According to Celtic tradition, the spear of Lugh was carried by the Tuatha Dé Danaan
from the isles at the edge of the world. It is a fiery spear which
always strikes a deadly blow.
Sometimes it even kills the one who bears it or those around him.
(Dictionnaire des Symboles, Chevalier and Gheerbrandt)
The Führer strode into the treasure room with Himmler while Kaltenbrunner, Von Sievers
and Walter Buch waited outside.
Shortly afterwards, Himmler left the room, leaving Hitler alone facing
the talisman that had now become his property.
Nobody knows what went through the Führer's mind. But that moment
could be considered one of the most decisive of the 20th century.
(The Spear of Destiny, T. Ravenscroft)
The adoration of relics is much older than Christianity. [...] A
relic's effectiveness in producing a miracle proved its authenticity.
(Fake? The Art of Deception. British Museum Publication)
3000 years ago
The man who had looked God in the face was resting on a riverbank.
He was contemplating his life.
The victory he had won against the magi gave humanity a respite,
perhaps for a few centuries.
The light of Ormuzd had pushed Ahriman into his own shadows, but the
battle was never-ending.
Sooner or later, the shadow of evil would return.
At that very moment, the arrow pierced his heart.
Zarathustra collapsed, a final smile upon his lips.
2000 years ago
The Captain of the Jews, climbing Golgotha along with his troops, had been ordered to break the
limbs of the three crucified men before the Sabbath.
As a symbol of his mandate, he proudly bore the spear of Herod Antipas.
A magical symbol of royalty, the spear forged by Phineas was a powerful talisman,
giving usurped royalty an illusion of power.
Disgusted by the carnage, the Roman soldiers turned around, unable
to face the appalling spectacle.
Except for Cassius Gaius, the Centurion. Feeling great pity for the
man called Jesus, he speared Christ in the side with his own lance,
preferring it to the Jewish one.
The blood and water that ran out Christ's body cured Cassius Gaius of
the cataract that he had been suffering from, by way of thanks for his compassion.
From then on he was known as Longinus and his spear became one of the
most precious relics in Christendom.
This legend is based on the ancient myth of the spear of Lugh, of
Celtic or even pre-Celtic origin. It was used to appoint authentic kings
and enabled he who owned it to act for the good of his people...provided
that he did not get the wrong spear.
Various origins: Germany, Belgium, Tibet, USA
Group of objects found in a trunk. Spearhead (ca 100
BC), human bones, Arab 'magical' document (15th or 16th century AD),
Nazi equipment used to detect sensitives, personal objects that belonged
to Heinrich Himmler, miscellaneous documents.
An 'accidental' find; the report is based entirely on original
The stale smell assaulted us as soon as we forced open the door. Marc
was keen to build a guest room in the attic of his new house and had
asked me to help him clear it out.
Obviously, the previous owners had not set foot up there fore ages,
judging by the thick layer of dust that we were getting ready to stir
It was relatively dry, and what surprised me at first was the absence
of cobwebs and the signs of rats, mice or other animals that generally
frequent such places.
Then there was the case.
Or rather the rusty key that was halfway inserted in the lock. As if a
mysterious force had drawn it to this pile of old papers contained in
the box. The padlock which originally sealed it was open, giving the
impression that the contents were keen to escape and rejoin the world of
the living. I felt a small pang of fear, a disagreeable sensation of
Marc said I could take what I wanted, just as long as I relieved him
of this rubbish. "If you happen to find any gold bullion, then
we'll split it 50-50," he said with a smile.
However, the treasure I found turned out to be a horror.
A horror infinitely deeper than any scary story.
A true horror that still lives on in the minds and memories of many.
Mr Albert Dechamps felt the end drawing near. He had, at the most,
one or maybe two years left to live, if he was lucky. The responsibility
he had accepted several decades earlier was destroying him as surely as
the illness gnawing away at his body.
What could he do? Revealing all was simply inconceivable, and in fact
he himself had not believed it at the beginning. Alternatively, he could destroy
what he was safeguarding, but he no longer felt physically able to do so.
In the end he had been caught up in the grip of the relics and
subjugated. He eventually decided to abandon his last will and testament to chance and the
evidence that his story was absolutely true.
Destiny alone can judge human folly.
Captain Albert Dechamps had served in the resistance and the Belgian
secret army. Involved in G Group (a group of resistance activists),
his university studies in engineering had naturally led him towards
sabotage and later, during the liberation, counter-sabotage.
A Mason with a fascination for the occult, he studied the influence of
magic and astrology on the behaviour of the Nazis. While he fought the
Nazis in general, he soon came to view Heinrich Himmler as his personal
(Albert Dechamps once actually crossed paths with the head of the SS
during a trip the Reichsführer made to Brussels.
He could not help noticing the Führer's madness.)
Himmler, Adolf Hitler's 'black' doppelgänger; the undisputed
chief of the SS and its subsection, the Ahnenerbe. Master of the Order
of the Vril, the damned soul of the Third Reich was the instigating
force behind many
secret expeditions to France, Egypt and Tibet mounted for the purpose of
bringing back religious antiques to Nazi Germany and verifying Hörbinger's
In 1937, an SS medievalist by the name of Otto Rahn, who had been sent
to Montsalvat (in the Languedoc region of France) to search for the
Grail, brought a sacred relic back to Himmler.
As a reward, Himmler appointed him to the rank of Öbersturmfürher.
A short time later, after realising the consequences of what he had
done, he committed suicide.
This relic was a very old spearhead that had had magical associations for
thousands of years.
1937 was a good year for the SS.
Another magic object was donated to the SS by American sympathisers.
This delicate Arab astrological document gives the coordinates and
times for invoking entities living on the Other Side.
Dating from the 16th or 17th century, it was the property of an
American author of fantastic fiction called H.P. Lovecraft and served as the
inspiration for his Necronomicon,
the book of dead names.
The document arrived in Germany on the very day that Lovecraft died (15
March 1937); Lovecraft had never concealed his racist sympathies.
The document had a strange property. As a portal between the invisible
world and our world, it is a thin barrier through which the Old Ones -
as Lovecraft calls them - can once again pass. An abominable corruption
always emanates from it.
To be effective, the manuscript could
only be used one year to the day after the death of its previous user.
The bones come from a Tibetan monastery. Most likely the relics of a
tulku (reincarnation) of Milarepa, who lived 400
years ago, they can cure certain blood diseases and ward off demons. Like most magic objects, they can also be consulted
as an oracle.
It is said that some of the relics were used by Rasputin, the mad monk,
to cure the Czar's son's haemophilia.
He also prophesied his death and the tragic destiny of the imperial
After the Russian revolution of 1917, and the massacre of the Romanovs
in Ekaterinburg, two fleeing Russian generals brought them as gifts of
welcome to the Thule Gesellschaft, the secret society that would place a
from Vienna in the highest post in Germany. Grand Master Dietrich Eckart
promised them an appalling vengeance for the murder of the imperial
On 15 March 1938, shortly after Hitler's invasion of Austria,
Hitler visited the Hofburg museum in Vienna in the middle of the
night. Wolfram von Sievers, a magician and head of the Nazis' occult
research department, Commandant Walter Buch (head of the Uschla) and Ernst Kaltenbrunner,
the head of the SS in Austria, awaited him.
Several members of the Waffen SS stood guard.
Heinrich Himmler was carrying a small black leather briefcase.
Von Sievers checked Hitler's ability as a medium by asking him to set
the hand of a clock to one of the twelve numbers. Only Hitler knew which
number he had chosen. He then adjusted the astrolabe to the coordinates
given in the Arab manuscript which described the medium's internal
zodiac. The astrolabe stopped at a position equivalent to 8 o'clock, the
very time that Hitler
had secretly set on the clock.
Himmler then approached his master. Two spearheads rested on a
black cushion. One had been brought back by Otto Rahn, the other had
belonged to the Hapsburgs and he had just taken it from the museum. Himmler
knew which was the authentic spearhead, but did not dare contradict or
even influence his Führer. Hitler, obsessed by his recent victory,
had to decide on his own.
A critical decision!
Would he choose the true spearhead, the one which had belonged to real
kings and which was linked to Germanic myths of creation? Or would he
simply be attracted by the false and vain lustre of the illusion of
power created by the spearhead of the usurpers, also known as the Spear
of Maurice, and for which he had come to Vienna?
He did not hesitate and immediately seized the one that belonged to
the Hapsburgs, ignoring the other one.
Himmler pulled a face, but did not say a word. Hitler moved aside with
the relic for a moment.
He only asked one question by thrusting the spearhead into a set of
letters, which would decide the fate of humanity.
Who was the king chosen by the spearhead, its true owner?
The answer triggered the Holocaust, the bloody sacrifice of millions
of people - the Ragnarök of Norse myth and the Götterdämmerung of German myth
set to the beat of a Wagnerian opera.
Arhiman smiled for the first time.
Activating the power of the relics
To understand what happened, the Surnateum only has this spear, the
true one. The other was returned to the Hofburg museum in Vienna.
We activated the power of the
spear using rituals from the Department
of Witchcraft and Invocations.
The bones were cast onto the table where they formed a strange rune
Our medium selected two letters from a mixed up set of letters. What
did the other spear reply? Who was its true owner?
'H', 'A' was the answer; 'Hitler, Adolf' whispered a member of the
group. That was what the Führer had thought!
Wait! The Collector said that we mustn't rush it. The bones indicate
that the answer has eight letters. Point out six other letters with the
tip of the true spear.
'P', 'S', 'B', 'U', 'R', 'G'.
'HAPSBURG!' That's what the answer must have been.
A simple mistake cost millions of lives!
After Himmler's arrest and suicide, the relics were entrusted to two
individuals: Mr Dechamps and Mr Andruzzi, his American counterpart.
The Belgian spent years searching for evidence of his premonition.
A few months later, Albert Dechamps received a parcel from the United
States containing other relics.
The American major had read a prophecy by Rudolf Steiner
predicting the coming of the Antichrist to his country in the second
half of the 20th century.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki had recently been annihilated in a deluge of
Ahriman had changed sides. His smile was broadening; one day he would
swallow up all of creation.
- 15 March: Feast of St Longinus
- 15 March 44 BC: The ides of March, Julius Caesar is
- 15 March 1244: The Cathars of Montsalvat surrender and are
wiped out the next day; they were hell-bent on spending 15
March in their fortress.
- 15 March 1917: Czar Nicholas II abdicates, leading to the
extermination of his family. The relics of Milarepa change
- 15 March 1933: Hitler proclaims the existence of the Third Reich
for 1000 years.
- 15 March 1936: Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland, his first
act of war.
- 15 March 1937: H.P. Lovecraft dies; Himmler receives the
- 15 March 1938: Anschluss + 2, Hitler visits the Hofburg
- 15 March 1939: Hitler re-enters Prague, Otto Rahn commits suicide.
List of documents consulted
* The Spear of Destiny, Trevor Ravenscroft, Red Wheel/Weiser
* The Spear, James Herbert, Pan Books Ltd
* Necronomicon, Nerville Spearman, Belfond
* Dictionnaire des symboles, Chevalier Gheerbrandt Bouquins
* Le voyageur d'Arta, K Kazaï
* Fake? The Art of Deception, Mark Jones, British Museum Publication
* The Mystic Quest, Time-Life
* Le matin des magiciens Pauwels, Bergier, Gallimard
* Légendes Urbaines, C..Chelman, Joker Deluxe
* The Big Book of Weirdos, Factoid Books
* Croisade contre le Graal, Otto Rahn
* La cour de Lucifer, Otto Rahn, Ed. Pardès
* Montségur et le Graal : Le mystère Otto Rahn, Bernadac, Ed. France Empire
* Les maîtres secrets d'Hitler, P. Aziz., I Degraf
* Le "Groupe G" (1942-1944), William Ugeux, Elsevier Documents
* Les SS Historia vol I - II
* Howard Philips Lovecraft 'I am providence', J.C. Requette, Ed Phenix
* UNSER FÜHRER zum 50 Geburtstag Adolf Hitler
am 20 April 1939 (Verlag Franz Eher Nachfolgen Munchen)
* Europe - Amérique, no. 132, 25 December 1947
* Special revue no 104, 30 March 1967
no. 120, 20 July 1967
no 456, 28 December 1973
* Le monde illustré no. 4441, 13 December 1947
* L'illustration, no. 4059, 18 December 1920
* Personal papers of Mr Albert Dechamps