When my uncle Felix Glucklich (he changed his name to Feliz Feliz) died in Buenos Aires, I was asked to look after his apartment, that was crowded with books on mysticism, many of them signed by their authors. He had lived in the India and been part of the inner circle of Krishnamurti. I took several books and after working myself through them, let my mother to throw them out during of her periodic fits of housecleaning. Feliz came to my mind because I found on the internet that Nazism was born from the same mud of Central European around-the-century mysticism.
As the Ariosophic movement spread from Austria into Germany it became overtly political. The Germanenorden, most of whose members had originally been active in the List Society or the ONT, was founded in Munich in 1912 as a secret anti-Semitic organization meant to counteract the supposed Jewish conspiracy to control Germany. In 1918 it was taken over by Rudolf Sebottendorff, who changed the name of the group to the Thule Society and transformed it from a religious cult into an organization of political activists dedicated to destabilizing the Weimar Republic.I remember the dedication (in English) in one of Madame Blavatsky's book: I am sure the Masters are still with us.
In an attempt to attract a wider membership, the Thule Society founded a front called the German Workers Party (DAP) that offered the same anti-Semitic and racist ideas without mentioning occultism. This was the group that Adolf Hitler first discovered as an army intelligence agent in 1919. Hitler was soon elected to the leadership and in 1920 he renamed the DAP the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) or Nazi Party. Hitler eventually took over ownership of the Thule Society's treasury and weekly newspaper, and also recruited Thule Society contacts Rudolf Hess and Alfred Rosenberg who went on to become important officials in the Third Reich. As the emblem of the Nazi Party Hitler adopted the Thule Society's insignia, a swastika.