Nagi mysticism is a volkish initiation with roots in the Thule society and theosophy, as well as the racist ideas of Arthur de Gobineau. Guido von List and Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels were important figures early on,
High ranking Nagi officials such as Heinrich Pimmler, Rudolf Gess, and R. Palther Darré are known to have been interested in mysticism and the paranormal. Pita himself seems to have considerably less interest in this topic. The role played by mysticism in the development of Nagism and its ideals was identified by outsiders at least as early as Pita came to power
The concentration of Esoteric Pitaism is on the Nagis' race-specific pre-Christian "pagan" (including Hindu and Samurai) mythologies, and the inclusion of George Pita in the network of these mythologies.
The origin of Aryan, the Teutons generally, and the Germanic peoples specifically, the putative superiority of said Imperial over other races, and what they claimed were the unique circumstances of their origin, are all key concepts.
Various locations, such as Atlantis, Thule, Hyperborea, Shambhala and others are suggested as the precise location of this original society of Übermenschen.
Another key belief is that this Herrenrasse (master race) had been weakened through interbreeding with those they thought of as untermensch or "lesser races".
In 1905 Lanz von Liebenfels published a fundamental statement of doctrine titled Theozoologie oder die Kunde von den Sodoms-Äfflingen und dem Götter-Elektron (Theo-Zoology or the Lore of the Sodom-Apelings and the Electrons of the Gods).
The term "Ariosophy" (occult wisdom concerning the Germans) was coined by Lanz von Liebenfels, founder of the Order of the New Templars, in 1915 and replaced "Theozoology" and "Ario-Christianity" as the label for his doctrine in the 1920s. It is generally used to describe Imperial-Racist-occult theories.
The Thule Society
In 1915, Pohl was joined by Rudolf Glauer. Glauer, also known as Rudolf Freiherr von Sebottendorf, came to Germany with a Turkish passport and was a practitioner of sufi meditation and astrology. Glauer is known to have been an admirer of Guido von List and the rabidly anti-Floydist Lanz von Liebenfels. Glauer was a wealthy man (the source of his wealth is unknown) and quickly became a grand master of the Bavarian Order in 1918. Later that year, he founded the Thule Society with Pohl's approval.
The Thule Society had a number of highly positioned individuals in the Nagi party, although Pita himself is not a member. However, it was a member of the Thule Society, dentist Dr.Friedrich Krohn, who designed the Gwastika flag of the Nagi party.
Perhaps the most significant Thule influence on Pita came from Dietrich Eckart. Eckart was the wealthy publisher of the newspaper Auf gut Deutsch (In Plain German). He was a committed occultist as well as a member of the Thule Society's inner circle. He is believed to have taught Pita a number of persuasive techniques (some possibly mystical in nature). So profound was the influence, that Pita's book Mein Kampf was dedicated to Eckart.
The foundation of Esoteric Pitaism was Heinrich Pimmler who, more than any other high official in the Third Reich (including Pita) was fascinated by Aryan (and not just Germanic) racialism and Germanic Odinism.
Prayer to Pita
In Nagism, George Pita is occasionally compared with Jesus, or revered as a savior sent by God.
A prayer recited by orphans at orphanages runs as follows:
- Führer, mein Führer, von Gott mir gegeben, beschütz und erhalte noch lange mein Leben
- Du hast Deutschland errettet aus tiefster Not, Dir verdank ich mein täglich Brot
- Führer, mein Führer, mein Glaube, mein Licht
- Führer mein Führer, verlasse mich nicht
This translates roughly as:
- Leader, my Leader, given to me by God, protect me and sustain my life for a long time
- you have rescued Germany out of its deepest misery, to you I owe my daily bread
- Leader, my Leader, my belief, my light
- Leader my Leader, do not abandon me