What, trapped by Steiner? It's good to know before hand. Still makes it interesting.
No, by Ravenscroft's conclusions.
Steiner wasn't Ravenscroft's source. This was the Austrian Walter Johannes Stein
according to Ravenscroft - which is a lie.
See auntie Wickie:
Ravenscroft claimed that he had been a pupil of Stein's, and that Stein would have written the former book but for his untimely death.
However, investigative reporter Eric Wynants discovered the Stein/Ravenscroft connection was a complete fabrication while interviewing Ravenscroft for an article in 1982. According to Wynants, Ravenscroft admitted during their interview that he had never actually met W.J. Stein, but "talked to him only via a medium".' Similarly, the biography of Walter Stein by Johannes Tautz does not support Ravenscroft's claim to have ever met Stein. Retired London Publisher Neville Armstrong who issued The Spear of Destiny described Ravenscroft as "certainly the most difficult and devious malchick I have ever published" in his autobiography.
Both of Ravenscroft's books have been said to fail to give an accurate account of Stein's work, and to misquote him in several places. Concerning Ravenscroft's claim that Stein met Hitler in 1902, Stein himself said that the first time he actually saw Hitler in person was at a public hotel in 1932, and nowhere states that he actually spoke to Hitler. A reviewer of the Tautz biography, Daniel Hindes, said, "Now it may be that all the claims in Ravenscroft’s book are so patently ridiculous as to require no serious investigation. But their existence ought to be mentioned in the only biography of Stein, if only to dismiss them."
... and also:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Lance
Trevor Ravenscroft’s 1973 book, "The Spear of Destiny" claims that Adolf Hitler started World War II in order to capture the spear, with which he was obsessed. At the end of the war the spear came into the hands of US General George Patton. According to legend, losing the spear would result in death, and that was fulfilled when Hitler committed suicide.