These 80s cult classics do well for analyses. Vitrually all the classics children of the 80s like myself grew up with were loaded with deeper, esoteric symbolism, as our series has demonstrated, and The Neverending Story is no different. In fact, the more I contemplated it and researched it’s geist, the more surprised I was. The Never Ending Story, I discovered, was influenced by some of the more overt and bizarre strains of occultism in the previous century. The film is based on a children’s book of the same title by author Michael Ende, a German writer, whose works are influenced by Rudolph Steiner’s Anthroposophy, a German movement that split from Madame Blavatsky’s equally occult Theosophy, which influenced Nazi ideology. As the German biography notes there, Ende was also influenced by other pagan movements:
“Michael Ende hat sich in der Tat ein Leben lang für alle philosophischen Systeme interessiert, denen ein magisches Weltbild zugrunde liegt: “Edgars Sohn suchte auch bei anderen Weisen und Esoterikern Erkenntnis, in des legendären Christian Rosenkreutz’ Chymischer Hochzeit wie in des infernalischen Altmeisters Aleister Crowleys Manifesten, bei Indern und Ägyptern, beim Zen, in der Kabbala, bei Swedenborg, Eliphas Lévi, Sören Kierkegaard, Friedrich Weinreb.”
“Michael Ende has a lifelong interest in all philosophical systems based on a magical worldview. “Edgar’s son was always lookng for other paths and esoteric knowledge, like the legendary Christian Rosenkreutz ‘Chemical Wedding,’ as well as the infernal old master Aleister Crowley, the Indians and Egyptians, Zen, the Kabbala, in Swedenborg, Eliphas Lévi, Soren Kierkegaard, and Friedrich Weinreb.”
Thus Ende’s worldview influences are clear. Anthroposophy shared many of the same new age notions of theosophy, but was banned by the Nazi party. Ende had attended a new age Waldorf School, which based it’s curriculum around anthroposophical ideas, both of which have United Nations affiliations.
["A world that is vast and eternal...." Comment: Uh, no, Fantasia gets blasted to smithereens by the Nothing. So, it's not eternal, really. -Jay]
What becomes clear as one researches this subject is the parallels between the United Nation’s globalist ideology, along with it’s parallel idea of a single, unified global religion as a tool of a superstate which replaces all previous nationalities and traditions, forcing everything into an amalgamated muck where individuality is lost in a collectivist blob, subservient to the deified world state. Amazingly, my articles still have commenters who dispute these public globalist policies, which have been known for decades. I even attended a new age-ish elementary school for the gifted in my younger years associated with UNESCO that enforced these globalist ideologies along similar lines to Steiner’s syncretic mysticism. Make no mistake about it, it is very real, very public, and very much an open tool of the globalists. I was surprised, however, the last time I watched this film how overt it’s paradigm was. Continue reading