Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels: Difference between revisions

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==Interactions with Aryan societies==
In 1905 Lanz and some 50 other supporters of List signed a declaration endorsing the proposed ''[[Guido-von-List-Gesellschaft]]'' (Guido von List Society), which was officially founded in 1908. He also founded his own esoteric organisation, the ''Ordo Novi Templi'' (Order of the New Templars) in 1907. These movements were supposed to "further the racial self-confidence by doing [[Pedigree chart|pedigree]] and racial research, [[beauty contest]]s and the founding of [[racism|racist]] "future sites" in underdeveloped parts of the [[Earth]]" (''das Rasse Bewusstsein durch Stammbaum- und Rassekunde Forschung, Schönheitswettbewerbe und die Gründung rassistischer Zukunftsstätten in unterentwickelten Teilen der Erde zu fördern''). To further this agenda, he purchased the [[:de:Burg Werfenstein|Werfenstein]] castle ruins in [[Austria]]. Neither organization managed to attract a large member base; though, it is estimated that the order had around 300 members, most prominent of which was the poet [[:de:Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando|Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando]]. Lanz's claim that the organization was already founded prior to 1900, and that he met with August Strindberg in 1896 and managed to convince him to join the order, have been shown to be fabricated.
After Hitler's rise to prominence in the 1920s, Lanz tried to be recognized as one of his [[ideological]] precursors. In the preface of issue one in the 3rd series of ''Ostara'', c. 1927, he wrote: {{cquote|One shall remember that the [[swastika]]- and [[fascist]] movements are basically offspring of Ostara.<ref>{{cite magazine |title=Ostara 01- 05 |url=https://archive.org/details/UnknownOstara152ndSeries |magazine=Ostara |volume=III |number=1 |page=3 |language=German}}</ref>}}