The seemingly impossible ascent of this diminutive demagogue and his string of victories against the once so proud French and British, and of course that great Soviet evil to the east, demanded an easy explanation. In a British writer called Trevor Ravenscroft offered one. This great gilded lance, the guide told him, had been carried by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, Frankish warlord Charles Martel and a litany of German conqueror kings, emboldening them with its supernatural power. A gloriously overworked mess of steel, iron and brass, the Hofburg Spear is embedded with what was said to be one of the nails from the cross, capped with a silver band and then cloaked in gold sometime around the 14th century. As a source for his tall tale, Ravenscroft claimed to have befriended the German emigre occult writer Walter Johannes Stein toward the end of his life.
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In addition to this, Schertel also identified the following elements of magic: Ecstasy. The performer must enter an altered mind state of "ecstasy", "possession" or "somnambulism", and it is usually achieved by dancing, chanting, hypnosis, intoxication, and even sacrifices. It is the way through which the performer bring the desired changes into reality.
Schertel wrote, "The man with the greatest force of imagination is commanding of the world and creates realities according to his will, instead of being the slave of an unsubstantial, bodiless empiricism.
The performer is required to develop a kind of "body feeling" through "body exercises". However, here Schertel is not referring to common muscle-building or physical training nowadays. The two forms of exercises that he recommends are "senual" and "articular". These practices are supported by certain breathing methods. In , it was revealed that Schertel had sent a dedicated copy of the book to Adolf Hitler. Hitler read the book and marked several passages. The annotations were in the form of vertical lines drawn in the page margins to highlight certain passages.
The origin of the quote remains unsubstantiated.
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