the first manned disc crashed on its maiden flight, a re-designed, five meter RFZ-2, was successfully test flown in 1934 and eventually flying disc development was taken over by Division SS E-IV of Hitler‘s Third Reich.
Inspired by the utopian visions of both Thule and Vril Society ideals, Adolf Hitler rose to political power under the swastika of Germany’s National Socialist Party. Yet, despite his professed aim to create a world of cosmic harmony, Hitler plunged Europe into the altogether destructive Second World War by sending his Panzer tank divisions and infantry into Poland in 1939. And, although all German secret societies were outlawed by the Nazi Party, the Thule and Vril Gesellschafts maintained their autonomy, and development of Vril levitating saucer craft continued, despite funding competition from conventional Luftwaffe war-production imperatives.