Forever and Ever: Devotional Poems
Edited with a Preface and an Afterword by R. G. Fowler
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2012
Forever and Ever is a collection of devotional poems—hymns of praise and somber elegies—written in 1952 and 1953 and dedicated to Adolf Hitler. The volume also includes an additional poem, “In Memory of May 1st, 1945,” written in 1946 by Clara Sharland, which is probably a pen name of Savitri Devi.
Forever and Ever is one of three books left unpublished when Savitri Devi died in 1982. The manuscript was long thought to be lost. But in 2006, a French friend of Savitri contacted the Savitri Devi Archive with the news that all three volumes were extant. This is the first of Savitri Devi’s long-awaited posthumous works to be published.
Forever and Ever is a handsomely designed, lavishly illustrated volume of 128 pages. Like the other volumes in the Centennial Edition, Forever and Ever will be published in a limited edition of 200 numbered hardbound copies.
This edition was originally announced by the Savitri Devi Archive in November of 2010, but lack of funds made publication impossible until now.
A small number of pre-orders were taken by the Archive. Counter-Currents will honor and fulfill all pre-orders.
PRAISE FOR FOREVER & EVER
“Savitri Devi’s Forever and Ever is a book of highly charged paeans, laments, and hymns — non-semitic psalms — that belong on the shelf of every awakened and righteous Aryan.” — Leo Yankevich, author of Tikkun Olam and Other Poems
“Savitri Devi referred to these works as poetry, but they are much more than that. Each of these poems — most of which are in prose — contains an element of pure joyous fervor that can only be considered as a small piece of Savitri Devi herself. Holy. Ecstatic. Heathen paeans made with “words of burning faith.” “Serene even in hell,” as all Our souls should be. Editor R. G. Fowler has brought out an important — and intensely compelling — addition to the Savitri Devi canon.” — Juleigh Howard-Hobson, author of Somer & Other Poems
List of Illustrations
Part I. Days of Growth
Chapter 1: 1918
Chapter 2: 1919
Chapter 3: 1923
Chapter 4: 1929
Chapter 5: 1932
Part II. Days of Glory
Chapter 6: 1933
Chapter 7: 1935
Chapter 8: 1938
Chapter 9: 1940
Chapter 10: 1942
Part III. Days of Horror
Chapter 11: 1945
Chapter 12: 1946
Chapter 13: 1948
Chapter 14: 1949
Chapter 15: 1951
Chapter 16: 1953
In Memory of May 1st, 1945
ABOUT THE AUTHORESS
Savitri Devi (1905–1982) is one of the most original and influential National Socialist thinkers of the post-World War II era. Born Maximine Julia Portaz in Lyons, France on 30 September 1905, she was of English, Greek, and Italian ancestry and described her nationality as “Indo-European.” She earned Master’s Degrees in philosophy and chemistry and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Lyons.
A self-described “nationalist of every nation” and an Indo-European pagan revivalist, Savitri Devi embraced National Socialism in 1929 while in Palestine. In 1935, she traveled to India to experience in Hinduism the last living Indo-European pagan religion. Settling eventually in Calcutta, she worked for the Hindu nationalist movement, married a Bengali Brahmin, the pro-Axis publisher Asit Krishna Mukherji, and spied for the Japanese during World War II.
After World War II, Savitri Devi embarked upon an itinerant, ascetic life. Her two chief activities were tirelessly witnessing on behalf of National Socialism and caring for homeless and abused animals.
Savitri Devi influenced such leading figures of post-war National Socialism as George Lincoln Rockwell, Colin Jordan, William Pierce, and Miguel Serrano. In 1962, she took part in the Cotswolds camp, where the World Union of National Socialists (WUNS) was formed.
Her books include A Warning to the Hindus (1939), L’Etang aux lotus (The Lotus Pond) (1940), A Son of God: The Life and Philosophy of Akhnaton, King of Egypt (1946), later republished as Son of the Sun (1956), Akhnaton: A Play (1948), Defiance: The Prison Memoirs of Savitri Devi (1951), Gold in the Furnace: Experiences in Post-War Germany (1952), The Lightning and the Sun (1958), Pilgrimage (1958), Impeachment of Man (1959), Long-Whiskers and the Two-Legged Goddess (1965), Souvenirs et réflexions d’une Aryenne (Memories and Reflections of an Aryan Woman) (1976), and And Time Rolls On: The Savitri Devi Interviews (2005).
Savitri Devi died in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England on 22 October 1982, at the age of 77.