The Spear of Destiny

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I love Biblical history and artifacts..

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    Hitler’s successes as Nazi dictator have given way to a number of occult theories. One of the most common of these is the story of the Spear of Destiny. Also called the Holy Lance, this spear was believed to have been the weapon used to pierce the side of Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion. Legend has it that whoever possesses the lance will rule the world. The lance appears both in factual history and in fiction. In the Wagner opera Parsival, Klingsor was a despicable adversary of the Knights of the Holy Grail. The fiend sought to capture the Spear of Destiny from them and use it in his practice of black magic. In history, no figure was more feared than the black magician Landulph II of Capua. He, too, was obsessed with the power of the Spear of Destiny. Hitler identified the similarities between Wagner’s character and the magician. He saw their struggles as parallel to his own quest for the holy icon. To Hitler, the blood purity of the Grail Knights and the maniacal quest of Klingsor and Landulph for the spear was the blueprint for world conquest by Nazi power. Hitler believed he would one day fulfill a historic destiny. How he would do this was not clear until he was 21. While in the Hapsburg Treasure House in Vienna, Austria, Hitler heard the words which he said were to change his whole life. A museum tour guide stopped in front of a display of an ancient spear and told of a legend that whoever possessed it would hold the destiny of the world. The guide said the spear was supposedly the one which a Roman Centurion thrust into the side of Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion. After the group departed, Hitler stepped forward for a closer look. â€I knew with immediacy that this was an important moment in my life, and yet I could not divine why an outwardly Christian symbol should make such an impression on me,†he said later. After his initial experience with the Spear of Destiny, Hitler studied the history of the ancient relic. He was intrigued and amazed at its incredible story. For more than 1,000 years, the spear had been a symbol of power to the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Century after century, the legend of the Spear had been fulfilled for good or evil. Constantine the Great claimed the spear guided him through providence. The Frankish General Karl Martel used the spear in battle. Emperor Charlemagne lived and slept within reach of the spear, and attributed 47 battle victories to its powers. In all, 45 emperors over 1,000 years claimed the Spear of Destiny as a possession. Hitler decided he had to possess it. Over the next three years, he made countless trips to the museum to gaze in awe at the spear. He recalled that one day as he stood in front of the display, he went into a trance. â€I slowly became aware of a mighty presence around it — the same awesome presence which I had experienced inwardly on those rare occasions in my life when I had sensed that a great destiny awaited me.†In 1933, when Hitler rose to power, his 25-year obsession to possess the spear could be realized. In April, 1938, he marched his army into Vienna and took possession of the spear and took it to Nuremberg. One year later, he invaded Poland. On April 30, 1945, the same day Hitler supposedly killed himself, the American army invaded Nuremberg and took possession of the spear. In the months that followed, America unleashed the most destructive force ever known to man: the atomic bomb. While in possession of the Spear of Destiny, America became the undisputed ruler of the world. The spear now once again resides in the Hapsburg Treasure House Museum in Vienna.

    Source: http://www.crystalinks.com/speardestiny.html
     
  2. Robert Marshall

    Robert Marshall Secretary, Waco 92 Premium Member

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    Blake, didn't you know? The Spear is in our possession and is currently on tour among the various Grand Lodges. In fact, it's in the GLOT now!!! That's where we get our unmatched ability to conquer the world. Thank you Jesus!
     
  3. Leomarth

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    I've been wondering what is the common thread between the spear, the sword of troy, and excalibur. I've often wondered if excalibur and the sword of troy are the same thing?
     
  4. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    Wellsy, that is some pretty far off wondering but very important none the less.
     
  5. Leomarth

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    Well, I'm sure there is deep symbolism behind these things. So, you could translate that into... do the legends of the sword of troy derive from the same cause as the legend of excalibur?
     
  6. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I wish I knew more, when I was a kid I of course I always used the excalibur sword in my tyranical terriors but as I grew up I lost it and I think Brad pitt was in Troy right? That is about all I know about it unfortnatley I will no dought have to look into those but in due time as my brain feels like it is going to explode even thinking of adding to my book list. lol :)
     
  7. Leomarth

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    Well, excalibur is by far the more famous of the two. Supposedly the 'true king' would be the one that would be able to draw the sword from the stone. In 'The Illiad', and realizing how it carries over to Virgil's 'The Aeneid', when Troy burned, the sword was given to Aeneas by Priam as he escaped the city. Supposedly the sword was given to Priam's ancestors by Ares, and as long as their people had it, the Trojan people would not fall. Then the Trojan people became the Roman people.
     

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