In the spring of 1934, a group of NSDAP (“Nazi”) leaders and intellectuals were involved in a panel discussion that became a fierce debate at the University of Berlin. The center of the argument was an obscure Dutch-Frisian text known as “The Oera Linda Book”.
The Oera Linda Book first came to the public eye nearly 70 years earlier when a Dutchman by the name of Cornelius Over de Linden handed over the manuscript that had been passed down through his family for generations, to the provincial library of Friesland (a coastal province in the northwest Netherlands) for translation. While there were certainly scholars who claimed the work to be authentic, the bulk of mainstream academia by and large dismissed it (rather out of hand) as a forgery.
Several decades later, a Dutch völkisch philologist named Herman Wirth published a translation of The Oera Linda Book and dubbed it as the “Nordic Bible”. Wirth gave a copy of the book to his friend and associate, Heinrich Himmler, who soon became infatuated with the book to such an extent that it became known as “Himmler’s Bible”.
However, many leading figures within the NSDAP were not keen on the book, and essentially took the side of mainstream academia in declaring the text as inauthentic and a “hoax”. One of the main figures leading this charge was Alfred Rosenberg– author of the seminal work of NSDAP ideology, “The Myth of the Twentieth Century” and the man who introduced Adolf Hitler to the NSDAP.
The two opposing camps officially “squared off” during a panel discussion centered on The Oera Linda Book that took place on May 4th 1934 at the aforementioned University of Berlin. The discussion turned into a heated debate, but in the end, The Oera Linda Book was officially declared “a hoax” by the NSDAP, and “Himmler’s Bible” receded once again into obscurity.
A primary mythos utilized by the National Socialists that was promoted through art, literature and propaganda was that of an ancient Aryan pagan warrior society, taken largely from the Eddas as well as the Vedas, which are undeniably connected. The ideals and imagery associated with this somewhat romanticized history worked well with the rather patriarchal and authoritarian nature of the NSDAP regime.
However, The Oera Linda Book presented a rather different view of the ancient Aryans (or “Fryans” as they are referred to in the text), causing some researchers to postulate that the real reason for the rejection of the book by the NSDAP was largely political, rather than scholarly.
The Oera Linda Book speaks of an ancient civilization of farmers and sailors whose society once expanded across Europe into Russia and North Africa. Their homeland is a place called “Atland”, which can reasonably be correlated to “Atlantis”, and is presumed to lie beneath the waves of the northern Atlantic, save perhaps for a few remnants that survive as small islands.
Fryan society was a “theocracy” led by a “Folk Mother” and her “Matrons”– priestesses who were in charge of guiding the society and maintaining a sacred eternal fire (a predecessor of the Roman Vestal Virgins). These priestesses were in charge of maintaining the morals of the society so they could stay connected to “Frya”- the ancient semi-divine matriarch of the Fryan people (the “White” races), and was said to have given birth to her children without “aid of a man”, and ascended to her “Watch Star” before a major cataclysm reshaped the world.
Frya was said to be the last and greatest of the three daughters of WRALDA or WR-ALDA (which would likely have been pronounced either RA-AL-DA or RA-EL-DA) – the overarching deity of the Fryans who was akin to the concept of the Greek “Logos”, the Hermetic “ALL”, “The Monad” of the Gnostics and even “The Tao” of Taoism.