From an article entitled The Rainbow Swastika--New Age Antisemitism
6b. New Acropolis: Haifa and Tel Aviv.
This philosophical society is better known in Europe and South America than in North America. A movement founded in 1957 by Argentinian-born Italian Blavatsky disciple Jorge Agel Livraga, it is today headquartered in Brussels with thriving branches in Spain, Turkey, Italy, France, Brazil, Chile... and Israel. [If you click on the Israel site, be sure to look at their "pictures of... activities in Israel", one of which shows off their new Hebrew book promoting Helena Blavatsky.] NAer Bernardino del Boca, considered by some to be the founder of the New Age movement in Italy, once called it "one of the great hopes of the Aquarian Age." (quote supplied by a European watchdog group which requests anonymity) "New Acropolis" presents itself as an intellectual anti-racist club at the beginner level, but as disciples advance the lessons become more militaristic and mystical, a blend of Fascist romanticism which was emulated by the SS of the Third Reich. In Spain, a flyer authored in the 1970s by the New Acropolis leader in Turkey is entitled [translated from Spanish]: "For Madmen Only: The Virtues of the New Man", followed by a quote from Adolf Hitler and comments in defense of his vision for the New Humanity. According to Dutch researcher Michiel Louter, New Acropolis is considered by authorities in France, Belgium, Italy and Germany to be a dangerous cult working to undermine democracy. [More accurately, New Acropolis wants to return "democracy" to its original "purity". Students of Plato will remember that the classical Greek concept of a "utopian Republic" is a democracy ruled by an elite citizenry, which regularly weeds out weak or unproductive members, and honors the practice of homosexuality, pedophilia, eugenics, euthanasia and infanticide. The unrecognized fact is that the values of "democracy" so sought after in today's society - compassion for the weak, an impartial justice system and the equality of all men before a Supreme Being - are in reality derived from the Torah and were despised by the original "democrats" as intolerable weakness.]
According to two former Acropolis members [names withheld], the supreme source of their philosophy is "the Masters of Wisdom", who they believe were the architects of the Third Reich; Hitler's failure was due to his disobedience to "his Masters". High-ranking members are taught that the "Manu" [who Bailey identifies with Sanat Kumara] will aid them in destroying undesirable races. [One ex-member commented that he couldn't make sense of this kind of talk, but for my readers who have persevered this far these references will need no explanation.] They also report that special areas of the Acropolis schools had Nazi literature available, among them _Mein Kampf_ and _Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts_ (The Myth of the Twentieth Century_). Other required reading for the Inner Circle is Miguel Serrano's _Adolf Hitler, el Ultimo Avatar_ which presents Hitler as a sun god. [Compare this with Savitri Devi's Hindu version of the same.] Higher-ranking members are taught the Nazi salute, as evidenced in the members-only magazine for the "New Acropolis Security Forces" [sic].
New Acropolis is not a newcomer to Israel; the group has been free to attract Israelis to its ranks for more than a decade. One former leader reports that the New Acropolis International Conference held in Rome in 1990 included Israelis, all of them dressed in black shirts and saluting an imperial Roman eagle, legionnaire style. Courses are regularly held in Israel on "The Key to Inner Wisdom" (all in Hebrew). The "Eastern Wisdom" category is Hinduism, Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism; "Western Wisdom" is largely Greek Platonic and Stoic philosophy. "History" combines Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Hindu thought. Only in "Sources of Wisdom" does one find a brief pass at Judaism via Kabbalah, in the company of Greek mythology and New Age principles.
Subject: ACADEMY : Modern Alchemy and fascism
From: Jose Rodríguez
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999
There is a neo-nazi group called "Nueva Acrópolis" conecting
fascism and esoterical ideas including achemy. It was founded in
Argentina and right now it has headquarters in many countries. It is
a dangerous group and in Spain they have a sect status because
they show sectarian methods and they teach agressive ideas
including racism and scorn against women. Their leader is a man
called Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi.
His web site is: [www.acropolis.org
In this site you can find some articles on achemy:
"Alquimistas en la Corte de Rodolfo II".
"Arnaldo de Vilanova. Médico, alquimista y visionario".
This sect has published books on alchemy too:
- El Alquimista
- Alquimia y Simbolismo en las Catedrales
- Giordano Bruno
There are interesting texts on his sectarian methods in those
two ULR address:
Other references in:
A recent example of a Blavatsky inspired cult is the New Acropolis, (see writings of Miquel Martinez)--a cult started by Jorge Agel Livraga, an Argentina born Italian. According to sources he taught his disciples in the use of weapons, put them in paramilitary units and used the Nazi salute. His ultimate goal was the violent overthrow of democracy. He said in one document that he wanted to weed out “everything weak and stupid” and to put “homosexuals in concentration camps”. He derived many of his ideas on race from Blavatsky.
It would be worth researching to learn whether Livraga and New Acropolis are at center, homophobic.
This article on 'Eternal Fascism' by Umberto Eco is a good way to evaluate risk potential for an ideology or group. Eco suggests if any one of these 14 patterns is present, it can suggest risk.
Note this one and compare with the observation from the Rainbow Swastika article.
10. Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology, insofar as it is fundamentally aristocratic, and aristocratic and militaristic elitism cruelly implies contempt for the weak.
Ur-Fascism can only advocate a popular elitism. Every citizen belongs to the best people in the world, the members or the party are the best among the citizens, every citizen can (or ought to) become a member of the party. But there cannot be patricians without plebeians. In fact, the Leader, knowing that his power was not delegated to him democratically but was conquered by force, also knows that his force is based upon the weakness of the masses; they are so weak as to need and deserve a ruler.
We all must remember we each may someday become weak and vulnerable, through illness, accident, economic misfortune, war or if allowed to live long enough, old age.
We have reason to hope that whoever cares for us will not despise weakness and thus not despise us for being weak, and instead, take weakness as signal to respond with kindness and not with contempt.