“Magic: History, Theory, Practice” by Ernst Schertel with annotations by Adolf Hitler

"Magic: History, Theory, Practice" by Ernst Schertel with annotations by Adolf Hitler

"In May of 2003, Timothy Ryback, the author of Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life had an article published in The Atlantic Monthly. In the article he detailed several of the books held in a portion of Hitler's library at Brown University. Mr. Ryback also mentioned some of the passages Hitler marked in these books. One particular passage was worthy of attention: "He who does not carry demonic seeds within him will never give birth to a new world." That passage appeared in the book Magic: History / Theory / Practice, written by Dr. Ernst Schertel.

Schertel was a researcher of alternative sexual practices, nudism, and the occult. After finishing his book Magic in 1923 he sent a dedicated copy to Adolf Hitler. Now, for the first time ever, Magic: History, Theory, Practice has been translated into English, with all sixty-six Hitler annotations intact."