Thoth is the God of wisdom, reading and writing. He was thought to be successor of the Sun God, Ra. He is almost always illustrated as a human with a head of an Ibis bird.
According to ancient legends, Thoth invented writing and always recorded every gathering of the Gods. He is also said to have created the holy “Book of Breath”, which, along with the “Book of the Dead” was placed in the tombs, since it possessed magical powers. The power which Thoth gifted was endless and promised happiness as well as suffering.
The book of Thoth was written in length and in width on papyrus, and according to legend, it was written by the God himself. The book promised eternal power and bloom. According to other tales, the book was written on 78 golden plates, and the Atantheans were believed to be the authors. Later in time, it was rewritten several times on papyrus. The golden tablets disappeared and the copies were destroyed by priestesses.
The book contained the secret parallel worlds, and information of the roads in those worlds. Secret ways of communication could be discovered with its help. The dead could be brought back to life, and one could affect others from a distance. The text also included detailed information of past civilizations and Egyptian Gods.
Another secret knowledge contained in the book was the technique of controlling the natural, yet unknown functions of our own bodies. This knowledge is called “psychological optics”. It allowed us to transform from half humans, which we appear to be, into real humans. There were special mirrors, called “the mirrors of truth” which reflected only that which was unnecessary in the face of the beholder. Those who became “real” saw nothing when they looked into the mirror, since they were cleansed from everything that was evil inside of them.
The pharaohs begot unnatural power over animals and humans once they got their hands on the Book of Thoth. It was believed that even the forces of nature – water, earth, air, and sky – would be under their command. He who possessed the papyrus could also raise the dead and communicate with the Gods.
The Book of Thoth is about 20 000 years old, rewritten many times and kept safe by those who knew its secret. The book is first mentioned in one of the castle’s papyruses, which speaks of conspiracy (through magic) against the pharaoh. And the magical secret was hidden precisely in the Book of Thoth. But the mutiny was cruelly halted and the 46 men who were the first victims of the “damned” manuscript were executed. According to one version, the book was burned. But soon after, it was reborn “from the ashes” and ended up in the hands of the son of Ramesses II.
After that, the book traveled from one epoch to the next and whoever possessed it would suffer a cruel death. The Spanish inquisition was especially grim – it was enough only to speak of the Book of Thoth and a merciless sentence would follow.
It is said that the Book of Thoth has been preserved to this day as several torn pages of one of the first copies which was kept in the Library of Alexandria. But here is the paradox – the Book of Thoth has never been published to this day, not even in the form of fragments. In other words, no one in modern days has seen or read this legendary book. It is possible that this deadly papyrus is just another fabrication of the media, but what if it really is hidden somewhere and awaits its moment of glory? Some experts believe that the Book of Thoth has reached us in the form of Tarot cards.
Another mysterious creation is the book “Steganographia” by abbot Trithemius (born – Johannes Trithemius, 1462-1516), which was written after his meeting with a mysterious teacher, who taught him about cult studies. And here is his own preface: “In this book I will write about the methods which I can transfer to anyone who achieves the meaning of my knowledge, even if they are far away from me…And no one would suspect that I have used signs, figures or letters. And if they are to use the services of an emissary, and that emissary got captured, he wouldn’t share the secret even if he was tortured or pleaded with, because he wouldn’t know of it. And that is precisely why no one has the power to reveal the secret. And I can achieve all of this quite easily, without having to ask for help or send out an emissary. I am able to transfer my will even to a prisoner, exiled to a deep underground dungeon under constant guard.”
Explorers believe that Trithemius truly had made an incredible discovery in the areas of telepathy and hypnosis, but he did not wish to share the knowledge with anyone. English alchemist, George Ripley, who studied the works of the abbot in detail, even left a frightened comment: “I beg those who are acquainted with his knowledge to never share it!”
Book by John Dee
There is yet another “damned” book by Dr. John Dee (1527-1609). He was an English mathematician, geographer, astronomer and astrologist. As one of the more intelligent human beings of his time, he suggested the idea of the prime meridian – Greenwich. On the 25th of May, 1581, an inhuman creature appeared before Dee, encircled by glowing light, and gave him a black mirror, resembling a perfectly polished piece of coal. The creature told John Dee that he would be able to see many worlds and contact intelligent creatures every time he looked into the crystal.
What’s interesting is that the mystical mirror is not actually mystical at all. It exists and is kept in the British Museum. It is in pristine condition, but it doesn’t “work” – there are no other worlds to look into and no creatures to communicate with. Obviously, only personages such as John Dee were capable of unlocking the powers of the mirror. Unfortunately, these are only conjectures because the museum’s administration will not allow anyone to use the mirror, nor to study it.
The mystical library
There was a library once that contained mysterious and “damned” books – “Liberia”. Some researchers believe that the books were completely ordinary and were from the library of Byzantine emperors. Others, however, claim that most of the Byzantine books were in fact mysterious and cryptic.
In order to save the library from destruction, Sophia (Zoe Palaiologina), daughter of Despot Thomas, married Russian Grand Prince, Ivan III. In complete secret and under strict guard, she smuggled out 70 translations of the books from Constantinople into Moscow. The library was named “Liberia” so it can be completely protected – and later it was renamed to “Library of Ivan the Terrible”. The books were placed in a stone crypt in one of the cathedrals of Kremlin, and large locks were placed on its doors.
According to monk Maximus the Greek, the library contained ancient clay tablets, parchments, and ancient Greek books. If we are to believe the writings of 53 manuscripts and printed books in church-Slavonic language (where the library is mentioned), then it also contained ancient Aramaic scrolls, signed with the name of Jesus.
The library disappeared without a trace in the 60’s (16th century). Entire generations of researchers have searched for it, sadly, unable to find anything.
It remains a mystery what these books could mean for mankind today.