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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 4:02 p.m. PST

"To accomplish this, I outline the development of the occult perception of Tibet and the occult myth of Nazism, and then describe the history of the expedition. Since this expedition forms the core of any discussion involving the links between National Socialism and Tibet, I next describe how the myth of occult elements in the Schäfer expedition was subsequently created from a variety of often unrelated elements to eventually become an object exploited by the authors of speculative historiography. After seeking to separate the fact and fiction as they appear in the most influential works of this genre, I propose an explanation for this kind of occult historiography based on the concept of conspiracy myths. The essay concludes by demonstrating how the prevailing and persistent occult perception of this mission has retained far-reaching consequences to the present day, with the result that the Tibetans and the Dalai Lama are either subsumed by the right wing and neo-Nazis, or demonized by the Left as agents of a Tibeto-Buddhist global conspiracy…"
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Extrabio194729 Jul 2020 5:32 p.m. PST

An excellent book on the topic is "The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust" by Heather Pringle. It a book about the Ahnenerbe and includes several chapters on Tibet and the Himalayas.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 12:14 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


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