The signet ring of the Thule Society as worn by Eckhart.
The Thule Society is a group of necromancers with plans of world domination. They originated in Europe and sponsored the Nazi party in its early days. The Judah Initiative was formed to fight them.
In Vitsyebsk, Belarus following the Nazi occupation in World War II, the Thule Society established a camp where they carried out terrible magical experiments on the Jewish people in attempts to reanimate the dead. Commander Eckhart devises the experiments and records the results, which eventually lead to him being able to revive dead Nazis, in a red ledger. The reanimated soldiers could be killed with a head shot but will come back to life unless it is burned within twelve hours.
The Judah Initiative raise a Golem to destroy the camp, but Eckhart uses magic and escapes but the red ledger is left behind.
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Torvald, a member of the Thule Society, follows Rabbi Bass, eventually causes him to combust after he locates the red ledger which both the Judah Initiative and the Thule Society have been seeking for decades.
When Sam, Dean and the Rabbi’s grandson track down the red ledger, Torvald tries to take it and shoots magic poison dart into Sam and Aaron until the Golem kills him and the spell is broken. Sam and Dean burn his body.
Eckhart and his men track down Aaron and the Winchesters and break in to steal the ledger. When Aaron causes a distraction, Sam and Dean are able to shoot two of them and Eckhart, but one escapes.
Aaron takes possession of the Golem and vows to continue the work of his grandfather and the Judah Initiative.
This episode has begun to fascinate me with the help of you all here, I finally got my head around it. What did interest me was the actual societies. The work that they did, and what The Thule Society and The Judah Initiative were about, as they were both interested in the same thing for different reasons. I admired the Rabbi’s courage to keep the ledger safe and out of the Thule’s hands whom sadly looses his life in the process.
The Thule Society were a cruel society, but for what extreme gain, in attempts to reanimate the dead and record those experiments. How did the whole thing end, and what connection is there to the bunker, is the bunker safe from this society?
Bella would like to discover more about theses Societies, and wonders if the writers will explore other societies around, if there are any. I couldn’t bear to think what those poor people suffered at the hands of these experiments. What did you think about how far these experiments actually went. And if they actually achieved what they had set out to do, or much worse.