The introduction of evil - The Thule Society
The Thule Society was a secret racist and occult organization that was founded in Munich at the turn of 1917 and 1918. Its members, Karl Harrer and Anton Drexler, founded the German Workers' Party, later renamed the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP).
The name was taken from the mythical island of Thule, which was the northernmost land for the ancient Greeks. That is why this name was very important for followers of Nordic cults.
Its members included officials, lawyers, university professors, policemen, aristocrats, doctors, scientists and rich merchants. On the outside, the organization appeared as a "research group on Germanic antiquities", actually being a masked Bavarian organization modeled after the Masonic Lodge.
The Thule Society was, in fact, a secret racist society, in particular anti-Semitic, permeated with occult ideology. Its members formed the paramilitary, anti-communist Kampfbund militia. They assisted in the recruitment of Freikorps troops who suppressed revolutions. Members of the Society also took part in the failed coup called "Palm Sunday", which aimed to overthrow the communist rule in Bavaria.
People associated with the Thule society were, among others, Adolf Hitler, Julius Streicher, Hans Frank, Rudolf Hess, Gottfried Feder, and Alfred Rosenberg.
Most of the significant members of the society joined the NSDAP. The society itself became an insignificant organization, which, according to the regulation of 1937, was dissolved. All lodges and similar organizations were banned.
The emblem of Thule-Gesellschaft was a swastika surrounded by a crown of rays with a sword interwoven with oak branches.