A few words on Alex Kurtagic (Wermod & Wermod publishing) and Sabela Quintela’s (Serrano’s widow) upcoming release of a English translation of “The Golden Thread: Esoteric Hitlerism”. Hermitage Helm has not been involved in this particular translation. I have never had any contact with Alex Kurtagic but I am aware that he has been working towards a translation of “The Golden Thread” for many years, perhaps as much as a decade. I am not involved in any way with Kurtagic or Wermod & Wermod publishing. I have not read the translation yet, and as far as I can see it is due for release in April? This translation has a foreword by Sabela Quintela, who was, for many years, Serrano’s secretary, and then later his wife, she is a younger woman and certainly quite capable and practical, and she certainly likes to exert her influence over Don Miguel’s life work. I think she is even planing to have a museum set up in his honour in Santiago…The only time I have had communication with Sabela Quintela is when her lawyer tried to put an injunction on Franz Berg’s translation of “Manu: For The Man To Come”, there was a rather informal legal challenge presented to me and a partitioning through a proxy of WordPress.com, initiated by Sabela and her lawyer. I challenged this, and I received the full support of WordPress.com. Also, because Hermitage Helm Corpus’ publishing of “Manu: For The Man To Come” and other Serrano’s works comes under the Australian Copyright Act which is upheld by the Australian Law according to translation Copyrights and Publishing requirements, our editions of translations are deemed to be justified in all respects. For this reason, legal deposits of Hermitage Helm Corpus books are available and on catalogue record at the National Library of Australia and State Library of Victoria. Because of this, Sabela Quintela’s legal claims against Hermitage Helm Corpus and the translator Franz Berg were dismissed by a much higher authority than Sabela Quintela and her lawyer. I could go into all the legalities of translation work, but it is rather complicated, but suffice to say that Sabela Quintela, or for that matter, Alex Kurtagic, are not the “authority” on this translation matter. Neither have a legal claim on the translation work of others. The translator’s work remains the work of the translator, which also includes them, they have the right to produce translations, their own translations, as does anybody else, but they do not have the right to claim that another’s translation is a “pirate” or “unauthorized” or “amateur”…In fact it is they who could find that they are engaging in defamation by stating such things about the translating and publishing work of others….But really, I would just consider it petty and the libel and slander of those with little understanding of true Law. Sabela and Alex are free to translate as they please, as anybody else is able to freely translate published works. As the author of the works in question is deceased and his works published widely, they are free to be translated by anyone who would like to do so, and the translations would belong, as work, to the efforts of the translator. Neither Sabela or Alex have a legal claim on another translation, they can only have a legal claim on their own translation, and they can publish and print and distribute this as they please, as can anyone else. The matter of to the extent they have changed the meaning of Don Miguel’s original literary work, that remains to be seen and will have to be discussed later. My initial thought is that in their translated version they have made changes to the original and this is regretful, but we plan to eventually have our own translation of the “The Golden Thread”….Hermitage Helm Corpus maintains that the best translation of Don Miguel’s literary work and Esoteric Hitlerism available are our published works, where the primary translator is Franz Berg. There are many reasons why the literary publications of Hermitage Helm Corpus are the best source for the English translations of Don Miguel’s works. I will leave that up to the discerning initiate to figure out.
March 12, 2017
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