Offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is the author of several books on ideology and the Western esoteric tradition, including Hitler's Priestess and The Occult Roots of Nazism, which has remained in print since its publication in 1985 and has been translated into eight languages. He writes regularly for European and US Journals and has contributed to several films on the Third Reich and World War II.
"[An] important work" Philadelphia Inquirer "Excellent book provides a lucid and often chilling guide." Journal of European Studies "Goodrick-Clarke writes with exceptional clarity, adroitly steering his reader through the maze of changes and overlappings in the multifarious groups which he describes." Quadrant "Presents a troubling picture of the mindset of the modern Far Right." Library Journal "Anyone who remembers the devastation wrought by Nazi fanaticism can only be astonished and dismayed by this book. Who could have foreseen that half a century after the defeat of the Third Reich the Jews would once again be perceived as a demonic power intent on destroying the 'Aryan race', or that Hitler would be imagined as a divine being who is about to return to earth to complete the Holocaust? For the matter, who could have foreseen that the preposterous 'pagan' cult developed by Heinrich Himmler would ever be revived? Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke shows not only that these things have indeed happened but how and why they have happened. He also suggests what dangers they may portend. Black Sun is both an enthralling and a deeply disturbing work. It deserves the most serious attention and a wide readership." Norman Cohn, author of The Pursuit of the Millennium and Warrant for Genocide "Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke has done pioneering work in the field of the occult roots of Nazism. In the present volume he performs the same invaluable service with regard to the ideological fantasies of post war neo-fascism." Walter Laqueur "This book is a thorough examination of neo-Nazi extremist group development in the United States through the twentieth century." Multicultural Review "...It is undeniably important and is sure to open your mind to shadowy worlds you never knew existed." Fortean Times