The Vril Society – Separating the Truth From Fiction

Posted: February 20, 2013 in 2013, world view
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The Vril Society was a secret culture that was formed by a group of female, allegedly psychic mediums. The group was established by Maria Orsitsch of Zagreb, who was a member of the Thule Society, a German occultist group that sponsored the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (DAP), which was to be later reorganized by Adolf Hitler and changed into the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

Orsitsch claims to have received communication from Aryan aliens that were living on Aldebaran, a giant red star that is located approximately 65 light years away in the zodiac constellation of Taurus. (1)

These aliens, according to literature about the Vril Society, had visited Earth and settled in Sumeria in ancient Iraq, and the word Vril had been founded from the ancient Sumerian word “Vri-Il”, which means “like God”. (1)

The society’s main objective was to reach Aldebaran, and in order to reach this part of outer space, they allegedly taught concentration exercises, designed to “awaken the forces of Vril”. To reach the place where their alien, god-like creatures lived, the story goes that the Vril Society joined forces with the Thule Society in order to finance their determined mission to Aldebaran, in an inter-dimensional space flight machine, which had been formed on psychic revelations from the aliens. (1)

A Troublesome Topic

The Vril Society, according to Echoes of Enoch, included Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Alfred Rosenberg, Herman Goring and Hitler’s doctor, Theodor Morell. In 1933, with Hitler in power, it is believed that both the Vril Society and Thule received state funding for the development of the space flight machine in order to reach the aliens at Aldebaran.

The story certainly has all the credentials of a blockbuster movie or a best selling sci-fi book and because of its fantastical connotations, it is not surprising to learn that the roots and inspiration for this secret society actually came from a science fiction book.

In 1870, author Edward Bulwer-Lytton published a science fiction novel titled The Power of the Coming Race. The book described an underground culture of angel-like creatures, which possessed a mysterious and limitless power, an “all-permeating fluid”, known as Vril.

This hugely successful book continued that this superhuman race came to planet Earth to look for a new place to settle, but in order to do this they would, of course, have to destroy the human race.

The Victorian era book certainly sounds like it was the grounding for the hordes of alien-inspired science fiction that has been produced over the decades, all sharing the now somewhat laborious plot of aliens coming to Earth and attempting to wipe out the human race in order to take over the planet. In mentioning the name Vril as being a mysterious energy force, it is even more convincing that Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s book was the inspiration for Hitler’s Vril Society.

What is less established is whether or not the Vril Society did actually exist. In the book Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies for Dummies, authors Christopher Hodapp and Alice Von Kannon refer to the Vril Society as a “troublesome topic”.

“The Vril Society is a troublesome topic because there’s no authentic proof that this secret society really existed, even though there’s no shortage of people who claim that it did.” (2)

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Several Authors Claim the Vril Society Actually Exists

One such individual who claimed that the Vril Society existed was the German rocket scientist and science fiction author Willy Ley, who fled Germany and came to the United States in 1935. In an article published in 1937, Ley wrote about a group called the Wahrheitsgesellschaft (Society of Truth), which had been formed to build a spacecraft in order to locate the real existence of Vril. (2)

Ley certainly wasn’t the only author who claimed the Vril Society existed. In 1960, authors Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier published a book called Morning of the Magicians. In the book, the authors insist that the Vril Society was the originator of the Nazi Party.

Even more farfetched is the surmise that the Vril Society did manage to build a spaceship, the V-7, which they managed to fly and communicate with the aliens. At the end of WWII, the story goes that the Vril Society took its spaceship and emigrated to a secret underground base in Antarctica. (2)

Aliens, the occult and black magic are not things that one immediately associates with the Nazis, with genocide and concentration camps being the prevailing Nazi associations. Although when you combine aliens, spaceships, top secret organizations, the Nazis and a science fiction book published in the late 1800s, the outcome is certainly intriguing.

Trying to understand the psychopathic reign of evil and terror of the Nazis is perhaps more “graspable” under the belief that a mysterious world of aliens, sorcery and the supernatural played a part in motivating Hitler and the gang to murder six million Jews.

Other than a handful of individuals, namely authors, making claims that the Vril Society existed, there is no authentic or concrete evidence to back up the claims. This suggests that the clandestine cult the Vril Society, similar to the science fiction book it was based on, was nothing but highly imaginative fiction.


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