Item #70383 The Lost World of Agharti, the Mystery of Vril Power. Agharti, Alec MacLELLAN.

The Lost World of Agharti, the Mystery of Vril Power.

London: Souvenir Press, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 232pp. + 16 page b&w photo. insert. Black cloth with silver titling to spine, map illustrations on endpages, bibliography. From the publisher: "One of the world's oldest legends tells of a vast network of underground tunnels and passageways linking the continents to a subterranean kingdom somewhere beneath the heart of Asia. This utopia is said to be inhabited by an ancient race of people who have lived in seclusion for untold centuries, hidden from the sight of the rest of mankind but aware of everything happening on the surface of the earth. The underground country is called Agharti. Tales of this 'lost world' survive in the traditions of countries throughout the globe, and both Agharti and the passageways that lead to it have been sought by generations of explorers. In the last hundred years alone, the quest for Agharti has fascinated such diverse figures as the English occultist Lord Bulwer Lytton, the Russian theosophist Madame Helena Blavatsk, the American Nicholas Roerich and perhaps, most surprisingly of all , Adolf Hitler who based part of his philosophy of world domination on the legend of the subterranean 'super race'. But what attracted Hitler most of all were the stories of Vril Power, an amazing force that the people of Agharti were said to have developed for the control of both man and nature. Possession of this power, he believed, would make certain his dream of a Thousand Year Reich, and throughout the years of his dictatorship German scientists and soldiers were sent on one fruitless expedition after another, in search of the lost world. ... Alec MacLellan has pieced together the facts about Agharti, ... it is an absorbing story based on evidence collected from records all over the world, and it alsoembraces such controversial subjects as the origins of the peoples of the Americas, the occult secrets of Asia and the lost continent of Atlantis. MacLellan also provides the first positive assessment of what Vril Power really is." Just a hint of shelfwear and a few light marks to the cloth - else a tight, bright and unmarked near Fine copy in mylar protected dust jacket near Fine dust jacket (not clipped - now in removale mylar sleeve). A lovely copy of this scarce hardcover. Item #70383


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