Frank R Molver (30
"Taj Mahal, where man becomes God"
We may be on to something here.
It has both Hindu and Muslim significance.
The Hindu Temple - Where Man Becomes God
burning of the Reichstag on Feb. 27, 1933, for which German communists
took the fall, paved the way for the consolidation of power in Hitler's
hands and the suspension of all civil liberties. Eerily, the
day before, Hanussen had predicted the event through a medium during
the opening soiree of his newly minted pagan temple, the Palace of the
Occult, a marble and gold-decked Taj Mahal of the black arts in Berlin
decorated with astrological signs and religious statues.
There, in the presence of Nazi officials and assorted VIPs, the seer
claimed to see a "great house" in flames during a siance in his sanctum
sanctorum, the Room of Glass. Hours later, the Reichstag was
engulfed in a mysterious conflagration. "The Reichstag fire is such a
big story -- the first mystery of WWII. It's still not resolved to this
day," says Gordon, "sort of like a European Kennedy assassination
question. Did Goebbels somehow have a communist patsy, Marinus van der
Lubbe, ignite the Reichstag? Did the communists do it, or is there some
other story? Something that started leaking out from the Nazi side from
the very beginning was that Hanussen was responsible for it or had
something to do with it."
Emperor Shah Jahan himself described the Taj in these words:
Should guilty seek asylum here,
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin.
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion,
All his past sins are to be washed away.
The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs;
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.
In this world this edifice has been made;
To display thereby the creator's glory.