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For years mythical broadcaster Alistair Cooke introduced the USA to the remainder of the area with incomparable wit and knowledge. this is often his now vintage and irresistibly readable 'personal history' of the US: guiding us via centuries of adjusting lifestyles within the US.

Beginning together with his personal arrival in the USA as a graduate within the Nineteen Thirties: Alistair Cooke is going directly to write concerning the explorers who placed their new-found land at the map: the pioneers who tamed the Wild West: the warriors who fought for independence and the tycoons who equipped fortunes. From the Mayflower to the gold rush: the jazz age to Pearl Harbour: with photographs of figures as different as Buffalo invoice: John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King: here's the yankee tale in all its triumphs and screw ups: grandeurs and tragedies. it's the defining portrait of a nation.

Alistair Cooke loved a rare lifestyles in print, radio and tv. Born in Manchester in 1908 and proficient on the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he used to be the Guardian?s Senior Correspondent in manhattan for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American tv and of the BBC sequence the United States. He was once, notwithstanding, most sensible identified either at domestic and in another country for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from the USA, which said on fifty-eight years people existence, used to be heard over 5 continents and totalled 2,869 pronounces prior to his retirement in February 2004, a ways and away the longest-running radio sequence in broadcasting history.

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Zu den besonderen Zielen des Ordens gehörte unter anderem auch die Aufnahme von Kontakten zu den großen Meistern der Weißen Loge, den verborgenen Lenkern der Welt­ geschichte, sowie der bewußte Verkehr mit dem eigenen Schutzgeist, in tiefenpsychologischer Terminologie wohl das eigentliche Selbst. Neben der Beschäftigung mit Astrologie, Alchemie, dem Elixier des langen Lebens, der Heilpflanzenkunde standen vor allem auch die sexualmagischen Überlieferungen der arischen Inder im Mittelpunkt. Auch Frauen waren Mitglieder dieser Gemeinschaft, so z.

Denn Nationalsozialismus war nur die Exoterik der Religion, besser des okkult-esoterischen Glaubensamal­ gams. wie es der NS-Ideologe Rosenberg in seinen Tagebüchern offen­ legt. Im Zusammenhang mit einer Auseinandersetzung mit Reichsminister Kerrl notiert er: »Man darf annehmen, daß über den unmittelbaren politischen und antimarxistischen sozialen Kampf hinaus Parteigenosse Kerrl von einem Erlebnis einer nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung nicht das geringste verspürt hat. Des weiteren bemüht sich Kerrl.

Der Mittelpunkt dieses Weges soll Agarthi gewesen sein, eine unauffindbare Stadt, ein Ort der Kontemplation, Sitz der Meister. Im Thule-Orden sollte dieser Mythos eine wesentliche Rolle spielen; heute lebt er wieder auf in freilich harmloseren Spekulationen über extraterrestrische Invasionen, und es sind die Dänikens und nicht die Himmlers, die nun dort die Beweise für geheimnisvolle Hochkulturen aus grauer Vorzeit zu finden hoffen. Fast zwangsläufig kam Haushofer mit der Theosophie der Frau Blavatsky und mit anderen esoterischen und okkulten Gesellschaften dieser Zeit in Berührung.

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