Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy, directed by Tracy Atkinson and Joan Baran, narrated by Malcolm McDowell, is an English language 1998 Discovery Channel documentary regarding Nazi occultism.
Summary - Official
Astrology. Reincarnation. A new blood religion. In this chilling yet fascinating glimpse at recent historical events, discover how Nazi beliefs were based on a perversion of ancient myths, pagan lore and the occult. In their quest to create an Aryan superace, the Nazis left no myth or religion unexploited ï¿½ using astrological forecasts to plan battles; pendulums to locate allied battleships; the prophesies of Nostradamus to frighten the Allies, and sacred symbols, such as Nordic runes, to inspire their warriors to battle. Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy explores the disturbing ways the Third Reich linked occult practices with political aims and created a reign of terror unparalleled in history.
Television and DVD release
The documentary was originally shown on television and subsequently released on VHS in the USA on April 6, 1999 by the BMG Distribution and in the UK on 20 Jan 2003 by the Lace International Ltd studio.
In Italy the documentary was released on DVD under the title Nazismo: La Cospirazione Occulta in 2003 by Medusa Video.
In Germany the documentary was released on DVD under the title Nazis: Die okkulte Verschwörung on the 8th November 2005 by M.I.B. - Medienvertrieb in Buchholz. The documentary was also shown on TV in a shortened version called Hitlers Mystiker.
Evidences have suggested that Nazism was not just a political movement but an occult religion with Hitler as the Messiah. This is a documentary about how the Hitler and the Nazis made use of occultism to win the war, and to remind the Germans that they were the best humans on the planet, the master-race.
Source: Wikipedia and others
Review, from Carol A. Nash (So. Fla., U.S.A.), Amazon.com
We all know the usual war stories, but this "behind the scenes" look informs us of what drives madman such as Hilter and his elite SS. A must have for anyone who believes that past history is important to the future. The movie was well done and actual footage is not as grainy as most history movies. This movie showed on the Military and Discovery channel, but was unavailable from their website. A very chilling and accurate account of Hilter's rise to power and subsequent decisions made during the war that were based on occult, mystic beliefs and astrology. It also shows the influence and power that Hilter's top military cronies had on Hilter. I highly recommend this movie.