Inspired by the Dark Forces

CQC On The Rise and Fall Of
Hitler's Third Reich
Part XII
[Index of 15 parts]

Suddenly, the moonlit air on the balcony of the delightful French chalet seemed colder. The sophisticated charm of his hostess was less brilliant. Louis Pauwels inwardly recoiled from his fellow countrywoman. She had embraced the philosophy of Horbiger, that same gloomy, crazy anthropology so enthusiastically endorsed by Adolf Hitler? And now she was saying that the Russian occultist, Gurdjieff, agreed with Horbiger: That three moons had preceded the present one, that all three had come closer and closer in their orbits, finally to crash into the earth, spreading death destruction, and this present moon was destined to do the same.

Somehow, Gurdjieff's teachings seemed less interesting to the Frenchman, less scientific than he had thought. Four moons? So he asked of his hostess: "What do the astronomers say?"

"Oh!. . . Of course, if you trust the scientists!"

"Her expression was quite calm, and she had a slightly pitying smile. From that day on, I felt I was no longer at ease with certain friends of Gurdjieff whom I had esteemed. I began to see them in a rather disquieting light, and I felt that one of the threads that bound me to that family had just been broken.

"A few years later, on reading Gurdjieff's book 'The Tales of Beelzebub' and discovering the cosmogony of Horbiger, I came to realize that that vision, or rather that belief, was not merely a fantastic caprice. There was a certain connection between this bizarre story about the moons and the philosophy of the superman, the psychology of 'superior states of consciousness' and the mechanics of mutations. It was, after all, a traditional belief in the East that men, many thousands of years ago, had been able to see a sky that was not the same as ours, different constellations and a different satellite.

"Had Gurdjieff merely borrowed from Horbiger, whom he must have known? Or had he had recourse to ancient founts of knowledge, traditions or legends, that Horbiger resuscitated, as if by chance, in the course of his pseudo-scientific insight?

"I did not know, that night on the balcony of the chalet on the mountainside, that my hostess was giving expression to a belief that had been held by thousands of men in Hitler's Germany, still at that [23] time (1948) buried under the ruins, bleeding and smoking amidst the debris of her great myths. And my hostess, on that fine night, did not know it either."


We are inclined to believe that Horbiger learned his cosmogony from Gurdjieff, when we consider that the Russian apparently had access to the vast library in the miles and miles of catacombs under the Potala at Lhasa, in Tibet. And if Gurdjieff was a Tulku, a self-incarnated lama of previous lives in the Orient, he probably had unbroken self-consciousness extending back hundreds of years.

In her introduction to "The Secret Doctrine", H.P. Blavatsky writes that "even so late as the days when Freemasonry and Secret Societies of Mystics flourished unimpeded in Russia, namely at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th Centuries, more than one Russian mystic travelled to Tibet via the Ural Mountains in search of knowledge and initiation in the unknown crypts of central Asia. And more than one returned years later, with a rich stare of information such as could never have been given him anywhere in Europe. Several cases could be cited and well-known names brought forward. . ." even as she did herself in the middle of the 19th Century!

Was Gurdjieff already there, in one of the Gelugspa (Red Hat) monasteries, learning among other things the lama-science of Tulku, of self-conscious reincarnation? And under some such name or title as Tsannyis Khan-Po? We are reminded here of Captain Achmed Abdullah's revealing letter to Rem Landau when the latter was preparing the manuscript for his books "God Is My Adventure", published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. The letter is at the end of the chapter on George Ivanovich Gurdjieff: "Dear Sir, As to Gurdjieff, I have no way of proving that I am right -- except that I know I am right. When I knew him thirty years ago, in Tibet, he was, besides being the young Dalai Lama's chief tutor, the main Russian political agent for Tibet. A Russian Buriat by race and a Buddhist by religion, his learning was enormous, his influence in Lhassa very great, since he collected the tribute of the Baikal Tartars for the Dalai Lama's exchequer, and he was given the high title of Tsannyis Khan-Po.

"In Russia he was known as Hambo Akvan Dorzhieff; to the British Intelligence as Lama Dorjieff. When we invaded Tibet, he disappeared with the Dalai in the general direction of outer Mongolia. He spoke Russian, Tibetan, Tartar, Tadjik, Chinese, Greek, strongly accented French and rather fantastic English. As to his age -- well -- I should say ageless. A great man who, though he dabbled in Russian imperialistic politics, did so -- I have an idea -- more or less in the spirit of jest.

"I met Gurdjieff, almost thirty years later, at dinner in the [24] house of a mutual friend, John O'Hara Cosgrave, former editor of the 'New York World' in New York. I was convinced that he was was Lama Dorjieff. I told him so -- and he winked. We spoke in Tadjik. I am a fairly wise man. But I wish I knew the things which Gurdjieff has forgotten.

Very faithfully,   Achmed Adullah."

So, the Russian tutor of the Dalai Lama in 1903 became also the instructor of the Nazi leaders a generation later! In the article on Tibet in our Encyclopedia Britannica (1911 edition) we are told that Lama Dorjiev appeared in Lhasa as early as 1880. Innocent minded students of metaphysics today will be shocked to learn that this Oriental holy man was tax collector for the Dalai Lama's northern "arch-dioceses" in Outer Mongolia; but remember that the God-king, "Pope" of the Northern Buddhists, was top banker in Tibet and one of the wealthiest men in the world. As such the Dalai Lama was a creature of One of the Lords of Materialism, in this case the false Buddha, Kabalactes, who must hold court somewhere in the Cavern World beneath the Potala.

The Britannica says that Gurdjieff was an agent of the imperial court in St. Petersburg, but we know that the Czar and his nobles were under the total control of the cardinals of the Russian church, who in turn worshipped another Lord of Materiality, the false Christ, Looeamong. So here we see foreshadowed in the 1880s, in the person of the pagan magician, Gurdjieff, the unholy alliance of powers we called the Axis in World War II: Roman Catholic Germany and Italy, joined up with Buddhist Japan and Tibet. This helps to explain the otherwise unexplainable presence of over a thousand Tibetan soldiers in Berlin when the Allied troops overran the German capital in 1945. Pauwels and Bergier also take note of the rumor that Hitler's last spiritual adviser was a Tibetan lama. Was it Gurdjieff himself, who knows?

If it hadn't been for the intervention of the British in 1903, Gurdjieff would have succeeded in establishing diplomatic links between Russia and Tibet. We can see the guiding hand of the Mahatmas of the Himalayas in the strategy and tactics of Sir Francis Younghusband's expedition across the Himalayas to Lhasa. Thus began the pulling and hauling for control of the top of the world, part of the larger struggle -- Armageddon -- for control of the planet. The forces of Light will win, of course. In 1903 Gurdjieff and the Dalai Lama fled the British invasion to Mongolia. Seven years later, when the Chinese invaded Tibet from the east, the Dalai Lama fled southward to British protection in northern India!

Thus it has that the Buddhist pope was available for an audience with a most unusual Frenchwoman and student of the occult, Madame Alexandra David-Neel. It is her writings on Tibetan magick which have given us the most information on Tulku, the Art of Self-Conscious reincarnation. (To be continued in the next Journal).

Continue with "Inspired by the Dark Forces" (Part XIII)


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