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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

There is no question but that Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man



There is no question but that Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man. As somebody commented about him at the last N├╝rnberg party congress, since the time of Mohammed nothing like it has been seen in this world.

His body does not suggest strength. The outstanding characteristic of his physiognomy is its dreamy look. I was especially struck by that when I saw pictures taken of him in the Czechoslovakian crisis; there was in his eyes the look of a seer.

This markedly mystic characteristic of Hitler's is what makes him do things which seem to us illogical, inexplicable, and unreasonable. ...

So you see, Hitler is a medicine man, a spiritual vessel, a demi-deity or, even better, a myth.

~Carl Jung; During an interview with H. R. Knickerbocker, first published in Hearst's International Cosmopolitan (January 1939), in which Jung was asked to diagnose Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Joseph Stalin, later published in Is Tomorrow Hitler's? (1941), by H. R. Knickerbocker, also published in The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism (2004) by Richard Wolin, Ch. 2: Prometheus Unhinged: C. G. Jung and the Temptations of Aryan Religion, p. 75