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Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, 08:39 AM
Savitri Devi
by Kerry Bolton

Savitri Devi might be considered the mother of 'Esoteric Hitlerism'; the myth of the Immortal Hitler arising from the ruins and death of the Reich to redeem a fallen Aryandom. Devi has been described by Chilean author and diplomat Miguel Serrano as 'the greatest fighter after Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess and Joseph Goebbels." Moreover she was the first to discover the secret and spiritual power behind Hitlerism.

She was born Maximiani Portas. 30 Sept. 1905 in Lyon, France, of Greek and English parents. There she studied chemistry and gained a doctorate in Letters. Travelling widely in Europe and Asia, mastering 7 languages, including Bengali, her desire to uncover the lost knowledge of the Aryans led her to India in 1932. She took the name Savitri Devi in honour of the Indo-Aryan Sun goddess, and married a brahman Sri Asit Krisna Mukherji, who was editor of a pro-Axis Magazine, The New Mercury.

Regarding NS as the practical manifestation of Aryan cosmology as it continued in Hinduism, she worked with pro-Axis and independence movements in India during the war.

In a 1980 article "Hitlerism & the Hindu World," published in The National Socialist, Savitri explained the basis of Esoteric Hitlerism and related some of her experiences with the Hindus during the war. Quoting Ramana Maharishi, "one of the greatest spiritual personalities of modern India," the sage's reply to a question on Hitler was that "He is a gnani". This Devi explains is a sage, one who is fully conscious through personal experience "of the eternal truths that express the Essence of the Universe."

Included in this ancient Aryan cosmic law as the Hindus had maintained it was a belief in the inequality of creatures including races.

Savitri (like Julius Evola) traces the ancient Aryan cosmology to the Arctic, to Hyperborea of Thule in a line of descent from the Thule Society to National Socialism.

"Well did von Sebottendorff, founder of the famous Thule Society owe a lot to his visits to India and his contacts with the Hindus conscius of their Hyperborean traditions." Devi naturally saw great significance in Hitler's choice of the swastika as the symbol of NS, "the visible link between Hitler and orthodox Hinduism."

To Germany
In 1948 she travelled to war ravaged Europe, to Germany on her way from Sweden and England. This was the first time she visited the birthplace of Hitlerism.

"Now the gods had ordained that I should have a glimpse of ruins. Bitter, irony of fate," she wrote in her Gold in the Furnace.

In Sweden she met various Swedish NS, including the famous explorer Sven Hedin. Her mission, she explained to Hedin and the younger comrades, was to deliver a message of hope to the Germans. Not knowing any reliable printers, she had handwritten hundreds of leaflets depicting the swastika and declaring:

"Men and women of Germany! In the midst of untold hardships and suffering, hold fast to your glorius NS and resist! Defy our persecutors!... Nothing can destroy that wich is built on truth. We are the pure gold put to test in the furnace. Let the furnace blaze and roar! Nothing destroy us. One day we shall rise. And triumph again! Hope and wait! Heil Hitler!"

Working with a troupe of dancers and a Jewish manager, dressed in a sari and adorned with swastika earings, she threw these leaflets from the trains as she crossed ravaged Germany, the leaflets wrapped in with little gifts of coffee, sugar or butter.

To Devi the scattering of those leaflets across Germany took on the significance of cosmic proportions, "written and thrown by the gods through me." About to cross the border into Belgium she began to sing a Hindu hymn to Shiva, 'the Creator and Destroyer'.

In London Devi had 6,000 of the leaflets professionally printed and returned to Germany. Over the course of a year she was arrested several times and detained in France. She wrote Gold in the Furnace in a cell in Germany in 1949.

In 1953 Savitri returned to Germany on a pilgrimage to the holy places of NS and German Heathenism. This pilgrimage resulted in a book of that name the following year but apparently not actually published until 1958. The journey had taken place despite a decree of expulsion by the Occupation Authorities.

However, for Devi the Hitler Faith was a practical one, "an essentially earthly one that has nothing to do with those metaphysical problems that worry people for whom our living world is not sufficient." Savitri was not concerned with a personal god or with guestions of an afterlife, but with the worship of things that can be seen and felt in daily life, and the godhead which she believed existed within the Aryan, impelling it towards higher evolution.

This is the 'Order and Rhythm' inherent in Life, part of the Cosmic Dance with a cyclic interaction of birth, death, creation, destruction, love, hate; polarities engaged in a cosmic 'impersonal struggle' reflected in the laws of nature. All forms of life were to be esteemed in their right place, faith with the Aryan at the apex. Those opposing the cosmic order were to be fought with 'detached violence', the Hindu conception of which is contained in the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita.

Devi had plenty of close calls on her German pilgrimage, stopped by customs with large quantities of her book Gold in the Furnace and Defiance. The culminating point of the Journey was to stand amidts the row of 100 feet high rocks that formed the sanctuary of the primal Germanic sun cult, Externsteine, 'the Rocks of the Sun', where the solstices had been again celebrated under Hitler and where the Hitler Youth had been initiated; a monument more splendid than the sun monuments she had seen at Greece, Egypt and India.

In the central chamber, aligned to catch the rising sun, she stood with her arm outstrecthed in salute towards the sun. Then she recited a prayer to the impersonal cosmic god she believed had incarnated Hitler as a modern Avatar: "Lord of the unseen forces, whom I do not know and cannot grasp, whose majesty I adore in the eternal order of nature and in the heroic beauty of my comrades' lives -- they manifestations - help us, National Socialists, to keep thy truth within our hearts, and to bring into being, one day, our Führer's real New Order, earthly reflection of merciless cosmic harmony!..."

After an oath, she consecrated the books she had already published, and the MS to her magnum opus, The Lightining & the Sun.

In Time, Above Time, Against Time
The Lighting & the Sun was begun in Scotland in 1948, written at intervals in Germany, and completed in 1956. The book was written to present a conception of history -- ancient AND modern -- unassailable from the standpoint of ETERNAL Truth. The principal figures used to illustrate the cyclic conception of history are Akhnatonn, Geghis and Hitler. They are placed in the context of a succession of 'Ages'. Within Kali Yuga (Age of Darkness) Akhnaton was the 'Man Above Time', symbolised as the sun, the pharaoh who wished to return man to a long-lost olden Age, a visionary pushing against the tide of his own Age but without the practicality to realise his vision.

The 'Man in Time' exemplified by Genghis is a destructive force devoid of idealism, symbolised by - the lightning, acting in accord with the nature of his Age.

In Hitler Devi found the 'Man Against Time' combining idealism with force, both lightning and sun, waging war against the forces of the Age on a practical level; the Avatar of Kalki the Avenger who comes at the end of every Age. However, because Hitler was fighting against the cyclic tides of this Age his battle was foredoomed. Devi therefore believed it was the dharmic duty of Hitlerites to keep alive the flame of NS through the Kali Yuga as the basis for a New Order which Hitler had himself prophesied in 1928, seeing himself as but a herald: "I am not he; but while nobody comes forward to prepare the way for him, I do so."

The companions at arms of the future Avatar would be the 'last NS' of iron will, tested through persecution, 'avenging comrades'.

Savitri spent much of her life in India teaching English at a French school for young women. During the last years of her life she lived, blind, amidst poverty, with several dozen cats. She was always a champion of animal welfare, as explicated in her last book Impeachment of Man, seeing in the animal welfare legislation enacted in NS Germany the embodiment of cosmic law.

Savitri died suddenly on a visit to England on 22 October 1982. She was cremated and her ashes sent to the HQ of the NS movement 'New Order', deposited at a shrine in Arlington, Virginia. Presumably they now rest at the organisation's subsequent HQ at Milwaukee.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, 11:56 AM
Working with a troupe of dancers and a Jewish manager, dressed in a sari and adorned with swastika earings, she threw these leaflets from the trains
Some people get all the interesting jobs eh? :jeer :jeer

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Some people get all the interesting jobs eh? :jeer :jeer

:D If I remember correctly, this job was supposedly her cover. Sympathies for the Third Reich could land you in jail during this period of 'denazification'.

A good selection of Savitri Devi's writings can be found by clicking here (http://library.flawlesslogic.com/1d.htm).

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks for the link, she was certainly an interesting woman.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, 01:37 AM
Her tale of visiting Externsteine is the only story I can find of a anyone's personal experiences/thoughts/feelings there...

Sad state of affairs that it takes an Indian woman to voice an appreciation of this ancient site, and not anyone of the Folk :( conditioned self-hatred and cultural oblivion truly reign supreme in the North these days.

But yeah, very interesting woman, the epitome of a type-A personality!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, 10:57 AM
Sad state of affairs that it takes an Indian woman to voice an appreciation of this ancient site, and not anyone of the Folk :( conditioned self-hatred and cultural oblivion truly reign supreme in the North these days.

She was actually of mixed English/Hellenic heritage, but changed her name to Savitri Devi when she moved to India.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, 04:16 PM
She was actually of mixed English/Hellenic heritage, but changed her name to Savitri Devi when she moved to India.

I only know of her from her account of visiting the Externsteine, which didn't go into her ancestry at all, obviously my assumption that she was Indian based upon her name was completely wrong. The Red Herring strikes again!

Saturday, June 11th, 2005, 05:01 PM
It may be too rough characteristics of Miss Portas' activities but I think it is worth to be read through. I think also that some insults used in the article against Miss Portas are disgusting (she was at least a really brave NS warrior), but something is caught well.


Below an interesting article about Savitri Devi. I do not agree with the anti-NS bias of the author, but I think his opinions concerning Savitri Devi are right on the mark.


A strange and silly old hag that has done much to ridicule National Socialism is Maximiani Portas aka Savitri Devi. There can be no doubt about her personal courage in propagating Hitler and National Socialism in Germany and the West after 1945. It should be noted however that her personal lifestyle and particular and peculiar ideology have done great damage to the cause of White Nationalism and even Traditional National Socialism.

The entire run of occult Nazism seems to have clear connections with the British Secret Service. The husband of Savitri Devi, Mukerji, is suspected of being a double agent, and his activities did not help much the Axis Powers. Rudolf Hess and Juan Peron fell to ridicule because of their association with the occult Nazi scene. The entire Goodrick-Clark brand of occult pseudo-Nazism is reducing the whole NS-movement to ridicule. Occult pseudo-Nutzis are doing the best service the Jew can ask for. We may assume that Savitri Devi's religious believes concerning Hitler were real, but she did more damage with them than good, and the British Secret Service must have been quite happy with the sily old hag associating the memory of Adolf Hitler and National Socialism, NS, with esoteric occult BS.

The marriage of Savitri Devi with Mukerji seems to have been celibate, so, whatever the race of Mukerji, they appearantly did not have sex. But Savitri Devi also is reported to have been bi-sexual, having promiscuous sex with men and women of various nationalities. Lesbianism was quite a fashion among the decadent jet-set and pseudo-intellectual of the twenties, also in various pro-fascist circles.

As far as casts are concerned, certainly some Brahmanic and Kstriya casts (and some Vaisya casts that for various reasons became degraded Kstriya casts) show a clear White Aryan admixture. But in general in Northern India, speaking Indo-Aryan languages, the racial difference between the 12 % Upper Cast-Hindus (Brahman, Ksatriya, Vaisya) is not that big from the avarage Sudra subcasy (the other 88 %). In Dravida speaking South India the difference is somewhat bigger, but in general is also there not absolute. However, the cast system is a social organic system with meaning for India and the Hindu community itself. Whatever the (quite limited) remaining White Aryan admixtures in some Upper-Casts, most casts and subcasts are of the same Indic racial type and the presistence of the cast-system has to do with the organic Sanatanas Dharma Hindu-system itself, not with racial apartheid.

The religious views of Savitri Devi are indeed silly. How can someone who defends Hinduism actually admire Akhnaton, the clear destructive precursor of Christianity and Islam ? Akhnaton was a physically deformed enemy of the national traditions of ancient Egypt. Cengiz Khan is an interesting case in world history, but what has this non-racialist Mongol ruler to do with eighter White Nationalism or even Traditional National Socialism ? Cengiz Khan was just a crazy tyrant killing millions of people in various civilisations to his South and to his West that were superior to his primitive Mongols.

Savitri Devi was neighter a National Socialist nor a Hindu (two extremely different systems by the way, the first a political philosophy, the second an organic social-religious system), but a silly person dabling in an occult mix of theosophy, pseudo-racialism, sexual ambivalence, all in a scene appearantly strongly infected with the British Secret Service. There can be no doubt that had Hitler won the war and Savitri Devi would have traveled to a NS-Germany after 1945, she most probably would also have been arrested and have been treated even worse than by the Allies. Must one accept any lunatic from the insane asylum because one is so desperate ?

The original adress of the extract is:
http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?s=5486188f10802ded8c8be94 689336d18&p=1855071#post1855071

Saturday, June 11th, 2005, 10:09 PM
Her true name was Maximiani Portas. Greek father, english mother.

Sunday, June 12th, 2005, 06:25 AM
The haplogroup echo of IE migration into India tells it was of a Slavic R1A extraction anyway. I smell Pan-Aryan retardation. Not surprising there is Greek involved.

Sunday, June 12th, 2005, 07:46 AM
Not only Greek, Sir. There was also other mediterranian blood involved possibly. Miss Portas' farther's farther was really greek, but her farther's mother is known to be of Italian origin. I think that is why Miss Portas felt more cosy abiding among darker people.

In any way, the experience of Hindudom is much more negative than positive for the Race. It is just a clear example of mongralisation of some group of the Race. Here might be a interesting piece of description of contemporary Indian caste situation provided by a real Indian Nazi follower:

"Savitri Devi wanted a united India, to put aside caste differences/social privileges for a while so that she could regain her strength and become a strong pagan nation. In this day there isn't a HUGE difference between castes, as there may have once been in the past. If people (non-Indians) are judging upon skin colour, they will be suprised if they went to any Indian filled nation. Some Brahmin Aryans, can be quite dark and Sudras very light". [end of the quotation]

Interesting, is not it? But fairy allien to our Racial idea, clearly!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016, 11:53 AM
Not only Greek, Sir. There was also other mediterranian blood involved possibly. Miss Portas' farther's farther was really greek, but her farther's mother is known to be of Italian origin. I think that is why Miss Portas felt more cosy abiding among darker people.

I assume she stayed a virgin because she was mixed, given she thought sex is for procreation and Aryan subraces should not mix blood.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, 02:44 AM
There are two tracks for esoteric Nazism, Blut und Boden and the Schwarze Sonne. Devi may have studied both but is the origin of neither.