MANHUNTER: Swedish Occultist and Serial Killer paperback

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MANHUNTER: THE STORY OF THE SWEDISH OCCULTIST AND SERIAL KILLER THURNEMAN

by Wulvaricht

 “It is completely pointless to carry out a robbery if no one is killed.”

                                                                                 -Thurneman-

Paperback edition. 152 pages. Includes bookmark.

In the 1930s, there was a series of robbery-murders in the Swedish town of Sala. When the perpetrators were caught, it turned out that they were part of a secret occult organization called The Magic Circle. The Sala gang, as they were also known, was led by a charismatic hypnotist and serial killer who took on the name Thurneman, being an anagram for Manhunter.

Thurneman claimed that the robbery murders were related to black magic rituals and that he was in contact with dark entities on the astral plane. The Magic Circle conducted seances, led by Thurneman, under the spell on incense made from henbane. 

Table of contents:

Introduction. 

Part I.
Cult and Terror                    
Terror in Sala                       

Thurneman                           
The Meeting with the Master                      
The Magic Circle                  

Spiritual Abilities     
Mind Reading                       
Nocturnal Seances     
The Taxi Homicide                           
The Double Homicide                       
The German Military Intelligence Service Abwehr                      
The Gas Homicide                            
The Robbery-Homicide in Sala                    
The Trial                                

Part II.
Ideology and Inspirational Sources 
Thurneman and the Left-Hand Path                     
Tantrism and Advaita Vedanta                  

Thurneman and Buddhism              
Blood is a very Special Fluid                        
Nietzschean Murderers as Role Models                  
Baron von Reichenbach and the Od-force               
The Power of Hypnosis                                 
The Witch Drug Henbane                            

Appendices                                         
References
                                          


First published in Sweden by Alruna in 2013 as Thurneman: ockultist och seriemördare
2020 edition © by Ajna Bound.
Design by Heresie Graphics

 A related musical release, inspired by Thurneman and The Magic Cirlce can be found here.