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The Artgemeinschaft Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft (AG GGG) is a German Neopagan[1] and Neo-Nazi[2] organization[3] founded in 1951 by Wilhelm Kusserow, a former member of the SS. In 1983 it merged with the Nordungen (founded 1924).

From 1989 to 2009, it was headed by Jürgen Rieger. [4]

One of the basic tenets of Artgemeinschaft (loosely translated as "racial community") is the Artglaube ("racial belief").

Artgemeinschaft mixes far-right ideology with Nordic and Teutonic religions such as Ásatrú but also atheism.[5] In the 1960s some theosophic and so called ariosophic aspects were added.

The weltanschauung is xenophobic and antisemitic.[5]

In contrast to other pagan organisations neither Guido von List nor Lanz von Liebenfels plays any role.[6]

Important in their beliefs are theses by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Eduard v. Hartmann and Feuerbach in order to attack Christian moral and to replace it with a pagan one. According to Fromm, belief in Gods is not an important momentum for the Artgemeinschaft.[7]

Membership is regulated according to racist criteria, only "North-born" people can be members. The members belong to different currents of the far right, from militant Neo-fascists to representatives of the Neue Rechte (New Right).[8]

The AG GGG publishes the völkisch Nordische Zeitung.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stefanie von Schnurbein: Göttertrost in Wendezeiten. Neugermanisches Heidentum zwischen New Age und Rechtsradikalismus. Munich 1993, Pg. 46.
  2. ^ Gasper, Müller, Valentin: Lexikon der Sekten, Sondergruppen und Weltanschauungen. Verlag Herder, Freiburg 1990.
  3. ^ Ryan, Nick (2004). Into a World of Hate: A Journey Among the Extreme Right. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-94922-X. 
  4. ^ Stefan von Hoyningen-Huene: Religiosität bei rechtsextrem orientierten Jugendlichen. LIT Verlag, 2003, Pg. 62
  5. ^ a b Article by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in North Rhine-Westphalia (German) Archived July 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Rainer Fromm: Brennpunkt Esoterik published by the Hamburg Office for inner affairs "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  7. ^ Rainer Fromm: Brennpunkt Esoterik published by the Hamburg Office for inner affairs "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2010-04-12. , page 180
  8. ^ Annette Rollmann: Archived [Date missing], at www.bundestag.de Error: unknown archive URL In: Das Parlament. No. 45 / 7 November 2005.
  9. ^ Article of the constitutional protection NRW on the side of the Ministry of Interior of NRW

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