4 Powerful Groups That Experimented With Magic

4. British Parliament

Many of us might know about Winston Churchill and his occult advisers. Churchill was aware of Hitler’s occult activities and wanted to be able to counter any mystical work being performed on the enemy’s side. It was even speculated that well known occultist Aleister Crowley was one of Churchill’s advisers.
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3. Christianity

This particular category may be surprising given Christianity’s rejection of the occult. But, dabbling in magic was referenced in the Old Testament: Saul consulted the Witch of Endor, and King Solomon was given the power to control demons, spirits, and perform magic to further his reign and expand his kingdom.
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2. The Russians

For centuries, Russia has had a fascination with magic, the occult, and mysticism. One of the most well known cases of Russian leaders dabbling in magic and the occult was the Romanov family and their involvement with Grigori Rasputin. Tsar Nicholas II had Rasputin – who was a proclaimed healer and mystic – care for the young child Alexei, who had hemophilia B. This made Rasputin a household name; Russian aristocrats and political leaders consulted with him often.
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1. The Nazis

The History Channel has aired numerous documentaries exploring the Nazi party’s occult practices during Hitler’s rule in Germany. It’s been a hot topic since 1959 when certain bizarre theories emerged that Hitler was possessed: It was said that the Pope even tried to perform an exorcism from a distance, but failed.
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