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The Dark Secrets Behind The Pope’s Audience Hall (It’s a Giant Reptilian?)

The Pope’s Audience Hall is a building designed to look exactly like a reptile. In essence, the Pope speaks to his audience from the head of a reptile. Why?

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The Dark Secrets Behind The Pope’s Audience Hall (It’s a Giant Reptilian?)

When I first realized the true magnitude of what the Pope’s Audience Hall design reveals, I was shocked. Despite 10 years of research into the elite, occult, Illuminati, consciousness, and more, this stuck out as something I just HAD to write about.

Have you heard of the Pope’s Audience Hall? Also known as the Paul VI Audience Hall or the Hall of the Pontifical Audiences, it lies partially in Vatican City and partially in Rome, Italy. Named after Pope Paul VI and built in 1971 by Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi, it seats 6,300 and contains a bronze statue called La Resurrezione, designed by Pericle Fazzini, within.

This all sounds pretty straightforward so far, but let’s dive into what makes this building so strange. We’ll start with the less weird, and get progressively weirder as we go.

Building Method and Design

The building was designed with reinforced concrete by well-known architect Pier Luigi Nervi. Nervi is known for simple yet practical designs that are strong and made to last.

The simple curvature of the building might seem unassuming from the outside, but this is part one of what we will begin to explore about this building, and I promise you, by the time we get to the end, you will see what I’m getting at.

Have a look at the image below and compare its shape to the image of a snake beside it. Note the overall shape — wide back, narrow, rounded front, eyes in the middle, nostril at the front, and curved top.

Windows

As you can already begin to see in the image above, there are two windows on either side of the building that resemble eyes. They are made of stained glass and sit about halfway through the building’s length on either side.

In the centre of the eye shape, you begin to see a slit that could resemble a reptile eye. If you’re not convinced yet, which is understandable, keep reading.

Maybe looking at one window on its own isn’t the most clear, so let’s have a look at both of them together now.

All of a sudden we begin to see things taking shape here — two reptilian eyes, staring at you as you observe the stage.

Scales and Fangs

Have a look again at the image above — what do you notice down the centre? There stands what looks to be a statue in the middle and then on either side, two sharp, pointed fangs. The building’s roof and sides also resemble scales.

Here are two more images to give you a sense of the scales.

Now let’s pull it together a bit more so we can really see what we are looking at. In the image below, really pay attention to the whole building and stage layout next to the image of a snake. The eyes, the shape, the scales, the fangs, the look and feel of the reptile… it’s all there.

The La Resurrezione Statue

In the middle of the stage sits a statue of Christ rising from an atomic apocalypse. It was designed by Pericle Fazzini and put in place by 1977. Have a look at it below. Do you notice anything about Jesus’ head?

Front
Right side
Left side

It’s difficult to see from the front, but when you view the statue from the sides, where patrons would sit, it becomes strikingly clear from both sides that the head of Jesus is meant to look like that of a snake.

Think about it for a moment: If just one side of the statue gave the impression of a snake’s head, we could brush this off as coincidence, but when it looks this way from all angles, and the entire building resembles a snake as well, it becomes much more difficult to ignore. One must begin to realize that this was purposefully designed to appear this way. The thought and planning that went into this would have to have been immense.

The reality is, there is an obvious reason for this imagery.

The Big Question

You may be asking what that reason is; why was this building built in such a way that the Pope appears to be speaking from the mouth of a reptile? If you aren’t asking that question, you’re simply turning a blind eye. It’s not that the evidence isn’t present, it’s that you are choosing not to see it. There are seven separate pieces that comprise the snake or reptile symbol. If it were one or two I would understand your scepticism — even three. But when seven pieces come together so beautifully, so perfectly, you know beyond any shadow of a doubt that it was intentional.

Regardless, I know what I’m saying may be difficult to accept, but all tough truths go through phases — laughter and ridicule, partial acceptance, and then, eventually, they appear self-evident to the population. I believe we are getting closer to the third stage when it comes to understanding who truly runs and has influence over our world, which is why this snake symbolism exists here.

Research demonstrates there is a Deep State that largely governs our world — a group of people that aren’t American, European, Russian, Canadian, etc., but beyond national identity, and they control our entire world. It has been said for a long time that there is an extraterrestrial influence there as well. Not from all races of ETs, but from one in particular, the reptilians. Not all reptilians are defectors of the heart, but a group, just like a group of humans, that has worked to influence this planet.

I understand this sounds ‘out there,’ but really think about it. There is more evidence for the reality of ETs than anyone could possibly imagine. There is a ton of evidence for a Deep State controlling things. Is it at all possible that these two realities are linked? Again, I’m not saying all ETs or even all reptilians are ‘bad,’ but rather that perhaps a few are, and they are working with our governments.

Even our own government officials have stated they are well aware of ETs but simply haven’t told the public. As revealed by former Defence Minister of Canada Paul Hellyer: “So they decided to do an investigation, and they investigated for three years, and they decided that, with absolute certainty, that four species, four different species, at least, have been visiting this planet for thousands of years.”

The knowledge governments have of ETs is immense, and whistleblowers have revealed this many times, with plenty of documentation behind them. You can watch the film Unacknowledged on Netflix to learn more about this.

The reptilian influence over the Deep State theory is not new, and can be found in many traditions and cultures. But it has been popularized by the work of David Icke who, understandably, has received a lot of ridicule for it. Regardless of that, millions follow and believe in his work. I highly suggest reading more about this theory here.

It has been said and proposed by many researchers that Christianity, among most other religions, is used to control the masses. While religious stories may hold some truth and convey helpful messages, their overall purpose is to lead people into a relationship with spirit that is disempowering. The guilt, judgement, and wrath that exist within religions are designed to control us, to take away our power. We must also realize that these religions are impure and that we have been turning a blind eye to this for some time. Look what happened with the cover-up of Vatican child sex abuse scandals, for example.

In the end, I’m not asking you to believe everything being said here, but I’m also not suggesting you laugh it off. There are facts here that can be explored, but one has to go through the research. There is clearly something very intentional going on here and one doesn’t spend many millions to design and build a very obvious snake within Vatican-owned buildings for no reason. Do your own research on the topic of reptilians, the Elite bloodlines, and what symbolism like this means. See how it feels for you. Allow your mind to be open to connect the dots as opposed to being closed and dismissive on something that doesn’t sound like ‘everyday life.’

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UNICEF – Inside The Satanic, Occult Themed Fundraiser Of The World’s Leading Children’s Charity

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UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund was originally set up to provide emergency food, shelter and support to children in countries that were devastated by World War II. Fast forward to today, and the organization has apparently become yet another elitist bastion of occult worship and satanic symbolism, and somehow the public doesn’t seem to notice or care.

Each year the organization hosts a masquerade ball fundraising event at Clifton’s in Los Angeles, and the event in 2018 was disturbingly loaded with Illuminati and occult symbolism. Why is a children’s charity participating in the culture of elite occultism at a time when child trafficking, sex abuse, and ritual abuse of children seems to be at an all-time high? The organization wants you to believe that the event’s theme was just for fun, but it follows a disturbing trend for these types of elite institutions.

According to the official site for the event:

The UNICEF Masquerade Ball is UNICEF Next Generation’s signature philanthropic event. Masked guests, dressed in their finest attire, dance the night away in celebration and support of UNICEF’s lifesaving work. Over 800 emerging global leaders, innovators, celebrities and philanthropists attend the UNICEF Masquerade Ball each year. 

In a promotional video for the event, found on their website, you can see plenty of rich people living it up in weird demonic costumes and ridiculously expensive designer clothing, all against the backdrop of pictures of suffering foreign children who supposedly need the help of people at the ball. There are plenty of devil’s horns, antlers, and other symbols to make you wonder what is actually the inspiration for such an event.

In attendance at the event are a bunch of elite socialites, fashion designers and such, many of whom sport overtly satanic costumes, like this devil/goat horns headpiece worn by fashion personality August Getty. Interesting how he is posing in front of a banner that reads, ‘children first.’ What’s he going to do to the children first? Lydia Hearst was in attendance, sporting a lovely white dress with a fashionable inverted cross on the front. Inverted crosses are all the rage right now in rap music and in pop music culture in general. Hearst is, of course, the great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, America’s most powerful media magnate of the 20th century, and a man known for his position as a 33rd Degree Freemason.

“William Randolph Hearst Jr., was a 33 degree mason and a very powerful man in the media world.” – B.Huldah, The JFK Files

“Illuminatus William Randolph Hearst gave Anton LaVey some big help. His Avon Publishing published his Satanic Bible in 1969 (it was first released in Dec. ‘69). Since then it has reportedly gone through over 30 printings. LaVey’s next book The Satanic Rituals also was published by Hearst Avon in 1972. It talks about the power that blood sacrifices give the magician. Hearst’s papers also gave him publicity.” – Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave

Illuminati imagery was a staple of the event, featured in promotional materials and even the dance floor was a black and white checkerboard.

In the video above you see the same pattern in one of the weirder scenes of David Lynch’s occult masterpiece, Twin Peaks.

The checkerboard pattern is a notorious Masonic design, and here it is used as the dance floor of the masquerade ball.

Masquerade balls where wealthy elitists gather in strange occult costumes have been around for ages. Here, at the Rothschilds’ ball you can see similarities in the costumes worn by the rich and powerful.

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Final Thoughts

Why is it that these types of global, big-money institutions that are supposedly set up to work for human freedom always full of such strange, all-seeing-eye symbols, hybrid human beats, and devil’s horns? What really is the message they want the public to get?

As Vigilant Citizen notes, the UNICEF agenda as a whole should be in question to those who truly advocate for the safety of the world’s children.

“While UNICEF’s original goal was to provide temporary emergency relief to children victim of World War II, it became a permanent part of the United Nations System a few years later. Since then, its mission gradually changed from saving children from death to “advocating for their rights”.” [Source]

Maybe they know something the rest of us don’t know. Maybe in order to be this successful you have to sell your soul to something, and then have to spend your life sending occult signals to the general public. Do you remember the creepy opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics, which frightened the world with this giant dead baby thing taking center stage?

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Buck Rogers is the earth-bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness.

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17 Genuinely Creepy Photos From A 1972 Rothschild Dinner Party

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Have you seen the film Eyes Wide Shut? If so, you may recognize some of what you are about to see. In part, the film chronicles a man named Bill Harford who discovers an elite secret society and the type of behaviours they exhibit during their “parties.” Certainly there is much more to the film, but this is the important note when looking at the photos you are about to see below.

Many believe that Kubrick was trying to warn the world about the occult elite and its depraved ways with the film Eyes Wide Shut as he would have had access to this knowledge given his stature as a director at the time. Why the title Eyes Wide Shut? Well, our civilization as a whole still has its eyes wide shut, and it’s said that Kubrick was trying to say this about humanity’s wide scale knowledge of the elite. Kubrick died just two weeks after the film was released.

Many feel the film Eyes Wide Shut is incomplete and not quite the film Kubrick would have wanted to put out had he still been alive for the final cut. Had the scene been added to the film, it may have told a bit of a different story?

According to Eagle Scout and noted filmmaker David Lynch:

I really love Eyes Wide Shut. I just wonder if Stanley Kubrick really did finish it the way he wanted to before he died.

Some feel it was a conspiracy in itself that Kubrick died even before being able to properly release the film. That perhaps ‘someone’ would have wanted things left out or not fully told. While unconfirmed, it’s not all that surprising when you consider who the elite are and what they’ve done before.

Check out this scene below if you have seen Eyes Wide Shut. Be sure to view the film first if you haven’t.

Rothschild’s Party

The “Surrealist Ball” was held by Marie-Hélène de Rothschild at Château de Ferrières on December 12th, 1972. It was attended by many of the rich, powerful and influential in the world including the Rothschild family, Audrey Hepburn, Salvador Dali and more. Supermodel Marisa Berenson, star of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, attended the event and it has been said that her attendance foreshadowed Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut.

There were a number of photos taken during the oddly themed ball that surfaced and had some touting the incredible creativity while others asked questions about the creepiness and obvious relation to Eyes Wide Shut. In fact, it almost seemed like the exact type of event displayed in the film.

This party appears to be a mix of Eyes Wide Shut mixed with a Lady Gaga-style pop video. These pictures reveal the underlying symbolism and ideology of the occult elite.

Take a look at some of the images below of the 1972 Rothschild party and note the odd symbolism. Perhaps one of the most creepy.. the host wearing a giant horned animal head.

The location the ball!
The sacrificial human symbolism.. naked of course.
Welcome.. The host of the evening wearing a giant animal head with antlers.
A guest wearing multiple-faced mask. A similar mask is seen in Eyes Wide Shut (was the movie inspired by Rothschild balls?). Did this ball “devolve” into the debauchery depicted in the movie?
On the diner table are dismembered dolls and cracked skulls. This imagery is also prevalent in countless music videos. Its all about the occult elite’s MK culture.

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The Akashic Records: What Are They & Could They Be Real?

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“All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never ending cycles, all things and phenomena.”

– Nikola Tesla, Man’s Greatest Achievement, 1907

Depending on the philosophy or religion cited, “Akasha” generally has the same core meaning. It’s Sanskrit (primary sacred language of Hinduism) for “aether,” in both the elemental and metaphysical sense. The existence of this ‘substance,’ for lack of a better term, has been postulated by scientists and philosophers from ancient cultures, traditions, and faiths which date back thousands of years. The theme has been present from Eastern mysticism/philosophy all the way into the West and esoteric philosophy.

Keep in mind we are talking about Akasha here and not the Akashic Records.

“And they allowed Apollonius to ask questions; and he asked them of what they thought the cosmos was composed; but they replied; “Of elements.” “Are there then four?” he asked. “Not four, “said Larchas,  “but five.” “And how can there be a fifth,” said Apollonius, “alongside of water and air and earth and fire?” “There is the ether,” replied the other, “which we must regard as the stuff of which gods are made; for just as all mortal creatures inhale the wire, so do immortal and divine natures inhale the ether.” “Am I,” said Appollonius, “to regard the universe as a living creature?” “Yes,” said the other.

The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus, 220AD (source)

It’s basically the basis of all things in the material world, and in various philosophies it’s considered to be the invisible driving force behind the creation of matter. According to many it’s the source of energy for material manifestation. This is intriguing, because quantum physics has been showing that human thoughts, intentions, emotions and more could have some sort of direct effect on our physical material world. Modern day scientific theories do not recognize the real existence of Akasha, but the fact that quantum physics has shown us that space is not empty is certainly lending more credibility to this ancient concept, in my opinion.

“The aakaash is not destructible, it is the primordial absolute substratum that creates cosmic matter and hence the properties of aakaash are not found in the material properties that are in a sense relative. The aakaash is the eternally existent, superfluid reality, for which creation and destruction are inapplicable….Our eyes are blind to the reality of spirit, scientific experiments cannot detect it directly, since our experiments can detect only the material properties which are not the attributes of Akasha.” 

– (Idham thadhakshare parame vyoman. Parame vyoman) – Paramahamsa Tewari, Engineer, Physicist, and Inventor, “Spiritual Foundations,” www.tewari.org

The Akashic Records

What are the Akashic Records? According to various scholars in the realm of theosophy (esoteric philosophy), the Akashic Records are a kind of database which contain a record of the soul’s journey. According to Alice A. Bailey, an author of more than two dozen books on theosophical subjects:

“The Akashic record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Those who perceive it will see pictured thereon: The life experiences of every human being since time began, the reactions to experience of the entire animal kingdom, the aggregation of the thought-forms of a karmic nature (based on desire) of every human unit throughout time. Herein lays the great deception of the records. Only a trained occultist can distinguish between actual experience and those astral pictures created by imagination and keen desire.”

– From Light of the Soul, “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Book 3,” multiple sources on Google

According to the late Edgar Cayce, the Akashic Records can be seen as the universe’s supercomputer, a central storage facility of all information for every individual who has ever lived throughout the cosmos. Apart from recording the events that occur in your life, they record every act, deed, word, thought, feeling, emotion, intent, and motive. Apparently, the records contain the entire history of every soul since the dawn of creation. (source)

They are records kept of a soul from the time it leaves its point of origin.

“The Edgar Cayce readings suggest that each of us writes the story of our lives through our thoughts, our deeds, and our interactions with the rest of creation. This information has an effect upon us in the here and now. In fact, the Akashic Records have such an impact upon our lives and the potentials and probabilities we draw toward us that any exploration of them cannot help but provide us with insights into the nature of ourselves and our relationship to the universe. There is much more to our lives, our histories, and our individual influence upon our tomorrows than we have perhaps dared to imagine.“ (source)

Charles Webster Leadbeater, an influential member of the Theosophical Society and an author on occult subjects, has made similar claims, stating that the records hold the history of Atlantis and various other civilizations, including Lumeria.

H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891), a Russian immigrant, mystic, and founder of the Theosophical Society, writes that the Akasha is “one of the cosmic principles and is a plastic matter, creative in its physical nature, immutable in its higher principles. It is the quintessence of all possible forms of energy, material, psychic, or spiritual; and contains within itself the germs of universal creation, which sprout forth under the impulse of the Divine Spirit.” (source)

Philosopher, educator, and founder of the Anthroposophical Society, Rudolf Steiner believed that humans (and himself) have the ability to perceive information beyond the material world. Please keep in mind that this isn’t a ‘pseudoscientific’ idea; for a selected list of downloadable peer-reviewed journal articles reporting studies of psychic phenomena, mostly published in the 21st century, you can click HERE.

Steiner writes:

Man can penetrate to the eternal origins of the things which vanish with time. A man broadens his power of cognition in this way if he is no longer limited to external evidence where knowledge of the past is concerned. Then he can see in events what is not perceptible to the senses, that part which time cannot destroy. He penetrates from transitory to non-transitory history. It is a fact that this history is written in other characters than is ordinary history. In gnosis and in theosophy it is called the “Akasha Chronicle.” . . . The one who has acquired the ability to perceive in the spiritual world comes to know past events in their eternal character. They do not stand before him like the dead testimony of history, but appear in full life. In a certain sense, what has happened takes place before him. (source)

Are The Akashic Records Real?

With the information above, I just wanted to provide a very basic and brief description of the Akashic Records. I still have a lot of research to do to further my understanding, but the essential idea has always been pretty clear to me.

So, is there any ‘proof” for the existence of the Akashic Records? Well, we are limited by modern day understandings of what qualifies as proof. Anything that cannot be perceived by our physical senses, or something that is (for most) impossible to perceive, it’s hard to validate its existence. The truth is, there is really no way to ‘prove,’ in the material way that we currently define proof, the existence of the Akashic Records, because it cannot be seen, touched, heard, or otherwise measured. But this doesn’t mean we can’t theorize, and as Albert Einstein once said, “everything you can imagine is real.”

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla

The same can be said for consciousness, or factors that we commonly associate with consciousness; thoughts, feelings, emotions, perception, and more are directly correlated with our physical material world, and this is backed by science. This is most demonstrated by the quantum double slit experiment, and the parapsychological studies that are linked in this article above. (source) You can read more about this here.

As for the nature of consciousness itself, that’s a topic for another article. 

So, we do know that just because something can’t be seen, touched, heard, or measured, does not mean it can’t still have a direct effect on our physical material world. And we do know that (some) ancient philosophies and esoteric teachings have been validated by modern day science. As far as proving the existence of the Akashic Records, it doesn’t seem to be possible. 

Again, one great argument for its existence is the fact that it is an ancient concept, and occult (occult means the quest for truth, unfortunately this word carries a negative connotation) authors have been writing about for years. We’ve seen other concepts, like the atom, or the energy that exists all around us, or near death experiences (NDE’s) and out of body experiences, written about in ancient times, as well as studied by modern day science, with some promising results. Ancient peoples may not have understood the ‘science’ behind the phenomena they observed, at least in the way we understand science, but their theories often prove to be correct nevertheless. Perhaps they had better methods for gaining wisdom? There are countless examples where ancient societies are considered much more ‘advanced’ than us, but we live in a different time.

I personally do believe that there is some sort of ‘database’ out there that we are all connected to, and everything about us (physical and non-physical) can be found there. But I cannot say it exists for certain, nor can I provide any proof for its existence. All I can say is that in my heart I believe it to be true. I would also like to include that I do not feel that these “records” are used for judgement in any way.

“The nature of energy is to be understood. The properties of space have to be intuitively derived from the available scientific data. We have to pick out a single elementary material particle to construct the material universe and to establish the unity of the material worlds. We need to know the attributes of the single Substance, the nonmaterial Akasha to establish the Unity behind the diverse scientific and spiritual phenomena. We need to realize the agency of Consciousness, the principle of life and death, and the intelligence of the Universe. We can certainly know these phenomena through a scientific approach but the science that shall answer the above questions shall not be the current science. It shall be a new science inclusive of a spiritual base. And that shall set the stage for a merger of science and spirituality.”

– Paramahamsa Tewari, Engineer, Physicist, and Inventor, “Spiritual Foundations.”

Some Further Reading, If You’re Curious…

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Inside The 18th-Century ‘Compendium Of Demonology And Magic,’ An Illustrated Guide To Hell

Whether it’s ghastly demons or grisly execution scenes, this occultists’ tome and witchcraft manual remains as haunting today as it was in 1775.

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Hybrid demons, cabalistic symbols, dancing skeletons, and dark spells of magic — these are only some of the occult elements that fill the pages of the mysterious 18th-century manuscript entitled Compendium Of Demonology And Magic. Though we may never know who created the book and why, there’s one thing we do know for certain: this book is not for the faint of heart.

The Compendium Of Demonology And Magic

In 1775, someone — likely a worshipper of the occult — made it their business to compile a collection of astonishingly detailed illustrations of demons and magical rituals into one book. That book is now known as the Compendium Of Demonology And Magic.

Its original title was actually Compendium Rarissimum Totius Artis Magicae Sistematisatae Per Celeberrimos Artis Hujus Magistros, which roughly translates to “A Rare Summary Of The Entire Magical Art By The Most Famous Masters Of This Art.”

Written in a mixture of German and Latin, the 18th-century demonic guide opens with an eerie page adorned by skeletons and a warning that reads “noli me tangere,” meaning “do not touch me.”

Its pages contain remarkably vivid drawings depicting over 30 kinds of beastly creatures from Hell as shown in the gallery above.

Evidence of the occult has been found throughout history in different parts of the world.

The illustrations appear to be watercolour and are mostly drawn on white, brown, and grey-green paper. The figures themselves are extremely dark and disturbing in nature but nonetheless fascinating to look at.

Among the bizarre demons, you’ll find a giant red figure with black wings, large eyes, and snakes jutting out from its forehead. It’s caught mid-spring, coming out of the ground with smoke and fire as it feeds on a bloody meal of what appear to be human limbs.

Another graphic demon depicted among the book’s artwork is a creature so grotesque and mismatched in its anatomy that it resembles a Frankenstein experiment from Hell.

This demon has fire jutting out of its ears, large fangs, a misshapen abdomen covered in spots, and hooved feet. But the most disturbing thing about this figure is what it is doing: birthing small dragon-like creatures.

In addition to the demonic drawings, the author also drew what appear to be visual instructions that may be used as a reference in performing the mystic rituals written in the book.

Some of these scenes could be related to necromancy, which is the act of communicating with the dead to read, and possibly control, the future. There are also a few pages of cabalistic symbols.

The book’s origins are obscure and its author remains unknown. But the misdated “year 1057” written on its cover suggests that whoever created the compendium was likely trying to pass it off as an ancient manuscript of sorts. The physical book is under the custody of the Wellcome Library in London, United Kingdom.

Historic Manuscripts Of The Occult
The Codex Gigas, otherwise known as the “Devil’s Bible.”

The Compendium Of Demonology And Magic, though entirely gripping in its vivid illustrations of satanic creatures, is not the only manuscript relating to witchcraft from earlier centuries.

In the 16th century, a Dutch doctor-turned-occult-practitioner named Johann Weyer published Pseudomonarchia Daemonum — known by its English title as the False Hierarchy of Demons — which was a similar compendium written in Latin. Its pages contained the names of 69 demons.

According to Weyer himself, he created the mystic book based on an earlier text about spirits and demons written by another practitioner, though it’s unclear what work he was referring to.

Weyer’s Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, which was not his first work on demonology, was declared by Sigmund Freud as “one of the ten most significant books of all time.”

Even older still is the Codex Gigas, the largest medieval manuscript in the world, measuring at a whopping 36 inches tall, 20 inches wide, and nearly nine inches thick. Historians believe it likely took over 20 years to complete the book.

Could it be any smaller when the entirety of its pages contains a multitude of texts from the Old Testament and New Testament to the Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas?

Illustration of the demon Buer, by Luis Breton. According to Weyer’s book, Buer is the president of Hell.

But most striking is perhaps the large demonic illustration that inexplicably sits in the middle of the massive book.

Due to its old age and the effects of war, the true origin of the Codex Gigas has been lost to history. But legend has it that the entire manuscript was written in a fortnight by a monk named Herman the Recluse who was nearly buried alive for breaking his vows.

To win back his freedom, the monk obliged to write a book containing all the world’s knowledge overnight.

Ironically, the monk summoned the devil to help him with the herculean task in exchange for his soul, which is how the odd drawing inside the book allegedly came to be. The historic relic, now called the “Devil’s Bible,” sits on display at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.

Unfortunately, the real stories behind some of these curious manuscripts will forever remain untold.

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