Christus verus Luciferus, Demon est Deus Inversus

Pekka Siitoin’s Spiritism Board

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.107763

Keywords:

Occultism, vernacular culture, board games, esotericism

Abstract

This article focuses on a Spiritism board, Yhteyslauta, designed in the mid-1970s by occultist neo-Nazi Pekka Siitoin. The board represents an unexplored occult subchapter of Finnish gaming culture and exhibits the Finnish esoteric tradition. In addition to analysing Yhteyslauta’s game-like elements, the article explores the board’s themes and imagery, and situates these components in the context of Siitoin’s vernacular esoteric doctrine and cosmogony.

Author Biography

Tero Pasanen, University of Turku

is a postdoctoral researcher (University of Turku) in the Centre of
Excellence in Game Culture Studies (CoE GameCult).

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Published

2021-12-21

How to Cite

Pasanen, T. . (2021). Christus verus Luciferus, Demon est Deus Inversus: Pekka Siitoin’s Spiritism Board. Temenos - Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 57(2), 181–207. https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.107763