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Ariosophy
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A dualistic-gnostic racial religion which attracted followers in Austria and Germany during the first half of the 20th century. The term “Ariosophy”, meaning esoteric wisdom of the Aryan race, was first coined by → Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels in 1915. He earlier used the terms “theozoology” and “Ario-Christianity” and founded the Ordo Novi Templi (ONT) at Vienna in 1900 as a Christian gnost…

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Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas, “Ariosophy”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_017>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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