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The Lightning and the Sun

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The Lightning and the Sun is a book written by Savitri Devi outlining her philosophy of history with her critique of the modern world. In it she elucidates her concept of Men in Time, Men above Time, and Men against Time using the lives of Genghis Khan, Akhnaton, and Adolf Hitler, respectively, as illustrations of the forces of "Lightning" (destructive power), "Sun" (life-giving energy), and "both Lightning and the Sun" (destructive power harnessed for a life-affirming purpose).

Begun in 1948 and completed in 1956, she said it “could be described as a personal answer to the events of 1945 and of the following years.”

It is dedicated "To the god-like Individual of our times; the Man against Time; the greatest European of all times; both Sun and Lightning: ADOLF HITLER, as a tribute of unfailing love and loyalty, for ever and ever." It opens with quotations from The Bhagawad Gita and Rudolf Hess.

First published in Calcutta in 1958. It was published most recently by National Vanguard Books [1] (http://www.natvan.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=658) ISBN 0937944149. Resistance Records released an audio recording of readings from the book.

Contents

Contents

“Timeless Perfection and Cyclic Evolution”

  • Chapter I: The cyclic view of History
  • Chapter II: Time and Violence
  • Chapter III: Men in Time, above Time and against Time

“The Lightning: Genghis Khan

  • Chapter IV: The Child of Violence
  • Chapter V: The Will to survive
  • Chapter VI: The Will to conquer
  • Chapter VII: From the Danube to the Yellow Sea

“The Sun: Akhnaton

  • Chapter VIII: "The Beautiful Child of the living Aton"
  • Chapter IX: The Heat-and-Light-within-the-Disk
  • Chapter X: The Seat of Truth
  • Chapter XI: Too late and too early

“Both Sun and Lightning: Adolf Hitler

  • Chapter XII: The late-born Child of Light
  • Chapter XIII: The Struggle for Truth
  • Chapter XIV: The World against its Saviour
  • Chapter XV: Gods on Earth

“Epilogue: Kalki, the Avenger”

  • Chapter XVI: Kalki, the Avenger

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