Dead Names, Dead Dog: Scent of the Swastika, Part 3

We’ve previously discussed the Necronomicon‘s mentions of the Aryan race, and its links to the British Aryan doctrines of L. A. Waddell. Still, isn’t it possible that “Simon’s” mentions of these are nothing more than mistakes?

It would appear not. The tapes show that, as early as 1981, “Simon” knew that the concept of the Aryan race was flawed:

In fact, just before World War I, the Germans were fascinated with this culture because it pointed to an Aryan, the concept of an Aryan culture in the Middle East… The fact is that it is conceivably it is what you might consider an Aryan culture only insofar as Aryan is a language group and not a racial group, and the language that they spoke, the Sumerians, is conceivably an Aryan language… Racially, it was the complete opposite of what the Nazis liked to think of themselves…

Thus, “Simon” knew by this point that his book contained the same erroneous racial science that the Nazis had used to justify their regime.

The book was already in paperback, though, so all he could really do is ask for a correction. You know how it is, though. You mean to do something, you set it aside, and suddenly it’s twenty-five years and eight hundred thousand copies later. No problems, though – Avon’s given you a new book and a chance to clear things up. So, let’s get back to that section:

Tranquilson (a questionable source cited several times by Gonce), in the guise of academic contempt, states—among many other objections – that I “make some extremely untenable historical assertions such as that the Sumerian language is ‘closely allied to that of the Aryan race, having in fact many words identical to that of Sanskrit (and it is said, to Chinese).”

So far, so good. He sees the Aryan race comment, and recognizes that some clarification is necessary.

I respectfully submit that these assertions are not untenable at all.

That’s not so good.

Let’s look ahead for any Aryan mentions:

…Dr. Jahanshah Derakhshani of Teheran, especially “Earliest Traces of the Aryan: Evidence from the Fourth to Third Millennium B.C.”…

As you can see, the Derakhshani article is about the so-called Aryan (Indo-European) languages, with no hint of race to be found.

and the works of Paul Kekai Manansala, which are devoted to showing a relationship between Sumerian and the Austric language group and a refutation of the Aryan Invasion Theory.

Once again, the Aryan Invasion Theory is a hotly-contested theory, but one that in its present incarnation has little or nothing to do with the Aryan race. It’s odd that he remembers the passage, but doesn’t recall that pesky “Aryan race” bit, right?

So, on the Sacred-Magick forums, I asked “Simon” about this whole Aryan race bit. He at first tried to say that he didn’t think that was important. I pointed out the Waddell reference. His posted response was merely to quote my statements without adding new text, as if he’d hit the “Post” button too quickly. I asked him for a more full response, but I never received one.

Of course, “Simon’s” repeatedly dodging of the question means that I need to come up with an answer. More on that next time.

Published in: on September 3, 2006 at 12:22 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. This becomes even more ridiculous when “Simon” is revealed as Peter Levenda. From _Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult_, Levenda writes: “It should be mentioned now that, according to science (and the dictionary), there is no such thing as an Aryan race. The term Aryan refers to a language group – what has been called the Indo-European language group – and not to a race of peoples. Obviously, speaking any of the Indo-European languages does not make one a member of the Indo-European ‘race’. There is no such thing. Yet, this is exactly the type of reasoning that lead the early ‘Aryan’ promoters into the worst blunders of twentieth century history.” (p.38)

    So it’s nice to see that at least one of Levenda’s personas gets that this “Aryan race” business is nonsense.

  2. He’s not a believer in any Aryan this or that, it was just a device he pulled out of the past for the Necro project. Might not even have been him, he just inherited it along with the stolen document. He’s fond of telling the story of how he was expelled from Chile when he got too close to a mountain redoubt held by Nazi war criminals.

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