Two Wheelers Maintainence

Preventive Maintenance
1. Make sure that you check your tyre treads once a week. Have the wheels balanced and the alignment checked if the wear is uneven.

2. Check your tyres for cuts and scrapes on your tires, which could cause a blowout. Add air pressure as required. Many blowouts are the result of low air pressure.

3. Examine both of your wheels for missing or loose spokes. Check the rims for cracks or dents.

4. Lift the wheel off the ground and spin it. Then watch its motion, listen for noise and move it from side to side to check for looseness.

5. For smooth operations, inspect the controls. Watch for kinks or broken strands in your cables. Also, lubricate the control mechanisms at each end of the cables.

6. Oil the chain and check the sprockets for worn teeth.

7. Does the motorcycle bounce several times after you ride over a bump? Do you hear a big clunk? If the answer to either of this is yes, adjust or replace the shock absorbers.
8. Be on the lookout for loose or missing nuts, bolts or cotter pins. If you keep your bike clean, it’s easier to spot the missing parts.

9. Adjust your brakes so they lock the wheel when fully applied (see your owner’s manual for instructions). If the wheel does not lock, or if you hear a scraping sound when you’re trying to stop have the lining checked.

10. If you suspect that your motorbike can land you into trouble, fix things right away. That is the only way you can avoid an accident.

Cleaning the Two Wheeler

A clean bike is important for long-term fitness and for value of the vehicle. Maintenance of a clean bike is easier, and it also less expensive to operate.


A few tips that will help keep your vehicle clean:

  • Before you clean the vehicle, ensure that the ignition switch unit, H.T. Coil and silencer are covered using plastic sheets.
  • Clean the vehicle using low-pressure water.
  • All painted surfaces should be washed only with water, as kerosene or detergent will damage the paint
  • Take care not to apply water on the electrical parts
  • For cleaning the engine externally, brush it with kerosene and wipe it dry with a clean rag.
  • Dry the vehicle and lubricate it after you wash it

At times, water may enter on the brake liners during washing, leading to brake slippage. Therefore, make it a point to dry the liners by braking frequently till the brake starts working effectively.

After you’ve cleaned the vehicle:

  • Replace or top up engine/ Gear box oil
  • Clean the air filter
  • Clean the spark plug, and seal the electrode gap
  • Overhaul the carburetor
  • Adjust the control cable
  • Tighten nuts, bolts and fasteners
  • Clean and adjust front and rear brakes
  • Check and adjust steering column play
  • Check for proper functioning of lights, switches and horn
  • Check battery electrolyte level and top up with distilled water
  • Check and adjust drive chain tension
  • Check and adjust spoke tightness / rim runout
  • Check and clean inline fuel filter

Lubricating your Two Wheeler


For a smooth and easy ride, it is important to lubricate your vehicle from time to time. What are the parts that need to be lubricated?

  • Rider seat pivot
  • Control cables
  • Brake lever, pedal and clutch lever
  • Front suspension
  • Speedo gear / pinion / cable
  • Steering races
  • Stand pivot
  • Front wheel bearing
  • Gear shifter assembly
  • Brake actuating shaft
  • Dive chain

First aid for your Two Wheeler

If even after following the above maintenance tips your vehicle continues to give you problems, you should take it to an authorized dealer. However, follow these simple steps before approaching the dealer.


In case of starting trouble

  • Check fuel in fuel tank / fuel cock position / fuel tank cap vent hole
  • Check fuel pipe for pinched / twisted
  • Check and clean air filter element
  • Check and clean spark plug and adjust electrode gap
  • Check ignition switch / engine kill switch position
  • Check fuel in fuel tank / fuel cock position / fuel tank cap vent hole
  • Check fuel pipe for pinched / twisted
  • Check and clean air filter element
  • Check and clean spark plug and adjust electrode gap

In case of high fuel consumption

  • Check for fuel leakage from fuel pipe, petrol tank cap, and petrol cock
  • Check tyre pressure
  • Check and clean air filter element
  • Check and clean spark plug and adjust electrode gap
  • Check whether brakes are dragging

Tyres, Wheels and Windshields

To keep the performance of your motorbike at the maximum and improve its looks, due care of tyres, wheels and windshield is essential. A constant degradation of these parts takes place that may either cause a poor performance level of the vehicle or may even lead you into uninvited trouble.

This degradation caused due to friction or unfavorable driving conditions like uneven roads, road grease, insects, brake dust etc., can be slowed down by taking few simple steps. The following steps may enable your machine to deliver peak performance:

To keep the tyres intact and in perfect condition is very essential for safe driving and high mileage. The manufacturer’s instructions should always be followed. The right air pressure assists the machine in giving high output and also protects the tyre from corrosion.

It also gives a smoother ride and excellent (skid free) braking. Do not use any cheap tyre cleaner, but always use a good quality cleaner. Moreover harsh braking is to be avoided for long life of the tyres as this causes depletion of the tyre rubber due to friction.

Windshield looks good and is useful only when it does not have any scratches. Therefore it should be dampened for some time before washing for easier bug removal. Scratch-removing products should also be used to erase the scratches.
Wheels are very important for smooth driving and perfect looks and are easily damaged by the use of harsh chemicals, brake dust and road salts. To avoid such ugly looks wash and wax your wheels weekly and use a corrosion protectant.

During washing, however, take care to avoid excessive wetting of brake shoes and discs as this may affect the braking while driving. Do not wash brake discs with cleaners whose compounds include chlorine or silicon. Chlorine causes rust and silicon makes brake discs slick, diminishing their usefulness and safety.















The Palace in Azerbaijan


This is nothing but the private house of the former Secretary of Health Care of Azerbaijan (the former USSR republic). Two years ago he was sentenced to the five years of imprisonment with the confiscation of property. The reason was corruption. Together with the imprisonment he had to pay a compensation of $17 million which seemed not to be a big trouble for him.
Some pictures of the property after the jump.














How to Catch Plasma


Since early childhood everyone knows that substance can exist in three states: solid, liquid and gas. A perfect example of it is ordinary water. We can observe it in all the three states in our daily life (especially in a kitchen). However, there exists another state which is called plasma…
The Novosibirsk Institute of Nuclear Physics is one of the world’s leaders in studying plasma. They have some very interesting setups, so-called “plasma traps”. Let’s see how they work and what for they are needed.

The substance in a plasma state is gaseous but gets an additional property – electrical conductivity. That means a current is able to pass through it.

And this may be very dangerous! If the air was in a state of plasma, we would easily get an electric shock standing near a simple plug or any other source of energy (even without touching it!).

But this property of plasma may be effectively used for generating energy. That’s for plasma traps were created. They allow to study the properties of plasma, its behavior and possible ways of its keeping.

There is a very high radiation level near these machines, so all the workers must use dosimeters here.

Now these traps are purely experimental. But in the future they may become an important part of our lives…















Location: Novosibirsk

India won the world cup because of………..DON”T MISS THE LAST PART

Sachin Tendulkar – The Master who was Born to Bat


There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all other batsmen. – Andy Flower

If one were to ask what is Indian Cricket Team’s most prized possession, the answer would be unanimous – Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. But he is not just Indian team’s most prized possession. He’s also Cricket’s most prized possession.


The man has been playing astounding cricket for the last two decades and is still nothing short of a blitzkrieg! He refuses to age or get less aggressive with time. Still a bowler’s worst nightmare (bowlers like Shane Warne and Glen McGrath stand in testimony to this); Sachin is also known for his sportsmanship and gentlemanliness.
He has emerged as a source of inspiration to crores of Indians exhorting them to rise above mediocrity and can single-handedly elevate the mood of the nation.


Can Sachin Tendulkar Walk on Water?


Not difficult to make his fans believe that Sachin can walk on water who might also probably believe that he has X-Ray vision and can stop trains. The man has been elevated to a Godly status in India and his worshippers can be found almost everywhere.

Born in Mumbai to Ramesh Tendulkar, a novelist and Rajni Tendulkar, who worked in the insurance sector Tendulkar was soon identified as a cricket prodigy. It didn’t take him much time to embark on his cricketing journey and he became a mentee of Ramakant Achrekar in his early years. There’s an interesting incident from his kid-years: When he was young, Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets. If he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a one-Rupee-coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Young Sachin got thirteen Re 1 coins from his coach and he considers them his most prized possession.
Tendulkar started to make his presence felt as he touched teenage. He was being talked about in the Mumbai cricketing circles. Many started predicting that the boy would be the next big thing in cricket. There’s a legend which goes around that Sachin would make bowlers shed tears while he played for his school, as he would refuse to get out.


The world came to know about Sachin in 1989 when a 16-year old ‘genius-in-making’ put on his batting gloves for his first international test match.


Despite a humble start in his first two series (against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively) he hit first test ton against England in 1990 (119 not out) and then there was no looking back. The little genius now has a plethora of records in his kitty; some are the ones which other players can only dream of achieving.

Sachin, Lord Rama of the world of Cricket.


As Lord Rama is to his devotees, Sachin is so to his fans. He’s taken to be an embodiment of righteousness in cricket. Known for his high personal integrity and honesty, every time he ‘walks’, it becomes ‘A Walk to Remember’.


Even though it took him 70 ODIs to get his first century in the limited-overs edition of the game, Sachin is just a hundred short from making a ‘century of the centuries’ in the International cricket (tests and ODIs combined). Sachin’s most memorable ODI inning (which is also the most memorable inning in the history of ODI cricket) came against South Africa.


The master scored an unbeaten 200 on 147 off 147 balls and Indian went on to maul the Proteas by 153 runs. Sachin’s greatness touched new heights and so did his humility.
One can safely assume that Sachin is the greatest batsmen to have ever walked on this planet.


Over the course of time it has been Tendulkar’s rare combination of mastery and bravado that has enchanted aficionados and crowds alike. One of the most striking aspects of the master is his hunger for more. He has achieved numerous milestones in his journey but every time he makes a record he starts focusing on reaching the next level.
The master batsman has had his share of rough form. Several injuries have dotted his career line. Critics committed the misdemeanour of wiritng him off. But he remained undeterred. Like a true gentleman he let his action speak louder than his words. The way he regains his form has gagged the critics on several occasions. One can only marvel how he continues to march on against all odds.


Critics and media have tried hard to find skeletons in his cupboard only to fail miserably. Tendulkar is a man of impeccable integrity and would always be one. Few can match his off-the-field stature, let alone his on-the-field stature. A mere request from him on Twitter could generate Rs 1 crore for the ‘Crusade Against Cancer’ foundation he is associated with. For his fans (the number runs into millions and they don’t give a damn about the critics and the media), he’s a demi-god, a colossal figure capable of pulling of miracles.

Sachin is known to live a cagey life due to the cult following he has attained. He is known to put on disguises to move about on streets, drive his cars in the dead of the night for the fear of a crowd following him like mad and take his family to Iceland for holidaying. As Peter Roebuck observes, “The runs, the majesty, the thrills, do not capture his achievement. Reflect upon his circumstances and then marvel at his feat. He is a person whose entire adult life has been lived in the eye of a storm.”


There’s something singularly special in the master blaster. Beneath the helmet, under the disorderly curly hair, inside the skull, there’s something beyond our interpretation. There’s something which enables him to rise and shine above others and reach those territories of the sport that, forget us, even those fortunate enough to play on the same pitch as him cannot even fathom. The man is the embodiment of endurance and true grit.

We fail to fully decipher his recipe for success. We can’t figure out how a 37-year old cricketer stays at the top of the game for 20 years and continues to be a bowler’s worst nightmare. All we know that he is a man who pulls off a jaw-dropping feat every now and then.
The entire country is all set for the March 30th’s big game. Cricket mania is touching new crescendo and jingoism is acquiring new definitions. Our hopes are pinned on Sachin and we pray that he smashes his hundredth ton against Pakistan and leads Team India to a victory, thereby landing it a spot in the finals. 1.2 billion people have one dream: India winning the World Cup with Sachin in the team.
The team at MensXP extends its heartiest wishes to Sachin and Team India. It’s time to “De Ghuma Ke!!!”


Buddha Bowl


Since 1957, scientists have known that all chemical elements (other than the simplest hydrogen and helium) were created not In the Beginning — not at the moment of the Big Bang — but very much later, and in the depths of massive stars. All the carbon and calcium in our bodies, all the silicon and oxygen in sand and computer chips — all these elements, every single atom, came into existence inside a star. Imagine that! Inside a star! For many of us moved by the cosmic epic offered by science, there is no realization

more magnificent than this: We know that we are stardust — recycled stardust from the generations of stars that preceded the birth of our own sun. Only stars at least eight times the size of our sun can take this path of elemental creation. And those that do are so busy burning hydrogen and helium into the full spectrum of elements that they blaze and die in a mere 10 million years, rather than the expected 10 billion year life span of our own modest star. It is one thing to create the palette of elements; it is another to launch them into the galaxy. A


star that forged the Periodic Table as far as iron will collapse upon itself. Then, rebounding in a supernova explosion of unimaginable brightness, the remaining heavy elements churn into existence — all the gold-leaf in an ancient Koran, all the silver in a Hanukkah menorah, all the copper in a bronze Buddha, all the tin in Christmas tinsel. All the complex atoms in your body and everything around you were at one time streaming away from just such a dying star. This is truly a miracle of Creation. The birth of chemical elements manifests divine creativity, however one may think of God. Does it not make sense to celebrate this common reality? We can begin by telling the story of stardust in ways that inspire and delight. And we can further cultural wisdom by weaving into this story the teaching of values and virtues. What emerges will be parables of the new Cosmology. Following is one of the first. Paula Hirschboeck draws from her Zen tradition for this story of stardust. How many more renderings of this same story will the future call forth?

Zen Buddhism has a teaching tradition based on koans. Koans are short stories or conversations designed to awaken the human potential for insight into the nature of reality. Usually


the teacher gives Zen students koans apppropriate for the next level of their realization. A koan does not make logical sense. In order to open the mind and heart, the student surrenders to not-knowing by meditating (zazen) within the mystery of the koan. Zen has many stories of students struggling with life’s predicaments through koans. The great masters often embellished and commented on these little stories. An example is the famous Blue Cliff Record of 100 koans compiled by Zen Master Hsueh-tou (980 to1052). For the past one thousand years, teachers have been adding their commentaries to these koans. A long conversation!

The Story

Emperor Wu had an ancient treasure, a bowl made from the skull of a revered Buddhist master. Whenever he drank tea from the delicate polished skull, he felt at one with the wisdom of the ages. It was his “Buddha Bowl.”
One day a nun from the nearby monastery was serving the emperor his tea. Fu was a rather dreamy Buddhist nun and, on this particular day, she spilled a few drops of tea on the emperor’s hand. The hot liquid burned. The bowl fell, shattering into numberless

pieces. Fu stared at the white bone bits on the black stone floor. “Like stars strewn through the night” she mused. Then she heard Emperor Wu shouting: “My precious

Buddha bowl, gone, because of your clumsiness!”
Fu looked up and met the emperor’s eyes. ” You must find me another,” he warned, “or I will have your skull, nun Fu!” Kicking aside the bits of broken skull, Emperor Wu stormed out.
Fu returned to her monastery, approached her teacher’s door, knocked three times as prescribed , and soon heard the answering bell admitting her. She bowed. Then she told of her predicament.
The two nuns sat in silence. The Zen teacher spoke a koan for Fu:


Fu bowed and left. The koan rang in her ears. As she repeated it, the words echoed within


her skull. They reverberated through her bones.
The Emperor’s official tea ceremony was to be held at the next full moon. When Fu went into the monastery garden, she saw the white sliver of the new moon appear in the west as the sun set. She sat zazen into the night until even the dimmest stars appeared. Each evening for the next twelve days, Fu practiced zazen in the monastery garden, breathing her koan into her bones.
By day the nun was assigned by her teacher to work in the little Zen garden. There she raked patterns into the sand around the carefully placed rocks. Sunlight glinted off the myriad bits of quartz — of silica — at her feet. “Daytime stars,” thought Fu.
Each evening Fu watched the stars appear and scatter themselves into deep space. Breathing in the dark, sitting without end, she surrendered herself to the koan. It was taking her deeper and deeper into the emptiness of space, to the time before the light of stars was born.

Body and mind dropping off into astonishing Radiance . . . Everything arising together out of that Radiance . . . The Starburst breaking open the wonder of the Universe.

Fu herself became this Vastness. She became Vastness watching Itself unfold. Fu was light and air and water and earth. She became the Universe of stones and bones, sunshine and sand.
On full moon day, Fu shaved her head. She softly touched her smooth round skull. She whispered her koan: ” Find your Great Self. The Buddha Bowl of the stars shall appear for you to use at will.” It was time to return to Emperor Wu’s palace and prepare for the tea ceremony. The sun was setting.
Emperor Wu appeared in his finest silks, welcomed his noble guests, and took his seat. He held out his hand, waiting for the new Buddha Bowl.
Fu stood before him, her hands clenched at her sides. Suddenly she flung open her fingers. Sand scattered across the floor. At that moment the light of the full moon shone through the eastern window on to the black stone floor. The sand glistened as brightly as stars in the night sky.

“Receive the Buddha Bowl of the stars,” spoke Fu. “Know it as your very Self. Star, Sand, Stone, Bone — All take refuge in the one Being of the Universe. Will you take refuge in the Self which is not separate, but is one?”

Fu bowed deeply. She waited until she heard the rustling of silks. When she rose, Emperor Wu was there, serving her a cup of tea…

The Devil’s Triangle

What is the Devil’s Triangle? The Devil’s Triangle aka The Dragon’s Triangle is located near Miyake Island, somewhat south of Tokyo and one of the corners touches Guam. This area of ocean there are missing ships, missing people, missing airplanes, USOs (Unidentified Submerged Objects), UFOs, thick menacing fog, strange waves, whirlpools, etc. What is really unusual is that on the exact opposite side is the Bermuda Triangle. Japan has declared the area of the Devil’s Triangle a danger zone. Since the Bermuda Triangle is on the opposite side of the Devil’s Triangle, this tells me that both areas, even though they are on the other side of the world are connected. There is no way that it is a mere coincidence that both areas are on the opposite side of the globe and harbor the same menacing phenomenon. One of the greatest people that disappeared in the Devil’s Triangle is Amelia Earhart. I believe there is a dimensional vortex that connects the Bermuda Triangle and Devil’s Triangle.


One of the strangest emails I received came in regarding the Devil’s Triangle. It reads in part:
“I was on a flight headed to Tokyo and I was in the window seat and as I was looking down I noticed a strange green mist over the ocean. As we were flying over the green mist (or was it fog?) the mist seemed to notice the airplane that I was on. It seemed to grow tentacles and I swear it seemed like it was reaching for the airplane. As I pointed this out to my mother, we were already past the strange mist. The mist was also rotating as if it were making a tunnel of some sort. I believe I witnessed something supernatural in the Devil’s Triangle. If you……….Robbie.”
It appears that areas of strange phenomenon such as the Dragon’s Triangle is always associated with fog or mist. Case example. The Philadelphia Experiment.


It is rumored and not substantiated that when the Philadelphia Experiment was taking place, scientists were using electric and magnetic fields and created an artificial fog to hide the ship. Powerful magnets were supposingly used. When these magnets were used and placed over calibrated rails and pulled towards a center, a bluish glow appeared that later took the form of a blue fog. One of the project coordinators for the Philadelphia experiment disappeared for an instant in the bluish fog and reappeared. When questioning this person, they described seeing a futuristic city with high towers. Could it be that this project coordinator was teleported through a dimensional rift via the fog? Could it be that somehow a black hole super gravitational effect was created with the use of powerful magnets? It is said that environmental changes occur at the Bermuda Triangle and the Devil’s Triangle. The same thing would happen if a maverick moving black hole were to come close to Earth, the first thing we would notice is the changing weather patterns. Somehow a fog is created when there is a distortion of the time/space continuum, it appears that way with the Moberly/Jourdain Versailles Time Slip, in which the two ladies Moberly and Jourdain went from their time period of 1901 to the period of the French Revolution. Before entering the time slip, they noticed a low fog. As they entered the fog, they found themselves back in time.


Also, it is interesting on how UFOs and USOs (which are probably one and the same) are attracted to areas like the Bermuda Triangle and Devil’s Triangle. Could it be that these areas are high energy sources for UFOs? Energy that UFOs can use as a fuel source to power their ships? Is the fog or mist that is seen, some kind of electrical or magnetic discharge? When the electrical magnetic forces pushes towards a high crescendo, it emits a fog like substance? Is that the reason why some UFOs are seen with a mist surrounding their ship?
Another case example is when three soldiers witnessed the bizarre disappearance of an entire battalion in 1915. They said a fog bank seemed to swallow up the battalion. It occurred during the infamous Gallipoli campaign of WWI. Three members of a New

Zealand field company watched as a battalion of the Royal Norfolk Regiment marched up a hillside in Suvla Bay, Turkey into a heavy fog. They never came out. After the last of the battalion had entered the fog, the fog lifted up into the sky and became one with other clouds. The battalion was never seen again. I recently talked on the phone with John A. Vasquez who claims that in 1977, 1300 soldiers were abducted by UFOs at Ft. Benning, Georgia. I would be curious if any kind of fog appeared when these soldiers were taken. I once talked on the phone with Travis Walton who was abducted by a UFO, he mentioned besides the large light that lifted him


into the ship, there was a mist around the Arizona landscape where the UFO was hovering. What is it with this mist?
Then a man named Gernon was a first hand witness to this strange phenomenon, that some people call electronic fog. On December 4, 1970, Gernon and his dad were flying their Bonanza A36 over the Bahamas. On route to Bimini they


encountered a strange cloud phenomena. It appeared to be a tunnel-shaped vortex. As they flew their plane into the vortex, they could hear the plane’s wings scrape along the side of the vortex. All of the plane’s electronic and magnetic navigational instruments malfunctioned. The magnetic compass spun inexplicably. As they neared the end of the tunnel, they expected to see clear blue sky. Instead, they saw only a dull grayish white for miles and miles and miles. They could not see any ocean, sky or horizon for that matter. After flying for 34 minutes, they found themselves over Miami Beach. A flight like this would have taken 75 minutes.
To get to the bottom of this mystery, we need to do laboratory experiments to see if we can recreate electronic fog by the force of magnetic energy. And with this experiment to see if there is a disturbance in the space/time continuum. I believe the fog and mist has something to do with paranormal anomalies of time slips or dimensional slips. I am not a scientist, it’s just a hunch…

Hitler and the secret Satanic cult


At first glance, the large circular room in the basement of Wewelsburg Castle appears to be harmless enough. Smooth, finely cut stones pave the floor. Glistening rock walls arch majestically towards a high vaulted ceiling.
In the centre of the room lies a sunken circular altar with polished steps leading towards a burnt and cracked stone. From here you can see thirteen lanterns flickering on the curved walls. But it’s only when you look directly upwards that the room’s significance becomes shockingly clear. At the centre of the dome lies a giant swastika.
This room was the central temple of the Satanic cult that created and directed Germany’s Nazi party. This so called Vril Society counted many of Hitler’s henchmen as members, including Himmler, Bormann, and Hess. Central to the whole cult was Hitler, who they believed to be a psychic medium in contact with powerful forces that would create an all-conquering Aryan nation. Some saw him as the Dark Messiah.
Historians have tended to downplay the occult foundations of Nazism for fear of trivialising its heinous war crimes, but a recent documentary on the Discovery Channel laid bare the untold story of the secretive religion at the heart of fascist Germany. And bizarrely, it is thought to have been based on a 19th Century science fiction novel that

predicted flying saucers, an alien race at the centre of the earth, and a mysterious force known as Vril.
“Occult myths played a central role in Nazism,” says Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, head of the Centre for the Study of Esotericism at Exeter University. “When we look at these ideas today, we think of them as crazy, but they were central to the early Nazi Party and through them played a critical role in 20th century history.”
“The Vril society was dedicated to evil,” says historian Michael Fitzgerald. “Through their control of the Nazi party they committed the greatest acts of evil in the 20th Century.

“Vril occultists worked in complete secrecy doing anything that would promote Aryan power. This ranged from straightforward political assassinations, through to evoking the spirits of the dead, human sacrifice and summoning mysterious energies – or Vril – through sexual orgies.”
To understand why the Nazi party was so obsessed with the occult and Satanism, you have to travel back to Victorian times. In the late 19th Century, Germany in common with Britain, was obsessed with the occult. It was a time when no self-respecting hostess would dream of holding a dinner party without a séance to round off the evening.
There was also huge interest in eastern mysticism and ‘prophets’ of occult religions, such as Madame Blavatsky, were household names. Blavatsky believed that Europeans were descended from a race of angel-like creatures known as Aryans. They claimed that the Aryans had used mysterious psychic forces to build the pyramids, Atlantis and a network of cities beneath Antarctica. What’s more, their descendants were to be found in the Himalayas and their sign was the swastika – the ancient Hindu good luck symbol.
These myths and more were crystallised in the science-fiction novel The Coming Race. In this,

Edward Bulwer-Lytton told of a strange people called the Vril-Ya that lived at the centre of the Earth. They wielded fantastic power using a mysterious force known as Vril, which they also used to propel flying saucers.
The Coming Race and its attendant barmy mysticism would have sunk into obscurity if it hadn’t been for the First World War. At the end of the war, Germany was plunged into violent anarchy and a host of extremist politicians and cult leaders stepped into the breach and battled for power. Chief of these was the occult Thule Society – and its inner sect, the Vril Society.
The Vril Society was noted for it’s use of orgies to summon up occult energies – and to father a ‘master race’ of children to repopulate a devastated Germany. It is said that women in such orgies would become possessed by spirits and begin speaking in tongues. And their prophesies were treated with deadly seriousness.
“But the darkest side of the Vril was their propensity for sacrificing young children,” says Michael Fitzgerald, author of Stormtroopers of Satan. “They would stab them in the chest and cut their throats.
“At the height of their power in 1920s Munich, hundreds of children disappeared. Many are presumed to have been killed by the cult to summon up Vril energy. This may seem like an outlandish claim but when you consider what these people went on to do in the Third Reich, it seems almost tame.”


Central to the Vril Society was the search for a German Messiah who would lead the Aryan’s to world domination and exterminate all other races – especially the Jews. And his rise was predicted by a spirit calling itself the “Beast of the Book of Revelation.”
In a séance attended by the cult followers Alfred Rosenberg and Dietrich Eckart, the Beast is said to have proclaimed that a man named “Hitler” would seize the “Spear of Destiny” and lead the Aryans to power.
And within a few weeks, a fiery young man of shabby appearance began attending Thule Society meetings. His name was Adolf Hitler.
The Society was quick to spot Hitler’s potential and to exploit his astonishing personal magnetism. He could transform crowds into hysterical worshippers and mesmerise even the strongest of men. Power seemed to course through him, with waves of emotion whipping up those around him into a frenzy. At times, he seemed possessed.
Hitler was fascinated by the occult. He was a devotee of astrology, numerology, psychic mediumship, hypnosis and water divining. In short, the young Adolf would try anything that might foretell the future or give him control over others.
It was in the Thule Society that Hitler met those who would help him take over Germany and wage the Second World War. Rudolf Hess, Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann,

Dietrich Eckart, Alfred Rosenberg, and Hermann Goering were all said to be members. It was these, along with Hitler, who used the Thule Society – and it’s inner sect the Vril Society – to launch and promote the Nazi Party.
But even amongst this sinister group, there was an inner core who were even more evil, if that is conceivable.
“Bormann was an avowed Satanist, says Michael Fitzgerald. “Bormann, together with Rosenberg and Himmler, wanted to destroy Christianity and replace it with a truly occult religion of their own making. And along with the Thule Society, they created a political party that would try and do just that.”

When Hitler led the Nazi party to power in 1933, members of the sect occupied all key positions. Hess became Deputy Fuhrer, Rosenberg became Minister of the Third Reich, Bormann was Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery, Himmler was head of the SS and Gestapo, and Goering, Commander of the Luftwaffe. Only the deceased Dietrich Eckart, whom Hitler dedicated Mein Kampf to, failed to join them.
As soon as they gained power the Nazis began preparing for world domination. Their first act was to re-arm – a clear breach of the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended the First World War. Whilst the protests from Britain and France were loud and shrill, Hitler guessed correctly that the Allies would shy away from war.


In 1938, Hitler annexed Austria. Again, he was appeased. And by the following year, most of Europe lay under his rule and Britain was in his sights.
Central to the Nazi ideology was the establishment of a thousand year Reich. This was to be done by perverting history and creating a new religion based on Aryan mythology – the same mythology propagated by the Victorian occult ‘prophets’ and the science fiction novel The Coming Race.
To do this, Himmler set up an occult research bureau under the wings of the SS, known as the Ahnenerbe. This was instructed to prove German racial superiority by linking them to the mythical race of ancient Aryans. It also hoped to uncover lost magical artefacts such as the Holy Grail and the Spear of Destiny. This, you will recall, was the spear used to kill Jesus as he hung on the cross.
“It’s also possible they were looking for the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia,” says Michael Fitzgerald. “They were obviously hoping to use its reputed magical powers for their own ends.”
The Ahnenerbe mounted a series of huge expeditions to search for ancient Aryan cities in the Himalayas, the Middle East and Bolivia. The organisation looted artefacts from ancient sites around the world. It’s no surprise then, that the Ahnenerbe was the inspiration for the Nazi archaeologists in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The Ahnenerbe devoted considerable efforts to exploring paranormal phenomena, such as ESP, psychokinesis, water divining, astrology and black magic. In fact, the organisation spent around £10 billion in today’s money on research. That’s about the same as the Allies spent on the atomic bomb programme.
Very little of the Ahnenerbe’s work was of practical wartime use, although the German Navy is said to have used diviners to seek out Allied warships and convoys in the North Atlantic.
“They were initially quite successful,” says Michael Fitzgerald. “But they became so overworked, especially towards the end of the war, that they began to fail.”
Forecasting the future was a central preoccupation of the Nazis. The Ahnenerbe employed astrologers, rune diviners and a host of psychics to try and fathom the future.


One astrologer, Karl Krafft, quickly rose to prominence after correctly predicting the 1939 Munich assassination attempt against Hitler.
Hitler believed that the astrological forecast and his survival was proof that the occult Gods supported his “Final Solution”. It left him in a state of mystical exaltation.
Eyes blazing with excitement he shouted: “Now I am content! It is Providence’s intention to allow me to reach my goal.”
Through the Ahnenerbe the Nazi’s began to creating an occult civilisation to supplant our Christian one.
“They began by indoctrinating the Hitler Youth with Satanic ideologies,” says Michael Fitzgerald. “Children and the future leaders of the SS were taught that compassion was weakness. They were encouraged to celebrate pagan festivals and to carry out occult ceremonies.
“Himmler named himself the Black Jesuit – and he meant it. He laid plans to establish pagan temples across Germany after the war. These would replace churches. And on every altar there would be a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf.”
A new religious city centred around Wewelsburg Castle was planned. It was to be an occult Vatican dedicated to all things evil. Colleges would educate Germany’s future leaders in the occult, such as psychic mediumship, hypnosis and divination. Museums and galleries would house such artefacts as the Holy Grail, the Spear of Destiny and the Ark of the Covenant. And there would be research labs dedicated to finding new energies – such as Vril – to power spaceships to the stars.

To the modern eye, the Nazi preoccupation with the occult seems completely deranged. Were they simply insane or was something more sinister at work? It is tempting to write them off as insane, but some believe Hitler was truly possessed by evil forces.

Hermann Rauschning, a friend of Hitler and compiler of his speeches, said: “One cannot help thinking of Hitler as of a medium, the medium is possessed. Without any doubt, Hitler was possessed of forces which were beyond him and of which the individual called Hitler was only the temporary instrument.”


India claims famous World Cup win at home

India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, center, walks back with teammates after winning in the Cricket World Cup final match between Sri Lanka and India in Mumbai, India, Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the toast of India today. He can write his own ticket. Despite being overcome by the heat, the Indian skipper shared a fourth wicket stand of 109 with Gautam Gambhir (97), and an unbroken 54 for the fifth with Yuvraj Singh (21*), to win the World Cup in Mumbai over Sri Lanka, by six wickets.







It’s only the third time in 10 World Cup finals the chasing team has won – a special night for India, ending a 28-year drought since Kapil Dev hoisted the trophy at Lords.
The chockers Wankhede Stadium went through two extremes.
The eerie silence when Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendular, were back in the shed for 31, chasing 275 – Sehwag trapped in front second ball of the innings for a duck, Tendulkar caught behind for 18 – both off the on-fire bowling of the “Slinga” Malinga.
From the eerie silence to the constant deafening roar once Dhoni joined the in-form Gambhir at 3-114 – 161 in arrears, with 146 deliveries remaining.
Still a big ask.
What makes a good captain? Making the tough decisions at the right time.
Dhoni’s had a very quiet tournament by his lofty standards, with 34 his top score against Ireland – while Yuvraj Singh has been virtually unstoppable with the bat, averaging 85. But with the World Cup on the line, Dhoni promoted himself above Yuvraj – and it proved a masterstroke.
The captain saved his best for the final, surviving a perilously close run out on 69, on his way to a title-clinching, and unbeaten, 91 – fittingly finishing with a huge six.
But it wasn’t Dhoni who was chaired by team-mates around the ground – that honour went to Sachin Tendulkar, playing in his last World Cup.
It was an anti-climax for Tendulkar fans, numbering billions.
The scene was set for India’s run-getting machine to crack his history-making 100th international century in the decider.
And what better stage than the final of the World Cup.
But the “Slinga” Malinga had other ideas, he came to poop the party.
He bowled the perfect ball that left Tendulkar, found the edge, and keeper Kumar Sangakarra snared a superb catch lowdown to his right, the maestro out for 18.
But that was the last hurrah for Sri Lanka, as the enormous depth in the Indian batting order regrouped.
The highlights:
* Sangakarra won the toss, eventually. In a first, match referee Jeff Crowe ordered a re-toss when he wasn’t clear who called what, the din in the stadium was so loud. Sangakarra made a patient 48 off 67 to set the launching pad.
* Mahela Jayawardena’s unbeaten 103 was superb off just 88, with 13 boundaries, to be there when Sri Lanka closed with 6-274.
* And the “Slinga” – who has made World Cups his personal playground, with an unprecedented four wickets in four balls – a double hat-trick – against South Africa, in the 2007 tournament.
* Gambhir’s 97 set the course for victory, his only loose shot in three hours cost him a deserved century.
* The thunderous applause to farewell Murali, who has hung up his boots after a stellar career – with a record 800 Test wickets at 22.72, and a record 534 ODI wickets at 23.08.
* And that left Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his road to glory – cometh the hour, cometh the man.
* Man of the Match – MS Dhoni, for his unbeaten 91 off just 79, with eight boundaries, and two sixes.
* Man of the Series – Yuvraj Singh, with four Man of the Match awards, 362 runs at 86.19, and 15 wickets at 25.13.
Fittingly, they were both at the crease when India clinched victory.


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