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The masonic lodges played a major role in

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Unformatted text preview: be called the foundational myth of Nazism … that enabled the Aryans to replace the Jews as the chosen people of universal history (279) - Atlantis was also a myth that encouraged the Nazis in their genocidal projects. (279) Edelstein, online ( - Bailly wrote a history of early astronomy, in which he postulated that a fictional society that once lived near the North Pole, called the Atlanteans, invented all of the sciences. Edelstein explained that through an odd intermediary (Madame Blavatsky, one of the founders of Theosophy), this myth of a "Hyperborean Atlantis" became a touchstone of Nazi ideology. The Masonic Lodges played a major role in disseminating the "new ideas" of the Enlightenment in Europe. - Columbia Encyclopedia, Vol. 8,...
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